It's Not A Diet, It's A Lifestyle Change For Lasting Results! April 23 2018
You don't need to tell me that losing weight and keeping it off is hard. In fact, 80 percent of people who lose weight gain it all back, and sometimes more, within a year. But understanding why weight loss is so difficult and how your metabolism works can help you lose weight and keep it off. Forget the gimmicks, and what cavemen did thousands of years ago and come to terms with these difficult weight-loss lessons that help solve your weight loss dilemma for good!
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you must change your behavior, not just until you reach your goal weight, but for the months and years to follow. That’s because as soon as you stop your “diet,” you’re likely to gain back the pounds you worked so hard to shed. To be successful at weight loss, you need to make permanent healthy lifestyle changes and choose leaner food at most every meal. You also need daily exercise almost every day for a minimum of 30 minutes a session (60 is even better) and make sure you reach your 10,000 steps. This is not negotiable! Before you start complaining, try it; it will soon become your favorite part of every day.
Weight loss really has to be a way of life for the long haul.
TRUE OR FALSE?
Your body works against you when you're trying to lose weight
True! It’s not your imagination. When you try to lose weight, you’re not only fighting your cravings, but also your own body. For starters, your metabolism slows down to protect you, and when you lose body fat, you decrease the hormone leptin, which signals your brain that you're full, and you increase the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates hunger. You have to take steps to prevent this from happening.
More bad news… this hormone imbalance continues long after dieters succeed at weight loss, making it even harder for them to keep the pounds off. This is why it's critical that you stay on plan and maintain your loss for at least six months to help these hormones regulate themselves and figure out you're getting healthy, not starving yourself.
Good news... as your thyroid slows down when you decrease your calories, you can speed it up naturally with LynFit Thryo-Boost. Thyro-Boost will also help your body adapt to stress, so your cortisol levels don't go up. You have to shut down the ghrelin, blood sugar, and the cortisol to get your body to lose weight. Thyro-Boost helps you in all these areas!
TRUE OR FALSE
When it comes to losing weight, exercise can't conquer it all
True! Weight loss is 90 percent diet-related. No matter how hard you work out, you need to make the necessary dietary adjustments to lose weight. Just do the math: A 135-pound person biking 60 minutes at 12 miles an hour will burn 369 calories. You can put all that back on by eating the wrong kind of post-workout protein bar.
To lose a pound of fat, you have to burn 3,500 calories more than you consume, so you can see how hard it is to exercise your way through a poor diet. The best solution is to decrease your caloric intake by at least 200 calories and exercise moderately.
The magic is in this combination. Drink a Metabolic Boosting Protein Shake (the opposite of a weight gain shake) and walk 45 minutes daily (anyone can do this. Did you know that you can lose 20 pounds in one year doing this?
More good news... to decrease your caloric intake by 200 calories, you need some tricks. One of my favorites is to mix two (2 scoops) of LynFit Complete Protein Shake with ½ cup of water. Then, simply add that to pre-made Chai tea. You'll get the warmth of the Chai tea and the frothiness of the protein shake. It's like a cappuccino without the caffeine, calories, and guilt. It doesn't get any better than that!
TRUE OR FALSE
You have to increase your iron and calcium intake when you work out
False! You need to increase ALL of your nutrients in a balanced approach to avoid creating an imbalance.
Exercising and losing weight place greater demands on the body and when you add that to everyday stress, it’s a perfect storm for depression and fatigue, making us more susceptible to illness. Supplementing with an “all-in-one” multivitamin and mineral, like LynFit Daily Power Shot, is the best way to avoid this. And, it's easy to do! You’ll feel better so you’ll want to move more. Making sure that your body gets the nutrients it needs can also prevent cravings before they begin. Most of the time a craving is our body’s way of saying it needs something. And remember, your body doesn't naturally make minerals!
TRUE OR FALSE
Your partner can eat more than you can
Yes, its true and I agree, it's not fair! Men can eat more than women and still lose weight. Men tend to naturally burn more calories than women thanks to their larger size, muscle mass, and elevated levels of the hormone testosterone, which promotes muscle growth. Also, the male body is genetically designed for more muscle and less fat than the female body because men do not have to store the energy required to bear children. So if you're eating the same amount or more than your partner, it's time to shrink your serving size. Women over 40 need 200 fewer calories, another reason we struggle so much.