Sometimes You Just Need The Right Tools To Spark Change
Have you ever heard the saying, "If you could do it yourself, you would have already"?
I think that's true to a point. And probably why you might still be struggling to lose that five, ten, fifteen or more pounds. You just may be doing the same things, but expecting different results, and that's more than likely not going to happen.
Sometimes, all you need are the right tools to spark that change. Losing weight is always easier with support!
As many of you know, I'm all about finding solutions to the toughest weight loss problems, so I'm a big fan of supplements. They make losing weight easier, especially when they are used correctly. We call this nutrient-partitioning in my world.
Here are some of the ways that the strategic use of specific supplements can help you stop struggling and start losing the same day you start!
LynFit Thyro-Boost: This supplement helps reduce stress levels which can reduce the odds of emotional eating. Thyro-Boost also helps to balance and regulate hormones.
LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost: Taking in adequate Vitamin D can help prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression that can make losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle harder. Vitamin D3 Boost will also help melt off stubborn belly fat.
LynFit Lean Sleep: A good night's sleep just makes everything easier, and LynFit Lean Sleep helps you do more than sleep better, it also works as a powerful antioxidant-boosting immunization, helping to regulate (reduce) belly fat because it helps reduce cortisol levels.
LynFit Pure Omega 3: It helps your body absorb the nutrients you take in, balances blood sugar, and boosts mood. When we feel better, we eat better. Omega 3 also helps decrease the inflammation that can cause aches, pains, and weight gain.
LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse & Restore: This two-in-in supplement helps improve digestion and restores gut health so you feel less bloated and your belly returns to flat. Have you ever noticed that when you feel thinner, you eat cleaner? There's a reason for that!
LynFit Accelerator Advanced: This two-in-one supplement naturally boosts metabolism, kills hunger and cravings, reduces blood sugar levels, and primes the body for maximum weight loss.
LynFit Cutting Edge: Cutting Edge helps the body to burn fat, reduces cellulite, and prevents new fat cells from being formed.
LynFit Daily Power Shot: Over 90 essential nutrients packed into one dynamite supplement that nourishes and protects your body by providing it every nutrient it needs to stay healthy while providing natural energy in the exact amount needed in a highly efficient, delicious liquid colloidal form.
Protein, Protein, Protein: Protein should be the #1 priority on everyone's list. Every good diet and weight loss plan should begin with the very best nutrition, and it doesn't get better than LynFit's premium whey protein found in LynFit Complete Protein, LynFit Complete Protein Advanced, and LynFit Lean Bars.
*NOTE: LynFit Nutrition is the only company who uses premium grade whey in their protein bars. It's the only whey to boost metabolism. A nourished, healthy body loses weight easier and craves less.
Improving physical fitness leads to a physiological reduction in stress levels which can also decrease emotional eating, make it easier to sleep and build confidence in every area of your life.
BELIEVING, BEGINNING, AND BECOMING
It's critical that you cleanse and detoxify your thoughts and replace them with believing, beginning, and becoming. If you don't have faith and believe you CAN do it, you'll never begin by taking that first step to becoming your very best.
As you can see, every area of your life directly affects all areas, and that's why a holistic approach works the best.
On the other hand, if you're one-of-those "I'll do it myself", "my way" people, and focus on eating cleaner and getting some exercise, your plan might work until......
The "until" could be something stressful happening, causing you to eat emotionally, and you don't have the right kind of food handy (Protein Shakes and Lean Bars). You could wind up frustrated and fall off your new leaner lifestyle.
Or, "until" could be winter coming or you're just not getting outside enough, causing you to feel sad and depressed. These bad mood slumps can wreck the best plans.
Maybe, "until" is when you can't sleep due to hormones or life, leading to chronic fatigue, which is lethal for weight loss because it makes it harder to prepare healthy meals. That is why we usually grab fast comfort food or extra caffeine.
You get the point :)
There are thousands of "until" scenarios and each one set us up to fail. However, the solutions and tools help set you up for success and a healthy lifestyle change that can last a last a lifetime with continual ongoing success in every area of your life.
On a related note, it drives me crazy when people "think" they don't need supplements to lose weight. The smart use of specific supplements is the best way to guarantee that your body stays nourished and healthy, turning the weight gain switch to the off position while preventing the much feared metabolic shutdown.
If what you've been doing isn't working, it's time for a new way to lose weight. A metabolic boosting approach!
One piece I think you need to consider is the science of cleansing/fasting and the use of the right combination of supplements to promote lasting change.
Metabolic boosting cleansing (the smart way to fast) is at the heart of the Lose 1 Pound Per Day program because it's the key to losing weight fast, and safely. I went into detail about the correct way to cleanse in the blog article, "Cleanse Away Those Unwanted Pounds!" I encourage you to read the article and watch the accompanying video. I'm sure it will bring just the right amount of hope and encouragement. Hopefully, it will get you off your butt and on the road toward losing weight and melting fat off your belly, butt, and wherever else you may need it.
Need even more motivation? Check out the video testimonials and Before and After photos of past and current LynFit clients. And, please send us your photos so we can celebrate your journey with you. Who knows, your story may be the very one that inspires someone else to take that first step!
Happy cleansing, and don't forget to download the Metabolic Boosting Cleanse Plan for specific food lists, cleaning water recipes, soup recipes, and dessert recipes clean enough to eat, even while cleansing!
BELIEVE. BEGIN. BECOME.
Treat Allergies With Natural Antihistamines
Sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes, fatigue.....it's allergy season. Personally, I suffer from year-round allergies and the accompanying symptoms certainly don't put me in the mood to work out. Add to that the fact that feeling tired enhances cravings, and you have the perfect storm for weight gain.
The problem is often made worse by the very medications you're taking to combat allergies. They often cause you to be groggy, cranky, an inability to focus, and a dry mouth. Not to worry, however. There is more hope than you think. Are you ready to start feeling better?
Here are a few simple tricks that will help ease allergy symptoms without making you feel drowsy or slowing down your metabolism. And who knows—you might already have these natural solutions in your medicine cabinet.
First, it's important to look at a few things that you must stay away from. Stay away from histamine-promoting foods like alcohol, chocolate, and cheese. Foods that contain yeast (hint, bread), and fermented foods like vinegar, smoked fish, anchovies, sardines, soy sauce, sauerkraut, and milk can also trigger a histamine response.
If you're already following a LynFit metabolic boosting meal plan, you're already eating pretty clean, except for the vinegar. So, for now, swap out the vinegar with lemon juice and drizzle a little olive oil instead. Keep it simple and don't worry about being perfect.
Here is my personal allergy defense plan. These natural antihistamines will help you feel better fast while boosting your metabolism and keeping you on track with weight loss.
(1 Shot) LYNFIT DAILY POWER SHOT (sometimes two, if I'm being honest):
LynFit Daily Power Shot has everything your body needs to energize and minimize allergy symptoms. The combination of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids are utilized more efficiently due to its colloidal form. This means your cells absorb it much faster than tablet form multivitamins.
Here are just a few of its superstar ingredients: Vitamin C, quercetin, B12, biotin, zinc, selenium, milk thistle, and grape seed. For complete nutritional information, click HERE.
Now with "On-the-Go" Daily Power Shot, you never have to go without. Make sure to leave two or three in your purse at all times. For a special effect, have your Daily Power Shot chilled in a Champagne glass or pour it over ice for a refreshing jump-start for your system.
(1) LYNFIT PURE OMEGA 3 in the morning, and another at night with LynFit Lean Sleep:
Omega 3 fatty acids are thought to reduce allergic reactions through their anti-inflammatory super powers. Doctors agree that it's beneficial to just about every condition you might struggle with—soreness, aches and pains, and injury recovery. It's also a nourishment for hair, skin, and nails.
It is important, however, that you understand that not all Omega 3 supplements are the quality needed to see and feel a difference. In fact, most of them are made from rejected fish, and that's why they cost so little. In this case, you do get what you pay for, so you may as well get the best. You'll need less.
Don't forget to give some Pure Omega 3 to your dog. My dogs love it straight up. I give it to them as a treat. Gizmo, my Brussels Griffon, is turning 17 this year, and the vet wants to know what we're doing!
LYNFIT VITAMIN D3 BOOST with Cerevisiae (Beta glucans):
LynFit's Vitamin D3 Boost, unlike other Vitamin D supplements you can buy, contains an immune boosting blend from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is the best Beta glucans.
Research confirms that this blend is known as a "normalizer" for overactive immune systems that are synonymous with allergies and a host of other ailments. Studies proved that groups taking these supplements saw a significant reduction in allergy, nasal, eye, and non-nasal symptoms.*
This superstar is also proven to help with stress levels, digestive health, and boosting the immune system in readiness to fight off infections and diseases. Now you know where LynFit DBoost got its name. Take yours right now, and don't forget to take a second dose 4–5 hours later.
So now you're armed with the natural antihistamine information you need for a sniffless, sneezeless allergy season. Stock up today and breathe a little easier, while staying on track with your weight loss goals!
*Beta Glucan Research – Saccharomyces cerevisiae: http://www.betaglucan.org/
Faith, Hope, And Your Life's Purpose
Two years ago seemed like the darkest hour of my life. I had no idea that a diagnosis would teach me how to live life to the fullest. I didn't, couldn't, realize at that time that I would opt for a fighter's mentality instead of a defeated one. I couldn't comprehend until I was actually in the trenches that my life WAS worth fighting for, if for no other reason than my family. I had yet to learn that no day should be taken for granted and each should be treated as a precious hand-delivered gift from God.
In 2014, at just 46-years old, my dreams were suddenly eclipsed by the cold, hard reality of three words: "You've got cancer." Thankfully, my melanoma was caught early, but try telling that to inner fear. Try rationalizing that during repeated visits to doctors, surgeons, and oncologists. After all, just like you, I'm human with human emotions, feelings, fears, and limitations. Facing my mortality, I developed a very personal relationship with my very own pity potty. All I wanted to do was shut it down and hide from the world.
Dragging myself to church was the beginning of my personal renewal of Faith, Hope, and Life's Purpose. My Pastor Rich delivered a sermon that hit me right in my self-pity heart. His words reminded me that I was on the verge of the biggest testimony in my life. I was on the threshold of a battle in the trenches of my emotions and feelings that would, in the end, produce a warrior of Faith, Hope, and Purpose. It was time for me to focus on living, receiving support where and when needed, and being that positive spirit to those around me that God called me many years ago to be.
Each and every day I CHOSE to work tirelessly on my physical, mental, and spiritual (PMS) health. My testimony is that today I am two years cancer-free! I refuse to say I'm a survivor. I am doing so much more than just surviving—I am thriving. So rather than say I'm a cancer survivor, I say I'm a cancer thriver, and grateful for it.
My Thriver Mechanisms
Power Prayer: God is my strength and my all in all. I get on my knees and pray every day. I thank Him for another day, and I count my blessings one by one. I pray that God keeps me alive and healthy, so that I may be an instrument of his peace. My goal is to help millions.
I focus on Philippians 4:13 — "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Positive Affirmations: I repeat my positive affirmations every day, all day. I don't allow negative thoughts to control my attitude and destiny. In other words, if I have to, I fake it until I make it. Affirmations such as:
- "When you're at your lowest, look to the highest."
- "Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." — Rikki Rogers
- "You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live." — Stuart Scott
Eating Healthy and Exercising: You have to eat healthy and take control of your mind and body. For the first time in my life, my focus is on eating healthy to stay alive, versus gaining the perfect body. That changes everything.
I changed my diet to a cancer-fighting diet by eating more fish and less chicken and red meat. I eat more colorful vegetables, actually transforming my body from a cancer-invitation waiting to happen into a cancer-fighting machine. I chose and choose, to honor God with my body, a temple, as it's His to begin with.
I continue to win the fight in the trenches by supplementing and reinforcing my immune system with this routine:
(NOTE: I also take the LynFit Fat Loss Trio, especially during highly emotional times.)
My Life Today
- I LIVE every day to the fullest
- I CHOOSE peace in every situation.
- I FOCUS on what’s important and live a life of purpose
- I TELL everyone I love them, even strangers
- I HUG everyone I see
- I TURN my pain into my purpose
- I SING like no one's listening
- I DANCE like no one's watching
- NO REGRETS
I learned how important it is to be humble, and it's okay to feel vulnerable. It's not my favorite emotion, but it can bring out the best in me. There is nothing like the possibility of death to make you start living and to teach you what’s important.
Choose to live now, today. Don't wait, delay, or dawdle. Live each day with a sense of urgency to do what makes you happy and live with a passion to Win the Fight!
May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and follow-up care, more people than ever before are surviving the disease. In America alone, more than 14.5 million people are alive today after being diagnosed with cancer.
However, surviving cancer can leave a host of problems in its wake. Physical, emotional, and financial hardships often persist for years after diagnosis and treatment. Cancer survivors are also at greater risk for developing second cancers and other health conditions.
For more information on not only surviving, but thriving and winning the fight against cancer, I'd encourage you to read Win the Fight: Stomp Out Melanoma. It's also the perfect gift for family members or friends who may be in the trenches as I was.
Healthy Snacks To Help Relieve Chronic Pain
Chronic pain affects 1.5 billion people worldwide. More people are affected by chronic pain than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. The good news is that what you eat can help relieve chronic pain symptoms and inflammation.
Food can either make or break you when it comes to pain and inflammation. If you're one of those people like myself who is genetically predisposed to pain at the slightest touch, you need to know the foods that encourage pain and inflammation to flare and those that fight pain and inflammation.
Let's take a look at just a few of the foods that encourage inflammation and should be consumed in moderation—every four days, maybe. You don't have to eliminate them completely from your diet, but I would detox from them for 21 days and then re-introduce them back into your diet to diagnose cause and effect.
- Gluten and pretty much any grain
- Red meat
Now, let's talk about some good news and introduce you to foods that help relieve chronic pain and inflammation.
- Salmon — full of Omega 3. If you're not a fish eater, get a good clean Omega 3 supplement such as LynFit Pure Omega 3.
- Whey protein mixed with Green tea, strawberries, honey, or peanut butter (for complete recipes refer to The Metabolism Solution)
- Dark chocolate
The bottom line is that by making a few changes in your diet, you can help offset pain and inflammation.
The Most Reliable Cold Remedies — Chicken Soup Included
If you ask me, there’s nothing worse than being sick. So I like to get better as fast as I can. Being sick can wreck havoc on your weight loss program too. Most cold and flu remedies can slow down your already sluggish metabolism. The truth is, it turns out that your grandma was right when she said that soothing the common cold is as easy as gargling with salt water and spooning down chicken soup.
Here are the most effective ways to help with your symptoms from the common cold. These can be done at home and will have you feeling better in no time. They won’t slow your metabolism, so you can continue to healthfully lose weight even when you’re sick.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
You’ve heard this a thousand times, but you can never hear it enough — drink lots of fluids. Make it enticing, so you actually do it. Try adding a wedge of lemon to warm water and keep refilling your cup every time you empty it. You should be emptying it each and every hour if you want to get better faster. The American Lung Association recommends drinking eight glasses of water daily when trying to get rid of a common cold. Staying hydrated helps moisturize the lining of the nose and throat, which makes mucus easier to clear. It also keeps your metabolism revved up. Did you know that being dehydrated can slow your metabolism by 3 percent? Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks, as they can be dehydrating.
Power Up Your Immunity with LynFit Daily Power Shot
Experts say taking a daily multivitamin and mineral can be helpful. Meeting your body’s nutritional needs may help prevent colds and flu as well as infection. Taking LynFit Daily Power Shot does that and more. It also provides energy, so you’re not as cranky when you’re not feeling well.
LynFit Daily Power Shot contains all of the best ingredients when it comes to staying healthy, such as 100 percent of your daily needs of Vitamin C. That's right up there with chicken soup. It also contains 100 percent of your daily requirement of zinc, which can also decrease the symptoms of the common cold. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains over 100 vitamins and minerals that are fast acting, so you get relief fast.
Moisturize Your Air and Your Nose
You can help keep nasal and throat passages moist by using an air humidifier, particularly in the winter months when heating makes the air inside your home very dry. This is good, not only for nasal passages but your skin as well.
You can moisturize your nose to prevent nasal dryness with salt water nose sprays found at local drugstores or health food stores. Those made with a saline (salt water) solution are easy to use and very effective, without hurting your metabolism the way taking too much medication can. A word of caution — they don’t get you better quickly, they simply mask symptoms.
Eat Chicken Soup
What they say about chicken soup being good for a cold is all true. Mostly because the salt it contains hydrates us and loosens up mucus membranes. Have you ever noticed how your nose runs when you eat certain foods? Hydrating is key when it comes to getting healthy and staying healthy. The problem is that not all chicken soups are quite so good for your health or metabolism. I recommend you making my chicken soup recipe found in The Metabolism Solution to keep your metabolism from being slowed down.
Gargle with Warm Water
A recent study in which participants gargled with warm water three times daily found that the ritual can help prevent upper respiratory tract infections. So gargle your way to health before your cold gets any worse. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound a cure.
Everyone Needs Vitamin D — So Boost It
Vitamin D gets overlooked for a lot of reasons, but taking extra can help boost immunity in many ways, including helping boost immunity to help you get better fast when you're sick. However, not all vitamin D supplements are created equal. Only LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost has the proper amount of the highest quality vitamin D you can find. You will not find this quality in your neighborhood warehouse store. You’ll feel a difference the first time you take it.
Stock Your Medicine Cabinet with Natural Remedies
Sometimes we need over-the-counter remedies, but whenever possible, reach for all-natural instead. There's no denying that over-the-counter cold remedies can provide temporary relief, but in the long run, staying healthy is the best way to prevent getting sick. Replace your not-so-healthy medications with the following to help prevent getting sick in the first place.
Don't Forget Omega 3 for Inflammation
Omega 3 fatty acids have many health benefits; they are not only good for the role they play in heart health, but they're especially good at helping to keep you feeling full, boosting mood, keeping blood sugar levels in check, and fighting against inflammation. All of this makes it a must have when it comes to fighting common cold symptoms and losing weight. Most people don’t realize how beneficial Omega 3s are and, therefore, don’t take them. Quite frankly, everyone should be on Omega 3 every day.
LynFit Pure Omega 3 has been shown to lower triglycerides and total cholesterol which play a critical role in your metabolism. LynFit Pure Omega 3 is also important for brain function, mood, memory, and joint mobility. It has been found to help reduce inflammation from arthritis, improve eye health, and contribute to healthy hair, skin, and nails, as well as a normally functioning immune system. Who doesn’t want all that?