If you are suffering from underactive thyroid, don’t worry and forget about all those small talks that you can’t lose weight when you have problems with a disease like this. The solution is in the food you eat every day.
The abnormal thyroid function prevents the healthy weight loss. This is because the production of hormones is disrupted, and as a result you have higher bad cholesterol and fat levels.
Or as many women call it: I feel like I’m bloated all the time.
As I already said, there is no need to worry, because the following six effective ways will help you bring balance to your meals.
1. The Starter Pack
First of all, you need to be fully committed, since it’s about your own health. The underactive thyroid makes you fell carbs cravings and the problem becomes even bigger if you satisfy this need with the simplest carb there is: the refined sugar.
The problem here is that your body processes these carbs faster than the others. This means that you are going to feel hungrier regardless of how much you ate. On a long term this is very bad because you will catch yourself eating more sugar just to satisfy your cravings.
These simple carbs should be avoided:
*White Flour Products
*Corn Syrup Sweetened Products
There is a way for you to satisfy the carb cravings with something more complex. There are carbs that are complex because of the fact that your body can’t process them that fast and by that they will make you feel full for longer period of time.
Here they are:
*100% Natural Fruit Juice
All of these foods contain many carbs, but the catch here is that you are going to feel more satisfied and fulfilled than eating simple sugars.
2. Sweating Fat Off
It’s time for you to start exercising. The exercises will speed up your metabolism and will make you ditch the fat. But it is not just about the sweating and losing fat. If you are suffering from this kind of problem, exercising at average intensity will boost the hormone secretion of your thyroid. This means that the chances of obesity will be brought to a minimum. To have these results, focus more on aerobic, running, walking, and other cardio-based exercises.
3. Coconut Oil to Save You
The fatty acids that are contained in vegetable oils promote weight gain and slow down the thyroid function. But don’t worry, coconut oil will come to your rescue. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids that have a positive influence to your thyroid function. The fatty acids contained in the coconut oil will improve your glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity as well. You can cook with it or digest it 20 minutes before your regular meals and it will boost your metabolism and prevent the buildup of fat.
4. The Magical Snacks
Snacking is important in every diet, because if you don’t know what and how much to snack, you are going to end up fat. If you have snacks at certain time of the day it will help you forget about food for a longer period of time and it will reduce the overall calorie intake. The best choice for snack, if you are suffering from underactive thyroid is raw, unsalted nuts, since they contain the nutrients required by your body and healthy fats. Also, they are full with selenium, a compound known as big thyroid function booster.
5. Oily Supplements
Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids for your thyroid could be a constant struggle for you, even though you’ve included enough fish in your meals. This might not be sufficient for a proper function of the thyroid. You can solve this problem by using fish oil supplements. This will also increase the weight loss potential and will improve your body mass index and decrease the chance of developing weight problems.
6. The Magical Potion
Here I refer to Apple Cider Vinegar as the magic potion because there are so many things you can do with it. ACV balances the hormones in people who have underactive thyroid problem. It also reduces your appetite and encourages weight loss. If you have a strong stomach, just swallow a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. If not, just mix it in a glass of water.
I hope you are going to try all of the suggestions I have for you and won’t have any problems including these tweaks in your diet.