Thyroid Exercise Presentation

If you already know me, then you know that I do NOT recommend quick fix weight loss gimmicks or the ridiculously unscientific claims that they use to promote their products. If you understand real science and physiology, then it’s easy to see that they simply don’t work in the long run.

The truth is that quick fix weight loss solutions (whether they be diet or exercise based) work by hijacking and taking advantage of your hormones in a very dangerous, unhealthy, and thyroid-suppressive way.

They work by tricking your body into breaking down your own healthy tissue to use as energy. Sure, they want you to believe that you’re burning lots of fat…

If you already know me then you know that I do NOT recommend quick fix weight loss gimmicks or the ridiculously unscientific claims that they use to promote their products. If you understand real science and physiology then it’s easy to see that they simply don’t work in the long run.

The truth is that quick fix weight loss solutions (whether they be diet or exercise based) work by hijacking and taking advantage of your hormones in a very dangerous, unhealthy, and thyroid-suppressive way.

They work by tricking your body into breaking down your own healthy tissue to use as energy. Sure, they want you to believe that you’re burning lots of fat…

Most people understand that exercise forces your body to generate more energy, or “burn more calories”.

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.

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.

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.

It’s the dead of winter and you’re stuck in a little cabin with nothing but a wood burning furnace to keep you from freezing to death.

If you had plenty of firewood, then you could use as much you want and turn your cabin into a sauna if you wanted.

That’s what exercise does to your body… It forces your body to use more fuel and crank up your body heat like a sauna.

But… since you suffer from hypothyroidism, all you have is a few measly pieces of firewood which you must conserve and make last the entire freezing-cold night.

You bet you would be using that firewood sparingly. Otherwise, if you used it all up too fast, you would freeze to death.

That’s exactly what you’re doing when you exercise with hypothyroidism… using up all your fuel reserves and unknowingly killing your thyroid in the process.

Sure, you can go talk to your doctor or just about any other so-called “expert” out there and you’ll probably hear the same bad advice… (Most people believe that this makes sense, but if you understand what I just explained above, it doesn’t make any sense at all!)

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.

Doesn’t it make much more sense, that if you want to increase your energy levels and lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way, that you must stop this unhealthy process, improve your thyroid function, and maximize your metabolism?

The solution to making exercise safe and thyroid-boosting is simply to stop this dangerous stress response that exercise causes BEFORE it ever happens.

The 3 Thyroid-Exercise Keys below make up the exact protocol I adapted from my own trials and tribulations to do just that. I used them to help transform my own body and energy levels back to that of my youth. Now, I use them to help my own clients do the same.

You’re likely no stranger to the idea that eating a healthy diet requires eating within a given set of dietary parameters. For example, you need to eat the right balance of nutrients, not over-eat or under-eat, etc.

Just like eating outside these dietary parameters can be unhealthy… exercising outside of healthy “exercise parameters” forces your body to depend on unhealthy thyroid-suppressive energy systems.

To prevent this, we use the first key to thyroid-exercise, which I like to call Thyroid Energy System Training. This ensures that your body only works within the thyroid-boosting ATP-CP energy system (see the energy system…

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