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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.

On Hand Fitness Remedies As Seen on WNEM TV 5

Do you ever run into a problem when you’re on the go, whether it’s an injury slowing down your workout, lack of energy, or you’re craving a snack? We’ve got some solutions on today’s Step It Up with Steph!

First, let’s talk about injuries. This is the last thing you want to get in the way of your healthy eating and working out! It would be great to prevent an injury by proper stretching, warming up, etc., but if you’re having joint issues, I’ve got a solution. Try a band around your joint. The Zamst JK-bands are great for stabilizing your knee if you’re feeling some pain, and will help to prevent a full-blown injury. You can barely feel you’re wearing the product and they help support and reinforce the knee. They are great for patellar tendonitis and don’t slip once you put them on.

Next, if you’re looking for some quick protein that you can pack with you in your purse, try a little packet of almond butter. Nuttzo makes to-go packets that are made from 7 nuts and seeds with no added oils or sugar. There is significantly less sugar in the Nuttzo packets than in other flavored spreads, plus tons of protein which will keep you fuller longer. Having a snack available will help you to not avoid the gym because you’re hungry!

If you have cravings but don’t want to blow your healthy eating plan, look for something low in calories with a little protein, and some fiber or carbs to help keep you fuller. The Wild Garden snack box to go is great because it gives you a pre-portioned serving of hummus along with some veggie chips.

If you’re looking for easy to do workouts at home, check out my workout DVD, even if you only have 5 minutes to spare! Remember to always have a solution ready to go to save you time when you’re running throughout your day!

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.

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Step It Up with Steph: 3 Weight Loss Myths with Dr. Chavez from the Raby Institute

Welcome to the Step It Up with Steph webisodes!

Today Steph is talking to Dr. of Naturopathy Dr. Chavez from the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern.

Find out the top 3 weight loss myths, and how you can lose weight fast and make it last.


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Did you know that summertime can be one of the hardest times of the year to lose weight, aside from the holidays?

That’s because in the summer there are typically more parties, outdoor events, and weekend get-togethers!

It’s like everyone comes out of the woodwork to get some sun, fresh air, and socialize.

That’s why now is the perfect time for us to launch our brand new “Step It Up with Steph” web series!

We’ve got brand new episodes for you all summer long.

Today, I’m sharing with you the first episode. I interviewed my Doctor of Naturopathy, who is a holistic nutritionist at the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern.

She’s sharing with us the Top 3 Weight Loss Myths –

This is only a few minutes and it’s packed full of practical info that you can use today to help lose weight faster!

All of my private weight loss clients work with Dr. Chavez to assess their hormone levels, nutrient deficiencies, and blood work to see if something medical is holding them back from losing weight. This is very common, especially for women in their 40s and up.

Make sure you’re checking your blood work and have a doctor on board like Dr. Chavez, who can help save you years of unsuccessful weight loss! I include Dr. Chavez in my private programs to get my clients results fast, that last.

Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments below. Have you fallen for any of these common weight loss myths?