The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 148: Hormonal Balance for Sustainable Weight Loss (Part 3 of 4)

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to focus on optimizing our hormones, which will in turn help with achieving weight loss in an effortless and sustainable way. Amber’s approach to weight loss incorporates what she calls the “Hormonal Fat Loss Blueprint” and in this series, she breaks down the 4 pillars of this proven method. It is all about learning how to work with your body and hormones instead of fighting against your biology and inevitably feeling frustrated and stuck in a cycle of diets that just don’t work.

This episode is part 3 of this series, so make sure to tune in to parts 1 and 2 before diving in here. In the previous 2 parts, Amber covers the topics of eating for hormone stabilization, and also what it looks like to incorporate intermittent fasting in a flexible manner that optimizes hormone levels.

Part 3 of the Hormonal Fat Loss Blueprint is all about exercising in terms of hormone optimization and fat loss, which is a crucial piece of the puzzle that so many women aren’t aware of. We hear so often that it is all about “calories in vs calories out” so we end up slashing calories and increasing exercise intensity only to be so frustrated when we don’t see results. The truth that not enough people are talking about is that more is not necessarily better when it comes to exercise. As we age, it becomes more and more critical to focus on stress mitigation, both mentally and physically. By drastically cutting calories and doing high-intensity workouts several days a week, you may actually be causing more harm than good by putting too much stress on your body. 

Prioritizing exercising is important for our overall health, but we don’t want to overdo it. By focusing on restorative exercises such as yoga, walking, and biking mixed in with some strength training, your body will thank you. Tune in next week for part 4 of this series on The Hormonal Fat Loss Blueprint.

Key Highlights

  • More is not always better when it comes to exercise
  • Why women approaching menopause and beyond need to focus on more low-impact exercises
  • Amber shares what her workouts look like
  • Why women over 40 and 50 need to be strength training 
  • The best way to change body composition
  • Focusing on restorative exercises for stress management

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About Amber Shaw

Amber is a Mind and 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 helping and coaching women to achieve the same level of serenity and empowerment through a sustainable way of living.

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