Is your thyroid killing your weight loss and energy?
IRISH Dietician, Fitness Trainer & Motivation Coach, David McDonagh says that nothing can affect your energy, health and weight loss like low thyroid function. “It drastically limits your get up and go and ages you well beyond your years. It can mean you are operating at 66% or 50% of your normal power – mentally and physically!” he claims.
McDonagh, who is the creator of the System 10 Precision Weight Loss programme, says that for those losing weight poor thyroid can make it almost impossible because you burn 400 or 500 calories less than normal per day. Indeed it can limit or stop your weight loss no matter how much dieting or exercise you do. And the undereating of poor diets makes the situation drastically worse.
Thyroid hormones affect the output of virtually every cell in the body from head to toe. Low thyroid can be at the root cause of depression. It can slow your digestion and cause constipation. It affects energy production, fertility and sex drive. It of course causes weight gain. It stresses the body and can greatly contribute to stomach fat. In our hurried and stressed lifestyle the thyroid is one of the most beaten up glands of all!
“Unfortunately current blood testing helps very little. The hormones typically tested (TSH and T4) do not give enough information. We should at the very least be testing the T3 hormone too! The ranges of ‘normality’ are also too wide and allow a lot of people go undiagnosed. Many people who pass blood tests still have multiple signs of low thyroid function” says McDonagh.
So important is your thyroid that everyone can do with giving it a little bit of help and tlc! For some people this will transform their whole existence. Through good food, great nutrition and precise exercise we work on building everyone’s thyroid up naturally.
If you are struggling with your weight, energy, health and your zest for life then you can visit the new System 10 Clinic which is now available in Bray. System 10 is the only plan Worldwide that precisely combines the 3 keys – diet, exercise and metabolism correction for your easiest and best weight loss ever and helps to restore your energy and health back to better levels. Ph. (01) 2040333 today or follow them on Facebook – www. facebook. com/ system10wicklow.