What are the best meal replacement shakes for hypothyroidism?

drink wholesome makes the best meal replacement shakes for hypothyroidism with with a short list of simple ingredients. They are perfect for people who need nutrition without the extra processing and added junk. Order samples to see if our meal replacement powders are right for you. 


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drink wholesome makes the meal replacement shakes for hypothyroidism.

Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid, a small gland in the neck, does not produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid is part of your endocrine system, and the hormones it produces help regulate the body’s metabolism, the process that converts food into energy.

Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue and weight gain. Hypothyroidism can be caused by autoimmune disease, thyroid surgery, radiation therapy, thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid), and certain medications.

How many calories do people with hypothyroidism need?

Because hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, it can slow down the body’s metabolism and lead to weight gain or difficulty losing weight. In some cases, people with hypothyroidism may need fewer calories than someone without the condition to maintain their weight or lose weight,

It is important to note, however, that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, and it is best to work with a healthcare professional, such as a registered dietitian, to determine your individual calorie needs based on your specific circumstances.

How much protein do people with hypothyroidism need?

If you have hypothyroidism, increasing the percentage of your calories that come from protein can help you lose weight. Firstly, eating lots of protein can help prevent cravings and overeating. This works because high protein foods are among the most satiating foods, meaning they keep you feeling full for longer.

Second, eating lots of protein can help you build muscle, and people with more muscle mass have faster metabolisms and burn more calories. This happens because it takes more energy (calories) to build and maintain muscle than fat.

You should aim to get most of your protein from foods like eggs, fish, and meat. People with dietary restrictions, reduced appetite, and busy schedules are not always able to meet their protein needs this way, however, which is where high protein meal replacements can help. Adding a high protein meal replacement shake to your diet is an easy way to ensure that you are eating enough protein. 

What constitutes enough protein is different from everyone, but you should be eating at least 0.36 grams per pound of body weight per day. This means that a 150 pound person should be eating 54+ grams of protein. Use our Daily Protein Intake Calculator to figure out how much protein you need.


What is the best meal replacement for hypothyroidism?

For most individuals, the type of protein that you consume should not affect your hormones. People with a hormone imbalance may want to consider avoiding dairy and soy-based ingredients, as both have been shown to impact hormone levels more than other dietary protein sources, but even dairy and soy, if consumed in moderation, should not cause problems. 

Research has also shown that some of the food additives used in meal replacements can contribute to impaired thyroxine absorption. Thyroxine is the main hormone secreted into the bloodstream by the thyroid gland.

Increasing scientific evidence suggests that regularly eating food additives can also disrupt the endocrine system, the system of glands that make hormones. One of the main reasons why food additives affect your hormones is that they affect the hormone-gut microbiome axis, the two-way biochemical signaling pathway between the microorganisms living in your gut and your endocrine system.

The composition of your gut microbiome has a profound impact on your hormonal environment, which means disruptions to your gut microbiome may cause hormonal imbalances. This is especially true for people with hormone-related diseases like hypothyroidism. Thyroid patients should, it follows, chose a meal replacement that is additive-free. 


Why drink wholesome?

drink wholesome is additive-free.

One of the reasons why we make the best meal replacement shakes for hypothyroidism is that we do not use any food additives whatsoever. Even in small amounts, additives can cause painful side effects and long-term gut health problems. 

Here is a list of the most common food additives in meal replacement powder:

acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, xylitol

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drink wholesome is made with real foods.

Another reason why we make the best meal replacement shakes for hypothyroidism is that we do not use protein concentrates or isolates. Nearly all every other meal replacement is made from one or both of these protein sources, which are foods stripped of everything but the protein. They undergo heavy mechanical and chemical processing, sometimes with solvents like hexane, so what you put into your body looks nothing like real food.

Your gut is supposed to digest or minimally or unprocessed real foods, not protein concentrates or isolates. This is why more and more research is finding that regularly eating refined ingredients like these can alter the composition of your gut microbiome. As you now know, this is the last thing you want if you have hormone problems.

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Instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we make the best meal replacement for hypothyroidism with egg whites and almonds. Whole foods like these are an easy to digest, gut-friendly alternative to protein concentrates and isolates.

For starters, egg whites and almonds contain enzymes and natural digestive aids that help you break them down. Egg whites are also bioactive, meaning they promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Almonds also improve the diversity of the gut microbiome. Together, these simple protein sources make for a meal replacement that good for your gut, and safe for hypothyroidism


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