You are doing so well losing the weight you have. You must check with your doctor that your thyroxin / Oroxin levels are correct otherwise you will find it difficult to lose weight. Do not focus on weight loss rather concentrate in making permanent lifestyle changes by altering your selection of foods, portion sizes and increasing your activity level. The speed at which you lose the weight is not important – consistency and maintaining lifestyle changes is essential. The thyroid gland produces hormones that balance all body functions, including your metabolism. Your metabolism converts food into energy, and is partly responsible for your weight. If the thyroid gland is removed through a procedure called a thyroidectomy, your metabolism is disrupted from the lack of thyroid hormones. As a result, you could gain weight after the procedure. The key to weight loss is keeping up with medical treatment and taking steps on your own to keep your weight in control.
Eat a diet that consists of lean meats, fish, chicken, eggs, green leafy vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy products. Foods with a high fat or sugar content will make it more difficult to lose weight. Try to reduce the processed foods in your diet. Exercise regularly. If you are new to exercising, try walking as often as you can. Then you can build up to high-intensity cardio activities such as running and kick-boxing, as well as strength-training routines. Losing fat and building muscle will further enhance your metabolism.
Get regular blood tests done in order to determine whether you are getting the adequate dosage of hormone replacements. A discrepancy in dosage, such as not getting enough hormones, can make a difference in how your metabolism functions.
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