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How To Lose Weight While You Sleep (As Seen On The Today Show) 

The concept of losing weight while you sleep might seem extremely far-fetched, but science has recently shown that this may be possible. Surprisingly, some of the ways suggested to help lose weight while you sleep you may already be doing…

If you’re like many of my private weight loss clients, you may find yourself crunched for time. Taking the time to choose yourself and set time aside from your busy day to go to the gym or exercise may seem inconvenient, but everyone has to make the time to sleep! While the weight loss doesn’t come from burning calories while you are asleep, sleeping can help encourage the body to not hold on to fat due to the natural circadian rhythms. When you interrupt the natural circadian rhythms, that’s when your body will be more inclined to hold onto fat. 

For the full list of tips to lose weight while you sleep that I shared with the Today Show, click here.

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a wellness coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Yoga Instructor in Chicago I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.

Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago. I do Nutrition Coaching in Chicago, and Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Expert in Chicago or Health Coaching in Chicago you’ve come to the right place! In addition I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

The Best Holiday Season Fitness Hacks To Stay Healthy (As Seen on ABC 7 Chicago)

When many people think of the Holiday Season, their mind automatically jumps to annual Christmas parties and other festivities. While these festivities are always a highlight of the season, they may leave you feeling like you need to put your fitness goals to the side. 

One of the ways I encourage my private weight loss clients to not feel as if they aren’t reaching their weight loss goals is to cut their fitness goals in half. The holiday season is a busy one, and if you are too hard on yourself you may want to throw in the towel or completely forget about your fitness progress. If you keep smaller more manageable goals that you’re more likely to reach you’ll end up boosting your morale and potentially overachieving your goals! 

Another way I’m able to encourage my clients to stay on track is to have them add plant-based probiotic drinks into their diets. One of my personal favorites is the new Plantiful probiotic drink from Lifeway Foods. Plentiful is a pea protein, which is a great way to incorporate vegan foods into your diet.  Lifeway Foods is known for their kefir, but this new allergen-friendly alternative to nut milks is a drink you’ll love. It has 10 grams of plant-based protein per serving and is perfect for post-workout. It also has 10 live and active probiotic cultures which is twice the amount found in most yogurts.

Plantiful is available at Fresh Thyme and Pete’s Fresh Market stores in Chicagoland. You can also get it as a soft serve frozen treat or in a smoothie at any Lifeway Kefir Shop location in Chicago. 

For a full list of the hacks to stay healthy during the Holiday Season that I shared on ABC 7 Chicago, click here. 

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a wellness coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Yoga Instructor in Chicago I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.

Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago. I do Nutrition Coaching in Chicago, and Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Expert in Chicago or Health Coaching in Chicago you’ve come to the right place! In addition I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

The Best Yoga Poses for Mental Health (As Seen In The Chicago Sun Times)

The Holiday Season is often known for how packed it can make your schedule, which leaves many people in a stressed state. Even though it may be known as the season of giving, it’s important to make sure you’re making time for yourself.

Whenever I can tell that my [stepitupwithsteph.com]private weight loss clients are starting to feel stressed, I always recommend they do a series of yoga poses. These yoga poses are fantastic for centering your body to mentally feel more relaxed. One reason these yoga poses are fantastic at mentally grounding you is because of their focus on meditation. As a certified yoga instructor I always include meditation within yoga sequences to help give you a little extra relaxation while you exercise.

For the full list of yoga poses I shared in the Chicago Sun Times that can help you center yourself, click here.

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.

Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

How a Personal Fitness Coach Works Out

Developing your own workout plan can be very challenging! It’s hard to find a plan that you’ll feel motivated enough to do on your own. That’s why so many women have started paying to go to gyms, or even to have a personal fitness consultant, like me! 

One of the main things I like to tell my private weight loss clients is that your plan doesn’t have to be a full-body two hour workout – make it small to start off with! Set realistic expectations that are challenging, but you’ll be able to do. If you can’t do a full push up, try doing pushups on your knees. Start with 5, then work your way up to 10. If you make it to 10, revisit doing a regular push up! It’s all about the small steps. 

My own at-home workout is one of my favorite parts of my day, simply because it gives me energy! I start with my yoga mat in my living room and do a quick 5 minute Pilate workout. If you’re interested in seeing this routine, it’s on my workout DVD “Step it Up with Steph”. I follow this with 5 minutes of Yoga, which you can also find on the DVD.

Many people are shocked to find out that I actually do the workouts I’ve created that’s in my Free 21-Day Challenge. I love these workouts so much I actually do them twice a week! These workouts are perfect for anyone because they can be done at any time of the day. 

Another tip that I share with my weight loss clients is the app “Insight Timer”. This app helps you meditate, and even lets you choose the theme and duration of the meditation. It’s the perfect way to slowly start to wind down after a long day! 

Did you love hearing about my own workout plan? If you want more tips on making your own workout plan, goal setting, and even how other fitness experts workout daily, click here

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com.