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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

It Worked For Her, It Can Work For You: A Life Changing Transformation

My life's mission is to help anyone who struggles with weight loss by teaching them how to avoid the pitfalls and diet traps I fell into. I am thrilled to share this makeover with you. Unlike most makeovers you see on television and in ads, this makeover is 100% real and authentic. In fact, "First for Women" magazine just featured this story because it' so special.

You may recognize this special lady from being on the cover of my book, "The Metabolism Solution". I'd like to tell you why I chose her. I get thousands of stories submitted showing dramatic transformations, but this one was very different. You see Janine faced every obstacle possible and any one of them could have stopped her from losing weight and getting fit. Instead, she decided to fight this battle and was willing to do whatever it took: Full surrender, all in 100%. And guess what? She has lost 85 pounds and dropped 8 pants sizes, despite the fact that she suffered with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and debilitating pain from rheumatoid arthritis. She could barely get off the couch, let alone exercise.

Janine hated herself. Can you relate? I can. She saw me on the Dr. Oz Show and decided to email me for help. This is the very reason why I answer all of my emails. Considering the sheer volume that I receive it might take me a couple of days to get through them all, but I do answer every single one of them myself. I know the depression, sadness, and loneliness that can completely surround you, having gone through being overweight and suffering with depression myself. I can't afford to let one cry for help go unheard.

After Janine emailed me I suggested that she begin by replacing her breakfast and lunch with a LynFit Complete Protein Shake (made with water and ice only) to boost her metabolism. For a healthy dinner, focus on 3 ounces of fish and a huge serving of vegetables and a salad. I also suggested that she begin taking LynFit Carb Edge twice a day (at lunch and again at 3pm) to help lower her blood sugar, which is the secret to losing weight faster and easier. Another recommendation was that she take LynFit Recovery Agent twice a day, as recommended on the label, instead of all the over-the-counter medications she was using to ease her pain. Those over-the-counter pain medications also slow metabolism and sap energy. And the most important thing I told her? If you follow the plan you will lose 1 pound a day.

Notice I didn't tell Janine to exercise? There was a good reason for this. Exercise can be helpful when it comes to boosting metabolism but it can also  slow your metabolism if it's not done the right way. I also don't focus too much on exercise at first because lots of people think they will only lose weight if they exercise, and that's just not true. The right diet will allow you to lose weight even without exercise. Also, many people use exercise as an excuse to eat more, justifying it since they worked out. I wanted to prove to Janine that she could quickly lose weight no matter how sluggish her metabolism was - even sitting on the couch.

Janine noticed fast results. Her bloat, fatigue and depression lifted, and her energy returned which made it easy to stick to the plan. She also gained control of her emotional eating. Since she was feeling better and drinking Protein Shakes she wasn't focused on what she was supposed to be eating. She got busy with life instead. Actually, she says that drinking the Protein Shakes was the best thing she had ever done. It made losing weight fast and easy and saved on the grocery bill as well. She used the time saved eating to walk outside and get some moderate exercise. She dropped from a pants size 20 to a size 4 and no longer needs treatment for any of her health problems. Enough of me telling you about her - let's hear from this special lady herself.

"I marvel today at the difference in my life. I used to take 9 prescription drugs a day - now I take none. I became healthy, but most importantly, I became whole. My weight loss has not only changed my life but my whole family is happier and healthier because I learned how to take care of me. My teenage daughter has also lost 65 pounds because I no longer have as much junk food in the house. She is now happier and doesn't get bullied anymore."

A personal glimpse into Janine:

Favorite Supplements and Routine: LynFit Recovery Agent (when waking up), LynFit Accelerator (before cardio or lifting), followed by LynFit Cutting Edge and LynFit Omega-3
Favorite Protein Shake: Definitely green with either Chocolate or Vanilla Protein (both rock!)
Favorite Recipe: Portobello Mushroom Pizza
Most Helpful Lisa Lynn Advice: Too many to name just one: Forgive Yourself, It Is Progress Not Perfection, Dig Deeper, Love Yourself

If you need help, like Janine did, please consider a phone coaching session and these results can be yours too. Janine is now a weight loss coach here at LynFit and she can help you as well.

You can check out Janine's story at "First for Women" magazine's current issue which is available at newsstands and by subscription at the time of this writing.

Are you ready to lose 1 pound per day? I dare you!

How To Cheat And Still Lose Weight

How to cheat and still lose weight - halloween cnadyHalloween typically means lots of candy everywhere. The foods we crave are lurking around every corner, and this can be hazardous to your waistline. That's why it's so important to turbo-charge your metabolism before those temptations present themselves.

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us end up eating more than we care to admit, especially around holidays and special occasions. The only way to come away from a "bad eating day" is to plan for them ahead of time by giving your metabolism a jolt, so it's in high gear. This will allow you to burn more calories even while you're sitting at your desk.

There are a few simple tricks that can allow you to enjoy a few treats without gaining an ounce. It's all about balance. After all, we're only human and live in the real world. It's important to be honest with yourself and have a snack attack plan.

Below are three simple steps you can take to safely boost your metabolism so that you burn more calories all day long; not only on Halloween but any day that you know you're going to overeat. These steps will keep the candy from making a permanent home on your thighs. In fact, these metabolism boosters can help you lose weight even when cheating.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #1 - The day of indulging and the morning after

Boost your metabolism 25 percent to accelerate your weight loss and detox the sugar. Drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake made with a handful of spinach to alkalize your body. It will not only keep you healthy but also keep cravings in check, so they don't get the best of you.

Take (1) LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones (which is loaded with additional appetite suppressing agents) to give your metabolism an extra jolt. The Raspberry Ketones will help kill cravings, so you have control over the candy rather than the candy controlling you.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #2 - Do the math and know the numbers first

Before you cheat, know the numbers. Knowing your caloric, fat and carb allowances will allow you to plan out your cheat splurge ahead of time so you can eat what you love and still lose weight. We all have a "cheat allowance" to spend every day, and if you know your numbers, you can plan ahead and factor it into your daily caloric intake. Bottom line, if you're counting calories, carbs and sugars, and you've boosted your metabolism into high gear with Step #1, those calories don't stand a chance.

We should all know how much fat and carbs we are supposed to eat every day so you can budget these "extra expenses" into your daily caloric intake. Knowing your numbers can help you lose a pound a day without eating perfect. In my book, "The Metabolism Solution", I go into detail about how many calories you should be eating each day, as well as the magic number of carbs to stick to if you're serious about melting belly fat. Do you know your numbers? If not, that may be why you're not losing weight.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #3 - Allow your body to cleanse

Allow your body to cleanse by not eating for 12 hours after your last meal, and repeat Step #1. An example: If you ate your last candy bar at 10 pm on Halloween, don't eat again until 10 am the next day. This allows your system to cleanse itself and lowers blood sugar levels before beginning to load up on food again. Lowering blood sugar levels is a secret to losing weight. This trick also reboots your sweet tooth and kills cravings.

In conclusion, you can enjoy those "bad eating days" without fear of it ruining all the hard work you've already done. The key; advance planning.

5 Habits That Boost Your Metabolism

Most people start a new workout routine or diet at the beginning of a new year, but I say Fall is the best time of year to get in shape. When summer turns to Fall our daily schedules get back to normal and that makes it easier to get back on track with our fitness routines. 

I suggest kick-starting your weight loss with my Fall Fitness Challenge. It will help you focus on one new behavior each day, and by the end of the month you will have mastered them all. You will shed some pounds and melt some fat in the process.

Here are 5 metabolic boosting, weight loss habits that will jump-start your Fall Fitness Challenge:

Work Out at Home for Faster, Easier Weight Loss

Home workouts are better for weight loss because you use less machines that can bulk you up. Machines aren't as good as free weights when it comes to toning and tightening. Metabolic workouts are the best way to transform your body fast and all you need is the Metabolic Workout DVD, a pair of dumbbells and 30 minutes. You can't even get to and from the gym in that amount of time, let alone get your workout done. With metabolic home workouts you'll start seeing results in one week. If you're not seeing changes in your body you're not doing the right workout.

You can also find metabolic workouts in my book, "The Metabolism Solution".

Eat More Yummy Veggies

When you eat the right thermogenic vegetables you not only stay fuller longer, you'll also kill cravings. This time of year we all crave comfort foods. Try this simple thermogenic, irresistibly delicious vegetable soup to kill those cravings and satisfy that need for comfort food.

Chicken Soup for the Metabolism

Ingredients:
(8) cups chicken stock or fat free, lower sodium chicken broth
(2) cups diagonally sliced carrots
(1) cup chopped onion
½ teaspoon black pepper
(2) 4oz. skinless, bone in chicken thighs
(1) 12oz. skinless, bone in chicken breast half
(2) cups diagonally sliced celery
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
Celery leaves (optional)

Directions:
Combine stock and chicken in a large pot over medium-high heat, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Remove chicken from the pot and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove chicken from the bones and shred meat into bite-sized pieces. Discard bones. 
Add carrots, celery and onion to pot; cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add chicken, salt and black pepper. Cook until done and add celery leaves if desired.

Boost Mood and Metabolism with LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost and LynFit Daily Power Shot

You'll boost mood, metabolism and immunity, which is critical this time of year when seasonal affective disorders kick in. When we feel better we eat better and feel up to working out. That's the best way to boost a sluggish metabolism and melt belly fat fast.

Each morning when you wake up take a Daily Power Shot for nourishing and fast acting energy, along with a D3 Boost and you'll feel better naturally all day long.

Sleep Lean

Another reason we fall off the lean eating wagon is our sleep patterns are off. It's a good idea to take LynFit Lean Sleep 1-2 hours before bedtime so that you fall asleep fast and wake up feeling refreshed. Lean Sleep regulates sleep patterns which help lower cortisol so you lose belly fat faster and easier. Cortisol is secreted when we are stressed. It's important to sleep 7 hours each night to help lower cortisol, making it easier to lose belly fat.

You'll love how this makes you feel and you'll notice that you crave less because you're well rested. In fact, most herbal sleeping remedies contain ingredients that actually slow metabolism, making it harder to lose weight. 

For more information on sleep patterns, read Chapter 3 in "The Metabolism Solution".

Have the Right Go-To Food When Cravings Kick In

Another reason we fall off the clean-eating wagon is we crave and feel deprived. It's important to have the right go-to foods around when those cravings kick in. I usually grab a LynFit Lean Bar. On the weekend I make Peanut Butter Balls that are not only healthy but also good for you. 3 of them are only 99 calories if you leave oatmeal out of the recipe. You can find the recipe in "The Metabolism Solution".

4 Simple Disciplines To Melt Belly Fat

The word discipline means to delay gratification. Discipline is your friend and shouldn't be avoided. It's a tool to help us get what we want, but in a way that is beneficial rather than harmful. In order to be successful in losing weight - getting us what we want - every area of our life needs discipline and self-control.

All of that sounds fine and easy. But when the rubber meets the road, or rather when the foot hits the scale, there are some decisions that must be made for us to successfully introduce discipline into our lives. Discipline means advance planning in a number areas: Food, sleep, how you spend your time; these are just a few areas that we have to practice advance planning in. You need a rock solid plan to stick to and you need to know when substitutions are necessary and what they are so you won't get caught off guard. I believe this plan of discipline will lead you to lasting weight loss and vibrant health.

Discipline also means planning your pain (workouts) and your pleasure (your cheat days). It's vital that you are honest with yourself when planning. Not being able to be honest with yourself is where most of the problems lie. In 25 years I've never had anyone journal what their "bad eating days" were truly like. They always tend to fudge a little or conveniently forget exactly what their eating day was like. Yet they can't figure out why they can't lose weight. We should be as honest about our cheat days as we are proud of our perfect eating days.

Willpower is a muscle. Just like any other muscle, it must be worked to be made strong. If we don't exercise it it cannot withstand the constant pressure of everyday unplanned living that we put on it; to the point that it eventually tears, breaks or falls apart. The sad part is that when our willpower tears, breaks or falls apart, so too do our dreams in many cases. Remember what we said in the very first paragraph - "discipline is a tool to help us get what we want in a beneficial way that is never harmful"? No discipline + no willpower = faded dreams and lost hope.

But here's the best news - perfection doesn't exist! That's right, I said it - perfection doesn't exist. Because the thing about discipline is that it doesn't recognize failure. That's why you mentally and physically plan ahead so that when imperfection occurs you're ready for it and your discipline kicks in knowing that, hey okay, this is that blip that I knew beforehand was going to happen. Now, on to the next positive milestone!

As much discipline as we do need, it alone is not enough. Just as a car needs an engine for it to even start, it has to have some vital fluids and maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Here are 4 things, that in addition to having the discipline engine engaged, can accelerate your weight loss:

Go to bed at the same time everyday

With school starting back this is the perfect time to visit this area of your life. And, it is one area that can usually be planned pretty regularly. Any disruption in the routine, even small ones, can result in a restless night. Sleep is when our bodies naturally recover from the day's activities and stresses.

And what do we do when we can't sleep - we reach for that over-the-counter sleep aid. But did you know that those over-the-counter sleep aids actually slow weight loss and leave you feeling groggy when you wake up? If you are having a hard time falling asleep or find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep, take LynFit Lean Sleep 45-60 minutes before you go to bed. It's a natural "good for you" sleep aid that actually aids in weight loss and melting away belly fat. Read "The Metabolism Solution" to learn more about this natural alternative and its positive effects on weight loss.

Keep your colon clean

Eating clean but your stomach isn't flat? You are most likely constipated. A disciplined routine of regular eating and exercise works wonders here. But sometimes we all need a little extra help when it comes to staying regular.

First, it's always good to make sure you're eating adequate amounts of vegetables every day (10 servings). But sometimes that's impossible to do. Again, that's where that advanced planning comes in - we've got a substitute plan - LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse. Take 2-3 Raspberry Ketone Cleanse every day with your dinner and you're guaranteed to stay regular, in a natural and safe way. Doing just this one thing helped me lose 3-5 pounds and made my stomach flatter.

Another little tip: Drinking hot water with lemon every day also guarantees a smooth morning, if you know what I mean. Sometimes, even though we're awake, not everything seems to be awake  :)

Control the cravings

Can't stop eating? The more you think about it the more you eat? I totally understand this one. To this day I struggle with it. That's why I devoted so much of my book to managing head hunger. And trust me; it is all in our heads. If you're not careful, what's in your head will ultimately find its way into your stomach.

For that extra "umph" to defeat the head games take LynFit Omega-3 at 3pm to stop those cravings before they begin. We should all be taking Omega-3 anyway for optimal health, even if you eat salmon. And don't forget your dogs too. I have 4 of them and they get Omega-3. It helps in so many areas:

Memory
Hair, skin and nails
Inflammation (aches and pains)
Immune boosting
Blood sugar control (which helps kill cravings)

As an added bonus, take Omega-3 before you sleep and you'll wake up pain-free and feeling like you've slept like a baby.

Exercise the right way for a flatter stomach by week's end

Yes, LynFit metabolic boosting exercise is the secret to seeing results fast. Remember, we talked about planned pain - workouts. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not doing the right kind of exercise to achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. I find that they either over exercise, which causes more stress on their body which contributes to weight gain, or they under exercise, which stops any results dead in their tracks.

Want to see results start to happen? Do LynFit metabolic boosting workouts 3 times weekly, along with a daily "good for your body" core walk (the core walk is explained in detail in "The Metabolism Solution"). You'll not only lose 1 pound a day, you'll also feel and see visible results in 1 week. That's the LynFit Guarantee - if you follow my plan 100% you'll get results faster than surgery! Not to mention - it costs a lot less and you don't need to take all that time off from work.

So, are you ready to lose that weight? I can help you! It's time to get disciplined for weight loss!

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'!

Melt Belly Fat Fast With 3 Simple Steps

Melt Belly Fat Fast With 3 Easy Steps

Belly fat is very stubborn. Sometimes the harder we try to get rid of it the more resistant it becomes. That's why your workouts and diet have to work together if you're serious about melting away belly fat and not just losing weight.

The solution to boosting your stubborn metabolism is easier than you think. In my book, "The Metabolism Solution", you'll find not only full metabolism-boosting details, but delicious metabolism-boosting recipes that are so easy to make. Not to mention delicious as well. And remember, no matter how much or how hard you exercise, you cannot exercise away a bad diet. Diet is 90% of your success when it comes to losing stubborn belly fat. Not seeing results? It's time to rethink your strategy.

Here are 3 simple steps you can do to melt belly fat fast:

1.  Boost belly fat loss with 3 metabolic workouts every week

Over-exercise is just as bad for belly fat loss as under-exercise. Yes, you read that right! You cannot exercise off that high-carb meal you cheated with last night thinking you could just visit the gym and work off. In fact, it makes belly fat stay put because it raises cortisol levels, which causes fat to be stored in the belly area.

You need to be doing 3 metabolic workouts weekly in addition to walking every day. I know you might not want to hear that, but it's true. We eat every day so we need to gently cardio daily. And not metabolic classes, metabolic workouts! If you need to learn more about what metabolic workouts are read my book and watch my metabolic workout DVDs.

You'll melt belly fat twice as fast doing these workouts and eating thermogenically. Anyone can do them. If they are too hard or if you have bad knees or sore joints simply modify them by not going as deep, making the moves easier. Trust me, your body will figure it out.

2.  Drink a LynFit Protein Shake every day

Melt belly fat faster by drinking a LynFit Complete Protein Shake every day (7 days - no skipping) within 90 minutes of waking up, and if you exercise in the morning (which is preferable), do it on an empty stomach to force your body to burn fat for fuel. Make sure that you do not add any types of milk, fruits or anything that add calories to your shake. That includes flax-seed.

Only LynFit Shakes are made for this purpose because they are made from high-grade whey and have little to no carbs. So don't add them back in with other things.

3.  Combine your supplements - the 1, 2, 3 punch

Accelerate your belly fat loss by opening up a LynFit Accelerator capsule and emptying it into your LynFit Complete Protein morning shake. It will be absorbed better and clients report they can feel and see a difference right away. I suggest taking the Accelerator first thing in the morning and then take LynFit Cutting Edge immediately after your workout. Don't work out in the morning? No problem - take the Cutting Edge 3 hours after you take the Accelerator.

For that final knockout punch to knock off stubborn belly fat, take LynFit Carb Edge at lunch to help control blood sugar levels, which is the secret to melting belly fat.

Do these 3 steps daily, and be consistent, and you'll see and feel the results within the first week!