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Sometimes You Just Need The Right Tools To Spark Change
Have you ever heard the saying, "If you could do it yourself, you would have already"?
I think that's true to a point. And probably why you might still be struggling to lose that five, ten, fifteen or more pounds. You just may be doing the same things, but expecting different results, and that's more than likely not going to happen.
Sometimes, all you need are the right tools to spark that change. Losing weight is always easier with support!
As many of you know, I'm all about finding solutions to the toughest weight loss problems, so I'm a big fan of supplements. They make losing weight easier, especially when they are used correctly. We call this nutrient-partitioning in my world.
Here are some of the ways that the strategic use of specific supplements can help you stop struggling and start losing the same day you start!
LynFit Thyro-Boost: This supplement helps reduce stress levels which can reduce the odds of emotional eating. Thyro-Boost also helps to balance and regulate hormones.
LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost: Taking in adequate Vitamin D can help prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression that can make losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle harder. Vitamin D3 Boost will also help melt off stubborn belly fat.
LynFit Lean Sleep: A good night's sleep just makes everything easier, and LynFit Lean Sleep helps you do more than sleep better, it also works as a powerful antioxidant-boosting immunization, helping to regulate (reduce) belly fat because it helps reduce cortisol levels.
LynFit Pure Omega 3: It helps your body absorb the nutrients you take in, balances blood sugar, and boosts mood. When we feel better, we eat better. Omega 3 also helps decrease the inflammation that can cause aches, pains, and weight gain.
LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse & Restore: This two-in-in supplement helps improve digestion and restores gut health so you feel less bloated and your belly returns to flat. Have you ever noticed that when you feel thinner, you eat cleaner? There's a reason for that!
LynFit Accelerator Advanced: This two-in-one supplement naturally boosts metabolism, kills hunger and cravings, reduces blood sugar levels, and primes the body for maximum weight loss.
LynFit Cutting Edge: Cutting Edge helps the body to burn fat, reduces cellulite, and prevents new fat cells from being formed.
LynFit Daily Power Shot: Over 90 essential nutrients packed into one dynamite supplement that nourishes and protects your body by providing it every nutrient it needs to stay healthy while providing natural energy in the exact amount needed in a highly efficient, delicious liquid colloidal form.
Protein, Protein, Protein: Protein should be the #1 priority on everyone's list. Every good diet and weight loss plan should begin with the very best nutrition, and it doesn't get better than LynFit's premium whey protein found in LynFit Complete Protein, LynFit Complete Protein Advanced, and LynFit Lean Bars.
*NOTE: LynFit Nutrition is the only company who uses premium grade whey in their protein bars. It's the only whey to boost metabolism. A nourished, healthy body loses weight easier and craves less.
Improving physical fitness leads to a physiological reduction in stress levels which can also decrease emotional eating, make it easier to sleep and build confidence in every area of your life.
BELIEVING, BEGINNING, AND BECOMING
It's critical that you cleanse and detoxify your thoughts and replace them with believing, beginning, and becoming. If you don't have faith and believe you CAN do it, you'll never begin by taking that first step to becoming your very best.
As you can see, every area of your life directly affects all areas, and that's why a holistic approach works the best.
On the other hand, if you're one-of-those "I'll do it myself", "my way" people, and focus on eating cleaner and getting some exercise, your plan might work until......
The "until" could be something stressful happening, causing you to eat emotionally, and you don't have the right kind of food handy (Protein Shakes and Lean Bars). You could wind up frustrated and fall off your new leaner lifestyle.
Or, "until" could be winter coming or you're just not getting outside enough, causing you to feel sad and depressed. These bad mood slumps can wreck the best plans.
Maybe, "until" is when you can't sleep due to hormones or life, leading to chronic fatigue, which is lethal for weight loss because it makes it harder to prepare healthy meals. That is why we usually grab fast comfort food or extra caffeine.
You get the point :)
There are thousands of "until" scenarios and each one set us up to fail. However, the solutions and tools help set you up for success and a healthy lifestyle change that can last a last a lifetime with continual ongoing success in every area of your life.
On a related note, it drives me crazy when people "think" they don't need supplements to lose weight. The smart use of specific supplements is the best way to guarantee that your body stays nourished and healthy, turning the weight gain switch to the off position while preventing the much feared metabolic shutdown.
If what you've been doing isn't working, it's time for a new way to lose weight. A metabolic boosting approach!
One piece I think you need to consider is the science of cleansing/fasting and the use of the right combination of supplements to promote lasting change.
Metabolic boosting cleansing (the smart way to fast) is at the heart of the Lose 1 Pound Per Day program because it's the key to losing weight fast, and safely. I went into detail about the correct way to cleanse in the blog article, "Cleanse Away Those Unwanted Pounds!" I encourage you to read the article and watch the accompanying video. I'm sure it will bring just the right amount of hope and encouragement. Hopefully, it will get you off your butt and on the road toward losing weight and melting fat off your belly, butt, and wherever else you may need it.
Need even more motivation? Check out the video testimonials and Before and After photos of past and current LynFit clients. And, please send us your photos so we can celebrate your journey with you. Who knows, your story may be the very one that inspires someone else to take that first step!
Happy cleansing, and don't forget to download the Metabolic Boosting Cleanse Plan for specific food lists, cleaning water recipes, soup recipes, and dessert recipes clean enough to eat, even while cleansing!
BELIEVE. BEGIN. BECOME.
The Best Way to Lose Weight for That Big Event
Prince William and Kate Middleton did it; cleansed in order to slim down before their wedding. Maybe you've got a big event coming up, like a wedding (yours or one you're attending), a class reunion, a vacation on the beach, or you just feel the need to jump-start your weight loss, and you need to drop some weight and shape up. Then this is specifically for you.
I hear it regularly, “I need to lose some weight for …" And then it is followed by a big sigh before it is followed with, “how can I get there quick?”
Well, one thing is certain, “quick” won’t happen if you have let yourself get too far away from the desired look you are trying to achieve. However, if you cleanse the right way, you can make a huge difference in how your clothes fit.
I suggest following the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse for as long as you can to lose weight, and more importantly, keep it off. Follow it for seven days, and you can Lose 7 pounds in 7 days, 10 pounds in 10 days, 30 in 30....... You get the picture :)
What About Exercising While Cleansing?
Remember that weight loss is 90 percent diet and 10 percent sweat equity, so focus on eating clean, getting enough sleep and rest, and be mindful not to overdo exercise or push too hard. Overzealous exercise can stop weight loss due to the stress it places on the body, which causes cortisol levels that block fat from being burned off - specifically stubborn belly fat. Easy does it, and the rule of thumb is that you should be able to have a conversation while exercising. If you can't, you're pushing too hard.
Keep in mind that walking should be a daily habit, just like brushing your teeth. Be sure to get in your 10,000 steps daily to help keep you fit and reduce stress.
For a total transformation, follow this exercise plan (all of these may be downloaded by clicking on the name):
- Metabolic Booster 1 Workout
- Fat Blaster Workout
- Power 30 Workout
- Recovery Stretch or Lean Core Workout
- Metabolic Booster 2 Workout
- Lean Core Workout
- Rest (you still need to get in your 10,000 steps)
More than anything else, get off the couch!
Remember too that transformation begins in your mind first. So be sure to spend some time cleansing and detoxing your mind too. Believe. Begin. Become.
Losing 10 percent of your body weight can deliver huge health benefits like reduced blood pressure and cholesterol, decreased blood sugar levels, and a boost in energy and mood. You'll not only look better; you'll feel better too. Brides, a 10-pound weight loss and you'll drop a dress/clothing size too!
Your Metabolic Boosting Cleanse Shopping List
- LynFit Complete Protein Advanced Non-GMO Protein
- LynFit Thyro-Boost
- LynFit Pure Omega 3
- LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse
- LynFit Lean Sleep
- Or, buy them all together and save a ton of money with the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse Kit
One Or More Months Before The Big Event
Here are a few things you'll need to know to be well on your way to being slim, hard, and sexy for your future husband or wife, your old school mates, or that person you are trying to meet in paradise. Better yet, do it for you!
Eliminate any liquid calories like soda or fancy coffee drinks and replace them with water recipes. It’s absolutely the easiest way to shed pounds and inches.
Research shows that beverage calories tend not to be filling, and you may not think of drinks as food, but in 30 days time just one 20 oz. glass of cola, sweet tea or juice adds up to the equivalent of about 2,000 jelly beans worth of sugar.
Stick with water (take a look at these delicious, hydrating water recipes) and unsweetened hot or cold green or black tea. And if you must have your morning cup of Joe, doctor it up with melt fat out milk and add spices like cinnamon and nutmeg; they help add flavor so you won’t miss the sugar and they're both antioxidant rich (think glowing skin).
At dinner, make 50 percent of the bulk of your meals leafy green veggies (about 2 cups, the size of 2 baseballs), 3 oz. of white fish, preferably white fish. Include a small amount (1 tsp.) of a healthy plant-based fat, such as sautéing the veggies in 1 tsp. of sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil.
This nutritional balance helps decrease blood sugar levels, which sets up the body to burn fat and helps to curbs calories and hunger. It also helps to energize as you shrink your fat cells.
Make sure to measure your food. You may think your eyeballs are your biggest asset but don't use them to visualize your portions, get a food scale.
The Week Before The Big Event
Get rid of the big bloaters/triggers: Alcohol, chewing gum, carbonated drinks, and artificial sweeteners. Drinking through a straw, eating too fast, skipping meals, and over-blending your protein shakes (adding air) can also cause bloating. All of these make you swallow or retain more air in your GI tract, which can swell like a balloon, giving you a pooch which can show in your dress or clothes.
On The Big Day
You don’t want to pass out on your way down the aisle or at your big event, and you want to feel really good, so be sure to pack a few extra LynFit Lean Bars; and if possible, a pre-blended protein shake to energize you and keep your blood sugar levels steady.
If you're nervous, nibble on some celery, or better yet, say a prayer and allow God's presence to enter and steady those nerves.
Make sure to eat before you take that first sip of champagne or alcohol, and have some lean protein such as shrimp or chicken to buffer your blood sugar. Take an additional LynFit Accelerator Advanced; it contains ingredients that block 75 percent of the absorption of carbohydrates and fat, without harmful side effects.
Without food in your belly, alcohol gets absorbed almost immediately, so your blood alcohol rises quickly.
Also, be sure to drink a glass of water between each alcoholic beverage, so you stay hydrated. I’ve heard of many brides passing out before consummating their marriage because of too many champagne toasts without enough food and fluid. Don’t let this happen to you!
You're now ready for your big event. If it's your wedding, I pray God's blessings upon it. If it's another type of big event, enjoy it to the fullest.
Whatever the occasion, I'd love to celebrate your journey with you by way of photos. Just send them along to Support@LynFit.com. Here are two examples of brides who, like you, needed a little extra "help" for their big day. And they found it through the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse.
This is Joy. She lost 30 pounds in 30 days, with exercise.
This is Molly. I like to call her "Last-Minute Molly" because she did just that - waited to the absolute last minute! She lost about 15 pounds in two weeks, with not exercise. Due to the last minute nature, we focused entirely on food.
Who knows, your success story may very well be the one that inspires someone else!
BELIEVE. BEGIN. BECOME.
- Lisa Lynn
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Cleanse Away Those Unwanted Pounds!
The LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse has a clear-cut mission: Increase your metabolism, promote fat loss, and cleanse away that awful bloated, stuffed feeling. The core foundation of this simple, easy-to-follow plan is to encourage a healthier, more balanced, sustainable, leaner and cleaner lifestyle.
The LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse is specifically designed to address the ten underlying causes of weight gain. Addressing these weight-gain factors upfront is the secret to your health and weight issues (including obesity), and they are almost always overlooked and not addressed by other juice cleanses and fasts.
#1: DETOXIFIES CLOGGED, TOXIC LIVERS
Livers that are clogged lack the nutrients needed to protect your health. When livers are clogged, they become loaded with toxins and cannot efficiently burn fat which can also stop you from losing weight.
#2: REDUCES THE STRESS HORMONES THAT ARE CAUSING YOU TO GAIN WEIGHT
Constant stress makes your adrenal glands over-produce cortisol which leads to the storing of belly fat and weight gain, preventing weight loss.
#3: REDUCES BLOAT AND WATER RETENTION
Not keeping your body hydrated, out of whack hormones, and food sensitivities (gluten and dairy among others) can trap water weight in your body and tissues, making you feel awful and mask weight loss.
#4: PROVIDES YOUR BODY WITH THE RIGHT KIND OF FATS TO HELP YOU BURN UNWANTED FAT
Most of us eat too many of the wrong kind of fats (coconut oils, avocado, Omega 6) and not enough of the right kind of essential fats like Omega 3. To make matters worse, we supplement with non-purified Omega 3 fats. You know the ones; the over-the-counter, cheaper brands that contain toxins that clog your liver and make you feel awful, yet fail to provide your body with the Omega 3 you need in the amounts needed for optimal health and promote fat loss.
Eating the wrong kind of fat is not only bad for you, making you unhealthy, it also prevents weight loss and blocks the body from burning off stored fat.
Did you know: 80% of Americans are deficient in the essential fats responsible for melting belly fat, brain health, reducing hunger and cravings, reducing and balancing blood sugar levels, and reducing inflammation (all "itis" conditions are caused by inflammation)?
#5: REDUCES AND BALANCES INSULIN LEVELS
It's not only the refined carbs like bread, wraps, rice, and pasta, but also some of "health" foods that contain harmful insulin spiking ingredients, including gluten (yes, it's everywhere). Juicing or eating excessive fruits, or eating the wrong kind of fruits that spike insulin levels, will stop your body from burning off stored fat.
#6: IMPROVES GUT AND INTESTINAL FLORA AND RESTORES THE MISSING GUT MICROBES
Most cleanses simply strip your body and throw gut flora out of balance. The LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse does clear out the toxins and bad stuff but replaces and restores the good guys that you want to hang around in your gut for optimal health and faster easier weight loss.
Countless studies agree that your health and weight loss are linked to your gut microbes. Gut microbes (intestinal flora) play a significant role in your metabolism and fat-burning. Your bacterial eco-system helps to control your weight, cravings, and hunger. This cleanse plan works better than any other cleanse or diet for this very reason. It not only cleanses and detoxes but more importantly, it also improves and restores gut health thanks to the LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse and Restore, leaving your body better than it was before. You’ll feel better, look better, and your clothes will be loose again.
#7: IMPROVES DIGESTION
Poor digestion affects every aspect of your health, especially weight loss. A sluggish metabolism is often a sign of sluggish impaired digestion, which is why frequent cleansing is so important for all of us.
This cleanse doesn’t destroy digestion the way other cleanses can; it improves it by improving the quality of bile that’s produced. Poor quality bile keeps your body from digesting fats which impact weight gain because what’s not digested is stored as fat and clogs up your system.
Impaired digestion also depletes your body of the benefits you receive from the good fats like the LynFit Pure Omega 3 delivers. Without the benefits of good fats, your memory can suffer. In fact, it affects everything; you’ll notice low energy, memory loss, aches, pains, lackluster hair, skin, and nails. These are all signs that your digestive system needs a boost, and that’s exactly what you'll get when you do this cleanse!
#8: BOOSTS SLUGGISH THYROID FUNCTION
Anyone older than 35 (for some overweight individuals, this happens at a much younger age) struggles with low thyroid function, which decreases your metabolism (it's why you start gaining weight for no reason). Even worse, it can cause your body to overproduce insulin, which is why anyone with hypothyroidism, post and pre-menopausal women, and even men after a certain age struggle to lose weight and melt off that stubborn body and belly fat (love handles).
Sadly, it gets worse. Elevated insulin also causes intense cravings for carbs and the wrong kind of food that deter your weight loss. It's a vicious cycle until you stop and reboot your system.
You're gonna love LynFit Thyro-Boost! It helps all of this because it's full of natural, adaptogenic herbs that help where needed. And, it won't hurt you if it's not needed, so you can take it safely even if you're on medications.
#9: DEBUGS YOUR SYSTEM
The same way your computer act negatively when they get bugs and viruses, your metabolism and body are the same. That’s why it's critical to debug your system frequently. Researchers believe that bugs and parasitic developments in our bodies may be partly responsible for the obesity epidemic and insulin resistance; including Type 2 Diabetes.
The LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse specifically address this issue by decreasing the bad bugs and increasing the good ones that help keep the bad guys away.
#10: BOOSTS MAGNESIUM AND OTHER IMPORTANT NUTRIENT LEVELS
Nutrition plays a huge role in weight loss and vibrant health. This metabolic boosting cleanse takes that very seriously; that’s why it's full of magnesium, the superstar nutrient that's responsible for turning food into fuel, hence the reason it keeps your system regular. Without enough of the right nutrients, you lack a critical component that flips the fat burning switch on and operating efficiently.
So, in simple terms, what really makes the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse different than every other cleanse?
The answer to that is as simple as it gets! Lets's review:
You can continue to eat and live in the real world while not slowing down your metabolism.
It nourishes and restores your body's gut flora vs. destroying it, so it nourishes your body from the inside out leaving you feeling better than before without harming you in the process. You also won't need to worry about being close to the bathroom like you do with other cleanses :)
This Cleanse nourishes and restores instead of being harsh and stripping nutrients away, depleting your body of essential nutrients as other cleanses may do.
With the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse, you get to eat a healthy meal each day and eat real food vs. processed yucky powdered stuff that tastes terrible and lacks nutrition.
It's a quick-start, modified liquid fast and detox where you will see significant results within 48 hours. This sets the stage for fat loss with the strategic use of specific metabolic boosting, natural supplements that cleanse, lower blood sugar, and boost thyroid function that prevents the metabolic shutdown that can occur when calories are lowered.
The best part? Enjoy delicious, metabolic boosting, cortisol lowering smoothies, slimming soups, and salads, made with thermogenic spices and good-for-you fats.
This is a cleanse you can live on that promotes fat-burning and restores your system.
STEP BY STEP, POUND BY POUND, INCH BY INCH!
The secret to getting what you want is getting started; taking the first step. You've taken the first step by simply reading about the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse. You're getting ready to overcome the toughest obstacle and be on your way to reaching your weight loss goals and taking charge of your health. Congratulations! High Five! :)
Start right now, wherever you are, and begin by taking baby steps each day towards your weight loss goals. Don't wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
Now that you've decided to jump-start your weight loss with a metabolic boosting cleanse you can stop worrying and thinking about what you’re going to do and just go do it. It’s that simple when you have a plan like this. All you have to do is follow the steps provided and focus on living your life.
So declare out loud to the universe that you're willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy and get ready for the new, leaner you.
At LynFit, we believe the secret to your success is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable ones and then starting on the first one. So we put together a list for you to follow to help get you started.
STEPS THAT GUARANTEE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS
- Read through the plan and make notes. Make a note of what you think will be difficult for you and a solution to it, as well as what you think will be easy for you.
- Write down your goal and post it all over your house to remind yourself why you started in the first place
- Weigh yourself and take a before photo (say good-bye to the struggle)
- Throw all of the junk "non-food” out of your house. You can’t eat it if it’s not there :)
- Make a list and go shop for what you need. No time to shop? Have it delivered right to your door.
- Eat foods from the approved food list only
- Surround yourself with like-minded, positive people who share your dreams and desires. Sometimes family can be the worst when it comes to transforming your bad habits. In fact, often they are your partner in crime, and you’ll need to remind them that you love them more than ever, but you need to take care of yourself. Invite them to join you, but don't force them. Ask them politely not to bring trigger foods into the house, and provide them with ways they can help you stay on track. A little communication goes a long way here.
- Try to eat between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., making certain there is at least three hours in-between meals to help lower blood sugar levels and promote cleansing. Your body can't cleanse if you're always eating.
- Drink at least ten glasses of water each day. Here's an easy-to-follow plan: One glass when you wake up, one per hour, and one before bed.
- Eat your veggies and only one fruit daily. Your daily goal is five cups of veggies and one ½ cup serving of fruit. Here's your plan: Add ½ cup of fruit to your morning smoothie, two cups of veggies with your lunch shake, two more at dinner, and add one serving as a snack, and you did it. You’ll feel fuller longer, and you'll be cleansed and healthy. (See the Metabolic Boosting Cleanse and Detox Plan for simple, delicious recipes)
- Be sure to have your two shakes daily. This is how you'll melt off the pounds and nourish your body, including your hair skin and nails.
- Sleep leaner. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep nightly to help reduce cortisol levels and allow your body time to recharge. If sleep is an issue, take a 20-minute nap during the day with your feet up. Rest quietly if you can't sleep.
- Take your supplements regularly. Supplementing is the best way to ensure your success, so make sure to take your supplements as directed in the Plan, even if you think you don’t need them. Each one serves a specific purpose, and the most important is keeping you healthy. Set a timer on your cell phone and carry them with you wherever you go so you don’t miss a dose It's better to take your supplement late than not at all. Drop all other supplements during the cleanse for best results. Many supplements leave residue in your system that needs cleansing.
- Emotional cravings making it tough? Have a cup of hot tea or broth, or call a friend. In the program, we say, “Change a thought, move a muscle.” Distract yourself by taking a walk or stretching. Whatever you do, get out of the kitchen. Helpful tip: Brushing your teeth always helps.
- When in doubt don’t! Instead, have another Complete Protein Shake or Lean Bar. Think, “Eat clean to be lean” vs. not eating and end up binging.
- Embrace hunger, it’s a good sign. Don’t be afraid of it; it means your cleanse is working and your body is about to burn off stored fat. Once your body figures out that it’s the stored fat you want it to use, it will begin burning fat off, and the hunger will dissipate.
Remember, if it doesn’t challenge you it can't change you, and it will never get easier. But you will get better at doing what it takes!
What about exercise? Weight loss is 90 percent diet and only 25 percent sweat equity, so during the cleanse it's best to focus on the cleanse and minimize exercise. Some exercise programs can increase hunger and cravings and jack up cortisol levels, which is counter-productive.
While cleansing, it's best to focus on the healthiest forms of exercise that won't make you hungrier or increase stress hormones. Enjoy it; it won't be long before you're exercising again and seeing results, thanks to this cleanse.
Walk 10,000 steps every day. Walking after your last meal and before your first shake is a great way to help your body detox and offset the symptoms you may experience while your body is detoxifying.
Stretch every day. Stretching keeps your body working order and helps your body eliminate waste. Try the LynFit Recovery Stretch; it’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day or start your day off right.
Ten minutes of light weight lifting or the LynFit Lean Core workout is okay; just go easy, so you don’t interfere with the cleansing process or place larger nutritional demands on your body. This is about rebooting and healing.
How long should I cleanse? We suggest two weeks, but this plan is so efficient you can do 1-2-3 weeks or as many as you choose. The more weight you have to lose, the more you may need to cleanse.
Each Cleansing Kit lasts a minimum of two weeks, and most of the supplements last for 30 days, but many people prefer to have more than two shakes daily or make the desserts in the Complete Protein Recipe Guide, so you might want to pick up an additional Complete Protein Shake. It never hurts to have extra on hand for those "what should I eat moments."
AFTER THE CLEANSE
If you lost all the weight you wanted and feel thoroughly cleansed, your body is now ready to burn fat. Progress to the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan. If you feel you need to do another two weeks, that's fine as well. This cleanse is so good for you that you can use it as a way of life. A lot of clients cleanse 4-5 days a week and allow themselves to have an "off" meal or two, depending on their metabolisms.
So, what are you waiting on? Go ahead; you can do it. Today you just became stronger than your excuses.
BELIEVE. BEGIN. BECOME.
- Lisa Lynn
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Jump-Start Your Weight Loss With A Metabolic Boosting Cleanse
If you're thinking about starting your weight loss with a juice cleanse, think again. While juicing may be the most popular way to jump-start weight loss, it's not the best way; especially when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. What you don't know about juicing could STOP you from losing weight and may actually be harmful to your health.
You never hear of anyone "living" a cleansing lifestyle, yet we all know intuitively that we need to eat healthier. That's what makes juicing so attractive - it's considered a quick fix. We've all been there; sick and tired of being sick and tired and know we need to change our situation, so we try to do the right thing and jump into a juice cleanse because every good diet starts with a cleanse - right?
Within the first few days, our energy disappears, and our body starts to fight against us. We feel cranky and weak, and before you know it, the cravings begin, and we have to run to the bathroom every few minutes; praying we make it in time.
Most cleanses, especially those that include juicing, aren't good for your body, don't help you lose weight long-term, and don't burn fat off your body. And, if you can't burn fat, you'll look the same, even if you have lost some weight.
So, is juicing good for you at all? The real problem with juice cleansing is that it deprives your body of healthy fats and other essential nutrients your body requires to operate. This makes you feel terrible and can also cause you to lose that hard-earned muscle, which in turn slows down your metabolism, making it even harder to lose weight or maintain what you have lost.
Why? It's due to the decrease in calories, which causes your thyroid to slow down, making it impossible to burn fat. This will amplify your symptoms of fatigue and weakness, and can even cause permanent hair loss. Those seemingly innocent cleanses can also wreck havoc on your pocketbook. :)
I can hear you asking now, "But how; juicing has so many healthy ingredients?"
Let's be honest; if you like the juice you're drinking, the odds are it's because it's full of sugar. Even though the sugar might be from fresh fruit, it's still sugar, and your cells don't know the difference. And, when it comes to your veggies, it's always better to chew your food. Chewing is more satisfying to the senses.
You may think you're getting a few vitamins and minerals, but the blood sugar rise isn't worth it. Besides, you're not getting as many vitamins and minerals as you think. The lack of essential fats prevents nutrients from being absorbed.
While you might get ½ of your daily requirement of Vitamin A when juicing, most people forget that Vitamin A is fat soluble; meaning it needs to be consumed with a fat if you want your body to absorb it efficiently. One-third of these liquid sugar calories are stored as fat.
This is a nightmare for diabetics, pre-diabetics, and people who struggle with Gout. It increases Gout due to the toxic acids like uric acids that are formed when our liver metabolizes fructose.
Juicing has also been known to elevate triglycerides, due to the insulin spikes, and raise blood pressure.
Bottom line: Juicing is never a good idea for weight loss and is better used for weight gain.
In my Sports Nutrition line of work, raising blood sugar is the oldest trick in the book for getting underweight people to gain weight. Give them a glass of juice, and they will eat more later. (*Note for wine drinkers: Alcohol works the same way.)
There is a smarter way to cleanse that boosts metabolism, making it easier for you to lose weight, and this cleanse melts fat!
To lose weight, you need the following nutrients:
Lean Protein to boost metabolism by 25 percent and preserve lean muscle tissue, which is responsible for keeping your metabolism revved and your moods and hormones balanced. It will also help to keep you feeling fuller longer while feeding your hair skin and nails. It's the secret to looking good and feeling great.
Essential "good for fat loss" fats like Omega 3 to help transport nutrients like Vitamins A, D, and K; among many others like the B lean vitamins that are critically important for metabolic health.
These "good for you" fats help transport the nutrients into the cells where they are utilized. These nutrients do more than boost weight loss. They are responsible for nervous system and bone health, as well as hormone production, cell membrane formation, regulation of heart rate and blood pressure; all while providing energy.
A nourished body is a healthy body, and a healthy body loses weight easier, especially if you're metabolically-challenged (have a hard time losing weight).
There is a better solution that helps jump-start weight loss faster and promotes the burning of fat, which is really what you want. It's also more affordable and delicious, so you just might decide to have one every day, making for a healthier, leaner lifestyle.
The good news is this metabolic boosting, cleansing, detox cocktail does much much more. Everyone should be doing this for health, especially if you're trying to lose weight and burn fat.
Here is your new metabolic boosting cleansing morning ritual that breaks the overnight 12-hour fast, which is why it needs to provide the essential nutrients your body needs. No more and no less.
Every good smoothie starts with the best ingredients. Prioritize protein, using Non-GMO Whey to feed muscle and skeletal tissue, boost metabolism by up to 25 percent, block cortisol (stress hormones) that cause belly fat and stop weight loss, boost mood and brain health, all while nourishing hair skin and nails.
Whey alkalizes your body and aids in the detox process without making you feel terrible.Add in the right detox boosters that nourish better without all of the sugar and calories.
Why add detox-boosting super foods? You would have to juice over 30 pounds of produce, and you still wouldn’t come close to the nutrition found in certain super foods (found in LynFit Thyro-Boost).
Studies show that these super food ingredients play a critical role in promoting health and wellness. They encourage your body’s natural cleansing process, helping to flush a wide variety of substances out of your body; especially heavy metals and pesticides, among other disease-causing substances (this is why we cleanse).
Further, they help control hunger, cravings, and body odor, and encourages healing, protects against cancer, and the ravages of treatment, while helping to fight against the growth of candida (also a known cause for fatigue and cravings).
These super power foods also possess an amazing range of benefits because they contain the highest amounts of essential vitamins and nutrients needed for cardiovascular, muscular, and neural health; not to mention the Ashwagandha, that helps your body combat stress, keeping your cortisol (stress hormones) levels in check.
When you take them in liquid extract form (like in LynFit Thyro-Boost), nutrient uptake is increased, meaning they are more easily soaked up. Nutrients like iodine, among others, build up your thyroid and body, giving it the fuel it needs to send thyroid hormones throughout your entire body, stopping your metabolism from slowing down.
Everyone needs to consider taking this, even if they are not hypothyroid. This liquid extract supplement is an adaptogen, meaning your body will use it if it needs it, and won't if it doesn’t, so it does no harm.
Feeding your thyroid is like fertilizing your garden; it helps everything move a little faster and become healthier. (*Note: If you’re not hypothyroid it’s still a good idea to take LynFit Thyro-Boost. You’ll just need to take it once vs. twice a day.)
The best part about this supplement is that it’s safe to take, and actually suggested along with your medication. Be aware that your medication may work more efficiently after cleansing and using super foods so that you may need less. Be sure to tell your doctor so he or she can adjust the amount you’re taking.
Don’t let the name Thyro-Boost fool you. It’s called Thyro-Boost because it helps feed and nourish the thyroid, which is the master gland of your body. Feed it right, and it takes care of your overall health.
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- A balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids
Plus, rich sources of antioxidants from super foods in the form of extracts, which are more potent, like:
- Black walnut
- Shepard’s purse
- Irish moss
The most important thing to remember when you decide to cleanse or fast is to DO NO HARM FIRST! That means providing your body with what it needs to stay healthy first. This is the best way to jump-start your weight loss and keep it off.
The truth is - every really good diet is a cleanse in disguise!
- Lisa Lynn
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Cleanse And Detox To Jump Start Your Weight Loss
I'm not going to tell you that you need to do ten minutes of push-ups for every two bite-sized Snickers® you ate, or seven minutes of running for every fun-sized KitKat's® you tasted. Or, that it takes five minutes of sit-ups to begin burning off the small bag of Sour Patch® or Starburst® you had to sample.
Halloween isn't spooky at all compared to what our little indulgences cost us. That's the scary part! Sadly, Halloween is the "I only eat a little, once in a while" that is most likely stopping you from losing weight.
What's even scarier or more horrifying is the profound impact these little tastes have on us. I'm a taster as well, so no judging here. I struggle unless I follow my plan. In fact, I have to live on the Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan due to my fast paced life and my need to take small tastes.
These little indulgences (you know, the ones that never get written down in your journals) and these small bites we only have once in a while (who are we kidding?) wreak havoc on our blood sugar levels and cause damage to our metabolisms over time. They are almost always what keep us from reaching our goal weight. Most people don't realize how sensitive our blood sugar is.
Most people don't realize how sensitive our blood sugar is. Here's a good way to think about it — Visualize a glass full of crystal clear water. Now, add just one drop of food coloring to that glass of clear water. Yep, the entire glass becomes tinted red. Pretend that each little taste is another drop of food coloring. It's not going to take very long for that crystal clear glass of water to become clouded and completely colored because of the drops (tastes).
It becomes very evident that our little bites every once in a while have a more profound and cumulative effect than we might want to admit.
So, how do you know if your blood sugar levels are out of whack? Well, that's an easy test. If you can pinch more than an inch (and you know what I mean) your blood sugar is showing you evidence that your body is in need of a corrective type of diet; a metabolic boosting cleanse.
I see and talk to people every day who are not aware that their high blood sugar issue makes their metabolism resistant to losing weight, despite the countless diets, workouts, and doctor's visits. The reason? The underlying issues (blood sugar levels) are never addressed.
However, I've got great news for you — you have more control than you realize. But, you need to be honest with yourself about how often you eat only a little of the not-so-good-for-you foods. And you know all too well there's a vast difference between a little bit of celery vs. a little bit of that cheese that destroys waistlines and weight loss.
Before I go any further, I also want to share a little bit of tough love with you. It's the same tough love I give to myself practically every day to strengthen my willpower muscles. Print it out if you have to and put it on your refrigerator or some other place where it stares you right in the face when you feel your willpower weakening.....
THINGS WON'T GET ANY EASIER OR CHANGE UNTIL I CHANGE!
I NEED TO BECOME STRONGER THAN MY EXCUSES!
Start right now by throwing out all the trigger foods (the ones you can't stop eating) and start this metabolic boosting cleanse.
This is the only cleanse specifically designed to lower blood sugar levels, and that's why it's the only cleanse that is called metabolic boosting. Unlike juicing and juice cleanses, it lowers blood sugar levels, which is the secret to losing weight and lasting weight loss. More importantly, melting or burning off fat. After all, we don't want just to be lighter; we want to be leaner too.
If you've been struggling to lose weight and no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to lose weight because your sweet tooth and cravings are out of control, it's time to reboot your metabolism and detox your taste buds and your body in order to win this fight. Anyone can lose 1–3 pounds daily on this metabolic boosting cleanse, no matter how sluggish your metabolism is if you follow the plan. It works every time if you work it.
THE TOP TEN BENEFITS
- It motivates you to stay on track with your weight loss due to the fast results
- It helps kill cravings for carbs, sweets, and alcohol due to detoxing
- It boosts energy — you'll feel refreshed again
- You'll feel less bloated — improved digestion through elimination
- You'll feel happier and healthier — improved well-being
- You'll experience fewer aches and pains
- You'll have better mental clarity — better able to manage stress (decision-making becomes easier
- You'll feel an emotional release due to the lighter, freer feeling
- You'll have healthier hair and skin
- You'll experience anti-aging benefits
- You'll experience a stronger immune system
So, are you ready to cleanse and detox to jump start your weight loss? Great — Begin HERE by downloading the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse and Detox Plan. And don't forget the tools you'll need, the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Cleanse and Detox Kit HERE.
We'd love to hear your success stories after you've completed the Cleanse and Detox. Let us know your results. After all, you may be someone else's inspiration!
- Lisa Lynn
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Is Juicing a Healthy Habit?
A lot of people are juicing for health because they think it’s a great way to jump-start their weight loss. However, what you might not know can not only stop your weight loss, it can make you sick. Juicing may provide some nutrients, but it could also be doing a number on your blood sugar levels, which stops weight loss dead in its tracks, causing your body to store excess fat around your stomach, hips, and thighs. Storing this excess fat makes it even harder to lose weight in the long run.Here's a letter I received:
"My fiancée and I have been losing 1 pound a day on your plan for the last two weeks. We started juicing, thinking it would be good for us. We make fresh juice using a variety of fruits and vegetables; including cucumbers, carrots, kale, spinach, celery, apples, and mangos. We drink 16 ounces every 3–4 hours throughout the day, followed by a healthy dinner. But after the first day, our weight loss stopped, and we were wondering if the fresh juice might be causing blood sugar spikes. We're concerned that this might not be a healthy habit and could be the reason we are hungry all the time." — John A
Yes, you guessed it. When people start juicing, they assume it’s all good, and they tend to take an "all in" approach. They don’t think about the fact that they are juicing several quarts of fresh juice daily, and most of the time they consume only one healthy meal a day. This couple's concern is right on target—Juicing elevated their blood sugar levels that stopped their weight loss.
If you've ever juiced before, you know that it takes several pounds of produce to produce 16 ounces of juice. That’s why we think juicing is such a healthy habit. We all know that eating our vegetables is good for us, and most of us fall short of the recommended intake, which is five vegetables per day and 2–3 fruits, making juicing seem like the perfect solution. But is it?
When you juice, you are getting the nutritional equivalent of at least a dozen servings of fruits and vegetables in every glass. The problem is that juicing also concentrates the natural sugars in fruits and vegetables while separating out all the fiber that would normally slow the absorption of sugars. If you drink the juice all by itself, those sugars will be quickly absorbed into your bloodstream causing your insulin levels to skyrocket. The insulin spike gives you that sugar high, but it’s not good for melting fat or losing weight.
Want to know how much sugar is in that so-called healthy juice you’re drinking?Check out the table below of the eight most popular fruits and vegetables used for juicing. It will show you how much of each it takes to make 16 ounces of juice, as well as how much sugar that amount contains.
Does fresh juice raise blood sugar levels as much as drinking soda?Yes. If your juice contains all of the typical fruits and vegetables most commonly used (such as the clients above), in roughly equal amounts. Taking into account the fact that some of the sugar will be left behind in the pulp, we could guess that each 16-ounce serving would have about 38 grams of sugar, which is the amount in a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola. The problem is your fat cells, glucose receptors, and pancreas cannot distinguish between the sugars in juice and the sugars in soda.
My suggestion is to chew your food don’t juice it. It’s better for you in the long run and will save you a ton of money. Drinking 16 ounces of fresh fruit and vegetable juice every 3–4 hours or even once a day, without adding protein and removing the fiber, could lead to some significant blood sugar spikes that stop weight loss dead in its tracks.
I can hear you now—Unlike the sugar in a Coke, the sugar in the juice is natural, so it’s good for you, right? It also contains vast amounts of nutrients. It takes, at least, a dozen servings of fruits and vegetables to produce a 16-ounce glass of juice. Surely all of that great nutrition would offset that blood sugar issue, wouldn’t it?Most of the nutrients you receive from juicing fruits and veggies are antioxidants. Antioxidants are good for us, but there's a limit to how much your body can utilize at one time. We can create an imbalance of nutrients that sets us up for a nutrient deficiency by overshooting the runway. Yes, five servings of vegetables a day keeps us healthy, but more is not better. Researchers even believe overdoing it can be harmful to your health, especially if you have cancer or any other disease that might prompt you to feel the need to cleanse.
Want to boost your nutrition without hurting your weight loss? Juice like this.....If you love the taste, or you're convinced that fresh juice is making your life better, here are a few suggestions for maximizing your returns and minimizing any downside, especially if you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off.
- Juice in moderation. There's nothing wrong with enjoying a glass of fresh juice on a daily basis, but 8-ounces a day is plenty. Stay away from straight fruit juice.
- Juice leafy greens vs. higher sugar vegetables (See thermogenic list of vegetables in The Metabolism Solution)
- Boost weight loss and nutrition by adding 1–2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein Powder Advanced. Adding protein will not only round out the meal nutritionally but will also slow the absorption of sugars from the juice. When it comes to digesting sugar, slower is always better unless you’re running a marathon. For weight gain or maintenance; add almond or coconut milk, nuts or nut butter, grains, Greek yogurt, avocado, olive oil, fish, and/or whole fruits. Vegetables would all be good complements to fresh juice.
- Have your Lean Green Cleansing Machine (see recipe below) after your workout. The best time to consume your green drink is immediately after you exercise to replace lost nutrients, replenish blood sugar levels while it’s also less likely to spike blood sugar levels.
- Make "whole juice." High-powered blenders can emulsify, or reduce, whole fruits and vegetables to a smoothie-like texture. That is good because it also retains the fiber that slows the release of blood sugar. Don’t forget to add a scoop of Complete Protein Powder to boost your metabolism. After all, isn’t that why we all cleanse?
Here are a few cleansing pros: You hydrate, nourish, and your emotional health improves because you are dong something good for your body. Here's that quick recipe for the Lean Green Cleansing Machine mentioned above, courtesy of The Metabolism Solution:(½) cup of pre-made Green Tea
(1) scoop of LynFit Non-GMO Complete Protein Advanced
(1) small fistful of Kale or any leafy Green
(½) peeled lemon