Month: November 2019

060: Ask Amber Anything…About Supplements Part 1

This segment of “Ask Amber” is all about Supplements (for health and fitness)! This 2 part series deals with  pros cons, ins and outs of supplements. Part 1 is about the need (or not) for taking supplements as part of your health and fitness regimen. I also spend a LOT of time addressing protein powders – different kinds, pros and cons, what to look for, etc. Feeling lost? No worries, I created a freebie reference sheet that can be found below.

Questions Addressed:

  • Should I take supplements if I have a well-balanced diet? 8:10
  • What should I look for in a protein powder? 17:28
  • Types of Protein Powders 20:30
  • What’s the deal with collagen? 25:18
  • Is Sucralose bad in supplements? 28:26
  • Should I take protein powders on rest days? 32:05
  • Should I avoid creatine for weight loss? 34:06

There is so much I haven’t covered yet, so stay tuned to next week, episode 61, for more information regarding supplements – BCAAs, Pre workouts, Pregnancy/nursing, etc. And don’t forget about my free “cheat sheet” to help you navigate the supplement world!

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*I am an affiliate of Ideal Lean Protein Powders, so if you use my code AMBERB 15, I do get a kick back. However, my opinions are my own and I stand by them.

059: The Fitness Journey of A Food Blogger with Sara Wells of Our Best Bites

Ever wonder what a food blogger’s fitness journey may look like? Let’s find out! I sit down and chat with Sara Wells, an OG food blogger and co-creator of Our Best Bites. Sara shares her journey of losing 50 pounds seven years ago, and how she has experienced ups and downs since. We often compare ourselves to others, but we also compare ourselves to our previous selves. Sara shares how she is able to enjoy the phase she is in while still improving and making changes to become a better version of herself. Join us as we dive into the ebbs and flows of life and how to find joy with where you are at!


Highlights of Sara Wells Interview: 

  • Sara shares her story of losing 50 pounds and how she received an outpouring of love and support from ladies like herself. (7:00)
  • Comparing yourself to a previous version of yourself is a disservice. (13:42)
  • Paying for a trainer, gym membership, etc. is investing in yourself and it makes everything else in your life better. (27:21)
  • Enjoying every season of life you are in and not waiting for the next big thing to come is powerful. (37:28)
  • Figuring out what is going great in your life in the present moment allows you to obtain more. (41:53)


Sara is an inspiring example of how to love yourself in every phase of your life while not comparing yourself to where you may have been previously. Finding what is going well in your life at the present moment, as Sara has, is powerful and can help you find joy and abundance along your journey!


Be sure to check Sara out on Instagram here (personal account) and here (wellness account). 

Our Best Bites website 

Our Best Bites Fit Club website 

Sara’s Weight Loss Blog Post

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