Fast Metabolism Diet with Thyroid Booster
Thyroid issues can have a huge effect on your metabolism, and for so many of my clients, a thyroid imbalance keeps them from losing weight effectively, even if they're doing all the right things for their body.
For these clients, I want to nourish the heck out of not only their thyroid, but their thyroid-hormone receptor sites, and I do that with targeted foods that are rich in selenium and iodine.
Suspect you might have a thyroid issue? Here are the lab tests I recommended running with your doctor, and what the results of those tests might indicate.
If you been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid issue, or if hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's runs in your family, you can easily fine-tune my 28-day Fast Metabolism Diet to more fully support your thyroid hormone balance and efficiency. For many of my clients, this is what they need to break through a weight-loss plateau, or overcome weight-loss resistance.
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Focus Nutrients for Thyroid Health
Tuna, eggs, grass-fed beef, shiitake mushrooms and black-eyed peas are good sources of selenium, while shrimp is a good source of iodine; both of these are critical for thyroid health.
While following my Fast Metabolism Diet program, but sure to incorporate one of these foods at least once a day.
- Choose recipes that incorporate these focus foods as much as possible. Here are some favorites to get you started
- Add Metabolism T4T3 to your plan
Most of my clients with thyroid issues supplement with my Metabolism T4T3. It's one of my most popular products! This mineral-vitamin-herbal combination includes ingredients designed to support the body's ability to convert T4 (either natural or artificial, if you are taking thyroid medication) into the bio-active T3, which helps regulate energy and how your body stores or burns fat. It's the T3 that helps turn your body into a fat-burning machine!
- Try prunes for your Phase 1 snack
While dried fruit isn't normally part of The Fast Metabolism Diet, I allow my clients with thyroid issues to incorporate prunes because they're a good source of natural iodine, and iodine is essential for thyroid health.
As a Phase 1 fruit, have three medium-sized prunes no more than once per day.
- Incorporate Brazil nuts on Phase 3
I chose not to include Brazil nuts on the Phase 3 Fast Metabolism Diet food list for a good reason: Brazil nuts are higher in fat than almonds, cashews and other Phase 3 raw nuts. But for those with a thyroid issue, Brazil nuts are a great substitution on Phase 3 due to their high selenium content.
Brazil nuts also have co-nutrients like magnesium, zinc and potassium that make selenium active in the thyroid specifically.
Make these Brazil-nut truffles for your Phase 3 snack. Or just grab two plain Brazil nuts as a snack.
Cacao Brazil-Nut Truffles
2/3 cup mashed avocado
¼ cup plus 2 tbls raw cacao powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup finely chopped Brazil nuts
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Blend the avocado in a food processor until it is very smooth. Add the cacao powder, Brazil nuts and vanilla extract and blend until well combined. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper, and place the coconut flakes in a shallow plate.
Using a small cookie scoop or a melon baller, scoop the avocado mixture and roll around in your hands to create even 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in the coconut flakes and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Two truffles are a Phase 3 snack.
- Add pinches of iodized sea salt
I'm not talking about table salt! Standard table salt is processed using chlorine, which inhibits the absorption of iodine. Look for an iodized Himalayan or natural sea salt, and add a pinch to your meals to get extra iodine into your diet, especially if your meal doesn't include shrimp or seafood. The Hain brand is easy to find.