Today we are answering the question, “I have hypothyroidism, will the Freese Method help?”
This piece is specifically for women who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or are on either Synthroid or it’s generic version levothyroxine.
The Goal is a Stable TSH
The ultimate goal of thyroid treatment is get a stable TSH. TSH is thyroid stimulating hormone and it’s the most commonly checked lab. It’s the hormone that your pituitary sends to your thyroid to send out more T3 & T4.
Most thyroid issues are autoimmune issues and need to be treated with medication.
Hashimoto’s in particular is caused by inflammation that basically causes too much thyroid hormone to be released until it basically peters out and now you're left with a thyroid that can’t keep up. So you need to take Synthroid or the generic version levothyroxine for sure.
You should have your TSH checked often until you find a stable dose that...
Today, we are going to talk about our Thyroid, the gland, the hormones, the mystery.
Because 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid issue in their lifetime and our thyroid plays a large role in our metabolic health.
So it’s a big deal. And one that’s shrouded in conspiracy over testing and treatment and full of misinformation.
To answer the question, “My metabolism seems broken, could it be my thyroid?”
We need to understand what the thyroid is, what it does, and how it could go wrong.
What is the Thyroid?
Your thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that sits in your throat. Your thyroid takes the iodine you eat in foods like iodized salt, seafood, and dairy and makes two important hormones called T3 and T4.
We want T3 and T4 to not go too low or get too high in our blood. To help make sure they stay in the perfect range, your hypothalamus and pituitary glands in your brain, sense your blood levels and communicate with your thyroid to maintain perfect T3 and...
Today, we are going to talk about a magic cleansing drink that I’m sure we are all the mood for after the holiday weekend.
Eating a lot, celebrating holidays, eating out at restaurants, it’s part of life.
It’s food reality.
It’s the rhythm of our lives.
It’s also a reason most of us are in the spot we are in metabolically… our metabolisms literally can’t handle the rhythm and pace of our current eating lives and the damage builds, layer upon layer, year upon year, until suddenly, just looking at cake makes you gain five pounds.
You feel this in your body too. You feel the sluggishness, the lack of energy and zip. You may even feel the heartburn, the swelling in your hands from all the sugar and salt, feel the brain fog.
This is like what a metabolic hangover feels like. And some of us have been living in this metabolic hangover for decades. Jumping from one diet to another but...
Today I’m going to share a teaching topic we are working on in the Freese Method Alumni Monthly Membership Program.
It was just too good and too important not to share with you, too.
And that is the important link between Vitamin D and COVID-19.
As you may know, I am a clinical Registered Dietitian and I have a 12-week online weight loss program where I teach you how to eat so that you can repair your metabolism so that you can lose weight, achieve glowing health and never gain back a pound.
After the 12-week program is complete you have a totally different, repaired and healthy metabolism and the ability to burn fat and maintain your weight as long as you stick to the principles I taught you in the program.
I also offer a way to go deeper into health and nutrition with your restored metabolism in my monthly membership program, The Freese Method Alumni Club.
In this group we revisit the principles of the program, learn new things and we provide a fun and kind community to...
Today, I want to share with you the Invisible Factor that gets my Freese Method clients success every single day.
This Invisible Factor also helps you overcome procrastination and self-sabotage (that could wreck your weight control).
This invisible factor helps you lose more weight in less time with less drama (so that you can succeed with your weight control).
This invisible factor is sometimes the difference between success and failure, especially when you are trying to lose weight.
If you’re apprehensive about trying to lose weight again.
To get back on that horse.
To put yourself out there one more time, this message is for you today.
the invisible factor that gets my clients success every day is…. personal expert coaching.
If you want to guarantee success. You need to find a personal expert coach to guide you from where you are now to where you want to be.
Wouldn't it be nice if burning fat was super easy?
If we could just burn it effortlessly like say, while we sleep?
And we do.
In fact, we can burn quite a bit of fat while we sleep... as long as we understand the power of when we eat and how our body burns fat.
Ready to get started, because this is going to blow.your.mind.
I’m going to break this down into three main points. Point number one is the backstory or how your body works.
Point number two is why this matters for fat burning.
Then point number three is the actual secret because of how point number one and point number two come together.
I want to show you that your body is amazingly capable of burning fat and doing what you want it to do if you feed it right and if you understand your body as a woman over 40.
No supplements, no gimmicks, no protein powders. Just real science from a real dietitian so you can take real control over your weight.
Let’s move into Point 1: The Backstory.
Today we are diving into one of the most asked questions I get: Why is it so hard to lose weight now that I am over 40.
I’m going to connect the dots for you and help you see that you’re not crazy- you are absolutely right.
There are two main players in our weight control as women. And I’m sure this comes as a surprise to no-one, they are both hormones.
Notice, I didn’t say calories. I said hormones.
Metabolic Hormone Player 1 is insulin.
Metabolic Hormone Player 2 is estrogen.
Today, we are going to do a little mini-metabolic assessment and help you see if you are indeed suffering from a damaged metabolism and if The Freese Method would ultimately fix your weight problem for good.
As a clinical dietitian, I love a good assessment. Because if you can get a good assessment, then you create a good differential, and then you can start to formulate your best plan forward without wasting a bunch of time or energy or money on stuff that doesn’t apply or matter to you.
Like supplements or working out 6 days days a week…. or protein powder.
Metabolic damage is a real. It can be measured. It can be assessed on a spectrum of severity. It’s not just a hooky name I came up with.
You also may be curious about how The Freese Method program is different from say... Weight Watchers or Noom or whatever and if it’ll work for you, right?
You’re reading this piece because you want to lose weight and nothing...
Today, I want to share with you the only three cooking fats and oils you should be using 99.9% of the time. Yes, it's can be that simple.
Did you know that what you cook your food in is just as important as what you're cooking! Because it totally matters!
What you are cooling your food in?
Canola oil, or canola oil in a spray like PAM?
Really go through your routine.
What do you cook your eggs in? What do you roast your veggies in? What do you spray or line your baking sheets and loaf pans with?
So in our house we use two, maybe three fats and oils for allllll of cooking.
The first one, the one we use most often from everything from sauteing in a pan to high-heat roasting in the oven is… Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. Yes, you can absolutely cook with high heat with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. It’s not the smoke point you need to worry about,...
Today we are going to get practical and specific to follow up what we talked about last week about getting energy like a gas cooktop to boil water instead of trying to light a million tiny matches to get the water to boil. Which is just an analogy for how what you eat either gives you big energy or tiny unsustainable energy.
Let’s first address the elephant in the room... the old advice that eating foods high in natural fat is bad for us and will make our cholesterol go up.
Eating foods like eggs, steak, bacon, cheese, whole fat dairy, coconut milk, avocado and guacamole, butter, olive oil or coconut oil won’t raise your bad cholesterol. We’ve known that since the 1960’s.
Not only will it not raise your bad cholesterol, it also will not cause heart attacks. And...wait for it, eating natural fatty foods won’t cause you to gain weight.
Don’t worry if this is the first time you’ve heard that message. Or if...