Did you know that your thyroid gland is what regulates your metabolism – the rate at which you BURN FAT?
People with thyroid disorders, such as hypothyroidism, are usually lacking Triiodothyronine (T3), making it very difficult to lose weight. T3 regulates fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism, so it’s a very important hormone for fat loss.
Here are the 3 best ways to increase T3 levels. . .
1. Eat enough calories.
When people go on a diet, they often drop their calories way too low. When your body doesn’t think it’s getting enough food, it lowers its metabolism in order to more efficiently use the food it’s receiving. So, if you go on too drastic of a diet, you actually condition your try to hold on to body fat for “survival.” Make sure you consume enough calories- no less than 1200 for women and at least 1800 for men (though for most, 1600 and 2100 are more appropriate minimums).
2. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
In addition to getting enough calories, make sure the foods you choose are rich in nutrients. The efficiency of T3 is impaired if you aren’t feeding your body what it needs to produce it. Selenium, Iodine, and Zinc are required for the production of T3.
Selenium is a trace mineral that is used by the thyroid to produce T3. Foods rich in dietary selenium include: nuts, seeds, bran, oats, and Most all seafood.
Iodine is also a trace mineral that is required for T3 production. Foods containing iodine include: shellfish, beans, sesame seeds, soybeans, spinach, and squash.
Zinc is another trace mineral that is needed for endocrine glands to signal to the thyroid to produce T3. Zinc is in these foods: crab, dairy, chicken, turkey, nuts, and beans.
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