26 Nisan 2012 Perşembe

Your Thyroid and Weight Loss Concerns

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Finding out that you have a hypoactive thyroid can be a relief. You finally have the answer to why you have been so tired all the time. You understand now why you seem to be putting on so much weight when you are not eating any differently. There is finally an explanation for why you have not been feeling like yourself for so long. You are relieved to learn that all you have to do is take a little pill and you will feel like yourself again.

Then about six months after your start taking your medication for your thyroid problem, reality kicks in. You realize that all of that weight that you put on while your thyroid had slowed down or quit working isn't going to magically disappear. The little pill that you are taking now will not reverse the weight problem. You realize now that you are really going to have to work at losing the weight that you gained.

It is a fact that thyroid patients have metabolism issues. I am not going to lie to you and tell you that your thyroid and weight loss concerns are not an issue. Losing weight with a thyroid problem is not easy and this is because you have a slower metabolism than the average person. It is possible, though, to lose the weight. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of nineteen and have struggled with my weight for years. I have tried everything under the sun to lose weight. I will tell you that spending a ton of money on all the fad diet programs and prepackaged meal plans doesn't really work. At least, it didn't work for me and I tried them all. I found that I had to go back to the basics when it comes to losing weight. Let me tell you what has really worked for me.

Counting calories: I figured out how many calories that my body required each day. This number is not a generalized number, but a true number just for me. It is based on my current age, my height, and my current weight. As I lose weight and get older, this number changes. So I recalculate the amount that I need each time I lose some weight or have a birthday. I don't eat more than this amount each day.
Eat less food more frequently: I used to eat three large meals a day. Now I eat much less at each meal, but I am eating at 2-3 hour intervals. I never really get hungry, so it is very easy to continue with the weight loss because I don't feel like I am starving myself. This also boosts your metabolism
Switch to fiber: I eat more fruits and vegetables because they contain fiber naturally. I also have switched all of the pastas and breads that I purchase to the whole grain version. I have been pleasantly surprised with the flavor of these because there is not much difference in taste from the previous type that I used to buy.
Exercise: It is a must and you need to do this at least four times a week. I don't really like to exercise, but I do it. You don't have to join a gym or anything expensive to get exercise. Do things around your house to get exercise. I will clean the house, vacuum floors, turn on the music and dance, and go up and down the stairs many times throughout the day. I even purchased a hula hoop and will do this sometimes while watching television. You would be amazed at how your muscles feel the next day.

Dealing with your thyroid and weight loss concerns can be a challenge, but don't give up hope. Make up your mind that you are going to lose the weight that you want, then do it. Do it for yourself. Sure, you will have good days and bad, but don't let the bad days discourage you. Pick yourself up the next day and start again. You owe it to yourself to have the life and the body that you want.

My name is Theresa S Iker and I have a thyroid problem. I have faced many challenges with my weight loss over the years but have found success with one program in particular. So I created a website to help others who are facing the same issues I have. The program is called "Strip That Fat" and I have been pleased with my results from this program. Take a moment to read about what I have been through...you just might have done the same things that I have. Click here to visit my website http://howtogetridofthefat.org/.

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