What to Eat to Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism

What to Eat to Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism

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  1. Wild caught fish;
  • salmon
  • sardines
  • mackerel

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They are high in omega-3 fatty acids essential for hormonal balance and thyroid function


By eating them you will;

  • reduce thyroid inflammation
  • increase neurotransmitter activity – improves thyroid function
  • support neurological function
  • have good mood
  • reduce stress levels
  • boost immune system


  1. Coconut oil (also coconut milk, coconut flakes) are high in good fatty acids.

By eating them you will;

  • boost your metabolism. It will be easier for you to lose weight
  • you will increase energy levels. You will be capable of achieving more on daily basics
  • decrease fatigue – yes, you will feel much stronger
  • suppress inflammation
  • improve your brain functions


  1. Probiotic-rich food


  • kefir
  • goat milk yogurt
  • sauerkraut
  • fermented veggies


– They create healthy gut environment

– They balance micro flora bacteria

– They improve leaky gut syndrome

– They reduce inflammation


  1. Flax seed, hemp and Chia seeds



  • balance hormonal level
  • normalize thyroid function
  • improve mood
  • improve brain function
  • lower inflammation
  • stabilize blood sugar levels


  1. Water – there is never too much of clean water.
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    Some of top water benefits during under active thyroid are;
  • keeps you hydrated
  • prevents you from snacking
  • helps normalise digestive system
  • prevent fatigue
  • boosts your mood
  • reduces constipations
  • improves energy levels
  • fights sugar cravings



Consider drinking 8 ounces (uncje wody?? Zapodaj w szklankach) every two hours.


  1. Fibre rich food;

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  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • berries
  • bananas
  • beans
  • lentils
  • seeds
  • blueberries
  • tomatoes
  • squash
  • bell peppers


They will:

  • keep you full for longer. That means no snacking
  • balance blood sugar levels
  • help to maintain healthy weight


  1. Fruits and vegetables – their high mineral, antioxidants and vitamins levels will help you to reduce inflammation. With under active thyroid, they should be foundation of your diet

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  • they improve digestive system
  • they reduce constipation
  • they improve brain function and memory
  • they improve heart health
  • they help to maintain hormonal balance
  • they makes it easier to control weight


Food to avoid with under active thyroid;


  1. Some vegetables;

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  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • kale
  • soy
  • brussels sprouts
  • spinach
  • soybeans
  • peanuts


They contain goitrogens which affects thyroid proper function. If you want them in your diet steam them for minimum of 30 minutes and eat small portions.

2. If you are taking any medications for under active thyroid, you should also avoid;


  • walnuts
  • soybean flour
  • iron supplements
  • multivitamins with iron
  • calcium supplements


  1. No fried food, white flour and definitely no sweets.

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For any change in your diet, you should contact your physician to get advice.




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