Dieting With The Parking Brake On
Have you ever tried to drive your car with the parking brake on? Dieting can produce the same results if you're not careful. While you might get a little bit of movement, you won't get very far until you release the emergency brake. It's imperative that you understand how your metabolism works, or you might not ever lose that weight.
The number one thing you need to know if you're serious about losing that excess weight that's affecting your health is this ... Diets Don't Work!
Diets will slow down your metabolism, cause intense cravings due to a lack of nutrients, and make you tired and irritable. You don't need another diet, but you do need a sustainable way to lose excess weight, and more importantly, keep it off.
You may not even realize you've turned the parking brake on.
You may have stopped your weight loss dead in its tracks by following these crazy, bad-for-your-health diet schemes like Paleo® and Keto® that suggest that you completely avoid all carbs (even the good ones that your body needs, like vegetables) but allow you to eat artery-clogging, heart-stopping fats that prevent you from burning fat. Or, you get really desperate and try a juice cleanse that spikes your insulin levels (like Biggest Loser contestants) and makes it even harder to lose weight while damaging your metabolism at the same time. All of these are better at helping you gain weight instead of losing it.
Okay, so what about working out as much as possible? You cannot exercise away a bad diet. If it were that easy, that's all we would ever have to do ... exercise after we eat bad meals. But the metabolism isn't so simple. The best way to lose weight and melt off that belly fat is to address the underlying issues that caused you to gain weight in the first place. Issues such as hunger and cravings that cause you to overeat, lack of energy that prompts you to reach for food to stimulate yourself, skipping meals or eating too many of the wrong kinds of foods, and of course, moving too little or too much that will also prevent you from losing weight.
Research has shown that most will fall back into old eating habits and that's why your lifestyle program needs to create a little wiggle room for humanness, like those little bites you sneak in that never seem to make it into your food journal. I've seen it happen with gastric bypass patients and people who go away to fat camps (like biggest lose contestants). When they are on the diet, they journal everything and lose weight, but then they flip the switch and go off-plan again, going right back to their old ways, except this time shame and guilt escort them.
So, what do you need to do if you're serious about losing weight and releasing the parking brake?
The answer is also the best way to improve your health, even if you don't need to lose weight. The answer is to drink a LynFit Metabolic Boosting Whey Protein Shake! It's also the best way to improve your health.
The best part about drinking LynFit Protein Shakes is it's easy and doable, so you never want or need to go off-plan. Think of drinking the shake an anchor on a boat. It holds the boat down even through storms. LynFit Complete Protein will also help offset the extra calories that may sometimes end up in your mouth.
Simply put, it's the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Replace your not-so-good eating habits with better ones while at the same time addressing the underlying issues that caused weight gain to start with. Think of drinking the shake like brushing your teeth; you would never dream of skipping a day. And you shouldn't, your health depends on it.
The next step in the weight loss process is to kill hunger and cravings by lowering blood sugar levels by taking (1) one LynFit Accelerator Advanced in the morning and again at lunch. Hunger and cravings are the #1 reason we fall off clean eating plans, so addressing them right off the bat is the secret to success. The Accelerator Advanced and the Shake both help to improve natural energy and boost mood, making it easier to stay on track.
Special Bonus: Here is a new Lean Latte recipe for natural energy you just haveto try. My 17-year-old finicky teen created this one, and he loves it! You'll need a LynFit Protein Shake and LynFit Daily Power Shot to make it.
The Energy Boost Leaner Latte (tastes like a creamsicle)
- (2 scoops) LynFit Complete Protein
- (½-¾) Orange Crystal Light® drink mix dissolved into water
- (5-6) Ice cubes
- (1 oz.) LynFit Daily Power Shot
Blend until desired consistency is reached and MANGIA!
What makes this particular shake the best for weight loss and health? It provides the exact amount of lean, good-for-you protein ... not too much or too little.
Store-bought shakes or vegan shakes won't have the same effect due to inferior protein sources used and lack of absorption. Try this for yourself and see. It also tastes much better.
Adding the Daily Power Shot provides your body with 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance your body needs to stay healthy. When you are trying to lose weight, it's even more important. You would have to juice over 30 pounds of produce to match what's in Power Shot, plus, it's made from whole food sources, so you feel better right away.
By providing your body with the nutrients it needs you also prevent hunger and cravings before they begin.
Boost your energy, which will also help balance mood, and we all know that when we feel better, we eat better too. So, put your best foot forward daily by starting your day off the right way ... with an Energy Boost Leaner Latte!
For more information on steps you can take to make losing weight faster and easier, and to address the underlying issues that are keeping you from losing weight, please see all the helpful hints with the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day System.
- Lisa Lynn