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Melt Belly Fat Without Ever Going To The Gym

You've heard me say, "It's all about the moves". Well, it is. Have you ever asked yourself why you're spending so much time in the gym and you're still not seeing the results you want to? It's 90% diet and only 10% sweat when it comes to slimming your belly and losing weight.

That being said; we do need to work out. But if what you're doing isn't working it's time for a change. I say skip the gym and do metabolic boosting workouts at home instead. One of the best ways to harness the power of your metabolism is to make sure your workouts are "metabolic" and that your abdominal moves are going to flatten your tummy versus making it worse.

Did you know that people who work out at home get better results faster? In my 25+ years as a trainer I can vouch for this. The best part - they are able to maintain their fitness and weight loss results because it takes half the time to work out at home. You can get a complete metabolic workout done in the time that it would take to drive to and from a gym. All you need to work out at home is a pair of dumbbells and plan.

If you're not sure of form it is a good idea to follow a DVD like the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Workout DVDs or workouts that can easily be downloaded to a portable device. Metabolic workouts are designed to get you in shape fast in less time than a typical gym workout. They will boost your metabolism rather than bulk you up.

Even beginners can do this. Metabolic boosting workouts won't injure you the way some of the high intensity fitness programs can. The women I know who have done metabolic boosting workouts say they not only lost 1 pound per day but they also saw physical results in the same week while not getting hurt, making it easier to stick to the program.

For a flatter stomach you need to strengthen your core and the best way to do this without making your stomach stick out more is by doing Side Core Raises versus using machines. Most sit-ups do absolutely nothing when it comes to strengthening your core/tummy muscles. Most gym machines and classic abdominal moves actually make your stomach stick out even worse; or as we say in my business, "distend", or stick out. Who wants that? When it comes to trimming your tummy and melting belly fat you need your metabolism more than ever. Remember: It's always better to choose floor work over gym machines.

You want to train movements not just muscles if you're serious about getting your tummy trim and making your stomach flat. Here are two tummy trimming moves that also boost your metabolism to do at home that will melt belly fat and keep you out of the gym:

The Tummy Trimming Side Core Raise

Side Core RaiseLying on your side on your elbows, lift your body off the floor using your core. Too hard? Use an arm or leg to help out. Be sure to keep your body in a straight line. You can do this against a wall at first to be sure you stay in proper alignment.
Perform 2-3 sets of 12-15 repetitions - No weight needed.



Working the core so your abs get flatter is more than doing abdominal work. It also means you need to work the stabilizing muscles which help keep us upright and help with better posture. In order to work these muscles we need to work all of the muscles of the core including the buttocks and lower back.


Butt-Lifter | Posture-Correcting Rear Fly

Rear FlyLying face down with your arms out to the side (like a bird) and squeezing your buttocks together tightly, raise your upper body off of the floor using your lower back muscles as if your were reverse flying.
Perform 2-3 sets of 12-15 repetitions. To make it more difficult use 2-3 pound hand weights.


Check out The Metabolism Solution for more information about metabolic boosting workouts.

The Truth About Melting Belly Fat



Is getting in shape and losing weight and belly fat at the top of your "to-do" list? If you're like me, getting started can be difficult; especially when you're busy with kids. No matter how motivated you are it just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day. Not to mention, you're always exhausted.

If you've tried everything and just can't seem to lose that weight and belly fat this message is for you. Until you fully understand how to harness the power of your metabolism you may never lose the belly fat and lose weight. When it comes to slimming your belly and tightening your tummy it's all about the moves and the foods.

Below are the most effective things you can do to lose the bulge around the middle and tighten the tummy. Put down the excuses and let's get right to your transformation. You've waited long enough. It's time to start seeing the results that will keep you super-motivated to stay on track. You'll lose 1 pound today and see visible results in less than a week.

All you have to do is Do It. This is a plan that works every time if you commit to it 100%. You'll get out of it whatever you put into it. While 50% effort will get you some change, 100% commitment will bring you that radical change and transformation you've been wanting for a long time. Let's go.....

SLIM DOWN AND LEAN OUT BY NOT SKIPPING BREAKFAST

Most women swear that their metabolisms slow down after having kids. While that's certainly true to an extent, it's really habits that cause us to gain weight. Many of us either skip breakfast altogether, which slows metabolism, or we grab a handful of carbs on the way out the door which act as a fat magnet.

The solution when you're short on time and can't make an egg white omelet - make a slimming smoothie which can boost your metabolism by 25% if it's made with a clean whey protein like the LynFit Complete Protein. I tell my clients to not add yogurt, milk or fruit to their morning smoothies. That combination is guaranteed to add on the weight and is perfect for our growing kids, but not for those who are losing weight.

No smoothie shake; no problem. Simply mix your whey protein into your morning coffee in place of milk or creamer and VIOLA, you're done. Not to mention you'll slim down from using less milk or creamer.

Not a coffee drinker; got you covered: Mix 2 tablespoons of vanilla whey with ½ cup of water and enjoy your own "melt fat milk". Make sure your whey protein says it's metabolic boosting however as not all whey is created equal.

END THE HEAD HUNGER GAMES IN YOUR HEAD

Simply put, don't eat in between meals. Busy moms and housewives are under tremendous amounts of stress which causes us to feel hungry all day. Also, we are afraid to feel hungry. Well guess what? Hunger is actually good for you. It's a sign that your body is beginning to burn fat as fuel. Don't stop the fat-burning process by grabbing a handful of "whatever". Instead, drink a large glass of water. Even better, enjoy hot water with lemon and read something encouraging. You'll start to see your belly fat melt faster than you think. Not to mention, you'll certainly feel a lot better.

If you have more than 10 pounds to lose, your hunger is all in your head. Learn how to end the head hunger games by not eating. Eating when we aren't hungry is a bad habit and creates a vicious cycle of eating "just because".

GET HELP WITH APPETITE SUPPRESSANTS

When it comes to slimming your belly it's always about reducing the carbs. But what to do when you crave carbs?

Appetite suppressants are like floaties for a child learning how to swim. They can help get you through the stress, cravings and temptations of a new eating plan. We've come a long way from caffeine pills and other stimulants that left people feeling jittery. The latest advancement in appetite control will also give you the edge on carbs.

It's all about creating a specific supplement strategy where you take specific appetite suppressing supplements, such as the LynFit Pure Omega-3, along with a high protein snack at a specific time. You must take one before your appetite becomes a problem. I suggest you take (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) Pure Omega-3 with lunch and then again at 3pm with your snack. It's safe and has been shown to work in randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials. If you do fall into the carb trap the White Kidney Bean Extract found in the Carb Edge will block 65% of the unwanted carbs from being digested, without the horrible side effects of other carb blocking supplements.

CRAVING? GRAB THIS INSTEAD: HIGH PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER BLISS BALLS

I'm a busy mom of two and these are a big hit in my house. They are literally a protein powerhouse that helps boost your energy for hours. They are so easy to make, only taking 20 minutes. What I love most is I can make a big batch and freeze them for safe-keeping. My kids and I will pop them into our mouths versus junk food that's processed and creates more cravings and leaves you feeling worse than before you ate it. Even the dog will beg for these. Allergic to peanut butter; no problem. Use almond butter or any of the peanut butter alternatives.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients
(1) cup, peanut butter
(1) cup, clean whey Vanilla protein powder
¼ cup, honey

Directions
Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 1" balls. Freeze for 20 minutes. EAT!

Nutritional Info (3 balls)
Calories = 135
Protein = 10 grams
Unsaturated Fat = 8 grams
Carbs = 6 grams
Sugar = <1 gram

For more delicious comfort food recipes and information about melting belly fat fast, check out my recently released book, The Metabolism Solution.

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!

Melt Belly Fat Fast With 3 Simple Steps

Melt Belly Fat Fast With 3 Easy Steps

Belly fat is very stubborn. Sometimes the harder we try to get rid of it the more resistant it becomes. That's why your workouts and diet have to work together if you're serious about melting away belly fat and not just losing weight.

The solution to boosting your stubborn metabolism is easier than you think. In my book, "The Metabolism Solution", you'll find not only full metabolism-boosting details, but delicious metabolism-boosting recipes that are so easy to make. Not to mention delicious as well. And remember, no matter how much or how hard you exercise, you cannot exercise away a bad diet. Diet is 90% of your success when it comes to losing stubborn belly fat. Not seeing results? It's time to rethink your strategy.

Here are 3 simple steps you can do to melt belly fat fast:

1.  Boost belly fat loss with 3 metabolic workouts every week

Over-exercise is just as bad for belly fat loss as under-exercise. Yes, you read that right! You cannot exercise off that high-carb meal you cheated with last night thinking you could just visit the gym and work off. In fact, it makes belly fat stay put because it raises cortisol levels, which causes fat to be stored in the belly area.

You need to be doing 3 metabolic workouts weekly in addition to walking every day. I know you might not want to hear that, but it's true. We eat every day so we need to gently cardio daily. And not metabolic classes, metabolic workouts! If you need to learn more about what metabolic workouts are read my book and watch my metabolic workout DVDs.

You'll melt belly fat twice as fast doing these workouts and eating thermogenically. Anyone can do them. If they are too hard or if you have bad knees or sore joints simply modify them by not going as deep, making the moves easier. Trust me, your body will figure it out.

2.  Drink a LynFit Protein Shake every day

Melt belly fat faster by drinking a LynFit Complete Protein Shake every day (7 days - no skipping) within 90 minutes of waking up, and if you exercise in the morning (which is preferable), do it on an empty stomach to force your body to burn fat for fuel. Make sure that you do not add any types of milk, fruits or anything that add calories to your shake. That includes flax-seed.

Only LynFit Shakes are made for this purpose because they are made from high-grade whey and have little to no carbs. So don't add them back in with other things.

3.  Combine your supplements - the 1, 2, 3 punch

Accelerate your belly fat loss by opening up a LynFit Accelerator capsule and emptying it into your LynFit Complete Protein morning shake. It will be absorbed better and clients report they can feel and see a difference right away. I suggest taking the Accelerator first thing in the morning and then take LynFit Cutting Edge immediately after your workout. Don't work out in the morning? No problem - take the Cutting Edge 3 hours after you take the Accelerator.

For that final knockout punch to knock off stubborn belly fat, take LynFit Carb Edge at lunch to help control blood sugar levels, which is the secret to melting belly fat.

Do these 3 steps daily, and be consistent, and you'll see and feel the results within the first week!

Five Secrets To Help You Lose Weight While On Vacation


5 Secrets To Help You Lose Weight While On VacationIt's important to understand that the way you eat will determine if you lose weight or gain weight. Vacation is no exception. In fact, a vacation should be a time of taking care of yourself, inside and out.

Every day I hear the excuses: "Work is so busy I just can't eat right or find the time to exercise." The good news is these are actions we get to choose. Choose health and you'll not only feel better, you'll lose weight. Even on vacation.

I've been traveling a lot the past few months, and I've never been lighter. In fact, I've had to increase my caloric intake when I'm home to compensate because I've gotten so good at my travel routine. I lose too much weight (I never thought I would say that) when I travel.

Here are my Top Five secrets to losing weight while on vacation this summer:

Use Your Travel Time As A Cleansing Time

It doesn't matter whether you're driving or flying, you aren't exercising and need fewer calories, so eat less. Personally, I get motion sick, so I don't eat while traveling to and from while flying or driving if possible. For those extra-long flights or drives, I only eat a LynFit Lean Bar and drink loads of water.

Don't Be Afraid To Be Hungry - It's Good For You

Whatever we keep in our environment is what we'll eat so don't stock up on munchies. No one needs to be eating all day long. Not even your kids. Go back to the no-eating in between meals, especially if you will be eating out. Eating out always means more calories than you planned on, even if you're eating healthy choices.

Hunger means your body is about to start burning fat for fuel. You won't lose weight until you come to grips with this. A side note here: Starving is when you are underweight on the doctor's scale and going all day without eating. Eat according to my plans. You'll be providing your body with enough fuel to sustain life versus not providing nourishment by not eating all day long or eating foods that are full of excess calories, yet provide no nutrition whatsoever.

Don't Leave Home Without It

The LynFit Complete Protein Shake silly!

It's funny how we make excuses why we can't bring it (the Complete Protein Shakes) on vacation yet we make any excuse necessary to bring or eat all the wrong foods. I put my Complete Protein in zip lock bags, portioned out for every day. Then all I have to do is put the zip lock in my purse. 

Here's a "Lisa Yummy Trick".....I give my Complete Protein to the bartender at the hotel and ask him or her to blend it up for me. I love it with ice and coffee - a Lean Mocha. This way I don't feel deprived at all. In fact, there have been times when the people standing around the bar have asked for a taste and didn't believe it was healthy.

Go On The Seafood Diet And Double Your Weight Loss

If you have read my book, "The Metabolism Solution", you learned that eating more fish or particular types of fish, compared to chicken, doubles your weight loss.

You can have a Complete Protein Shake for breakfast to boost your metabolism 25 percent (did you know the shake did that?) and offset the "not-so-good" calories we all end up eating from time to time. Then for lunch you can have a tossed salad with no cheese and use vinegar as your dressing with some shrimp for a light enjoyable meal. 

Dinner should be about fish, salad, and vegetables. You should try to eat early. After all, it's your vacation, so you have control. Eat early the way our bodies are designed to and go to bed hungry! If you don't wake up hungry in the morning, you ate too much. If you have to, split an entree and if all else fails just have salad and a shrimp cocktail versus an entree with sides that may tempt you.

Turbocharge Your Weight Loss Without Stepping Foot In The Gym

I like to get up early and exercise or take the time while my family is eating a "hearty" breakfast to exercise. This also gives the downtime we all need when traveling with our families. Spending time alone to get grounded, or as I like to call it - regulated, allows me to be a better parent and also teaches our kids and families that we all need quiet time, especially when our eating habits are out of control.

This is a great "time-in" that allows you to give yourself a pep talk and clear your mind to get your eating back on track. I like to take walks outside while on vacation, going longer and slower than I normally would to allow myself time to sight see. I never feel like I'm not enjoying it.

I also do my Metabolic Booster workout in my room while waiting for my hair to dry or for slow teens to get out of the shower. I use water bottles or rolled-up washcloths and focus on form. If needed, I'll do extra repetitions until I feel the burn. I get better workouts this way. 

Most hotels have or will bring you a DVD player so bring your DVDs. Better yet, download them onto your laptop or IPad and do the workouts in comfort and at your own pace. This is how the celebrities do it! Don't forget to get all the LynFit Metabolic downloads you'll need before you leave.

Remember, 90 percent of your weight loss is diet so even if you don't work out yet manage to keep your food clean you'll still lose weight. If you don't exercise and don't eat clean, then weight gain is unavoidable.

I use every opportunity I get as a way to eat healthier and sleep more versus eating poor and sleeping less. These behaviors are what get us in trouble in the first place. To see changes we need to make changes. Make this new routine your new normal, even when you get back home, and just watch what happens!

Here's a little bonus tip: Don't eat "off-plan" or cheat until your last day so you can't develop a new bad habit. I cheat (yes me) on my last day on any vacation. This is when I try new foods and experience the culture. If all else fails, remember the three-bite rule: You can always take three bites of something if you want to try it. Most of the time three bites will cost you about 100 calories that aren't enough to make you gain weight.

For more information make sure you check out these links:
LynFit Complete Protein Shake
LynFit Lean Bars
"The Metabolism Solution" by Lisa Lynn
LynFit Metabolic Boosting Workouts DVD Downloads

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Fit Minute Exercise Drills



No time to work out? No problem, you only need a minute. If you need more ideas for squeezing fitness into your busy day the Fit Minute is for you.

No more excuses – anyone can find a minute and the best part is there's no gym or fancy equipment needed. All you need is the desire to get fit and a pair of dumbbells. You can improvise using water bottles or books if you’re traveling and don’t have dumbbells. These moves are great if you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer at work or home because it contains corrective exercises that help strengthen the muscles that reverse poor posture.

Our hectic lives wreak havoc on your posture, which by the way can make you look fitter even when you’re not. This is a secret that celebrities know and pay a lot more attention to when working out because they need to look their best.

This Fit Minute exercise routine will take you through five exercises that work major muscle groups. They have been carefully planned so you get the maximum benefits in the least amount of time.

I challenge you to do this for two weeks. You'll feel and see the results - guaranteed. By trading bulk of exercises for intensity of exercise we're going to get you fit - in a minute. Are you ready? Let's go.....

The Workout (Includes all the moves below):

  • Workout Length (Including all the moves listed below): 1 minute (you can always take longer if needed)
  • Equipement Needed: Your own body weight and/or a pair of dumbbells, water bottles, or even books
  • Type of Workout: Full body workout, strength training
  • Muscles Worked: Chest, back, shoulders, abs/core, oblique's, triceps with posture benefits
  • Fitness Level: Anyone who wants to get fit, beginners (everyone should work at their own level)

The Moves (please watch the video above for each move's specifics and to see an example of them being done):

  • Chair Dips: Tightens triceps like no other!
  • Push-Ups: Chair, floor or wall push ups; works your entire upper body
  • Plank Crunch: Core strengthener; makes abs flat
  • Dumbbell Row: Posture corrector
  • Dumbbell Rear Fly: Posture corrector

Did these just whet your appetite for even more Fit Minute ideas? Check out my Metabolic Workout Downloads HERE. You'll absolutely love the Fat Blaster Workout! Make sure you check out all the Metabolic Workouts in my book, "The Metabolism Solution". You'll find step-by-step instructions for each.

Want to create your own Fit Minute? Simply pick your favorite moves and combine them. I suggest choosing moves that work the muscles on your body that need the most work and are "jiggling". Hint; triceps - chair dips tighten them in no time.

Now that you know how easy it is - Can You Spare A Minute?

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July 4th Indulgence? Slimming Metabolic Boosting Smoothies To The Rescue


Did you "indulge" over the July 4th holiday? Whether you had a barbecue or not you probably did. Even if you didn't overeat you probably had a continuous case of the munchies. Not to mention, it's summertime and sometimes that leads to a little too much liquid refreshment - if you know what I mean.

Not to worry! I'm going to let you in on two great Slimming Metabolic Boosting Smoothies that can rescue you and allow you to reclaim that summertime body you've worked so hard for. So, let's balance out your not-so-good holiday behavior with some good post-holiday behavior for the health of your body.

Are you one of those people who after a day of indulging you wake up and immediately want to grab another indulgence to make you feel better? Have I got a smoothie for you.....

The Holiday Hangover Helper Shake

Made with LynFit Chocolate Whey Protein Powder mixed with granulated coffee, this smoothie will immediately help you begin detoxing from any bad indulgences.

We hear all the time about vegetables and their super-protein but chocolate, in its pure form has just as many antioxidants, if not more, than vegetables. Antioxidants neutralize the damage done while indulging. Let's take a closer look at why LynFit Chocolate Whey Protein is so effective.

LynFit Chocolate Whey Protein is made from Chocolate Bean Powder. I just love that name - anything chocolate works for me. Chocolate Bean Powder boosts mood by raising the level of serotonin in our brains, and when we feel better we eat better and move around more. Chocolate Bean Powder contains more antioxidants than just about any other natural food. The raw cacao bean, from which the powder is made is estimated to include 30 natural compounds; including calcium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, zinc and copper, just to name a few.

Remember: this is not your standard chocolate. So don't think you can substitute half a can of Nestle's! Chocolate, milk chocolate and others used in candy, includes cocoa butter, sweeteners and many other additives. It is so highly processed that most of the benefits are removed and is not good for weight loss.

LynFit Chocolate Whey Powder
is a highly effective ingredient that is perfect for weight loss. It has been de-fatted and purified, an expensive process that helps with fat loss. You cannot eat high-grade chocolate and get the same benefits (more information about Chocolate Bean Powder can be found on pages 30-31 of "The Metabolism Solution").

So, here's the ingredients for your Holiday Hangover Helper Shake:

2 scoops LynFit Chocolate Whey Powder
½ cup of ice
1 tsp granulate coffee

Boost your metabolism, block cortisol (the stress hormone that rises, especially when we over-indulge) that causes belly fat to be stored, and boost your mood today with the Holiday Hangover Helper Shake!

While the Holiday Hangover Helper Shake is my all-time favorite, the next would be my Skin Nourisher Shake.

The Skin Nourisher Shake

Especially during the summer months, we're damaging our skin in the sun. The Skin Nourisher Shake feeds our skin and re-nourishes it in three ways:

(1) LynFit Whey Protein in the shake helps feed and regenerate cells in our body;
(2) Blueberries loaded with antioxidants - a power food that helps neutralize free radical damage caused by the sun, and red raspberries - one of the highest fiber fruits you can eat that helps detox and cleanse.
(3) Green tea - loaded with antioxidants, theanine and amino acids that help you focus yet relax at the same time.

Ready to nourish your skin with a delectably good smoothie? Here's what you'll need:

1 scoop LynFit Vanilla Whey Powder
½ cup blueberries
½ cup raspberries
1 pack pre-made green tea
5 ice cubes

These and other great-tasting, metabolic boosting Protein Shake recipes can be found on pages 46-47 of "The Metabolism Solution".

Here's hoping you have a "smoothie" summer!

Bedercise: "Unexercise" Fat Blasters




It's the season for sleeveless shirts and dresses and everyone wants firm tones, sexy arms, and a tight tush. Let's just be honest - we want to look good and the summer months provide the opportunity to show off what we've accomplished or show up what we didn't. No worries. We're going to learn some timely tricks to be lean, sleek, tight, toned and have Michelle Obama arms!

All you need is 3 minutes and a pair of dumbbells. You don't even have to get out of the bed to do these highly effective exercises - or "bedercises". It's virtually an "unexercise" that will get you results faster than you can say "diet"! No excuses, no gym needed but real life results in 1 week. Keep in mind the reason this works is because diet is 90% of your weight loss success.

One of the reasons our triceps jiggle so much is that we hardly use this muscle as women. That's why it's critical to lift weights at least 2-3 times per week, allowing 1 day off in between, to strengthen it and keep it tight and toned. Need lifting examples? Check out my DVD's HERE, and learn all the specifics in my book, The Metabolism Solution HERE.

Watch the video above and do the three moves below (featured in the video above) 2-3 times a week. 3 times weekly puts your results in the fast lane and be sure to lift weights heavy enough to make a difference.

FLATBLASTER #1 (1:01 mark of the video above): The Chest Lifter-Bra Fluff Destroyer

FLATBLASTER #2 (1:55 mark of the video above): The Triceps Tightener

FLATBLASTER #3: And, here's a bonus move (not demonstrated in the video above) - The Butt Lifter!
Lying on your back, place the dumbbells on your stomach for added weight. Simply lift your pelvis up, driving the move with your heels. This move tightens your butt and also makes your abs flatter.

Remember, you don't even have to get out of bed to do these "bedercises" and they will help boost your metabolism so you burn more calories all day long.

Don't forget to take LynFit Omega-3 immediately after you work out to help your body heal and ease inflammation.

For more information about these and other metabolic workouts, make sure and refer to my book, The Metabolism Solution.