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2 Biggest Struggles with Hashimoto's
Episode 1266th October 2022 • Thyroid Strong • Emily Kiberd
00:00:00 00:26:04

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Getting your health back after a Hashimoto’s diagnosis is a frustrating and overwhelming process. You can do all the common recommendations and still run up against a wall. I know. I’ve been there myself. Today I’m speaking directly to the 20 million women living with Hashimoto’s in the states and those are just the ones with a proper diagnosis. We’re talking about the most two common struggles that come up over and over again — fatigue and weight gain. 

If Hashimoto’s has caused you to put on extra pounds, there are specific ways to combat this. First, get your thyroid checked out. A full panel of thyroid lab work will tell you what exactly is going on. Finding the right balance with strength-training exercises will lead to more energy too. Check for gut infections, watch your calorie intake, avoid inflammatory foods, get enough sleep, and you’ll be losing weight more easily. 

Fatigue is best addressed through sleep optimization and working out the right way. Too much cardio can create a huge amount of fatigue. Shifting to strength-based workouts will make a big difference. 

What are your biggest struggles with Hashimoto’s? Let’s talk about it in the comments below! 

In this episode

  • The common symptoms of Hashimoto’s to look out for
  • How weight-gain presents as a Hashimoto’s symptom
  • 6 tips for losing weight with Hashimoto’s
  • Using stress to create meaningful changes
  • Optimizing your workouts to combat fatigue


“Our thyroid levels will change over time based on stress, what we’re eating, how we’re working out, how well our sleep is optimized. There’s just many factors.” [9:11]

“If we want to lose weight, calories matter. It’s not only what we’re eating that matters, but how much we’re eating.” [15:11]

“When it comes to fatigue, if I’m feeling really cranky at the world, I think this is my point to check-in.” [21:08]

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