Do You Live To Eat, Or Eat To Live?
Summer is just weeks away and getting into shape, losing weight, and melting off belly fat is at the top of a lot of people's list of to-do's. Getting started can be difficult, especially when there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. No matter how motivated you are, getting into shape and losing weight just seems to get harder and harder each year. If it seems like an impossibility, you may be right—it can be. You may be living to eat rather than eating to live.
Did you know that 60 percent of overweight people have a metabolic issue that needs to be addressed before they can lose weight? If you're struggling with any of the issues below, it may be due to your metabolism slowing down. The only way you'll start to lose weight again is to address the underlying problems that caused the weight gain to begin with.
TOP THREE SIGNS OF A SLOW METABOLISM:
- You can pinch more than an inch of belly fat
- Struggle with hunger and cravings for the wrong foods
If you're female, over 35 and have had kids, you are probably already experiencing one or more of these issues. Add in hypothyroidism (low thyroid) to the mix and you've got a perfect storm for lifelong weight gain.
I love, love, love food, and I'm one of those love-to-eat girls, despite knowing it should be the other way around. It's been a lifelong battle for me until I learned to harness the power of my metabolism and live a leaner lifestyle. Lifestyle—not diet—because that's how to keep the weight off.
Here are three natural, simple, yet highly effective tips to boost your metabolism. The best part is you'll begin to lose weight the same day you start.
1. Melt Belly Fat Fast
You must melt off belly fat because your weight loss depends on it. If you have belly fat, your body is telling you that your hormones are out-of-whack, and your blood sugar levels are too high. High blood sugar is a deal breaker for weight loss.
Boost your metabolism with thermogenic eating. Thermogenic eating is a low-low approach used for fast, healthy weight loss for sluggish metabolisms. It can be as simple as sipping a metabolic boosting smoothie for breakfast to boost your metabolism by 25 percent and block cortisol levels that help reduce blood sugar levels. It is the "secret sauce" when it comes to losing weight.
Don't confuse a metabolic boosting smoothie with other types of smoothies. A metabolic boosting smoothie needs to be made by you, vs. store bought, using a high-grade whey protein (at least 80 percent). It should not be a vegan, dairy, or fruit smoothie. In fact, most smoothies are no better for you than Yoo-hoo® chocolate drink. So if you're sipping smoothies and not losing weight, it may be your smoothie to blame.
Only high-grade whey protein contains the highest PER (protein efficiency ratio), which is even more important when your metabolism has conked out.
2. Boost Energy To Blast Fat
When you feel good, you move more and eat less. Lack of energy is a sign of a slow metabolism and your body is not getting the nutrients it needs. That's usually why you stay tired all the time and crave the wrong foods. Food isn't the solution due to the sugar spikes it can cause. When you add stress to the mix (weight loss is stressful to the body), your nutritional needs are dramatically increased. That's where a multi-vitamin and mineral supplements come in.
The problem with most multi-vitamins is they aren't digestible, nutrients aren't absorbed, and they can leave you feeling sick. The solution? Take LynFit Daily Power Shot once daily.
LynFit Daily Power Shot tastes delicious and works fast, so you feel energized to get through your day. It nourishes your body while helping to boost your metabolism, so you burn fat throughout the day.
LynFit Daily Power Shot is unique in that it contains over 90 different research-backed nutrients that support immunity while maximizing natural hormone production. It balances and supports normal blood sugar levels, lowers stress hormone production, supports the healthy structure of your brain and nerve cells; and most importantly, helps to combat oxidative damage in every cell of your body.
Did you know that your body doesn't make minerals? That's why supplementing is so crucial. LynFit Daily Power Shot beats every other multi-vitamin formula on the market. The great taste means you'll be consistent in your usage of it.
3. Kill Hunger And Cravings And Shrink Your Stomach
There's no way around it—you've got to eat less. There are some things you can do to make this easier, especially if you're like me when it comes to food. Don't eat in-between breakfast and lunch. For a snack, have a small green apple with water or iced green tea. Take 1–2 LynFit Carb Edge to help further decrease blood sugar levels and enhance thyroid function that tends to slow down when you eat less.
This one-two punch shrinks your stomach while turning off your hunger and cravings, making it easier to stay on track. Of note, when it comes to head hunger and stress eating, food will never be the solution. In fact, it's the problem.
Are you ready to lose that weight and melt that belly fat fast?
Learning From The "Biggest Losers" Who Couldn't Maintain Weight Loss
If you’re like me, and have been overweight in your lifetime, you know all too well what a struggle it is to keep the weight off. Losing the weight is the easy part. Keeping the weight off is a whole new metabolic boosting ball game.
There has been a lot of controversy about the "Biggest Losers" not being able to maintain their weight loss. I’m going to help separate fact from media hype, so this doesn’t happen to you. I'm going to fill you in on what the stories don't say that you need to know if you’re serious about losing weight and keeping it off for good.
Rule #1 is don’t believe everything you read or see on television. For the most part, just about everything you read or see on television is paid for by a sponsor who wants to sell you the alternative methods that are most likely medical procedures you need to keep the weight off.
I’ve struggled and have all the metabolic disadvantages possible; from hypothyroid to being menopausal, combined with the fact that I love food and live to eat (I think I'm the world’s biggest food addict). All this made losing weight and keeping it off difficult, but not impossible. I was depressed and stuck in every area of my life, but I found that when my food is in order, my whole life falls into order.
There are simple all-natural, highly effective and convenient solutions that anyone can do to lose weight, and if they continue, will keep it off. These simple solutions are a lot less expensive than living overweight, not to mention the emotional price.
The toughest part is dealing with denial. Denial will keep you stuck, allowing faulty thinking and fear to kick in, keeping you stuck exactly where you are. Bear in mind that whatever takes the weight off is also what keeps the weight off for good. Whatever weight loss method you choose needs to be sustainable for life.
Don't let that last sentence scare you. I remember hearing that and thinking, "how long do I need to drink these shakes, take these supplements, and eat like this?" A funny thing happened, however; once I reached my goal weight. For the first time in my life I didn’t want to go back to my old ways of eating. I not only surpassed my goal weight (I was 40 pounds heavier) but also felt better emotionally and had more energy, so I got off the couch. What you see today is a by-product of that weight loss.
Below is what you need to know when reading media reports when it comes to exercise and the "Biggest Losers." I have worked closely with a few "Biggest Loser" contestants, and I can tell you firsthand they struggled because they didn’t have a livable, reliable, sustainable lifestyle in place.
DILEMMA: "Biggest Losers" relied mostly on excessive, joint-damaging exercise every day that is not practical in real life.
The "Biggest Loser" contestants worked out for at least five hours daily, allowing them to eat more calories without slowing their metabolism down. In real life when you have family and a full-time job you can’t work out for five hours. Even if you could, it's damaging to your joints and you shouldn’t. Everything is about balance, starting with eating enough of the right foods.
As a weight loss specialist, I specifically suggest metabolic boosting foods to offset your dead metabolism instead of eating whatever you want. Often the foods you insist on eating are the very foods that initially caused you to gain weight. There are also the health halo foods that cause weight gain. For instance, did you know that if you have hypothyroidism, kale can inhibit your thyroid, making it even harder to lose weight? People are adding kale to their diets, juicing excessive amounts, and even adding it to their protein shakes because the media says to do so.
The bottom line is that things aren’t always as they seem. For the "Biggest Losers", it's not that losing weight affected their ability to keep it off. It's more the reality that they could not continue doing the unrealistic steps that the show had them doing to take the weight off.
DILEMMA: "Biggest Losers" ate more calories than most of us can because they were over-exercising.
In a perfect world this would work fine—eat what you want and exercise it off in the gym. In the real world, it’s just not realistic.
I’ve suffered from this issue. As a trainer and bodybuilder, I ate super healthy yet didn’t lose an ounce. Looking in the rearview mirror, I can be honest and say I was an exercise addict, and this will not work when you're trying to lose weight or maintain weight loss. At some point, your joints can’t take the stress from that excessive amount of exercise, so you have to cut back to a normal, more realistic amount. When this happens, it must also be remembered to cut back on the eating as well.
I don’t know about you, but the days I don’t exercise are the days that I tend to eat the worst, making this the perfect set up for weight gain. It’s not the weight loss that was the problem for the "Biggest Losers", it’s faulty thinking that stops them from achieving their sustainable goals and living a leaner lifestyle.
There are five facts you need to know to lose weight (1 pound a day) and keep it off for life.
- Fact: If you have been, or are overweight, your metabolism is negatively affected and slower.
- Fact: If you go back to your old ways of eating and drinking you will gain the weight back.
- Fact: If you are over 40, have diabetes, or are hypothyroid (it’s even worse if you're female), losing weight is harder for you due to your metabolism being slower.
- Fact: If you can pinch more than an inch of belly fat, losing weight will be difficult for you and will require an aggressive approach vs. the old-fashioned, outdated methods of losing weight slowly.
- Fact: You can’t starve yourself or exercise the weight away, or rely on surgical procedures such as LAP BAND® or gastric bypass to fix the problem.
The bottom line is you’ve got to set yourself up for lasting weight loss success by living a leaner lifestyle.
There are some foolproof ways that are backed by science that will help keep your metabolism running at an optimal speed, so you lose 1 pound a day and keep it off for life if you continue to do what it takes. Just because you lose weight doesn’t mean your metabolism is fixed. It simply means you found the right way of eating to make it work. So why would you ever consider stopping?
Think of it this way: If you found a way to make money, and it began working and changed your life, why would you stop? If you stopped working at that job you would also stop making money. Weight loss is no different.
It's a very emotional journey, and this is what the media conveniently leaves out. One of my favorite sayings from Overeaters Anonymous is, "It works if you continue to work it.” As a metabolic expert, I can tell you that in 25+ years I've never met a person whose body would not let them lose weight, no matter what they were dealing with.
The real question is will that person do what it takes? It’s not a case of "will it work?" It's a case of are they willing to do it and how badly do they want it. I wish someone had told me that while I was overweight and struggling. It would have saved me a lot of frustration and despair. I missed a lot of my life because I hated myself and my body. That’s why I created the Metabolic Boosting Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit. I want to be the change you seek, and I want to make losing weight faster, easier, and permanent!
There's more hope than you think, and here's why.....
Step One on the LynFit System is to drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake to boost your metabolism by 25 percent. This offsets the slow metabolism issues most of us struggle with. It's what makes the LynFit Complete Protein Shake different from all the rest. It tastes unbelievably delicious while most of the other shakes you find on store shelves are yucky tasting, so you don’t want to drink them. The high quality of whey used in LynFit shakes (LynFit uses a minimum of 80 percent whey compared to other shakes that use 25 percent or less) makes it metabolic boosting while blocking cortisol (a hormone that's secreted when you are under stress). This is something that vegan shakes or lower quality shakes will never do.
You do need to cut calories to successfully lose weight, and this calorie-cutting can slow your metabolism. However, every time you drink a LynFit metabolic boosting Complete Protein Shake or eat a LynFit Lean Bar you trick your body into thinking you've just eaten a big meal. In turn, your metabolism speeds up, keeping you from regaining the weight you've lost. When it comes to your metabolism and weight loss, you have to boost it to lose it. Keep in mind however that not all shakes will do what a LynFit shake does. LynFit Shakes and Lean Bars are specifically designed for this very purpose.
I couldn’t lose weight easily, no matter how hard or how much I worked out. I learned from the pros how to take it a step further since I live in the real world and can’t live five hours a day in the gym. I learned that the smart use of safe supplements to naturally boost my metabolism was another bullet in my leaner lifestyle holster. You too can follow the steps below to further enhance your weight loss or weight maintenance.
There are more ways to make sure your metabolic engine stays running at an optimal pace 24 hours a day. Of course, food is 90 percent of your weight loss success, so if you're not losing you’re not eating the right food for your metabolic engine. Be sure to read more on thermogenic eating and what foods are thermogenic, as well as irresistibly delicious thermogenic recipes in The Metabolism Solution.
If you’re serious about reshaping your body and boosting your metabolism with the right kind of exercise, be sure to check out my metabolic boosting workouts while you’re reading. They are only 30 minutes in length and can be broken up into shorter sessions to suit your lifestyle. You’ll not only transform your body; you will keep getting better, even as you age.
Are you ready to lose that weight for good? Thousands, just like you, already have. They've not only lost the weight, but they've kept it off while living a normal life.
Real people like Lisa, Sam, Vanessa, and Teresa below. You can do it!
It's Time For A Refrigerator Makeover
According to government data, 64 percent of people are overweight or obese, which is defined as being 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight. If you're one of those people, and you're trying to lose weight, the first place you think of heading is to the gym, right? Wrong. Your weight loss journey begins with what you keep in your house. Let's bring it right on home — it's what you keep in your refrigerator. It's time for a refrigerator makeover!
Taking control of your weight starts with taking control over what you eat, and that begins with what you keep in your refrigerator. Studies prove that people eat what is in their immediate environment so it's critical that we fill our refrigerators with the kinds of food that support weight loss goals. Avoid temptation by not keeping the wrong types of food in your house.
In fact, you can actually set yourself up for success by strategically arranging your refrigerator so the foods you should be eating are staring you in the face every time you open the door. Weight loss is 90 percent diet so what you eat matters more than how much you work out. That's why it's so important to arrange your refrigerator this particular way. It's all about having healthy replacements for the foods we love.
First, focus on foods that promote weight loss that you can eat more of. There are specific foods you can eat, called thermogenic, meaning they heat up your metabolism. You'll burn more calories all day long. Thermogenic foods also:
- Re-calibrate your appetite
- Switch off hunger cravings
- Lower blood sugar levels while boosting health
LEVEL ONE: Eye Level — It's all about hydration
Remove the diet disasters: Juice (this includes all vegetable juices) and those so-called healthy milks (soy, coconut, all creamers).
Replace with metabolic boosters instead: Water (try bubbly zero-calorie waters), Iced Green Tea, and instead of milk use Melt Fat Milk (pre-made Vanilla Protein Shake that you can use in your coffee).
Hydrating your body can boost metabolism by three percent vs. drinking fluids that add calories. Using Melt Fat Milk can boost your metabolism by 25 percent instead of slowing it down the way coffee creamers can.
LEVEL TWO: Leafy and Low — The leafy green group
This is the food group that none of us eat enough of because it's easier just to grab the wrong foods that make us gain weight.
Remove the diet disasters: Avocado (high-fat), carrots (high-sugar), and tomatoes (technically a high-sugar fruit).
Replace with metabolic boosters instead: Leafy greens, spinach, romaine, and celery (the slimming superstar). Make sure you cut them up as soon as you get home from the store so you can grab-and-go when you feel the need to crunch.
Every time you eat a metabolic boosting vegetable it's like taking a diet pill. Greens have thermic super powers and rev up your metabolism every time you eat them.
LEVEL TWO (B): Low-Sugar Fruits — Not all fruits are created equal
Remove the diet disasters: Bananas and grapes
Replace with metabolic boosters instead: When it comes to choosing a good-for-you fruit, choose fruits that are full of fiber. The higher the fiber the better blood sugar level control. They will also keep you feeling fuller longer. Go for grapefruit (cleanses the liver which is great for weight loss), green apples (burns off hunger hormones), and Kiwi (full of fiber).
LEVEL THREE: Lean Proteins
Remover the diet disasters: Red meat (this includes pork)
Replace with metabolic boosters instead: When it comes to losing weight quickly and lowering cholesterol choose seafood (especially white fish). Seafood can super-charge your metabolism. Seafood contains iodine that helps enhance thyroid function and contains little to no fat. Keep in mind, the lighter and whiter the fish, the better it is for your metabolism. Choose flash-frozen or tuna in foil packets so you'll never run out.
Conquer Your Cravings For Comfort Food
Nothing makes you crave comfort food more than the long, dark, cold days of winter. Combined with stress, all you want to do is put on your warm pajamas and cozy up by the fire with your favorite comfort food in hand. One thing I’ve learned is to be careful, or you’ll quickly pack on the pounds and feel even worse than you did before you started eating.
After I had lost 40 pounds by giving up my favorite foods, I realized that I missed them. I struggled to keep the unwanted pounds off because I couldn’t stay away from my favorites. I wasn’t willing to gain the weight back, so I needed to figure out a way to eat what I loved, and still lose weight. The solution? Follow the Leaner Lifestyle tips and tricks.
Plan for it and expect to indulge; it’s only a matter of time. If you plan ahead, you can offset the “not so good” calories not by starving yourself, which can slow the metabolism, but by boosting your metabolism instead. This simple little trick puts your body in a fat-burning mode so when cave into your cravings you’ll be able to control the food versus it controlling you. Prevention is the cure, and it’s also the best way not to gain weight.
How do you boost your metabolism safely, so you don’t gain weight when you aren’t eating so clean? It can be as easy as drinking a metabolic boosting whey protein shake, which is by far your best option, or having two egg whites for breakfast, so you start your day off on the right foot.
Why is protein so important when it comes to controlling our cravings?
- Protein is the #1 nutrient that women don't eat enough of (it's also why you crave)
- Protein contains essential amino acids that your body requires
- Protein regulates serotonin, so you feel better fast when you drink the protein shake
- Whey protein blocks cortisol (the stress hormone) that makes your cravings so intense that it makes you spiral out of control
- Whey protein boosts metabolism by 25 percent and switches the weight gaining switch off
Now that we have the science of why we crave out of the way, we can talk about controlling what is on the other end of the fork when we do crave. Doing so will allow you to keep off the pounds and get into the best shape of your life. This is the very reason I wrote The Metabolism Solution and filled it with over 100 delicious thermogenic recipes that your family will love.
Every diet book tells you what not to eat, but they never tell you what you can eat—At least not the kind of foods you like. Let’s be honest, no one craves steamed tilapia and Brussel sprouts. But everyone loves meatloaf and potatoes. The good news is you can eat something hot and eat a lot.
THE DINNER TRICK: Make over your comfort food meal using thermogenic foods such as lean ground turkey instead of red meat. Swap out starchy mashed potatoes that spike insulin levels and cause rapid weight gain with mock mashed potatoes made with cauliflower instead. Replacing the usual high fat, high carb ingredients with thermogenic ingredients instead is a sneaky way of tricking your brain into speeding up your metabolism.
CAN I HAVE DESSERT? Yes! You don't need to give up sweet tooth cravings with a diet. You just need to step outside the box and provide your body with the nutrients it needs (hint: whey protein) to give your metabolism a boost.
Here is a low-fat, low-calorie apple crisp recipe that's sure to cure your sweet tooth craving.
- (3) apple slices
- (½ cup) vanilla whey protein
- (1 cup) of oatmeal mixed with brown sugar Splenda and a tiny bit of Smart Balance
Replacing the usual high fat, high carb ingredients with thermogenic ingredients saves you hundreds of excess calories, fat, and carbs, so you can cheat more often.More information on metabolic boosting exercise and thermogenic eating can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
Pain And Weight Gain
Pain affects more than your weight loss:
- 15,000 people yearly die because of opioid use
- More people die from prescription pill use than in car accidents
- More than 100 million people in the U.S. have pain that won't go away
- Over 95 percent of the world’s population has health problems with over a 1/3 having more than five ailments
- A quarter of Americans (76.5 million) age 20 and over, report a pain problem that persists longer than 24 hours
- Adults with back pain are often in worse physical and mental health than those without pain
- Pain sufferers are three times more likely to be in fair or poor health and four times more likely to experience psychological distress
- Pain is the top cause of disability in the U.S., costing society $560–635 billion dollars. An amount equal to $2,000 for each of us, and this does not include pain treatments.
If you struggle with any type pain, I don't have to tell you how it affects every aspect of your life. When you're in pain or not feeling well you crave (and eat) all of the wrong things, making matters worse. Your sleep is affected, which stops you from working out. The next thing you know you’re standing up in front of the refrigerator eating foods that you don't even like to numb that pain. We reach for the quick fix pain relief that slows our metabolism down to a screeching halt, setting our bodies up for the perfect weight gain storm that might take weeks to turn around.
Thanks to natural remedies this can all be helped. Using the right high-quality supplements in the proper amounts you can feel better fast, without slowing your metabolism down. It's also important to keep in mind that certain drugs and over-the-counter medications may give you quick relief, but they also cause the pain to rebound even worse than it was before. This sets us up for disaster as this chronic pain forces us into a negative feedback loop that causes weight gain and stops weight loss. Did you know that most chronic pain sufferers end up taking excessive amounts of medication, drinking too much alcohol and risk becoming addicted?
It doesn't matter if your pain is caused by PMS, injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis or the kind of chronic pain the doctors can't determine the origin. What’s important is that you interrupt this pain cycle and interfere with its debilitating symptoms as fast as you can, naturally. The longer pain is allowed to continue the harder it is to stop. Most chronic pain sufferers will tell you that their pain not only gets worse; it also seems to spread and impacts every aspect of our lives. Physically it stops us from doing the very things that keep us healthy. Mentally it wreaks havoc making it tough to be cheerful. It then gets deeper, affecting our spirituality. We stop being grateful for what is working in our lives. I refer to this as PMS — the kind we all get from time to time.
If you’re ready to stop allowing pain to rule your life it's going to take a three-prong approach, I call the PMS Cocktail. These simple steps will help alleviate pain without slowing your metabolism the way grocery store supplements can. They will boost your metabolism and improve your health. Not just physical health, but emotional health as well. I know what you’re thinking — "here we go with emotional health thing. It's not mental health that's the problem. I was fine until I was in pain." I've heard it all and have experienced it myself, but if you're honest with yourself, you'd admit that you get a bit anxious and cranky when you don't feel good. So we need to get you feeling better fast, so you want to get up and start moving again. Depression almost always equals more couch time and excess sleep that feeds pain. It's the movement that interrupts the pain, helping your body to shut it off. Doesn't that sound empowering?
Here are the three things you need to do to stop the pain cycle faster than you can say "I'm grateful"!
Pain is your body screaming at you letting you know that something is wrong and needs to be addressed. No matter what ails you, there is some movement to help. See Win the Fight: Stomp Out Melanoma for a pain relief, immune-boosting stretching and exercise regime that's safe and gentle enough to be done even in a hospital bed.
Sleep is miraculous, and the quality of your sleep counts more than you realize. Reach for effective natural remedies that promote sound sleep vs. prescription drugs that become part of your problem. Recent studies show that melatonin has a protective effect and dampens immune response without the unwanted side effects that over the counter pain medications have.
Countless studies have shown that people who practice gratitude tend to have less pain. I can hear you growling at me so don't take my word for it — try it for yourself. One of the most profound things I've learned from fellow cancer survivors is no matter how much pain they were in; they had an attitude of gratitude. This didn't come easy for me, but I guarantee that no matter what you’re going through, gratitude can change everything, and fast.
Every morning along with your LynFit Complete Protein Shake take:
(1) LynFit Pure Omega 3
(1) LynFit D3 Boost
Mid-day shut down
LynFit Recovery Agent as prescribed on the label, according to your weight
(1) LynFit Lean Sleep
(1) LynFit Pure Omega 3
*Note: Not all supplements are created equal. Most grocery store and warehouse brands are of low quality. That may be the reason you’re not seeing and feeling results. When it comes to your health, quality counts more than quantity or amount of ingredient. Try LynFit's quality. You'll see and feel the difference right away.
"With my 11th prescription in hand and 12 surgeries behind me, I hit the internet. I could not bear the thought of Gastric Bypass and more limitations. Facebook sent me to a Dr. Oz clip with Lisa Lynn, and she ignited a spark of hope. Could this program work for me? The answer is YES! I needed the whole program to move my stuck metabolism, something no one had been talking about to me. I did not need Gastric Bypass, I needed someone who understood how metabolisms work, and Lisa Lynn got it. Since then I discovered, because the program is gluten free, I was intolerant, and a clean, healthy lifestyle is what I needed. My doctors have taken me off all drugs! No longer do I suffer from Sleep Apnea, GERT, Chronic Fatigue, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and I have reversed Osteoporosis. I have had to relearn all knew about cooking. All the foods I thought were good for my family and me were not. Years of misinformation that Lisa’s book teaches. Not only did I get healthy but my whole family has benefited. We are a family focused on better eating and healthy living. Working out is a part of our daily routine, a true lifestyle change. Throw away the membership card, it’s expensive, and you’ll get a better workout with Lisa’s DVD."
Expert Tips On Avoiding The “Female 15” — The Best Way To Avoid Lifelong Weight Issues
College weight gain can be the beginning of continuous weight struggles that continue throughout a lifetime. This is a time of life where males and females, whether they go to college or not, can begin to gain weight at a rapid pace, unless you interrupt this weight gain cycle with new healthy habits. Stress is a huge factor when it comes to college weight gain.
USA Today reported that 76 percent of female students and 33 percent of males said they eat when under stress. To make things worse, the female metabolism begins to decline between the ages of 17–19 and continues throughout their lifetime, making it easier for women to gain weight and almost impossible to lose.
Often, they have gained 10 pounds before they notice. This creates another issue: metabolic resistance due to the rapid increase in weight. This flips the weight gain switch on and can last a lifetime due to the metabolic changes that take place.Did you know that .....
- Gaining 10 pounds is enough for you to outgrow your current clothing size
- Most college students walk more than they ever have due to the dorm room to classroom distance, so food is 90 percent to blame, not lack of exercise
- Most people who gain weight in college are less likely to ever lose that weight
Here are three simple, healthy habits that flip the weight gain switch off:
1. Boost energy and metabolism at breakfast with the right kind of smoothie. Not all smoothies are created equal. In fact, most smoothies you buy commercially cause rapid weight gain because they are loaded with sugar as well as other not-so-nutritious ingredients such as soy or vegan sources. These stop weight loss and cause weight gain. Melt more fat by making your own smoothie.
What’s trending now is “The Dorm Room Smoothie”, aka "The Freshman Fat-Loss Bomb." The recipe is as follows (just mix the ingredients together and drink):
- 2 scoops of a high-quality, metabolic boosting whey like Lynfit's Complete Protein
- ½ cup of water
- Shake until it’s blended, or you can leave it lumpy
- Then pour over 1 cup of iced coffee
2. Pass on the campus diet and choose “thermogenic” foods that flip the weight gain switch off and turn on the weight loss switch. Thermogenic foods are leafy green vegetables, white fish, salmon, as well as turkey breast. These foods create a “thermic effect” on your metabolism, causing it to heat up, so you burn more calories.
3. Snack leaner and keep it to 1 snack per day. Before you grab that protein bar or bag of chips from the vending machine, stop and read the label. Here is what you should look for:
- Choose snacks that are under 150 calories
- Contain less than 5 grams of fat
- Contain less than 25 carbs and have little or no sugar