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Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism: 5 Tips to Make it Possible

  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • November 30, -0001

A person is said to be suffering from hypothyroidism when their thyroid gland is underactive and doesn’t produce the thyroid hormone in an adequate amount. If left untreated for too long, it can cause several health issues such as obesity, infertility, joint pain, heart disease, etc. One of the biggest struggles that people with hypothyroidism have to face is losing weight, because their thyroid - which is responsible for controlling the body’s metabolic function - does not work optimally. But along with some necessary changes in your diet and lifestyle, homeopathic medicine for hypothyroidism prescribed by efficient doctors at HomoeoCARE can majorly help you with your weight loss.

Here are 5 tips to make weight loss possible when you are living with a condition like hypothyroidism:

1. Avoid refined carbohydrates and sugars
Refined grain products, candies, and soft drinks are some examples of food items high in refined carbohydrates and sugars, which can lead to weight gain. However, completely stopping the consumption of carbohydrates is not the solution. The body needs enough calories from carbohydrates to function properly, because the lack of it can trigger a stress response and reduce production of the essential thyroid hormone T3. Avoid refined carbohydrates and instead consume foods containing complex carbohydrates - like legumes and starchy vegetables - to boost weight loss.
 
2. Consume more anti-inflammatory foods
Anti-inflammatory foods can calm the immune system, reduce joint pain, help in managing depression, etc. It also contributes to a healthy thyroid function by supporting adequate intake of vital nutrients necessary for it. Green leafy vegetables, fruits, fish, tomato, olive oil, etc. are some excellent anti-inflammatory foods that help reduce excess inflammation in the body. When an anti-inflammatory diet is supplemented by safe and effective homeopathy medicine for thyroid diseases, it can help you shed those extra kilos.
 
3. Have mini-meals frequently at regular intervals
Hypothyroidism can slow down your digestive function, which is why it is recommended for you to have small, well-balanced meals 4 to 5 times a day at regular intervals, instead of just 2 or 3 heavy meals in a day. This helps to manage blood sugar levels and reduces the strain on your digestive system, making it easier for you to lose weight.
 
4. Maintain a food journal
It is important to keep a daily log of every single thing you eat or drink to keep a track of the number of calories you are consuming. This can help you stay focussed and ensure that you are eating a nutritious and well-balanced diet that contributes to a healthy thyroid function, which in turn can help you lose weight.
 
5. Get more physically active
Apart from the intake of a healthy diet, it is crucial for a person with hypothyroidism to engage in regular exercise to lose weight. Staying physically active can boost your metabolism and help you burn calories.

Dr. Pravin Jain recommends homeopathy as the best form of treatment for hypothyroidism. HomoeoCARE is home to top homeopathy doctors in Mumbai and other Indian cities, who offer you personalised care based on your specific health concerns.

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