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Are you also a victim of mysterious weight gain? Approximately 4.1% population in Pakistan fall for this mysterious issue but fail to understand until they experience evident symptoms. There are various factors that cause hypothyroidism and our genes are one of them. Hypothyroidism is completely manageable and treatable, depending on every person.
Hypothyroidism is one of the most common thyroid issue experienced by women specifically. It happens as a result of thyroid glands being underactive and not producing enough hormones. People who suffer from hypothyroidism have very little amount of thyroid hormone in their blood. Consequently, it lowers metabolism and makes it very difficult for the person to lose weight.
What Are The Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism?
The symptoms of hypothyroidism are very mild at first. With time, the most evident symptoms a person can experience are:
- Rapid weight gain
- Intolerance to cold
- Brittle and dry nails
- High cholesterol levels
- Excessive fatigue
- Constipation and digestion issues
How Your Day Should Be If You Suffer From Hypothyroidism!
To manage hypothyroidism, it is very important to have a disciplined routine. Have a properly portioned meal, do not crash diet and follow these simple lifestyle changes.
1. Start Your Day With Apple Cider Vinegar In Warm Water
- Take one glass of warm water and 1 teaspoon organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- Drink it on empty stomach 30 minutes before every breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Apple Cider Vinegar helps to improve insulin sensitivity and reduces blood sugar.
2. Opt For A Healthy Breakfast
Try and start eating oats as your breakfast, you find it difficult to adjust to the taste but they’re amazing for managing weight. Soak them overnight and have the in the morning. Use all your creativity to make them colourful.
Or else, you can try to make different smoothies using these ingredients:
- Green leafy veggies
- Organic Protein powder
These ingredients prove to be fulfilling and will keep you from getting hungry until your next meal.
Moreover, try incorporating the following ingredients in your diet:
- Greek yoghurt
- Cottage cheese
- Peanut Butter
- Whole Eggs
- Hemp Seeds
- Lentils and Beans
These will help you meet your daily protein needs.
3. Follow Portion Control
Mindful eating means you need to be very careful about eating. Do not eat mindlessly. It is important to enjoy the food taste, aroma, look and feel of the food as it gives positive thoughts, the concentration of food that we are eating but it is also important to know when to stop eating.
This helps in avoiding overeating and ultimately leads to weight loss.
4. Eat Foods Like Pulses, Legumes and Lentils
Vegetarian people find it very difficult to shift to protein rich food as plant-based protein.
To avoid bloating and gassy feeling after eating these pulses and lentils, soak them for 8-10 hours. Following a proper routine will keep you from being stuffy and bloated. If you plan to skip pulses and lentils from your routine, do not do that. They are the nutrition powerhouse packed with protein, fibre, vitamin and minerals which you should not miss at all.
5. Drink Plenty Of Water At least Half An Hour Before Your Meals
According to various studies, if we drink water right after finishing our meal, it disturbs our digestion process and also tampers natural time of food digestion. It happens because water after meals dilutes the gastric which are responsible to absorb the nutrients.
Moreover, it makes you hungrier faster and will cause:
- Heartburn issues
Our digestion system being disturbed can bring a lot of troubles along such as an upsurge of insulin, which causes a rise in the blood sugar levels of the body and can lead to diabetes and obesity.
6. Snack On Nuts And Seeds
Seeds and nuts are high in fat content but the fat they contain is healthy and it helps in reducing weight. Here’s a list of seeds and nuts you can get to snack on:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds
These are healthy as long as they are unsalted and unflavored.
7. Stay Hydrated, Drink A Lot Of Water
You need to drink a lot of water to detox your body. Drinking sufficient amount of water helps to flush out the toxins from the body. Moreover, it also helps to cure constipation.
8. Walking For At least 4-5 Times A Week
Walking might sound boring to you but, walking for at least 30 minutes a day burns a lot of calories. It not only burns calories but also reduces the stress. Walking improves the happy hormones in our body and keeps us fresh.
9. Weight Yourself Regularly But Do Not Get Disappointed If The Numbers Don’t Change
The most tough part of losing weight is to get rid of the tummy fat. It is even more difficult to lose weight around the tummy area if one is suffering with PCOS and Hypothyroidism. Do not get disappointed and do not ever give up because of this. do not weigh yourself, instead, measure yourself in inches to track your weight loss.
Losing inches but not going down in kgs is a very commonly experienced situation, so you need not to worry and keep going.
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10. Personal Inner Happiness.
Do some activity that make you feel good and help you boost your confidence. Here is what you can do:
- Walking in woods or beach
PCOS, Insulin unbalancing, hypothyroidism, these diseases might slow down your weight loss process but you have to keep going consistently to see the results.
To talk to a doctor about weight issues or if you are suspecting hypothyroidism, consult a doctor now without wasting any time. Call at 031111222398 and book a consultation with a GP through Marham.pk!