Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss

Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss

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by Mary J. Shomon
     
 

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From patient advocate Mary Shomon, author of Living Well With Hypothyroidism, here is the first book to tackle the weight factors specific to thyroid patients and detail a conventional and alternative plan for lasting weight loss.

An estimated 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with thyroid disease—most of them women—and for the majority

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From patient advocate Mary Shomon, author of Living Well With Hypothyroidism, here is the first book to tackle the weight factors specific to thyroid patients and detail a conventional and alternative plan for lasting weight loss.

An estimated 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with thyroid disease—most of them women—and for the majority of them, losing weight is mentioned time and time again as a primary concern and chief frustration—a challenge made more difficult due to the metabolic slowdown of a malfunctioning thyroid gland. For these thyroid patients, treatment alone doesn't seem to resolve weight problems. Further, they may struggle with raising basic metabolism, resolving underlying nutritional deficiencies, treating depression and correcting brain chemistry imbalances, reducing stress, and combating insulin resistance.

The Thyroid Diet will identify these factors that inhibit a thyroid patient's ability to lose weight, and offer solutions—both conventional and alternative—to help. It will discuss optimal dietary changes, including how a thyroid sufferer should focus on a low-glycemic, high-fibre, low-calorie diet, eaten as smaller, more frequent meals to balance blood sugar. The Thyroid Diet addresses the use of various herbs, nutritional supplements, and prescription weight loss drugs, outlining the necessity of exercise, and drawing together all information into an integrated diet and exercise plan. It contains several different eating plans, food lists, and a set of delicious and healthy gourmet recipes. With handy worksheets to use in weight loss tracking, and a special resource section featuring websites, books, and support groups, here is vital help for the millions of thyroid patients dealing with weight problems.

Mary Shomon has been praised by doctors around the country for her medical knowledge and sensitivity to patients' needs. She will be receiving similar blurbs for this new book. There are no other books on controlling your weight problems if you have a thyroid condition, yet over 40% of overweight people have evidence of a thyroid condition, and the weight loss problems facing them are unique and need a specific approach.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060524449
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/17/2004
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Diagnosed with a thyroid disease in 1995, Mary J. Shomon has transformed her health challenges into a mission as an internationally known patient advocate. She is the founder and editor in chief of several thyroid, autoimmune, and nutrition newsletters, as well as the Internet’s most popular thyroid disease website, www.thyroid-info.com. She lives in Kensington, Maryland.

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Thyroid Diet 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My headline says it all. My endocrinologist needs to read this book. This book gave me ESSENTIAL information that I need to have and haven't had for the 4 years since I was diagnosed with thyroid disease. I read this book in 3 days. It was so informative, interesting, and even compelling. If you have thyroid disease, please read this book. You will be happy you did.
Seven7s More than 1 year ago
I have suffered first from hyperthyroid and now from hypothyroid, and I have always been misdiangosed. I read this book, highlighted all the points I could never "say" for myself, because of the "brain fog" and showed them to my doctor. He kept my book for a week and read it himself. He has a greater understanding of the thyroid now as well!! This was a great book that will help anyone who may read it.
jennyrodriguez More than 1 year ago
I think Mary has her heart in the right place when she wrote the Thyroid diet. However, as a patient who has an underactive thyroid for years, the book falls short on giving all the information that I need. For example, I just read the Perfect 10 Diet which addressed thyroid in more details, and had more information. For example, The thyroid Diet falls short from discussing the negative effect of a high protein diet such As atkins that I was following on thyroid or the role of Splenda that I also used. It is a good book, but falls short on giving all the right information for me to improve my thyroid or health.
CASmith More than 1 year ago
It is not simply enough to introduce weight loss programs; Shomon also examines conditions, processing of food, metabolism, blood sugar, allergies, etc., in an easy to understand language. The book I just bought was published in 2004 and needs to be updated. Opinions currently differ on subjects such as basal temperature, test thresholds, etc. Numerous types of diets have come and gone since that time. The information provided, however, was still very helpful.
Vero_Was_Here More than 1 year ago
I got this book after been diagnosted with underactive Thyroid disorder. I was looking for something comprehensive, written by someone who seemed to be at least more knowledgable than this. This book was the standard diet vomit that is in every diet book you pick up. It didn't get into the compromises or real tips on what you should do about soy products and what you should supplement cruciferous with...this book left me very dissappointed.
stylist-08 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was very easy to understand. and the recipes were good.
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