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Healthy Eating Tips: Healthier Ice Cream Options

Chicago weight loss coach for women, Stephanie Mansour, stopped by ABC 7 Chicago to dish out some healthy eating tips and give the scoop on healthier ice cream options that you’re sure to love.

What kind of weight loss coach tells you to eat ice cream? I do!

What I’ve learned over the years is that nobody wants to go on a diet that requires cutting out all of your favorite foods. It’s a sure way to set yourself up for failure and disappointment. That’s why I don’t believe in diets or deprivation. Instead, I want to set you up for success;  so I encourage my clients to make the healthiest choices possible as often as possible. And you know what? It works! (Check out some of my client success stories  here).

My private weight loss coaching clients are often shocked to find out that they don’t have to give up the things they love to eat. And my advice to you, too, is that you don’t have to give up what you enjoy eating if you want to reach your weight loss and wellness goals.

In some cases, you may choose to indulge in moderation. But in most cases, you can find healthier options that are equally delicious and satisfying that you can substitute for your go-to treat.

And here’s a secret–there’s a good chance that you’ll end up liking the healthier option even better!

Once you cut the junk and start focusing on getting more nutrient-rich foods in your diet, you’ll be able to taste the difference and feel the difference in how your body responds to low-quality foods.

I recently stopped by ABC 7 Chicago to dish out some healthy eating tips and give the scoop on healthier ice cream options that I think you’ll love.

Want more guidance and support in making healthier choices when you eat, so you can finally lose the excess pounds that are holding you down? 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.

Healthy, Protein-Packed Salad Dip!

Want a healthy alternative to fatty ranch or French onion dip at your backyard barbeque this summer?  This salad dip recipe packs in the protein, which will help you feel fuller and less inclined to keep reaching for junk!

Here are the ingredients:

2 cans black beans
1 can corn
4 handfuls cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 avocado
1/2 cup salsa

Enjoy!

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FabFitFun Features My Tropical Mexican Salad Recipe!

Recently, I had the honor of having my tropical Mexican salad recipe featured as a “Scrumptious Salad” on Giuliana Rancic’s beauty and wellness site, FabFitFun. I’m so happy to share this healthy salad recipe with people around the world!

I recommend this easy recipe if you’re looking for a healthy, protein-packed meal to make in ten minutes or less! Here are the ingredients and directions:

1 16-ounce pre-packaged bag of cabbage
1 15-ounce can of kidney beans
1 15-ounce can of corn
1 apple, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 pound of fresh salsa

Combine cabbage, kidney beans, and corn onto a plate or bowl. Put it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Add apples, avocado, and salsa, then toss. Enjoy!

Introducing the Step It Up with Steph Team!

For the new TV show, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” airing in Chicago in February, I’ve put together my own Step It Up with Steph Team! Together, we will all be supporting my client, Marissa, through her weightloss journey to become more healthy and fit. (Click here to follow the show on Facebook for the latest updates!)

First, the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern (on Michigan Ave.) is supporting Marissa via Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, and Health Psychology. The Raby Institute is the premier center for integrative healing seamlessly combining the best of science-based Western medicine with the time-tested, holistic healing approaches of ancient cultures to create a system of health and wellness that honors the whole person.We are SO excited to have them on board because their integrative approach to health and wellness fits exactly with the Step It Up with Steph approach! Marissa will be meeting with these practitioners as needed to determine the best line of care for her.

Next, our in-home massage therapist, Hope JelinekBerry, is providing weekly massage for Marissa! Along with relaxation and loosened muscles, Marissa will be receiving some energy work and chakra balancing from Hope. Hope is also my personal massage therapist and I couldn’t be happier to have her on board!

The food for Marissa is sponsored by the Fresh Diet. This company provides nightly delivery of fresh food for the next day. They control the portions, calories, and menu choices, and Marissa gets to sit back and enjoy delicious, gourmet food, and not have to think about anything! I like this because it takes the guess work out of food and eating for Marissa, and after 12 weeks she will have created a habit for herself to eat smaller portions, more frequently, and eat good healthy food.

We’ve also got some great Step It Up with Steph yoga mats and blocks donated by YogaAccessories.com! Their products are great!

Finally, Marissa’s sticking to a MENTAL commitment of being healthy and fit – she’s using my 30 Day Workbook!

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