If you have struggled with low thyroid function you are all too familiar with the stubborn and frustrating weight gain that accompanies thryoid disease. Like many people with Hashimoto’s, you have struggled with both weight gain and weight loss throughout your thyroid journey. When people struggle with their weight, eventually thyroid function is evaluated, so in some ways we can thank our bodies for letting us know there is something going on that we need to focus on. If you are struggling with losing weight and suspect your thryoid is sluggish here are the labs I recommend considering.
Unfortunately, as many people see those pounds begin to pack on, they can go on restrictive diets. The problem is that following a restrictive diet may not provide your body with enough nutrients, and over time, you may be inadvertently sending your body a message that you are experiencing a famine. To protect you, your body will hold onto that weight to make sure you do not starve. This makes weight loss even harder. So obviously, looking to restrictive diets are NOT the solution.
So what diet is best for you? Well, that will require a little experimentation, and often, the most helpful diets may also help your thyroid symptoms. Is there anything other than diet or medication that you should be looking at? YES!
I’d like to share some helpful lifestyle strategies for weight management and Hashimoto’s. You’ll be surprised by just how big of a role your thyroid and adrenal levels play in unexpected weight gain!
In the following article, you’ll discover:
- How suboptimal thyroid levels affect your weight
- Thyroid medications and weight gain
- What is the best thyroid diet for weight loss?
- Best foods for weight loss
- How the adrenals affect your weight
- How much exercise should you get? Can it make you feel worse?
- Best supplements to reset your metabolism
Are you struggling with weight gain? What weight loss strategies have you tried so far?
Start implementing lifestyle changes that actually work with this article.