What Hypothyroidism Diet is right for you?
If the thought of starting a new hypothyroidism diet makes you want
to run back to your warm bed and pull the covers over your head, let me
help you reach an informed decision.
Trendy diets aren’t in your best interests, since many eliminate
entire food groups or promote severe calorie deprivation. If you are a
Hypothyroidism patient you
know as well as I do that losing weight is a constant struggle since
your metabolism is soooo slow.
By causing your blood sugar to plummet, simple carbs are main
villains behind your body’s production of excess insulin. Not only are
erratic levels of insulin a precursor to diabetes, the body doesn’t
utilize its store of fat for energy when it’s fueled with breads, pastas
and sugary desserts.
Unfortunately, most people with
Hypothyroidism crave carbohydrates. It’s easy to get trapped in a cycle
where excess carbs = excess insulin = weight gain.
If this sounds like you, your primary objectives are to lose weight, while simultaneously speeding-up your metabolism.
Let’s explore a few Hypothyroidism diets that work!
Mastering The Zone
In 2011, “U.S. News” placed The Zone Diet in number six position on their list of “Best Commercial Diets”.
When The Zone Diet is followed faithfully, you’ll
consume balanced amounts of nutritious food: 30% lean protein, 40%
carbohydrates and 30% healthy fats. Simple carbohydrates are
The easiest way to achieve a balanced plate is: 1/3 low fat proteins
and 2/3 vegetables that aren’t starchy or 2/3 permissible fruits. A
small amount of healthy fat, such as avocado or olive oil dressing on
your salad is encouraged.
As a guideline, lean turkey, fish or chicken breast with skin removed
are lean proteins; starchy vegetables include potatoes, peas or corn.
Dried fruits and bananas are examples of non-permissible fruits.If you like the idea of grazing, you’ll resonate with eating five small, nutrient-dense meals daily designed to ramp-up your metabolism.
Bottom Line: Reportedly, millions of people have lost weight on The Zone Diet. If this appeals as the best hypothyroidism diet for you, check out their website for detailed information.
The Active Calorie Diet
This diet teaches how to select “Active Calories” opposed to “Couch
Potato Calories”. By focusing on foods that literally burn calories
during the chewing and digestive process, the Active Calorie Diet promise is quick weight loss.
You must make the effort to remember the old adage that all calories
are the same. The diet points out differences between types of calories
and concentrates on foods where you “work to eat”. By following it, your
calorie burn-rate is pumped-up a whopping 30%!
A few calorie-busters you may be familiar with are: cinnamon, chile peppers and ginger.
Bottom Line: The Active Calorie Diet is attractive to patients with Hypothyroidism because high fiber foods provide a fullness-feeling. Since fiber takes longer to digest, the more you eat, the more you lose!
The Thyroid Diet Revolution
In this fact-filled book, Mary Shomon addresses multi-facets of Hypothyroidism, including symptoms, risk factors, treatment, natural therapies, nutritious foods and more.
Mary has spent years consulting experts on everything related to thyroid disease from the most recent cutting edge treatments to basic information that everyone living with a thyroid issue should know. She also speaks from her personal experience as she suffers from thyroid diease as well. This book is a must have in your arsenal.
Bottom Line: The Thyroid Diet Revolution is unique as it is written solely for people with Thyroid conditions.