The thyroid gland is important in weight control and metabolic rate. The thyroid gland is located in the front of your neck and has a butterfly shape.
Weight problems can be related to thyroid gland problems. However, one should not assume that weight gain is because of thyroid problems. Often unexplained changes in weight, whether an increase over a period of time or decrease for no apparent reason, may be linked to the thyroid gland.
Is being overweight causing you concern about your health? Some of the most common concerns of being overweight are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and joint problems. We are only too aware that losing weight may help these and other factors such as breathlessness, quality of sleep and tiredness.
Are you putting the wrong fuel in your body?
Skipping meals, eating on the run, living on fast foods, drinking excess alcohol, crash dieting, leaving too long a gap in between meals can as you well know have disastrous effects on your weight! The last thing you would do is put the wrong fuel or oil in your car. Yet on a daily basis it’s all too easy to do exactly that to your body!
Weight gain in men usually occurs around the middle, giving a pot belly. This can creep up over the years leaving one wondering how this ever happened?
The metabolic rate is the speed our bodies convert stored energy into usable energy.If the body has difficulty or is not able to use the energy from food, then it turns to fat.
There are so many diets available, no wonder we can end up totally confused going from one diet to another. The best diet should be healthy, easy to follow and sustainable.