I know there are many of you out there struggling to lose weight because of thyroid problems. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis a little over 2 years ago. I had lost about 15 pounds and then quickly gained 10 pounds back in one week without changing anything in my workout routine or diet. It was then that I realized something was wrong. After being tested, we found out I had an autoimmune disease that attacks my thyroid.
Therefore, everyday is a struggle to gain energy, concentrate and lose excess weight. By implementing AdvoCare products I have been able to alleviate my symptoms. No, they are not completely gone. I still have the autoimmune disease, but their products have helped me feel better.
I wanted to share my regime and how it has worked for me since I know many of people that are doing the 24 Day Challenge while on thyroid meds. I am no doctor or nutritionalist but here are a few things that have helped me on my journey to better health:
Calcium and Iron can inhibit the absorption of thyroid meds so you have to careful about when you take your vitamins & fiber drink. While on the Herbal Cleanse, wait at least 1 hour before taking your fiber drink in order to give time for your meds to be absorbed. Too much fiber can cause the medication to go through your intestines too fast and it will not have time to enter your body like it should.
I do not recommend the MNS 3 to those customers on thyroid meds because there is Calcium Plus in the yellow packet that is to be taken before breakfast. Your body needs 4 hours to absorb your meds and since most of us take them upon waking, that does not give your body enough time. So I recommend taking the MNS E or MNS C. If you must have the MNS 3 then you can take out the Calcium Plus and consume it with your lunch instead. Here is a pamphlet that shows which ones are the Calcium Plus. Or you can shift all your packets up. For instance, you can take the “before breakfast” packets before lunch and your “before lunch” packets, before dinner. That way your body has time to absorb the meds you took in the morning. Then you will take your “with breakfast or lunch” packets with lunch or dinner.
Also, do not take your white packets with breakfast for the same reason as above. You haven’t given your body time to absorb the medication so the calcium and iron in the CorePlex will inhibit it and you will wonder why you can’t lose weight. It’s defeating the purpose of both your meds and you MNS packs.
If you are like me and taking not only regular thyroid meds but TSH as well, then you really have to be careful when you take your MNS, since TSH pills are taken every 12 hours. Just make sure that you have 4 hours between those meds and your packs. It may seem a little hard to do at first but it is so worth the feeling you get while on the MNS packs!
Spark – Spark Energy drink is amazing for mental focus. When you have thyroid issues a lot of time you have trouble concentrating & have fatigue, Spark has done wonders for me! You can take up to 3 a day so it has been my lifesaver!
Biotools: Inflammation is a huge factor as well with Hashimotos. Biotools can help with the inflammation. It’s not just for the baby boomers!
Probiotic Restore: Constipation can also be an issue for those with thyroid problems. AdvoCare’s probiotics were featured on Dr. Oz and the only one he recommended. You can check out the video here. So adding an extra dose of these probiotics will help tremendously.
AdvoCare has an amazing meal plan that goes along with the 24 Day Challenge. If you are still having trouble losing weight while following this plan, then I would recommend cutting out a few food that can mess with your meds if eaten in high amounts like:
- African cassava
- Babassu (a palm-tree coconut fruit found in Brazil and Africa)
- Bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
- Chinese Broccoli
- Pine nuts
- Red Radish
These foods can act like the antithyroid drugs propylthiouracil and methimazole in disabling the thyroid function, so they should not be eaten in large amounts by someone on thyroid hormone replacement who still has a thyroid.
You may also try cutting out carbohydrates unless you plan on exercising immediately afterwards. Since we are more prone to feeling sluggish when we eat them. Getting fiber in veggies and fruit might be the way to go.
Exercise is essential to helping you lose weight and feel better. AdvoCare’s Can You 24 DVD
is a great way to get a workout in. Everyone has 24 minutes in their day so it’s perfect! There are 3 fitness levels so you can go at your own pace and move up as you get stronger.
In closing, I want to let you know you are not alone on this journey. It may take us longer to lose weight than others but don’t give up. AdvoCare’s products are truly revolutionary and top of the line. They will help give you that extra boost to keep going on your journey to better health!
If you would like to learn more about AdvoCare’s products or would like to get started today contact me here