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Wanna Be Leaner? Snack Cleaner!
Above Photo: LynFit Lean Bar smeared calorie-free, sugar-free chocolate syrup from Walden farms
LynFit Lean Bars are the cleanest, purest, and best tasting protein bars. If you’re stuck in the weight loss rut and can’t lose weight, your protein bar may be to blame.
Most protein bars are loaded with fats and sugars and do not contain enough protein, or the right kind of protein, for weight loss. That’s what makes LynFit Lean Bars better than all of the rest. They are the only bar that’s made with pure, high-grade whey, prebiotic fiber, and taste so delicious you’ll stop craving those snack foods that cause weight gain.
LynFit Lean Bars are oven-baked and made from real foods and natural flavors and even healthy enough to replace a meal with due to their protein content.
- Low carb
- Less sugar
- Gluten and soy free
- 1-2 grams sugar
- 9-10 grams net low-glycemic carbs
- 9-10 grams prebiotic fiber
- 19g metabolic boosting whey protein
- Only 150 calories
- No preservatives
The Lean Bar's soft, chewy texture satisfies your need to chew while taming your sweet tooth. The fiber keeps you feeling fuller longer and improves gut health. It's a tantalizing sensation that your taste buds and body will love.
Fiber is vital when trying to lose weight because it keeps you feeling fuller longer while providing multiple health benefits. Dietary fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes—and that’s exactly where the problem lies. Most of us don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables to reach your goals. You need to limit whole grains when trying to lose weight, making it difficult to reach your daily quota of fiber.
Just some of the many added benefits of LynFit Lean Bars include:
- Boosts metabolism and promotes weight loss
- Kills cravings and keeps you feeling full
- Protects and helps prevent muscle loss
- Helps control blood sugar
- Great for diabetics
- Prevent candida while normalizing gut/intestinal bacteria
- Strengthens your immune system
- Helps tummy troubles
- Promotes regularity
- Naturally energizing
- Saves time and money
- Great for clean eating while on the fun and road
Here are the Top Ten ways to enjoy a LynFit Lean Bar from LynFit customers:
- I like mine straight up and out of the wrapper with a cup of hot chocolate made with LynFit Complete Protein Powder. - JL
- I keep a box of Lean Bars in my briefcase, so I'm never caught without a healthy meal or snack. - Pastor Frank
- Every night while I'm watching TV, I crave a Chocolate Lean Bar with a tall, cold glass of Melt Fat Milk. (Melt Fat Milk is two (2) scoops Vanilla Complete Protein powder mixed into water) - BM
- When I'm really craving, I like to have a Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lean Bar twisted together. It helps me avoid the wrong foods. - LL
- My family loves them heated up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds; tastes like a fresh baked cookie (don’t forget to remove the wrapper first and keep an eye on them; they can overcook very quickly). - JR
- I save some of my Lean Bar and chop into little pieces to be used as topping on my metabolic boosting Ice cream. - GS
- Lean Bars are the best airplane snacks. Everyone wants to know what I'm eating, and I no longer fall into the airplane food trap. - PS
- When work gets busy, I grab a Lean Bar instead of skipping lunch. - LT
- We keep a box of each flavor on our boat so we are always stocked up with snacks that are healthy, and guests love them. - LS
- I keep a box of lean bars at my desk. I can hardly keep co-workers away. - RL
LynFit Lean Bars are currently available in four mouthwatering flavors: Chewy Chocolate (tastes like a Tootsie Roll®), Toffee (real toffee flavor and a favorite of men), Peanut Butter (low-fat peanut butter and full of delicious protein), and Tahitian Vanilla (real, pure Tahitian Vanilla). And, new flavors are currently being developed!
Looking for even more ways to incorporate LynFit Lean Bars into your routine? We've got you covered with the Lean Bar Diet Plan which you can download here. Satisfy your cravings and make losing 1 pound per day and melting belly fat faster and easier.
Simply put, LynFit Lean Bars are the only bars you should be eating for weight and fat loss. Stash them in your desk at work or in your purse for those moments when just have to have a snack. They are less expensive than junk food, better for your waistline, and the very best grab-and-go snack. Never leave home without one!
- Lisa Lynn
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Outsmart Your Metabolism To Burn Fat Faster!
Whether you’re trying to burn off stubborn body fat or shed a few pounds, you’ll need to know the fat loss facts first before you can successfully melt fat and lose weight.
More than 100 million people in the U.S. have a metabolic issue known as Metabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X, or Insulin Resistance that’s STOPPING them from losing weight.
Despite there being a gym on every corner and a diet/fad for every hour of the day, Americans are becoming more overweight and obese by the day. Even the so-called “skinny” people are now sporting excess belly fat. Until you understand how your metabolism works, you might never lose weight.
What does belly fat have to do with not being able to lose weight?
If you're serious about losing weight, attacking fat loss needs to be at the top of your priority list. Having excess fat on or around your belly makes losing weight and burning off fat even harder and can even stop weight loss, despite aggressive efforts.
Belly fat specifically throws your hormones out of balance, which acts as a parking brake for weight loss. In order to lose weight easier, you’ve got to first remove the parking brake. That’s the secret to outsmarting your metabolism; address the underlying issues first. While it may be easy to do, you do have to be consistent because fat is stubborn and practically fights back.
IF YOU DO THESE THREE SIMPLE THINGS, YOU'LL BURN OFF THAT STUBBORN STORED BODY FAT AND LOSE WEIGHT FASTER
You can lose 10, 20, 30 pounds of fat, lose inches, and keep it off forever if you teach your body how to live off its own fat reserves; aka: burn fat.
Eat clean, specifically for fat loss. Download the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan HERE and choose foods from that list only! If you don't see it on the list, it's not good for fat loss and certainly won't help you lose weight.
Reset and reprogram your metabolism, so you burn more calories all day long, even while you sleep.
The problem with every diet (including low carb/paleo) is as soon as you decrease your calories, your metabolism slows down, despite the fact that we need to reduce them to lose weight.
There are lots of things you can do to prevent this from happening, but the simple solution is to turn up the heat in your metabolism with the strategic use of specific supplements such as LynFit Accelerator and LynFit Carb Edge (or the new combined supplement, LynFit Accelerator Advanced). These supplements are thermogenic, which means they heat up your metabolism, making it easier for your body to burn off that stubborn body fat that's not only keeping you from fitting into your favorite jeans but also makes it harder to lose weight.
In addition to taking those supplements and cleaning up your diet, you should also be:
- Eating between certain hours only, to allow your body a 12-hour fast each night to lower blood sugar levels. I suggest 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. So no eating, zero, nothing, after 7 p.m.
- Exercising on an empty stomach in the morning
- Cutting carbs at night and stick to leafy greens vs. the higher carb vegetables like string beans and carrots (see the food list in the Meal Plan for more)
Doesn’t exercise make you burn fat? Nope! Even when you exercise hard, it doesn’t mean that the fat that’s circulating will be burned off. Most often, it's re-stored unless you have the right nutrients present. That’s why it’s critical that you Do have what your body needs to make this happen.
When it comes to losing weight and melting fat off those stubborn hard to reach places, sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough. That's where LynFit comes in. Think of fat loss supplements as tools that make it faster and easier, the same way power tools lighten your workload.
Our weight and body fat percentages have increased because our bodies (even the fittest ones) have become sensitive to the foods we eat. To make matters worse, we eat way too much, and we eat too often, so our bodies don’t have time to use all the fuel we provide. Body fat is a telltale sign you’ve been overeating. This is a bigger problem than most people realize and it’s also why we can’t lose weight despite our endless hours in the gym.
Body fat is a telltale sign you’ve been overeating. This is a bigger problem than most people realize and it’s also why we can’t lose weight, despite our endless hours in the gym.
When you're overweight and have belly fat, your body overreacts to carbohydrates, and it releases too much insulin, the fat-storing hormone. The elevated insulin opens the doors to your fat cells both inside (around your organs) and outside your body.
The good news? This is where the LynFit Essential Fat Loss Stack comes into play.
The Essential Fat Loss Stack attacks fat from every angle, and that's what it takes to burn off fat and boost metabolism.
First thing in the morning, as soon as you get up take:
- (1) LynFit Accelerator
- (1) LynFit Carb Edge
If you work out, and you're trying to burn fat, you'll want to work out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach when your glycerin levels are low. This allows you to burn fat faster, and if you add the Essential Fat Loss Stack, you can triple your results.
Black coffee is okay to have, but nothing else.
If you don't work out, take the LynFit Accelerator and LynFit Carb Edge anyway. it will mimic the blood sugar, glycerin-lowering benefits, much like exercise.
After your workout, or 2-3 hours after your first dose, or if you don't exercise, take:
- (1) LynFit Cutting Edge
- (1) LynFit Carb Edge
This will guarantee that fat is being burned off vs. being restored again.
At lunch time, when your metabolism begins to decline, which is exactly what you don't want, so you need to turn up the heat again by taking:
- (1) LynFit Accelerator (if taking two Accelerators is too much for your body, open the capsule and sprinkle ½ of its contents vs. not taking it at all)
- (1) LynFit Carb Edge
- (1) LynFit Cutting Edge
Supplements are more important than you might think and everyone is different when it comes to dosage. It's important to remember that you can start slow and add as you go, and as needed.
But food is the reason we get fat to begin with, so swap out your fat-storing food for metabolic boosting thermogenic food (see the food list in the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan). Thermogenic means heat, so these foods will heat up and rev up your metabolism, making it easier to melt off stubborn body fat.
Remove all milk and non-dairy creamers. And yes, this includes coconut oils and milk.
Replace with black coffee and add Melt Fat Milk.
Try this metabolic boosting, fat blasting "Coffee a-la Protein" drink. You'll love it, and it helps replace the fattening creamers and milk.
- (1-2 scoops) LynFit Protein Powder of choice
- (1 cup) Coffee
Mix the protein powder according to the label directions using warm water for hot coffee or cold water if you're having iced coffee. Add the Melt Fat Milk and enjoy!
This is the most delicious way to enjoy your coffee and have a metabolic boosting shake.
If you're not a coffee fan, try calorie-free chai teas instead.
We love to hear about your successes. Please feel free to send us your before and after photos and progress reports to Support@LynFit.com. But more than anything else:
BELIEVE. BEGIN. BECOME.
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.
Jump-Start Your Metabolism & Burn Off Excess CaloriesBefore I get started, I have to make my Lisa Lynn Public Service Announcement: You cannot lose weight and keep it off with exercise alone.....
Countless studies published in the Journal of Lipids prove that combination-ingredient dietary supplements, combined with metabolic boosting meal replacement high-quality, whey protein shakes or protein bars, help melt belly fat and boost weight loss 40 percent more than exercise alone. This is especially true if you are apple-shaped and store excess belly fat.
You can jump-start your metabolism and burn off excess calories with one simple upgrade to your fitness routine. The best part? You don't need to go out and invest money for a piece of fancy equipment to perform these explosive moves. You can use what you probably already have in your home.
And, let's be real — who doesn't need to burn off excess calories this time of year?
All you need is a mini-platform ranging in height from four inches to any height you can safely jump on or over. Even a step or stair will do. For the sake of describing the movements, we're going to call it a "hop box."
Research from the American Council on Exercise shows you'll burn 15 calories more per minute during your HIT-metabolic boosting workout when you include the hop box. The spike comes from the added challenge of simply jumping onto a specific target.
But be aware, this jumping revs up your heart rate because you're hoisting your body weight up against gravity.
It will work all your major muscles, especially abs, glutes, and quads, to propel you while building your smaller stability muscles (which are worked as you land) that are equally as important but almost always overlooked.
As you can see, a hop box can be a one-stop-shop for reshaping muscles, from head to toe.
You can easily add this to your current workout by doing your strength training moves on the box. This increases the intensity of the moves by simply changing the angles. Making subtle changes in your workout, like changing the angle, require more balance and power.
- Set a goal before you begin, such as ten repetitions of each move
- Do "1-more" of each move than you did last time
- Keep track of how many of each move you can initially do. Make a note of the extra reps you can do as you progress. This will help motivate you by allowing you to visibly see and feel how much stronger and leaner you're becoming.
THE HOP BOX WORKOUT
Intensity level: 8–9 — Start wherever you are and remember that anything extra you do counts as more. This is an eight on the RPE scale (rate of perceived exertion) out of 10.
Total time: 30 minutes — You can break it down into (3) 10-minute sessions.
- A timer (the timer on your phone works great)
- A step-stool, plyo box, or even a sturdy milk crate can work. Beginners should begin at 20-inches height or less. If you're more advanced, you can use 24–30 inches. If you're outside, a park bench is perfect.
How you do it: Before beginning each move, set your time to one minute and perform your first set, working as quickly as possible, using good form and aiming to complete the repetitions in less than the minute allowed. Use any remaining time to recover and rest before continuing. This is all about working smarter, not harder. Then, finish the remaining six sets, or as many as you can.
How often to do it: Perform this workout three times weekly, allowing one day in between. Short on time? Done one move daily for one minute. The goal is seven sets.
Warm up first: For three minutes, do as many rounds as possible of each of the following:
- 10 squats
- 10 single leg lunges onto the box (10 on each side)
- Frog kicks
The Workout Movements
#1: The Burpee Box Hop (I call these "burp-up your last mealies")
- Stand up in front of the box with your feet hip-width apart to begin
- Crouch down and place your hands on the box, jump feet back to a plank position and do a full push-up (lower your entire body — thighs and chest — all the way to the floor). Push back up to a plank position and "hop" feet back up towards your hands. Stand back up and hop onto the box.
(NOTE: Make sure to keep your knees soft and use your arms to swing yourself up onto the box and land with both feet securely on the box)
- Step down on the other side. That's one!
- Repeat at least 10 times or for one minute straight
#2: The Incline Box Push-Up
- Start this move in plank position with your palms on the box. Lower your chest on the box until it touches it, keeping your elbows tight to your side (this way is best for beginners).
- Push yourself back up to a plank position. That's one!
- Perform at 10 times without resting or as many as you can safely perform
#3: Box Step-Up
- Stand, facing the box with your left foot on top of the box, knee bent, and arms by your side
- Push off using your right foot as if you're jumping (exploding) onto the box and bring your bent, stable knee up to your chest (as if to give your knee a kiss).
- Lower your right leg back to the start position, making sure to land with knees slight bent (soft knees)
- That's one! Continue on the same side for 4–5 reps and then switch legs, repeating on the other side.
- Do two sets and rest for the remainder of the minute drill. If you finish early, allow your body and breath to recover.
#4: Tricep Box Dips
- Sit on the edge of the box, facing away from it, with hands on the edge and fingertips pointing towards the floor.
- Walk feet forward away from the box until legs are straight (beginners, keep legs bent to make it easier).
- Keep butt close to the box as you bend your elbows behind you until your arms form a 90° angle
- Push yourself up, using the box to push off as if you're pushing yourself down until you're back up to the starting position
- That's one!
- Do 10 reps and rest for the remainder of the minute
#5: On the Box Frog Kicks
- Sit on top of the box, close to the edge with legs into the chest
- Slowly lean your torso back and extend your legs out while making sure to keep your core tight
- Explode back up to the starting position
- That's one!
- Do 25 reps and rest for the remainder of the minute. For beginners, you can secure yourself using your arms placed behind you and allowing yourself to push off using them.
Repeat the five moves above six more times......
You'll burn 250 calories (more if you're a male) in addition to tightening and toning your body.
Did you know that just because you're working out doesn't mean you'll burn fat? That's what fat-burning supplements are for. Want more accelerated fat burning? Try these simple steps to promote fat-burning vs. the fat released in your workout from being stored as fat in your cells:
- Take (1–2) LynFit Cutting Edge and (1) LynFit Accelerator before your workout, then
- Take (1–2) LynFit Cutting Edge immediately after your workout
- If you struggle with sore and achy joints, take (1–2) LynFit Pure Omega 3 immediately after you work out to help reduce inflammation. And, drink a lot of water or green tea.
Merry fat-melting and a healthier, stronger you this holiday season. We'd love to hear your story. Feel free to share with us, so we can join in on the celebration with you!
- Lisa Lynn
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The Great Diet Debate
The only topic that’s debated more than the current presidential election is weight loss and workouts. It seems everyone has something to say on these topics. Despite there being a diet for every minute of the day and a new workout popping up by the second, Americans are gaining weight and becoming less fit. Have you ever wondered which diet provides the best weight loss, and do they all help you burn off fat?
Most of us get overwhelmed at the mere thought of which one to pick. From Paleo to Pilates, there is misleading information, all of which stops us from losing weight and getting into shape. All the while increasing our stress levels and sending us into a downward spiral, which is never productive when it comes to making the decision to improve our health. How are we supposed to sort through all of this misinformation so we can lose weight and get into shape?
Keep It Simple And Stick To Science
I've been where you are, so I know firsthand how depressing it feels to try every workout and diet you read about, only to end up gaining weight, leaving you feeling even more hopeless after starving yourself and practically living in the gym. I over-exercised, lived in the gym, drank vegan shakes non-stop, yet was 40 pounds overweight.
My 360° turnaround occurred when I worked at the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) as an apprentice alongside Dr. Fred Hatfield. Dr. Hatfield was doing research to test bodybuilding programs that included diet, exercise, and supplements to see what did and didn't work.
The results were shocking. Most of what I was doing to try to lose weight was all wrong. I worked out way too hard ,and for too long (a CrossFit kind of workout) — yes, that’s possible, and I ate too much healthy food — yes, that's possible as well.
The Top Mistakes I Made
I drank the wrong kind of protein shakes (I used to drink vegan), and like any gym rat, I drank a lot of them. I didn't realize that it wasn’t the right kind of protein for losing weight and boosting my sluggish metabolism. Besides, they tasted disgusting.
Vegan shakes are not a complete protein, meaning they lack the essential amino acids to be called complete and therefore will not have the metabolic boosting benefits of a high-quality Complete Whey Protein.
I lived on cereal bars. Like most moms, I need portable good-for-you food that I can eat on-the-go. What I didn’t realize was how little protein these tiny little bars contained, or how many carbohydrates and sugars they were filled with. To make a long story short, my health habits were killing my weight loss.
Combined with working out too long and too hard, I was ravenously hungry which sent me straight to my health halo foods. They only served to jack-up my sugar and stop my weight loss. In the end, it was an all day struggle with food.
I had my aha moment of what I was doing and got where I was when I was 40 pounds overweight (that’s a lot on my little frame). I needed to start doing things differently if I wanted to transform my body. This was how the Metabolic Boosting Weight Loss System was created. I needed a simple system that helped me to lose weight and develop healthier habits.
Collaboration With Dr. Hatfield
Everything I thought I knew about weight loss was all wrong. As I mentioned earlier, I learned that while working alongside Dr. Hatfield.
We tested all sorts of programs from the American Heart Association Diet and Exercise Plan to the program the WBF (a division of the WWF called World Body Building Federation) was about to launch that was then called thermogenics. We also tested all of them against each other. Did they cause weight loss the way they said they would?
One of the companies/programs we researched, and I learned a lot about, was called Cybergenics. They explained what to eat and why, and how much and how long to work out. They also provided education on the smart use of safe supplements that helped the bodybuilders muscle up. So I asked myself, "why don’t we have the same type of system to help make losing weight faster and easier?"
With the aid of Dr. Hatfield, who helped bring these formulas to life with the purest ingredients from the highest quality sources, the LynFit Metabolic Boosting System was born.
Dr. Hatfield was meticulous about combining the right kind of diet, utilizing very specific foods such as lean proteins and fibrous carbohydrates (now called a thermogenic diet) with the smart use of safe supplements to help keep the body properly nourished. More specifically, to help teach the body to burn off stored fat for fuel and to help balance blood sugar levels so hunger cravings wouldn’t overtake the participants while they were trying to lose weight.
Combined with the thermogenic diet were very specific weight lifting circuits, three times weekly (now called metabolic boosting workouts). I was blown away by what I witnessed. In all of my years of working in the gym business, I had never before seen such dramatic results. These were not gym rats. These participants were not fit at all and had no gym or dieting experience. They transformed their bodies, and their lives, in less than a month!
It wasn’t the first time I had seen people achieve results using diet and exercise, but it was the first time I saw people transform their bodies so quickly without living in the gym or adhering to vegan or no-carb diets. And, they did it in less than a month.
While working with Dr. Hatfield, I had the opportunity to rub elbows with some pretty big names in the bodybuilding industry. I made sure I was around them as much as possible, so I could look, listen and learn from them. I can tell you this, the pros work very hard, but interestingly, they spend less time in the gym than amateurs I know who kill their bodies in the gym while paying the physical price of damaged joints and chronic injuries. In the end, they also damage their self-worth and relationships because of their addictive dedication.
I've learned that not all diets and workouts are created equal. It’s just not as simple as calories in and calories out, especially if you have belly fat or you've been overweight. You need to choose your diet based on your goal, not according to which plan allows you to keep eating what you want when you want.
Some workouts and diets work better for weight loss, and others are better for bulk. How do you know? Your results tell all. Success leaves evidence.
How All This Relates To You
Most of us are very emotional when it comes to losing weight and getting fit, and that’s where we fall.
We know that exercise is a must because it strengthens our body, and it’s the best way to reshape, tighten, and tone it. But, it’s your diet that plays the largest role in your weight loss. In fact, 90 percent of your weight loss success comes from what you eat. You can't simply exercise away a bad diet.
Now that we have exercise in proper perspective choose your method of exercise based on science vs. what you want to do for the fastest results.
The good news is that when you see your body transform in front of your eyes and feel the difference, you’ll be hooked immediately. This will make sticking to the plan much easier, and that’s the key to lasting results.
For flexibility — choose Pilates or yoga. or better yet, LynFit Recovery Stretch
For rapid relief from aches and pains — LynFit Recovery Stretch
For sports performance — CrossFit or LynFit Fat Blaster or Metabolic Boosting Workouts
For stubborn weight loss and transformation — When it comes to weight loss, lifting weights is must. But, it's important that you do it in a specific way to elicit metabolic changes vs. bulking up and gaining weight.
NOTE: Weight lifting and certain types of workouts have been proven to make you hungrier and cause stress levels to rise in the body, which makes losing weight impossible. If you're serious about losing weight before Christmas, you'll want to start doing three metabolic boosting workouts weekly. You'll need the right tools, so grab the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit.
We all know that dieting stinks, so here is how to do it right. Just about every diet plan agrees with these three simple steps.
Focus on the power of Complete Protein — Make it your priority
Complete proteins contain all the essential amino acids your body needs. You also want to choose the complete proteins that have a high PER (protein efficiency ratio). When it comes to losing fat and boosting your metabolism, the kind of protein you choose matters most. Lean Protein will feed the lean muscle tissue and starve the fat, so it leaves. Lean proteins are the best way to build your metabolism and force your body to burn fat. For results you can count on, check out LynFit Complete Whey Protein Shakes and Lean Bars.
Track the numbers that matter — Protein and Fibrous Carbs
Aim for at least one gram per pound of lean body weight per day. Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, but you have 25 pounds of fat, your lean body weight would be 125 pounds. Your goal is to consume 125 grams of lean protein every day. However, you can’t eat it all at once if you’re trying to lose weight and melt fat. You should divide that 125 grams over the span of five meals so you're only consuming the amount of protein that your body can utilize vs. storing it as fat.
Now that you know how much, here is the when. Space meals three hours apart. Begin at 7 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. You can find a complete guide in the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan. The best choices when it comes to weight loss and melting fat are:
Whey protein — It helps reduce abdominal fat better than any other kind of protein source.
White fish — The lighter and whiter the fish, the better for your metabolism. Fish is lower in calories and fat and contains iodine that fuels thyroid function, which fuels your weight loss. White fish is the lowest in fat.
*NOTE: Salmon is not white fish
Turkey Breast — Turkey breast is lower in calories. When it comes to the nitty gritty of weight loss, every gram counts.
NOTE: For more information on how much protein you need, and why fish is better, refer to "The Metabolism Solution".
Fill up on Fibrous Carbohydrates
Fibrous carbs are the only food that can be considered unlimited. They burn more calories than they contain. When it comes to losing weight, it can be next to impossible to find foods that can help keep you on track. There are a few miracle foods however that are purported to be negative in calories. These foods essentially contain more water than they do calories and require more calories to utilize them than they hold. Thus, making these foods essentially calorie-free.
Approximately 75 percent of a celery stick is water. The other 25 percent is fiber and other roughage. As a result, this tasty vegetable provides you with far fewer calories than it will take for your body to digest it. In addition to burning more calories than it contains, celery is an excellent source of fiber that can help to keep you feeling fuller for longer, helping you to reduce the urge to snack.
The health benefits of celery don’t end at weight loss. Celery is full of nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K. Further, celery has antioxidant properties that may be able to improve cardiovascular health, reducing your chances of developing hardened arteries (and related heart problems like heart attacks and cardiovascular disease). As a bonus, the fiber content promotes regular bowel movements as well as boosting digestive health more generally. There is even some evidence suggesting that a diet high in celery can improve the appearance of your skin.
You can enjoy celery sticks on their own, or try lightly seasoning them with Mrs. Dash® salt-free instead of salt. You can also dip celery in hot sauce to make a spicy snack, or chop it up for a salad.
If you're truly serious about your weight loss, here is my personal Three-Step Plan to losing weight and developing healthier habits:
- Be brutally honest with yourself and clearly identify your bad or not-so-healthy habits. Then, eliminate those as quickly as you can. Write them down now.
Here's my example — I needed to stop working out compulsively and learn to feel my feelings instead of turn to food. There I said it; it's not so bad. In fact, it feels good to say it. I also needed to choose the right kinds of food that cause weight loss vs. weight gain.
- Find replacements for your not-so-healthy habits and define your new healthier habits. Write them down now. Then, imagine how much better you'll feel. List all the benefits and rewards of adopting these habits to help inspire change.
Here's my example — I needed a new doable workout that worked for weight loss that didn’t overwork me and jack up my appetite. I needed to grab and apple or a real protein bar that was lower in carbs and sugar instead of handfuls of trail mix or cereal bars that worked against me. I will feel better and learn to like myself more, and I won’t need to overwork in the gym because I’m eating better.
- Create your Weight Loss Action Plan, starting with just one habit (no more than three) that you really want to implement. Write them down now.
Here's my example — I will work out on an empty stomach for 30 minutes every day before work. I will drink my shake without adding extra calories (no fruit or almond milk), and take my supplements after I work out. I will drink my coffee black from now on. This was simple and doable, and the rest is history!
If you're serious about transforming your body and your life, focus on these three steps and begin to put them into practice. And remember, nothing will change until you do!
We would love to hear your story. What will you be working on to transform your body and your life?
- Lisa Lynn
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Getting Back On Track With Your Weight Loss
When it comes to weight loss, "tomorrow" is the most dangerous word in the English language. If you're serious about losing weight, and not seeing the results you'd like, it's time to stop living the way you've been living. The price you pay is very high for the cheap thrill that food gives you. In the end, it might even cost you your health. How you're living today directly affects your tomorrow. So, what will you do differently?
I receive emails seeking advice, all too often, from people with a habit of doing a week or two of strict, metabolic boosting eating and then falling off the weight loss wagon into a pile of cookies or store-bought protein bars. They want to know what they can do to stick to the plan, or should they even try. The first thing I tell them is the reason most people fall is that they think they need to be perfect with their eating. It's important to understand that perfection does not exist.
Most of us fall because we become too legalistic about our diets. Rather, our diets should be treated as a habit of making better choices, requiring us to decide what our actions will be. This makes us responsible for our actions, and the outcomes.
You know the old saying; "If you keep doing what you've always done you'll just keep getting the same results. To expect anything different is the very definition of insanity." Quite honestly, there is a lot of insanity surrounding the foods that will keep you from reaching your goals.
Have you ever told yourself; "I'll just have a little"? Sorry to say it, but that little bit is what's stopping you from reaching your goals.
It's at these very times to remind yourself that perfection does not exist. Focus on daily progress, not daily perfection. You have more control than you think when it comes to making food choices. But if you keep falling off the wagon, it's possible you may need a few tools to help keep you on track.
These tools make losing weight faster and easier because they:
- Help kill hunger and cravings that cause you to fall off-plan
- Boost metabolism by 25 percent, so you burn more calories all day long, even while asleep. This is especially important when you decide to go off-plan because it will help keep you from gaining weight.
- Block cortisol (stress hormones) levels from rising, which helps prevent weight gain in the belly, hips, and thighs. Blocking cortisol is more important than you think. Stress causes your body to produce excess cortisol levels, and the only way to melt belly fat is by reducing these levels. It's not an easy job and the very reason you need to attack belly fat with a 1, 2, 3 punch.
STEP #1: BOOST METABOLISM AND BLOCK CORTISOL LEVELS
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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Fat Blasting Secrets Of Celebrity Fitness Guru & Weight Loss Expert Now Available To Costco Members
Norwalk, CT (May 17, 2016) – Revolutionary weight loss book The Metabolism Solution is now available for purchase at select Costco Wholesale (Costco) stores throughout the country.
Developed by celebrity fitness guru and metabolic weight loss authority Lisa Lynn, The Metabolism Solution provides step-by-step expert advice on how to boost a sluggish metabolism through diet, exercise and safe use of supplements.
The science-based system is a result of Lynn’s own battle with weight loss and personal mission to help those who have tried fad diets, fasting, juice cleanses and over-exercising with no results. The Metabolism Solution utilizes Lynn’s three decades of experience in the field to guide weight loss and keep it off for life.
“As someone who regularly stocks up on everything from fish to veggies at Costco, I am excited to show more people that The Metabolism Solution is something that fits easily into daily life,” says Lynn.
“Food is 90 percent of weight loss success. If the pounds aren’t dropping, it’s time to look at what you’re eating. Families can grab healthy ingredients at Costco to create the delicious thermogenic recipes found in the book.”
The Metabolism Solution Offers:
+ Tips To Lose 1 Pound A Day
+ 30-Minute Workouts To Rev Your Metabolism
+ How To Cheat On Your Diet
+ Mouth-Watering Recipes Including Decadent Chocolate Desserts
+ Debunked Weight Loss Myths
+ How To Be Supplement Savvy For Optimal Weight Loss
For a full list of LynFit products, or to purchase other award-winning books by Lynn including Win The Fight: Stomp Out Melanoma and The I Love My Body Book visit amazon.com.
###Lisa Lynn: LynFit Nutrition was designed by metabolic weight loss expert Lisa Lynn to provide the necessary tools to make weight loss and staying fit and healthy faster and easier. Coupled with her vast experience in the field, Lynn has earned certificates from the International Sports and Sciences Association’s Professional Division. Lynn was Martha Stewart’s personal trainer for 13 years and appears as an expert on broadcast programs including The Dr. Oz Show. Follow @Lisalynnfitness or Lisa Lynn Fitness on Facebook. Visit LynFit.com for more information.
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!