APPROXIMATE CALORIES FOR 1 DAY
The approximate calorie content of food for hypothyroidism should be between 1700-1800 kcal. This is the optimal indicator that ensures the supply of the required amount of nutrients and supports tissue metabolism.
If you do not follow this rule, the weight will not budge. If the calorie content is too low, it will also harm the body, because hypothyroidism does not allow fasting.
WHY HUNGER IS FORBIDDEN
Due to pathological reasons, the lack of thyroid hormones has a side effect of lack of appetite, which patients often rejoice at, because they do not have the temptation to overeat. But the loss of desire to eat can also negatively affect the patient, because he needs food anyway.
Excessive restriction of food also slows down the metabolism, as does overeating, in which, moreover, the emphasis is often on unhealthy foods. In hypothyroidism, slow metabolism is unacceptable.
In addition, it is important to take into account that the body is not able to produce a number of substances on its own. He needs them from the outside.
These substances include:
- iodine ;
- a number of vitamins and minerals;
- individual amino acids.
Suppliers of all these substances can be simple and inexpensive products.