The thyroid gland and the hormones that it produces are among the key factors which determine the success or failure of a diet. Because thyroid hormones are regulators of basal metabolism, they determine the daily consumption of calories. A strict diet downregulates the activity of the gland. This lowers the daily requirement in calories, obliging us to eat still less. It can be a vicious cycle.
There are many strategies to deal with this situation. Often, bodybuilders use unusual or unapproved methods. After having discussed the most popular, we will suggest a natural alternative which is much healthier.