4. Include Carbs

We should all be eating carbs, no matter if we’re underweight, or overweight. When you deprive your body of carbohydrates, your thyroid function starts to slow down. It also causes food cravings, fatigue, ketoacidosis that can lead to gout, and many other problems as well. The key is to choose smart carbs. If you’re underweight or overweight, be sure to keep healthy carbs in your diet, having at least one or two a day. They’re best eaten earlier in the day for better insulin levels, and to provide your body energy, which is what carbs are for.The key to eating carbs is to be sure to eat them with lean protein, and if you’re looking to gain weight, add a tablespoon of healthy fats with your carbs. If you’re looking to lose weight, leave out the fat, but eat protein to stabilize your insulin levels. Healthy carbs include sweet potatoes, quinoa, whole rolled oats or steel cut oats ( not instant), berries, apples, oranges, papaya, pomegranates, and most all lower sugar fruits. Other great sources include wild rice, amaranth, brown rice and sprouted grain breads. Eat smaller amounts of these since they are lower in fiber than other sources are.

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