Getting Back On Track With Your Weight Loss
When it comes to weight loss, "tomorrow" is the most dangerous word in the English language. If you're serious about losing weight, and not seeing the results you'd like, it's time to stop living the way you've been living. The price you pay is very high for the cheap thrill that food gives you. In the end, it might even cost you your health. How you're living today directly affects your tomorrow. So, what will you do differently?
I receive emails seeking advice, all too often, from people with a habit of doing a week or two of strict, metabolic boosting eating and then falling off the weight loss wagon into a pile of cookies or store-bought protein bars. They want to know what they can do to stick to the plan, or should they even try. The first thing I tell them is the reason most people fall is that they think they need to be perfect with their eating. It's important to understand that perfection does not exist.
Most of us fall because we become too legalistic about our diets. Rather, our diets should be treated as a habit of making better choices, requiring us to decide what our actions will be. This makes us responsible for our actions, and the outcomes.
You know the old saying; "If you keep doing what you've always done you'll just keep getting the same results. To expect anything different is the very definition of insanity." Quite honestly, there is a lot of insanity surrounding the foods that will keep you from reaching your goals.
Have you ever told yourself; "I'll just have a little"? Sorry to say it, but that little bit is what's stopping you from reaching your goals.
It's at these very times to remind yourself that perfection does not exist. Focus on daily progress, not daily perfection. You have more control than you think when it comes to making food choices. But if you keep falling off the wagon, it's possible you may need a few tools to help keep you on track.
These tools make losing weight faster and easier because they:
- Help kill hunger and cravings that cause you to fall off-plan
- Boost metabolism by 25 percent, so you burn more calories all day long, even while asleep. This is especially important when you decide to go off-plan because it will help keep you from gaining weight.
- Block cortisol (stress hormones) levels from rising, which helps prevent weight gain in the belly, hips, and thighs. Blocking cortisol is more important than you think. Stress causes your body to produce excess cortisol levels, and the only way to melt belly fat is by reducing these levels. It's not an easy job and the very reason you need to attack belly fat with a 1, 2, 3 punch.
STEP #1: BOOST METABOLISM AND BLOCK CORTISOL LEVELS
Looking for a delicious shake recipe that will not only tantalize your taste buds but rev up your metabolism as well? Look no further — here's my Melt Belly Fat Birthday Cake Smoothie:
(½ cup) Water
(3–4) Ice cubes
STEP #2: KILL HUNGER AND CRAVINGS
Here is your supplement stack:
- LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones to accelerate the process and trick your body into acting like a thin person. A lean person will burn fat more efficiently. (If you're highly sensitive to caffeine you may want to skip the Accelerator. The stack will still give you what you need, so follow the steps without Accelerator.)
- LynFit Carb Edge with Forskolin to help enhance thyroid function and balance blood sugar levels, which is the secret to killing your cravings and managing hunger.
- LynFit Cutting Edge to force your body to burn off that stubborn body fat for fuel.
STEP #3: AVOID THE AFTERNOON ENERGY CRASH TO ESCAPE CRAVINGS BEFORE THEY BEGIN
Should you find yourself unable to suppress the urge to eat junk food, adopt the 80/20 rule. You're already following it; you just don't know it.
For the most part, you're eating your favorite foods every couple of weeks — it's inevitable. It's going to happen, and you should expect it. So, the best solution is to plan it ahead of time. If you plan for it ahead of time, you can cheat and still lose weight. Have a little pep talk with yourself. Sit down and tell yourself to try the 80/20 plan.
On the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan, you can eat on plan 80 percent of the time and go off the plan 20 percent of the time and still lose weight. That's the beauty of this plan. In fact, this is the only plan that takes into consideration that you live in the real world, you're human, and that you cheat once in a while.
Planning in advance when you cheat also puts you in control of the binge vs. the binge controlling you. It also changes how you emotionally respond to a binge—no guilt, because it's all a part of your weight loss plan. You'll accept the situation, not struggle in vain against it. You'll eat less and know exactly what to eat, and how much. The scale will go up slightly, but you'll be back on track in no time.
Although there are physiological consequences to binging on junk food, I'd wager that most of the damage comes from the stress we inflict on ourselves—the internal fight and refusal, which only causes us to binge more. The refusal to accept the inevitable situation, combined with the guilt and shame you're piling on yourself for losing that fight.
Here's what the 80/20 plan get you: Acceptance! You learn to accept things you cannot change. You're no longer fighting a battle you most likely cannot win.
I can't think of anything harder or more stressful than struggling with food. I've struggled with it my entire life until I learned about the 80/20 rule.
You can live guilt-free. Guilt about eating junk food can actually cause you to gain weight and depress your immune system. By making a plan to "go off" for a meal as an occasional (1–2 times weekly) deviation from your regular schedule, rather than betraying your body, you remove the guilt. Make a plan, if you plan on losing.
I would encourage you to read this article I wrote previously about how to cheat and still lose weight to keep your metabolism in full swing, and how if you don't, it can alter the physiological effect it has on you.
As Kelly Clarkson says in her song: "Think Before You Cheat" so you don't hurt your health or destroy a month's worth of dieting. Most of the time it's not worth it anyway.
So, eat happily, just don't' forget to boost first!
- Lisa Lynn
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Teach Your Body To Burn More Calories All Day Long
Right now your metabolism is busy, working to burn calories and melt fat. Every time you eat, enzymes in your body's cells break down the food and turn it into energy that keeps your heart beating, your mind functioning, and your legs walking. It's the sum of everything your body does. Your metabolism is busier than you might imagine.
The process is quite simple; the faster your metabolism, the more calories your body burns doing everyday functions. The more calories you burn, the easier it is to lose weight. The good news is you can increase your metabolism, so it works harder all day, helping you lose weight faster and easier. You really can teach your body how to burn more calories all day long.
For most of us, our metabolisms hum along at a preset rate /speed determined by age, gender, and genetics. The bad news is, if your over 35, have been overweight or have done your share of diet research (tried many diets), what you might not know could stop you from losing weight and severely affect your body’s ability to burn off excess fat now stored on your belly, hips, and thighs.
The good news is you have a huge amount of control over your metabolic rate—more than you think. Making a few simple changes to your daily routine can boost your metabolism, turning that slow metabolism into overdrive, so you not only lose weight faster and easier, but your body also begins to melt fat.
It can be as easy as eating the right foods vs. the wrong ones. The real secret sauce for building a red hot, sizzling metabolism is to start your day with whey protein. Whey protein not only builds your metabolism, but it also boosts it by 25 percent as well. Be aware; vegan and dairy proteins won't do. It must be high-quality whey protein.
Where can you find this high-quality whey protein? You can find it in both LynFit Complete Protein and LynFit Lean Bars. LynFit whey has the highest PER (Protein Efficiency Rating) due to it containing the amino acid, leucine. LynFit whey is fast-acting and preserves muscle tissue so you won't muscle waste, which slows metabolism. That's why drinking high-quality whey is called "building the metabolism."
Now that you've got your metabolism built up and revving at a high rate, there are still additional issues to overcome to keep the fat burning at full throttle.
If you have excess fat stored around your belly, hips, and thighs, you have enough evidence to point to your blood sugar levels being out of whack, making supplement usage a must if you're serious about melting off that fat and getting lean.
First things first: To get your body to burn fat you need to lower those blood sugar levels. In order to lower blood sugar levels, you need to be eating clean. This is where an effective supplement stack that attacks fat from every angle, starting with appetite suppression and reducing cravings is imperative.
Supplement stacking has been used for decades and is the most efficient way to reach your weight loss and fitness goals, especially when it comes to leaning out and reshaping your body. This technique is highly effective with even the leanest athletes, so, as you can imagine, it's even more effective with people like me and you, because we have more fat to lose. But again, always remember—nothing works better than eating a clean, metabolic boosting diet (more information about thermogenic eating can be found in The Metabolism Solution).
The goal is to teach your body to burn more calories all day long, even when at rest. However, this is almost impossible to do if you're eating excess fat and carbs (refer to The Metabolism Solution for how much fat you should be consuming daily). While you may only care about the end result, it's important that you understand how supplement stacking works. Today, we're going to examine supplement stacking with LynFit Carb Edge and LynFit Accelerator.
After getting your metabolism boosted, the next step is to lower your blood sugar levels while boosting thyroid production, which tends to slow when you decrease caloric intake. Slowing your thyroid production is exactly what you DON'T want to happen when you're trying to burn off excess fat.
It's natural for thyroid production to slow down as you age and reduce caloric intake, so stimulating it is essential.
NOTE: This is especially critical if you suffer from hypothyroidism. Not to worry if you're currently taking medication for hypothyroidism—in fact, you need it, as thyroid medication doesn't cure the issue; it only treats the symptoms. That's why you didn't lose weight when you began taking it. And that's why this program is designed for you.
The ingredients that work best for thyroid support are Coleus Forskohlii and Guggul extract, both of which are found in LynFit Carb Edge, in the exact amounts your body needs.
LynFit Carb Edge is the best multi-stacker because it helps you manage carbs by killing your cravings for them and blocking them when you do eat them, so you absorb less of them. Even if you're not eating a lot of carbs, it's still important to take LynFit Carb Edge to help balance blood sugar levels and reduce insulin spikes that can occur even when eating healthy foods. White kidney bean extract is wonderful for controlling insulin spikes, and LynFit Carb Edge contains it.
Taking LynFit Carb Edge is the equivalent of taking over 15 of the best fat-burning supplements, all wrapped into one. While this does save you money, more importantly, LynFit Carb Edge is properly blended using the highest quality ingredients, so you'll see and feel results fast.
Every time you take LynFit Carb Edge you get the exact amount of each nutrient, custom-blended for maximum results, saving you time and money. You won't need those other expensive extras that you never take.
THE "B-LEAN TEAM": Your body's need for B vitamins is increased when you're dieting or stressed. The combined action of these B vitamins can be energized quickly and help promote weight loss. They help the body properly metabolize and process foods you eat — B1, B2, B5, B6, and B12.
Niacin, also part of the B Lean Team, also known as B3, has special properties when it comes to fat loss. Niacin helps to release stored toxins stored in fat cells, helping with the detox process and easing cravings when trying to kick bad eating habits.
NOTE: Niacin can make you feel flushed, especially when you first begin taking it. Not to worry—it will pass quickly. The flush is attributable to the niacin working its way through the bloodstream, cleansing it, removing toxins.
Chromium is a mineral that helps move carbohydrates into cells to be used for energy vs. being stored for fat. Chromium also helps balance blood sugar levels to help avoid low energy dips, helping to ease cravings and decrease hunger.
Potassium is a mineral essential for good health and can assist with weight loss. Potassium can improve blood pressure, fatigue, stress, headaches, and glucose transfer, which affect weight. It also helps to maintain proper electrolyte balance in cells.
White kidney bean extract blocks unwanted carbs from being absorbed (great for cheat meal days — you should take it right before your cheat meal, so you don't destroy your diet) and help balance blood sugar levels that being overweight can knock out of whack. It also helps to kill cravings and reduce hunger.
Forskohlii helps heat up the area where fat is being stored while encouraging fat loss in troubling areas. It helps to keep your thyroid function at full capacity, so your metabolism doesn't slow down, even with a reduction in caloric intake. Can you say, "busting through plateaus?"
Guggul extract has too many good things to list, but the main reason it's in LynFit Carb Edge is due to it stimulating thyroid function, so your body burns more fat, even at rest. Guggul also helps lower cholesterol and triglycerides.
Banaba leaf is great for diabetics because it helps reduce and balance blood sugar levels, effectively reducing hunger and cravings while enhancing your metabolism and melting belly fat. Studies have shown that Banaba leaf can help lower blood sugar levels within 60 minutes of taking it.
Black tea is better than green tea when it comes to reducing appetite and boosting weight loss. In European studies, black tea has been shown to reduce the urge to binge, making it the perfect team player when it comes fat burning.
Suma root is an adaptogen that improves cellular health, increasing the body's ability to adapt to metabolic stress and response under stressful conditions.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that helps nourish thyroid function and is also involved in manufacturing other helpful weight loss hormones that regulate metabolism. One of those is norepinephrine, which is one of the key hormones in the body that stimulates thermogenesis and the breakdown of stored body fat.
Alpha lipoic acid breaks down carbohydrates (sugar) and speeds the removal from the bloodstream.
When you restrict your diet to lose fat and combine that with a metabolic boosting workout you may start to feel your energy levels slump. This can cause your cravings to spike up. Supplementing with a thermogenic fat burner that targets your body's fat receptor sites and encourages it to release stored fat may boost energy while minimizing food cravings.
LynFit Accelerator with raspberry ketones and green tea tricks your body into acting like a thin person by raising the metabolic rate and reducing hunger hormones while lowering blood sugar levels. LynFit Accelerator forces your body to release stored fat to be used for fuel while helping to reduce cellulite, effectively breaking down fat and converting it to energy and naturally lowering cholesterol levels.
Raspberry ketones have an anti-obesity effect, meaning they inhibit weight gain. Raspberry ketones do not work well alone; that's why LynFit Accelerator is stacked with the most effective fat loss ingredients such as green tea, chocolate bean powder, B6, and B12.
Green tea boosts metabolism and promotes a feeling of well-being. The truth is when you feel better you eat better.
Chocolate bean powder has been known to create a feeling of fullness and suppress appetite. Chocolate bean powder is loaded with health-protecting antioxidants.
Chromium is a trace mineral that helps lower blood sugar levels, reduce cravings for carbohydrates, and decrease appetite.
B6 and B12 boost energy you need when trying to lose weight. They promote fat loss by boosting metabolism, so you burn more calories all day long. B vitamins help your body metabolize carbs and fats, making them easier to be burned off vs. being stored.
LynFit Accelerator does contain caffeine to ensure delivery of these helpful nutrients. There is no need to worry, however. LynFit Accelerator contains less caffeine than a small (the old-fashioned small) cup of coffee.
For an even better boost, open the capsule and pour the contents into your LynFit Protein Shake. It gets absorbed and utilized by the body faster.
NOTE: If you're prone to anxiety you may want to consider switching to decaf coffee or start slowly by taking ½ a capsule. Avoid caffeine while taking LynFit Accelerator until you see how you feel taking it.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS FAT BURNING COMBO?
- Everyone, male or female, who is trying to lose weight
- Anyone who has fat stored, especially those hard-to-lose places like belly, hips, and thighs
- Anyone who has ever been overweight in their lifetime
- Anyone who has a sluggish, dead metabolism (almost all females)
- Anyone who struggles with blood sugar control (especially diabetic and pre-diabetic)
- Anyone who struggles with cravings for carbs and sugars
- Anyone with low thyroid function or thyroid disease (LynFit Carb Edge can be taken with thyroid medication; however, it's always a good idea to consult with your doctor to make sure)
So, if you feel like you've been doing everything right with diet and exercise, but when hunger strikes your willpower dies, and you need help crushing cravings, LynFit Carb Edge and LynFit Accelerator are for you.
Are you ready to shed the weight and watch the fat melt off? Optimize your metabolism, say goodbye to cravings, and transform your body into a fat burning furnace today!
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Do You Live To Eat, Or Eat To Live?
Summer is just weeks away and getting into shape, losing weight, and melting off belly fat is at the top of a lot of people's list of to-do's. Getting started can be difficult, especially when there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. No matter how motivated you are, getting into shape and losing weight just seems to get harder and harder each year. If it seems like an impossibility, you may be right—it can be. You may be living to eat rather than eating to live.
Did you know that 60 percent of overweight people have a metabolic issue that needs to be addressed before they can lose weight? If you're struggling with any of the issues below, it may be due to your metabolism slowing down. The only way you'll start to lose weight again is to address the underlying problems that caused the weight gain to begin with.
TOP THREE SIGNS OF A SLOW METABOLISM:
- You can pinch more than an inch of belly fat
- Struggle with hunger and cravings for the wrong foods
If you're female, over 35 and have had kids, you are probably already experiencing one or more of these issues. Add in hypothyroidism (low thyroid) to the mix and you've got a perfect storm for lifelong weight gain.
I love, love, love food, and I'm one of those love-to-eat girls, despite knowing it should be the other way around. It's been a lifelong battle for me until I learned to harness the power of my metabolism and live a leaner lifestyle. Lifestyle—not diet—because that's how to keep the weight off.
Here are three natural, simple, yet highly effective tips to boost your metabolism. The best part is you'll begin to lose weight the same day you start.
1. Melt Belly Fat Fast
You must melt off belly fat because your weight loss depends on it. If you have belly fat, your body is telling you that your hormones are out-of-whack, and your blood sugar levels are too high. High blood sugar is a deal breaker for weight loss.
Boost your metabolism with thermogenic eating. Thermogenic eating is a low-low approach used for fast, healthy weight loss for sluggish metabolisms. It can be as simple as sipping a metabolic boosting smoothie for breakfast to boost your metabolism by 25 percent and block cortisol levels that help reduce blood sugar levels. It is the "secret sauce" when it comes to losing weight.
Don't confuse a metabolic boosting smoothie with other types of smoothies. A metabolic boosting smoothie needs to be made by you, vs. store bought, using a high-grade whey protein (at least 80 percent). It should not be a vegan, dairy, or fruit smoothie. In fact, most smoothies are no better for you than Yoo-hoo® chocolate drink. So if you're sipping smoothies and not losing weight, it may be your smoothie to blame.
Only high-grade whey protein contains the highest PER (protein efficiency ratio), which is even more important when your metabolism has conked out.
2. Boost Energy To Blast Fat
When you feel good, you move more and eat less. Lack of energy is a sign of a slow metabolism and your body is not getting the nutrients it needs. That's usually why you stay tired all the time and crave the wrong foods. Food isn't the solution due to the sugar spikes it can cause. When you add stress to the mix (weight loss is stressful to the body), your nutritional needs are dramatically increased. That's where a multi-vitamin and mineral supplements come in.
The problem with most multi-vitamins is they aren't digestible, nutrients aren't absorbed, and they can leave you feeling sick. The solution? Take LynFit Daily Power Shot once daily.
LynFit Daily Power Shot tastes delicious and works fast, so you feel energized to get through your day. It nourishes your body while helping to boost your metabolism, so you burn fat throughout the day.
LynFit Daily Power Shot is unique in that it contains over 90 different research-backed nutrients that support immunity while maximizing natural hormone production. It balances and supports normal blood sugar levels, lowers stress hormone production, supports the healthy structure of your brain and nerve cells; and most importantly, helps to combat oxidative damage in every cell of your body.
Did you know that your body doesn't make minerals? That's why supplementing is so crucial. LynFit Daily Power Shot beats every other multi-vitamin formula on the market. The great taste means you'll be consistent in your usage of it.
3. Kill Hunger And Cravings And Shrink Your Stomach
There's no way around it—you've got to eat less. There are some things you can do to make this easier, especially if you're like me when it comes to food. Don't eat in-between breakfast and lunch. For a snack, have a small green apple with water or iced green tea. Take 1–2 LynFit Carb Edge to help further decrease blood sugar levels and enhance thyroid function that tends to slow down when you eat less.
This one-two punch shrinks your stomach while turning off your hunger and cravings, making it easier to stay on track. Of note, when it comes to head hunger and stress eating, food will never be the solution. In fact, it's the problem.
Are you ready to lose that weight and melt that belly fat fast?
Busting Through Those Weight Loss Plateaus
So, you've been keeping true to your New Year's resolutions of hitting the gym and eating clean, and it's going pretty good until.....you hit the dreaded weight loss plateau, and you can't shake off those final pounds. Not to worry! There are some simple solutions to bust through those weight loss plateaus while being happier and healthier doing so.
The first thing you need to know is if you've ever been overweight, you have special needs. I'm one of those people. It's going to take a little more maintenance to lose the weight, and you have to bust out of the denial zone. You have to understand that upfront so you'll know how to deal with yourself.
If you can pinch an inch on your belly, your body is telling you you're feeding it too many carbs, and you're not moving enough. For every five pounds of belly fat you have, you drive back your metabolism by five percent, slowing your weight loss. Rule #1, you've got to get rid of the fat fast.
Fat has a life of its own. It emits hormones that stop weight loss. Get rid of the fat—while that sounds easy—it means you must eat a very specific way. You can't just decrease calories. You have to begin to eat thermogenically to melt the fat fast. Thermogenic eating means you heat up your metabolism. Just reducing calories won't work because doing only that will decrease your metabolism.
Drinking a whey protein shake—only, is the one thing that will trick your body into thinking you've just had a big meal, so it revs up the metabolic engine, speeding it over the finish line.
I drink a whey protein shake every day of my life. I add a little twist to it to help in lowering blood sugar—cinnamon. Add a little or add a lot, cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar levels, making weight loss easier. If you're struggling with weight loss, you can't keep doing the same thing you've been doing over and over. You've got to bust out of the denial zone and understand that this is a form of weight loss medicine you're taking for yourself. A whey protein shake daily is your first step in that direction.
Low energy? Low energy usually means a slow metabolism. When you feel better, you eat better and tend to move more, so you want to keep your body energized. A lot of people try to nourish their body with the gummy bear chewable vitamins because they taste like candy. Metabolic resistant people tend to have sluggish digestions, and their body will have a hard time digesting and breaking down those type chewables. Plus, those type of vitamins don't have enough of the vital vitamins and minerals your body needs. Throw them out, and nourish your body with LynFit Daily Power Shot instead.
LynFit Daily Power Shot has all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Get rid of the red food dye and junk and give your body what it needs. Just like a car, when you fill your body with the proper fuel, it will run more efficiently.
What about cravings and hunger? How do you kill them? One, you have to stop eating so much. Picture your normal stomach's size as the size of your fist. Most of us eat so much that it's like a blowing up a balloon. Your hormones get out of whack; you crave more, so you eat more. How do you stop? The only way is to lighten up a little by decreasing what you're eating.
Green tea can be your best friend as you try to reduce your eating. Have green tea between meals instead of snacking. If you must snack, have a green apple. If you're struggling, take something that's going to help lower blood sugar—like LynFit Carb Edge with Banaba Leaf. When you lower blood sugar levels, you also shut off cravings.
Green tea burns fat a little more plus; it's an excellent hydrator. You can drink it hot or cold. Bottom line, you have to talk to yourself and understand that while you're losing weight, it's okay to be hungry. When that happens, use these little tricks to help offset, so you don't veer off-track.