The Hypothyroid Diet Vs. Low Calorie Diets

11 Oct
By Dr. Kevin Dobrzynski
Low Calorie Eating Plans Vs. The Hypothyroid Diet

How does a low calorie eating plan compare to the Hypothyroid Diet?

If you have hypothyroidism, there’s a good chance that you’re struggling to lose weight.

One of the most prevalent symptoms of hypothyroidism is weight gain. Even though weight gain is not the sole symptom of this condition, it is the hallmark of this issue.

This condition should actually be termed hypometabolism because hypothyroidism invariably results in diminished metabolic functioning.

If you’re like most people with hypothyroidism, you try to lose weight by going ON a diet. And the most common type of diet is a low calorie diet.

Diets are problematic when people repeat them or focus solely on cutting their caloric intake.

This is a natural thing to do because most people believe by eating less they will weigh less, and this does happen, but only in the early stages of dieting.

At the start, the numbers on the scale will start to drop – and this produces optimism.

The major issues arise when these numbers no longer drop and dieters start experiencing frustration. They are usually tempted to cut more calories from their diets.

Eventually you go OFF the diet due to frustration.

The results include a few pounds of weight loss, immense frustration and a lowered metabolic functioning.

The thyroid hormone is lowered by as much as 50% when people go on low-calorie diets and this results in a lower metabolism by as much as 25-40%.

Things start to change when you go OFF the diet and resume normal eating.

At this time, dieting has slowed your metabolism. You, however, have taken up your old eating patterns. Now, you are going to regain the lost weight and some extra pounds as well.

This is so frustrating!

It can take years for your body to resume its normal metabolism after dieting. This is the danger of a low calorie diet.

On the other hand, the hypothyroid diet improves metabolic performance. It allows the body to burn more fat and calories because it will be running a lot more efficiently.

If you optimize the performance of your metabolism, your blood sugar will stabilize and your body won’t store fat. Inflammation will be lessened because food sensitivities will be gone. You will also have fewer internal toxins.

The result is increased energy, clearer thinking, less aches/pains and headaches, better digestion, and long term weight loss.

Instead of cutting calories to drop pounds fast, you should thing about using a program like the hypothyroid diet to start optimizing your metabolism.

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