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Diet Snacks, Foods and Drinks

These are some of the things I like as part of my thyroid diet program, and you might find them helpful too.

As a thyroid patient, the reality is, I'm ALWAYS on a diet. By diet, I mean, trying to eat in a healthy way, staying away from foods that are high in saturated fats, trying to focus on healthy carbohydrates (and stay away from high-glycemic, sugary carbs.)

Here are some of my favorite foods and snacks -- the ones that help me in my own efforts to stay on track in terms of diet and weight loss.

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Mary Shomon

WellBetX has a protein powder that makes low-fat, high protein shakes that also have a decent amount of soluble fiber in them. WellBetX is also jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. For me, it helps control appetite, fills me up without any rebound sugar shock, and works as either a filling snack, or as a meal replacement. For those who are sensitive, it has NO soy and NO artificial sweeteners. WellBetX was specially developed through research at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine. I get WellBetX online from

Hoodia is a really interesting succulent plant that has been used in the Kalahari Desert of Africa as an appetite suppressant. Bija makes a great Hoodia Slimming Tea. When you feel hungry, sipping on this tea (hot or iced are both tasty), can help curb your appetite. It's not caffeinated, so it doesn't give any unneeded buzz either. I like to get my Hoodia Slimming Tea at

If you want a bar that's very high in fiber (6 grams) and fills you up, try one of the Kashi GoLean high protein and fiber bars. They're delicious, and the fiber is a great addition, especially for thyroid patients trying to get our 30 grams a day quota! You can get them at most health food stores, or online at

I always keep a couple of cans of Slimfast Optima High-Protein (I like the chocolate flavor) in the refrigerator for a quick breakfast if I'm on the run, or when I need a filling snack and don't have the time to prepare anything. It's low in fat (esp. compared to regular Slimfast, and Slimfast Low-Carb), has some fiber, and decent protein to fill you up. I can usually get this at my local CVS, sometimes the grocery store (but not every time), and it's also available from

One drink that is PARTICULARLY helpful for thyroid patients who want to lose weight is Dr. Levine's Ultimate Weight Loss Formula. It's basically a fiber "shake" mix that, mixed with water, makes a zero-calorie shake with 17 grams of fiber per serving!! Find out more about Ultimate Weight Loss Formula.


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