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
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:
(½ cup) Water
(3–4) Ice cubes
STEP #2: KILL HUNGER AND CRAVINGS
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
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!
- Lisa Lynn
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Faster, Easier Weight Loss Tips To Lose Weight & Melt Belly Fat
There's one specific reason why getting results quickly is always beneficial — It motivates you to go further.
It doesn't matter if you're looking to lose fat, build muscle, improve posture, or just improve your health in general. If you're putting effort into something and not seeing any measurable results within a week, it can take away any motivation you have to keep going.
Whenever I'm coaching or meeting with clients, I always start with "the talk" about making long-term lifestyle changes in their nutrition and exercise routine. That is the only way to guarantee long-term results. The truth is, for some, that first week can be a make-or-break timeframe. After all, it's only human to think that if something isn't working, then why should we continue to do it.
Most of us fall victim to that trap. We quit within a week or two, but then we get right back on the next diet or workout plan that comes along—only to once again fail to see quick results. This yo-yo "on again-off again" is one of the hardest habits to break. Truth be told, unless you're willing to make a lasting lifestyle change, you will never see a change.
I'm just like you are—looking for that instant gratification. I want to taste that initial success. It's that initial gratification that keeps me going for the long haul, to make that long-term commitment.
With that being said, I'm going to show you, step-by-step, how you can lose 7 pounds in 7 days......if you follow the plan. Martha Stewart refers to this as "Lisa Lynn Brainwashing." This plan has become the first thing I send to new clients, allowing them to see results faster and easier. It's nothing new, and you've probably seen it before. But this time, instead of just reading through it, act on it.
You'll need the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Lose 1 Pound Per Day Meal Plan and Food List (this plan also comes with the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit). You should also have the LynFit Protein Shake Recipes readily available.
For metabolic boosting workouts, you should have the Metabolic Boosting Workout for Weight Loss and Fat Blasting DVD (included for a limited time in the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit). You may also download it from LynFit.com. This workout will help to tighten and tone your body as you lose weight.
You'll need at least one of the following meal replacements because you'll be replacing two meals daily for faster weight loss. Use of LynFit products specifically will help to keep your metabolism from slowing down while you decrease caloric intake. Vegan and other products are not guaranteed to do this due to their lack of amino acids. They also contain a high sugar concentration that will do nothing to help you in your weight loss. So for the best results, use only LynFit products. Your health and weight loss depends on it.
NOTE: You may use LynFit Lean Bars instead of LynFit Complete Protein Shakes, or a combination of the two, to beat boredom. It's important to note, however, that the two-shake daily plan is the fast road to weight loss. If you prefer to go slower, you can have the shake or lean bar for breakfast and a lean protein from the list with a salad for lunch.
These products naturally and safely boost your metabolism and make it easier to lose weight. They are irresistibly delicious, so you'll start to crave the right things. An added benefit is they also nourish your hair, skin, and nails.
Do you have to use supplements?
No, supplements aren't required, but research shows that the smart use of safe, high-quality supplements can boost your results, helping you lose twice as much weight in ½ the time.
For 28+ years I've been suggesting that my clients use the following supplement stack for the best results. More importantly, it ensures that your body stays healthy, because losing weight can be stressful, and you live in the real, stressful world.
You can add exercise every day and easily radically transform your body and your life.
These custom blended supplements work best when used together. Stop taking all other supplements while boosting your metabolism so you don't interfere with the process.
Let's take a closer look at these custom blended supplements:
LYNFIT CARB EDGE (Take two times daily per the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan)
LynFit Carb Edge lowers blood sugar levels which kill cravings and reduces hunger. It also helps to enhance thyroid output, preventing it from slowing down while dieting for fat loss. LynFit Carb Edge acts as an emergency cheat and eat protection, helping to block up to 65 percent of carbs from being absorbed. It's like eating more but absorbing less, without any side effects.
It's important to take LynFit Carb Edge on your not-so-good eating days as well as your clean eating days, even if you don't eat processed carbs because it helps lower blood sugar levels.
Make sure you take LynFit Carb Edge twice daily, especially before a planned cheat day. It's crucial that you take this at least one hour before any upzig meal. So be sure to bring it with you to your next party or social gathering.
LYNFIT ACCELERATOR (Can be taken alone or in combination with the LynFit Fat Loss Trio)
LynFit Accelerator accelerates the process by flipping the weight gain switch from on to off by crushing cravings for sweets and carbs. It enhances mood and focus, so you feel better and stay energized while losing weight.
NOURISH AND PROTECT WITH THE LYNFIT ALL-NATURAL MEDICINE CABINET
Sometimes life gets in the way and aches, pains, constipation, sleepless nights and allergies can sidetrack even the best-laid plans. That's where the LynFit All-Natural Medicine Cabinet comes in. Commercially purchased over-the-counter sleep aids and pain relievers can negatively affect your metabolism, making it even harder to lose that stubborn weight. But, you don't need to suffer—the LynFit All-Natural Medicine Cabinet is the answer to your toughest health issues. These supplements are specifically designed to quickly help relieve your symptoms while helping to enhance your weight loss.
These supplements aren't required for weight loss, but every household should be stocked with them just the same. It's always better for your health and weight loss to take a natural approach.
LYNFIT VITAMIN D3 BOOST
For anyone who is stressed or trying to lose weight, LynFit’s Vitamin D3 Boost is the perfect way to nourish your body, boost bone strength and immunity.
Take one caplet in the morning and again at lunch.
LYNFIT PURE OMEGA 3
LynFit's Pure Omega-3 is the first purified fish oil supplement geared specifically towards weight loss. It reduces inflammation and relieves pain while helping to balance blood sugar levels and providing a feeling of fullness.
Take one gel cap at 3 p.m. and one at bedtime.
LYNFIT LEAN SLEEP
LynFit Lean Sleep is a drug-free sleep aid for the relief of occasional sleeplessness that can contribute to abdominal fat storage. It will help you sleep better while lowering cortisol levels, making it easier to melt off stubborn belly fat. Everyone who lives in the real world with stress should be taking LynFit Lean Sleep.
Take 1–2 tablets at 9 p.m.
LYNFIT DAILY POWER SHOT
LynFit Daily Power Shot nourishes your body with over 90 essential nutrients and 60 trace minerals. Weight loss, workouts, and the normal demands of life, increase nutritional needs. For most of us, our body doesn't digest the big hard caplets well, which is why we never feel any different.....until now. Take one shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot daily to give your health and energy a boost, and you'll feel energized and nourished right away. A healthy body loses weight easier.
Take one shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot when needed or mid-morning. Take another before your workout if you work out later in the day.
LYNFIT RECOVERY AGENT
LynFit Recovery Agent to the rescue! Aches, pains, or other health ailments can take you off track and negatively affect your overall health and wellness. LynFit Recovery Agent can help without hurting your weight loss or clogging your liver. Take as directed on the label and within the hour you'll forget you were hurting. Be consistent and you'll see the wonderful benefits LynFit Recovery Agent provides.
Every home needs a natural medicine cabinet and with the products above you can't find a better way to protect your health. At LynFit, we believe prevention is the best solution, and it's better to address the underlying issues than to simply remove symptoms without dealing with the root cause.
What are the metabolic boosting workouts mentioned above?
You're expecting amazing results, and you'll get just that, especially if you can put in 30 minutes every day for the next seven days. You're guaranteed to be tighter, more toned and flexible. All you need is the willingness to change.
Don't have 30 minutes? Do 10 or 15 minutes at one time and then go back later to complete the remaining 30 minutes. Do what you can, when you can. Studies prove that even one minute of this specific type of exercise can help you become more fit. All I ask is that you do your best, for yourself.
Find it too hard? Go at your own pace. Everyone starts the same way. Go slow, do modified or smaller moves, rest as needed, and use lighter weights. If all else fails, choose one exercise that you'll do every day.
The Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Workout is different in that it uses a technique we professionals use. It pushes you more frequently than you would normally train. That's one reason you need to use supplements the way professionals do. I've been using it for 25+ years to transform the toughest bodies and create sensational before and afters that changes lives for the better.
Here's the plan (follow along with the LynFit Leaner Lifestyle Metabolic Workout for Weight Loss and Fat Blasting DVD):
- Day 1: Metabolic boost
- Day 2: Fat blaster
- Day 3: Lean core
- Day 4: Metabolic boost
- Day 5: Recovery stretch
- Day 6: Fat blaster
- Day 7: Recovery stretch or Walk 10,000 steps
It's always best to walk at least 10,000 steps daily, in addition to your weight work. The more effort you put in, the better your results will be.
NOTE: Prefer to refer to photos instead? The Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Workout and stretches can be found in "The Metabolism Solution" book. Don't have one? We can send you one—just ask.
LynFit believes prevention is the best solution, and it's better to address the underlying issues than to simply remove symptoms without dealing with the cause. That's why we use only the highest pharmaceutical quality ingredients, so you see and feel results fast. My whole family uses these products. If they aren't safe enough to give to my mother and kids, I won't sell them!
Keep in mind that to get extra special results it's going to take an extra special dose of everything you've got. So it's going to require you to make the decision right now to BELIEVE. BEGIN. BECOME. Commit yourself to 7-days, 7-pound weight loss. After all, all you have to lose is weight!
Need a little extra motivation? The favorite part of what I do is seeing people, just like yourself, succeed. Real people, living in the real world, achieving real results. I'd like to introduce you to a couple of them.
This is Janine — Janine is a 50-year old busy mom of two. She lost 90 pounds, but more importantly, she became symptom-free of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Prior to losing weight, in addition to the RA, Janine struggled with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, sleep apnea, edema, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, sciatica, osteopenia, and peripheral neuropathy. While never diagnosed as a diabetic, it was only a matter of time.
On 10/15/13, her doctor wrote "STOPPED" next to ten drugs she was taking for the above conditions, and "STOPPED" on all narcotic combinations for the above. She is now in her second year of remission from all.
And, this is Brianna — Brianna's story is opposite from most of our weight loss stories. She needed to muscle up and keep fat from being stored. Brianna needed to gain 30 pounds of lean muscle. We accomplished this by increasing her diet, and changing it to a thermogenic "low-low" (low fat and low carb) while changing her to metabolic, fat blasting workouts. She immediately began seeing results, resulting in her being very consistent. Like I said at the beginning—fast results create an excitement to continue.
Brianna worked out three times weekly for 30 minutes each. She used the Lean Core Workout and Recovery Stretch on her off days to help ease depression symptoms. She walked 2–3 times weekly, or whenever time allowed.
As you can now see, this is not a diet, but rather a lifestyle habit that everyone should be doing. Are you ready to lose 1 pound per day and melt belly fat? Your someday is today!
Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Tired?
Fatigue and lack of energy are the #1 health complaint of all ages. In fact, lack of energy is why most diets end up failing. Most of us go around complaining about being sick and tired of being tired all the time.
The truth is, if you're tired all the time, your body is trying to tell you something. If you listen to it, you just might learn why you're tired all the time, even after having a good night's sleep. The solutions are easier than you think and can reboot your energy fast.
PROBLEM #1: Lack of Quality Sleep
GAME PLAN: Swap out the liver clogging drugs for a more natural approach that won’t harm your health, which is what makes you tired. You'll not only have the best night’s sleep in your life, but you'll also be helping to burn off belly fat.
LynFit Lean Sleep is the perfect natural remedy. LynFit Lean Sleep is a drug-free sleep aid for the relief of occasional sleeplessness that can contribute to abdominal fat storage. It promotes restful sleep and better overall health while reducing anxiety that causes fat to be stored. It is specifically designed for weight loss.
Most sleep aids are made with ingredients that slow our metabolisms and interfere with weight loss. LynFit's Lean Sleep is made from the highest quality melatonin that works fast and will not leave you feeling groggy in the morning or slow down your metabolism the way other sleep aids will.
PROBLEM #2: Poor Dietary Habits — Not eating enough protein
GAME PLAN: Eat at least one gram of protein per pound of lean body mass/weight (your goal weight), making sure to choose the best sources of lean protein. You should be choosing from whey such as LynFit Complete Protein (whey has the highest PER—Protein Efficiency Rating), fish, and egg whites.
You should be starting your day with whey instead of carbs and excess sugars, which are commonly found in fruits.
Snack during the day on lean, clean protein. Swap out the high-sugar protein bars, shakes, and gourmet coffees for a leaner snack that provides more sustainable energy, so you don't crash later on in the day.
Have a 4–5 oz. portion of fish for dinner—you get more protein with fewer calories than eating chicken. Fish is easier to digest, and you'll reap the benefits faster vs. a slower, high-fat protein. Have you noticed how tired you feel after eating a steak? Now you know why.
NOTE: If you are working out or over age 40, your needs may be even higher. Choose your proteins wisely or you're likely to take in too much fat.
PROBLEM #3: Your Body Lacks the Essential Nutrients It Needs to Stay Healthy —Stress, weight loss, workouts, and alcohol can deplete your body quickly which increases your nutritional needs.
GAME PLAN: Nourish with LynFit Daily Power Shot daily. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains over 90 nutrients and 60 trace minerals (your body doesn't produce minerals).
Nourishing your body with LynFit Daily Power Shot is even more important for anyone who has health issues, is hypothyroid, or works out. Swap out the branded energy drinks you see on television that may provide a "quick fix" but leave your body even more depleted and undernourished. Take a shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot instead and nourish your body while boosting your energy naturally.
Why should you take LynFit Daily Power Shot every day?
- Fast and easy to drink
- Delicious tropical flavor
- Zero sugar added
- Ony 4 calories
- Contains B vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants, and Omega 3
- No caffeine
LynFit Daily Power Shot is made for busy people like you and me. Finding the energy for work and family is hard enough. When you add stress to the mix, combined with sleepless nights, you wind up with needless suffering during the day. That's where LynFit Daily Power Shot comes in. Instead of running for more coffee or grabbing a soda, take a shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot instead. It nourishes your body with exactly what it needs, so you don't hit that wall and run yourself into the ground.
What's in LynFit Daily Power Shot? It's the only supplement of its kind that's formulated with over 90 essential nutrients and 60 trace minerals, as well as unique herbal ingredients such as cats claw and Ginkgo Biloba, just to name a couple.
The key ingredients in LynFit Daily Power Shot are found in nature every day. Foods like leafy greens, broccoli, kale, apples, oranges, chicken, and fish. The problem is you'd have to practically eat your body weight in these foods to supply your body with what it needs to stay healthy and full of energy all day long. LynFit Daily Power Shot makes nourishing your body fast and easy. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains no artificial ingredients or food coloring. It is simply the best way to take your vitamins!
Mocktails To Melt Fat
What in the world is a mocktail? A mocktail is a cocktail for your metabolism.
In the last 25 years, our alcohol intake has doubled. Interestingly, so has the obesity rate and diabetes. Uh, could there be a connection? I certainly believe so.
Alcohol brings out the very worst in our body, especially when it comes to getting in shape and melting belly fat. Before I show you a few replacements for alcohol, it's important to know why you should replace the booze.
THE BODY ON BOOZE
Just one alcoholic drink daily can cause you to gain 15 pounds of fat in a year and raises estrogen levels enough to increase breast cancer risk among post-menopausal women. Alcohol negatively interferes with the body's ability to melt belly fat.
Alcohol is viewed as a toxin by your body and clogs the liver. A clogged liver can make weight loss impossible. Alcohol doesn't need digestion, so it causes rapid blood sugar spikes, causing intense cravings.
DON'T THINK YOU'RE DRINKING TOO MUCH?
Try this exercise: Write down how much alcohol (beer, wine, or other) that you consume in one week (for irony, write it down on a cocktail napkin — LOL). Calculate the calories and get ready for the next surprise—a reasonable amount of two beers nightly can add up to more than 2,000 calories weekly, which is an extra day's worth of calories, and then some. It can take more than three to four hours of intense exercise to burn that off.
Not only does alcohol contain empty calories (liquid candy), it also undermines your willpower that can affect your eating for up to 72 hours after. Add to that the fact that most of us don't choose healthy foods after we've been drinking. Try an alcohol-free challenge for seven days and you'll lose that muffin top and feel better when you wake up. Who knows, you might even feel like working out, and that's always good for weight loss.
When it comes to living lean, it's all about replacements, and this category is no different. So let's look at some alternatives for cocktails. Let's have some mocktails instead.
Metabolic Boosting Icy Green Tea Mojito: If you love the taste of mojitos but can't afford the 175 calories they deliver, try this instead.
- (1 cup) Green tea with mint
- (1) Seltzer or lime-flavored, zero calorie sparkling water
- (1) Lime or lemon wedge
- Mint sprigs
Combine ingredients in a shaker glass with plenty of ice. Squeeze lime or lemon wedges, add mint, drink up to lean out.
The green tea helps to burn fat and boost metabolism. To super-charge your metabolism even more, add (1–2 scoops) of LynFit Complete Protein Powder.
Strawberry Lemonade: Love margaritas but not the calories? Try this melt fat margarita instead. You’ll save hundreds of calories switching to this metabolic boosting version.
Combine any zero calorie strawberry lemonade mix with water (according to the directions on the package) and sparkling water for a little fizz. Add cut up lemons and frozen strawberries. For a metabolic boost, add (2–3 scoops) of LynFit Complete Protein Powder.
Turbo-charged morning after shots: Tired of that "morning after" feeling?
Try a shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot to help boost your day while nourishing your body and replacing the nutrients lost during your binge. LynFit Daily Power Shot can also help with hangovers and headaches.
Pour LynFit Daily Power Shot into your favorite shot glass, over ice, or into sparkling water, and drink up. The colloidal (means small size) vitamins and minerals will be absorbed quickly, so you’ll feel better faster and stay energized all day without the jitters.
Do You Live To Eat, Or Eat To Live?
Summer is just weeks away and getting into shape, losing weight, and melting off belly fat is at the top of a lot of people's list of to-do's. Getting started can be difficult, especially when there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. No matter how motivated you are, getting into shape and losing weight just seems to get harder and harder each year. If it seems like an impossibility, you may be right—it can be. You may be living to eat rather than eating to live.
Did you know that 60 percent of overweight people have a metabolic issue that needs to be addressed before they can lose weight? If you're struggling with any of the issues below, it may be due to your metabolism slowing down. The only way you'll start to lose weight again is to address the underlying problems that caused the weight gain to begin with.
TOP THREE SIGNS OF A SLOW METABOLISM:
- You can pinch more than an inch of belly fat
- Struggle with hunger and cravings for the wrong foods
If you're female, over 35 and have had kids, you are probably already experiencing one or more of these issues. Add in hypothyroidism (low thyroid) to the mix and you've got a perfect storm for lifelong weight gain.
I love, love, love food, and I'm one of those love-to-eat girls, despite knowing it should be the other way around. It's been a lifelong battle for me until I learned to harness the power of my metabolism and live a leaner lifestyle. Lifestyle—not diet—because that's how to keep the weight off.
Here are three natural, simple, yet highly effective tips to boost your metabolism. The best part is you'll begin to lose weight the same day you start.
1. Melt Belly Fat Fast
You must melt off belly fat because your weight loss depends on it. If you have belly fat, your body is telling you that your hormones are out-of-whack, and your blood sugar levels are too high. High blood sugar is a deal breaker for weight loss.
Boost your metabolism with thermogenic eating. Thermogenic eating is a low-low approach used for fast, healthy weight loss for sluggish metabolisms. It can be as simple as sipping a metabolic boosting smoothie for breakfast to boost your metabolism by 25 percent and block cortisol levels that help reduce blood sugar levels. It is the "secret sauce" when it comes to losing weight.
Don't confuse a metabolic boosting smoothie with other types of smoothies. A metabolic boosting smoothie needs to be made by you, vs. store bought, using a high-grade whey protein (at least 80 percent). It should not be a vegan, dairy, or fruit smoothie. In fact, most smoothies are no better for you than Yoo-hoo® chocolate drink. So if you're sipping smoothies and not losing weight, it may be your smoothie to blame.
Only high-grade whey protein contains the highest PER (protein efficiency ratio), which is even more important when your metabolism has conked out.
2. Boost Energy To Blast Fat
When you feel good, you move more and eat less. Lack of energy is a sign of a slow metabolism and your body is not getting the nutrients it needs. That's usually why you stay tired all the time and crave the wrong foods. Food isn't the solution due to the sugar spikes it can cause. When you add stress to the mix (weight loss is stressful to the body), your nutritional needs are dramatically increased. That's where a multi-vitamin and mineral supplements come in.
The problem with most multi-vitamins is they aren't digestible, nutrients aren't absorbed, and they can leave you feeling sick. The solution? Take LynFit Daily Power Shot once daily.
LynFit Daily Power Shot tastes delicious and works fast, so you feel energized to get through your day. It nourishes your body while helping to boost your metabolism, so you burn fat throughout the day.
LynFit Daily Power Shot is unique in that it contains over 90 different research-backed nutrients that support immunity while maximizing natural hormone production. It balances and supports normal blood sugar levels, lowers stress hormone production, supports the healthy structure of your brain and nerve cells; and most importantly, helps to combat oxidative damage in every cell of your body.
Did you know that your body doesn't make minerals? That's why supplementing is so crucial. LynFit Daily Power Shot beats every other multi-vitamin formula on the market. The great taste means you'll be consistent in your usage of it.
3. Kill Hunger And Cravings And Shrink Your Stomach
There's no way around it—you've got to eat less. There are some things you can do to make this easier, especially if you're like me when it comes to food. Don't eat in-between breakfast and lunch. For a snack, have a small green apple with water or iced green tea. Take 1–2 LynFit Carb Edge to help further decrease blood sugar levels and enhance thyroid function that tends to slow down when you eat less.
This one-two punch shrinks your stomach while turning off your hunger and cravings, making it easier to stay on track. Of note, when it comes to head hunger and stress eating, food will never be the solution. In fact, it's the problem.
Are you ready to lose that weight and melt that belly fat fast?
Busting Through Those Weight Loss Plateaus
So, you've been keeping true to your New Year's resolutions of hitting the gym and eating clean, and it's going pretty good until.....you hit the dreaded weight loss plateau, and you can't shake off those final pounds. Not to worry! There are some simple solutions to bust through those weight loss plateaus while being happier and healthier doing so.
The first thing you need to know is if you've ever been overweight, you have special needs. I'm one of those people. It's going to take a little more maintenance to lose the weight, and you have to bust out of the denial zone. You have to understand that upfront so you'll know how to deal with yourself.
If you can pinch an inch on your belly, your body is telling you you're feeding it too many carbs, and you're not moving enough. For every five pounds of belly fat you have, you drive back your metabolism by five percent, slowing your weight loss. Rule #1, you've got to get rid of the fat fast.
Fat has a life of its own. It emits hormones that stop weight loss. Get rid of the fat—while that sounds easy—it means you must eat a very specific way. You can't just decrease calories. You have to begin to eat thermogenically to melt the fat fast. Thermogenic eating means you heat up your metabolism. Just reducing calories won't work because doing only that will decrease your metabolism.
Drinking a whey protein shake—only, is the one thing that will trick your body into thinking you've just had a big meal, so it revs up the metabolic engine, speeding it over the finish line.
I drink a whey protein shake every day of my life. I add a little twist to it to help in lowering blood sugar—cinnamon. Add a little or add a lot, cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar levels, making weight loss easier. If you're struggling with weight loss, you can't keep doing the same thing you've been doing over and over. You've got to bust out of the denial zone and understand that this is a form of weight loss medicine you're taking for yourself. A whey protein shake daily is your first step in that direction.
Low energy? Low energy usually means a slow metabolism. When you feel better, you eat better and tend to move more, so you want to keep your body energized. A lot of people try to nourish their body with the gummy bear chewable vitamins because they taste like candy. Metabolic resistant people tend to have sluggish digestions, and their body will have a hard time digesting and breaking down those type chewables. Plus, those type of vitamins don't have enough of the vital vitamins and minerals your body needs. Throw them out, and nourish your body with LynFit Daily Power Shot instead.
LynFit Daily Power Shot has all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Get rid of the red food dye and junk and give your body what it needs. Just like a car, when you fill your body with the proper fuel, it will run more efficiently.
What about cravings and hunger? How do you kill them? One, you have to stop eating so much. Picture your normal stomach's size as the size of your fist. Most of us eat so much that it's like a blowing up a balloon. Your hormones get out of whack; you crave more, so you eat more. How do you stop? The only way is to lighten up a little by decreasing what you're eating.
Green tea can be your best friend as you try to reduce your eating. Have green tea between meals instead of snacking. If you must snack, have a green apple. If you're struggling, take something that's going to help lower blood sugar—like LynFit Carb Edge with Banaba Leaf. When you lower blood sugar levels, you also shut off cravings.
Green tea burns fat a little more plus; it's an excellent hydrator. You can drink it hot or cold. Bottom line, you have to talk to yourself and understand that while you're losing weight, it's okay to be hungry. When that happens, use these little tricks to help offset, so you don't veer off-track.
You're Stronger Than You Think!
Your body is programmed to protect itself from the discomfort of exercise. Your brain will try to slow you down or stop, even if you can physically push harder. If you want to become healthier and more fit, there are some specific things you will want to know that will help you reach your goals faster and easier. More importantly, you’ll become stronger. You’re stronger than you think. It’s just a matter of believing.
STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND
Challenge yourself if you want to change. You can learn to embrace challenge if you're serious and ready for a change. Challenging yourself will pull you out of your comfort zone, where the most dramatic changes occur. A comfort zone is a behavioral space where behaviors are routine. This minimizes stress, but it doesn’t produce change. If it doesn't challenge you, it can't change you. No changes = No changes!
The next time you’re about to quit, try going one minute longer or remind yourself that you won’t die if you miss dessert or ignore cravings for the wrong foods. Each time you talk yourself out of quitting and walk away from eating junk food, or beat your old benchmark at the gym, you’re chipping away at that mental block that’s been keeping you stuck where you are. It all starts with how you think, so watch your thoughts—they become your actions.
STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY
Do you want a strong, healthy body? Whether you’re working toward a 10K or any goal for that matter, it’s as easy as following a few simple steps consistently. Every time you choose to consistently do something good for your body, the dividends pay off—big time.
- Boost energy with vitamins and minerals instead of sugar and carbs. Is lack of energy your excuse? Instead of reaching for sugar and carbs that send you crashing after a workout, give your energy a boost with vitamins and minerals instead, to nourish your body rather than depleting it. LynFit Daily Power Shot is the perfect solution to your energy needs.
- Lift weights twice weekly to keep your muscles tightly toned and your metabolism boosted. Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba are all great, and while they beat the couch, they don’t count when it comes to lifting weights. It's simple science, so start lifting. All you need is a pair of dumbbells and a floor. No dumbbells, no problem—use any heavy object you have lying around.
Walk more than you think you need to. Your body was designed to move every day. In fact, you require 10,000 steps daily to stay healthy. When you rest, you rust, so get up and get moving. You'll be healthier, physically and mentally.
The best part about walking is you can do it anywhere. Everyone can walk, even if it's walking the dog. Even people recovering from open heart surgery walk. Track your steps using an inexpensive pedometer vs. a Fitbit®. Fitbit's® track all movements, including your arms, so it's not accurate enough.
Recover and reboot your energy by feeding it right. If you want to be strong, you've got to do more than just work out. You also have to feed your body right. To keep your body strong, you need to make sure it's getting the fuel it needs to recover. Diet is responsible for 90 percent of success. Feed it to boost results, no matter what your goal is. If you're not seeing the desired results, chances are you're not eating right.
Replace lost nutrients and protein with a healthy smoothie after your workout. Whey is the best choice because it's loaded with essential amino acids and has the highest PER (protein efficiency rating) of any other food. Whey is a Ferrari where all others are a Ford Focus. Taste counts too. If it's not delicious, you won't drink it consistently.
Try this delicious Birthday Cake Protein Shake recipe after your workout to replace the protein your body needs to heal and repair, so you become stronger.
(2–3 scoops) LynFit Vanilla Complete Protein
(5) Ice cubes
(½–1 cup) Water (more for a thinner shake, less for a thicker shake)
Blend ingredients together until smooth—Enjoy!
Treat Allergies With Natural Antihistamines
Sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes, fatigue.....it's allergy season. Personally, I suffer from year-round allergies and the accompanying symptoms certainly don't put me in the mood to work out. Add to that the fact that feeling tired enhances cravings, and you have the perfect storm for weight gain.
The problem is often made worse by the very medications you're taking to combat allergies. They often cause you to be groggy, cranky, an inability to focus, and a dry mouth. Not to worry, however. There is more hope than you think. Are you ready to start feeling better?
Here are a few simple tricks that will help ease allergy symptoms without making you feel drowsy or slowing down your metabolism. And who knows—you might already have these natural solutions in your medicine cabinet.
First, it's important to look at a few things that you must stay away from. Stay away from histamine-promoting foods like alcohol, chocolate, and cheese. Foods that contain yeast (hint, bread), and fermented foods like vinegar, smoked fish, anchovies, sardines, soy sauce, sauerkraut, and milk can also trigger a histamine response.
If you're already following a LynFit metabolic boosting meal plan, you're already eating pretty clean, except for the vinegar. So, for now, swap out the vinegar with lemon juice and drizzle a little olive oil instead. Keep it simple and don't worry about being perfect.
Here is my personal allergy defense plan. These natural antihistamines will help you feel better fast while boosting your metabolism and keeping you on track with weight loss.
(1 Shot) LYNFIT DAILY POWER SHOT (sometimes two, if I'm being honest):
LynFit Daily Power Shot has everything your body needs to energize and minimize allergy symptoms. The combination of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids are utilized more efficiently due to its colloidal form. This means your cells absorb it much faster than tablet form multivitamins.
Here are just a few of its superstar ingredients: Vitamin C, quercetin, B12, biotin, zinc, selenium, milk thistle, and grape seed. For complete nutritional information, click HERE.
Now with "On-the-Go" Daily Power Shot, you never have to go without. Make sure to leave two or three in your purse at all times. For a special effect, have your Daily Power Shot chilled in a Champagne glass or pour it over ice for a refreshing jump-start for your system.
(1) LYNFIT PURE OMEGA 3 in the morning, and another at night with LynFit Lean Sleep:
Omega 3 fatty acids are thought to reduce allergic reactions through their anti-inflammatory super powers. Doctors agree that it's beneficial to just about every condition you might struggle with—soreness, aches and pains, and injury recovery. It's also a nourishment for hair, skin, and nails.
It is important, however, that you understand that not all Omega 3 supplements are the quality needed to see and feel a difference. In fact, most of them are made from rejected fish, and that's why they cost so little. In this case, you do get what you pay for, so you may as well get the best. You'll need less.
Don't forget to give some Pure Omega 3 to your dog. My dogs love it straight up. I give it to them as a treat. Gizmo, my Brussels Griffon, is turning 17 this year, and the vet wants to know what we're doing!
LYNFIT VITAMIN D3 BOOST with Cerevisiae (Beta glucans):
LynFit's Vitamin D3 Boost, unlike other Vitamin D supplements you can buy, contains an immune boosting blend from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is the best Beta glucans.
Research confirms that this blend is known as a "normalizer" for overactive immune systems that are synonymous with allergies and a host of other ailments. Studies proved that groups taking these supplements saw a significant reduction in allergy, nasal, eye, and non-nasal symptoms.*
This superstar is also proven to help with stress levels, digestive health, and boosting the immune system in readiness to fight off infections and diseases. Now you know where LynFit DBoost got its name. Take yours right now, and don't forget to take a second dose 4–5 hours later.
So now you're armed with the natural antihistamine information you need for a sniffless, sneezeless allergy season. Stock up today and breathe a little easier, while staying on track with your weight loss goals!
*Beta Glucan Research – Saccharomyces cerevisiae: http://www.betaglucan.org/