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050: From Yo-Yo Dieting to Sustainable Weight Loss with Linda Burbidge

Amber interviews client, Linda Burbidge, about her experience with Macros 101 and her journey with yo-yo dieting that got her results that just weren’t sustainable. Linda shares her real secret to success which was adopting a positive mindset and treating herself like she would a best friend –  with the respect and encouragement and understanding. As a PhD holder – in Economics no less – Linda is an incredibly intelligent woman and to hear her breakdown what it takes to have sustainable weight loss is very enlightening.  


Highlights of the Podcast Episode: 

  • Living in north central North Dakota, protein rich and Macro friendly foods aren’t readily available, but she still makes it work by planning. (8:00)
  • Macros is very much like economics – how is this going to fit into your budget? (15:52)
  • Affirmations and Positive Self-talk are such powerful tools (20:50)
  • Quitting and Starting again will not get you there any faster (25:58)
  • Counting Macros does not mean you do sugar-free or low fat if it is important to you to have the “real food” (30:39)
  • Stop going into things thinking “I’m going to fail” (32:54)
  • You don’t have to sacrifice what you love to achieve your goals (37:36)

Takeaway of the Podcast Episode: 

No matter where you are, or where you have come from, you can always choose to start again today. And the best way to start again is to talk to yourself like you really value yourself – like you would talk to a best friend. The mind has great power and channeling positivity into that power is going to make a world of difference because you start to believe the things you are telling yourself.

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049: Getting Out Of Victim Mentality In Your Fitness Journey with Jennifer Mondada

Amber interviews client, Jennifer Mondada, about her experience with Macros 101 and how she overcame her victim mentality and became a do-er. Jennifer shares how she limited her abilities because of her age (56), health (hypothyroid and knee surgeries, osteoporosis, etc.) and hysterectomy. Her lesson and moral of the story – she is in control regardless of the facts. She has goals and she can crush them with consistency and determination. 

Highlights of this Podcast Episode: 

  • (08:26) Jennifer outlines all the reasons she thought she couldn’t lose weight or be strong anymore at this stage of life. 
  • (13:26) There are facts about your life that you can’t change, but you have control about how you view them and live your life. 
  • (18:04) Willppower is not enough to overcome and achevie. 
  • (22:08) Hard work will pay off but it may take longer than you want – you just need to keep going. 
  • (26:33) If you give up, that is the one way you assure you won’t get results.
  • (29:26) How do you keep going when you’re not motivated? 
  • (38:41) Current goals – strength focused rather than scale focused. 

Takeaway for this Podcast Episode: 

Every body and everybody is different. What isn’t different is the fact that dedication and consistency will yield results. Every time. They may not come as fast as you want, but they will come if you keep going. 



How to Start Tracking Macros, a podcast episode featured by top US personal trainer, Biceps After Babies

048: How to Start Tracking Macros: Everything You Need to Get Started

Whether you are new to counting macros or a seasoned veteran, this podcast on how to start counting macros is a great overview and can be such a valuable tool in achieving your fitness goals. Amber outlines 4 steps that are necessary for you in your macro counting journey as well as how to overcome common hurdles and provides a free counting macros Starter Kit. 

How to Start Counting Macros Highlights: 

  1. Understanding the basics. What are macros and why are they so important? (10:10)
  2. Get the right gear.
    • Gear – food scale, fitness tracker, body scale and tape measure (13:40)
    • Food – You don’t need to break the bank to track macros (20:44)
  3. Create a plan for your macros and for your workouts. (22:09)
    • This plan is a lot less involved/complex than you may think…
  4. Get started tracking and losing. (24:59)
    • Includes tips on how to handle spontaneous or hard-to-plan situations (28:35)

How to Start Counting Macros Take Away:

Macro tracking is not a diet in the way that the world uses the word “diet.” It enables you to live your life and achieve your goals eating the foods you love which means it is sustainable. It also doesn’t require expensive gear or weird food. You make macros work for you, not the other way around. 

Don’t forget to download the FREE Starter Kit to help you get started or renew your journey with macro tracking, click here!


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