Boost Nutrient Intake to Improve Weight Loss & Melt Belly Fat January 24 2017

Boost Your Nutrient Intake

Losing weight and exercising can make us feel exhausted, hungry, and cranky. And, if you're one of those people who think they don't need to take supplements, you'll want to hear this.

According to a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 40 percent of adults are low in some nutrients. This study also found that overweight people consumed up to 12 percent fewer vitamins and minerals compared to adults of a healthy weight. These vitamin deficiencies contribute to the underlying issues that can make losing weight seemingly impossible.

Lack of energy, intense hunger, cravings for the wrong kinds of foods, low thyroid output and function, and hormonal imbalance (including high blood sugar levels) all play a role in our weight loss or lack of.

The study also proves that these vitamin deficiencies could be making you fat. Vitamins A and D are essential for weight loss and keeping the weight off. They help regulate hunger hormones and govern fat cells. Some nutrients dictate whether we store fat or burn it off.

Shedding pounds shouldn’t mean shedding nutrition. Our nutrient intake increases when we change our eating and exercise habits to lose weight (yes, even when it's for the better). Without realizing it, we might inadvertently cut out essential nutrients, and that sabotages weight loss success and undermines health and well-being.

These deficits in vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients can make us feel terrible, suffer from exhaustion, depressed, and anxious. Additionally, it can lead to joint aches and pain associated with slow healing injuries, like an old football injury, which keeps you up at night, preventing you from working out. They can also lead to undesirable effects that hinder your weight loss efforts by making it harder to stick to a healthy eating regimen.

The solution can be as simple as taking LynFit Daily Power Shot (it contains over 90 essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals) and drinking at least one LynFit Complete Protein Shake (it got its name because it contains all of the amino acids your body and brain needs, in exactly the amount needed) each day.

Here are a few solutions to health problems that will help you feel better the same day you start. You'll find it easier to stay strong, motivated, happier, and healthier during your weight loss journey.

YOU STRUGGLE WITH HUNGER AND CRAVE THE WRONG FOODS

The #1 reason we struggle with hunger and crave the wrong foods is that we undereat the right kind of protein and overeat the wrong kind. It's easy to conquer your cravings and fend off overeating and keep yourself on track losing weight by supplementing your diet. 

Protein and fiber help you feel full longer due to them taking a while to be completely digested, so they remain in the stomach longer than other foods. This nourishes the body and brain with what they need and helps stabilize blood sugar levels. In turn, reducing cravings and turning off hunger.

For most who struggle with weight loss, this can be difficult to do unless you have a tool like LynFit Complete Protein Shake or LynFit Lean Bars. I find most of us who live in the real world either don't eat, or we eat the wrong things.

I suggest keeping an abundant supply of the right kind of proteins on hand that boost metabolism such as LynFit Complete Protein Shake and Lean Bars, and tuna packets, instead of relying on nuts, cheeses, or yogurts that are not complete proteins and may stop you from losing weight.

Keep fiber-rich snacks on hand like celery instead of carrots, grapefruits and green apples instead of bananas and other high sugar fruits that spike insulin levels. These foods are the best options when it comes to regulating hunger between meals.

HYDRATE YOUR BODY WITH H2O TO BOOST METABOLISM BY 3 PERCENT

Only 22 percent of us drink the suggested 8–10 cups of water daily. And, 75 percent of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. Water is critical for more than your metabolism; it also helps keep your digestive system—not to mention your entire body—functioning well. Most importantly, it also helps you feel full.

An Institute for Public Health and Water Research study recently showed that participants who drank two cups of water before a meal ate fewer calories than people who drank no water at all. Water also helps energize our muscles and helps to keep them pliable which can reduce aches and pains caused from tight, stiff muscles. Cells that don't maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, so if you want to look and feel better drink up!

YOU FEEL WEAK AND TIRED

A daily, sustainable exercise and healthy eating lifestyle will inject new energy into every aspect of your life. However, if you find that you feel exhausted and weak, you may have some nutritional deficiencies that can be easily fixed with smart, consistent use of the right supplements. 

Most people don't realize that weight loss and exercise create an increased demand for nutrients on the body, and if we aren't supplementing our diets correctly, imbalances are more than likely to occur. Here are the most overlooked nutrients and the simple solutions to filling in your nutrient gaps.

Iron

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. Iron metabolism is unusual because it is controlled by absorption which is why it's best to supplement to ensure that your body gets what it needs and can readily absorb it.

LynFit takes this seriously, and that's why we created LynFit Daily Power Shot and LynFit Thyro-Boost in liquid form. Both of these products contain organic sources of iron because that's the way Iron is absorbed best. When nutrients are absorbed better, they won't " build up" the way other forms of iron can.

A lack of Iron may cause hormonal imbalance because it inhibits the production of female hormones such as progesterone and estrogen. This imbalance makes you feel tired and out of breath and your health suffers greatly.

Iron helps your body transport oxygen through the bloodstream and is an essential mineral for metabolism and energy. A lack of iron in the diet means your muscles aren’t storing and using oxygen efficiently and may lead to anemia and feelings of extreme exhaustion. I strongly suggest that everyone who is exercising, losing weight, or under stress, supplement with LynFit Daily Power Shot and LynFit Thyro-Boost to ensure adequate intake.

Here are a few symptoms caused by inadequate iron intake:

  • Fatigue and weakness 
  • Pale skin and gums 
  • Breathlessness 
  • Insomnia 
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Feeling cold 
  • Brittle hair 
  • Slowed mental reactions/cognitive function 
  • White spots on your fingernails

So if you've been feeling tired, and you get out if breath easily, you may need to be more vigilant about getting adequate iron. But getting your iron intake isn't as easy as grabbing any old iron supplement off the shelf or chowing down on a steak (red meat has too much fat for weight loss). It's all about how your body absorbs the nutrients, not how much to take in.

Most pharmacy and store-bought iron supplements are synthetic forms of iron, derived from oxides and heavy metals. They are not as readily absorbed and may lead to constipation which in turn makes you feel even worse.

The solution is to get your iron needs met by consuming organic, botanical sources (like the iron in LynFit Daily Power Shot or Thyro-Boost) instead because they are easier to digest, better absorbed, and therefore more usable by the body.

LynFit Tip: Take 2–3 droppers of LynFit Thyro-Boost throughout the day, or simply add it to your LynFit Complete Protein Shake each day

The B Vitamins

B vitamins are necessary for cell metabolism and energy production. In fact, nearly every cell in the body uses them to create energy. 

Vitamin B-12 is particularly important to energy production, and a deficiency can lead to anemia, according to the National Institutes of Health. Since your body does not make vitamin B-12 on its own, you need to consume it regularly. You can get B-12 from animal-based foods like fish, lean meat, poultry or eggs, as well as from supplements such as LynFit Daily Power Shot and LynFit Accelerator.  

LynFit TIP: Take one (1) ounce of LynFit Daily Power Shot each day when you get up or mid-morning when you need it most.

YOU'RE CRABBY

Giving up our not-so-good habits and making lifestyle changes can change your mood as well as your emotional outlook. It's a good sign that you're doing something different, and that's a good thing. It's how we make changes and get results. If you feel

If you feel agitated, frustrated, angry, or like you can't control your emotions, improving your sleep habits can help you regain balance and improve mood.

Sleep is crucial, especially when it comes to weight management, which includes daily exercise. Recent research suggests chronic sleep deprivation may increase the likelihood of weight gain and leave you feeling irritable, stressed, and craving the wrong kinds of foods.

A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed women who slept five hours or fewer per night had a 15 percent higher risk of becoming obese. If you’re having trouble falling asleep or maintaining a regular sleep schedule, consider adding LynFit Lean Sleep with Melatonin to your night time supplement regimen along with LynFit Pure Omega 3

Melatonin supplements the melatonin your body produces naturally to help maintain your internal clock and sleep cycle. Most of us are severely lacking in melatonin, and our sleep patterns are disrupted due to the amount of time we spend in front of computer screens, cell phones, and watching TV. We do not spend enough time outside in daylight which affects our circadian rhythms and wrecks our sleep quality.

I suggest that everyone takes 1–2 LynFit Lean Sleep with Melatonin and one (1) LynFit Pure Omega 3. You'll have the best nights sleep ever.

LynFit Tip: I suggest keeping your LynFit Lean Sleep and LynFit Pure Omega next to your toothbrush, so you don't forget to take them. Take one (1) Lean Sleep and one (1) Pure Omega at 9 p.m. or before you go to bed. Take another Pure Omega 3 when you wake up and brush your teeth. You'll not only sleep better, but the Pure Omega 3 will help your body heal.

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LYNFIT BONUS — A DELICIOUS LYNFIT COMPLETE PROTEIN RECIPE

Blueberry Dream (Clafoutis)

Blueberry Dream

After visiting France with my family, you can bet we came back with a few new not-so-healthy habits. We loved this dessert so much I decided to give it a metabolic makeover so we can eat it whenever we feel like it. 

Clafoutis (French pronunciation: [klafuti]) is a baked French dessert of fruit that’s traditionally made with black cherries and arranged in a buttered loaf pan or dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter. Clafoutis are almost always dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream, which is a diet deal-breaker — until now. This recipe transforms clafoutis into a thermogenic dessert for under 90 calories!

Prep time: 5 minutes 
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients

(1/3 cup) Melt fat milk (stir two scoops of Vanilla Complete Protein powder with 1/3 cup of water)
(3 tbsp) Oats
(2) Egg whites
(1 tbsp) LynFit Complete Protein Vanilla Whey
(1/3 cup) Blueberries or berries of choice (*Frozen works great)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Place oats in food processor or blender and process until the oats look similar to oat flour.
3. Add whey, egg, melt fat milk together with the oats and process until ingredients are well blended. Add berries last. 
4. Spray loaf pan with spray oil and transfer mixture to loaf pan.
5. Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees
6. Enjoy warm or cold.