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Losing Weight With Hypothyroidism Part 2
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Losing weight with hypothyroidism can be challenging, but it doesn't need to be. If you had the chance to read Part 1 of this series, you learned that the key to losing weight is to get your metabolism working at its optimum level. Hopefully, you have contacted your physician and have adjusted your thyroid medication as necessary for optimum metabolism. The next step is to explore what you can do on your own to optimize your metabolism.

The first thing you can do to boost that metabolism has to do with your eating habits. You must eat a small breakfast early in the morning every day. Your body begins its metabolic process when the first foods of the day are introduced. You want to eat a small enough amount of food so that your body has enough to keep it busy for a couple of hours, but not go into storage mode. Then you will plan a small snack/meal 2-3 hours after breakfast. You then will plan your next meal 2-3 hours after that, etc. You will plan some type of snack or small meal at 2-3 hour intervals all day long. By doing this, your body receives the fuel it needs and is constantly working to process the food. If you have large meals less frequently, your body works to process the food and when it reaches the amount of fuel that it needs, it begins to convert the remaining food into fat. Overloading your system like this also causes the metabolism to slow down significantly which can hinder any weight loss that you are trying to achieve.

Losing weight with hypothyroidism won't happen by just changing your eating habits, though. You will need to exercise regularly. To get the most out of your exercising you should do it early in the morning. I do my exercising right after I have a light breakfast. When you exercise, you are getting your muscles to start burning the calories that you have in your body. The larger the muscle group that you are exercising, the more calories you will burn. And once you "wake" these muscles up, they will continue to work long past the time that you are done exercising if you continue to move rather than lay down and sleep. If you exercise in the evening, you lose the ability to burn the extra calories that your muscles would burn throughout the day.

So as you can see, a great deal of the success of losing weight with hypothyroidism has to do with optimizing your metabolism. If you can get your metabolism where it should be then losing weight will not be quite the challenge that it has been in the past.

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