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Seven Thyroid Diet Secrets


Updated June 30, 2014

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I Need How Much Exercise?
Seven Thyroid Diet Secrets
For many thyroid patients, calorie restriction simply isn't enough to trigger weight loss. This is why popular "diet plans" that don't require exercise may not work for us. To keep your metabolism efficient, or make it even more efficient, you absolutely need exercise, because it helps burn calories and fat, it reduces insulin levels, it raises resting metabolism, and helps combat imbalances in leptin, insulin, and growth hormone. But if you want to lose weight, you're going to need to do more than the recommend 20 minutes, 3 times a week. According to experts, healthy people of normal weight need 60 minutes of physical activity a day to maintain weight and avoid excess gain. Meanwhile, half of us do less than 30 minutes of moderate activity a day – and only one in four is actually active for 30 minutes or more. We have work to do.

WHAT TO DO? Get out there, and get moving!

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