2 Simple Diet Tips for Turkey Day

Written by | Posted in Diet & Nutrition | 9 Comments

Tomorrow, millions of people will come together with their family and friends to spend time with loved ones they oftentimes don’t see often enough, and give thanks for the important things in life. Sometimes it can be difficult to be thankful for your health, especially when there are roadblocks like hypothyroidism and its many related diseases that are getting in the way of you feeling like your former healthy self. But it’s also important not to focus so much on where your health is at this particular moment in time and instead focus on where you want to take your health moving forward and what you need to do in order to get there.

You don’t put up a house without following a good building plan. You have to follow specific building steps in the right order to ensure that you end up with a solid house that you can depend upon for the rest of your life. For example, you first have to lay the foundation before you can even start building or else the walls and roof won’t be stable and will easily fall down, leaving you with nothing, and having to start over from scratch.

Similarly, it makes sense for you to have a good plan to follow to help rebuild your thyroid and rebuild your health. You MUST first lay the foundation of your health before you can build upon it and create the kind of health that you can depend upon for the rest of your life.

This is where most people fail. Instead of following a good plan and laying the necessary foundation, they jump erratically from supplement to supplement or diet to diet trying to put the roof of the house on before they even have the walls up.

Houses are not built overnight. It’s a process that takes time, work, and resources. Your health works in the same way. Restoring proper thyroid function takes time, work, and resources to correct all of the underlying problems that are inhibiting your thyroid to begin with.

For example, just the other day, I had a consultation with a client who I’ve been working with for the last three months and one thing we discussed was what she had achieved in this short amount of time. Had she expected for everything to change overnight, she would have given up after a week or two and she never would have experienced any of the remarkable progress that she has made up to this point. Instead she was willing to commit to and trust the plan we had in place. Now, she’s feeling better than she has in over 20 years. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you’re willing to take control of your own health.

To help you take some control of your Turkey Day, I’m giving you a couple of simple and easy tips that you can use tomorrow, regardless of what your situation may be.

1. Don’t Starve and Stuff

Most people believe that a healthy diet has everything to do with eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong foods. But what you may not realize is that your thyroid function and health also have a lot to do with HOW you eat and WHEN you eat. And this is something that you should be aware of when it comes to your Thanksgiving feast.

It’s quite common for people to starve themselves all day preparing themselves for the big meal they are about to have and then stuff themselves to the point that have to loosen their belt to make room for it all.

When you starve yourself and then binge eat like this, you are effectively creating blood sugar instability and a stress response within your body, which lowers thyroid function. So, needless to say, this is one quick way of making your thyroid very unhappy and oftentimes results in the need to hibernate after your feast.

Instead of starving then stuffing, be good to your thyroid and eat a little throughout the day to help keep your blood sugar stable, and when it comes to your feast, don’t overdo it. Eat until you’re full and then take a break and let your digestive tract do its job properly. Remember, you can always have seconds later if you want.

2. Support Your Thyroid With Coconut Oil

If you’re cooking your own Thanksgiving meal, then do yourself a favor and use coconut oil in place of vegetable oil or PUFA oils, which is protective of your thyroid instead of damaging to your thyroid.

But I also understand that many people are eating with friends or relatives and don’t have control over what oils are being used in their food. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still benefit from using coconut oil. Simply taking a teaspoon a few times during the day and/or with your meals can provide some great added protective benefits.

If you don’t have any coconut oil on hand, then most health food stores today, and now even many national grocery chains, are carrying it. Even if you can’t find it locally or don’t have direct access to it for tomorrow, you can still get some and prepare yourself for future events and future Thanksgivings.

You can easily order high quality refined coconut oil online from some trusted resources. For example, click here to see the one that I personally use with myself and use with all of my clients.

Giving Thanks (Thank You)

Don’t spend your day worrying and stressing out about what’s on your plate. Instead, use the two very simple tips above and spend your day enjoying yourself and those around you.

Remember, this holiday is about giving thanks for what we do have. It’s not about dwelling on our past or what we are lacking. So count your blessing and focus on a plan for healing your thyroid and improving your health from this point forward.

One of the many things that I’m extremely thankful for is having you in my life because without you, I wouldn’t be able to fulfill my dream of helping people correct the underlying sources of their hypothyroidism and related health problems, instead of relying on the inadequate medical care that most people are limited to today.

So, I wanted to say, Thank You, from the bottom of my heart. Happy Thanksgiving.

Tags: , ,

9 Responses to “2 Simple Diet Tips for Turkey Day”

  1. Andra Miller

    21. Nov, 2012

    I’m thankful that I have a good son and that he has a woman who loves him and he loves. I’m thankful for all the friends I have and especially those at the Society of which I am president (NY Society for Ethical Culture). I’m thankful for the tips from Tom B on the right cooking oils, pots and pans, food, exercise (I just had my 20th Tai Chi class and it is good). I’m thankful that circumstances and my own thrift have put me into a comfortable retirement in a new apartment that I love. I’m sure there’s more, but that’s it for now.

    Reply to this comment
  2. dale jones

    22. Nov, 2012

    I am thankful that I can pay my bills and live a decent life. Recently I am extremely grateful to Tom for the “revolution” I started about six weeks ago and I have to say I felt like new person on day three and have felt relatively well ever since, following this plan. There are still kinks to work out but honestly prior to this I thought I was dying! I have since told five other thyroid suffers about the miracle I have experienced. So here is where I say THANK YOU TOM for this ‘revolution’. I am also thankful I can get up and enjoy life now!

    Reply to this comment
  3. Jacqueline

    22. Nov, 2012

    I am thankful that I have a drive to research for better health which allowed me to hear your video and lead me in a much better direction. I am now able to do more than I have in years and I’m enjoying my family. Thank you Tom!

    Reply to this comment
  4. Ginny

    22. Nov, 2012

    I’m thankful for my loving husband and 2 devoted dogs. Also, for wonderful friends and family, a warm home and healthy food to eat. I’m thankful for the health I do have but wish after 6 months of building my foundation that I was closer to putting on my roof!

    Reply to this comment
  5. Celeste Spence

    22. Nov, 2012

    I’m thankful for Jesus, my Lord and Savior who gave me life and this wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

    Reply to this comment
  6. jen

    22. Nov, 2012

    Dear Tom, Thank you for this Thanksgiving blessing as well as your usual excellent information. I am saving up to buy your book, but in the meantime am greatly enjoying your e mails. I sense you truly care, and are not just out to make a buck. People like you are few and far between. God bless you and your family this Thanksgiving.

    Reply to this comment
  7. Barbara Key

    23. Nov, 2012

    I’m Thankful that the Lord My God lead me to your website Tom Brimeyer. I Thank You for all the information and research on Hypothyroidism. Thank You, Barbara Key

    Reply to this comment
  8. Delma B.

    29. Nov, 2012

    Hi Tom,
    I’m Thankful for everyday, not just on Thanksgiving. I am Thankful I found your Hypothyroidism Plan and I am doing great. My doctor told me to keep on doing what I’m doing because it seems to be working. I feel great. My doctor also said she did not think any of her other thyroid patients would take the time and effort that I have, because it is too easy to take a pill.
    Delma B.

    Reply to this comment
  9. jennifer Hill

    10. Jan, 2013

    How much $ to post your book to Australia(book and postage)Im thankful for people who practice what they preach.

    Reply to this comment

Leave a Reply