Hypothyroid weight loss tips

Thyroid problems often lead to weight gain. It is good to know that both your thyroid problems and your weight are under control. The fat around the waist and hips is often the most stubborn but it can be eliminated through a proper diet and exercise regimen.

You should speak to both your doctor and your nutritionist before you undertake a new diet - given your medical history. Your daily diet should contain plenty of fruits and vegetables. You can inject healthier foods in your diet by substituting your regular snacks or junk food for a salad or a fruit bowl. Do not have plain mixed vegetables as your salad; instead spice them up with vinaigrettes and healthy dressings. Apple, orange and lemon vinaigrettes are very flavorful and can really change your salad while olive oil or Dijon mustard dressings can be spicy and healthy low-fat options. You can also have chicken and fish salads. Chicken is high in protein while fish is high in essential fatty acids. It is not advisable to avoid all fats completely. Instead concentrate on having a healthy low-calorie diet that is low in unhealthy fats. Raw veggies and fruits are packed with various nutrients as well as fiber. Fiber is very important as it keeps you from feeling hungry for at least a few hours after your meal. Try to include at least two servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. There are also several low fat and low cal desserts that you can indulge in from time to time. This will help to cub your cravings for sweetmeats and high-cal puddings.

You will also need a regular exercise routine. If you are used to a more sedentary lifestyle, do not try to follow a vigorous exercise schedule as this will cause more damage than good as you will very likely stain a muscle or tear a ligament. Start your exercise regimen with only a few stretching exercises for the first few days as this will help to strengthen your muscles. You can slowly start adding more exercises to your workout. Yoga and Pilates would be a great supplement to your daily exercise routine as they will help to strengthen your muscles. You should also go for a brisk walk for at least 15 minutes per day. Do not concentrate on losing weight only from specific parts of your body, instead stick to schedule that strengthens your muscles and promotes weight loss. Make sure that you go in for regular check-ups to keep a tab on your thyroid functions as there is a slight possibility that they may resurface.

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