In Angie Gross’ interview we discuss:
- About Angie and her journey with weight loss and becoming a life and weight loss coach
- Her favorite weight loss tools including The Model by Brooke Castillo, no flour and no sugar, and the hunger scale
- How to figure out what triggers your emotional desire for food
- What to do when you realize you have been triggered into emotional eating
- Food journaling as an effective tool to identify emotional eating episodes
- More about flour and sugar and how they affect ghrelin and leptin
- If it was difficult for Angie to give up flour and sugar
- Counting calories and if it is an effective tool for weight loss
- Her recommendation around exercise – it may surprise you!
- Being aware of mom guilt and how it plays into every aspect of our lives
- How Angie balances it all and keeps mom guilt at bay
Carrie’s favorite quotes from the interview:
“Exercise because you want to. I don’t say exercise because you have to. Exercise is literally 5% of the weight loss equation. Do it because you want to do it and because it makes you feel good.”
“Have a big vision. What is it that I really want out of life and am I doing whatever is going to be directed towards that. Plan your time very precisely.”
Angie talks motherhood:
What would you tell an expecting mom about the experience of being a mother?
Take it a day at a time. Don’t try to be super mom right off the bat and be flexible. I had high hopes of breastfeeding and I was devastated when I could only do it half of the time because I had a very low supply of milk. But even though I only pumped 6oz a day I still fed for a year, and supplemented when I needed to.
What is the hardest part about being a mom? Biggest frustrations?
The juggling act. Trying to spend enough time with the kiddos & husband and still find time for myself along with building a business and working full time!
What is your favorite part about being a mom? What makes all the hard stuff worth it?
Watching my son learn & do new things. When I see how smart he is at his age it makes all the hard work worth it!
Any other tips to share?
Schedule everything. Plan. Plan out your day so you can see exactly what needs to be done & how much you can actually do. Most of us beat ourselves up because we have too much to do, and don’t get enough done. This way we can put it in perspective and be realistic about our expectations of ourselves. And journal….get all the thoughts out of your head and analyze them from another point of view. Journaling also puts things in perspective and shows us what is really happening.
Angie Gross - Life & Weight Loss Coach
Hello I'm Angie Gross, Life & Weight Loss coach for moms! I empower moms to step into a dream relationship with a healthy body. I also work full time in the military as an IT specialist. So I stay pretty busy as a mom, wife, employee, & entrepreneur.
I have always had a passion for helping people. When I deployed in 2011 to Kosovo I was training to run a marathon and as I was doing that everyone that I was also encouraging to also run really fueled my energy and gave me a sense of purpose. I saw people lose 50 lbs and run 20 miles from hardly ever running. I really inspired me to help other people. When I returned home I became a certified personal trainer. After noticing that people were lacking motivation, I turned to financial coaching. Once again though I discovered the lack of motivation to become debt free. So I was on the search for the missing piece. That is where I discovered life coaching. This was the missing piece. My mentor Brooke Castillo inspired me so much I attended her in person coach training a year later. I plan to coach full time once I retire from the military in 4 years.