Wouldn't You LOVE To Lose Weight Faster And Melt Belly Fat?
So, you've got the holiday weight gain still hanging around and now we've got Valentine's Day with all its chocolate coming up. Maybe you feel stuck. You feel like you're doing everything you can and you're just kind of stuck on that plateau. Wouldn't you LOVE to switch your fat cells from being stuck in "store" mode to "burn" mode? Your first step may not necessarily be making huge, drastic changes. It's the little things you start doing, one by one, and just doing them that will begin to make the difference you're looking for.
Fat cells do have a purpose. They release different hormones that play a role in everything from managing energy, controlling your weight, regulating mood to appetite. Believe it or not, fat cells are not your enemy. The trick is to get them to start acting like a thin person's fat cells in the "burn" mode rather than the "store" mode.
Here are 3 simple steps anyone can do to get their fat cells to go from "store" to "burn":
EAT THERMOGENICALLY: We all want fast, easy weight loss and it's guaranteed to happen if you eat thermogenically. I could dive into great details about thermogenic eating, and do in my book The Metabolism Solution, but let's start with one of those "little" things that I talked about above - Drink a whey protein shake every day. My LynFit Completed Protein Advanced Non GMO Whey has the lowest fat and carbs you'll find in any high quality shake. It not only boosts your metabolism, it also re-calibrates your appetite. So while you're learning how to eat thermogenically you're losing weight at the same time. Sort of like getting paid for on the job training.
EXERCISE METABOLICALLY: Put the brakes on weight gain and put the pedal to the metal on weight loss. There are weight loss workouts and then there are metabolic workouts. Metabolic workouts specifically boost your metabolism where others can actually cause weight gain. 3 days a week 30 minutes each is all you need and these can be done in the privacy of your own home. All of my LynFit metabolic workouts can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
MELT FAT WITH FUDGE: Yes, you read that correctly - Melt Fat with Fudge. But not just any fudge. It's all about swapping out the foods you can't live without with a better option. All you need is my protein powder, honey and just a bit of oatmeal. Mixed together, formed into balls and frozen, you've got the perfect substitute for when you're craving chocolate. Just thaw and pop in your mouth and you're out of that junk food funk. This recipe and other dessert favorites can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
So rather than trying to take giant leaps at one time, take it one step at a time and learn to do the little things that will help you lose weight faster and burn belly fat. Make sure and watch the video above with NBC CT for even more details on getting your fat cells into burn mode.
- Lisa Lynn
- Tags: anxiety appetite Belly Fat bloating body fat calories Carbs cravings Diet exercise fitness Food Addiction holiday Holidays lean bars lisa lynn Lose 10 lbs Metabolism nutrients Nutrition Over-eating protein protein shake push-ups Recipes Slimmer Smoothies snacks Supplements toning Waistline Weight Loss Wellness Women's Health
Slim Down Post-Super Bowl: The Morning After Diet
"Prepare to Overeat". Yes, I said "Prepare to Overeat". You cannot live life in a bubble so there will be times when you will have to face the reality of overeating. For many of you, this past weekend was a prime example.
Did you know that this past Sunday was the #2 biggest eating day of the year? According to recent statistics, Super Bowl and non-Super Bowl watchers alike consumed 1,200 calories in snacks alone this past Sunday. Not only that, drinkers clogged up their liver with excessive consumption of alcohol. The worst part - the foods we chose to consume; pizza, avocados, chips, chicken wings, soda and beer, are the worst when it comes to losing weight.
Super Bowl Sunday is just one of many examples we could use. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, job parties, holidays - there's just too many to name all of them. Did you know that the mental struggle of trying to figure out what you can and cannot do at these "life events" can be just as traumatic as the overeating itself? That's why you need to go ahead and enjoy this life that God provided for you, but do it in such a way that recovery from these overeating events is guaranteed and any weight gain is minimal.
Here are 3 Super Survivor Tricks to stop weight gain before it happens when you overeat.
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE EVENT: WEIGHT LOSS BOOST
Drink a tall glass of water to help your body detox and pop (1) LynFit Lean Sleep with melatonin (5mg) to help offset the oxidative stress caused by over indulging and boost calorie burn.
Melatonin is an important brown fat regulator. Brown fat burns calories which is exactly what we need after a bad day of eating and drinking.
THE DAY AFTER THE EVENT: EAT THERMOGENICALLY
This can be as simple as drinking a clean whey LynFit Protein Shake to turn up the heat; boosting your metabolism and re-calibrating your appetite, which turns off cravings so your blood sugar level goes back to normal. Do not add juice or milk. Mix with ½ cup of berries for more antioxidant boosting power to help ease a morning after headache.
Bonus Boost: Open (1) capsule of LynFit Carb Edge and add it directly to your protein shake for faster absorption and better results. Carb Edge will help get those blood sugar levels back on track. And that hangover you're feeling - it's from excessive carbs and alcohol consumption which turns to sugar in our bodies when broken down. You can also take (1-2) Carb Edge before you cheat to block the absorption of unwanted carbs without nasty side effects.
Eating more sugar and carbs prolongs things so balancing blood sugar is the secret. For extra prevention you can take (1) Carb Edge before you start eating. It contains white kidney bean extract that helps prevent carbs from being absorbed so you can eat more at your event but absorb less carbs. Not that I'm suggesting that you eat more, but realizing that you more than likely will.
AFTER THE EVENT: DON'T EAT IN BETWEEN MEALS - DRINK WATER INSTEAD
Drink water or tea instead to fuel your slow, damaged metabolism. If you really overdid it at your event you can have a green apple to help regulate your blood sugar levels, but that's it. Remember, you probably ate enough at your event to last a week so you won't starve.
Think About It:
- It takes roughly 3 hours of walking for the average person to burn off 12 calories
- Each beer sets you back 150 calories and takes 1 hour to clear your system
- 1 chip dunked into dip is 80 calories
- 6 wings = 990 calories
- 2 handfuls of Cheetos™ takes 1 hour of intense running to burn off
- 3 sodas = 57 minutes of running to burn off
- 3 beers = 3 hours of running to burn off
Bottom line, when you overeat - and you will, take measures beforehand to plan and prepare your body as much as possible. Then in the days following, get right back on the plan and take the extra steps outlined above to help your body recover as quickly as possible.
- Lisa Lynn
- Tags: appetite Belly Fat bloating body fat calories Carbs Cellulite cravings Diet fat-burner Food Addiction holiday Holidays lisa lynn Melatonin metabolic cleanse Metabolism multivitamins nutrients Nutrition Over-eating protein protein shake Raspberry ketones Slimmer Smoothies snacks Supplements toning Waistline Weight Loss Wellness Women's Health
LynFit 2014: A Year Of Dreams, Belief And Miracles
I love the start of a new year. While many experts caution against making resolutions because you are doomed to fail, I see the New Year as a fresh start; a new beginning where all is forgiven and everyone has a clean slate. 2015 can be your new start, your clean slate with new beginnings and no looking back.
2014 was one of the busiest and blessed years for me personally and for LynFit as a whole. I want to share some of the highlights with you; as well as provide some helpful links to the top blog posts and videos of 2014 in case you missed them. These can help you on the journey to fulfilling your dreams in 2015.
For 2015 I dare you to dream big with me and believe. After all, miracles really do happen!
NEW LYNFIT PRODUCT LAUNCHES
- LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost: Formulated for Weight Loss with Immune Boosting Ingredients
- LynFit Complete Protein Advanced Shake Non GMO: Lower in calories, carbs and sugar than the original LynFit Complete Protein Shake and is now Non-GMO, hormone-free and sweetened with Stevia
- LynFit Pure Omega 3 for Dogs - Super Concentrated: A natural way to support a lifetime of wellness for your dog
- LynFit One on One Coaching with LynFit Coaches: LynFit coaches will help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals in ½ the time it takes if you're doing it by yourself
- The Metabolism Solution by Lisa Lynn: Lose 1 pound per day and lose belly fat fast with "The Metabolism Solution" by Lisa Lynn
NEW LYNFIT MOBILE APPS
NEW BOOK LAUNCH BY LISA LYNN
TOP BLOG POSTS FOR 2014
TOP TV INTERVIEW VIDEOS
MY TOP 5 PERSONAL MOMENTS OF 2014
Stay Strong and Happy New Year!
- LynFit "Gives Back" with proceeds of my book sales going to Yale Plastic Surgery and Melanoma Research Fund
- A very personal "faith-lift"
- The launch of my first internationally available book, "The Metabolism Solution"
- My personal Melanoma Miracle
- Being invited to participate in the author's retreat with Jack Canfield
- Being allowed the honor and privilege of helping each and every person who reached out to me
- Being able to begin my Lisa Lynn Metabolic University 101 Coaching Sessions
Merry Fitness And Healthy New Year!
All you need is love. Christmas is a time for giving and feeling love and warm, fuzzy feelings. What does love have to do with getting healthy and fit? Everything. Loving others and loving yourself is the #1 change that will transform everything in your life; especially impacting how you eat cleanly and take care of your entire body - inside and out - guaranteed.
Love is _________________. Can you answer that? Love is how you treat yourself and others. If you're not moving or exercising every day and eating nutritious foods you're not loving yourself. It all starts with you. The Bible says you've gotta walk the love walk every day and it starts by getting up early and moving. True confession - I'm not a morning person. This may shock some, but I love my bed and sleep more than anything. I do most of my exercising in the early hours of the morning. Doing so forces me to go to bed earlier and it makes me feel so much better that I wouldn't dream of starting my day any other way. At first exercising in the morning began as a concession to being very busy and scheduling around the constraints of my daily life. I quickly realized however that there are some incredibly helpful benefits to learning to love exercising in the morning.
Taking this first step is life changing. Here is how to start learning to love morning exercise, even if you're not a morning person. I have to warn you though: This may motivate you and negate every excuse in the book.
5 Reasons For Getting Up Early And Exercising:
Early morning exercise jump starts your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours; sometimes up to 24 hours. So you'll be burning more calories all day.
Exercising in the morning gives you instant energy for the day; not to mention how awesome you'll feel. You'll also feel accomplished and disciplined. Those are highly gratifying feelings that produce more good behavior - habits that stick.
Studies have shown that exercise significantly increases mental acuity. A benefit that lasts 4-10 hours after your workout ends. Exercising in the morning means you get to harness that brainpower instead of wasting it while you're snoozing.
If you're an excuse maker, morning exercise needs to be top priority. It's not as hard as you think to get up 30-60 minutes earlier; especially since regular morning exercise generally means better sleep quality, which means you'll probably require less sleep while sleeping better. If getting up 30-60 minutes earlier each day seems too big, ease into it with 10-20 minutes at first.
Exercising at the same time every morning, especially if you wake up regularly at about the same time, regulates your body's endocrine system and circadian rhythms. You're teaching your body that you do the same thing every day at the same time and your body quickly learns (you'll notice a habit forming the first week) to begin preparing you for waking and exercising a few hours before you even open your eyes. This is especially beneficial when it comes to weight loss and melting belly fat because:
- Your body's not stressed by erratic, ever changing wake-up and sleep schedules which makes waking up early easier and less painful. Eventually you won't need an alarm clock. This will make you feel more energized and ready to exercise when you do wake up.
- Hormones prepare your body for exercise by regulating blood pressure, heart rate, blood flow to muscles, etc., which help wake you up. Your metabolism and the hormones involved/required for exercise (especially metabolic exercise) begin to elevate while you're sleeping.
Just about everyone who has switched from random exercise times to early exercise agree that it helps regulate their appetite for the rest of the day. Not only do they crave less, they say it makes eating less easier to do. Why? Activity causes the release of endorphins which instantly makes us happier and diminishes appetite, unless you over-exercise. Early morning exercisers also claim they are able to choose healthier portions of healthier foods, and that's always a good thing. Early morning successful exercisers all agree exercise becomes something they actually crave and look forward to every day. This is the ultimate act of self-love because they have the satisfaction of taking care of themselves physically and for most of us busy moms, mentally as well. It's also a great time to plan and prepare for your day. For me, it's prayer time, which helps me think more clearly. Things most of us don't get to do if we choose to stay in bed.
Early morning exercise is the best, most successful way to fool-proof or ensure that other things don't derail your day before it even starts. It's the best way to ensure that you don't miss your exercise, especially if you're a busy mom with a hectic schedule.
I dare you to make a commitment to yourself for the next month and be the first to get up in your house. I promise that you'll never be sorry. WARNING: You're 90% more likely to skip your exercise if you don't do it first thing. It's too easy to wimp out in the evening when we're tired or faced with such tasks as rustling up dinner and helping with homework. You may need to step outside your comfort zone. I sure had to push myself and I'm glad I did. Love yourself by doing this.
Lisa Tip: Attention all you late night owls: You can fake it until you make it by tricking yourself in the morning. Drink a huge glass of water and take a LynFit Lean Sleep before you head to bed. You'll fall asleep faster and you'll have to get up to pee! Then, don't allow yourself to go back to bed. You'll feel worse and you'll most likely still be so groggy that you won't even notice what's happening until you've finished exercising. And guess what you've done? You've discovered the best way to work out for weight loss!
Could Those 2 Glasses Of Wine Be Affecting My Weight Loss?
In short - yes those 2 glasses of wine could be stopping your weight loss dead in its tracks; especially if you're a female and over 40. If it's a slimmer waistline you're after it's either wine or your waistline. And with us now being in the middle of the holiday season there's not even an excuse needed to drink it. It's almost as if it's expected of you at the various holiday parties.
But it's not just the holiday parties that impact us when it comes to alcohol consumption. I meet so many people all throughout the year who defend their nightly glass of Merlot and refuse to take it out of their diet all the while ranting about how they just can't lose those last pounds or get rid of that spare tire around their middle. They argue that wine has nutritional value and contains minerals and antioxidants. So do vegetables - and a lot more of them.
Wine is a big factor when it comes to belly fat. Why is that? Because wine has almost double the amount of carbs as sugars. Wine is a glass full of liquid calories that goes straight to your waistline. A single glass of wine can contain from 9 to 19 grams of carbs per serving. Flavored wines can have even more. And who follows those serving sizes anyway when pouring a glass. In fact, do you even know what the serving size is?
In some cases a slightly sweet and low-alcohol wine may have fewer calories than a dry, high-alcohol wine. But you'd be hard pressed to know for sure since wine doesn't come with nutritional labels. For that matter, neither do other alcohol products. No calorie counts, no grams of carbohydrates, not even serving size suggestions. Guess why - because wine and liquors are not considered part of a daily diet. They are not required to by law. Perhaps labels should be required. Oh you can dig around the internet to find some calorie and "nutritional" information, but wouldn't it be much easier if it were right there on the bottle?
When it comes to a glass of wine, which is a 6 ounce serving, calories can range anywhere from just over 100 (for a sweet, low alcohol wine) to almost 300 for a sweet dessert wine. Popular types like Merlot and Chardonnay tend to fall in the 150-200 calorie range per glass. So I have to ask you: When it comes to your daily calories, would you rather eat a salad loaded with vegetables that will fill you up or have a glass of wine that will leave you hungry?
It's simple. We all cheat at times. We just have to decide what we're going to cheat with when we do. If it's with that glass of wine, then stay away from the bread and the dessert. And above all else, make sure you take your LynFit Carb Edge!
Wishing everyone a Merry Fitness and a Healthy New Year!
Shop 'Til You Drop The Pounds
'Tis the season, and if you're like me and I'm guessing you are, that means countless things to do; which includes lots and lots of shopping intervals. All that shopping means that sometimes the exercise goes by the wayside. Not to worry - we're going to "fun out" your workouts so you'll want to do them, not "have" to do them so you can shop 'til you drop those pounds.
What if I told you that shopping can help you lose just as much weight as going to a boring gym? Yep, it's true. Remember, food is 90% of your weight loss success so as long as you're busy and eating clean you'll still lose weight. In fact, shopping may help distract you from eating as long as you don't make deals with yourself as to why you should and could eat more, and stay away from the food court at the mall. If you do that you'll overpay with poor choices and anything you get at the mall isn't going to be good for your weight loss.
There are a few simple tricks that anyone can do that will help them get in shape fast and lose 1 pound per day. Better yet, these simple tricks don't require you to join a gym. Your body is always burning calories, even at rest. Even sleeping burns calories. So what if I told you that you can drop 1 pound per day while doing your favorite thing - shopping? Here is the "Shop 'Til You Drop The Pounds" plan you've been waiting for your whole life, and it's the only one of its kind.
*NOTE: Please refer to the video above for examples of the moves described below
ACTION STEP #1: Reshape, Tighten and Tone Your Upper Body (1:07 in the video above)
Push yourself out the door doing door jamb pushups. Door jamb pushups help to strengthen your upper body and keep your arms tight and toned for the holiday sleeveless dresses. Door jamb pushups also help correct a slumped-over posture. Perform (1) giant set of as many reps as you can, using good form.
ACTION STEP #2: Core Walk in the Mall Holding Your Bags in the ½-way Position (1:55 in the video above)
Core walking builds endurance and strengthens your cardiovascular system. If you hold your shopping bags at the ½-way mark you'll also be tightening and toning your arms. Core walking/Mall walking at a brisk pace of 3.5mph can burn as many calories as a light jog. Wear sneakers shopping, park far away and walk around the mall before it opens for 30-45 minutes and you'll burn calories while beating the crowds.
Fit Tip: Wear a pedometer to log steps taken. Aim for 10 thousand steps every day and if needed, get on the treadmill to guarantee it.
ACTION STEP #3: Standing Rear and Side Kicks to Tighten Your Butt and Strengthen Your Core While Boosting Your Calorie Burn (3:25 in the video above)
Standing rear and side kicks tighten your butt and build core strength while helping to develop balance. These moves are great for people with bad knees or hips and can also be done standing at the stove. Boost calorie burn when you're standing in line. Long lines equal more time so do a few extra. Aim to do a set of 25 at each store.
ACTION STEP #4: The Pay at the Register Toe Raise (4:15 in the video above)
These moves tighten and tone legs and if you keep your core tight you'll get great ab benefits as well which protects your back. Toe raises are a great stretch too. Aim to do a set of 25 at each store.
ACTION STEP #5: Eat Thermogenically to Force Fat Loss (4:40 in the video above)
Losing weight is 90% diet and only 10% of your weight loss results come from exercise. Eating on the run doesn't have to be a diet disaster, although if you don't plan ahead it almost always is. If you're serious about losing weight, or at least not gaining weight, you need a solid "go low" plan before you step foot outside of your house. Have a thermogenic Protein Shake before you leave and set your phone alarm for 3 hours so you don't skip meals. Bring a "lean and low" protein bar with you in your purse and a bottle of water so you're not tempted to go near the food court where the smells of the food can take you over.
What's "low and lean"? Low carb, low fat, but high in clean protein. Most protein bars are nothing more than expensive cookies and most aren't even that healthy. Look for at least 15 grams of protein and carbs should be less than 20 grams, while containing little to no sugar. Check the label on your protein bar before leaving or grab a LynFit Lean Bar if you're serious about losing weight.
LynFit Butt Bonus: Lunge your way to a tighter tush. Do walking lunges on your way out the door of when no one is looking. Better yet, lunge down the long mall hallways before it opens.
Have a Merry Fitness and a Healthy New Year!
The Gratitude Challenge For Lasting Transformational Change
I just completed my Advanced Level of Coaching with Jack Canfied (co-author, "Chicken Soup for the Soul") at his home in Santa Barbara, CA. During this retreat I noticed a recurring habit that totally changed people's lives - physically, mentally and spiritually. This habit didn't just change lives gradually; rather, it transformed lives overnight. What was that habit that when willingly practiced radically transformed people's lives? Gratitude.
Gratitude - that quality of willingly being thankful and appreciative for a benefit that you have already received. When it comes to weight loss and fitness we spend so much time hating our bodies. So much so that we often forget just how much we have to be grateful for. Could it be that one of the greatest hindrances to our weight loss is our attitude - our failure to be grateful? I think so.
"Less than good" attitudes are like flat tires - you won't go very far until you change it. You've all heard the saying, "what you focus on multiplies" - that is absolutely correct. Just think about it. How many times have you woke up on the wrong side of the bed and that negativity carried throughout the entire day? Once you're mired in the mud it's hard to get out.
I challenge you to change the way you look at things, starting today. Try to see some positive in everything, even bad situations. Do this on a consistent basis and eventually the way you see those things and your beliefs in them will change. What we believe shapes our thinking, which in turn shapes our lives. This is especially true when it comes to our bodies. We often don't see things for what they are but what we perceive them as being. The way we see things is shaped by the way we see ourselves. If you believe you are lovable, you will act in a loving and caring manner toward your body by treating it with respect and feeding it right, exercising it safely and nourishing it; body and mind.
When you "love" on yourself you will attract more love your way as well. Friend, spouses, even the dog will show the respect to you that you show. It all starts with you. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you believe you're not worthy and unlovable you'll act accordingly. Yes, including eating clean, pure foods and making sure you get enough daily exercise. You focus on your fear and that fear multiplies into all aspects of your life.
I never believed I would lose weight so I never really committed to doing what I was supposed to. I used to complain, "it didn't work for me" or I would lie and tell myself I was doing what I was supposed to and it just wasn't working. The truth is nothing changed until I changed from the inside out. It all started with a single thought, a single attitude adjustment from negativity to gratefulness. Now at age 46 I'm in the best shape of my life. I've lost, and kept off, 40 pounds. And I'm stronger, more flexible than ever. My depression is gone and I'm the happiest I've ever been, despite the fact that life's not always perfect. I now experience real joy every day regardless what size my thighs are. The lies we believe about ourselves deceive us. See yourself the way God sees you. In His eyes you are perfect just as you are. This truth will set you free.
Many of the "love yourself habits" in my Gratitude Challenge will ask you to go outside your comfort zone. Transformations that radically change your life start outside of your comfort zone. I must warn you upfront: These health habits bring on radical change. Do not try these unless you want to get unstuck.
I dare you to change your life and start loving yourself today. Remember to complete each one of these on its assigned day, and don't skip ahead. It's important to be a rule-follower and perform each one at its designated time. Keep in mind, outside your comfort zone is where it all begins. By practicing these health habits over the next 21 days you'll be practicing gratitude while establishing new healthy habits that will radically transform your life physically, mentally, and spiritually. Are you ready? I dare you - all it takes is 21 days to create new lasting habits.
LynFit's 21 Day Gratitude Challenge
- Go to bed 1 hour earlier (turn off all lighted technology). Can't sleep? Take (1) LynFit Lean Sleep.
- Say it out loud: "I can do this!" - Fake it until you make it. No if's, and's or but's.
- No alcohol all weekend. Zero. It feeds belly fat.
- Don't cheat this weekend. Stick to the plan.
- Worry about nothing, pray about everything, and pray before each meal. It will slow you down.
- Do the metabolic workout and walk for 60 minutes (both on the same day).
- Drink more water all day long and if you're already doing that - drink more.
- Say only positive messages all day, versus the negative ones you've been saying......."I love my legs", no matter what size they are.
- Drink a Protein Shake for breakfast and lunch. Go vegetarian for dinner.
- Exhale. Focus on your breath today. Improper breathing, holding your breath, creates big bellies. Exhale.
- Eat earlier tonight. Aim to eat 3-4 hours prior to bedtime.
- Have a LynFit Lean Bar as your lunch today versus your usual cheat food.
- Swap out overused over-the-counter meds (unless prescribed by a physician) that slow your metabolism and use LynFit Recovery Agent instead.
- Swap out the fattening fats for LynFit Pure Omega-3, the essential fat that helps you burn fat.
- Pay attention to portions. Don't know what they are? See "The Metabolism Solution".
- Don't eat between meals. Nothing - not even veggies.
- Walk 10,000 steps or 60 minutes. Keep this up every day after today as well.
- Fight back against cravings today by taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) LynFit Pure Omega-3, 30 minutes before meals.
- Stop negative thoughts and talk by saying nice things to yourself all day. Example: "I love myself therefore I will take care of my body".
- Be a blessing to 10 people today by telling them something you think is awesome about them. You get back what you put in.
- Eat thermogenic carbs like vegetables instead of starchy carbs that slow metabolism, like oatmeal, bread, rice, pasta and crackers.
Congratulations, you did it! Bless yourself by repeating these healthy behaviors as your normal lifestyle.
According to your Faith will it be done to you. - Matthew 9:29
- Lisa Lynn
- Tags: anxiety appetite Belly Fat body fat calories cravings depression Diet exercise fitness Food Addiction holiday Holidays lean bars lisa lynn Mental Health metabolic cleanse Metabolism nutrients Nutrition Omega Over-eating protein protein shake sleep problems snacks stress Supplements Weight Loss Wellness Women's Health
How To Cheat And Still Lose Weight
Halloween typically means lots of candy everywhere. The foods we crave are lurking around every corner, and this can be hazardous to your waistline. That's why it's so important to turbo-charge your metabolism before those temptations present themselves.
Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us end up eating more than we care to admit, especially around holidays and special occasions. The only way to come away from a "bad eating day" is to plan for them ahead of time by giving your metabolism a jolt, so it's in high gear. This will allow you to burn more calories even while you're sitting at your desk.
There are a few simple tricks that can allow you to enjoy a few treats without gaining an ounce. It's all about balance. After all, we're only human and live in the real world. It's important to be honest with yourself and have a snack attack plan.
Below are three simple steps you can take to safely boost your metabolism so that you burn more calories all day long; not only on Halloween but any day that you know you're going to overeat. These steps will keep the candy from making a permanent home on your thighs. In fact, these metabolism boosters can help you lose weight even when cheating.
Metabolism Boosting Tip #1 - The day of indulging and the morning after
Boost your metabolism 25 percent to accelerate your weight loss and detox the sugar. Drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake made with a handful of spinach to alkalize your body. It will not only keep you healthy but also keep cravings in check, so they don't get the best of you.
Take (1) LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones (which is loaded with additional appetite suppressing agents) to give your metabolism an extra jolt. The Raspberry Ketones will help kill cravings, so you have control over the candy rather than the candy controlling you.
Metabolism Boosting Tip #2 - Do the math and know the numbers first
Before you cheat, know the numbers. Knowing your caloric, fat and carb allowances will allow you to plan out your cheat splurge ahead of time so you can eat what you love and still lose weight. We all have a "cheat allowance" to spend every day, and if you know your numbers, you can plan ahead and factor it into your daily caloric intake. Bottom line, if you're counting calories, carbs and sugars, and you've boosted your metabolism into high gear with Step #1, those calories don't stand a chance.
We should all know how much fat and carbs we are supposed to eat every day so you can budget these "extra expenses" into your daily caloric intake. Knowing your numbers can help you lose a pound a day without eating perfect. In my book, "The Metabolism Solution", I go into detail about how many calories you should be eating each day, as well as the magic number of carbs to stick to if you're serious about melting belly fat. Do you know your numbers? If not, that may be why you're not losing weight.
Metabolism Boosting Tip #3 - Allow your body to cleanse
Allow your body to cleanse by not eating for 12 hours after your last meal, and repeat Step #1. An example: If you ate your last candy bar at 10 pm on Halloween, don't eat again until 10 am the next day. This allows your system to cleanse itself and lowers blood sugar levels before beginning to load up on food again. Lowering blood sugar levels is a secret to losing weight. This trick also reboots your sweet tooth and kills cravings.
In conclusion, you can enjoy those "bad eating days" without fear of it ruining all the hard work you've already done. The key; advance planning.