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The Hoda Show: How to Step It Up Physically and Mentally to Boost Your Confidence and Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

Weight loss coach, Stephanie Mansour, stopped by the Sirius XM Radio studio to chat with Today Show host, Hoda Kotb, live on The Hoda Show .

Stephanie Mansour and Hoda Kotb

As a weight loss coach for women, one of the most important messages I’m passionate about spreading is that weight loss is not just about fitness and it’s not just about watching what you eat.

While it is important to step it up with your nutrition and workouts, it’s equally, if not more, important to step it up mentally. If you want to reach your fitness and weight loss goals, first you have to believe that you deserve to hit those goals.

If you don’t feel like dragging yourself off the couch, you have to change your thinking first.

If you’re too embarrassed to walk into the gym because you haven’t worked out in over a year, you have to build your confidence first.

If you want to stop binging on a whole row of Oreos every night, you have to believe you deserve to treat yourself better first.

There’s a mental shift that has to happen in order for you to value yourself so much that you want to do healthy things for yourself. I know this because I experienced this mental shift myself over a decade ago and it made all the difference — I finally lost the weight and kept it off for good! Plus, I’ve helped my private weight loss coaching clients and the women in my community do the same. 

Once you shift your thinking, you’ll skip the emotional eating, pass over junk food, and enjoy moving your body. Instead of rewarding yourself with a milkshake or zoning out on the couch at the end of a long day, you’ll begin to reward yourself with a healthy salad or a fun walk around your neighborhood.  

Then, after you’ve made this powerful mental shift and you’ve created healthy new habits, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with eating a few Oreos occasionally if you want — everything in moderation!

Recently, I stopped by the Sirius XM Radio studio to chat with Today Show host, Hoda Kotb, live on The Hoda Show. Listen to the interview HERE to hear my story about how I struggled to lose weight, the mental shift that turned it all around, and the strategies you can use to shift your thinking too.

Watch a quick the behind-the-scenes peek below:

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What I Shared On The Today Show About How To Trick Yourself Into Working Out Around The House

Do you sometimes feel like you don’t have enough time to work out? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, not having enough time for exercise is a top complaint of many of my private weight loss coaching clients before we begin working together. But as I tell my clients, it’s always possible to fit more exercise into your busy schedule if you change the way you approach it.

You don’t always have to go to the gym or carve out 30 minutes of uninterrupted time. Incorporating fitness routines into the daily activities you are already doing can make a big impact on your health and fitness and help you reach your goals faster.

I stopped by NBC Studios in New York City to share 7 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Working Out with the Today Show audience.

Whether we’re juggling a family, career, both, or other responsibilities, we all have to get ourselves up, dressed, and on the go in the morning. We all have to see to it that our healthy meals get made, the dishes get washed, the laundry gets done, and so much more throughout the day. So I understand that many women feel as if they simply don’t have enough time to work out.

But the truth is, you do have time if you make the most of every moment and you have the confidence to believe you’re worth it!

Watch the video and read more here.

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Best Meditation Apps As Featured on Today Show

Have you tried to meditate but find it really challenging? Are you looking for an easy way to meditate? Or, are you looking for meditations for weight loss? My latest article for the Today Show highlights the different aspects of the most popular meditation apps. And, if you’re looking for me to walk you through some Step It Up with Steph meditations, check out all of my video meditations for the Today Show here.


Are you looking for ways to meditate in Chicago? If you can’t make it to a Chicago meditation studio, or to a yoga class in Chicago, try out these meditation apps! And, no matter where you live in the country, these meditation apps are available to be downloaded right to your phone. I have personally used all of these meditation apps, and as a women’s health and fitness expert and a women’s weight loss coach, I inspect everything before I recommend things. I really liked these meditation apps to use throughout the day and also as a nighttime meditation and a morning meditation.

For my weight loss clients, I suggest meditating at least once a day with a meditation app. It’s important to feel connected to yourself (to your mind, body, and spirit) because this will help you to relax and unwind. When we are stressed, we’re more receptive to storing fat around the mid-section. As a weight loss coach for women, it’s my goal to help women feel more in charge and in control of their choices, bodies, and weight.

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. As a women’s weight loss coach, she helps women lose weight fast and make it last. She’s also a confidence coach and her wellness programs in Chicago are for women everywhere!

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