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Hypothyroid Weight Loss
Best Diet For Hypothyroidism Diet Plan affects approximately five in 100 Americans, most of whom are
women. This thyroid disorder occurs when the gland's functioning slows down, which disrupts certain
other functions within the body, such as metabolism. Those suffering from hypothyroidism are likely to
gain weight due to the slowing of the metabolism. However, once the thyroid gland is under control,
there are ways to lose such weight in a healthy way.
Metabolism in the body is regulated by the thyroid gland. Unfortunately, hypothyroidism sufferers do
not detect that there is an initial problem with the thyroid gland until after they have gained weight as a
result of metabolic dysfunction. Once diagnosed by a doctor, proper treatment may take some time,
perhaps months. An endocrinologist will test the blood for TSH levels and prescribe thyroid medication,
such as Synthroid. Regular blood tests will be given to determine whether or not the right amount of
medication is present in the body.
Medication should be taken as directed; otherwise it will not work properly. For example, the common
Synthroid medication has to be taken every morning on an empty stomach in order to work efficiently.
According to "Thyroid and Weight," individuals with hypothyroidism usually gain between five and 10
pounds, most of which is water weight. Losing this weight does not happen immediately upon
treatment. Unfortunately, as with any prior weight gain, losing the extra pounds takes time and effort.
Cutting calories does not equal successful weight loss with hypothyroid individuals, unless they had
consumed an excessive amount prior to treatment. The primary way to lose weight gained through
hypothyroidism is through regular exercise. According to vaxa.com, an individual under treatment for
hypothyroidism should exercise for 60 minutes every day in order to lose weight. Also, strength training
will aid in building muscles and revving up the metabolism, which will further enhance weight loss.
A person who has hypothyroidism should also be aware of the types of foods they consume. Foods that
are rich in vitamin A, such as carrots, help support the thyroid gland. Iodine-rich foods are also vital to
thyroid function. Iodine can be found in eggs, seafood and iodized salt.
There are also certain foods to avoid while under Low Thyroid Diet, such as caffeine and alcohol, as they
can further disrupt the body's natural metabolic flow.