You’ve heard it a million times: weight management is all about calories in calories out. If that is the case, then explain: The reason the eat less, exercise more approach doesn’t work is because our bodies are not calculators. Shoot, it would be a lot easier if it were, right?! Instead, our bodies are more like thermostats that ebb and flow and acclimate to the messages being received from the body and brain. Think of it this way: if you were to lose your job today, would you go: A: go out and buy a brand new Ferrari B: save up money and don’t buy the new Ferrari I mean, you COULD get a new sports car, but that certainly wouldn’t be the most responsible choice! 🙂 Think of your body like the most responsible person you know that doesn’t take too many risks. When energy resources (AKA calories we get from food) are too low, the body makes the decision not to waste it on lesser important tasks (speeding up metabolism, supporting optimal digestion, producing ample amount of sex hormones, utilizing thyroid hormones, muscle growth, etc.) because there is only enough to fuel the more essential functions (like… breathing,...
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Hands up if you’ve been personally victimized by your thyroid on your pursuit of weight management! Weight gain/weight loss resistance is one of the most pervasive symptoms of hypothyroidism.... Read More
Before there was technology to assess thyroid hormones in labs, there was this marker… Cholesterol! Almost a century ago, medical scientists in the 1930’s discovered that suboptimal levels of... Read More
Supporting your thyroid with supplements seems like a good idea, but there are a few cases in which blindly supplementing with well-marketed thyroid-specific products can actually do more harm... Read More