Scott: Angela, this time of year, we're shooting in late winter, or early spring, and a lot of people's New Years resolutions have fallen apart. They try to lose weight after the New Year. How do people get back on track, and more importantly, how do they stay on track if they've had a tough winter, holiday season, they kinda let themselves go?
Angela Bruer-Balouch: Sure. You know, New Years resolutions, I look at it as a, it's a revolution. It's a lifestyle revolution. If I hear the word diet one more time, I think I'm gonna bite somebody in the calf, because the word diet can mean so many different things.
The way I've been able to maintain is through a lifestyle. It's not knowing that you can have those off-plan days. I teach blood sugar stabilization, so I teach people how to eat the foods that they love, enjoy the foods that they love in a balance, eating every three to four hours, a balance of five to six meals a day, of proteins, fats, and carbs.
When you look at that, when you tell somebody deprivation, diets are deprivation. You reduce calories, of course, you're gonna lose weight, but, of course, you're going to gain weight when you're done with that diet, because you've restricted your diet.
It really has to be some sort of inspiration, and some sort of determination, that that person wants to change for the long haul. People at the, at New Years resolutions, they get into the gym, and they start exercising, and they're at the gym for 60 minutes to 2 hours, and they're not, they don't see any results. They get frustrated, because it's 80% nutrition, and 20% exercise.
I think you're seeing a lot of synergy between personal trainers, and exercise physiologists, and nutritionists, as well, because it is a synergistic blend. You do need to have both, because you need that lean muscle, to keep your metabolism going, to burn off the food that you're eating in excess.