Weight loss in Hypothriodism

Sometimes clients with thyroid faces a weight loss issues it might be frustrating ,goal should be to discourage any food plan that creates a fear of food, sends mixed messages about what constitutes a healthy diet or is so restrictive that it leads to disordered behavior,frustration and stress. Stress-Under stress, your body releases the hormone cortisol. Too much cortisol can interfere with thyroid hormone production. It can stimulate the thyroid to work harder to create sufficient amounts of thyroid hormone.

If you suffer from hypothyroidism, you might want to limit soy and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts), as they can reduce production of thyroid hormone.


Recommended Diet:

1200-1300 Kcal Calories 54 g Protein 25-30g Fat(5tsp/day)


Timings Menu Amount
Breakfast (8.30 AM)(OPTIONS) Milk (fatfree) (NO sugar)


steel cut oats cooked in ½ cup fat free milk(no sugar)

veg Daliya/ Upma/ Poha/ Idli (2nos)+ Sambhar (½ cup)

whole wheat bread(with green chutney and hummus/no butter)and low fat cheese( 1oz)

1 glass(200ml)

1/2 cup
½ cup


Mid-morning (11.00 AM) Brazil nuts(small)

Whole fruit (any seasonal of your choice)

3 in no

1/2 cup

Lunch (1:00 PM) Chapati( thin)phulka(add oatbarn and besan)

pulses curry (Moong/ chana/ rajma/mixl entil dal/ chowli +Salad carrot/ cucumber/ cabbage/ tomato/ beet/ lettuce/) OR
Quinoa pulav/brown rice pulao/daliya(broken wheat)

with mix veg raita OR
Veg sandwich(whole wheat bread)


Avocado(4slices) and lots of veggies(no butter)

2 no

½ cup

1 cup



Snack-time (3.30 PM) Milk/buttermilk(no sugar)

sunflower seeds roasted

1 glass


5:30 PM fruit (any seasonal) ½ cup
Dinner (7.00 PM) Chapati( thin)phulka(2)

Beans(Moong/ chana/ rajma/ chowli /mix lentil dal/tofu peas curry

+along with green sabji(bhindi/parval/palak/carrot/zucchini/eggplant/doodhi/methi/green beans) no potato in any sabji


Oats khichdi/brown rice khichdi/daliya khichdi(with lots of veggies avoid potato)

yogurt(fat free)

2 nos. (About 30 g)

½ cup
1/2 cup

1 cup


Late night(9:00PM) chia or flax seed soaked in 1 glass of water 3tsp

1tsp-    5 gms

1tbsp- 15gms

1cup/glass- 200ml

Fat allowance: 2 -3tsp oil + 1-2 tsp ghee/ + 1-2 exchange of Nuts( you can use 3 tsp either ghee or oil)+2 nuts ( as suggested above)

Diet Instructions:

  • use Iodized salt
  • prefer brazil nuts they are rich in selenium- Selenium is a mineral that acts like an antioxidant. Selenium-containing enzymes protect the thyroid under stressful conditions, while selenium-contains proteins that help to regulate hormone synthesis.
  • Use skim milk and milk products
  • Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables (5-6 servings per day)start with 2 and increase slowly with lots of water
  • Use unpolished rice as prescribed
  • Consume plenty of liquids (Fluid intake: 10- 12 glasses per day)
  • Avoid bakery products like biscuits, toast, khari, white bread, cakes, cookies & pastries.
  • Avoid deep fried foods and sweets (especially vada pav, samosa, meduvada, dabeli)
  • Avoid fried foods like namkeen, farsan, chips.(limit once a month)
  • Exercise: 30- 45 mins of brisk walking per day OR 30 mins High intensity exercise.
  • Combination of Diet plus Exercise really works well together.