All about Hypothyroidism (Part 8): Diet & Lifestyle advice for Hypothyroidism
Updated: Mar 2
The existence of a complex link between thyroid disorders, body weight, and metabolism has long been recognised. Hypothyroidism slows the metabolism. The calorie intake must be regulated accordingly keeping in mind the nutrition requirement of the body. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to boost your metabolism. Since fatigue is common in patients with hypothyroidism, exercise may seem like a daunting task and thereby making weight loss difficult.
A healthy and thyroid friendly diet along with regular exercise of mild to moderate intensity will help weight loss in Hypothyroidism. Aim for 45-60 minutes of exercise for 5-6 days a week.
What is the Diet for Hypothyroidism?
What are the foods to avoid in Hypothyroidism?
Cabbage, cauliflower, knol khol, broccoli, radish, mushroom, pearl millet, horse gram, spinach.
Reduce intake of starchy food like potato and other tubers and refined flours like maida, besan.
Avoid Indo Chinese foods.
High salty foods like pickles and packaged foods with preservatives.
Reduce intake of coffee and tea and do not consume them on empty stomach.