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10 Healthy Holiday Season Tips for Thyroid Patients

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Updated November 18, 2010

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Time to Chill....
10 Healthy Holiday Season Tips for Thyroid Patients
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For thyroid patients, stress is disastrous for weight loss. Stress raises cortisol levels, which causes blood sugar and insulin fluctuations. This can make your body more effective at fat storage, and make you feel more hungry.

Stress can also lead to bad food choices and abandoning your exercise.

So...try to keep stress at a minimum...Don't overextend yourself. While there always seems to be so much to do -- business parties, family gatherings, neighborhood socializing, school functions -- prioritize the most important to you, and say no to the others.

Need more ideas? Visit About.com's Stress Management Guide Elizabeth Scott's web site for stress management tips and suggestions.

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