While on vacation, I picked up some car/beach reading material. I picked up the Woman’s World from May 12, 2014 and they had an article about Detoxing your Thyroid. It was splashed across the cover and since I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid after I had Max, I always try and read whatever I can find on the subject.
The article was informative and gave lots of good suggestions about foods to eat, etc. The meal plan is what caught my eye. The military diet worked for us for a long time but I think my body became accustomed to it. I haven’t gained any weight but I haven’t lost any either and that is frustrating for me.
So I decided to give it a go when we got home. Hubby was up for the change so I went shopping. The only items I didn’t have on hand were the dried apricots and brazil nuts. Found the brazil nuts at Walmart after a long search. Went to the handy mart near our house a few days later for Milk and he had an entire RACK of them. Grrr. Go figure. LOL
If you can’t find the article online, let me know and I can email it to you if you are interested. I have a scanned copy. Below is the meal plan they suggest.
1 cup of any whole-grain, gluten free cereal (such as gluten free versions of Rice Krispies or Kashi Simply Maize corn flakes) I chose corn chex. ½ cup of skim or fat free milk, ¼ cup of dried apricots AND 1 hard-boiled egg.
Choose ONE Daily
3oz. grilled chicken breast or lean steak and at least 1 cup of steamed veggies over unlimited salad greens with 1 TBLS of vinaigrette AND 1 cup of berries
Burrito Bowl: Sauté at least 1 cup of mushrooms, onions and peppers in 1 tsp of olive oil until soft. Stir in 3 oz. cooked and shredded chicken breast and ¼ cup of black beans and heat through. Serve with salsa and 1 TLBS of fat free plain greek yogurt AND 1 piece of fruit.
3oz of lean turkey burger with spicy mustard. 2 cups of grilled vegetables with 2 tsp of olive oil AND 1 cup of melon.
Choose ONE Daily
4oz of fish such as tuna or salmon, with herbs and lemon to taste. ½ cup of wild rice with 2 cups of mixed vegetables with 1TBLS of olive oil.
4oz of lean beef or chicken with 1 small baked sweet potato with 2 cups of roasted asparagus or any vegetable with 1 TBLS of olive oil.
4oz of shrimp, chicken or beef stir fried in 1 TBLS olive or sesame oil with 2 cups of mixed vegetables and garlic and ginger to taste, ½ cup of brown rice
Choose 2 daily
¼ cup of pumpkin or sunflower seeds, 6 brazil nuts or 25 raw almonds
Any amount of sliced vegetables
1 TBLS of all natural almond or peanut butter with celery or carrot sticks
Choose One Daily
1 cup melon, berries or grapes or 1 piece of fruit
I have substituted all oil for coconut oil as it helps people with thyroid problems. It is also very beneficial for providing energy, making your skin soft, etc. It's a bit more expensive but so far it's worth it.