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Top 5 Starbucks Drinks to Add Inches to Your Waistline

Nothing beats the smell of coffee in the morning!  Especially a 16 oz coffee with 21 grams of fat and 48 grams of sugar!  Yikes!  You'll gain weight just smelling your java!  Share these non-weight loss drinks with your personal trainer in Chicago and both of you will gain inches around your waistline while you warm up!  Check out the top 5 Starbucks drinks below,,,,,,

*Please note that most weight loss diets encourage no more than 300-400 calories, 13 grams of sugar, and 3-5 grams of fat per meal.  If you're ready to lose weight, check out my 1 Month Weight Loss Plan here!

1.  Eggnog Latte - 460 calories, 21 grams of fat, 48 grams of sugar

2.  White Chocolate Mocha Expresso Coffee with Whipped Cream - 470 calories, 18 grams of fat, 59 grams of sugar

3.  Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino Blended Coffee with Whipped Cream - 380 calories, 14 grams of fat, 58 grams of sugar

4.  Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino Blended Crème with Whipped Cream - 410 calories, 17 grams of fat, 52 grams of sugar

5.  Espresso with Steamed Milk and Caramel Brulée Flavored Sauce and Whipped Cream - 440 calories, 13 grams of fat, 52 grams of sugar

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The Future of Personal Training in Chicago

Nearly 10 years ago, I started my Chicago personal training business with the intent of helping personal training clients understand themselves and others.  Fast forward to 2014 and I'm proud to have been the mentor of unbelievable people from all walks of life who not only can brag about successful weight loss but a total life transformation.  I have no doubt that my experience so far in this industry is symbolic of the future of personal training in Chicago.  

After all, Chicago personal trainers are no longer focused on the rudimentary, circus acts of fitness.  There is a growing trend to look beyond the movement and examine the lifestyle of Chicago personal training clients.  This change not only diversifies the weight loss experience but also prepares the clients for long term success-no matter what their fitness goals are.

Furthermore, with the integration of non-supplement practice, the nutritional advice has returned to its roots with Chicago personal trainers.  Now clients are benefiting from new consul on simple, all-natural options and choices and learning new ways to support their weight loss.

No matter which path you choose for weight loss, never hesitate to ask someone for help.  Luckily, we have a growing field of personal trainers in Chicago who are waiting for your questions.


How Do You Feed Your Kids When They Don't Weigh the Same?

Losing weight while you personal train in Chicago means more than jumping on a bike.  It truly takes a lifestyle change for you and the people around you.  After all, we do live in the midwest and every special event in our lives includes food and alcohol.  

During these personal training experiences, I meet a lot of parent-clients who are also concerned about the eating habits of their kids.  Interestingly, many parents are faced with a challenge:  How do you feed your kids at the same table when they don't weigh the same?  

Initially, your thought may be to tailor a special diet for weight loss for the heavier kid but, ideally, you may want to reconsider this.  For the sake of fairness (and not feeling like an overweight outsider), the best approach is feeding your kids the same thing (as today's NY Times article Ask Well: Feeding Heavy and Thin Kids Together mentions).  

You can take this one step further by teaching your kids to stop when they're no longer hungry....or only eating when they're hungry.  Most importantly, you want to help your kids shape a healthy emotional association food and approach the table based on needs not wants.  

Making this effort will help you kids achieve a lifetime of good health and great choices as they become more independent.