Many people who struggle with losing weight simply have a thyroid issue. You can’t always do much about that, but just because you have an underactive thyroid doesn’t mean you can’t lose weight.
Signs of thyroid issues include dry skin, depression, weight gain, tiredness, and constipation. If untreated, it can cause difficulty in losing weight. But what can we do to power up our metabolisms and lose weight?
Eat fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and veggies contain phytonutrients that support a healthy immune system and can reduce inflammation. Foods like nuts, shellfish, eggs, and sunflower seeds help support a healthy metabolism too.
Eat iodine rich foods.
Iodine is a trace mineral required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. These foods include marine fish, pineapples, seaweed, and iodized sea salt. Spinach and lettuce also contains some as well.
Reduce stress and avoid gluten.
Stress hormones can have a profound impact on your autoimmune activity and gluten has been found to exacerbate thyroid issues. Absolutely reach out to a doctor to do tests on gluten sensitivities.
- Processed foods