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Prebiotic Fiber: The Natural, Delicious Way To Suppress Your Appetite

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When it comes to losing weight, making healthier, leaner food choices needs to be the top priority. To shed pounds, you have to eliminate the high-calorie foods and beverages (including coffee with milk or creamer) from your diet, and that can be downright frustrating. I suggest taking a different approach; focus on what you can eat vs. what you can't and find a healthier, leaner go-to replacement for your favorite foods. You’ll not only lose weight, but you'll also keep it off!

That’s where LynFit Lean Bars and Advanced Lean Bars with prebiotic fiber come in. They are not only delicious, so they satisfy your cravings, they also keep you feeling full and satisfied without all of the excess calories, carbs, and sugars other protein bars contain. Also, countless studies have proven that adding more fiber to your diet can help you lose more weight and keep it off long term.

What’s the difference between Soluble Fiber vs. Insoluble Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plant-based foods. While some weight loss plans try to limit carbohydrates, fiber is a healthy kind of carb that you want in your diet. Our bodies aren’t built to digest it, which is a good thing. There are two types of fiber—soluble and insoluble. Fiber also helps with digestion, which is important when it comes to boosting the metabolism.

Sources of soluble fiber include foods like oatmeal, lentils, oranges, pears, strawberries, beans, and blueberries. This type of fiber absorbs water, provides bulk to the food you’re digesting, delays digestion and gives you a fuller feeling.

Sources of insoluble fiber include whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, seeds, nuts, barley, and dark leafy greens. This fiber also adds bulk, speeds up the digestion process, doesn’t absorb water, and passes through your body quickly.

While they’re different, both kinds of fiber are crucial for a healthy diet. However, some of these fiber sources can spike insulin levels and block fat from being burned. That's why they are not on your metabolic boosting food list. But the best fiber is prebiotic fiber, and most of us don't get any.

A LynFit Lean Bar daily keeps the pounds away

Our busy lives make it difficult to meet our daily fiber numbers, but if you eat a LynFit Lean Bar daily, you'll be more than a third of the way to nailing your daily fiber intake goal. Studies show we should consume 30 grams of fiber daily. Preferably the prebiotic fiber like that found in LynFit Lean Bars. This specific fiber will help keep you regular, which helps to keep your stomach flat, unlike other fibers that will bloat you.

You would have to consume 2-3 (sometimes more) servings of fiber supplements to get the same benefits of eating one LynFit Lean Bar, and fiber supplements can backfire and cause you to remain constipated. 

In fact, you'd need to eat ten medium-sized apples per day to hit your fiber target. Eating one delicious LynFit Lean Bar supplies 1/3 of your daily quota, and they sure taste a whole lot better. Eating an entire head of broccoli will still only get you six grams!

LynFit Lean Bars and Advanced Lean Bars should be your go-to snack food every day to stay regular, help keep you feeling fuller longer, helping to flatten your belly and reshape your body. They help lower blood sugar levels and restore healthy gut microbes thanks to the prebiotic fiber they contain.

Now you can finally take control of your cravings and your weight loss. 

How much fiber do you need?

Most people think they are getting enough fiber, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The recommended fiber intake is 25–35 grams per day, and the average person only gets 15 grams each day. One LynFit Lean Bar daily gets you ten grams of the best source of fiber—prebiotic fiber. No other fiber supplement on the market today does this.

A quick reminder: When incorporating fiber into your weight loss and management program, follow two rules: introduce it slowly to avoid gas and bloating issues; and stay fully hydrated at all times. Fiber works best when consumed in conjunction with plenty of water.

So enjoy a Lyn Lean Bar or Advanced Lean Bar every day, along with a bottle of water, a cup up hot tea, or our favorite is a warm cup of hot chocolate made with LynFit Complete Protein Shake. Then sit back and enjoy the bliss!

Cleanse and detox with LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse and Restore

Enzyme deficiencies may result from dietary changes, age, and lifestyle. These deficiencies can lead to a variety of digestive discomforts, including occasional gas, bloating, irregularity, and indigestion. LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse detoxifies and fortifies the digestive system with enzymes and probiotics to promote optimal digestion (great for the metabolism) while maintaining and restoring the digestive system's natural balance to support overall digestive health.

LynFit's Raspberry Ketone Cleanse contains an enhanced enzyme formula that breaks down carbohydrates, fats, fiber, and protein. Probiotics provide additional digestive support by boosting enzyme production and promoting regularity. LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse is the only cleansing and detox product on the market today with an exclusive process that combines multiple strains of enzymes that work at various pH levels. The specific enzymes used in LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse have been shown to be three times stronger and work more than six times faster than leading digestive supplements.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Boost Your Metabolism By Boosting Your Fiber Intake With Lean Bars

Boost Your Metabolism By Boosting Your Fiber Intake With Lean Bars

Full confession — I'm addicted to LynFit Lean Bars. They have become my grab-and-go meal, and the #1 go-to food when I need to eat on the run or my sweet tooth yells and cravings hit (like every day). Thankfully, they satisfy me more than any candy, cookie, or cake.....seriously!

Since I've been eating Lean Bars daily, my health has improved, and I no longer fall off the weight loss wagon due to my ferocious, undying sweet tooth. So if you're a Lean Bar lover like me, you're going to love this great news. And if you're not, you just might change your mind after reading about this research.

By now I'm sure you're aware of fiber's importance and its reputation as a "keep you feeling full" nutritional hero. It gets even better, though. It turns out that certain fibers, such as prebiotic fiber (the kind found in LynFit Lean Bars), may also be a real superhero when it comes to the fountain of youth.

Research agrees. A new Australian study followed the diets and health statuses of over 1,600 adults for a 10-year period. At the beginning of the study, all the subjects were age 49 or over and free of any chronic disease. Over the course of the 10-year study period, only 15.5 percent of the subjects remained disease-free. 

Looking at various aspects of diet, the researchers noted that fiber intake proved to be the most telling and biggest predictor of healthy aging, by a long shot. Study subjects that consumed the most fiber were 80 percent more likely to remain fully functional and free of any chronic disease. 

These findings don't surprise me at all. Over the past 20 years, fiber has earned its reputation for its impressive list of full-service health benefits. Benefits that include reducing appetite, lowering glucose and cholesterol levels, improving digestive function, and most notably, feeding the all-important microbiome — better known as gut bacteria.

Prebiotics & Obesity

Although gastrointestinal physicians have long known that a disproportionate amount of unhealthy bacteria live in the guts of overweight patients, until now there has been no conclusive data on how prebiotic fiber might aid with considerable weight loss. 

Now, however, findings show that not only do overweight individuals suffer from an unhealthy bacterial mix in the gut, but also incorporating a regimen of prebiotics into the diet helps these same overweight individuals lose weight, according to Belgian researchers at the Université Catholique de Louvain and published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Nutrition

There is now an enormous amount of research that has occurred on gut microbiome (gut bacteria). The forefront of this research has been looking directly at the microbiome and bacterial makeup, and its relationship to the development of obesity and being overweight. As with everything we say at LynFit, there must be good science behind it first. Medical credibility is #1 on our list.

Microbiome (gut bacteria) controls your health. Prebiotic fiber nourishes your gut microbes and keeps your gut strong and fit and in good working order. So it's crucial that you eat fibrous vegetables (see veggie examples HERE and in The Metabolism Solution) and at least one LynFit Lean Bar daily.

A LynFit Lean Bar A Day Keeps The Pounds Away

Our busy lives make it difficult to meet our daily fiber numbers, but if you eat a LynFit Lean Bar daily, you'll be more than a third of the way to nailing your daily fiber intake goal. Studies show we should consume 30 grams of fiber daily. Preferably the prebiotic fiber like that found in LynFit Lean Bars. This specific fiber will help keep you regular, which helps to keep your stomach flat, unlike other fibers that will bloat you.

That's exactly the reason I made sure LynFit Lean Bars contain as much prebiotic fiber as possible. Each Lean Bar contains 9–10 grams of a unique prebiotic fiber to help keep you regular and feeling full.

The truth is, you simply cannot buy a better protein bar!

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To get the most health and metabolic boosting benefits from the fiber you eat, you need to have an abundance of good bacteria residing in your colon. Here are some key strategies for establishing and maintaining a robust supply of fat-fighting, beneficial gut bacteria:

    • Eat a LynFit Lean Bar every day
    • Make your own high-fiber protein shake/smoothie 
    • Make a fiber-bomb dessert: Pour pre-made LynFit Complete Protein Shake over fresh cut peaches
    • Take 2–3 LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse every night with dinner. LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse is a custom blended supplement containing nutrients that help your body digest food, so you're less prone to constipation. It's gentle enough to use every day.
    • It's crucial to eat an abundance of plant-based, high-fiber foods daily. Good bacteria feed off of fiber and the more "real food" fiber you eat, the more good bacteria you will have in your gut. This is the most effective and powerful of all these strategies. Honestly, if you don't eat an abundance of fiber, success is almost impossible.
    • Include fermented foods that contain live bacteria in your diet. Foods like sauerkraut and kimchi.
    • Include superstar fiber content fruits and veggies in your diet. Foods like raspberries, snow peas, green apples, pears, canned tomato products, pumpkin, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, Brussel sprouts, okra, and artichoke hearts.
    • Eat more beans. Strive for one serving daily, but be careful to measure out your serving. Beans pack a calorie punch. If you're still in the weight loss phase, eat beans instead of your usual protein at dinner. A typical serving is only ¼–½ of a cup. Every bean is different so be sure to check labels. Measure for measure, beans provide more fiber than any other food (about 3–4 times more than other fruits and veggies). All of them are fiber superstars so choose the ones you enjoy the most.
    • Don't take antibiotics unless medically indicated. And, if you must take an antibiotic, be sure to take a daily probiotic supplement as directed (over-the-counter) while you are on the antibiotic and for a full two weeks after that.
    • Gardening is great for immunity. Get out in nature and get dirty. The soil contains a whole ecosystem of good bacteria. Gardening is highly recommended, especially vegetable gardening. Why not grow your own?

A startling recent discovery has shown that most overweight people have a bad mix of colon bacteria. This bad mix is technically called dysbiosis. What causes this type of bad bacterial mix to occur? It is the type of diet, often high-meat and saturated fat, that overweight people have eaten for many years. 

Prebiotics are not probiotics. A probiotic is a live bacteria that you take by mouth, as in yogurt or a pill, in the hope that it will make a beneficial change in the digestive tract. A prebiotic, on the other hand, is a plant fiber, a specialized form of soluble fiber that has distinct actions within the colon.

Simply put, these fibers are the fuel that drives the very best bacteria already in the colon to vigorously multiply. We know these good bacteria can and do grow and divide every 20 minutes if there is enough nourishment around. Keeping a rich supply of the best prebiotics, found in LynFit Lean Bars, in the colon is simply the healthiest thing you can do to prevent dysbiosis in the colon. 

Quite simply, prebiotics are what makes LynFit Lean Bars different from every other protein bar on the market. They are the best protein bar you can buy.Tris Imboden

Lean Bars are LynFit's very own custom-blended protein bar. They are made fresh (some by hand, not machine-made), making sure to protect these superhero prebiotics. How special are they? Special enough that the band Chicago's own Tris Imboden considers them his go-to snack food. As Tris says, "I simply won't go on the road without a supply of LynFit Lean Bars!"

LynFit blends weight loss and health management together in its Lean Bars. By combining, it becomes a holistic approach, which is needed for lasting weight loss to occur. 

An important note to remember — you cannot overdose on fiber. If mild bloating should occur as your body adjusts, simply reduce the amount you're consuming. Make sure you're drinking enough water to help flush things out. You may even want to try drinking hot water with lemon every day.

The prebiotics found in LynFit Lean Bars will tend to encourage an acidity within the colon. This is very healthy and is the desired effect as it's what protects us from disease. Thankfully, when this does happen, smelly rectal gas or flatus does not develop. When rectal gas no longer has a bad smell, you know you are getting enough fiber. And, if you haven't arrived at that point yet.......simple, go back and read above.

NOTE: You may need to make sure you're allowing yourself enough time each day to go to the bathroom. Sorry to be so graphic, but constipation affects almost everyone when they change their diet. It also slows down and masks weight loss.

A Leaky Gut?

When you have bad bacteria and dysbiosis in the colon, the colon wall itself weakens and allows toxins, unwanted chemicals, and even bacteria parts to seep into the bloodstream and reach your liver. Eventually, your general health declines due to the toxins that are released and absorbed.

Toxins are bad for everyone, especially if you're overweight. They lead to chronic inflammation (aches, pains, and stiffness) throughout the body, and contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease. They also contribute to obesity due to the rise in blood sugar levels.

Dysbiosis is clearly related to increased insulin resistance and difficulty in blood sugar control. However, medical trials have shown that correcting dysbiosis with prebiotics, like the ones found in LynFit Lean Bars, make Diabetes 2 easier to control.

Colon and breast cancer are also associated with obesity and dysbiosis. There is much research being done to unravel the cause and effect. It is known, however, that you are in a different and worse group altogether if you are overweight and have dysbiosis.

If bad bacteria are present, or you become constipated, your body may not absorb nutrients, liquids, vitamins, and the minerals it should. This leads to feelings of fatigue, cause illness, and prevents weight loss. Have you ever wondered why you can't lose weight when you're not eating much? Now you know. All the more reason for establishing and maintaining that robust supply of good gut bacteria. It's also a good reason to make sure you're not constipated by taking LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse.

It is quite surprising that so much medical research has occurred so quickly in this area. So, let's review what we've learned:

    • A predominance of good bacteria in the gut makes fewer calories than when bad bacteria are predominant.
    • There is a hunger hormone made in the wall of the stomach. Less of this hormone is made when prebiotics are a rich part of your diet. You have less hunger.
    • There are satiety or fullness hormones made in the wall of the small intestine. Prebiotics increase the release of these beneficial hormones to give you an earlier sense of fullness when you eat.
    • A leaky gut is corrected, and the passage of toxins and other unwanted materials into the blood is slowed down or stopped.
    • Blood sugar control is better, and there is less insulin resistance, which helps promote weight loss.
    • Inflammation in the gut and body is reduced.
    • Believe it or not, when a good bacterial balance is present in the gut, different chemical signals are sent to the brain via the blood stream. Positive behavioral emotions seem to occur, perhaps even changing your eating habits. Mood and emotions seem to improve.

For an easy-to-follow weight loss plan that includes LynFit Lean Bars, download the LynFit Lean Bar Diet HERE.

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References:
1. Delzenne, Nathalie M., Neyrinck, Audrey M., Cani, Patrice D. (2013) Gut microbiota and metabolic disorders: how prebiotic can work? Brit J of Nutr 109, Suppl. S2. S81-S85. 

Fat Burners To Make Weight Loss Faster & Easier

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So, you didn't lose the weight you wanted to or lean out enough to put those shorts on this summer. It may be time to use fat burning tools to help rid you of that stubborn weight. Fat burners can help you more than you may realize, especially if you're already drinking LynFit Protein Shakes or eating LynFit Lean Bars for breakfast to boost your metabolism. This article will teach you how to give fat loss a 1-2-3 punch, so even the most stubborn body fat can be burned off.

Maybe you're already doing all these things:

So how can fat burners help you? Simple—these supplements can help you lose twice as much weight in ½ the time while aiding in melting off stubborn belly fat by creating the fat burning environment needed to see results.

I've found from my many years of working with celebrities, pro fitness models, and bodybuilders, that in addition to cleaning up their diets and getting them on a workout plan they can do consistently, they always get better results when they stack the right combination of fat loss supplements. This is known as lipotropics. Lipotropics are natural supplements that help your body use stored energy while sparing lean muscle tissue.  

Adding the right fat burners to your program gives you an extra edge that may be needed to jumpstart your weight loss. Here are my recommendations when it comes to the supplements you should be adding to your plan—your fat loss stack.

KNOCKOUT PUNCH #1: LYNFIT CUTTING EDGE

LynFit Cutting Edge does exactly what the name indicates—gives you the cutting edge when it comes to fat loss. This blended supplement contains the most effective ingredients in the exact amounts your body needs for effective, advanced fat burning, without stimulants or harmful ingredients.

LynFit Cutting Edge contains over a dozen of the most effective fat loss nutrients, but in this article, I will cover only a few (more on the remaining ingredients later). 

Nutrients found in LynFit Cutting Edge are also involved in the metabolism of fats and the conversion of protein and fat into usable energy, so you use more (burn it off) and store less. Without these fat loss nutrients, your body cannot adequately metabolize fat, unless you're one of those lucky ones who lives naturally lean without trying (not me!).

B vitamins (also known as B Lean nutrients) activate the fat loss process while helping your body break down and utilize the food you eat. 

    • Choline: The B vitamin is the first fat burning soldier among the lipotropic ingredients. Its main function is to regulate the amount of fat that accumulates in the liver. The liver is one of the body's storage sites for excess fat. Choline also helps to emulsify cholesterol, preventing it from up artery walls or the gall bladder. Furthermore, Choline helps rid the body of toxins, poisons, and any drug residues. This especially important as these toxins can prevent or slow fat loss.

      Everyone, especially any family members that aren't eating right, should be on this health-protecting supplement. While LynFit Cutting Edge is a great fat burner, it's also a great health builder.

    • Inositol: Inositol is Choline's partner-in-crime and is closely related. This nutrient stimulates the body's production of lecithin—a lipid-based component in the body that transports fat from the liver to the cells to be used as energy. Inositol is an important player because it regulates the fat metabolism, allowing you to get lean more quickly while your body stays healthier. Inositol also helps to reduce cholesterol by preventing build-up in the arteries that lead to narrowing.

    • L-Carnitine: L-Carnitine is one of the very best fat burners. It is made by the body but can also be found in foods; namely, the ones you shouldn't be eating if you're trying to get lean—such as red meat. That's why supplementing is critical when it comes to fat loss. L-Carnitine's main function is to transport fat that's floating around and carry it into the cells to be burned off as energy. That how it got its name, "The Transporter." 

      This is even more important if you work out because it snags fat while it's circulating around after you've worked out and makes sure it gets transported into the cells and burned off instead of being re-stored. When we work out, there's no guarantee that the fat that's released is burned off. That's why even the leanest fitness models and bodybuilders take (2) LynFit Cutting Edge before they work out, and again afterward, despite their diets being as lean as possible. (Did you know that even the leanest foods can be converted to fat if you overeat?)

      L-Carnitine is a superstar because it also stimulates the adrenal glands, aiding in reducing inflammation, further helping the body use its stored fat as fuel. 

      L-Carnitine also helps repair muscles, joints, and the liver—good news if you're trying to get lean or have heart disease.

    • Chromium: Adding this mineral to LynFit Cutting Edge is a no-brainer because it's been shown to help reduce blood sugar levels/glucose tolerance. Why is that important? Helping your body deal with glucose means that glucose gets transported to be burned off and used for energy instead of being stored as body fat. This keeps energy levels balanced, avoiding low blood sugar levels. 

      To make a long story short—fat loss is almost impossible unless you manage your blood sugar levels. The more weight you have to lose, and the more fat you store around your stomach, hips, and thighs, the more you need help when it comes to jumpstarting your weight loss and melting fat from your body.....no matter how much you exercise. 

      This is one of the most overlooked steps when it comes to weight loss. It's actually what makes LynFit programs different from all the rest. It's why they work so much faster. LynFit programs attack the source of the problem—it's all about blood sugar. If you can lower your blood sugar levels, you will lose weight. However, we live in the real world, and we don't always eat like we're supposed to. That's where a little support from the smart use of safe supplements comes in. 

Here are sample metabolic boosting usage schedules. Take note to always take your supplements with a full glass of water, and drink it all. Better yet, open the capsules and pour the contents in your LynFit Complete Protein Shake for maximum absorption. (NOTE: This may change the flavor of your shake a little so practice first and make sure you can handle it.)

    • Metabolic Boosting Usage
      (1) LynFit Cutting Edge 3x daily: Breakfast, Lunch, 3 p.m.
      (1) LynFit Carb Edge 3x daily along with LynFit Cutting Edge

    • Advanced Fat Loss
      Add (1) LynFit Cutting Edge before you work and again at 3 p.m.
      Take (1) LynFit Carb Ege 2–3 times daily — lunch time and 3 p.m.

    • Bodybuilding/Muscle Up to Melt Fat
      Take (1) LynFit Cutting Edge before and after you work out
      Take (1) LynFit Carb Edge with breakfast and again at lunch

    • Cheat Day: Everyone should take as follows
      (1) LynFit Cutting Edge with breakfast, (1) again at lunch, and another (1) right before you cheat
      (1) LynFit Carb Edge at lunch and (2) before your cheat meal to block the unwanted carbs from being absorbed without causing any dietary distress

      This also helps to keep your blood sugar levels in check, so it's like eating more and storing less. Can you say prevention?

      Cheat days are the most important days to make sure and take your supplements. It's best to take them 30 minutes before you indulge. What's more important is that you take them even if it's after or during your upzig (planned cheat) to offset any damage you may be doing.

For even more optimal results, add (1) capsule of LynFit Accelerator at breakfast and again at lunch to accelerate the fat burning process while helping to keep hunger and cravings at a manageable level. 

KNOCKOUT PUNCH #2: LYNFIT CARB EDGE

Adding LynFit Carb Edge to this fat blasting army is your first line of defense to help kill cravings and lower blood sugar levels. This is the secret to effectively burning stubborn belly fat. It is the carb blocking fat burner. 

Taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge capsule is like taking over 22 different metabolic boosting, carb blocking, craving-killing, blood sugar managers and fat burning agents all in one. LynFit Carb Edge is the best way to naturally trigger your weight loss without any nervous jitters. It will help you decrease calories without causing you to feel hungry or tired all day. You will not only lose weight using LynFit Carb Edge, but you will also keep it off. It is not only good for weight loss, but it's imperative for a good maintenance program. It is the best way to restrict your appetite, saving you thousands on your grocery bill.

This level of blood sugar management flips the hunger and cravings switch off, making it easier to stick to your weight loss plan. You'll also spend less time in the gym while losing weight faster and easier than ever before. With LynFit Carb Edge, you're getting everything your body needs to make losing weight faster and easier; all in a high quality concentrated dose to jumpstart your weight loss naturally. And all this in one supplement.

KNOCKOUT PUNCH #3: LYNFIT PURE OMEGA 3

Add LynFit Pure Omega 3 to the mix and you're really going to see and feel the difference. Even your doctor will notice the difference the next time you have blood drawn. You'll be healthfully nourished, and here's why: The omegas found in fatty fish and LynFit Pure Omega 3 are a very special dietary fat that has a long list of health benefits—too many to list here in this article.

One of the many benefits is that it's helpful when it comes to melting fat in stubborn areas. The DHA and EPA that this high-level Omega 3 contains help speed up the loss of body fat while preserving lean muscle tissue when trying to lose weight, keeping the metabolism from slowing down. 

Unlike eating fats, Omega 3 is almost never stored as body fat. Even if you're eating fatty fish such as salmon twice weekly it's still a good idea to add LynFit Pure Omega 3 to your stacking strategy. LynFit Pure Omega 3 is unique in that it contains the exact amounts of DHA and EPA your body needs. It is purified (that's how it got its name) to remove any contaminants so all you get is an Omega 3 that's so pure you'll see and feel the difference the very first time you take it.

Store-bought brands don't deliver these results, and that's the very reason you'll never find a LynFit product in any store. We refuse to lower the quality, and we keep our standards too high for any store to make a profit. My whole family takes LynFit Pure Omega 3, even our five dogs, two ferrets, and a hedgehog—all rescues. Only LynFit Pure Omega 3 contains the ultra-concentrated natural marine lipids, which is where Omega 3 fatty acids are found in pharmaceutical dosed recommendations. Not all commercially available Omega 3s have the fats you need, and some may even contain the fats you don't need. 

Take the test and see for yourself. In two weeks of taking LynFit Pure Omega 3, you'll be able to see the dramatic results of cholesterol and triglyceride lowering effect on your blood tests. The doctor will wonder what you've been doing to get those results. 

I suggest you take 1–2 LynFit Pure Omega 3 daily. I take mine at 3 p.m. with my afternoon Complete Protein Shake to help balance blood sugar levels, boost mood, and keep me feeling full, so I don't end up snacking. I take another at bedtime along with my LynFit Lean Sleep to help me sleep deeper and stay asleep longer without waking up. Taking it at night also helps my body repair while I'm sleeping, so I wake up less achy.

I hope you have a great summer and keep it lean!

P.S. Hopefully you're drinking LynFit Complete Protein Shakes for breakfast to boost your metabolism by 25 percent and block cortisol levels (stress hormones that stop fat loss). Make sure you're not adding almond milk or fruit to them. You want your body to stay in constant fat loss mode, helping you stay lean while you're enjoying life in the real world.

Only LynFit Complete Protein is ultra-purified to remove the lactose (the sugar found in most protein shakes, yogurts, and smoothies that cause stomach distress and is better used for weight gain). This quality and purity are what make LynFit Complete Protein the very best protein you can buy. If you're not seeing results, you're not using LynFit. 

LynFit Complete Protein contains the highest amount of leucine, which is critical to losing weight and keeping it off. Leucine is used to help the body manufacture the mini acid, alanine. Alanine is used to produce glucose in the liver which means you have more fuel circulating in your body while you're dieting, helping to spare your muscles from being used as fuel; also known as muscle wasting. 

LynFit is also the only company who uses the same high quality, ultra-filtered, whey protein in their protein bars. Other protein bars use the whey that is thrown away to reduce costs, but it also reduces their effectiveness when it comes to losing weight and shedding body fat.

That's the LynFit Difference!

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The #1 Tip to Getting Rid of Belly Fat


Determined to get rid of those holiday pounds? Focus on healthy eating not exercise. Diet is 90 percent of your weight loss success. In fact, it matters more than how much time you spend in the gym. I recommend heading to the produce department to target that belly fat.

The number one change everybody should be making is focusing on vegetables. The more vegetables you eat, it flips your hunger switch off and keeps you feeling full. The secret is to lower blood sugar and vegetables do that best because of the fiber they contain. Get creative—swap out bread and wraps for lettuce.

Wrap your tuna sandwiches and your turkey in lettuce instead of bread. There is a new veggie spaghetti out there, so get rid of your pasta carbs and replace them with vegetable spaghetti.

Celery is one of the best foods for weight loss because it has a thermic effect. It heats up your metabolism so it takes you more time to digest the food than there are calories in the food. You end up in a negative calorie deficit, which is what you want with weight loss.

Fruit? Stick to one to two servings per day of green apples, grapefruit or berries. Those fruits have the lowest sugar content. They also have the highest fiber content, and fiber blunts blood sugar. They are easy to portion control, and they are the most nutritious. 

Protein of choice—Seafood. The lighter and whiter the fish, the better for your metabolism. Think shrimp, scallops, tilapia, cod, and scrod.

Here is a great recipe from The Metabolism Solution for Tuna Burgers. This recipe takes 10 minutes to make and is the most cost-effective meal you can prepare. Not to mention—it’s Lean and Clean.

(2) 6oz cans of chunk light tuna in water — drained
(½) cup of medium salsa
(1) Egg white

Combine the ingredients until the mixture is uniform and holds together. Then, form into burgers (size is your choice). Spray a large, non-stick skillet with cooking spray and place burgers into the pan. Cook until golden brown — about 1–2 minutes per side. Serve on a large bed of leafy greens.

The Metabolism Solution contains a detailed shopping list and 100+ delicious thermogenic recipes.

Dial Down Your Diabetes With 3 Simple Steps

Preventing Diabetes

Every 5 minutes, 2 people die of diabetes-related causes and 16 adults are newly diagnosed according to Centers for Disease Control 2015 statistics.

You just got back from the doctor, and he told you that you are pre-diabetic. Your blood work didn't look good; your fasting glucose was 110 — which is not diabetic, but not normal either. I'm guessing you have a million questions, and most of them are questions about what you can eat. More importantly, which of your favorite foods (which probably are what brought you to this point) will you have to give up.

The truth is; the "kick pre-diabetes to the curb diet" is a healthy, balanced diet with the elimination, or at a minimum, moderation of simple sugars. It's the way we should all be eating to stay healthy and fit. But with all the conflicting information out there it can be confusing. I'm going to teach you some simple solutions to help you kick pre-diabetes to the curb. The best part is that you will lose weight and melt off belly fat. For most of us, food is our entire world, so giving up our favorite foods is highly unlikely. However, it's important to understand how your food choices affect your blood sugar levels and how lowering them is much easier than you think.

Prevention is the cure. Diabetes can cause complications such as heart disease, eye disease, and kidney disease. A little prevention is worth it and is much easier than you think.

I dare you to take the 7 Day Lower Your Blood Sugar (pre-diabetic) Challenge. The Challenge will not only help you lose weight, but it will also help to prevent diabetes and melt off belly fat. You will have more energy all day and won't be cranky all the time.

Here are Three Simple Steps to help you lose weight and lower blood sugar levels while enjoying some of your favorite foods. Try to follow these simple steps for seven days straight while monitoring your blood sugar levels so you can see your progress. Do your best and focus on progress, not perfection. If you slip up, get right back on track at your next meal. Lowering your blood sugar is that simple.

SIMPLE STEP #1: Prevent blood sugar spikes with this high protein breakfast

Always eat a lean, high protein breakfast every day to prevent blood sugar spikes. More and more, Americans are on-the-go, skipping the "most important meal of the day" and not eating until lunch. Tel Aviv University published a recent study that revealed the substantial impact of skipping breakfast on pre-diabetics (Type 2). It stated that "fasting" until noon triggered major blood sugar spikes and impaired insulin responses in Type 2 diabetics throughout the rest of the day. Skipping breakfast may also cause overeating later in the day which adds insult to injury.

This can be easily solved by drinking a clean, whey protein shake that is low in both carbohydrates and fats, yet still high fiber. This helps to keep you feeling fuller, making it easier to avoid eating the wrong foods. Adding Sunfiber in particular, will keep you regular. It’s the only regulating fiber that’s tasteless and mixes clear and easy so you won’t even know it’s there. However, most pre-made shakes do not fit these nutritious criteria, so it's better if you prepare the shake yourself. Try this blood sugar lowering, lean muscle preserving, cortisol blocking, delicious breakfast smoothie.

Cinnamon Smoothie
Simply combine the following items in a blender or shaker cup and drink up.
2 scoops of Complete Protein Vanilla Whey
½ cup of water or black coffee
1 serving of Sunfiber
5 ice cubes
1 tsp of cinnamon (cinnamon helps lower blood sugar levels)

SIMPLE STEP #2: Snack smart to lower blood sugar

Yes, you can snack if you're pre-diabetic. It's important to keep your meals and snacks spaced 2½–3 hours apart. Lots of pre-diabetic people get nervous about being a little hungry. It's okay to be a little hungry, especially if you are overweight. What's more important is that you choose foods that are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. This will help you to feel fuller longer so you will eat less and lose weight. That's the best way to help control your blood sugar levels. Snack smart on homemade popcorn to help keep your carbohydrates in check. Popcorn is naturally high in fiber. When made from scratch it is an all-natural food without additives or artificial flavorings. You can use Malaysian palm oil that is nature’s richest source of vitamin E.

Why should you use Malaysian palm oil instead of your typical oil? Malaysian Palm oil is naturally trans-fat free so that you can steer clear of hydrogenated oils. Malaysian sustainable palm oil has beta carotene, tocotrienols, and other nutrients that have been shown to support good health. These nutrients help protect the skin from the inside out, and it’s great for brain and heart health. I also love that this oil is sustainable, unlike soy and other oils.

      • Oil palms grow for 30 years. 
      • Fruit is harvested every 3 months. 
      • They are non-GMO. 
      • No chemical processing required to produce the oil. It’s simply squeezed out. This is always best for our bodies
Homemade Popcorn (recipe submitted by Kyle Lynn)
Pour 1 tbsp. of Malaysian palm oil into a heavy-bottom, medium-large pot. Cover the bottom of the pot with ½ cup of popcorn kernels. Spread in a thin layer (if the kernels are too crowded, not all of them will pop). Cover the pot and heat on medium, shaking the pot every minute or so until all the kernels have popped. Take care not to cook too long, which could scorch the popped kernels. Sprinkle the popcorn with any of the following:

  • ¼ tsp of No Salt 
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder 
  • ¼ tsp Allspice or cinnamon or 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 
    (Serving size: 1 cup)

    SIMPLE SOLUTION #3: Do this trick before you cheat

    It doesn't matter if you're going to have a cocktail or splurge on a piece of your favorite cake — you need to always do this first.
    Know your numbers. What was your last glucose reading? Was it low enough to cheat? If not—wait. Timing is everything. Cheating when your blood sugar is high can cause major complications that could potentially cost you your life.

    Before you cheat, always make sure you have first eaten lean, metabolic boosting protein and thermogenic (low carb), high fiber vegetables. This will help "buffer" the insulin response. You will also eat less and have more control with your sugary treat (yes, this includes alcohol) vs. eating your treat while starving. Warm vegetables vs. cold are best to help control your insulin. Juicing is a definite "no", as it escalates blood sugar levels as fast as soda would. Some good examples of what to eat before you cheat are shrimp for lean protein, warm broccoli, or a salad.

    Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Don't forget your 1-2-3 punch to lower blood sugar and kick your diabetes to the curb.

    Everyone has individual needs. Work with your doctor or a dietician if you need help. They can help you decide how to balance the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your diet. Here are some general guidelines: The amount of each type of food depends on: 

        • Your diet 
        • Your weight  
        • How often you exercise  
        • Your other health risks

    Beat Bloat With A Fiber-Full Diet

    What happens when you combine the best kind of fiber for weight loss with a delicious flavor? You get people to up their fiber intake every day consistently.

    I've been in this business for over 27 years. When I was studying to become a performance nutrition specialist and certified trainer, one of the first things I learned was if you can't get people to eat cleaner and better, then have them increase their fiber intake. While this sounds super simple, one of the reasons people are overweight to begin with is the fact that they don't eat enough fiber. Even the American Heart Association agree that we can all be healthier if we increase our fiber.

    Here is what fiber can do for you:

    • Keeps you feeling full which helps you eat less
    • Improves health and metabolic issues, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and even blood sugar

    Researchers have proven that even people with pre-diabetes can greatly benefit simply by eating more fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables and some fruit to reach their quota of 30 grams daily. In today's busy lifestyle, that's almost impossible, but it's still necessary, and you should be paying attention to your fiber intake.

    I find when it comes to losing weight, not consuming enough fiber is a huge issue, and researchers agree. Think what your dinner plate would look like if you had 3 ounces of chicken breast (think of a deck of cards). Since gluten isn't good for weight loss, that eliminates bread, pasta, and practically every grain you could buy. Your plate would be empty — unless you eat your vegetables.

    I'm still amazed when I talk to grown ups who tell me, "I don't like vegetables." Well, neither did I. When I finally decided I wanted to lose weight I got sick of an empty plate. I began to try new vegetables until I found some (aim for 5) that I liked and was willing to eat. Now, 25 years later and 40 pounds lighter, vegetables are the first thing I reach for when I eat out (big salads). When I cook at home, my meals are 90 percent vegetables and 10 percent protein. Well, maybe not that severe, but you get my point. One thing that will never change is that we all need to eat a fiber-rich diet (30 grams daily). This is the secret to successful weight loss and keeping it off for life.

    LynFit Lean BarsThe issue is that very few people reach the 30-gram daily fiber goal. That's why I created LynFit Lean Bars and LynFit Chocolate Sauce. Using and eating these fiber-rich tools not only makes reaching your fiber quota easier, but they also keep you feeling fuller.

    Fiber can help you lose weight, but it's important that you understand not all fiber is created equal. Not all fiber is good for losing weight and melting belly fat. Since fiber does contain carbohydrates, you'll want to choose the right kind — prebiotic — if you're trying to lose weight.

    What makes this prebiotic fiber so special? It has carbohydrates that our bodies cannot digest. This makes them better for weight loss. Prebiotic fiber (found in LynFit Lean Bars and LynFit Chocolate Sauce) have a powerful effect on our health, as well as our metabolism.

    Studies agree that this type of fiber can also help you lose body fat, but it must have certain properties. The prebiotic fiber found in LynFit Lean Bars and LynFit Chocolate Sauce contain specific fiber that feeds the friendly bacteria in our gut. These bacteria are called gut flora.  Thanks to the recent probiotic hype, most of us are aware that having bacteria in the gut is healthy. However, what you might not know could be slowing your weight loss. Different types of bacteria play different and important roles in various aspects in your weight management, such as blood sugar control, immunity, and even brain functioning. Bacteria also aid in keeping us regular. 

    This is where the soluble fiber comes in. It passes through the digestive system practically unchanged, eventually reaching the friendly bacteria in the intestine, who end up digesting the fiber and turning it into energy (this is thermogenic). Nourishing these friendly bacteria in the intestine is known as the prebiotic effect. Just another way LynFit's program and products boost your metabolism.

    The LynFit Lean Bar and LynFit Chocolate Sauce make losing weight faster and easier without having to think about it. The next time you grab a grocery store protein bar (they should be called lack protein bars) check out the label. You'll see why they only cost .50. They are primarily sugar and carbs. LynFit Lean Bars contain 10 grams of prebiotic fiber and the perfect amount of protein (19–20 grams). Yet LynFit Lean Bars have very few carbs and little to no sugar. That's why you can use them to replace a meal.

    More information about thermogenic eating and a fiber-full diet can be found in The Metabolism Solution.