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Your Thyroid and Weight loss – The Connection is Real

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Your thyroid dictates much of your metabolism, any malfunction or disease

afflicting this area may cause you to have problems in metabolism leading to

a drastic problem with your weight – you may either gain weight, lose

weight, or may find that losing weight is harder than usual.

Those that plan diets do not take into consideration how their thyroids and

metabolism may affect their weight loss program. Most experts and even

the media pitch in and recommend that the best way to lose weight is cut


Those with a condition called hyperthyroidism suffer from an overactive

thyroid leading to one having his or her metabolism skyrocket. If this is the

case, then you will probably lose weight fast. This is a nice proposition for

some who wish to lose weight. However, this is actually hazardous to the


Aside from the medical dif􀁹culties such a disease brings, one will also notice

weight problems as a result. These people have trouble keeping on weight

and may notice weakness and bulging of the eyes. This disease may need

special treatment from doctors.

Hypothyroidism on the other hand works in the other direction – slowing

metabolism until the body gains weight at an incredible rate. Like

hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism causes a general weakness in the body. It

too may need special treatment and may cause serious health problems if

left unattended.

While cutting calories in itself can be very hard for most people – imagine,

the people involved in life and death struggles at the supermarket

regarding whether to buy that extra box of sweets, some have exactly the

opposite problem.

Instead of eating too much calories – which is a problem in itself, they eat

too little calories instead.

Problem? What Problem

The problem with some is that they believe that since the experts say that

they have to cut calories, cutting calories to an inordinate amount will reap

greater results. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. While cutting

calories helps diets, consuming too little calories pushed the body into a

hoard mode, the body’s metabolism slow to adapt to the lesser amount of

available energy.

If your body enters this mode, your body will work at such slow metabolism

that losing weight becomes impossible. The technique here should be to

reduce calories without the body slowing its metabolism. Only then can

losing weight become easier.

Another problem that can arise from decreased metabolism is that when

your metabolism slows due to a drastic reduction in metabolism, and then

you suddenly eat a good, hearty, calorie-filled meal, you are bound to gain

more weight owing to the increased surplus of energy.

This is why an imbalanced meal is highly discouraged among those that

seek to lose weight. The sudden loss and increase of calories will cause an

imbalance in one’s energy consumption directly affecting fat deposit.

Here is a simple computation to help you get to the right amount of calories

you will need per day so that you get your nutrients in the right balance.

First of all, multiply your weight in kilograms by 30. If you only know your

weight in pounds, divide it by 2.2 to get to its English equivalent. We divide

this number by 30 because that is the number of calories you need to

maintain your weight per pound of weight.

For example if your weight in pounds is 150, divide it by 2.2. That will give

you a 􀁹gure of 68.18. This is your weight in kilograms. Multiply this by 30 and

you will arrive at the amount of calories you will need per day to maintain

150 lbs.

You may consult a nutritionist to help you come lose weight. In the end it all

comes down to math. If you consume more that your body needs, it stores it

as fat. Now is probably a good time to start studying the back of those

grocery cartons.

Try to keep your diet at a 40% protein, 25% fat, and 35% carbohydrate meals

at 300 calories per meal. Spread out these meals in a day for optimum


While it may be simple computation to get at numbers, do not forget the

earlier mentioned fact that the body adapts to its condition. Expose it to

extreme ones and you may and yourself getting results you never wanted.

Consult a nutritionist for more advice.

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