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Introducing the LynFit Egg White Protein!

LynFit Nutrition's metabolic boosting Complete Protein line is even better with the addition of two new Egg White flavors: Clean Cocoa and Pure Vanilla. This is the perfect addition to your plan if you're struggling to lose weight or require a dairy-free source of protein. 

Egg whites have a reputation for:

    • Helping to reduce body fat
    • Tightening and toning loose, saggy skin
    • Preserving and protecting lean muscle tissue
    • Killing hunger and cravings
    • Improving digestion
    • Reducing acidic conditions in the body
    • Balancing blood sugar levels
    • Diabetic-friendly

What makes LynFit Egg White Protein different from all the rest? 

LynFit Egg White Protein is an all-natural whole food powdered egg white that comes from non-GMO eggs, sourced exclusively from U.S. farms. The fresh eggs are processed into a powder in under one day to retain the highest nutritional value. All vital nutrients are retained in their purest form along with a complete amino acid profile.

    • All-natural
    • 100% bio-available (usable by the body)
    • 3 grams of pure protein per serving
    • Only 100 calories per serving
    • A minimum of 317mg of potassium per serving
    • Only four ingredients: Non-GMO egg whites, Papain, Protease (digestive enzymes), Stevia
    • Sourced exclusively from U.S. farms
    • Eggs processed in under one day to maintain highest nutritional value
    • No added flavors or colors
    • 25 grams of protein
    • Contains all nine essential amino acids plus four non-essential
    • Soy-free
    • Gluten-free
    • Dairy-free
    • A most excellent protein source

Why is LynFit Egg White Protein better for weight loss?

To start with, it's pure, natural, and all protein. That means there are virtually no carbs, no fat, and no cholesterol. So the carbs, fats, and cholesterol you save help boost your metabolism and jump-start your weight loss. It is simply the complete form of protein, standing head and shoulders above the rest. 

Since egg white protein is non-dairy and lactose-free, it's a better option for those who are lactose sensitive.

How much protein should you consume every day?  

The average person requires one (1) gram of protein per pound of lean body weight per day. Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, but you have 25 pounds of fat to lose (thin goal weight), your lean body weight would be 125 pounds. That means you require 125 grams of protein per day. If you're trying to lose weight, the leaner, the better.  

When it comes to weight loss and boosting metabolism, it's better to spread this protein throughout the day, so your body uses it vs. storing it. For example, if you eat five meals per day you would aim to have 25 grams of protein at each meal to nail your 125 grams per day of protein. 

What if you're doing the metabolic boosting plan to encourage your body to shed fat?

No worries. Simply use the egg white protein for 1-2 of your meals each day, so your body gets a variety of protein sources. This will help to boost your metabolism, and if you feel your body needs more protein, add a shake. 

Unlike foods like chicken breast, LynFit shakes won't slow weight loss the way overeating other sources can due to the higher calories and fats they contain.
*NOTE: Using different types of metabolic boosting proteins is best for boosting a sluggish metabolism and helps break up the monotony.  

Rapid weight loss and daily exercise places demands on the body. It's better to have too much of this type of protein vs. not enough so your skin stays tight and your body stays nourished. Protein is the building block of muscle, preventing body fat formation, stopping weight gain, and encouraging weight loss. 

Consuming the right amount of protein is the best way to nourish hair, skin, and nails. Egg white protein (all LynFit proteins) are perfect sources of protein for all types of diets, including gastric bypass. From chemotherapy patients to kids, world class athletes to bodybuilders, and everyone in between.  

What's the best way to use LynFit Egg White Protein?

Drink it in a smoothie. No matter what you mix it with you won't taste the egg whites. They have a deliciously smooth texture that is very different from whey, so you may have to experiment with your usual recipes to master egg whites.

Bake with it. You can also cook and bake with the egg white protein. In fact, for any recipe that calls for egg whites, you can use the egg white powder by reconstituting it. Cooking and baking burn off part of the protein, but as long as you're not consuming the egg whites cooked for every meal, you shouldn’t have to worry about it. 

Reconstituting your egg white protein powder makes it just like the liquid egg whites we all cook and bake with. You could even make an omelet with it if you'd like. Reconstituting egg whites is as simple as adding some warm water to you your egg white powder. Most of the time 2-3 tablespoons per scoop of powder is all it takes.  

Here's another idea: Add it to your coffee for a protein-packed, on-the-go, metabolic boosting breakfast!

Can't get enough protein into your kids? Mix one (1) scoop into their milk, pour over cereal or make them a smoothie. Kids also love egg white protein made into scrambled chocolate egg whites with strawberries on top.

Use your imagination. Wherever you see whey you can substitute egg whites instead. The texture may be different but the protein is still great.

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WELCOME TO LYNFIT EGG WHITE RECIPES!

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Here are the most popular LynFit Egg White Protein recipes. They are popular for a reason so choose the one that suits you and don’t forget that egg whites will have a whole new texture and taste, so you may want to try some new recipes while you’re getting used to it.

The best part about egg whites is they are lower in calories and carbs, leaving you room to add some of your favorite ingredients. Be sure to share your favorites with us on social media and don't forget to add the @LisaLynnFitness and comment on your posts. It helps other people discover what’s available.  

Mix all ingredients in a blender. I particularly like this blender that's available on Amazon HERE.

Berry Boost

(½-¾ cup) Water
(1 scoop) Pure Vanilla or Clean Cocoa Egg White Protein  
(½ cup) Berries (frozen mixed berries rocks)
(4) Ice cubes 

Chocolate Banana Burn Fat Smoothie

(½-¾ cup) Water
(1 scoop) Clean Cocoa Egg White Protein
(½ cup) Frozen banana
(4) Ice cubes 

Calorie Cutting Coffee Smoothie

(½-¾ cup) Water
(1 scoop) Pure Vanilla or Clean Cocoa Egg White Protein  
(2 tsp.) Instant coffee (instant coffee tastes much better than brewed)
(4) Ice cubes 

Vanilla Almond Coconut

(½-¾ cup) Water
(1 scoop) Pure Vanilla Egg White Protein  
(¼ tsp.) Almond extract or sugar-free almond milk
(¼ tsp.) Coconut extract
(4) Ice cubes 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

(½-¾ cup) Water
(1 scoop) Clean Cocoa Egg White Protein  
(¼-½ tsp.) PB2 powder (You can use a little peanut butter if you have room in your caloric budget)
(½ tsp.) Cocoa powder
(4) Ice cubes 

Super Green Smoothie (won't slow your thyroid the way other green smoothies can)

(½-¾ cup) Water
(1 scoop) Pure Vanilla or Clean Cocoa Egg White Protein  
(½ cup) Mixed greens like kale or romaine
(½ cup) Cucumber
(4) Ice cubes 

Raspberry Lemonade

(½-¾ cup) Water
(1 scoop) Pure Vanilla Egg White Protein
(½ cup) Frozen raspberries (frozen is better)
(1 serving) Crystal Light lemonade mix
(4) Ice cubes
*Try adding in ½ of a small grapefruit for more tart flavor!  

Protein Powder Pina Colada

(½-¾ cup) Water or very low-calorie coconut water
(1 scoop) Pure Vanilla or Clean Cocoa Egg White Protein  
(½-1 cup) Pineapple, canned or frozen is fine
(6-8) Ice cubes
*Want more coconut flavor? Add ½ tsp. coconut extract.

Delicious shake tips that won't add tons of calories:

    • For a thicker shake, use less water and more ice
    • For a thinner shake, use more water and less ice
    • Need it sweeter? Add Stevia or Splenda
    • Need more chocolatey taste? Add 1 tsp., or as desired, of unsweetened cocoa powder
    • Try very low-calorie, sugar-free coconut water or almond milk
    • Adding a little jello adds tons of flavor without extra calories! 

It's your shake, ENJOY how you drink it!  

The Great Diet Debate


The only topic that’s debated more than the current presidential election is weight loss and workouts. It seems everyone has something to say on these topics. Despite there being a diet for every minute of the day and a new workout popping up by the second, Americans are gaining weight and becoming less fit. Have you ever wondered which diet provides the best weight loss, and do they all help you burn off fat?

Most of us get overwhelmed at the mere thought of which one to pick. From Paleo to Pilates, there is misleading information, all of which stops us from losing weight and getting into shape. All the while increasing our stress levels and sending us into a downward spiral, which is never productive when it comes to making the decision to improve our health. How are we supposed to sort through all of this misinformation so we can lose weight and get into shape?

Keep It Simple And Stick To Science

Dr. Frederick HatfieldI've been where you are, so I know firsthand how depressing it feels to try every workout and diet you read about, only to end up gaining weight, leaving you feeling even more hopeless after starving yourself and practically living in the gym. I over-exercised, lived in the gym, drank vegan shakes non-stop, yet was 40 pounds overweight.  

My 360° turnaround occurred when I worked at the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) as an apprentice alongside Dr. Fred Hatfield. Dr. Hatfield was doing research to test bodybuilding programs that included diet, exercise, and supplements to see what did and didn't work.

The results were shocking. Most of what I was doing to try to lose weight was all wrong. I worked out way too hard ,and for too long (a CrossFit kind of workout) — yes, that’s possible, and I ate too much healthy food — yes, that's possible as well.

The Top Mistakes I Made

I drank the wrong kind of protein shakes (I used to drink vegan), and like any gym rat, I drank a lot of them. I didn't realize that it wasn’t the right kind of protein for losing weight and boosting my sluggish metabolism. Besides, they tasted disgusting.

Vegan shakes are not a complete protein, meaning they lack the essential amino acids to be called complete and therefore will not have the metabolic boosting benefits of a high-quality Complete Whey Protein.

I lived on cereal bars. Like most moms, I need portable good-for-you food that I can eat on-the-go. What I didn’t realize was how little protein these tiny little bars contained, or how many carbohydrates and sugars they were filled with. To make a long story short, my health habits were killing my weight loss.

Combined with working out too long and too hard, I was ravenously hungry which sent me straight to my health halo foods. They only served to jack-up my sugar and stop my weight loss. In the end, it was an all day struggle with food.

I had my aha moment of what I was doing and got where I was when I was 40 pounds overweight (that’s a lot on my little frame). I needed to start doing things differently if I wanted to transform my body. This was how the Metabolic Boosting Weight Loss System was created. I needed a simple system that helped me to lose weight and develop healthier habits.

Collaboration With Dr. Hatfield

Everything I thought I knew about weight loss was all wrong. As I mentioned earlier, I learned that while working alongside Dr. Hatfield. 

We tested all sorts of programs from the American Heart Association Diet and Exercise Plan to the program the WBF (a division of the WWF called World Body Building Federation) was about to launch that was then called thermogenics. We also tested all of them against each other. Did they cause weight loss the way they said they would?

One of the companies/programs we researched, and I learned a lot about, was called Cybergenics. They explained what to eat and why, and how much and how long to work out. They also provided education on the smart use of safe supplements that helped the bodybuilders muscle up. So I asked myself, "why don’t we have the same type of system to help make losing weight faster and easier?" 

With the aid of Dr. Hatfield, who helped bring these formulas to life with the purest ingredients from the highest quality sources, the LynFit Metabolic Boosting System was born.

Dr. Hatfield was meticulous about combining the right kind of diet, utilizing very specific foods such as lean proteins and fibrous carbohydrates (now called a thermogenic diet) with the smart use of safe supplements to help keep the body properly nourished. More specifically, to help teach the body to burn off stored fat for fuel and to help balance blood sugar levels so hunger cravings wouldn’t overtake the participants while they were trying to lose weight.

Combined with the thermogenic diet were very specific weight lifting circuits, three times weekly (now called metabolic boosting workouts). I was blown away by what I witnessed. In all of my years of working in the gym business, I had never before seen such dramatic results. These were not gym rats. These participants were not fit at all and had no gym or dieting experience. They transformed their bodies, and their lives, in less than a month!

It wasn’t the first time I had seen people achieve results using diet and exercise, but it was the first time I saw people transform their bodies so quickly without living in the gym or adhering to vegan or no-carb diets. And, they did it in less than a month.

While working with Dr. Hatfield, I had the opportunity to rub elbows with some pretty big names in the bodybuilding industry. I made sure I was around them as much as possible, so I could look, listen and learn from them. I can tell you this, the pros work very hard, but interestingly, they spend less time in the gym than amateurs I know who kill their bodies in the gym while paying the physical price of damaged joints and chronic injuries. In the end, they also damage their self-worth and relationships because of their addictive dedication.

I've learned that not all diets and workouts are created equal. It’s just not as simple as calories in and calories out, especially if you have belly fat or you've been overweight. You need to choose your diet based on your goal, not according to which plan allows you to keep eating what you want when you want.

Some workouts and diets work better for weight loss, and others are better for bulk. How do you know? Your results tell all. Success leaves evidence.

How All This Relates To You

Most of us are very emotional when it comes to losing weight and getting fit, and that’s where we fall.

We know that exercise is a must because it strengthens our body, and it’s the best way to reshape, tighten, and tone it. But, it’s your diet that plays the largest role in your weight loss. In fact, 90 percent of your weight loss success comes from what you eat. You can't simply exercise away a bad diet.

Now that we have exercise in proper perspective choose your method of exercise based on science vs. what you want to do for the fastest results.

The good news is that when you see your body transform in front of your eyes and feel the difference, you’ll be hooked immediately. This will make sticking to the plan much easier, and that’s the key to lasting results.

For flexibility — choose Pilates or yoga. or better yet, LynFit Recovery Stretch
For rapid relief from aches and pains LynFit Recovery Stretch
For sports performance — CrossFit or LynFit Fat Blaster or Metabolic Boosting Workouts
For stubborn weight loss and transformation — When it comes to weight loss, lifting weights is must. But, it's important that you do it in a specific way to elicit metabolic changes vs. bulking up and gaining weight.

NOTE: Weight lifting and certain types of workouts have been proven to make you hungrier and cause stress levels to rise in the body, which makes losing weight impossible. If you're serious about losing weight before Christmas, you'll want to start doing three metabolic boosting workouts weekly. You'll need the right tools, so grab the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit.

Start Here

We all know that dieting stinks, so here is how to do it right. Just about every diet plan agrees with these three simple steps.

  • Focus on the power of Complete Protein — Make it your priority
    Complete proteins contain all the essential amino acids your body needs. You also want to choose the complete proteins that have a high PER (protein efficiency ratio). When it comes to losing fat and boosting your metabolism, the kind of protein you choose matters most. Lean Protein will feed the lean muscle tissue and starve the fat, so it leaves. Lean proteins are the best way to build your metabolism and force your body to burn fat. For results you can count on, check out LynFit Complete Whey Protein Shakes and Lean Bars.

  • Track the numbers that matter — Protein and Fibrous Carbs
    Aim for at least one gram per pound of lean body weight per day. Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, but you have 25 pounds of fat, your lean body weight would be 125 pounds. Your goal is to consume 125 grams of lean protein every day. However, you can’t eat it all at once if you’re trying to lose weight and melt fat. You should divide that 125 grams over the span of five meals so you're only consuming the amount of protein that your body can utilize vs. storing it as fat.

    Now that you know how much, here is the when. Space meals three hours apart. Begin at 7 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. You can find a complete guide in the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan. The best choices when it comes to weight loss and melting fat are:

    Whey protein — It helps reduce abdominal fat better than any other kind of protein source.
    White fish — The lighter and whiter the fish, the better for your metabolism. Fish is lower in calories and fat and contains iodine that fuels thyroid function, which fuels your weight loss. White fish is the lowest in fat.
    *NOTE: Salmon is not white fish
    Turkey Breast — Turkey breast is lower in calories. When it comes to the nitty gritty of weight loss, every gram counts.

    NOTE: For more information on how much protein you need, and why fish is better, refer to "The Metabolism Solution".

  • Fill up on Fibrous Carbohydrates
    Fibrous carbs are the only food that can be considered unlimited. They burn more calories than they contain. When it comes to losing weight, it can be next to impossible to find foods that can help keep you on track. There are a few miracle foods however that are purported to be negative in calories. These foods essentially contain more water than they do calories and require more calories to utilize them than they hold. Thus, making these foods essentially calorie-free.

    Approximately 75 percent of a celery stick is water. The other 25 percent is fiber and other roughage. As a result, this tasty vegetable provides you with far fewer calories than it will take for your body to digest it. In addition to burning more calories than it contains, celery is an excellent source of fiber that can help to keep you feeling fuller for longer, helping you to reduce the urge to snack.

    The health benefits of celery don’t end at weight loss. Celery is full of nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K. Further, celery has antioxidant properties that may be able to improve cardiovascular health, reducing your chances of developing hardened arteries (and related heart problems like heart attacks and cardiovascular disease). As a bonus, the fiber content promotes regular bowel movements as well as boosting digestive health more generally. There is even some evidence suggesting that a diet high in celery can improve the appearance of your skin.

    You can enjoy celery sticks on their own, or try lightly seasoning them with Mrs. Dash® salt-free instead of salt. You can also dip celery in hot sauce to make a spicy snack, or chop it up for a salad.

If you're truly serious about your weight loss, here is my personal Three-Step Plan to losing weight and developing healthier habits:

  1. Be brutally honest with yourself and clearly identify your bad or not-so-healthy habits. Then, eliminate those as quickly as you can. Write them down now.
    Here's my example — I needed to stop working out compulsively and learn to feel my feelings instead of turn to food. There I said it; it's not so bad. In fact, it feels good to say it. I also needed to choose the right kinds of food that cause weight loss vs. weight gain.

  2. Find replacements for your not-so-healthy habits and define your new healthier habits. Write them down now. Then, imagine how much better you'll feel. List all the benefits and rewards of adopting these habits to help inspire change.
    Here's my example — I needed a new doable workout that worked for weight loss that didn’t overwork me and jack up my appetite. I needed to grab and apple or a real protein bar that was lower in carbs and sugar instead of handfuls of trail mix or cereal bars that worked against me. I will feel better and learn to like myself more, and I won’t need to overwork in the gym because I’m eating better. 

  3. Create your Weight Loss Action Plan, starting with just one habit (no more than three) that you really want to implement. Write them down now.
    Here's my example — I will work out on an empty stomach for 30 minutes every day before work. I will drink my shake without adding extra calories (no fruit or almond milk), and take my supplements after I work out. I will drink my coffee black from now on. This was simple and doable, and the rest is history!

If you're serious about transforming your body and your life, focus on these three steps and begin to put them into practice. And remember, nothing will change until you do!

We would love to hear your story. What will you be working on to transform your body and your life?

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! 

    Wedding Day Makeover


    If done correctly, fast weight loss isn't always a bad thing. The goal should always be to protect your health and feel good. While waiting to the last minute to get started on weight loss for the "big day" isn't the perfect scenario, there are a few aggressive tricks that can make weight loss faster and easier without sacrificing health.

    One of the oldest and most successful ways to lose weight is to deplete your glycogen storage, so your body releases stored fluid, making you feel and look less bloated. It jump-starts and turbocharges your metabolism allowing your body to burn off stored fat vs. constantly having to process your not-so-healthy eating choices. There is a catch, however.....

    To deplete glycogen storage and lose weight, you need to reduce calories. However, when calories are reduced your metabolism slows down unless you do the three things listed below.

    CHANGE-OUT #1

    Remove the diet disasters that caused your weight gain in the first place. Cut out all the processed carbs, including these unsuspecting foods: cream in your coffee, wine, and sugar-laden juices. Maybe you're even drinking a protein shake already. Be careful—they may appear healthy but actually be no better than drinking liquid sugar, causing your blood sugar levels to spike, which in turn drives hunger and cravings, making it impossible to stick to a clean diet.

    Do this instead: Swap out your sugar spiking breakfast for a metabolic boosting one. Keep it very simple, yet highly effective. Are you a coffee drinker? If so, drink it black, or add some LynFit Protein Shake to it to act as your creamer.

    For breakfast, drink a LynFit Whey Protein Shake that is specifically designed to boost your metabolism by 25 percent. LynFit Why Protein contains the perfect amount of protein and is made from pure, high-grade whey. It will trick your body into believing it had a full meal, and will not slow down your metabolism.

    LynFit Whey Protein also blocks cortisol, those nasty stress hormones that make you store excess fat around your mid-section. You'll feel better in your clothes since you'll be less bloated and lighter.

    CHANGE-OUT #2

    Swap out your usual chicken or red meat dinner for white fish and vegetables. You don't have to starve your body of the protein necessary to keep your metabolism running high—you simply swap out the higher calorie, fattier protein for white fish instead.

    Fish, white fish in particular; is lower in calories, contains less fat, and is a good source of iodine, so it enhance thyroid activity. The rule of thumb is the lighter and whiter the fish, the better it is for your metabolism. That means faster weight loss.

    CHANGE-OUT #3

    If your current workout is not a metabolic boosting workout, it's time to break up with it. Doing the same old stuck-in-a-rut exercise routine and expecting different results is, well..... enough said.

    Do this instead: Switch to metabolic boosting exercises and do them three times weekly. Metabolic boosting workouts are the very best way to increase lean muscle and burn fat faster. They are a form of high-intensity training, yet they don't require a gym and only takes 30 minutes to complete. On your off workout days, walk at an average pace (3–4 MPH) for 60 minutes. It is that simple!

    The bottom line is that food is 90 percent of your weight loss success, so that's where your big focus needs to be. If you're not losing weight as you should, you're not eating correctly for weight loss.

    While we've discussed the three Change-Outs used for fast weight loss, there are other ways to boost your metabolism—such as the smart use of safe supplements. Listed below are five Diet Sabotagers and their supplement solution:

    Here's wishing you success in getting into shape for your next big occasion.