If you suffer from hypothyroidism, and thyroid hormone deficiency, you must have recently accumulated excess weight which can not be solved as easily as someone normal thyroid function.
Optimize drug intake
If you’ve noticed that your medications do not help in the regulation of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), be sure to talk with your doctor about changing therapy. In cooperation with your doctor to find a medication that will best suit you and the dose that gives the best results.
Reduce intake of refined sugar and starch
Carbohydrates are not necessarily bad, but carbohydrates in the form of added sugar and starch are. This type of carbohydrate has no nutritional value and contain high levels of calories. Previous studies have shown that people from one year to bring more sugar, and by that we mean to children.
Reduce your intake of fast food, soft drinks, alcohol, white bread, sweets and snacks. None of you are not expected to ever do eat these foods, but eat as much as possible.
Increase your intake of vegetables and protein
If you suffer from hypothyroidism, mostly entering vegetables and meat.
Meat from protein will quickly saturate longer will keep you fuller unlike fats and carbohydrates. Proteins help in the regulation of appetite and overall calorie intake. Research shows that people who eliminate meat in the evening feel the craving for snacks and sweets. In addition to the meat proteins can be found in fish and seafood, eggs, nuts, milk and dairy products.
You need to eat vegetables as this will provide the body with vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients. Vegetables are an important part of the diet of people suffering from hypothyroidism and other autoimmune diseases that hamper absorption of nutritional compounds. Choose green leafy vegetables, mushrooms and cabbage family (broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage).
Vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, which regulates the level of bacteria in the digestive system. Studies have shown that lack of fiber may increase the risk of gastrointestinal diseases.
Increase your intake of selenium and zinc
Selenium is an important mineral that helps the body to regulate levels of iodine. That is why most of the selenium in the body is stored just in the thyroid. Low levels of selenium increases the risk of hypothyroidism. Some of the best sources of selenium are:
- Brazil nuts
- tuna and sardines
- beef and chicken
Zinc is further important mineral essential for the regulation of TSH. Although zinc deficiency is very rare, experts still recommend that you increase your intake of foods rich in zinc if you suffer from hypothyroidism. Some of the best sources of zinc are:
- oysters and mussels
- beef and chicken
- legumes, nuts and seeds
- milk and yogurt
Weight loss occurs when the number of calories burned is greater than the number of calories consumed. Exercise will spend the extra calories and improve physical fitness and mobility. You do not need to exercise high intensity to see results. Studies have shown that it is quite enough to do exercises and moderate light intensity as long as possible. It is recommended that every day you are walking at least 60 minutes.
They are very good and strength training because they encourage burning extra calories, while also increasing the percentage of muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, your body will burn more calories in dormant.
Apart from these few basic rules to lose weight with hypothyroidism, follow these steps to soon reach the desired results.
Every day, sleep at least 7 hours – lack of sleep causes a lack of energy (which you need to exercise), makes it difficult to control appetite (which is necessary for the prevention of overeating and avoiding sweets and snacks).
Take supplements that stimulate the thyroid gland – studies have shown that there are supplements that can increase energy levels and stimulate the thyroid gland. Before you start taking any supplements first consult your physician.
Increase water intake – keep a bottle of water next to you wherever you go. To improve the overall health of the body is the key to enter an adequate amount of water.