Hypothyroidism has many side effects as I'm sure you're aware. Often people just like you will suddenly see their weight soar, their hair turn to straw and their mood plummet! Well I'm here to tell you that some lifestyle changes WILL get you back on track!
In this article it's the diet for hypothyroidism that I'm going to concentrate on. If you've gained weight because of your hypothyroidism it's important to know how to tackle this problem head on. You can lose weight with hypothyroidism but it's not easy. You need a serious diet plan and you need the right knowledge. That's what I'm going to give you in 4 easy steps. These steps should not only help the weight loss, but also have you feeling energized and like YOU again!
So let's take a look at our diet for hypothyroidism!
Cut out the bad! Some foods contain compounds that hinder the functioning of the thyroid gland. These are called goitrogens. I've listed below some of the foods I know contain these and it will help if you either cut them out or at least cut them down:
- Brussels sprouts
Bring in the good! Just like some foods will hinder your thyroid, some will also help it. Keep to foods that include Tyrosine. I've listed them below:
- Chicken Breast
- Low fat milk
- Pumpkin & Sesame seeds
Plus foods that include Iodine:
- Sea kelp
- Most Fresh fish
- Fish oils
- Iodized salt
- Condensed milk
Juice up your metabolism. Your diet for hypothyroidism needs to help with this as the thyroid has caused it to slow. The easiest way to do this is to increase the amount of meals you eat per day. Aim for around 6 small, healthy meals and you'll turn your body into a fat stripping machine.
Fiber is essential for keeping you regular and helping to alleviate constipation which is a very typical side effect of hypothyroidism. It has been proven time and time again to aid weight loss and is absolutely essential in your new diet. So that's it! Put these steps into action and you'll not only see weight loss but you'll be feeling better and looking better.