Are you someone who eats healthy and exercises but no matter how good you are, the scale just won't budge? Read these five tips for managing hypothyroidism weight that you won't find anywhere else.
1. Tame the Chocolate Cravings
Craving chocolate could actually be a sign of tired adrenals. And tired adrenals can lead to stubborn inches, especially around the waistline. When the adrenals get tired they need good fuel and rest to do their job, and keep your waist in line. When they are run down, the adrenals will demand any kind of fuel, but especially junk foods like sugar, caffeine and salt.
Think of that afternoon slump when you needed a nap but instead pushed through with coffee, an energy drink or a chocolate bar. That was the adrenals talking to you. The adrenals need magnesium, and guess what? Chocolate is actually high in magnesium. With proper rest and nutrients, like magnesium, the adrenals could be supported and those chocolate cravings may naturally go away.†
2. Scale back on the kale and other goitrogenic veggies
Everyone says "eat your greens" but some veggies could actually slow the engine down. Broccoli, Brussel sprouts and cabbage are called "goitrogenic" veggies because they can cause goiter in the thyroid, especially if eaten raw. For those who are struggling with stubborn inches the thyroid needs an open path to do its job well. Reach for thyroid-friendlier veggies like leafy greens, tomatoes, carrots, green beans and peas.
3. Grab the thermometer and track temperature
A thermometer can provide clues behind those slow starts in the morning, sluggishness afternoon slumps, feeling cold even in the summer, and why those pesky pounds hardly budge.
4. Be kind to yourself and keep your goals in site
For women who have a slow engine, try not to compare yourself to others. Be kind and patient with your beautiful self. Inside each woman is a fiery, inspired version wanting to be freed. Stay determined and focused with realistic goals. As the body comes into balance, your efforts may seem more effortless. On your daily walk or shopping trip, there may be more bounce in your step. Keep a diary and note your progress to stay motivated. "What gets measured, gets done."
5. Walk, don't run
Intense exercise can add stress, not reduce it. More stress could lead to more stubborn inches, especially around the mid section. Listen to what works for you. If that 5k run sent you to the sofa for a week, it could be too much for now. Start with gentle exercise.
Bonus Tip: Grab the Iodine
The thyroid requires iodine to do its job boosting metabolism and restoring energy. When it comes to our metabolism, hormone production, and achieving homeostasis that tiny gland at the base of our necks called the thyroid has as big things to say. The thyroid gland can help you feel your best or it can make you feel drained of energy, mental focus and the ability the metabolize. Feel like new again with our high quality Lugol's Iodine.
Is there a woman who hasn't wanted to look beautiful and feel great in her clothes? Miss Lizzy says feeling beautiful is not vanity for which we should feel ashamed. Wanting to feel beautiful is self love. It's a women's right for which she can feel proud. When a woman brings her best, beautiful self to the world everyone around is uplifted.
How many of us have felt discouraged when we work hard like everyone else, but don't get results? Most people think we aren't trying hard enough. However nothing is further from the truth. We are trying just as hard or harder. But for those of us living at Thiolife, that tiny gland at the base of the neck needs a lot more love and support.
Every woman cares about her well being, even if she struggles and feel discouraged at times. She wants and deserves to feel great and look great. The whole idea behind Thiolife is to help a woman restore balance so she can experience her natural vitality. For every woman who has looked at herself in the mirror and said "I don't recognize you anymore" we are here to support you.
Thiolife by Miss Lizzy isn't about fads or gimmicks. It's about supporting each women't right to feel good, maintain a healthy weight and not feel ashamed.
Women of all ages shouldn’t have to be slaves to the scale, counting points or society's opinions, especially if they are struggling with issues that prevent them from reaching their goals.
For women who need it, Thiodine Lugol's Iodine could clear the path for greater gains at the gym and on the scale. When a woman feels she is making progress, her hope and confidence is restored. We want that ourselves and we want that for you.
The Countess of Low Carb founder Elizabeth believes not overdoing it when it comes to supplements. When asked what is the one supplement you can't live without as part of your Keto diet, she said, “Thiodine Lugol's Iodine. It's all-in-one natural source for supporting my thyroid which helps all my other efforts. And it's so easy to use in my coffee after breaking a 14 hour fast.”
“There is this pressure to be slim,” said Elizabeth. “I also understand that slim is kind of awesome... Don’t over-supplement — that’s the other thing.”
“This iodine is AMAZING, my body is back to normal, I got my energy back, thinking straight and much more alert!!”
— Allison B.
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Anyone can have allergies but allergies to iodine are very rare. Often what people think is an iodine allergy is actually a reaction to something else with the iodine such as shellfish, contrast dye or vinyl. Learn more. If you have any discomfort discontinue use and consult your physician.
Miss Lizzy Knows the Frustrations of Hypothyroid Weight
Our founder, Eliza Szabo, created Thiolife Nutrition by Miss Lizzy to help support other women struggling with thyroid issues. As a patient and advocate for others for 15 years, Eliza had unique insight into myriad of thyroid-related issues that effect women.
As women age they may lose their youthful energy or start struggle with weight. But life doesn't have to be that way. The biggest mistake a woman can make is thinking that a sluggish metabolism or low energy is something that happens because she is getting older. Don't assume age is the reason. It's true, the older you get the greater chance the thyroid could slow down but this doesn't mean you're stuck. You can do something about it.
Eliza said "I have have more energy, mental focus and my clothes fit better at age 48 than I did at age 30" And she wants other women to know this could be possible for you too.
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