Hormones, Thyroid And Weight Gain

Hormones, Thyroid And Weight Gain

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Ask yourself these questions... 

  • Are you fatigued?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Are you depressed or anxious?
  • Do you look tired when you look in the mirror?
  • Are your hormones out of balance?
  • Do your muscles and joints ache without cause?
  • Is your hair really thin and grow slowly (or not at all)?
  • Are you often constipated?
  • Ladies, is your period abnormal?
  • Do you have a hard time sleeping regularly?

If you answered 5 of these 10 questions with “yes,” you may have a thyroid condition.

You’re not alone. About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and 60% of them don’t even know it or have never been properly diagnosed.

You may be experiencing weight gain as a result of your thyroid condition. You don't have to worry though. You can naturally balance your hormones and thyroid, stop unwanted weight gain and losing weight. You will learn one simple trick for thyroid balance.

How Hormones And Thyroid Balance Is Important To Stay Healthy

Your thyroid is part of your endocrine system. It plays a large role in your energy levels, hormonal health, metabolism and weight management.

Yup, your weight issues may be a result of a thyroid issue: your thyroid and weight gain are related. Weight gain may be the sign of low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. On the other hand, if your thyroid produces more hormones than your the body needs, you may lose weight even if you are eating plenty. 

Thyroid Symptoms

Besides weight gain, thyroid problems have many other symptoms.

Hypothyroidism Signs:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Muscle aches and cramps
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Poor appetite
  • Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
  • Dry, rough skin
  • Coarse hair or hair loss
  • Eye and face swelling
  • Deeper and/or hoarse voice
  • Enlarged tongue
  • Irregular or heavy menstrual periods
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Slowed thinking and mental activity
  • Increased blood cholesterol levels

Hyperthyroidism Signs:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Increased sweating
  • Heart racing
  • Hand tremors
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Thinning of your skin
  • Fine brittle hair
  • Weakness in your muscles
  • Weight loss
  • Digestive issues, such as diarrhea

What to Do About Thyroid And Weight Gain?

Healing your thyroid can stop weight gain (or weight loss, depending on your problem), balance your hormones, boost your energy and improve your overall health.

The good news is that there are so many things you can do to improve your thyroid condition and to heal your thyroid and reverse weight gain if you have hypothyroidism. One of them is a simple mineral: 

IODINE!

Iodine: The Thyroid Mineral To Stop Weight Gain

Iodine is one of the most important nutrients for your thyroid. It plays a critical role in the formation of your primary thyroid hormone, thyroxine. This hormone helps to control your metabolism, support proper bone and brain development, regulate blood cell production and many other important functions.

Iodine deficiency is common among people and is one of the most common reasons for thyroid problems, especially hypothyroidism that can cause weight gain, fatigue, intolerance to cold, digestion issues and neurological symptoms.

Where To Get Iodine

Since your body doesn’t produce iodine on its own, you have to get it through food.

Seaweed!

Seaweed is one of the best natural sources of iodine! It is also full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids. Seaweed is great for your thyroid and weight gain. It can protect and repair your body, reverse weight gain and help weight loss. And even if you can’t stand the thought of eating seaweed, you can hide it in a smoothie and not even know it’s there.

To add more seaweed to your diet:

  • Snack on nori
  • Add seaweed to your soups
  • Add seaweed to your salads and salad dressings
  • Add seaweed to your smoothies

Try This Iodine-Rich Green Smoothie for Weight Loss

Seaweed Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup organic kelp
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1 apple
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop of Organifi Green Juice powder

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a high-power blender and mix to perfection.

Try This Green Juice for Weight Loss

Seaweed Green Juice 

*The seaweed comes from chlorella and spirulina in Organifi Green Juice

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 stalk celery
  • 1 scoop of Organifi Green Juice powder

Instructions: Add all ingredients except for Organifi to a juicer. Add Organifi to your green juice once ready.

You may wonder if you can skip Organifi in this recipe? Don’t! Organifi Green Juice is great for weight loss. It is packed with high-quality superfoods that can hydrate and revitalize your cells, detoxify your body, boost your immune function, support your mental clarity, naturally balance your hormones, alkalize your system, relieve stress and help your weight loss goals. You can add it to any other smoothies, juices, dips, dressings, recipes or just mix it with water for the easiest and quickest superfood support.

How will you add more seaweed goodness to your life this week? Share away in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

And remember, we're in this together.

No juicer? No problem! Organifi Green Juice is a carefully selected blend of 11 different superfoods including turmeric, spirulina, lemon, mint, moringa and more. It was formulated for busy women and men who are looking for a way to super boost their health and support their lifestyle without spending a lot of time or money in the kitchen. Try it today!

About The Author

Kat Gál is a professional holistic health writer who helps health, wellness and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a Certified Holistic Health & Life Coach. Kat is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at katgalwriter@gmail.com or at katgalwriter.com.

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