All About Hypothyroidism + 3 Months Meal plan for weightloss

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH Hypothyroidism; A 3-MONTHS MEAL PLAN THAT COULD HELP

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland (butterfly shaped) located at the lower side of the front of the neck, just below your Adam’s apple. It has two side lobes connected in the middle an isthmus. The thyroid gland is responsible for secreting thyroid hormones. These hormones include triiodothyroinine, thyroxine, and the peptide hormone calcitonin which are produced from iodine and tyrosine.

There are several ways through which the thyroid may malfunction. The major forms of thyroid disorders are

  • Hyperthyroidism: In this case, the thyroid gland produces surplus amount of thyroid hormones. Symptoms may include higher beat rates, diarrhea,insomnia, irritability, weight loss, and enlargement of the thyroid.
  • Hypothyroidism: This refers to an underproduction of thyroid hormone mostly caused by iodine deficiency. Symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, slow heart rate, low energy, muscle cramps, short memory, and constipation.
  • Tumors: These could either be benign or cancerous.
  • Abnormalities: These could present in the form of enlargement of the thyroid gland.

NOTE: The thyroid gland is larger in pregnant women and increases in size during pregnancy. A swelling may appear on an apart of the neck commonly known as goiter.

Generally there are many types of thyroid disease which could be treated through various ways, some of which include medication, radioiodine, and/or surgery. Given that the most prominent cause of thyroid malfunction or disease especially in African parts is iodine deficiency, let’s look at a diet strategy that will help in handling hypothyroidism.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS 3MONTHS MEAL PLAN FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM

 

  • This meal plan will try as much as possible to consider hypothyroidism as the major thyroid disorder.
  • It does  not take into account both existing conditions (already diagnosed patients) and preventive measures.
  • It is engineered towards maintaining a healthy weight during and after this diet.
  • It is absolutely necessary to consult your doctor and nutritionist before adopting this plan.
  • Learn to drink plenty water. At least 8 glasses of water a day will suffice.

 

90 DAYS MEAL TIMETABLE FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM

Days Breakfast Mid-day snack Lunch Dinner
1 2 boiled eggs and a cup of green tea 1 medium sized apple 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Fish pepper soup
2 Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey 1 large banana Vegetable and fish sauce/soup Sweet potato with chicken sauce
3 Brown beans with fresh fish 2 oranges Mixed vegetable salad 1 large cucumber
4 Chicken with pepper sauce 1 medium sized Beet Okra soup with eggplant swallow Omelet with a glass of soy milk
5 2 slices whole meal bread (toast), one boiled egg and a cup of green tea A handful of Hazel nut A piece of chicken with ½ spoon of mayonnaise Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
6 Banana smoothie 1 medium sized cucumber Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish 5 oz. coconut milk
7 Omelet with a glass of soy milk 1 large apple Salmon with honey-garlic sauce Chicken with vegetable dressing
8 Green peas with lean meat 1 glass of Orange (juiced) 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce 3 baby Carrots
9 2 slices whole wheat bread (toast) with a glass of orange juice Papaya sliced Intermittent fasting Vegetable salad with shrimp
10 Sweet potato with chicken sauce A handful of almond nuts Fish pepper soup Green beans with fresh tomatoes
11 2 poached eggs with tomatoes A glass of low fat milk Mixed vegetable salad with chicken Banana smoothie
12 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with smoked fish and pepper sauce 1 medium sized cucumber Moi-moi and 1 boiled egg Intermittent fasting
13 Green peas with lean meat A handful of strawberries Salmon and avocado Fruit salad
14 Mushroom and tomato omelet A glass of low fat milk Vegetable soupwith eggplant swallow Mixed vegetable salad with chicken
15 Chicken with vegetable dressing Papaya sliced Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
16 Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey 1 serving of Pineapple Moi-moi and fish Sweet potato with chicken sauce
17 Baked sweet potatoes 3 baby Carrots Okra soup with eggplant swallow Fish pepper soup
18 A piece of chicken with 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise 1 medium sized Apple Salmon with honey-garlic sauce Kilishi with ½ spoon of mayonnaise
19 2 boiled eggs and a cup of green tea 1 fresh Mango Goat meat pepper soup Banana smoothie
20 Green peas with lean meat Cherries Vegetable and fish sauce/soup A serving of Pineapple
21 Moi-moi and fish 2 Oranges Intermittent fasting Baked sweet potatoes
22 2 poached eggs with tomatoes 1 small banana Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
23 Moi-moi and fish A serving of Pineapple Sweet potato with chicken sauce 1 medium Cucumber
24 Cucumber, a piece of chicken topped with a spoon of mayonnaise Papaya sliced Moi-moi and salad Goat meat pepper soup
25 Omelet with a glass of soy milk 1 medium cucumber Okra soup with eggplant swallow Kilishi with ½ spoon of mayonnaise
26 Salmon with honey-garlic sauce A glass of low fat milk Chicken with pepper sauce Papaya slices
27 Oatmeal and flax seeds with coconut milk Oranges (a glass of juice) Baked sweet potato with fish Chicken with pepper sauce
28 Moi-moi and 1 boiled egg A handful of Strawberries 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
29 Bananas with yoghurt 5 oz. Low fat yoghurt Intermittent fasting 1 medium cucumber
30 2 boiled eggs with steamed vegetables 1 medium sized Avocado 1 unripe plantain (roasted) with spinach Steamed cauliflower and mackerel fish sauce
31 Whole grain bread with moi-moi and skimmed milk Groundnuts Wheat with egusi soup and fish Prawns cooked with vegetables and water
32 Baked sweet potatoes with green tea Berries Cooked broccoli in small quantity with skinless chicken and water Boiled plantains with eggs
33 Moi-moi and fish 1 medium sized apple Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish Chicken with pepper sauce
34 2 poached eggs with tomatoes 1 large banana Sweet potato with chicken sauce Goat meat pepper soup
35  3 slices of bread with yoghurt 2 oranges 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey
36 Bread and beans with water 1 medium sized Beet
37 Omelet with a glass of soy milk 1 medium sized Cucumber Swallow from brown rice flour with efo riro Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
38 2 slices whole grain bread (toast), one boiled egg and a cup of green tea 2 apples Mixed vegetable salad Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish
39 Boiled beans and lentils Rice crackers Okra soup with eggplant swallow 2 boiled cobs of corns with banana smoothie
40 Moi-moi and 1 boiled egg Brazil nuts 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Whole grain bread with little butter
41 Bread and cheese with green tea A small cup of whipped cream Green beans with fresh tomatoes Boiled skinless chicken with a glass of milk
42 2 slices whole wheat bread (toast) with a glass of orange juice 40 grams of high quality chocolate Boiled rice in small quantity with stew, fish and water Vegetable salad with shrimp
43 Poached eggs with pepper 2 avocadoes Lentils boiled with carrots and onions Catfish peppersoup
44 2 wraps of moi-moi with kolanut tea 2 oranges Boiled broccoli with steamed fish and water Boiled beans and corn
45 Baked sweet potato with fish Diced pineapples Boiled brown rice with vegetable stew and mackerel fish Bagels and milk
46 Goat meat pepper soup Popcorn and milk Bread with tuna fish Whole grain bread with little butter
47 Brazil nuts Swallow from brown rice flour with efo riro
48 A serving of Pineapple
49 Papaya sliced Goat meat pepper soup
50 Cucumber, a piece of chicken topped with a spoon of mayonnaise Green beans with fresh tomatoes
51 Omelet with a glass of soy milk Moi-moi and salad
52 2 poached eggs with tomatoes A glass of low fat milk Mixed vegetable salad with chicken Banana smoothie
53 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with smoked fish and pepper sauce 1 medium sized cucumber Moi-moi and 1 boiled egg Intermittent fasting
54 Green peas with lean meat A handful of strawberries Salmon and avocado Fruit salad
55 Mushroom and tomato omelet A glass of low fat milk Vegetable soup with eggplant swallow Mixed vegetable salad with chicken
56 2 boiled eggs and a cup of green tea 1 medium sized apple 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Fish pepper soup
57 Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey 1 large banana Vegetable and fish sauce/soup Sweet potato with chicken sauce
58 Brown beans with fresh fish 2 oranges Mixed vegetable salad 1 large cucumber
59 Mushroom and tomato omelet A glass of low fat milk Vegetable soup with eggplant swallow Mixed vegetable salad with chicken
60 Chicken with vegetable dressing Papaya sliced Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
61 Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey 1 serving of Pineapple Moi-moi and fish Sweet potato with chicken sauce
62 Poached eggs with pepper 2 avocadoes Lentils boiled with carrots and onions Catfish peppersoup
63 2 wraps of moi-moi with kolanut tea 2 oranges Boiled broccoli with steamed fish and water Boiled beans and corn
64 Baked sweet potato with fish Diced pineapples Boiled brown rice with vegetable stew and mackerel fish Bagels and milk
65 Goat meat pepper soup Popcorn and milk Bread with tuna fish Whole grain bread with little butter
66 2 poached eggs with tomatoes 1 large banana Sweet potato with chicken sauce Goat meat pepper soup
67 3 slices of bread with yoghurt 2 oranges 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey
68 Bread and beans with water 1 medium sized Beet
69 Salmon with honey-garlic sauce A glass of low fat milk Chicken with pepper sauce Papaya slices
70 Oatmeal and flax seeds with coconut milk Oranges (a glass of juice) Baked sweet potato with fish Chicken with pepper sauce
71 Moi-moi and 1 boiled egg A handful of Strawberries 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
72 2 boiled eggs and a cup of green tea 1 medium sized apple 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Fish pepper soup
73 Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey 1 large banana Vegetable and fish sauce/soup Sweet potato with chicken sauce
74 Brown beans with fresh fish 2 oranges Mixed vegetable salad 1 large cucumber
75 Chicken with pepper sauce 1 medium sized Beet Okra soup with eggplant swallow Omelet with a glass of soy milk
76 2 slices whole meal bread (toast), one boiled egg and a cup of green tea A handful of Hazel nut A piece of chicken with ½ spoon of mayonnaise Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
77 Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey 1 large banana Vegetable and fish sauce/soup Sweet potato with chicken sauce
78 Brown beans with fresh fish 2 oranges Mixed vegetable salad 1 large cucumber
79 Chicken with pepper sauce 1 medium sized Beet Okra soup with eggplant swallow Omelet with a glass of soy milk
80 2 slices whole meal bread (toast), one boiled egg and a cup of green tea A handful of Hazel nut A piece of chicken with ½ spoon of mayonnaise Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
81 Banana smoothie and with 6 slices of whole grain bread 1 medium sized cucumber Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish 5 oz. coconut milk
82 Mushroom and tomato omelet A glass of low fat milk Vegetable soup with eggplant swallow Mixed vegetable salad with chicken
83 Chicken with vegetable dressing Papaya sliced Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish Salmon with honey-garlic sauce
84 Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey 1 serving of Pineapple Moi-moi and fish Sweet potato with chicken sauce
85 Whole grain bread with moi-moi and skimmed milk Groundnuts Wheat with egusi soup and fish Prawns cooked with vegetables and water
86 Baked sweet potatoes with green tea Berries Cooked broccoli in small quantity with skinless chicken and water Boiled plantains with eggs
87 Moi-moi and fish 1 medium sized apple Brown beans with fresh tomatoes and fish Chicken with pepper sauce
88 2 poached eggs with tomatoes 1 large banana Sweet potato with chicken sauce Goat meat pepper soup
89 3 slices of bread with yoghurt 2 oranges 1 unripe plantain (boiled) with cauliflower sauce Oatmeal with low fat milk and honey
90 Moi-moi and fish 2 Oranges Intermittent fasting Baked sweet potatoes

The secret to an effective meal plan is portion control so make sure that you are sticking to prescribed portions. You may also consult with your nutritionist for further details taking your calorie-intake plan into consideration. Sticking to exercise routines at least three times a week will be an added advantage and will yield an even faster result.

Most people dealing with hypothyroidism still do not know about it. They also do not know what food to eat or not. Find out from this article and also have a complete 3 months food time table to help you

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