Thyroid Strong

The 2 Biggest Struggles With Hashimoto’s and How to Combat Them w/ Dr. Emily Kiberd

by | Oct 6, 2022 | Podcast

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 who have been diagnosed. We’re talking about the most two common struggles that come up over and over again — fatigue and weight gain, and strategies on how to get over the weight gain hump and get your energy back.

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 thyroid with the two antibody tests 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 foods that are inflammatory, prioritize sleep, and you’ll be losing weight more easily.

Fatigue is best addressed through sleep optimization and working out the right way, smarter not harder. Too much cardio can create a huge amount of fatigue. Shifting to strength-based workouts will make a big difference.

In this episode

  • The most common Hashimoto’s symptoms to look out for
  • How weight-gain and Hashimoto’s can go hand in hand
  • 6 tips and tricks for losing weight with Hashimoto’s
  • Using stress to your advantage to create meaningful change
  • 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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