Is your body driving you nuts? I mean are you trying to lose weight and nothing is working. The doctor said everything is okay, but you have read a lot about thyroid and think it’s the problem stopping you from a slimmer you from showing up in real life.
I believe you.
I also believe that most medical professionals use outdated normal blood ranges for what is a healthy thyroid. Well, and then many don’t run all the tests that really show the whole picture.
Do You Need Lab Work To Know If Your Thyroid Is Not Up To Speed?
Yes is the quick answer but you can go by symptoms. Some health coaching clients want to get started feeling better right away. They ‘report’ all or most of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. The goal to lose weight is only one of these problems.
Does this list sound like you too?
- Feeling Tired
- Gaining Weight [it needs to be on the list]
- Feeling Cold
- Weakness and Aches in Your Muscles and Joints
- Hair Loss
- Itchy or Dry Skin
- Feeling Down or Depressed
- Trouble Concentrating or Remembering
10, Heavy or Irregular Periods
Can’t Lose Weight?
Shara only had two symptoms from the list. Yet when we started working to optimize her thyroid function, she lost 21 pounds. She noticed that she had more energy and her infrequent bowel movements became what is considered normal self-corrected too.
Because she had more energy Shara began to exercise more regularly which promoted weight loss. Not realizing that daily bowel movements were vital to good health she didn’t think much of not being ‘regular.’
Health Coaching to Lose Weight
How did we approach Shara’s weight gain problem? She became a health coaching client. No, I don’t advise you or tell you what to do. You already know what you want to do. A good health coach is more a mentor who works with the idea of helping you find what works for you. I don’t give you a diet or workout plan.
I do help you with the plan you choose. But it’s your body, and you’ll use me to be a mentor or coach – a listening ear who has information that can help you. Now, this isn’t like a high school coach that cheered you on.
Nope if you want to lose weight, you need a coach who respects you know yourself and they help you do what you want and know works best for you.
Find out more about how you can lose weight especially if it due to diagnosed or undiagnosed hypothyroidism by contacting Debra at her office 720-515-4602