Keeping track of what you eat on a daily basis allows you to gain insight on how certain foods affect you. Hypothyroidism can be accompanied by a number of stomach or intestinal discomforts, including constipation, as well as fatigue and weight gain. Knowing what you have eaten can help you identify what foods may be intolerable for you. In addition, learning what foods satisfy your appetite without crashing your energy levels can help you identify what foods work best for you.
Place a notepad and pen at your kitchen table and write down what, how much, and when you’re eating breakfast. Smartphone food journals or food log apps are also available for when you’re on the go.
Discuss the results of your journal with your doctor or a registered dietitian to ensure all your nutritional needs are being met.