Slimming Super Bowl Secrets January 29 2014

From Halloween through New Year's is what I refer to as "The Super Bowl of Overeating". Then of course comes the New Year's resolutions, which almost always include losing weight.....until Super Bowl Sunday rolls around and wreaks havoc on our weight loss goals, and our waistlines.

Here's the kicker.....Most people consume 3,500 calories piling up their plate on Super Bowl Sunday. That's more than most people should eat for two days! Not to spoil your game day, but consider this: If you eat one slice of cheese pizza, six chicken wings with dressing, a few handfuls of chips with dip, two beers (or wine) and a cookie, you could easily consume 2,000 calories during the game alone! Add more booze, which always means overheating, and calories can climb to 3,500 if you really pile up your plate. This can take you all day in the gym to work off.

What I find interesting is even people who don't watch the game find reason to over eat. 108.7 million people watched the Super Bowl last year and 200 million didn't watch TV, but still found reason to over eat anyway. If you're not careful the pounds you gain on Super Bowl Sunday can stay with you all year long.

This time I'm not going to tell you what not to eat. We all know how that turns out. Instead, I'm going to show you how to fix the damage, fast!

THE CHEATER'S DIET

What to do the day before and the morning after you cheat:

If you don't want to gain weight every time you have a cheat day you need a game plan. Planning for your "cheat day" can make the difference between gaining lots of weight or possibly losing weight. The secret to your weight loss success is all about managing your blood sugar levels. The most important thing to remember is whenever we cheat/over eat; it's always on carbohydrates and fats which slow our metabolisms. So in order to get back on track with weight loss we need to steer clear of these foods and focus on metabolic boosting proteins and lots of leafy greens in order to boost our metabolisms. Eating clean, lean foods is the best way to lower our blood sugar levels, which sets us up for fast weight loss.

Focus on eating lean, clean proteins like LynFit's high grade whey Protein Shakes, white fish and egg whites and load up on leafy green vegetables and salads.

Avoid eating carbohydrates, dairy and fruits as they will raise your blood sugar levels, slowing down your metabolism. This includes adding fruit and any kind of milk to your shakes; including soy or almond milks as they are full of sugar, even though they may say "No Sugar Added". That doesn't mean they are sugar free. That just means they didn't add any extra!

Why is boosting your metabolism so important the day before and after a cheat day?

Boosting your metabolism is the key because you'll burn more calories all day long even at rest and this is exactly what you need on cheat days in order to keep the extra calories from making a "permanent" home on your body.

You can't exercise away a bad diet but IF your perform Metabolic Boosting exercise you'll turn your body into a fat melting machine because you're burning more calories all day long.

Have no fear; the Morning After Diet (aka: The Cheater's Diet) will help you safely shed 1 pound every day until you're back at your goal weight. Remember, you're fixing bad eating days so you need to allow yourself to get hungry to clean your system out (See "Lose 7 Pound In 7 Days).

The Morning After

Step One: Drink your fat burner! Replace 1-2 meals per day to boost your metabolism before and after your cheat day to offset the previous day's calories. Replace your usual breakfast with a LynFit Metabolic Boosting Complete Protein Shake made with high-grade whey to:
  • Boost your metabolism 25%
  • Block cortisol (the hormone that causes us to store fat around our mid-section and stop us from burning fat)
  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Help keep you full while providing nourishment your body needs to stay healthy
But I gotta warn you, not all shakes are created equal. LynFit's Complete Protein Shake is specifically geared for metabolic boosting because of the high quality whey used. It's micro-filtered to remove all dairy. It's low carb and extremely low in sugar (unlike most commercially bought shakes), making it the perfect choice for game day or every day to help you lose weight and keep it off. Don't add fruit or milk or any extra calories in order to keep it metabolic boosting vs. just a health drink.

Step Two: Boost your metabolism with a Leaner Lifestyle Metabolic Boosting Workout 3 times a week for best results, especially before and after cheat days. While you can't exercise away a bad diet if you perform Metabolic Boosting exercise you'll turn your body into a fat melting machine in 30 minutes. You'll burn more calories all day long. Metabolic workouts are very specific and they work your whole body in 30 minutes using weights and the most effective calorie burning exercises that won't hurt you.

Unless you have six hours to spend in the gym I suggest you focus specifically on exercises that boost your metabolism without making you ravenous, which causes you to binge vs. high intensity exercise that can backfire on you (unless you're 20 something and live a stress free life) and not all exercise is created equal. If you're exercise doesn't say it's metabolic IT'S NOT!

Step Three: Control your slip ups with LynFit Carb Edge! This can be your best friend on cheat days. Here are three ingredients you won't want to miss on your cheat days, and all three are found in LynFit Carb Edge.

Banaba Leaf and Forskolin can help with cravings by balancing blood sugar and Forskolin helps rev up your metabolism. Take (1) in the morning and (1) mid-afternoon or before a cheat meal with a full glass of water.

White Kidney Bean Extract blocks 65% of unwanted carbs from being absorbed and helps balance blood sugar, but only Phase 2 has proven to do this. Be sure to look for Phase 2 on the label. Take (1) capsule 30 minutes before a cheat meal or as soon as you remember with a full glass of water.

Raspberry Ketone Cleanse with African Mango to burn fat and help detox your system. Clogged systems don't work properly and burn fat slower. Take 2-3 right before bed.

While detoxing, you can lose up to 5 pounds in 3 days!

Need some extra tips?
  • Allow yourself to get hungry and sip tea or hot water with lemon in between meals
  • Snack on a small green apple if needed to hold you over until dinner
  • Eat between the hours of 8am - 6pm only
  • Consume only lean proteins and green vegetables (you can make them into soup)
  • Exercise should be kept at a moderate intensity unless you're under 25 and live stress free
  • Aim to eat this way 2-3 days every week to offset the "not so good" eating days. You can safely eat this way 4-5 days a week if needed.