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Kick Hunger and Cravings to the Curb


Tired of making the same weight loss resolutions every year, only to watch them slowly fade away? 

The secret to your weight loss resolution is kicking hunger and cravings to the curb, and the best way to do that is increase your protein intake.

Eating high protein foods helps suppress appetite-controlling hormones

The hypothalamus in the brain controls appetite and satiety (fullness). Hormones secreted by our body, high blood sugar levels, and stress all play a role in making us feel hungry and cause cravings that we can't always control.

Dietary proteins strongly influence these, which helps explain why protein intake is so important for weight loss as well as maintaining lean muscle tissue. When you're dieting, rule #1 is feed the muscle but starve the fat, so it leaves.

A study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that the protein content of our meals had a strong influence on hunger hormones.

Increasing protein can be as easy as enjoying a high-protein breakfast to kill cravings before they begin. LynFit Pure Whey makes this easy to do and at the same time, saving you time and money. Pure whey also gives your metabolism a boost, helping you lose weight easier.

How much protein do you need per day? You need one (1) gram per pound of lean body mass or your goal weight. If you want to weight 120 pounds, aim for 120 grams per day. When you are losing weight, stressed, or working out, your protein needs are slightly higher to preserve lean muscle tissue that keeps your metabolism revved.

You want to aim for 24 grams of lean protein four (4) times daily. This almost gets you to your goal. If you add the protein that is found in other foods you'll nail your goal.

  • 24 grams = one serving of protein 
  • One (1) serving of protein is usually 3 oz., however. This can vary (white fish may be 4 oz.) 
  • White fish is better than chicken for weight loss and if you like larger portions, choose fish over chicken

Protein examples:

  • Chicken breast 
  • Fish 
  • Shrimps 
  • Two (2) scoops of LynFit Whey Protein
  • LynFit Lean Bar 
  • Egg whites

If you're busy, nailing your numbers isn't easy unless you have the right tools. That's where having the right protein shake or protein bar is the secret to your success. A LynFit Lean Bar a day helps keep hunger and cravings away!

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Getting Back On Track With Your Weight Loss



When it comes to weight loss, "tomorrow" is the most dangerous word in the English language. If you're serious about losing weight, and not seeing the results you'd like, it's time to stop living the way you've been living. The price you pay is very high for the cheap thrill that food gives you. In the end, it might even cost you your health. How you're living today directly affects your tomorrow. So, what will you do differently?

I receive emails seeking advice, all too often, from people with a habit of doing a week or two of strict, metabolic boosting eating and then falling off the weight loss wagon into a pile of cookies or store-bought protein bars. They want to know what they can do to stick to the plan, or should they even try. The first thing I tell them is the reason most people fall is that they think they need to be perfect with their eating. It's important to understand that perfection does not exist. 

Most of us fall because we become too legalistic about our diets. Rather, our diets should be treated as a habit of making better choices, requiring us to decide what our actions will be. This makes us responsible for our actions, and the outcomes.

You know the old saying; "If you keep doing what you've always done you'll just keep getting the same results. To expect anything different is the very definition of insanity." Quite honestly, there is a lot of insanity surrounding the foods that will keep you from reaching your goals. 

Have you ever told yourself; "I'll just have a little"? Sorry to say it, but that little bit is what's stopping you from reaching your goals. 

It's at these very times to remind yourself that perfection does not exist. Focus on daily progress, not daily perfection. You have more control than you think when it comes to making food choices. But if you keep falling off the wagon, it's possible you may need a few tools to help keep you on track.

These tools make losing weight faster and easier because they:

    • Help kill hunger and cravings that cause you to fall off-plan
    • Boost metabolism by 25 percent, so you burn more calories all day long, even while asleep. This is especially important when you decide to go off-plan because it will help keep you from gaining weight.
    • Block cortisol (stress hormones) levels from rising, which helps prevent weight gain in the belly, hips, and thighs. Blocking cortisol is more important than you think. Stress causes your body to produce excess cortisol levels, and the only way to melt belly fat is by reducing these levels. It's not an easy job and the very reason you need to attack belly fat with a 1, 2, 3 punch.

STEP #1: BOOST METABOLISM AND BLOCK CORTISOL LEVELS

Drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake 12 hours after your last meal. Do not add fruit or any type of milk if you're trying to lose a pound a day. Remember, it's all about replacements and better choices, so swap out your high-sugar juice or yogurt for this instead. 

Looking for a delicious shake recipe that will not only tantalize your taste buds but rev up your metabolism as well? Look no further — here's my Melt Belly Fat Birthday Cake Smoothie:

(3 scoops) LynFit Vanilla Complete Whey Protein Powder
(½ cup) Water
(3–4) Ice cubes

Throw it all in the blender and mix until smooth and then drink yourself thin. The extra protein used will help keep you feeling fuller longer and won't spike blood sugar levels the way fruit and milk will.

STEP #2: KILL HUNGER AND CRAVINGS

Belly fat makes you hungrier, so the faster you lose it; the faster you'll be able to lose overall weight. You need to flip the hunger switch off and trick your body into acting like a thin person by teaching and encouraging it to burn fat for fuel instead of overwhelming you with hunger pangs. 

This is where the smart use of safe supplements comes in. If you don't struggle with hunger and cravings, you may not need supplements. But if you've been trying to lose weight, and no matter what you do you can't seem to stay on track because of hunger pangs and cravings, then you may need a little outside help.

Taking a supplement stack is the best way to keep your metabolism from slowing down while killing cravings and hunger pangs. This makes it easier to stay on track with your weight loss. The secret is they balance blood sugar levels while providing natural energy. 

This particular stack teaches your body how to burn fat as fuel when it needs energy vs. sending you hunger signals. Your metabolism will become a high-efficiency fat burning machine. Trust me, if you skip them, you'll see and feel the difference. 

The best time to take this stack is three hours after your last meal, when your body starts yelling, "I'm hungry!"

Sip green tea instead of indulging yourself in your usual snack and take your supplements to balance blood sugar levels instead. 

One note — This step is not good for people with less than 10 percent body fat because they will burn muscle for fuel instead of fat. But if you have body fat to lose you have energy stored that can be used instead.

Here is your supplement stack:
  • LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones to accelerate the process and trick your body into acting like a thin person. A lean person will burn fat more efficiently. (If you're highly sensitive to caffeine you may want to skip the Accelerator. The stack will still give you what you need, so follow the steps without Accelerator.)
  • LynFit Carb Edge with Forskolin to help enhance thyroid function and balance blood sugar levels, which is the secret to killing your cravings and managing hunger.
  • LynFit Cutting Edge to force your body to burn off that stubborn body fat for fuel.

    STEP #3: AVOID THE AFTERNOON ENERGY CRASH TO ESCAPE CRAVINGS BEFORE THEY BEGIN

    This step is critical because it will not only boost your metabolism, it will also help fight off those emotional cravings that we all battle in the afternoon when we start to get tired and our blood sugar levels begin to rise.

    This is actually where most people fall off the weight loss wagon. But, it's also where your weight loss battle can be won. I call this the "Emo Meal" — meaning emotional, when you're hungry, tired, and craving food.

    PREVENTION is the cure, so grab a LynFit Lean Bar to defeat the afternoon energy crash.

    The LynFit Lean Bar has 10 grams of prebiotic fiber and 15 grams of protein to kill cravings before they begin while helping to keep you feeling full. LynFit Lean Bars are guaranteed to be the best tasting protein bar you've ever tried and #1 in its class when it comes to weight loss and melting belly fat. Try one; you'll see.

    Most store-bought bars are full of sugar and don't supply your body with the right type or amount of protein. They spike blood sugar levels and prevent you from losing weight, despite what their labels may claim.

    Make LynFit Lean Bars your go-to comfort food from now on when trying to lose weight. Comfort in knowing you're making a smart, nutrient-dense food choice that doesn't sacrifice delicious taste and texture.  LynFit Lean Bars are the best of both worlds — they don't leave you with any guilt, only satisfaction that you'll begin to crave. You can eat your new comfort meal food with pride and get on with your day.

    This will be especially important if you're an emotional eater. Choosing the wrong kinds of snack foods can increase hunger and cravings and turn the weight gain switch on. Swap out those store-bought protein bars with a LynFit Lean Bar instead.

    Should you find yourself unable to suppress the urge to eat junk food, adopt the 80/20 rule. You're already following it; you just don't know it. 

    For the most part, you're eating your favorite foods every couple of weeks — it's inevitable. It's going to happen, and you should expect it. So, the best solution is to plan it ahead of time. If you plan for it ahead of time, you can cheat and still lose weight. Have a little pep talk with yourself. Sit down and tell yourself to try the 80/20 plan. 

    On the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan, you can eat on plan 80 percent of the time and go off the plan 20 percent of the time and still lose weight. That's the beauty of this plan. In fact, this is the only plan that takes into consideration that you live in the real world, you're human, and that you cheat once in a while.

    Planning in advance when you cheat also puts you in control of the binge vs. the binge controlling you. It also changes how you emotionally respond to a binge—no guilt, because it's all a part of your weight loss plan. You'll accept the situation, not struggle in vain against it. You'll eat less and know exactly what to eat, and how much. The scale will go up slightly, but you'll be back on track in no time. 

    Although there are physiological consequences to binging on junk food, I'd wager that most of the damage comes from the stress we inflict on ourselves—the internal fight and refusal, which only causes us to binge more. The refusal to accept the inevitable situation, combined with the guilt and shame you're piling on yourself for losing that fight.

    Here's what the 80/20 plan get you: Acceptance! You learn to accept things you cannot change. You're no longer fighting a battle you most likely cannot win. 

    I can't think of anything harder or more stressful than struggling with food. I've struggled with it my entire life until I learned about the 80/20 rule. 

    You can live guilt-free. Guilt about eating junk food can actually cause you to gain weight and depress your immune system. By making a plan to "go off" for a meal as an occasional (1–2 times weekly) deviation from your regular schedule, rather than betraying your body, you remove the guilt. Make a plan, if you plan on losing.

    I would encourage you to read this article I wrote previously about how to cheat and still lose weight to keep your metabolism in full swing, and how if you don't, it can alter the physiological effect it has on you. 

    As Kelly Clarkson says in her song: "Think Before You Cheat" so you don't hurt your health or destroy a month's worth of dieting. Most of the time it's not worth it anyway. 

    So, eat happily, just don't' forget to boost first! 

    It's Time For A Refrigerator Makeover


    According to government data, 64 percent of people are overweight or obese, which is defined as being 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight. If you're one of those people, and you're trying to lose weight, the first place you think of heading is to the gym, right? Wrong. Your weight loss journey begins with what you keep in your house. Let's bring it right on home — it's what you keep in your refrigerator. It's time for a refrigerator makeover!

    Taking control of your weight starts with taking control over what you eat, and that begins with what you keep in your refrigerator. Studies prove that people eat what is in their immediate environment so it's critical that we fill our refrigerators with the kinds of food that support weight loss goals. Avoid temptation by not keeping the wrong types of food in your house.

    In fact, you can actually set yourself up for success by strategically arranging your refrigerator so the foods you should be eating are staring you in the face every time you open the door. Weight loss is 90 percent diet so what you eat matters more than how much you work out. That's why it's so important to arrange your refrigerator this particular way. It's all about having healthy replacements for the foods we love.

    First, focus on foods that promote weight loss that you can eat more of. There are specific foods you can eat, called thermogenic, meaning they heat up your metabolism. You'll burn more calories all day long. Thermogenic foods also:

    • Re-calibrate your appetite
    • Switch off hunger cravings
    • Lower blood sugar levels while boosting health

    LEVEL ONE: Eye Level — It's all about hydration

    Remove the diet disasters: Juice (this includes all vegetable juices) and those so-called healthy milks (soy, coconut, all creamers).
    Replace with metabolic boosters instead: Water (try bubbly zero-calorie waters), Iced Green Tea, and instead of milk use Melt Fat Milk (pre-made Vanilla Protein Shake that you can use in your coffee).

    Hydrating your body can boost metabolism by three percent vs. drinking fluids that add calories. Using Melt Fat Milk can boost your metabolism by 25 percent instead of slowing it down the way coffee creamers can.

    LEVEL TWO: Leafy and Low — The leafy green group

    This is the food group that none of us eat enough of because it's easier just to grab the wrong foods that make us gain weight.

    Remove the diet disasters: Avocado (high-fat), carrots (high-sugar), and tomatoes (technically a high-sugar fruit).
    Replace with metabolic boosters instead: Leafy greens, spinach, romaine, and celery (the slimming superstar). Make sure you cut them up as soon as you get home from the store so you can grab-and-go when you feel the need to crunch.

    Every time you eat a metabolic boosting vegetable it's like taking a diet pill. Greens have thermic super powers and rev up your metabolism every time you eat them.

    LEVEL TWO (B): Low-Sugar Fruits — Not all fruits are created equal

    Remove the diet disasters: Bananas and grapes
    Replace with metabolic boosters instead: When it comes to choosing a good-for-you fruit, choose fruits that are full of fiber. The higher the fiber the better blood sugar level control. They will also keep you feeling fuller longer. Go for grapefruit (cleanses the liver which is great for weight loss), green apples (burns off hunger hormones), and Kiwi (full of fiber).

    LEVEL THREE: Lean Proteins

    Remover the diet disasters: Red meat (this includes pork)
    Replace with metabolic boosters instead: When it comes to losing weight quickly and lowering cholesterol choose seafood (especially white fish). Seafood can super-charge your metabolism. Seafood contains iodine that helps enhance thyroid function and contains little to no fat. Keep in mind, the lighter and whiter the fish, the better it is for your metabolism. Choose flash-frozen or tuna in foil packets so you'll never run out.

    Kill Cravings This Valentine's Day And Still Eat Chocolate

    Kill Cravings this Valentine's Day and Still Eat Chocolate

    Food cravings are the reason most diets fail. They are like pimples that pop out of nowhere. If you're like me, you'll stop at nothing to kill them off, stat!

    What if I told you there’s a quicker, more effective way to kill your cravings and curb your monster appetite rather than giving into them or caving into the vending machine?

    Follow these tips to instantly kill off those cravings. For more tips and tricks on how to boost your metabolism and melt belly fat, check out The Metabolism Solution, and the metabolic boosting Chocolate Diet linked below.

    • Feed it First: The #1 reason we crave is due to nutritional deficiencies, and the #1 nutrient deficiency among women is protein. Your body needs amino acids to regulate serotonin which helps boost mood. Drinking the Complete Protein Shake for breakfast is the best way to provide your body with the essential amino acids it needs to stay healthy and keep your mood balanced. Prevention is the cure when it comes to killing cravings so make it a LynFit Chocolate Protein Shake and kill two birds with one stone.
    • Brush the cravings right out of your mouth: In my 25+ years as a weight loss coach every person who does this trick says it works—Always keep a travel size toothbrush and toothpaste with you, and brush your teeth after meals and when cravings strike. The fresh minty taste makes eating less desirable and distracts you from obsessing about what to eat. Distraction is powerful when it comes to avoiding your cravings. Studies have shown that mint is a good appetite suppressant, and people who sniff (brushing counts too) mint throughout the day ate 3,000 fewer calories that week. That’s enough to move the dial on the scale. Just don’t be obsessive about brushing your teeth every hour, as excessive brushing wears down tooth enamel.
    • Drink mint flavored water: You’ve heard me say this a thousand times, but it's worth saying again—Most of the time when we crave it's really because we're thirsty. Drink mint flavored water to quench the crave. Buy a few fresh mint leaves and drop some in your water. You can drink the minted water hot or cold. It's very satisfying and will help tame your cravings.
      Note: Always buy mint flavored water to have on hand to guzzle when your cravings get the best of you.
    • Chew mint gum: Always have mint gum in your car, purse and desk to chew on when the urges get rough. Chewing gum does many things—It gives you something to chew when you really aren’t hungry but need to chew on something, and the repetitive motion sends signals to a part of your brain that controls appetite and satiety. If your brain thinks you're eating it will send signals that you're full. Unless, of course, your shut off valve has been damaged and broken (if you've gained more than 10 pounds your shut off valve is broken and damaged and will need to be retrained by sticking to your food plan). In this case, you’ll have to white knuckle it until things get better. The sweet taste also activates the release of the feel-good brain chemical called serotonin. Low serotonin levels cause cravings to pop up in the first place.
    • Stress less: Stress will cause your body to release the stress hormone cortisol, which tells your brain to seek out rewards or pleasure. This is why we always crave the wrong things. Enter fat and sugar loaded comfort foods that blunt cortisol and temporarily stop stress. What you’re really craving is to feel better. Find other ways to stimulate happiness that do not including eating to help curb high-calorie cravings. Take a walk break, even if it’s to go get a cup of green tea, or call a friend until the moment passes. The quick chat will trigger a stress reducing emotional release that food can never fill. When all else fails, I hit pause and pray. I say The Serenity Prayer and place my dog in my lap and wait until the craving passes. After all, I didn't get to be 40 pounds overweight by not overeating!

    For all the chocolate lovers, here's another great way to still lose 1 pound per day, while eating chocolate. It's the Metabolic Boosting Chocolate Diet (click HERE for the diet).

    It's Time To Take A New Approach To Weight Loss

    If you have tried every diet on the planet, and no matter what you do you just can't seem to lose weight or get rid of that belly fat, it's time to take a new approach. When it comes to losing weight and changing the way your body looks four simple steps could make weight loss practically effortless. No matter how old you are or how sluggish your metabolism is, this plan works every time. 

    I was recently on KTNV TV in Las Vegas where we discussed in depth this fast fat-melting approach. Below is a brief transcript of that interview. 

    HOST: What makes this plan so much more effective than the other plans that are available? 

    LL: This plan addresses the metabolism issues that are at the center of the problem. Being overweight, eating less in order to lose weight, low energy, age, being female as well as being a "diet researcher" (trying all of the diets) all affect our metabolism making it slower. With each issue mentioned, it makes losing weight impossible unless you address the underlying problem—the speed of your metabolism. But that's not all. This system is backed by science and address’s all of the issues we all struggle with when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off.

    HOST: I struggle myself with issues like low energy and cravings. It seems like I have to work twice as hard as my friends to lose weight. I can't seem to get to the gym every day. Does Metabolic Boosting help overcome these issues? Do we have to exercise to lose weight if we use “The Metabolic Boosting” plan?

    LL: I was 40 pounds overweight and had tried every diet including becoming vegetarian and over-exercising. I gained weight until I learned these safe, yet highly effective, all-natural methods that can boost even the most sluggish metabolisms. Including metabolisms that are negatively affected by hypothyroidism and menopausal symptoms. In fact, it's the only way to lose weight if your one of these types. No excuses needed.

    Here are 4 Simple Steps that anyone can do—no exercise needed. In fact, the wrong exercise or over-exercising can slow down the process.

    Step 1: Boost your Metabolism by 25 percent at breakfast with a delicious Complete Protein Metabolic Boosting Smoothie.
    Only LynFit's Complete Protein has the right combination of high-quality protein, low carbs, low sugar and almost no fat. Unlike other store bought
    smoothies, LynFit's Complete Protein encourages weight loss vs. weight gain. That results in the 1 pound a day weight loss.

    WHEN? 12 Hours after your last meal.
    HOW MUCH? 2 scoops in coffee or water equal no excess calories.

    Step 2: Take LynFit Accelerator and jump start your metabolism naturally.
    This step accelerates the weight loss process naturally and is highly effective at recalibrating your appetite, which helps to keep you feeling fuller longer. LynFit Accelerator kills cravings while making it easier to burn fat easier due to the raspberry ketones in it.

    WHEN? First thing in the morning with a Complete Protein Shake. You can take them separately, but for the best results it's better to take them together.
    HOW MUCH? One capsule daily
    . Unlike other store-bought brands, you don't need as much, and you'll see better, faster results.

    Step 3: Convince your body to burn off that stubborn fat with LynFit Cutting Edge.
    This step pulls/lures the fat that's circulating in your system and drags it into the cells to be burned off and used as fuel. It also helps reduce cellulite, controls hunger, lowers cholesterol, and accelerates the fat loss process. Making it easier to lose that stubborn unsightly belly fat.

    WHEN? Take this 3 hours after the breakfast
    HOW MUCH? 1 capsule

    Step 4: Boost, Block, and Burn by taking LynFit Carb Edge 3 hours after Step 3.
    Carb Edge helps further reduce and control cravings while lowering blood sugar levels that are responsible for intense cravings. This step is specifically/strategically placed here mid-day as those are the times we crave the most, blood sugar levels rise and our diets get off course. Carb Edge has an added feature we all need…..it contains White Kidney Bean Extract. If you take it before you cheat and eat carbs, it blocks 65 percent of them from being absorbed, preventing weight gain. Imagine eating a whole donut and absorbing less.

    WHEN: After Step 3 or when needed before meals.
    HOW MUCH? 1 capsule

    When you combine these four simple steps with a fuss-free, no-calorie-counting, delicious, thermogenic dinner, you're guaranteed to lose 1 pound a day.

    The Metabolism Solution plan is the only plan that allows you to lose weight the very same day you start while you're learning how to eat for lifelong weight loss. Why wait to lose when you can lose weight today?

    Fast, Healthy Weight Loss

     

    Are you getting ready for the beach, graduation, prom or a wedding but can’t stay on your diet and fitness plan? This can be overwhelming for anyone.

    The good news is that anyone can boost their metabolism by doing these two things:

      • Working out first thing in the morning at home, on an empty stomach to boost metabolism and endorphins.
      • When we feel better we eat better it’s that simple. Not to mention metabolic exercise reshapes your body without bulking and boosts metabolism which helps you lose weight and see results within the first week.

    Intense exercise increases cortisol levels temporarily, but metabolic and lower intensity exercise seems to reduce them. University of California researchers say that metabolic exercise may blunt some of the negative effects of stress. Not to mention the increase in endorphins you feel that decrease appetite and increase a feeling of well-being. It's important to note that not all exercise is created equal. Metabolic exercise is the perfect combination of moves without overdoing it, which creates more stress in the body and higher cortisol levels.

    Your morning meal sets the stage for the rest of your day, so start if off right. This step “offsets” calories you eat so if you're not so perfect you still lose weight—guaranteed.

    Boost at breakfast by drinking a metabolic boosting whey protein shake. Whey is full of amino acids that nourish the body, improve mood and boost immunity, while providing lasting energy. Drinking a whey protein shake blocks cortisol to flip the hunger switch back to off.  Whey Protein boosts metabolism 25% and provides natural energy so you feel better fast. It provides the right nutrients your body needs to combat stress, which kills cravings for fast weight loss. Repeat this step for lunch as well.

    You can expect to fall off your diet, so plan for it ahead of time. We are all human and that’s exactly why you drank the shake for breakfast. Most plans don’t allow for this and that's why they fail. It's not your fault but the plan that’s faulty.

    What makes the metabolic boosting strategy so successful (by the way, everyone loses weight on this plan) is that you need your metabolism boosted and running at optimal speed, so when you cheat you don’t gain an ounce. This also makes room for the human things we do.

    Here are a few examples of the “cheats” most people do that stop them from losing weight. Most of the time people will say: “I only ate a little”. Sadly that’s all it takes to stop weight loss.

      • Excess fats: nuts, avocados and cheese  
      • Excessive protein of the wrong kind: Chicken, salmon – more than 3 ounces  
      • Excessive carb intake: fruit, wraps, protein bars , drinks and smoothies

    For more information about these tips and other metabolic boosting steps, refer to "The Metabolism Solution".

    What You Can Do Right Now To Lose Weight

    On my blogs and in my newsletters I post about the most effective ways to lose 1 pound a day, even with a slow/hypothyroid metabolism. I provide delicious recipes and supplement ideas to help you overcome the cravings and lack of energy from time to time that we all struggle with. This year, due to some horrifically cold weather and lots of snow, people seem to be struggling more than ever.

    I don't know about you, but I struggle much more when it's cold outside. The only thing I want to do is eat and sleep. That being said, I still want to fit into my clothes when spring finally rolls around. I would like to tell you about 4 things I never stop doing no matter how much I may want to. They keep my metabolism running fast, making it harder to gain weight while making it easier to lose.

    1. Get up and move every day, no excuses. I walk for 60 minutes daily - period. It's the only way I nail the 10,000 steps that our body requires. This weather is the perfect example why I suggest everyone own a treadmill and not rely on getting to a gym or going outside.

    2. Drink my shake after my 60 minute walk. I hate my Protein Shake cold so I make it the night before and keep it in the refrigerator, allowing me more time to sleep in. I use a small milk frother to make it fluffy and delicious. Just like those fattening, expensive beverages that we all like from places like Starbucks. If I crave milk or cream in my coffee I use a little of the pre-made shake in my coffee instead. 

    3. I also struggle with dinner this time of year because I crave comfort food. Slimming salads are not appealing so I reach for chicken soup for my metabolism or a sauteed salad to satisfy my cravings and fill me up. This type of eating allows me to stay on course while eating as much as I want without feeling guilty. You can find all the recipes you would ever need in my book, The Metabolism Solution.

    4. I never stop taking my supplements. If I did, my cravings would win and I would struggle to function or even get out of bed for that matter. Every LynFit supplement was created to solve a real-life problem. I battled with making sure to keep the quality high so you can actually feel the difference while being 100% safe.

      One of the most popular questions I get every day is, "what do you take and how, when, how much?".  Here is my current routine. This is a real-time, real-life look into my life. Warts and all. I pray that this helps you feel better fast.

      4:30am: Thyroid medicine

      4:45am: Walk at least 60 minutes on the treadmill

      5:45am: Melt-fat mochaccino shake. I never add any type of milk, fruit or anything that adds calories. I battle with weight enough so I never add additional calories.
      (1) LynFit Accelerator, (1) LynFit Cutting Edge, (1) LynFit Pure Omega 3, (1) LynFit D3-Boost

      Off to see clients......

      9:00am: (1) LynFit Daily Power Shot pre-workout

      9:15am: Metabolic boosting workout group. I do the metabolic workout Monday, Wednesday and Friday religiously because it's only 30 minutes and I like the way it tightens, tones and reshapes my body fast without bulking. I also need the metabolic boost it provides compared to all the other workouts. You can learn more about the metabolic workouts HERE.

      10:00am: My brunch/lunch. (1) LynFit Chocolate Lean Bar with hot tea. Yes, I should have a shake but I have a Lean Bar instead unless I've been really bad with my eating.

      1:00pm: Green apple and small (kid's size) fat free, sugar free yogurt. This is my indulgence.
      (1) LynFit D3-Boost, (1) LynFit Pure Omega 3, (1) LynFit Carb Edge (I'll take 2 Carb Edge if the cravings are really bad).

      If I'm on the road and afraid I'll forget, or I'm struggling with food cravings or low energy/depressed, I'll take the Carb Edge at 10:00am with my brunch/lunch.

      I focus on work, not food, by staying super busy. If I need a mental work break I'll work on my projects or charities.

      3:00pm: Stretch to relieve physical and mental stress while overseeing my kids' homework.

      6:00pm: (2) LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse (3 - if hormones affect my regularity). I'll have a huge serving of Ciambotta on a bed of lettuce or sauteed salad with shrimp or tilapia. Some nights I will skip the protein at dinner to avoid chicken, which slows/stops my weight loss and causes my body to gain weight fast.

      Here's the kicker; night is the worst time for me, no matter how much I eat. So I leave a little wiggle room for myself all day by keeping my food clean and staying busy. Learn more about Metabolism Mind Games in "The Metabolism Solution".

      7:30pm: After dinner (yes, I know my meals aren't spaced 3 hours apart - I live in the real world too) I have a small tea cup that I put ¼-½ cup of water in with (1) scoop of Complete Protein Shake. I eat it with a spoon like cake batter that we all love - chunks and all. I love licking the spoon and this satisfies my insatiable sweet tooth. If the weather is nice I'll go walk the dogs instead. This helps me lose the 5 pounds I inevitably gain every winter.

      9:00pm: By 9:00pm I'm fighting to stay awake so I take (1) LynFit Lean Sleep and dive under the covers with my dogs.

    I'm all about total transparency and letting you see how human I am. I'm no different than you. The most important thing I can teach you is that when you fall off; and you will, learn how to get up fast and brush yourself off, forgive yourself, and start over at your next meal. I hope this helps you battle your way through the remaining winter days.

    Tomorrow is a new day and provides a new start. Just don't wait until a few days from now. Do.......it.......now. Your someday is today!

    No Excuses, Stay Strong!
    Lisa

    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.