How to lose weight with hypothyroidism
Fed up with trying to lose weight but nothing seems to work? Are you losing your hair or it appears to be getting thinner? Do you have dry leathery skin and feel tired all the time? Are you constipated, having sleep problems, find it difficult to get up in the mornings even after more than eight hour’s sleep? Do you feel depressed or often feel overly anxious for no apparent reason? Do your blood test results come back normal, but you know something is wrong? Or perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and despite taking medication for hypothyroidism, you’re still finding it impossible to lose weight and just don’t feel good most of the time. If you’re experiencing some or all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism, or you’ve actually been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, then the Metabolic Balance diet could be exactly what you’ve been looking for! Hashimotos is one of the common causes of hypothyroidism and can also respond really well with the Metabolic Balance programme.
The aim of the Metabolic Balance diet programme is to help balance your hormones and by doing so help you lose weight and keep it off. The diet is entirely natural and uses foods that are available in supermarkets and local shops. Metabolic Balance became famous in 2013, when Boy George attributed his dramatic weight loss to the diet. In the last 4 years, nutritionists at the Nutritional Therapy Clinic have worked with hundreds of clients, many with hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid gland), and have helped them to lose weight, and as an added bonus clients have seen major improvements in their health too as hormonal imbalances can often leave you feeling tired, anxious and generally unwell.
Metabolic Balance is not just about weight loss, but about making you feel better too as it also offers many other health benefits:
- Increased energy levels
- Regulation of hormones
- Improvement in skin condition
- Elevated mood and the lifting of depression
- Better sleep
What is the Metabolic Balance diet®? (Click to answer)
The Metabolic Balance diet® is a healthy eating programme or diet with a scientific basis and is backed up by 20 years of research by expert nutritionists. The diet or plan as it is often called, has 4 stages and by following the 4 stage Metabolic Balance plan you can not only lose weight but also maintain your weight for the rest of your life. You can eat three natural healthy meals a day on the diet and each person has an individual plan created for them based on his/her exact nutrient requirements, determined by blood tests. As many as 65% of adults suffer from obesity and obesity related health disorders, caused by poor nutrition. Today’s diet tends to be very high in refined carbohydrates, i.e. sugars and baked goods made from white flour and consquently it is a low in protein and frequently lacks the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function properly. A poor diet and low levels of nutrition can disrupt your hormone levels and your metabolism, which in turn leads to weight gain, poor health and many of the symptoms listed above such as tiredness, poor sleep quality, bad hair and skin.
The four phases of Metabolic Balance®
Phase 1For the first two days you gently detoxify your body.
Phase 2The second phase lasts for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of four. During this phase, your body will begin to adjust to the healthy nutrition in your new diet. Clients often see improvements in energy as well as weight loss during this early phase
Phase 3Food items so far excluded from your plan can now be reintroduced and often clients notice further improvements in well-being, increases in energy and further weight loss.
Phase 4This phase has no set period and starts when you are happy with your weight, health and well-being. You will continue to follow the basic rules of the Metabolic Balance® diet to maintain a healthy functioning metabolism.
Who is the programme for?
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Under-active thyroid or hypothyroidism
- Insulin resistance
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Menopause and menopause related symptoms
How does Metabolic Balance® work?
The Metabolic Balance® diet helps to adjust your body chemistry thus rebalancing hormone levels and this in turn promotes fat burning, decreases fat storage, reduces cravings and promotes “anti-ageing”.
Why is Metabolic Balance® different to other diets?
Metabolic Balance® works by changing your body chemistry, which helps to rebalance hormone levels, enabling your body to burn more fat, redude the amount of fat stored, eliminate food cravings and also to help promote “anti-ageing”.
1. Your Metabolic Balance plan is created specifically for you, using your personal data and the results of your blood tests, so no two people will get the same plan. It is your metabolic “fingerprint” so to speak and personal to you.
2. There is no yo-yo effect as with many other diets, once your metabolism has been reprogrammed and your hormones are back in balance, long term weight loss can be maintained by following some simple rules.
3. Only body fat is lost not lean tissue and muscle, clients often find that their body composition changes as a result of the Metabolic Balance plan.
4. The Metabolic Balance® programme is scientifically based and backed by over 20 years of research by expert nutritionists.
5. It is tried and tested, with over 250,000 diet plans produced for clients all around the world.
6. Metabolic Balance is 100% natural and you eat foods found in your local supermarket!
Emma Vanlint, nutritionist at The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is a fully licensed Metabolic Balance® coach, and will support you throughout your programme with encouragement and advice to help you to achieve your weight loss and health goals. Emma received her training as an approved coach from the founder of the Metabolic Balance® programme, Dr. Wolf Funfack. Thousands of people have transformed the way they fell, become healthier and achieved their ideal weight with the Metabolic Balance® programme. You could do the same!
Go to Metabolic Balance for more information on the plan and how it could help with weight loss for hypothyroidism. Equally if you want more information on hypothyroidism, take a look at our hypothryoidism page. Please bear in mind that both men and women can suffer from hypothyroidism so it’s worth getting as much information on under-active thyroid symptoms as you can as you may suffer from hypothyroidism and not even know it.
See what some of our satisfied customers have to say:
“Since I started treatment for a thyroid problem (underactive thyroid) my metabolism changed completely. I could never lose weight despite following my previous short term successful diets. I was feeling very tired and sleepy. I was starving myself to one meal per day and still I wasn’t losing any weight. I had cravings and I was in need of chocolates on an everyday basis and on occasions they would replace my main meal. After a thorough internet search I found Emma and I contacted her. She gave me the option of the metabolic balance diet and I decided to follow it.
I have been on the metabolic balance diet for 12 weeks now. I have lost 15 ½ pounds, I am full of energy and my skin glows.* I am on phase 3 and I plan to continue with it. It is not difficult to adhere to it and Emma is very supportive and encouraging. It is the first time in my life that I have been able to stick with a diet and this is due to the fact that I enjoy what I am eating and most important that I do not feel hungry. My cravings have gone and as a medical doctor I can see that the diet is based on stabilising blood levels of glucose and insulin.* I fully recommend the diet and most of all Emma who is very experienced and comes with nice alternative meal /food ideas to suit everyone.”
I’ve had a thyroid problem (hyperthyroidism) since 1995 and struggled with both my weight and low energy levels ever since. I met up with Emma in late November 2011. At that stage I felt really depressed about my appearance and ready to do anything to get rid of all the weight I accumulated over the past few years.
At first I was very apprehensive about the Metabolic Balance program, as it seemed very strict and regimented. With Christmas around the corner everyone was telling me not to start the program until the New Year. The thought, however, of maybe gaining more weight during the holidays made me even more determined to go on the plan straight away in the hope of losing a couple of kilos before the festive season began.
I started the Metabolic Balance program in early December.The first 2-3 days were really hard, but even though the portions seemed small I didn’t feel hungry. Emma was very supportive. She emailed me great tips just before Christmas, on what to eat when going out so I didn’t feel I was missing out on anything. Having one treat meal a week allowed me to enjoy my Christmas lunch, desserts and all! By that time, only 3 weeks into the program I’d lost 6kg and an amazing 11.5cm from my waist alone! Up to now, I have lost nearly 12kg and I feel and look great.* I try not to think of the Metabolic Balance. program as a diet, but continue following the basic ‘rules’ of the plan as a way of life!
*Disclaimer: The information and advice provided by The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Any person suffering from conditions requiring medical attention, or who have symptoms that concern them, should consult a doctor. Testimonials on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients and of what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. Please see our disclaimer section for further information.
Click here to contact us or call now for a no obligation chat and find out how a nutritionist can help you lose weight, even if you have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Appointments are available in Harley Street, London and Colchester, Essex, telephone 0203 907 6848 or email by clicking here