If you’re trying to lose a few pounds and unsheathe your abs, you eat a salad. It’s just what you do.
Weight gain is a common symptom of thyroid disease. Like many people with Hashimoto’s, I struggled with both weight gain and weight loss throughout my thyroid journey.
Weight loss can sometimes seem impossible because even after hard-won success, the pounds can creep back.
A while back I asked my readers why it’s so hard to stay in shape. Most of them agreed that they knew they needed to sleep and exercise more, and eat less- but knowing and doing are three different things.
We all know that exercise is supposed to be good for us, but only about 20 percent of people move regularly.
There are many ingredients claimed to be helpful with losing extra weight. The bad thing is that your body is designed to start storing energy in the form of fat, as soon as possible. That was a good thing for our ancestors because it meant to keep them warm and have more energy on bad terms.
Weight gain is common in those with hypothyroid conditions. And while most people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis have a difficult time losing weight, a small percentage of people with hypothyroid conditions find it challenging to gain weight. In this article I will discuss the common factors which cause some people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s to experience weight loss and/or find it difficult to gain weight.
TV, it seems, has its signals crossed.
On one channel you'll see shows like The Biggest Loser fighting obesity and advocating weight loss through diet and exercise.
But turn the channel and you have Paula Deen whipping up some down-home, deep-fried deliciousness featuring cakes, cupcakes, or other sweet treats. What gives?
The reality is that we as a country are bombarded with mixed messages every day when it comes to food. We want to (and often do!) indulge in the sugary goodness that seems to be on every street corner, vending machine, and cookie jar, and then we lament our expanding waistlines and the growing diabetes epidemic.
No wonder everyone is looking for a magic pill to take off the weight. But what if you could stop the cravings that led to the overeating in a safe and effective way?
If only you could stop the overeating, you could not only stop gaining weight, but maybe you'd actually lose weight. Better still, you could regain control over your eating and your life! As it turns out, this may be more possible than you may think.
Numerous double-blind studies,1, 2 have shown that the amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan (“5-HTP”) is highly effective in easing anxiety and depression. However, over the past decade or so, more and more studies are coming out that show 5-HTP may be a valuable weight loss tool as well.
Joel Fuhrman, 28 April 2016
We live in a society of food excess, where people have been trained to overeat since childhood. In our society, most people overeat routinely.