This is the case despite most of them having what their doctors mistakenly consider to be normal blood tests. In fact, people whose thyroid blood tests put them in the lower third of “normal” thyroid function versus the upper-third weigh an average of 12 pounds extra! As long as your thyroid function is inadequate, even if your blood tests are normal, it will be nearly impossible for you to keep your weight down.
The symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance with low body temperature (under 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit), achiness, and poor mental function. Having even a few of these symptoms is enough to justify a therapeutic trial of thyroid hormone. The form that I recommend is Armour thyroid, and it should be adjusted to the dose that feels best while keeping the free T4 blood test in the normal range.2. Nutritional DeficienciesWhen you are deficient in vitamins or minerals your body will crave more food than you need and your metabolism will be sluggish.
To keep it simple and avoid the need to take tablets all day, I recommend that you take a good quality vitamin powder.3. Growth hormone stimulates production of muscle (which burns fat) and improves insulin sensitivity (which decreases the tendency to make fat). In addition, sleep also affects the appetite controlling hormones called leptin and ghrelin.
Because it raises growth hormone, getting the eight to nine hours of sleep a night that the human body is meant to have can powerfully contribute to your staying young and trim! If you have insomnia, eating some turkey before bedtime can help as it contains high levels of tryptophan.
Yeast OvergrowthClinical experience has shown that fungal (also known as candida or yeast) overgrowth contributes powerfully to both sugar cravings and weight gain. The good news is that treating this will not just help you to lose weight but can also eliminate your spastic colon and sinusitis!
The discussions in my book on chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia or the treatment protocol for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia shown at my web site will teach you how to effectively treat this.5. Carnitine DeficiencyUnfortunately, this deficiency forces your body to turn calories into fat and makes it almost impossible to lose fat.
Simply taking carnitine does not help adequately however, as it does not get into cells optimally.
I recommend that people take Acetyl-L-Carnitine 1,000 mg daily (which does get into the cells more effectively) for four months, as this can help both energy and weight loss.6. Insulin ResistanceIf your morning fasting insulin blood level is over ten, this suggests insulin resistance. Optimizing thyroid and testosterone levels using natural hormones can often eliminate insulin resistance.It is no longer necessary to be on extreme, unsustainable or unhealthy diets to lose weight and keep it off. The recommendations above will not just help you stay trim, but they will leave you healthy and full of vitality as well!This article was republished with permission from the author.
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