Is Your Exercise Hurting Your Thyroid?
Most people understand that exercise forces your body to generate more energy, or “burn more calories”.
Yet, here’s the part that most don’t understand…
To generate more energy for exercise, you need more “fuel”.
Now, healthy people store lots of “fuel” in their liver and muscles to help them withstand the stress of exercise.
Yet, thyroid sufferers can’t properly store this fuel, which makes you extremely susceptible to the ill effects and stress of exercise.
Think about it for a second…
Why do you think thyroid sufferers are often tired all the time and fatigue so easily?
Because you can’t store enough fuel to generate the energy you need.
Now here’s the dangerous part.
When you exercise with a low fuel supply, your body panics and starts releasing massive amounts of stress hormones.
These stress hormones shut your thyroid down and lower your metabolism to conserve and save what little fuel you do have to keep your brain functional.
If your body didn’t shut everything down, then you would burn through all your fuel quickly, your brain would stop functioning, you would lose consciousness, and death would soon follow.
It’s simply a natural survival mechanism.
Yet, the effects of exercising on an empty fuel tank have long-lasting effects on your thyroid and metabolism.
This means that your body starts burning calories at a very slow rate. Not just while you exercise, we’re talking about 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which only leads to long-term weight gain.
Now, I'm sure you've also heard this one...
Eat Less and Exercise More??? (WRONG!)
Think about that for a second…
Eating less means that you’re getting even less fuel and exercising more means that you’re using up what little fuel you do have even faster.
When you run out of fuel, that’s when your body releases massive amounts of stress hormones and when your thyroid and metabolism become damaged!
Sure, those stress hormones might help you lose a few pounds in the short-term. But, you’d better be prepared for the long-term weight gain that’s headed your way.
And heaven forbid you tell anyone that exercise only makes you more exhausted because they just look at you like you’re some lazy person who is just making excuses.
If you continue to do this to your body, then you’re not only ruining your thyroid, you’re setting yourself up for a number of diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
This madness has got to stop!
The good news is that there is a much safer and more effective way…
There is an exact method and process for safely exercising your body while replenishing your thyroid so that your thyroid can heal, you can have more energy overall and you can start losing weight again.
I encourage you to check out this valuable presentation to learn exactly how to flip the switch!!