Healthy Weight Loss And Your Thyroid-下北glory days

Health In 2007, Oprah Winfrey opened up about her long-standing struggle with weight gain. She informed viewers that her inability to sustain healthy weight loss was due to a thyroid condition. As you can imagine, women across the country started blaming their own overweight status on their thyroids. Any person – male or female – who is obese should take the time to learn about thyroid conditions before placing blame on them. The thyroid is a very important gland in your body because it produces hormones that direct metabolic processes. Two such metabolic processes are weight loss and weight gain. The gland is positioned at the base of the neck and resembles a butterfly shape. A slow thyroid, or hypothyroid, is characterized by ineffective functioning of its hormones. Hypothyroidism can develop in a number of ways, especially because several hormones work together in metabolic systems and can throw each other off. In addition to weight gain, possible symptoms of hypothyroidism include thick and swollen tongue, brittle and thinning hair, abnormally large thyroid gland, swollen or puffy under-eye area, slow heart rate, rough and flaky dry skin, hands and feet that are cold to the touch, persistent constipation, and low body temperature (under 97.8F). A person who believes they might be experiencing weight gain due to hypothyroidism must also exhibit at least a few other symptoms. Of course, the only way to properly diagnose a slow thyroid is by seeing an endocrinologist or general practitioner. A professional will ask all the right questions about other possibilities, including other medical conditions that might be producing symptoms similar to hypothyroidism. If the doctor does suspect a thyroid condition, the next step is a blood test. The doctor will be looking for elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels that produce an insufficient amount of T3 and T4. Scientists have warned that a 2.0 ml U/L measurement of TSH is considered subclinical hypothyroidism, a serious indication of classic hypothyroidism, even though the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists state that 0.3-3.0 ml U/L is a normal range. In the case that normal TSH levels are found but several symptoms of hypothyroidism are present, a thyroid scan may be necessary to investigate suspicious structural abnormalities. Or, a doctor might check the level of free T4 hormone. When it .es to diagnosis, there are two possibilities: overt hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism. Overt hypothyroidism is rather rare but, when diagnosed, is treated with thyroid hormone replacement through medication. Subclinical hypothyroidism is more .mon. Its treatment is not pharmaceutical but nutritional. The key .ponents in nutritional hypothyroidism treatment are iodine, selenium, and goitrogenic foods. Iodine is found in fish, dairy, strawberries, iodized salt, sea vegetables, whole eggs, and molasses. Because iodine insufficiency is a major cause of hypothyroidism, iodine intake should be monitored in healthy diet plans. Overall, iodine consumption has be.e lower over the years due to fears of mercury in fish, cholesterol in eggs, and too much salt in the diet. Selenium, found in mushrooms, onions, grains, and brazil nuts, contributes to a normal-functioning thyroid. Goitrogenic foods, on the other hand, disrupt thyorid function. So, cruciferous vegetables, soy foods, and legumes should be avoided in the raw state, but cooking will destroy the detrimental tendencies of the food. Now, let’s turn back to the issue of your weight gain. Between 1% and 10% of adults have sublicincal hypothyroidism. The most susceptible are women over 50 years old and people with low iodine diets. It is possible that you are one of these people, but for most of us, there are other reasons why we are gaining weight. Check this list of ideal diet and exercise plans that lead to healthy weight loss that can be maintained. See if you .ply with all of the suggestions: Eat a whole foods, balanced diet. Eat regularly, never skipping meals. Avoid processed foods, alcohol, and sugar. Consume an adequate amount of EFAs (essential fatty acids) through food or supplement. Take a healthy and effective multivitamin. Sit less. Do weight training exercises. If you are already following all of these healthy guidelines and still experiencing weight gain, then visiting a doctor to have your thyroid tested would be a prudent decision. If you are not implementing all of these healthy choices, it is time to make a lifestyle change. First, meet with a registered dietician or certified nutritionist. They will learn about your eating habits and identify any nutritional insufficiencies so that you can learn how to eat a healthy diet for your body. Second, meet with a personal trainer. This professional will show you how to get serious about working out hard and safe so that you build muscle, burn fat, and make it a lifestyle change. Lastly, add a dietary supplement like Prograde’s new METABOLISM to your new healthy diet and exercise routine. This safe and effective product "exercises" your metabolism to burn even more calories and lose even more fat when you put in the effort to do so. Remember, it is important to stick with every lifestyle change that you implement in this .prehensive plan. Weight gain happens slowly but surely and so does healthy weight loss, but with the help of Prograde Metabolism, your new eating habits and exercise routine will lead to a healthier you for the rest of your life. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: