Dr. Emi Hosoda shared some tips for weight loss on the Today Show after having lost 100 pounds herself, that too in her fifties. She did that even when her preexisting health conditions like diabetes and thyroid disease were stacked against her. Take note of the diet plan and workout routines that helped Emi Hosoda with weight loss that she shared on the Today Show. Also, find out if she took magnesium supplements for her thyroid!
Dr. Emi Hosoda had one of the most incredible and inspirational weight loss stories to share on the Today Show with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. She slimmed down to 135 pounds from her maximum weight of 235 pounds. Yes, she lost 100 pounds, and that too in her fifties and when she had preexisting health conditions like diabetes and thyroid. How did she do it? You must be wondering.
Well, Emi Hosoda's given tips that we can work with and shared her diet plan and her workout routine. She also has given the advice to stay properly hydrated and take magnesium supplements.
Dr. Emi Hosoda's Weight Loss: She Shared Her Diet Plan and Workout Routines That Helped Her Lose 100 Pounds on Today Show; She Took Magnesium Supplements to Resist Sugar Cravings, Not For Thyroid Disease!
When Dr. Emi Hosoda (@doctor.emi) was grappling with obesity and trying to bring her weight under control (she really couldn't get bigger than 235 pounds, it was hard enough as it was), it was her against a lot of things, with a number of factors working against her. She gained most of the weight in her 30s after she had her kids and lost most of it when she was 37 but that weight loss was only temporary for all the weight she lost, she gained back when the perimenopause hit around 2010 and she started working nights in a hospital. Weight loss of 100 pounds must have seemed impossible for her then, but she pulled it off in her 50s no less.
For women in the years leading up to menopause and then during menopause itself, weight loss is not as simple as just eating less and exercising more - younger trainers often emphasize on that - because there are a lot of hormonal triggers going on. As if that was not enough, Emi Hosoda also has a strong family history of Type 2 diabetes, which means she had FTO, a genetic variant that predisposes a person to gain weight, and she also has a hard-to-diagnose thyroid disease that made it difficult to slim down.
Plus, her gut health was devastated because she was on antibiotics for years as she had rheumatic fever as a child. Her gut health took a long time to rebuild. Dr. Emi Hosoda had a lot of things to consider to get started on her weight loss. She had to go extra because of her preexisting health conditions, for instance, she had to take supplements to help with insulin resistance in order to lose weight.
Because she learned to discover the hidden factors that may be affecting weight loss even when the person is eating hardly anything and exercising constantly and work on that, Emi Hosoda successfully lost a hundred pounds in her fifties which is very impressive. Now, her job as a night ICU doctor running around the hospital all night long is not a burden as it was when she was heavy and her heavy frame left her fatigued.
Dr. Emi Hosoda used her training in holistic health and functional medicine to design a personalized health plan after bringing her thyroid disease and her history with diabetes - all of the preexisting health problems - into consideration. She considered everything from her genetics to her gut microbiome when creating a diet plan for herself. And that was the secret to her weight loss and the maintenance of it at her age. She shared some of the tips for weight loss on the Today Show. Let's have a look at some of that.
Dr. Emi Hosoda stresses on the importance of looking at the amount of sugar in food to determine if it spikes insulin and blood sugar because sugar can mess up a person's hormonal balance as well as intestinal health. So, she advises following a low-glycemic diet, which includes moderate amounts of fiber-rich beans, lentils, non-starchy vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, as well as lean proteins such as fish and skinless poultry. Studies have shown that this diet is good for weight loss. Also, avoid white rice, white bread, potatoes, and sugar itself.
Not mistaking thirst for hunger is also one of the important things that help in weight loss because they eat less food and stay hydrated that way. People could be eating more food, which can just contribute to weight gain, when they could just be satisfied by drinking plenty of water. Drinking water is beneficial for health overall because proper hydration can slow down aging and prolong a disease-free life. However, people with heart failure, kidney disease, or low sodium, should ask their doctors before they increase their water intake.
Dr. Emi Hosoda said that she takes magnesium supplements to manage cravings for chocolate and sugar. It also helps her sleep. So, taking supplements can help you in weight loss indirectly by helping you to reduce your sugar intake. Also, optimum magnesium levels keep the heart in the right rhythm and also help with muscle tone. If you do not have kidney issues, you can increase your intake of supplements and food high in magnesium like tomatoes, nuts, and seeds.
Emi Hosoda also shared her workout routine. She exercises a minimum of three days a week - getting up at 4 a.m. and warming up on a stationer bike for about 30 minutes and then lifting weights for about an hour - to build her muscles. Strength training is more effective for weight loss than cardio or aerobic exercise because muscles dictate metabolism and the more muscles you have, the more likely you are to stay in shape. So, make sure to include strength training in your workouts if your goal is weight loss.
Also, another tip that Dr. Emi Hosoda gave on the Today show for weight loss is to eat five cups of low-carb vegetables per day because they provide nutrients and fiber, plus five cups are lots of volumes to eat so you are not left feeling deprived of food. She particularly eats Swiss chard, celery, romaine lettuce, carrots, and cucumbers. She also recommends avocado oil, olive oil, walnut oil, and good fats in general because healthy fats keep you satisfied and can help with inflammation.