Most diets out there tend to focus on one specific fundamental such as low-glycemic or high protein all while ignoring other important fundamentals. You may initially lose weight on these diets but will ultimately have a hard time keeping the weight off simply because these diets are imbalanced and do not take into account important pillars necessary for effective, long term weight loss.
When you become overweight or obese, regardless of the cause, the hormones that regulate your body fat become imbalanced as a result of the weight gain. This imbalance can be observed at both the tissue and cell level. The metabolism-energizing hormones that normally make you burn fat to generate heat, leptin and thyroid hormone become inefficient. Now you suffer from both leptin and thyroid hormone resistance.
ANY DIET THAT DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HOW YOUR METABOLISM REGULATING HORMONES WORK IS INEVITABLY IMBALANCED.
The Thyrolife Protein Boost Diet is a science-based, well-structured diet that fulfills all the important fundamentals: High protein (but not in excess), high fiber (roughly 30 to 35 grams a day), low-glycemic (during the evening and dinnertime), immune system friendly, and low in saturated and trans-fat. The Thyrolife Protein Boost Diet utilizes foods to energize your mitochondria and make these hormones work more efficiently. It also improves and re-balances the activity of growth hormone, insulin, cortisol and other hormones involved in energy burning, appetite and food choices. The diet will also help you synchronize your central circadian and cellular clock for optimal metabolism so that you can lose weight safely and efficiently. The combination of specific proteins in the Protein Boost Diet meal plan will give you a complete amino acid profile that will boost your metabolism because the provided essential and non-essential amino acids will help curb your appetite and speed up your metabolism.
The Main Benefits of The ThyroLife Protein Boost Diet:
- Restores the efficiency of metabolism boosting hormones
- Improves insulin resistance
- Reduces ghrelin levels (ghrelin increases your cravings and slows your metabolism)
- Improves growth hormone levels and efficiency, leading to more efficient fat burn
- Reduces inflammation and free radical buildup
The Practical Fundamentals of The Thyrolife Protein Boost Diet For Weight Loss and Healthy Metabolism
- Avoidance of foods that the immune system is reactive to (i.e. gluten, dairy, and possibly other foods based on food sensitivity testing).
- When the immune system is reactive to a food, it generates inflammation chemicals that contribute to systemic inflammation which promotes leptin resistance and insulin resistance, and therefore, weight loss resistance.
- Your meals should be rich in fiber so that the total 24-hour consumption of fiber ranges somewhere between 30 and 35 grams (6-8 grams for breakfast, 10-15 grams for lunch, and 10-15 grams for dinner).
- High fiber meals will make the meal low glycemic and will minimize insulin surges. This is very beneficial to counteract insulin resistance and fat storage.
- Plant based options of the ThyroLife Protein Boost Diet always preferable.
- Moderately high protein content at each meal with combination of proteins (plant based options always preferable).
- Good quality proteins and combination of proteins provides the best mix of amino acids that promote fat burn in the mitochondria of cells. Legumes and fish being favorite proteins.
- Meals should be low glycemic and low in simple sugar content. You should minimize or avoid simple sugar intake at dinner time.
- Low glycemic meals and low sugar intake, especially at dinner time, will reduce insulin surges that can promote fat storage.
- Avoidance of fruits and drinks high in fructose.
- High fructose consumption can damage metabolism and promote insulin resistance and inflammation.
- Examples of foods rich in fructose: oranges, pineapples, and bananas.
- Also avoid foods and drinks containing high fructose corn syrup.
- Inclusion of small amounts of good fat such as olive oil, other vegetable oils, olives, or avocados in each meal.
- Avoid saturated fats and trans fats as much as possible.
- Minimize red meats as much as possible.