HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITH AN UNDERACTIVE THYROID
If you want to lose weight with an underactive thyroid vegies and a source of protein should be the foundation of almost every meal you make and plated first when serving…
Losing weight and keeping it off can be a struggle.
Especially if you have an underactive thyroid. Your metabolism has slowed down and you’re almost always feeling tired.
Optimise Your Thyroid Medication
Correcting your thyroid medication is first priority. While Levothyroxine is on average more effective, Armour is reportedly much better tolerated
Cut Back on Added Sugars and Refined Starches
Added sugar makes up a large portion of the excess calories the average person consumes each day. Cutting down is critical if you want to successfully lose weight.
Base Meals Around Vegetables and Protein
Protein foods and vegetables should make up the majority of your plate. They are generally the most filling and/or nutrient- dense foods per calorie.
Increase your intake of Selenium and Zinc
Consuming a diet naturally rich in selenium and zinc is critical for thyroid health and function. Go for lots of seafood, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Take regular walks or start lifting weights each week
Regular exercise helps to kick- start weight loss and increase strength. If mobility is a problem, lifting weights or bodyweight exercises are a great alternative.
Trial The Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP)
Trialing the Autoimmune Protocol is an option if you have Hashimoto’s disease. It may help given its (theoretical) influence on inflammation and highly restrictive nature