Managing Weight for Hypothyroidism?

I have hypothyroidism, can I still lose weight?

You can manage your weight with hypothyroidism. It may be more challenging but not impossible. I recommend having adequate calories. Females should aim for about 1200 to 1500 calories per day. This is a generalization, as calorie needs depend on a lot of things like weight, height, gender, physical activity levels, certain disease states/conditions and more.

To manage weight I always recommend the healthy plate method in which one-half of the plate is non-starchy veggies, one-quarter of the plate is starch and the other quarter is lean protein. Fruit and low fat/nonfat dairy are on the placemat. It’s important to monitor portion size, prepare food in a healthy manner, not skip meals and not drink your calories. I also recommend engaging in exercise a minimum of 30 minutes most days of the week. For weight loss, 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week is better.

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