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How to Break Through Weight Loss Plateaus

Fitness Plateau Busters

Chicago weight loss coach, Stephanie Mansour, sat down with Sylvia Perez at the Fox 32 Chicago Studio to provide tips on what to do when you hit a fitness or weight loss plateau and how to break through it.

Few things can be more frustrating along your weight loss journey than hitting a plateau. You’re moving along, making progress, hitting your goals, feeling confident, and then– bam! Your progress suddenly comes to a complete stop and the scale may even start to creep back up again.

Congratulations, you’ve hit a weight loss plateau! The reason I’m congratulating you is that hitting a plateau simply means you’re human and perfectly normal. And the good news is, it also means you have already made significant progress. You’ve been doing something right and now you are getting closer to your goal. Way to go!

The bad news is, hitting a plateau along your weight loss journey can be discouraging. In many cases, this is the point at which many people give up.

As a weight loss coach for women, one of the most challenging parts of my job is helping women gain the confidence necessary to push through their plateau — reassuring them that it isn’t happening because they are doing something wrong, encouraging them to keep making healthy choices, and guiding them through how to tweak their program.

The truth is, you have to switch up what you’re doing. When your body gets used to one way of eating or one way of working out, it’s not going to keep responding the same way. So it’s important to change things up as you go.

Most importantly, to break through each plateau, you’ll have to get into the right mindset — change your thinking to break through what’s really holding you back.

I recently stopped by the Fox 32 Chicago studio to sit down with Sylvia Perez and share advice on what to do when you hit a fitness or weight loss plateau and how to break through it. Watch the video below and let me know what you think.

Want more guidance on how to break through your weight loss plateaus and get on track to finally lose the weight for good and step it up for life? Join the FREE 21-Day Challenge with weight loss coach Stephanie Mansour for a simple but powerful workout plan, an easy-to-follow eating guide, and fun confidence-boosting exercises.

How Building Your Confidence Can Help You Slim Down This Summer

It’s summertime and around this time of year, many women tell me they feel self-conscious about showing more skin in sleeveless shirts, sundresses, shorts, and bathing suits. Because I’m a weight loss coach for women, women often confide in me that they regret not slimming down before the season started and confess that they simply aren’t confident enough in their bodies to enjoy the beautiful weather and summer festivities.

What I find most unfortunate about women lacking confidence is that it works against them when it comes to reaching their health and fitness goals. It sets them up for riding an emotional rollercoaster of stress eating and they adopt a defeatist attitude.

Here’s what I mean: You may start thinking, ‘Why bother? I’ll never look the way I want to look anyway, so I may as well eat this entire bag of chips and sit on the couch,’ after work instead of eating something nourishing and taking a brisk walk.

When you put yourself down and stress yourself out about your body image, it can affect your body’s ability to naturally shed unwanted weight. Over time, having a negative outlook can impact your overall health.

When you don’t like your body and you don’t feel good about yourself, you don’t treat yourself well. This is why I’m so adamant about supporting women through the emotional side of the weight loss journey.  I encourage you — right now —  to find what you like about yourself first and then build from there.

Recently, I visited Fox 32 Chicago and sat down with Sylvia Perez to share secrets for slimming down this summer. We talked about specific lower-body leg exercises, upper-body arm exercises, and cardio routines. But we also discussed the importance of addressing the emotional side of unwanted weight. Be sure to watch our conversation in the video below.

The bottom line is, you may be able to step up your workouts to tone up your triceps, biceps, legs, and butt this summer. But for lasting results, you’ll have to work on building self-confidence too — it’s just as important as working out and eating well.

Listen, I want you to enjoy the weather, enjoy the body you’re in, and feel good about yourself right now, no matter what. You deserve it! And because I want you to be happier, healthier, more energetic, and even more confident, I encourage you to start making changes now that will help you maintain a more fit body throughout the year and for the rest of your life.

Want support building your self-esteem and getting on track to lose the weight for good and step it up for life? Join the FREE 21-Day Challenge for a simple but powerful workout plan, an easy-to-follow eating guide, and fun confidence-boosting exercises.

Best Fitness Trackers for Your Fitness Goals As Featured on Today Show

Are you looking for the best fitness tracker for your needs? In Chicago especially, health and fitness outdoors can be tricky to track! Check out my article that features the best fitness trackers and how they’ll help with your fitness goals.

As a Chicago weight loss coach for women, I’m always looking for the latest and greatest fitness products! If you’re running outside in Chicago or anywhere in the country, it’s important to know how many miles you’re going and also look for ways to make your workout more efficient. As a wellness coach, I know it’s not just about weight loss or calories burned. It’s also about feeling connected to your goals and committed to yourself. Fitness trackers are one more way you can see your progress!

Stephanie Mansour is a women’s weight loss coach and the best health and fitness expert in Chicago. She’s a contributor for the Today Show and is a health and fitness expert on TV. She’s also a women’s weight loss expert. Are you looking for the best wellness program for women? As Chicago’s best wellness coach for women, Steph helps women in Chicago and beyond lose weight fast and make it last.

If you want more tips on how you can lose weight and keep it off, make sure you join my FREE 21 day challenge at stepitupchallenge.com.

Ballerina-Inspired Ab Exercises and Pilates Exercises with Jenny Milkowski

Join Chicago’s best health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski as they demonstrate some of Steph’s favorite ab exercises to strengthen and tighten your midsection!

These ballerina-inspired abdominal exercises can be modified for any level. These are Pilates exercises and can be done lying on the ground or on a yoga mat, and just leaning back.

Chicago’s wellness coach Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski were demonstrating these exercises at Hi Fi Fitness in Chicago!
Chicago’s best wellness coach for women and best personal trainer for women, Stephanie Mansour, show’s Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski the best ways to tone your abs!

If you want more tips on how you can lose weight and keep it off, make sure you join my FREE 21 day challenge at stepitupchallenge.com.

How to Eat Healthy On the Go without Breaking the Bank As Seen on Circa News

Traveling and worries about breaking your diet or going over budget? We’ll show you what to grab, what to splurge on and what to pass on whether you’re at the airport, at a rest stop or at the train station:

We’ve got the do’s and don’ts on when to splurge and when to save in the grocery store and in restaurants. Health & Fitness Expert and wellness coach for women, Stephanie Mansour, gives us step by step instructions plus the best apps for health and fitness!

If you want more tips on how you can lose weight and keep it off, make sure you join my FREE 21 day challenge at stepitupchallenge.com.