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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

  1. Go to bed 1 hour earlier (turn off all lighted technology). Can't sleep? Take (1) LynFit Lean Sleep.
  2. Say it out loud: "I can do this!" - Fake it until you make it. No if's, and's or but's.
  3. No alcohol all weekend. Zero. It feeds belly fat.
  4. Don't cheat this weekend. Stick to the plan.
  5. Worry about nothing, pray about everything, and pray before each meal. It will slow you down.
  6. Do the metabolic workout and walk for 60 minutes (both on the same day).
  7. Drink more water all day long and if you're already doing that - drink more.
  8. Say only positive messages all day, versus the negative ones you've been saying......."I love my legs", no matter what size they are.
  9. Drink a Protein Shake for breakfast and lunch. Go vegetarian for dinner.
  10. Exhale. Focus on your breath today. Improper breathing, holding your breath, creates big bellies. Exhale.
  11. Eat earlier tonight. Aim to eat 3-4 hours prior to bedtime.
  12. Have a LynFit Lean Bar as your lunch today versus your usual cheat food.
  13. Swap out overused over-the-counter meds (unless prescribed by a physician) that slow your metabolism and use LynFit Recovery Agent instead. 
  14. Swap out the fattening fats for LynFit Pure Omega-3, the essential fat that helps you burn fat.
  15. Pay attention to portions. Don't know what they are? See "The Metabolism Solution".
  16. Don't eat between meals. Nothing - not even veggies.
  17. Walk 10,000 steps or 60 minutes. Keep this up every day after today as well.
  18. Fight back against cravings today by taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) LynFit Pure Omega-3, 30 minutes before meals.
  19. 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".
  20. Be a blessing to 10 people today by telling them something you think is awesome about them. You get back what you put in.
  21. 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

How To Cheat And Still Lose Weight

How to cheat and still lose weight - halloween cnadyHalloween 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.

LynFit 30 Day Fall Fitness Challenge

LynFit 30 Day Fall Fitness ChallengeI DARE YOU to try each and every one of these tips over the next 30 days.

NOW is the perfect time to lose that excess weight you've been carrying around BEFORE the holidays roll around.

LynFit's 30 Day Fall Fitness Challenge is unlike other fitness challenges because each and every tip will cause you to melt fat, not just lose weight. These tricks will transform your body fast no matter your age or how slow your metabolism might be. If you've been stuck in a rut this is the best way to break out of it.

By adding these extra tricks each day you will rev up your metabolism so you'll melt fat. CHALLENGE yourself to do at least 1 healthy habit every day for 30 days. If you follow the Metabolic Boosting Cleanse, found in “The Metabolism Solution”, you can expect to lose 1 pound per day.


Why 30 days? It takes 21 days to break a bad habit and start a new one. So I added 10 extra days for practice! I encourage you to go out of your comfort zone and try new things. You might be surprised at what challenging yourself can do!

How will you ever know what you can do if you don't try? Invite a friend to join you for accountability and to help you stay on track. Post your experience on Facebook to help inspire others.

I DARE YOU TO try each and every one of these tips over the next 30 days. Are you ready? All that's left to do is lose weight! Ready..... Set..... Go.....

  1. Replace 2 meals with Complete Protein Shakes. DO NOT add any fruit or extra calories to the Shakes.
  2. Plank for 2 minutes.
  3. Walk for 60 minutes. Already walk for 60? Add another 15 minutes.
  4. Don't eat between meals! You'll survive, I promise!
  5. Do the Lean Core workout in addition to The Metabolic Booster.
  6. Eat at least 10 servings of vegetables today.
  7. Lift heavier weights during your workout today and do the same amount of reps.
  8. Drink your coffee black.
  9. Do LynFit's Metabolic Booster workout and walk 60 minutes today.
  10. Eat ONLY between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
  11. Do 30 repetitions instead of the usual 12-15 while doing the Metabolic Workout.
  12. Take Pure Omega at 12 noon and again at 3pm to halt cravings before they begin and balance blood sugar levels.
  13. Exercise 2 times today - before breakfast and after dinner.
  14. Add a set of 100 repetitions of power squats to your day.
  15. Eat a Lean Bar for lunch with a cup of tea.
  16. Do 10 push-ups every hour today.
  17. Drink a 6oz. glass of water every hour.
  18. Do the Recovery Stretch at the end of your day.
  19. Take Carb Edge 3 times today instead of 2.
  20. Do a set of 15 jumping jacks in between each set of exercises (hit pause during Metabolic Booster).
  21. Skip that one food you crave. You'll prove to yourself that you can do it.
  22. Do your favorite stretch 3 times today.
  23. Eat only leafy greens today to incinerate fat (use only zero calorie dressing).
  24. Double or triple your cardio today.
  25. Take Cutting Edge before your workout to burn more fat.
  26. Do Power 30, Recovery Stretch, and walk today. It's a fitness marathon.
  27. Go to bed 1 hour earlier tonight and wake up refreshed. Can't sleep? Take Lean Sleep.
  28. Do as many rounds as you can of plank for 2 minutes, 100 squats, 20 push-ups and 20 jumping jacks - time yourself.
  29. Drink a Complete Protein Shake for dinner tonight and have egg whites for breakfast instead. You'll wake up lean.
  30. Congratulate yourself if you did even 80% of these tips. You nailed it. It takes courage, perseverance and willpower to do new things. Celebrate with a massage or your favorite non-food item.

Want even more daily fat loss tips? Here are some bonus tips that blast fat fast!

  • Swap your usual fruit with a green vegetable instead
  • Don't drink alcohol for a month
  • Don't "cheat" for 30 days
  • Workout every day for 30 days
  • Don't eat carbs (except vegetables) for 30 days
  • Don't eat cheese for 30 days
  • Skip the creamer or milk (skim too) for 30 days
  • Eat fish for 2 weeks instead of chicken

4 Simple Disciplines To Melt Belly Fat

The word discipline means to delay gratification. Discipline is your friend and shouldn't be avoided. It's a tool to help us get what we want, but in a way that is beneficial rather than harmful. In order to be successful in losing weight - getting us what we want - every area of our life needs discipline and self-control.

All of that sounds fine and easy. But when the rubber meets the road, or rather when the foot hits the scale, there are some decisions that must be made for us to successfully introduce discipline into our lives. Discipline means advance planning in a number areas: Food, sleep, how you spend your time; these are just a few areas that we have to practice advance planning in. You need a rock solid plan to stick to and you need to know when substitutions are necessary and what they are so you won't get caught off guard. I believe this plan of discipline will lead you to lasting weight loss and vibrant health.

Discipline also means planning your pain (workouts) and your pleasure (your cheat days). It's vital that you are honest with yourself when planning. Not being able to be honest with yourself is where most of the problems lie. In 25 years I've never had anyone journal what their "bad eating days" were truly like. They always tend to fudge a little or conveniently forget exactly what their eating day was like. Yet they can't figure out why they can't lose weight. We should be as honest about our cheat days as we are proud of our perfect eating days.

Willpower is a muscle. Just like any other muscle, it must be worked to be made strong. If we don't exercise it it cannot withstand the constant pressure of everyday unplanned living that we put on it; to the point that it eventually tears, breaks or falls apart. The sad part is that when our willpower tears, breaks or falls apart, so too do our dreams in many cases. Remember what we said in the very first paragraph - "discipline is a tool to help us get what we want in a beneficial way that is never harmful"? No discipline + no willpower = faded dreams and lost hope.

But here's the best news - perfection doesn't exist! That's right, I said it - perfection doesn't exist. Because the thing about discipline is that it doesn't recognize failure. That's why you mentally and physically plan ahead so that when imperfection occurs you're ready for it and your discipline kicks in knowing that, hey okay, this is that blip that I knew beforehand was going to happen. Now, on to the next positive milestone!

As much discipline as we do need, it alone is not enough. Just as a car needs an engine for it to even start, it has to have some vital fluids and maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Here are 4 things, that in addition to having the discipline engine engaged, can accelerate your weight loss:

Go to bed at the same time everyday

With school starting back this is the perfect time to visit this area of your life. And, it is one area that can usually be planned pretty regularly. Any disruption in the routine, even small ones, can result in a restless night. Sleep is when our bodies naturally recover from the day's activities and stresses.

And what do we do when we can't sleep - we reach for that over-the-counter sleep aid. But did you know that those over-the-counter sleep aids actually slow weight loss and leave you feeling groggy when you wake up? If you are having a hard time falling asleep or find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep, take LynFit Lean Sleep 45-60 minutes before you go to bed. It's a natural "good for you" sleep aid that actually aids in weight loss and melting away belly fat. Read "The Metabolism Solution" to learn more about this natural alternative and its positive effects on weight loss.

Keep your colon clean

Eating clean but your stomach isn't flat? You are most likely constipated. A disciplined routine of regular eating and exercise works wonders here. But sometimes we all need a little extra help when it comes to staying regular.

First, it's always good to make sure you're eating adequate amounts of vegetables every day (10 servings). But sometimes that's impossible to do. Again, that's where that advanced planning comes in - we've got a substitute plan - LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse. Take 2-3 Raspberry Ketone Cleanse every day with your dinner and you're guaranteed to stay regular, in a natural and safe way. Doing just this one thing helped me lose 3-5 pounds and made my stomach flatter.

Another little tip: Drinking hot water with lemon every day also guarantees a smooth morning, if you know what I mean. Sometimes, even though we're awake, not everything seems to be awake  :)

Control the cravings

Can't stop eating? The more you think about it the more you eat? I totally understand this one. To this day I struggle with it. That's why I devoted so much of my book to managing head hunger. And trust me; it is all in our heads. If you're not careful, what's in your head will ultimately find its way into your stomach.

For that extra "umph" to defeat the head games take LynFit Omega-3 at 3pm to stop those cravings before they begin. We should all be taking Omega-3 anyway for optimal health, even if you eat salmon. And don't forget your dogs too. I have 4 of them and they get Omega-3. It helps in so many areas:

Memory
Hair, skin and nails
Inflammation (aches and pains)
Immune boosting
Blood sugar control (which helps kill cravings)

As an added bonus, take Omega-3 before you sleep and you'll wake up pain-free and feeling like you've slept like a baby.

Exercise the right way for a flatter stomach by week's end

Yes, LynFit metabolic boosting exercise is the secret to seeing results fast. Remember, we talked about planned pain - workouts. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not doing the right kind of exercise to achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. I find that they either over exercise, which causes more stress on their body which contributes to weight gain, or they under exercise, which stops any results dead in their tracks.

Want to see results start to happen? Do LynFit metabolic boosting workouts 3 times weekly, along with a daily "good for your body" core walk (the core walk is explained in detail in "The Metabolism Solution"). You'll not only lose 1 pound a day, you'll also feel and see visible results in 1 week. That's the LynFit Guarantee - if you follow my plan 100% you'll get results faster than surgery! Not to mention - it costs a lot less and you don't need to take all that time off from work.

So, are you ready to lose that weight? I can help you! It's time to get disciplined for weight loss!

Prebiotics: Secret Ingredient That Helps Burn Belly Fat

Secret ingredient in LynFit Lean Bars boosts metabolism and helps burn abdominal and belly fat!

Even Dr. OZ agrees that prebiotics are one of the best weight loss trends and LynFit's Lean Bar is the only protein bar that uses prebiotic fiber.

Prebiotics are better than probiotics when it comes to weight loss and burning abdominal fat, according to researchers. The findings, published October 9th in the Journal of Functional Foods, suggest that prebiotic fiber may help prevent intestinal fat absorption and could be an effective weight loss tool.

"Normally we digest all the food and absorb all the calories", said study researcher Peter Jones of the University of Manitoba in Canada. "We think the prebiotic fiber interfered with the absorption of those calories, so that more calories went out the tailpipe and there were fewer calories to pack on abdominal fat."

What's the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria in yogurt, other dairy products and pills. And while probiotics have been shown effective in managing certain gastrointestinal conditions, they do not have the same power when it comes to weight loss that prebiotics do. First, probiotics are delicate. Heat and stomach acid can kill them, rendering them ineffective before they've even been digested. Also, those who don't eat dairy foods for taste or dietary reasons may find ingesting adequate amounts of probiotics difficult, if not impossible. You would need to overeat on yogurt in order to obtain the amount of probiotics needed to experience change.

Prebiotics (lsomalto-oligosaccarudes/inulin) is a specialized plant fiber that beneficially nourishes the good bacteria already in the large bowel or colon. The body itself does not digest these plant fibers; instead, the fibers act as a fertilizer to promote the growth of many of the good bacteria in the gut. These, in turn, provide many digestive and general health benefits. Prebiotics such as oligofructose enriched inulin (found in LynFit Lean Bars) can change a colon makeup from bad to good, which is favorable when you're trying to lose weight and kill cravings. Prebiotics produce many other health benefits, including boosting immunity.

Why is this so important for weight loss?

There are places within the wall of the stomach and small bowel where appetite hormones are made. These hormones then enter the blood stream and signal the brain. The one in the stomach signals hunger and gives us the desire to eat food. When the different hormone in the small bowel reaches the brain it signals fullness or satiety.

I don't know about you but I don't have a "kill switch" when it comes to hunger and I need all the help I can get. That's why I need to eat at least (1) LynFit Lean Bar every day as a preventative measure.

These prebiotic reduce the blood level of the hunger hormone. The prebiotic makes us less hungry and we all need that. The same prebiotics increase the fullness or satiety hormone so we feel full sooner. If you're trying to lose weight and you struggle with cravings the Lean Bar is the perfect snack.

When trying to lose weight you should eat at least (1) Lean Bar every day because they may:

      • Favorably change the bacterial makeup of the colon
      • Likely reduce the number of calories absorbed through the colon wall
      • Decrease the level of the hunger hormones in the blood
      • Increase the level of the satiety or fullness hormone in the blood

Prebiotics aid digestion and promote weight loss and an insufficient intake can lead to weight gain and digestive issues. Not to mention, Lean Bars are clean calories that boost metabolism rather than slowing it down. Lean Bars are low in calories, contain 10 grams of prebiotic fiber, extremely low fat and low in sugar.

Rather than wreck your diet like most protein bars will do, Lean Bars can actually cause you to lose weight. I challenge you to check the Lean Bar label against any protein bar out there and I guarantee you can't find a better tasting or cleaner, leaner bar.

That's what makes Lean Bars different from all of the rest of the bars out there. They are the cleanest protein bar, providing 20 grams of high quality complete whey protein, boosting your metabolism rather than slowing it down the way others will. If you're not eating at least (1) Lean Bar every day you're sabotaging (slowing) your weight loss.

While Lean Bars may seem expensive, it's because they are All-Natural, gluten-free, and actually cost less than the fancy coffees we all drink that cause us to gain weight. Lean Bars cost less than the average snack. Here's how they measure up:

      • 20 grams of high biological protein
      • 10 grams of fiber from a prebiotic source
      • 2.5 grams of fat
      • 2.5 grams of sugar
      • 11 net carbs

Most commercially purchased protein bars are inexpensive because they are made with inexpensive ingredients. LynFit knows how important protein is when it comes to losing weight and boosting your metabolism. That's why we use the same high-grade, high biological value in the Lean Bar. This is critical when losing weight because it helps:

        • Kill cravings and satisfies your sweet tooth
        • Prevent blood sugar swings
        • Protects and preserves lean muscle tissue
        • Provides natural energy
        • Keeps you feeling fuller longer

    Lean Bars won't cause weight gain or bulk the way other protein bars will. The best time to enjoy a Lean Bar is:

          • As a meal replacement when you just need to chew (when you cannot make a LynFit Complete Protein Shake)
          • As a delicious snack with a cup of tea to avoid the "not-so-healthy" foods
          • After your workout to replenish protein and nourish your body

      The best part about Lean Bars (besides being the cleanest bar on the market) is that they are portable and need no refrigeration. You should always have one stashed in your purse, gym bag or desk. "A Lean Bar a day keeps the excess pounds away"! Don't leave home without one. Lean Bars stay fresh for months and (if needed) you can refrigerate them so they keep longer. But remember, if you do refrigerate them, they can get very hard so soften them first before eating by keeping it in your pocket close to your skin or any warm place. No more excuses that you didn't have the right food available. That's what Lean Bars are for!

      For a warm delicious treat, try warming up pieces of Lean Bar in the microwave for 15-30 seconds (depending on the watts) and enjoy metabolic boosting cookies (don't forget to remove the wrapper). My personal favorite is a Tahitian Vanilla Lean Bar with skinny hot chocolate (made with Complete Protein Shake mix) and 10 minutes of peace and quiet. For more delicious recipes stay tuned for my book release, The Metabolism Solution, due out by April 15th. But don't wait - preorder now on Amazon HERE, and please leave a review.

      Lose 1 pound a day with the Lean Protein Bar diet:

            • Eat between the hours of 8am and no later than 8pm
            • Drink 8-10 (8) ounce glasses of water daily
            • Be sure there are 3 hours between meals and snacks for proper digestion
            • For proper food choices and serving sizes, please see the list HERE

        The most important aspect of this weight loss plan is the sound nutrition that the Lean Bar and Complete Protein Shake deliver. If you need to start slow then that's where you should start. You can always add supplements in later and you'll still lose weight.

        Breakfast:

        (1) Lean Bar with black coffee or tea
        Metabolic Boosting Supplements - (1) ounce of LynFit Daily Power Shot and (1) LynFit Pure Omega-3

        Mid-morning Snack:

        (1) LynFit Cutting Edge with a large glass of water or hot tea

        Lunch:

        (1) Strawberry Lean Bar and (1) Complete Protein Shake made with (1) scoop of powder (see suggestion above), hot tea or black coffee
        Metabolic Boosting Supplements: (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) Cutting Edge

        Afternoon Snack:

        (1) scoop of Complete Protein Shake and a green apple or ½ cup of fruit (see approved list HERE), large glass of water
        Metabolic Boosting Supplements: (1) Carb Edge and (1) Pure Omega-3

        Dinner:

        Huge tossed salad made with leafy greens, 1-2 servings of a warm vegetable, 3-4 ounces of fish (if you don't like fish, 2 ounces of chicken or 3 egg whites), large hot tea or water
        Metabolic Boosting Supplements: (2) LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse

        PM Snack:

        Sugar-free Jell-O or sugar-free popsicles (snack must be less than 100 calories) or see approved list HERE
        Metabolic Boosting Supplements: (1) LynFit Lean Sleep

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        If Your Workout Doesn't Say Metabolic, It Isn't!

        When it comes to weight loss not all workouts are created equal. Let's face it, anytime you're exercising versus sitting on the couch it's a good thing. But what you might not know is that there are specific ways you can exercise that double your weight loss results in ½ the time.

        You don't need an expensive gym membership or any fancy equipment for that matter. The fastest, most effective way to tone, tighten and firm your body is by doing metabolic exercise. How do you know if your workout is metabolic? Simple; if it doesn't say metabolic, it isn't.

        If you're not seeing visible results within one week and losing 3-4 pounds a week then your workout isn't doing its job. Keep in mind too that diet is 90% of your weight loss success. I'm sure you've heard me say this a thousand times but I'll remind you again - a LynFit Complete Protein Shake makes you lose a pound a day!

        That being said, I'll show you what differentiates a workout that boosts metabolism versus cross fit style "kill yourself" workouts that raise your cortisol levels which stop fat loss. Yoga/Pilates style workouts? Too easy. Metabolic workouts fall right in the middle so your body burns fat at an elevated rate all day long.

        That's the best way to boost your metabolism so you lose more weight and flatten your abs while tightening and toning thighs versus bulking up.

        Are you ready to change your body? No more excuses! Take the 7-Day Challenge and watch your body change in one week. Add 30 minutes of cardio daily and you'll turbo-charge your results.

        Day One: LynFit Metabolic Boosting Workout 1
        Day Two: LynFit Lean Core
        Day Three: LynFit Fat Blaster
        Day Four: LynFit Recovery Stretch
        Day Five: LynFit Metabolic Boosting Workout 2
        Day Six: LynFit Lean Core
        Day Seven: 60 minutes of cardio (walking or biking inside at a constant pace)

        Repeat for 21 days to form this into a habit!

        *If you haven't been working out start slow. Do ½ the amount of work.

        The research shows that metabolic workouts are two times more effective than typical gym workouts. Do your own research and get ready for the new leaner stronger you. Remember that your bones require two strength training sessions weekly. They'll thank you for it!

        Back To Basics To Boost Your Metabolism

        Every now and then you just gotta "shake things up" if you're serious about losing weight. You can't be afraid to get a little hungry either. That's how we force our bodies to burn off that stubborn belly fat. If you're sick of feeling fat and flabby and ready to lose that excess weight you put on this winter, in addition to melting that stubborn belly fat, then the Slimmer By Dinner Plan is for you. I promise; you'll be 'Slimmer by Dinner!"

        There are 3 critical things you need to do if you want to lose weight:

          1. Follow the Slimmer by Dinner Meal Plan and be sure to use LynFit Complete Protein Shakes as they are specifically geared to boost your metabolism 25%, allowing you to lose weight faster. *Do not add milk or fruit as this will slow your weight loss.

          2. Slim-Firm-Tone by doing the Metabolic Boosting Workouts 3 times per week. LynFit's metabolic workouts use the science of Metabolic Circuits to crank up your calorie-burn by boosting your metabolism. These workouts are the most effective when it comes to reshaping your body without adding bulk. All you need is a pair of dumbbells. Think the intensity is too much for you? No problem! Simply do what you can at your own pace and you'll be fit enough in no time. But remember, you have to start somewhere! Still don't think you're ready? Start with the Recovery Stretch and walking every day.

            Are you ready to flatten your belly, tone your arms and thighs and slim your butt? Clients are telling me how much they love these workouts because they are challenging and fun and they have seen first-hand how effective they are for making their bodies healthier and fitter. Their clothes are falling off within one week of switching from their previous workouts to the Metabolic Boosting Workouts.

            Nothing makes me happier than to hear all of these success stories. Please send me yours and be sure to watch the Cutting Edge Eating for the Ultimate Metabolic Boost to help you relearn how to eat for weight loss. You'll learn something new every time you watch it.

          3. End your diet dilemma by getting your cravings and appetite under control. That's where supplements come in and don't forget LynFit Lean Bars kill cravings and help you lose weight fast. Here's a little Supplement Cheat Sheet to troubleshoot your worst diet issues.

        For advanced weight loss start switching to all-natural products for fast relief. For sleeplessness, try LynFit Lean Sleep. Constipation and bloating? Try LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse and add a little Suntheanine Fiber to your LynFit Complete Protein Shake. Need to satisfy that urge to chew? Have a LynFit Lean Bar. Anxiety got you in a tizzy? Try Oxytocin or Suntheanine for fast relief that won't negatively affect your weight loss.

        And above all else - Remember I'm here if you need me.

        Get ready to feel Slimmer by Dinner!

        Detoxing Your Body With Natural Alternatives

        Spring cleansing means detoxifying your body, mind and spirit. Detoxing is an ancient tradition and has been known to be an "extraordinary-mystical" experience. Jesus did it, Plato did it and so did Gandhi! They said it gave them clarity of thought and made them feel more peaceful and created vibrant health.

        Detoxing your body is also the best way to slow down the aging process and jump start your weight loss. My first goal with every client is to get them to feel good so they have the energy to make lifestyle changes that will ultimately affect their weight loss and melt fat from their waistline.

        How do you know if you need to detox? Here are the telltale signs that your body is begging you to detox:

                        • Cravings
                        • Bloated, feeling heavy, constipated or irritable bowel symptoms
                        • Depression, moodiness, lack of focus, can't concentrate
                        • Tired, lack of energy
                        • Muscle aches and pains
                        • Sleep problems
                        • Skin eruptions, eczema, nail or hair problems
                        • Sick often
                        • Hard to lose weight

        I recommend certain proven techniques that help your body detox. Detoxing has always been the best way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew. Anybody can benefit from a detox. The body is coming out of what might be called hibernation. It's a way you can jump-start your body and your weight loss for a more active life, and a healthier life.

        There's a big difference between dieting and detoxing as the effects on the body are quite different.

        ANCIENT TRADITION MEETS NEW-AGE NEEDS

        A study of anthropology gives plenty of evidence. In Chinese medicine, fasting is part of preventative health care. For many ancient cultures, fasting helped people "lighten up" after a long winter, shedding the extra winter fat layer that provided warmth.

        Our bodies naturally detoxify every day because detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin. Our metabolic processes continuously dispose of accumulated toxic matter.

        However, the environmental toxins of modern-day life - the pollutants, chemicals, other synthetic substances - are more than the average body can handle. Our bodies don't know what to do with foreign substances, so it will store them outside of the regular elimination system, so we don't get poisoned. Those poisons start building up in our body fat.

        If you feel "congested" from too much food - or the wrong kinds of food - you may want to detoxify. If your energy level is low, if you have been taking many medications that have not been eliminated from your system, even a simple weekend detox may help you feel better fast so that you crave eating healthy and exercising. Not to mention how focused and peaceful you'll feel. (For more information on a total Metabolic Cleanse, click HERE)

        Here are FIVE safe, natural alternatives that make detoxing easier:

            1. Start by knowing your numbers. If you're not feeling well it helps to know why. That's why I'm suggesting that you know your numbers. Not your weight or body fat, but rather your Omega-3 levels. We've all heard that Omega-3's are the secret to optimal health as they help lower total cholesterol, ease inflammation, increase energy and boost mood as well as benefiting your nails and hair. But what you might not know is that your Omega-3 levels may actually be hurting you. I suggest that every client start out by taking this highly accurate simple home test that will provide you with your ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 (results in 2 weeks) which is the key to detoxing your body. When we feel better and ache less you won't need toxic drugs to ease symptoms. I searched and found the best deal for you to get 2 kits for the price of 1 by clicking HERE. Be sure to sign up for their 100 days of heart health while you're there.

            2. Kick constipation/IBS naturally with fiber. I suggest mixing Sunfiber every morning in your LynFit Complete Protein Shake along with a ½ cup of raspberries to reach your daily fiber quota. What makes Sunfiber totally unique is that it's the only fiber that's truly invisible (no taste and no gritty texture). What I love most about Sunfiber is that it will not impede with protein digestion. Sunfiber will also help improve the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and it dissolves fast!

              Lisa Tip: If you suffer from constipation or IBS symptoms, in addition to mixing Sunfiber every morning with your Complete Protein Shake, take the LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse at dinner for the best results.

            3. Ease joint aches and pains naturally with antioxidants and other pain fighting ingredients while detoxing. Joint aches, arthritis and headaches are the #1 complaint I hear every day that keep people from eating healthy and exercising. You can bet I take this very seriously. There are natural alternatives such as LynFit Recovery Agent that provide fast relief without rebound pain or side effects. You can help your body recover naturally with proven ingredients such as Glucosamine, L-Glutamine, Curcumin and Bromelain, to name a few, and all contained in LynFit Recovery Agent. It helps repair damaged tissue, enhances immunity and speeds healing while inhibiting joint inflammation.

            4. Food is always your best medicine so choose organic whenever possible and aim to eat more green vegetables versus fruits as fruit can also raise blood sugar levels. Elevated blood sugar contributes to intense cravings, moodiness and fatigue. You really are what you eat so focus on eating 10 vegetables daily and lean, clean white fish with lots of fresh water. I recommend drinking at least 4 cups of green tea daily or hot water with lemon to help your body eliminate toxins that make you feel so bad.

        Getting lean and staying healthy is about eating right and staying active so be sure to get some exercise every day. Your body will thank you and your weight loss will be enhanced when you use safe, natural alternatives whenever possible.