Weight loss is hard enough, but when you’re battling a thyroid condition or imbalance it can feel almost impossible. It’s important to stay positive and listen to your body and what it wants and needs. Keep on top of your health problems and keep your diet in check.
So, what can you do if you find yourself in this position? Here’s some tips to stay healthy.
Eat a diet rich in vegetables, get as much sleep as you can, and engage in gentle exercise. You know, Yoga & walking! Relaxation techniques like acupuncture or meditation can help reduce inflammatory levels also.
Maintain Blood Sugar Levels
When our blood sugar is high, our immune system can attack our thyroid. When it’s low, it can stimulate a cortisol stress response. Keeping blood sugar balanced is essential for keeping our bodies out of chaos, therefore ensuring weight loss.
Sometimes we can be dehydrated without being aware of it. Keeping hydrated influences hormone wellness, skin health, energy levels and weight loss.
Establish a Healthy Sleep Habit
Insomnia is a common symptom for those who suffer with a thyroid imbalance. This can result in fatigue. Try creating a habit of regular bedtime. Don’t use electronic devices in bed, or at least try not to. Keep your bedroom dimly lit and cool. A magnesium supplement can also help promote muscle relaxation, manage anxiety and regulate your blood sugar.
Fix Your Gut
Nourish your gut with probiotics, as well as foods that are rich in antioxidants, folate and collagen. The thyroid is already susceptible to toxic overload. When the body is dealing with a leaky gut, viruses and bacteria are left to circulate through the bloodstream.
Just remember to consult your doctor about dietary changes and if you’re in doubt always reach out to your GP. You can also contact us if you’d wish to speak with Dr. Natalia. Click here to drop us an email.