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The Best Protein for Weight Loss and Health


If you're not losing weight and melting off belly fat, your protein choices may be to blame. Here's the "411" on why whey protein is the best when it comes to weight loss and melting off stored fat.

Some proteins can boost metabolism and speed up weight loss, while others may slow it down and stop weight loss from occurring at all. Certain proteins have been used by people looking to add bulk and gain weight, and it's critical that you know the difference between the two, allowing you to choose the protein that's right for you, helping you reach your goals. LynFit Complete Protein is not only the best tasting whey protein, but it also provides the best health and nutrition benefits.

Protein is an essential nutrient when it comes to keeping your body healthy and maintaining our busy lifestyles; yet, most of us are deficient in it. This sets us up for lackluster health and slows our metabolism. But before you grab that pre-made (ready to drink) protein shake, you're going to want to know all of the miraculous things this nutrient can do for you and how to choose the right kind.

You'll also need to know how much and when you should consume it for maximum weight loss and health boost. More importantly, why LynFit Complete Protein does this better than any other protein you can buy. 

PREVENTS HUNGER AND KILLS CRAVINGS

When it comes to killing cravings and preventing hunger, nothing satisfies like protein. Since protein takes longer to digest it makes you feel fuller longer; great news if you're trying to lose or maintain your weight, especially if you're prone to snacking on unhealthy snacks. A recent study in Nutrition Research (please site ) also reported that people who consumed 24 grams of whey protein reported feeling fuller and consumed

A recent study in Nutrition Research reported that people who consumed 24 grams of whey protein daily reported feeling fuller and consumed fewer calories during the day than those who drank other forms of protein. Whey helps to prevent the blood sugar dips that signal hunger and promote cravings.

BEATS BLOAT AND MELTS BELLY FAT BEST

Whey protein manages your middle better and beats bloat while melting off that stubborn belly fat. Whey's sophisticated structure causes your body to takes calories and burn them as heat rather than storing them as fat. But that's not all; whey has been known to reduce blood sugar, which can also trigger high blood pressure, playing a critical role in decreasing and preventing blood sugar issues. including helping to

Additionally, whey helps manage diabetic blood sugar issues and helps to increase blood amino acids that prevent muscle loss, helping keep your metabolism running at optimum speed, which prevents weight gain.
*NOTE: Diabetes is serious health problem linked to obesity, heart attack, and stroke. That's why choosing the right protein shake is critical when it comes to protecting your health. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67:749-753, 2013

HELPS PREVENT THE WEIGHT GAIN CAUSED BY STRESS

In order to lose weight, we must control our cortisol levels. Excess cortisol can prevent weight loss and make it harder to keep the pounds off. Cortisol breaks down muscle tissue which slows down our metabolic rate and increases our body fat which becomes a metabolic nightmare.

LynFit whey protein has a reputation for being the best food when it comes to preventing cortisol levels from rising.

Cortisol levels are also associated with bone loss, and while we can't prevent stress in our lives, we can do something to combat its effects — drink a LynFit Whey Protein Shake or eat a LynFit Lean Bar each day.

LYNFIT COMPLETE PROTEIN POWERS UP YOUR ENERGY BETTER THAN JUICING

Energy comes from getting the right combination of nutrients, and protein is one of the most important nutrients when it comes to sustainable energy.

While most of us tend to crave carbs when we need quick energy (that's why we tend to reach for simple carbs), we often forget that these simple carbs also send us crashing shortly after, sending us to look for more food shortly after, despite the fact that we just ate. 

It's life-changing once you remember that protein is the better choice. It takes your body longer to digest protein, and in return, it provides long lasting balanced energy, keeping you feeling full, helping to prevent hunger and cravings for the wrong kind of foods.

Studies show that eating or drinking whey protein daily as a part of a diet that's low in fat and cholesterol, can help maintain a healthy heart. After all, your heart is a muscle too.

SO CLEAN IT FEEDS LEAN MUSCLE

Protein is the fuel of choice for your muscles and it helps preserve this precious tissue while promoting fat burning. Everyday activities such as carrying grocery bags and walking all take muscle.

Muscles need the specific amino acids found in "complete" protein to perform, as well as repair after a workout. Additionally, chronic everyday stress, illness, or injury increases your protein needs. Bottom line, our body can't heal properly unless we provide the right kind of nutrients that help it repair, hence preserving the muscle.

LynFit Whey Protein is made from the highest quality source of whey protein, all thanks to its purity and the fact that it doesn't contain added carbs, fillers, fats, or other inferior ingredients such as dairy or vegetarian sources.

How do you know if your protein does all of this? That's simple — if it doesn't say LynFit, it probably doesn't, especially if you purchased it in a store.
LynFit Tip: Your body’s ability to absorb protein and other nutrients is at its peak shortly after you work out or any type physical activity, such as mowing the lawn, shopping, or simply cleaning the house. If you drink a Protein Shake or eat a Lean Bar you'll help your body to be more toned and healthy so you can keep moving and look good doing it.

HELPS SLOW THE AGING PROCESS

Protein helps build muscle, and as we age, we tend to lose muscle tone and strength. But, that can be prevented if you eat sufficient amounts of the right kind of protein every day. Consuming the right amount of protein, spaced throughout your day, is the best way to prevent muscle loss from happening in the first place. And it might also slow down the loss of muscle mass when you are sick or under stress.

It's recommended that we consume 24–27 grams of lean protein at each meal and combine that with weight lifting /resistance training two times per week to maintain strength, boost health and metabolism for the rest of your life.

HELPS BOOST MOOD, EASE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, WHILE BOOSTING IMMUNITY

Whey protein contains the exact amount of amino acids needed to increase levels of serotonin and regulate the hormones that can wreak havoc on our body, causing symptoms like depression, anxiety, and illness.

We are what we eat every day, and this is even more important when it comes to our mood and mental well-being.

Who needs whey? Everyone!

Kids need protein as they grow for strong muscles and bones (including teeth). Protein is more important for your kid's development than you might realize. But just because they need it doesn't mean you'll get them to eat it. That's where LynFit Protein Shakes and Lean Bars come in.

They can help kids, especially active ones, or kids that suffer from stress, to get enough of the right kind of protein. LynFit's line of Complete Protein products is delicious and nutrient-packed. LynFit Shakes and Lean Bars are simply the best choices. Martha Stewart was my taste tester, and she knows a thing or two about good taste.

The latest research shows that higher levels of protein are needed for adults age 65+ to prevent muscle loss that accelerates with aging. It's suggested that older adults double up their protein intake for better health.  Adding these sophisticated forms of protein is the best way to boost health while keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure in check.

A LynFit Whey Protein Shake or Lean Bar a day is the best way to keep the doctor away. Apples can't even compare!

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Try these delicious recipes using your LynFit Complete Protein Shake:

CHOCOLATE AND BANANA BE LEAN ICE CREAM

Chocolate & Banana Be Lean Ice Cream

Ingredients

(1 cup) Frozen banana
(¼ cup) LynFit Chocolate Complete Protein Powder 
(½ cup) Water

Instructions

1. Place all ingredients into food processor or a high powered blender will work.
2. Blend until a smooth, frozen mixture forms — for approximately 3-5 minutes.
3. Enjoy immediately — the fluffy part is the best!


Add a few crushed walnuts and eat up. For an added treat on the weekend, add a few chocolate chips. Want more chocolate flavor? Add (1) one tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder. Feel free to make extra. Don't worry it won't go to waste!

CHOCOLATE PROTEIN CUPCAKES

Chocolate Protein Cakes

Ingredients

(1 scoop) LynFit Chocolate Complete Protein Powder
(½ tsp.) Baking powder
(1 tbsp.) Unsweetened cocoa Powder
(1–2 packets) Stevia® or Splenda®
(2 tbsp.) Liquid egg whites
(2 tbsp.) Nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine protein powder, baking powder, cocoa powder, and Stevia® until well mixed.
3. Add the egg white and Greek yogurt.
4. Combine until all ingredients are evenly mixed.
5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins, about 2/3 full.
6. Bake for 15–-18 minutes

If you make these recipes, please make sure and share them with us on social media: @LisaLynnFitness!

Wouldn't You LOVE To Lose Weight Faster And Melt Belly Fat?


LOVE To Lose WeightSo, you've got the holiday weight gain still hanging around and now we've got Valentine's Day with all its chocolate coming up. Maybe you feel stuck. You feel like you're doing everything you can and you're just kind of stuck on that plateau. Wouldn't you LOVE to switch your fat cells from being stuck in "store" mode to "burn" mode? Your first step may not necessarily be making huge, drastic changes. It's the little things you start doing, one by one, and just doing them that will begin to make the difference you're looking for.

Fat cells do have a purpose. They release different hormones that play a role in everything from managing energy, controlling your weight, regulating mood to appetite. Believe it or not, fat cells are not your enemy. The trick is to get them to start acting like a thin person's fat cells in the "burn" mode rather than the "store" mode.

Here are 3 simple steps anyone can do to get their fat cells to go from "store" to "burn":

 

EAT THERMOGENICALLY: We all want fast, easy weight loss and it's guaranteed to happen if you eat thermogenically. I could dive   into great details about thermogenic eating, and do in my book The Metabolism Solution, but let's start with one of those "little" things that I talked about above - Drink a whey protein shake every day. My LynFit Completed Protein Advanced Non GMO Whey has the lowest fat and carbs you'll find in any high quality shake. It not only boosts your metabolism, it also re-calibrates your appetite. So while you're learning how to eat thermogenically you're losing weight at the same time. Sort of like getting paid for on the job training. 

EXERCISE METABOLICALLY: Put the brakes on weight gain and put the pedal to the metal on weight loss. There are weight loss workouts and then there are metabolic workouts. Metabolic workouts specifically boost your metabolism where others can actually cause weight gain. 3 days a week 30 minutes each is all you need and these can be done in the privacy of your own home. All of my LynFit metabolic workouts can be found in The Metabolism Solution.

MELT FAT WITH FUDGE: Yes, you read that correctly - Melt Fat with Fudge. But not just any fudge. It's all about swapping out the foods you can't live without with a better option. All you need is my protein powder, honey and just a bit of oatmeal. Mixed together, formed into balls and frozen, you've got the perfect substitute for when you're craving chocolate. Just thaw and pop in your mouth and you're out of that junk food funk. This recipe and other dessert favorites can be found in The Metabolism Solution.

    So rather than trying to take giant leaps at one time, take it one step at a time and learn to do the little things that will help you lose weight faster and burn belly fat. Make sure and watch the video above with NBC CT for even more details on getting your fat cells into burn mode.

    Fasting For Spiritual Renewal - Not Just For Weight Loss

    Fasting
    Wanna know the REAL LynFit difference? Unlike other weight loss programs, we deal with weight loss "from the inside out". That's where the biggest changes need to be made, and where the root of many problems are. Dealing with weight loss in this manner is the best for lasting weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

    Sometimes no matter how hard you try to focus on good and positive things all you can see is the bad. Seeing nothing but bad eventually leads us to focusing on self-centeredness, unable to hear our own inner voice. Fasting is more than just not eating meat on Fridays. Fasting is a way to leave behind that physical pain, those bad thoughts, that self-centeredness. Fasting removes our dependency from all things that block our sensitivity to the spiritual.

    I want to take you on a little journey to give you a glimpse into my "why" when it comes to living a Leaner Lifestyle, even after I reached my goal weight. For me, and I'm guessing there are many others of you who would agree, reaching that goal weight was just the beginning. Weight loss was the physical renewal that was visible to everyone. The REAL renewal was what took place on the inside. Those deepest darkest places that no one else could see. That renewal was a spiritual renewal. No, not a religious renewal that was tied to a certain set of doctrinal beliefs or a religious denomination. Rather a true deep-rooted spiritual renewal that was directly tied to my personal relationship with a very personal God. A relationship that allows me to live a life of clean eating to honor my body rather than junking it up.

    The Metabolic Boosting: Lose 1 Pound Per Day Plan (found in "The Metabolism Solution") fits perfectly with fasting lifestyles, making it easier to stick to your fast regardless of your religion. This in turn allows you to concentrate on the reason why you're fasting in the first place, keeping your body and mind healthy so you can focus on the more important things in life - renewing your spirit and not just focusing on your body.

    For me, fasting brings deeper meaning to my life and helps me to hear God's voice more clearly, allowing me to live according to His will. In short, it brings clarity to my life. At my church, Northeast Community Church, we fast together as a community and as individuals. I would love for you to join with me this week spending time reading, reflecting and praying using this Daily Spiritual Renewal Guide (You may print the guide out directly from the link. Special thanks to Northeast Community Church for content).

    Make sure you break your fast in as clean a way as possible by referring to the clean recipe in the Renewal Guide for the last day. Your system will have been purified and your spirit renewed. Let's not "junk" it right back up with heavy eating to only weigh you right back down again.

    I am thrilled that you're taking this journey of spiritual renewal with me. I can't wait to hear your stories of how God worked in and through your life. I challenge all of us to dig deep and lose that excess baggage we've been carrying around. And not just of the unwanted physical weight variety.

    For more information about fasting and weight loss refer to "The Metabolism Solution: God and Your Bod".

    Note: During a time of fasting it's a good idea to decrease your workouts

    Diabetes And Belly Fat

    National Diabetes Awareness MonthNovember is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and I bet you're wondering what diabetes has to do with belly fat. Believe it or not, if you carry excess weight around your middle (can you pinch an inch?) your body is warning you that you are over-eating carbs and sugars (this includes fruits and juices). The belly fat that you are carrying around is a sign that your "Carb Tank" is full and cannot process anymore food.

    The problem is we love our food. What to do? We all know that diabetes can be a lethal disease, so my message is "prevention is the cure". Not only when it comes to preventing diabetes but also to losing belly fat.

    Below are 3 proven methods that melt belly fat fast. If you're already active these steps will help you lose it even faster and easier. The more of these steps you combine the faster you'll lose weight too. Are you ready to melt fat and lose 1 pound per day? Then let's get started.....

    3 Tricks That Melt Belly Fat and Could Possibly Save Your Life

    Metabolic Workouts Melt Belly Fat Fast: The more you move, the better

    Exercise trains muscles to respond better to insulin, which simply means your body will burn off the excess carbs you eat by using them for fuel. Metabolic workouts are the fastest, most effective way to lower insulin (blood sugar) levels, which persuades your body to burn/melt that belly fat. When combined with metabolic workouts with 30 minutes of walking every day, it turbo charges your fat melting.

    WARNING: Not all workouts are created equal. If your workout doesn't say "metabolic", it isn't. Other forms of workouts beat the couch but won't have the magic effect the combination of 3 metabolic workouts weekly and 30 minutes of walking will. I suggest sticking to metabolic workouts and walking for the best results. For more information about metabolic workouts you can refer to my book, The Metabolism Solution, and my LynFit Metabolic Workout DVDs.

    Eat Thermogenically

    Melting belly fat is 90% diet and 10% sweat, so it's critical that you focus heavily on your diet if you're serious about melting belly fat and lowering your risk of diabetes. Again, prevention is the cure and what you eat counts. The healthiest foods don't come with nutrition labels so even the so-called healthy foods you spend a fortune on aren't as good for your waistline as you think. The easiest way to lower blood sugar and melt belly fat is to lower your carb intake. This includes fruit. Focus on filling ½ your plate with salad or leafy green veggies and ¼ of the plate with fibrous veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower (a full list may be found in The Metabolism Solution). The remaining quarter is for lean proteins such as fish. The balance of protein and vegetables is crucial, as the protein acts as a buffer, slowing down the release of insulin, which is key for balancing blood sugar levels. It is even important when it comes to burning off that excess fat. 

    For more information about Thermogenic eating to melt belly fat, please refer to The Metabolism Solution.

    Manage Your Mood: Improve your sleep and you'll manage stress better

    Stress has been known to cause excess belly fat, not reduce it. Stress hormones raise blood sugar so it's important to try to reduce stress in your life. Have you ever noticed when you're in a good mood that you can manage stress much better? While stress is a fact of life and we can't control when it occurs, we can change how we react to it by taking better care of ourselves, and it all starts with a good night's sleep. But when we're stressed it affects our sleep and it then becomes a vicious cycle. It can be stopped naturally however. Rather than take over-the-counter sleep aids that make you feel groggy and may also raise blood sugar levels, it's a very good idea when trying to melt belly fat to take (1) LynFit Lean Sleep 1-2 hours before bed to naturally prepare your body for sleep. The melatonin in Lean Sleep won't raise blood sugar levels and will help kill hunger cravings before they begin. Lean Sleep not only helps you sleep, it also turns your body into a thermogenic fat-blasting machine while you sleep. Melatonin also has the reputation of being a regulator of brown adipose tissue, which burns calories instead of storing them, thereby ramping up your metabolism.

    Try these 3 simple steps and when all else fails and you fall off the wagon - and you will because we live in the real world - don't forget to take the LynFit Carb Edge before you cheat. It has the added feature of blocking carbs, so if you take it before you cheat you'll block 65% of them from being stored. It's like eating a whole doughnut and only absorbing ¼ of it. Now I'm not suggesting you do that - eat the doughnut - but we all have our moments. Better to be protected than not. It's far easier to prevent the carbs from being stored in the first place than it is to burn them off later, especially with the holiday's right around the corner. Holidays mean stress and delicious food - protect yourself!

    The Gratitude Challenge For Lasting Transformational Change

     

    I just completed my Advanced Level of Coaching with Jack Canfied (co-author, "Chicken Soup for the Soul") at his home in Santa Barbara, CA. During this retreat I noticed a recurring habit that totally changed people's lives - physically, mentally and spiritually. This habit didn't just change lives gradually; rather, it transformed lives overnight. What was that habit that when willingly practiced radically transformed people's lives? Gratitude.

    Gratitude - that quality of willingly being thankful and appreciative for a benefit that you have already received. When it comes to weight loss and fitness we spend so much time hating our bodies. So much so that we often forget just how much we have to be grateful for. Could it be that one of the greatest hindrances to our weight loss is our attitude - our failure to be grateful? I think so.

    "Less than good" attitudes are like flat tires - you won't go very far until you change it. You've all heard the saying, "what you focus on multiplies" - that is absolutely correct. Just think about it. How many times have you woke up on the wrong side of the bed and that negativity carried throughout the entire day? Once you're mired in the mud it's hard to get out.

    I challenge you to change the way you look at things, starting today. Try to see some positive in everything, even bad situations. Do this on a consistent basis and eventually the way you see those things and your beliefs in them will change. What we believe shapes our thinking, which in turn shapes our lives. This is especially true when it comes to our bodies. We often don't see things for what they are but what we perceive them as being. The way we see things is shaped by the way we see ourselves. If you believe you are lovable, you will act in a loving and caring manner toward your body by treating it with respect and feeding it right, exercising it safely and nourishing it; body and mind. 

    When you "love" on yourself you will attract more love your way as well. Friend, spouses, even the dog will show the respect to you that you show. It all starts with you. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you believe you're not worthy and unlovable you'll act accordingly. Yes, including eating clean, pure foods and making sure you get enough daily exercise. You focus on your fear and that fear multiplies into all aspects of your life.

    I never believed I would lose weight so I never really committed to doing what I was supposed to. I used to complain, "it didn't work for me" or I would lie and tell myself I was doing what I was supposed to and it just wasn't working. The truth is nothing changed until I changed from the inside out. It all started with a single thought, a single attitude adjustment from negativity to gratefulness. Now at age 46 I'm in the best shape of my life. I've lost, and kept off, 40 pounds. And I'm stronger, more flexible than ever. My depression is gone and I'm the happiest I've ever been, despite the fact that life's not always perfect. I now experience real joy every day regardless what size my thighs are. The lies we believe about ourselves deceive us. See yourself the way God sees you. In His eyes you are perfect just as you are. This truth will set you free.

    Many of the "love yourself habits" in my Gratitude Challenge will ask you to go outside your comfort zone. Transformations that radically change your life start outside of your comfort zone. I must warn you upfront: These health habits bring on radical change. Do not try these unless you want to get unstuck. 

    I dare you to change your life and start loving yourself today. Remember to complete each one of these on its assigned day, and don't skip ahead. It's important to be a rule-follower and perform each one at its designated time. Keep in mind, outside your comfort zone is where it all begins. By practicing these health habits over the next 21 days you'll be practicing gratitude while establishing new healthy habits that will radically transform your life physically, mentally, and spiritually. Are you ready? I dare you - all it takes is 21 days to create new lasting habits.

    LynFit's 21 Day Gratitude Challenge

    1. Go to bed 1 hour earlier (turn off all lighted technology). Can't sleep? Take (1) LynFit Lean Sleep.
    2. Say it out loud: "I can do this!" - Fake it until you make it. No if's, and's or but's.
    3. No alcohol all weekend. Zero. It feeds belly fat.
    4. Don't cheat this weekend. Stick to the plan.
    5. Worry about nothing, pray about everything, and pray before each meal. It will slow you down.
    6. Do the metabolic workout and walk for 60 minutes (both on the same day).
    7. Drink more water all day long and if you're already doing that - drink more.
    8. Say only positive messages all day, versus the negative ones you've been saying......."I love my legs", no matter what size they are.
    9. Drink a Protein Shake for breakfast and lunch. Go vegetarian for dinner.
    10. Exhale. Focus on your breath today. Improper breathing, holding your breath, creates big bellies. Exhale.
    11. Eat earlier tonight. Aim to eat 3-4 hours prior to bedtime.
    12. Have a LynFit Lean Bar as your lunch today versus your usual cheat food.
    13. Swap out overused over-the-counter meds (unless prescribed by a physician) that slow your metabolism and use LynFit Recovery Agent instead. 
    14. Swap out the fattening fats for LynFit Pure Omega-3, the essential fat that helps you burn fat.
    15. Pay attention to portions. Don't know what they are? See "The Metabolism Solution".
    16. Don't eat between meals. Nothing - not even veggies.
    17. Walk 10,000 steps or 60 minutes. Keep this up every day after today as well.
    18. Fight back against cravings today by taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) LynFit Pure Omega-3, 30 minutes before meals.
    19. Stop negative thoughts and talk by saying nice things to yourself all day. Example: "I love myself therefore I will take care of my body".
    20. Be a blessing to 10 people today by telling them something you think is awesome about them. You get back what you put in.
    21. Eat thermogenic carbs like vegetables instead of starchy carbs that slow metabolism, like oatmeal, bread, rice, pasta and crackers. 

    Congratulations, you did it! Bless yourself by repeating these healthy behaviors as your normal lifestyle.

    According to your Faith will it be done to you. - Matthew 9:29

    10 Simple Ways To Use Complete Protein To Increase Metabolism And Bust Fat

    Complete ProteinHow do you get more protein and more of the right protein? Protein shakes. No, not those shakes you can buy in any convenience store as meal replacements, but sugar-free, high-grade, filler-free, lean protein.

    Models, celebrities, professional athletes - they all have one thing in common - they drink protein shakes as meal replacements. They all know how hard it is to lose weight and rid their bodies of excess fat, and they know the value of a nutritious tool that makes their lives easier and is more cost-effective than focusing on specialty diet food.

    So what is this sugar-free, high-grade, filler-free, lean protein? Whey. Whey is a complete protein, containing all 29 amino acids and all 9 essential amino acids the body needs. It helps in muscle recovery and is widely considered to be the highest quality natural protein.

    But not all whey is created equal. The whey used in the protein shakes favored by body builders who are looking to bulk up contains fat and lactose. Micro-filtered, high quality whey, which removes most of these two ingredients and is found in my own LynFit Complete Protein, is the fat-busting protein of choice. I use whey concentrate in my protein powder.

    In fact, researchers at Syracuse University found that:

    • Drinking a high quality whey, clean protein shake before your workout speeds fat loss
    • People who drank a clean, low carb whey protein shake daily had higher metabolic rates
    • Drinking a clean whey protein shake that provided adequate protein helped to lower the stress hormone cortisol, boosting metabolism
    • Overeating dampens your dopamine response while drinking a clean protein shake combats this

    So, other than drinking a protein shake, how can you use this high quality whey to help you speed up your metabolism and bust that fat? Here are 10 simple ways to use your Complete Protein:

    1.  Drink one immediately after a workout to nourish your muscles
    2.  Add 1 tablespoon to your morning coffee instead of milk
    3.  Try 1 - 2 scoops in your morning oatmeal
    4.  Put Complete Protein in your favorite baked goods
    5.  Add 1 tablespoon to yogurt or cottage cheese
    6.  Enjoy as hot chocolate or a light latte
    7.  Sprinkle on top of fruit or dunk your fruit right into a pile of powder
    8.  Add 1 tablespoon to your Jell-O mold
    9.  Make popsicles by freezing already-made shakes
    10.  Sprinkle on top of popcorn

    For more information about Complete Protein and delicious Protein Shake recipes make sure to read my book, "The Metabolism Solution". And if you don't own a blender - no worries - it's "spoon-stirable".

    Happy Shakin'!

    Back To Basics To Boost Your Metabolism

    Every now and then you just gotta "shake things up" if you're serious about losing weight. You can't be afraid to get a little hungry either. That's how we force our bodies to burn off that stubborn belly fat. If you're sick of feeling fat and flabby and ready to lose that excess weight you put on this winter, in addition to melting that stubborn belly fat, then the Slimmer By Dinner Plan is for you. I promise; you'll be 'Slimmer by Dinner!"

    There are 3 critical things you need to do if you want to lose weight:

      1. Follow the Slimmer by Dinner Meal Plan and be sure to use LynFit Complete Protein Shakes as they are specifically geared to boost your metabolism 25%, allowing you to lose weight faster. *Do not add milk or fruit as this will slow your weight loss.

      2. Slim-Firm-Tone by doing the Metabolic Boosting Workouts 3 times per week. LynFit's metabolic workouts use the science of Metabolic Circuits to crank up your calorie-burn by boosting your metabolism. These workouts are the most effective when it comes to reshaping your body without adding bulk. All you need is a pair of dumbbells. Think the intensity is too much for you? No problem! Simply do what you can at your own pace and you'll be fit enough in no time. But remember, you have to start somewhere! Still don't think you're ready? Start with the Recovery Stretch and walking every day.

        Are you ready to flatten your belly, tone your arms and thighs and slim your butt? Clients are telling me how much they love these workouts because they are challenging and fun and they have seen first-hand how effective they are for making their bodies healthier and fitter. Their clothes are falling off within one week of switching from their previous workouts to the Metabolic Boosting Workouts.

        Nothing makes me happier than to hear all of these success stories. Please send me yours and be sure to watch the Cutting Edge Eating for the Ultimate Metabolic Boost to help you relearn how to eat for weight loss. You'll learn something new every time you watch it.

      3. End your diet dilemma by getting your cravings and appetite under control. That's where supplements come in and don't forget LynFit Lean Bars kill cravings and help you lose weight fast. Here's a little Supplement Cheat Sheet to troubleshoot your worst diet issues.

    For advanced weight loss start switching to all-natural products for fast relief. For sleeplessness, try LynFit Lean Sleep. Constipation and bloating? Try LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse and add a little Suntheanine Fiber to your LynFit Complete Protein Shake. Need to satisfy that urge to chew? Have a LynFit Lean Bar. Anxiety got you in a tizzy? Try Oxytocin or Suntheanine for fast relief that won't negatively affect your weight loss.

    And above all else - Remember I'm here if you need me.

    Get ready to feel Slimmer by Dinner!

    Caving to Carbs?

    We live in a stressed out society and that's the #1 reason we crave exactly what we shouldn't eat! Food is the problem, NOT the solution! Try taking an exercise break instead, or a nap, until the cravings subside and you can make a sensible choice that you won't regret later.

    The TOP two reasons we crave are:

    1.  Not Enough Protein

    Make sure you have had your LynFit Complete Protein ShakeMissed it? Have it NOW! Cravings are a sign your body is missing something and I can assure you it's not chocolate or cookies! ALMOST all of us fall short when it comes to consuming enough protein. Did you know we need 1 gram per pound of lean body mass per day of LEAN protein (click HERE to read blog article)? Only LynFit Complete Protein Shake contains high grade whey that blocks cravings and cortisol - the hormone that's released when we are stressed that causes us to crave more and store fat and stops weight loss.

    Are you so stressed you need to chew? Chew a LynFit Lean Bar! It's the only protein bar on the market specifically designed for weight loss because it contains the same high grade whey protein the LynFit Complete Protein Shake is made with!

    2.  We Need Water!

    Many cravings aren't food cravings at all because we need to hydrate. Drink a tall glass of water or ice water, or try hot tea with lemon as it kills cravings! Sip as much as you need until it passes. Did you know that you're supposed to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water EVERY DAY? So, if you weigh 120, you need at least 60 ounces of water a day and COFFEE DOESN'T COUNT! Try floating lemons or limes in a tall pitcher and leave it out so you're tempted to drink from it every time you pass by it.

    That being said, we all have trained our bodies to tell us when to eat versus teaching them how to burn fat for fuel instead. Make sure you're following the Cutting Edge eating plan found in my Fitness and Nutrition Guide so that you can curb cravings before they begin and lose 1 pound a day!

    Three things you can do to prevent cravings:

    Smart supplements taken at specific times can create a feeling of fullness and turn your hunger switch off!

    1. Have a Complete Protein Shake or Lean Bar for breakfast because it boosts your metabolism 25%. It not only delivers THE VERY BEST source of protein for your body that helps you lose belly fat, but it also helps you lose weight right away while you're learning how to eat for weight loss. A study from the Pennington Bio-Medical Research Center in Louisiana found that people who eat Protein for breakfast are more likely to feel full during the day than those who eat cereal or other grains.

    2.  Take (1) Carb Edge at lunch to balance blood sugar. Balancing blood sugar is the secret to balancing cravings! LynFit's Carb Edge is loaded with different fat burning nutrients blended together that will keep your body in fat burning mode versus fat storing mode. The best part - it contains white kidney bean extract called Phase 2 that literally paralyzes the enzymes that digest starch. So carbs cannot be broken down into sugar. The Phase 2 kidney bean extract has been clinically shown to reduce starch digestion and promote weight loss. It works by temporarily binding with the enzyme that digests starch, preventing a portion of the carbohydrates from being broken down into sugar and stored as fat. One capsule taken before a "cheat" meal can block up to 65% of unwanted carbs from being absorbed without causing gastric distress, according to a study published in the Nutrition Business Journal.

    3.  Take Omega-3 at 3pm or 1 hour before cravings usually start. The good fat takes a while to digest, so taking it prior to the snack hour will shut off your hunger quickly!