The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 085: How Do You Pull Yourself Out and Get Back on Track?

In this episode, Amber unpacks a common hurdle that many people face when it comes to following a nutrition plan: getting through the weekend without falling off-track!

It’s tough to avoid the temptation to binge over the weekend with friends or family, then attempt to justify it later on by telling yourself that it was just a “cheat meal”… before proceeding to the next binge, resulting in a full-on cheat day!

Then, once Monday rolls around – along with those inevitable feelings of shame and guilt – you punish yourself by severely cutting back on your calories and spending an additional half-hour on the treadmill to “make up” for overindulging over the past couple of days.

That knee-jerk urge to restrict yourself after a weekend of binging is part and parcel of diet mentality – something that Amber reminds us is an unproductive and sometimes even dangerous mindset to live by in the long run.

Still, it’s inevitable that we veer off-course on our journey every now and again. The question, then, is: How do we get back on track?

Ready for the answer, Mama? Tune in for more!

Wellness Quote

  • “If you’re stuck in the ‘I’m not allowed to have that’ box, you’re never going to get to the next level – what I consider ‘Lifestyle 2.0.” –Amber Shaw

Key Highlights

  • The neverending roller coaster of weekly binging and restricting is not only unhealthy, but also unrealistic as an attempt to “catch up” to your health goals.
  • Always keep the satisfaction factor in mind when preparing your meals. The main reason we fall off-track and our willpower fizzles out is because the track we’re trying to stay on sucks! Make it a point to enjoy your meals and you won’t have to worry about getting derailed.
  • There are no “good” foods and “bad” foods. Instead, tell yourself: “I’m a grown-ass woman and I can eat whatever I want.” Make this your affirmation. It’s an absolute game-changer!
  • Diet mentality will keep you stuck in Lifestyle 1.0. Get out of that restrictive box, choose the food you enjoy every time, and supercharge your progress with Lifestyle 2.0!

Episode Resources

About Amber Shaw

Amber is a Body Transformation Expert, Founder of The Wellness Revolution, motivational speaker, and NBC Health and Wellness Coach. Having built a lifestyle that allowed her to embrace work, children, exercise, and well-balanced eating habits, Amber now works with helping and coaching women to achieve the same level of serenity and empowerment through a sustainable way of living.

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