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Could your thyroid be making you fat? Do you have a hard time losing weight? If your thyroid and metabolism are slow, you canand#8217;t lose weight simply by cutting back on what you eat. And if youand#8217;re overweightand#8212;whether you suffer from a thyroid problem or notand#8212;your hormones are most likely out of whack and are keeping you from losing those extra pounds. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;World-renowned endocrinologist Dr. Ridha Arem has treated hundreds of patients successfully for hormone-related weight problemsand#8212;and almost every weight problem has an accompanying hormone problem. Now for the first time in andlt;Iandgt;The Thyroid Solution Diet, andlt;/Iandgt;Dr. Arem makes his comprehensive hormone-balancing nutrition and weight-loss plan available to the public. With it, you will restore your health and feel betterand#8212; mentally and physicallyand#8212;as you get slimmer. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Dr. Arem perfected his unique diet after extensive research, modifying the Mediterranean Diet so that his plan is higher in protein, higher in fiber, and also low-glycemic. This way your meals are both satisfying and filling. Specific combinations of proteins and essential supplements at each meal rev your metabolism and reverse hormonal imbalances. And you can further personalize your weight-loss plan by choosing from Dr. Aremand#8217;s extensive lists of Favorite Foods and from 48 delicious recipes created especially for this book. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Before you even start the diet, Dr. Arem takes you through a weeklong detox plan to rid your body of the environmental toxins that compromise your hormone functions and contribute to making you fat. Youand#8217;ll make his carefully formulated smoothie and also start to work with the illustrated 20/10 Exercise programand#8212;twenty minutes of aerobics and ten minutes of strength trainingand#8212;to generate energy and vitality. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Retrain your body, ramp up your energy, sleep better, reduce stress, andand#8212;finallyand#8212;lose weight and keep it off. This comprehensive mind-body health and diet plan can help you. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;*** andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;From andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The Thyroid Solution Dietandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Do you want to lose weight? Have you tried diet after diet and yet the stubborn pounds remain? Regardless of why you gained weight, once youand#8217;re wearing those extra pounds, your metabolism shifts gears, triggering multiple hormonal changes that perpetuate weight gain by making your body resistant to losing weight. The only way to lose weight is to rebalance your hormone systems, and the Thyroid Solution Diet is meticulously crafted to do just that. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Ask yourself these questions: Are you always tired? Do you have dry skin and dry hair? Is your hair thinning? Are your hands and feet always cold? Do you have a lack of motivation or are you moody, anxious, irritable, or depressed? A thyroid imbalance could be causing any of these symptoms . . . and your weight gain, too. For decades, researchers knew that the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland at the front of the neck, governed metabolism, mood, body fat, brain function, and even hearing and vision. But the details on how thyroid hormones control appetite, energy, and weight werenand#8217;t clear until recently. Even if you havenand#8217;t been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, or your doctor has told you your blood tests are normal, you might have a subclinical thyroid imbalance, meaning your blood tests are minimally abnormal or borderline. Many doctors ignore these small abnormalities, but losing weight with a borderline low thyroid condition is extremely difficult.
"In this follow-up to The Thyroid Solution, endocrinologist Arem, clinical professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Texas Thyroid Institute, presents a detailed diet plan to rebalance the hormone systems and speed up metabolism. Arem says cutting calories doesn't work; instead, his method ramps up thyroid hormone activity, lowers ghrelin levels (the hormone that stimulates appetite), and boosts leptin sensitivity (the hormone that limits food intake). In Part I Arem explains how hormones and a sluggish metabolism can lead to weight gain. He also reveals how stress can result in overeating, and delves into the importance of sleep and its effect on hormones. Part II zeros in on an adapted combination of the Mediterranean Diet and the PRO Diet (Protein-Rich Oriental Diet), featuring foods that maximize metabolism efficiency with an emphasis on timing and scheduling meals to work with the body's natural rhythms. The third section presents a step-by-step weight-loss program as well as a '20/10' exercise program (20 minutes of cardio-focused high intensity interval training plus 10 minutes of strength training). Readers seeking a quick fix won't find it, but those who are willing to work a little harder and dig into the scientific underpinnings of weight loss may be fascinated by the connections to hormones." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Quite simply the best thyroid book on the market... Dr. Arem validates what I have found in my practice for more than twenty years... I highly recommend this book." Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., author of Screaming to Be Heart: Hormone Connections Women Suspect...and Doctors Still Ignore
"Clear, comprehensive, and incredibly useful... the best thyroid resource I have ever read."
"andlt;Iandgt;The Thyroid Solution Diet" andlt;/Iandgt;embraces the principles of a low glycemic index, Mediterranean and high-protein diet, a combination proven by science to be the best diet for long-term health as well as weight control. It's no only easy, it's delicious."
andlt;divandgt;"Clear, comprehensive, and incredibly useful... the best thyroid resource I have ever read."andlt;/divandgt;
andlt;divandgt;"Dr. Arem provides the most medically sound approaches
"Dr. Arem provides the most medically sound approaches for stubborn thyroid-hormone related weight gain. If you have struggled with unexplained weight gain, you cannot afford to ignore this book!"
World-renowned endocrinologist and author of the half million-copy bestseller, The Thyroid Solution, now presents his proven program for re-setting sluggish metabolisms to lose weight, improve thyroid wellness, and increase overall well-being.
Is your thyroid making you fat? Calorie restrictions and dieting alone can’t fix metabolic problems to help you lose weight if you have a sluggish thyroid or slow metabolism. You need a weight-loss program that includes a healthy, hormone-friendly eating plan that will boost your metabolism, let you shed the extra weight, and help you keep it off. Dr. Arem has treated thousands of patients successfully for weight loss and, now for the first time in The Thyroid Solution Diet, makes available to the public his comprehensive diet plan. With it, you will lose weight, look better, and feel better physically and mentally.
A weight problem is as serious as cancer and heart disease. The Thyroid Solution Diet offers a refined and perfected Mediterranean diet that is higher in metabolism- boosting proteins, high in fiber, and low in high-glycemic index foods. It provides specific recommendations of food combinations to eat at each meal—and foods to avoid—and the right kind of supplements to take to boost your metabolism and reverse multiple hormonal imbalances. Based on extensive medical research, The Thyroid Solution Diet is by far the most well-balanced diet program put forward so far by a medical doctor. No other book available on thyroid, diet, and weight loss is written by a specialist with Dr. Arem’s expertise and specific know-how. And this unique program is effective for weight loss, even if your thyroid function is normal.
About the Author
Ridha Arem, MD, is a world-renowned endocrinologist and director of the Texas Thyroid Institute. He has served as clinical professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine for many years and was also chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. Dr. Arem has lectured extensively locally, nationally, and internationally for healthcare professionals and the public. He was the founder and editor in chief of andlt;iandgt;Clinical Thyroidologyandlt;/iandgt;, an official publication of the American Thyroid Association, and is the author of the groundbreaking bestseller andlt;iandgt;The Thyroid Solution.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;