Winning at weight loss, Part 6: Check for underactive thyroid (again)

Fatigue and easy weight gain are typical symptoms of an underactive thyroid. Too many people see their doctors for a thyroid test, which comes back negative. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t a thyroid problem – mild hypothyroidism is surprisingly common, and usually passes undetected.

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Winning at Weight Loss, Part One: Stop Counting Calories

Following a calorie reduced diet may seem like the logical way to lose weight, but in reality it is a strategy which is doomed to fail. When you restrict calories, your body reacts by releasing hormones that put the brakes on metabolism, and torment you with hunger until you cave in. There are far easier, and far more effective ways to lose weight. It’s about dieting smart, not hard.

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