Thyroid problems are no joke… especially for women.
They can drain your energy, cloud your thinking, and trigger serious weight gain.
Women are up to 8 times more likely to have a thyroid problem than men.
So is the cause just a genetic curse you have to live with?
No! Genetics is a tiny piece of the puzzle.
There are two factors that are much more significant:
The first is being a woman. I know… it’s totally unfair. But there’s a reason:
Women naturally have more estrogen than men… but some have too much. Too much estrogen slams the breaks on your thyroid in several ways.
But the main way is estrogen increases levels of Thyroid-Binding-Globulin (TBG).
TBG does what it sounds like: it binds up thyroid hormones, blocking them from getting to your cells. That forces weight gain, drains energy and makes it hard to think straight.
Now, there IS a simple way to balance your estrogen and get rid of this problem…
But there’s also one more factor that can make your thyroid problem worse:
Too much stress. Stress creates the hormone cortisol. And too much cortisol can also thwart your thyroid hormones from being fully-activated.
It blocks your cell’s ability to get the fat-burning messages the thyroid sends out.
That leads to a BIG mistake for many women. When the weight gain starts, they typically start exercising more and eating less.
Sounds like a good plan, right? Not if you have low thyroid!
Obviously, some exercise is good. In small doses, it can strengthen your heart, keep your brain sharp and give a nice firm shape to your muscles.
But there are 3 common exercise mistakes that really zap your thyroid…
Thyroid-Zapping Mistake #1:
Most people think the longer they exercise the more calories they burn.
When really, the longer you exercise, the more stress you create. That can have a ripple effect: that extra stress can slow down your thyroid for days.
The answer isn’t to work out more. It’s to work out less. Ideally keeping your workouts intense, but under 20 minutes.
Thyroid-Zapping Mistake #2:
Unless you’re a competitive athlete, there’s no reason to work out every single day.
That’s just too often and stressful…
Just 3 days a week is all you need to keep your heart, brain and lungs healthy. Plus, limiting exercise to only 3 days allows your thyroid to recover properly.
A thyroid that’s running in tip-top shape 24×7 burns much more fat than non-stop exercise ever could.
Thyroid-Zapping Mistake #3:
Super-intense workout programs are all the rage these days… but when you work out too hard, your thyroid goes into hibernation.
If you’re crumpled up on the floor, writhing in pain at the end of a workout, you’ve just gone too hard. And you’ve probably done more damage than good.
What’s the Solution?
In study after study, physical activity has shown to help you live longer.
But if exercising too hard zaps your thyroid and forces on weight, what can you do? And how do you ensure estrogen doesn’t block what thyroid is working?
Here are 3 steps that can help:
- Limit your workouts to 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week.
- Do NOT starve yourself. That also stressed your thyroid. But DO eat thyroid-friendly foods (including certain carbs at the right times).
- Find the right balance of estrogen for your body.
- Of course, you may be wondering how exactly you do all of this…
Well the answer is – it depends on your “hormone type.”
Your “hormone type” is the unique balance of hormones that drives your metabolism. Luckily, you don’t need a complicated lab test to find out what it is.
My friend Dr. Jade Teta has just released an online tool that pinpoints which of the 7 hormones types best describes you. It’s takes just a minute to complete.
He also gives you the specific workouts, foods, and healthy living tips that work best for your specific hormone type:
You may be surprised at just how much easier life becomes once you start working with your hormones… instead of fighting against them.
PS – For right now, this tool is free to use, but I’m not sure how long it’ll stay that way. So head here now to see which of the 7 hormone types best describes you.