Why is thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) important when it comes to losing weight? Many people fail to understand the job of thyroid gland in human body. Today I will explain how we at Lose Fat Nashville clinic able to stimulate thyroid gland to produce more T3 and T4 to lose weight.
Our thyroid gland is under control of hypothalamus, meaning it gets its orders from hypothalamus. When we eat food and when that food reaches stomach it sends a signal to your hypothalamus (gland located in brain) as to how much food is in our stomach. So hypothalamus not only plays role in giving orders to thyroid gland but it also gives the stomach that it is full and now it can’t hold any more food or gives us the satisfaction of fullness so we don’t eat more. As soon as we feel full and stop eating. Hypothalamus sends a signal to thyroid gland via TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to start producing thyroid hormone to digest all the food we ate. Once the food is digested it is used as energy, stored as fat for future energy source or body gets rid of it. When this process slows down we start gaining weight and storing fat.
The way we stimulate thyroid hormone is by telling patients to eat 5 times per day and each meal can be big as they want but no processed or junk foods. When you eat 5x per day your thyroid keeps getting stimulated and stays super active which causes more energy to burn. Rather than shutting off and starting back again, it keeps active (at low level) and keeps burning all the calories we take in or stored. This process works in all of our patients and that is why they consider our weight loss program the Best Weight Loss Program. This simple strategy of eating 5x per day can stimulate your weight loss.