Hypothyroidism is a disease that affects the thyroid gland. It is a condition that affects 60 million Americans, most of them are women. A surprising number of people are not even aware of their condition.
When you suffer from hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormones, witch leads to different undesirable side effects like :
- hair loss
- muscle cramps
You may have a few or many of these symptoms, but since the thyroid hormones are responsible for running your body’s metabolism, most people with a thyroid condition will suffer from excess weight.
Rapid weight gain and difficulty losing the weight is a very common concern among thyroid patients. Many describe it as unexplainable. They are eating normally and yet, they keep gaining weight.
A diet pill to accelerate weight loss specific for hypothyroidism does not really exist. If you are taking medication to treat your hypothyroidism, please ask your doctor about possible interactions between the two pills.
If you have hypothyroidism, your body does not response the same way to calorie intake. Your liver and intestines are not responding normally to sugar intake and are making your body store the fat. Not only you are not able to lose weight with a regular plan of “watching what you eat” , and counting calories but exercising more may not be giving you any results either.
To gain control over the weight gain with hypothyroidism, you will need two things :
1) a good supplement ( not a diet pill) A good multi-vitamin with minerals.
2) a specific hypothyroidism diet plan that addresses the insulin resistance problem.
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