Slimming Smoothie To Beat The Bloat & Boost Your Energy!
You'll find all different kinds of smoothies these days, but not all of them are good for weight loss. Some of them may be the very reason you can't keep your eyes open in the afternoon and feel bloated all the time.
To combat that, I'm going to show you a refreshing smoothie that is not only delicious, but also has Pokemon-Go super powers. This smoothie will help you rehydrate post-workout, rev up your fat burning, and beat the bloat.
When it comes to weight loss; beating bloat, and boosting energy, it's important to know what to add to them — and what NOT to add to them. That can make or break your weight loss and lead to feeling tired and bloated.
Nuts, nut milks, and nut butters such as peanut butter, almond milk, coconut milk, avocado, and chia seeds all add excessive amounts of fat. When you add them to your smoothie, you're also adding in their fat content, and effectively halting your weight loss. Adding even one tablespoon of these diet dealbreakers can use up your fat sugar budget for the whole day. After all, the whole objective to drinking a slimming meal replacement smoothie is to help reduce calorie levels and offset the not-so-good eating we all fall victim to.
While these foods may be very healthy, they also pack a big, bulky punch when it comes to additional calories in the form of fat, carbs, and diet-destroying sugar. Let's take a closer look at some of these smoothie mix-ins that cause bloat, and are better for weight gain vs. weight loss.
Vegetarian Proteins — they are not easy to digest and are not a complete protein unless you mix it with carbs, which is what you're trying to avoid. Vegan protein doesn't boost metabolism or block cortisol because it doesn't contain the right amount of specific ingredients your body needs.
1 tbsp. of peanut butter — has 8 grams of fat
¼ of an avocado — has 8 grams of fat
2 tbsp. of chia seeds — adds 6 grams of fat
1 cup of Almond Milk — adds 60 calories and 2.5 grams of fat, but the bigger issue is the 8 carb grams that come from sugar. Even if you buy unsweetened, you're still adding empty calories.
Adding excess fruit — yes, adding in excess fruit can be a diet dealbreaker because of the empty calories and excess sugar that can negatively impact your weight loss. Fat and sugar do nothing but make you feel bloated, block your weight loss, and zap your energy.
To reinforce, while healthy, these foods use up to ½ your daily fat budget. The bottom line is they add way too many calories to your breakfast, leaving you very little to slip up during the day, and the odds are you will—you're only human.
Now, let's turn the tables—using high-quality whey protein and NOT adding in these high-calorie ingredients can help you lose 15 pounds in one-year alone, with one simple step.
We're going to make a slimming smoothie that will boost your energy and weight loss while banishing bloat! This Tropical Slimming Smoothie will help you lose weight (up to a pound per day if you replace two meals with it), and energize you all day, without the highs and lows that energy drinks and gourmet coffee drinks create. And, you'll feel less bloated the same day you start leaning out your smoothie.
First off, if you want a clean smoothie, you've got to make it yourself. You want to use only LynFit Complete Protein as your base and only mix in low or no-calorie mix-ins (besides tasting absolutely delicious, you aren't adding any extra calories, carbs, or sugars).
When you use LynFit Complete Protein, your metabolism will not slow down as a result of dieting and eating less. In fact, just the opposite happens — you'll speed up your metabolism by 25 percent, boost energy, and reduce bloating.
So, here's the smoothie recipe you've been waiting for. The fruit smoothie that will help you lose weight, boost energy and banish bloat. All while hydrating you and providing all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy.
TROPICAL SLIMMING SMOOTHIE (hormone-free, soy-free, gluten-free, no fat added, no sugar added)
Blend the ingredients together until thoroughly combined and sip yourself slim — it's that simple! Takes less than a minute and costs less than a cup of coffee.
This DIY Tropical Slimming Smoothie not only saves you time and money, it saves you a lot of calories too. You'll lose over 400 calories and 10+ teaspoons of sugar. Sugar from fruit is the #1 reason for bloating.
Better yet, you'll be gaining some significant factors:
- A faster metabolism
- Revved up fat loss
- Sustained energy
- Nourished, healthy body
By adding LynFit Daily Power Shot to your LynFit Complete Protein Shake, you'll be rehydrating and replacing lost nutrients due to sweat and exercise. It will also add 90 essential nutrients and 60 trace minerals that your body cannot make on its own. You'll also be adding electrolytes to hydrate your body, which is the secret to banishing that bloated feeling.
LynFit Complete Protein has been clinically proven to deliver the highest quality protein you can buy. It's known for being a better hunger suppressor than eggs and some proteins; such as tuna and turkey. Simply put, it's just not some any old whey protein. It's the most rapidly digested of all supplemental proteins.
What does that mean to you? The amino acid in LynFit Complete Protein is rapidly absorbed, so the process of repair can be accelerated. Additionally, LynFit Complete Protein is loaded with health-building nutrients, including B-Complex vitamins, selenium, calcium, and iodine — the metabolic boosting secret.
Last thoughts: Make smoothies your go-to food when you're craving junk or feeling hungry. Hunger isn't a bad thing. It means your body needs nutrition, and that's exactly what you should feed it—not the stuff we normally reach for.
More go-to shake recipes can be found in The Metabolism Solution. You'll also find over 100 delicious thermogenic recipes that your whole family will absolutely love!
Energize Your Body & Your Weight Loss
One of the worst parts about losing weight is a lack of energy. There are some things you need to be doing to avoid the dreaded energy slump. And the best news? You can do it without caffeine and sugar.
Power your energy and metabolism with protein. While fat contains more energy than protein (9 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram for protein), protein has a different advantage. Protein releases energy at a much slower rate, helping to prevent blood sugar fluctuations that not only sap energy but can also slow weight loss, especially if you overeat.
The best sources of protein when it comes to boosting energy and fat loss include the whey found in LynFit Complete Protein Shakes and LynFit Lean Bars, fish, poultry, egg whites, and cottage cheese. A more detailed protein list is found in The Metabolism Solution and the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan.
Boost your energy with water—water works. Did you know being even a little dehydrated can slow your metabolism by three percent and make you feel groggy? It can also compromise brain function. If you're in doubt as to whether or not you're drinking enough water, chances are.....you're not.
While we've all heard "eight glasses of water a day keeps the pounds away" — this may not be enough when it comes to losing weight. It's best to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water each day. It's very important to listen to your body and include numerous water-rich vegetables such as lettuce, cucumbers, celery, broccoli, tomatoes, and some fruits in your diet.
If you're following the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan you're most likely getting your hydration needs met because you should be drinking a full glass of water each time you take your supplements and eating 5–10 servings of veggies daily.
Start your day with LynFit's energy water. Simply add one ounce (one serving) of LynFit Daily Power Shot to your water and drink up. It's delicious, and that makes reaching your daily water quota easier.
Avoid the caffeine crash—the buzz that wears off, leaving you feeling even worse than before. Like sugar, caffeine is only a temporary fix for lack of energy. Actually, lack of energy is almost always the reason for falling off track.
While it's okay to have a cup of coffee in the morning after you've had a full glass of water while taking your supplements, that doesn't mean it's okay to call one of those 24-ounce mugs a cup.
You don't have to quit caffeine completely or go cold turkey. Just be sure you're drinking your coffee black and without sugar. Better yet, add your coffee to your Complete Protein Shake for a delicious, healthier version. Or, try green tea after your first cup of coffee.
Green tea is one of the best hydrators. It has about a ¼ the caffeine of your average cup of coffee. Green tea contains catechins, a natural stimulant that boosts central nervous system activity to increase energy levels and fight fatigue while boosting immunity and fat loss.
If you really just can't quit coffee, and you're drinking it black, at least try to stick to only 2–3 cups daily. Be sure to stay caffeine-free after 12 noon so you don't affect your sleep. You need to be caffeine-free for six hours before bedtime, and you should be going to bed prior to 11:00 p.m.
Steer clear of sugar. Juice, juicing, as well as coffees with creamers or milk added, contain more sugar than soda. Sugar does give you a quick hit of energy. That's why we crave it. The harsh reality is that it also causes you to crash just as quickly as it lifted you up. It's a hard crash that also leads you to cravings.
The quick spike in blood sugar levels, and the dip afterward, can tax your body's adrenal system, your body's regulator of energy. This complication is why you feel so horrible coming off the white stuff. To prevent this damage, it's best to reach for a protein-packed snack like LynFit Lean Bars when the mid-afternoon cravings kick in. A handful of almonds or walnuts on top of your Complete Protein Shake is delicious and will hit that cravings spot.
Take your vitamins. Most of the time, when you lacking energy, it's your body's way of telling you it needs nutrients. Most times, we give it what it doesn't need vs. what it does need. Why not get your buzz on by taking your vitamins. Better yet, drink them, courtesy of the LynFit Daily Power Shot.
LynFit Daily Power Shot contains over 90 essential nutrients and trace minerals, which your body doesn't make. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains B vitamins that are in colloidal form, meaning they are absorbed easier and faster. You'll feel better faster due to their small size.
B vitamins are critical when it comes to weight loss and energy production because they aid in just about every category. Vitamin B2 (also known as Riboflavin) is necessary for the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates into energy, while Niacin (vitamin B3) and all of its derivatives, help convert glucose to energy. Last, but not least, thiamin (vitamin B1), folic acid (vitamin B6), vitamin B12, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) play a role in energy production. In short, these multivitamins and mineral are like adding gas to a fire—they make it burn faster.
Certain foods; such as leafy green vegetables, whey Complete Protein Shakes and Lean Bars, fish, seafood, and poultry are great sources of B vitamins. Supplementing with these vitamins is much more effective because they are combined in a way where the results are maximized, allowing you to be more consistent that relying on your diet alone. Supplementing also ensures that you're getting the right combination, in exactly the amounts your body needs. You may want to consider ordering LynFit Daily Power Shot, LynFit Recovery Agent, and LynFit Pure Omega 3 to add extra ammunition to your weight loss and energy arsenal.
A word on the power of energy enzymes: Mitochondria are the workhorse in every living cell in your body. Yet these hard working mitochondria are essentially useless if it wasn't for its enzymes, mitochondria's partner in crime—specifically Co-Q10 (found in LynFit Daily Power Shot and LynFit Cutting Edge). These enzymes are critical to maintaining energy in the body. Unfortunately, they are also found in red meat, which is not good for your weight loss. This makes supplementing even more important.
Of course, there are other sources, such as whole grains, yeast, and some leafy green vegetables. But to get the desired amount your body needs it's recommended that you supplement to guarantee that your body gets what it needs on a consistent basis.
Then there are the good fats that we don't seem to get enough of—Omega 3. Every person—even your dog(s)—should be taking Omega 3 every day. While all of us get enough of the Omega 6 fats that can be the cause of inflammation that saps our energy, Omega 3 is a different story altogether. In addition to promoting optimal cognitive function, and helping to reduce symptoms of inflammation (aches, pains, hair loss, skin issues), Omega 3 helps the body balance blood sugar levels, which helps to fight off hunger and cravings. It helps the body store glycogen, the body's primary source of stored fuel.
To increase your Omega 3 intake, you could add salmon, tuna, and other fatty fish to your diet twice weekly. For the best results, I prefer to rely on LynFit Pure Omega 3, a concentrated prescription-grade fish oil supplement. Flax and other plant sources of Omega 3 are not the same and will not provide you with the same results as fish oil. Buy the best, and you'll use less.
Gotta get moving to work out the kinks. I know, I know—I can hear you screaming at me now. And, I agree—it sounds counterintuitive that working out when you feel completely exhausted could possibly increase your energy. The reality is it can, and it will. Exercise can help you power through the rest of your day.
If you're feeling more tired than usual, try LynFit Recovery Stretch, or opt for a low impact exercise that allows you to relax—like walking.
Of course, there are literally dozens of reasons why your energy levels may be low. Being overweight, menopausal, or hypothyroidism (which I struggle with myself) all lead to low energy levels. So it's always a good idea to rule out any medical causes. Have your physician run simple blood tests to eliminate low thyroid function, iron level abnormalities, food allergies or sensitivities to make sure your fatigue isn't anything more, and, never underestimate stress.
Stress affects the body more than most of us realize. While we can't change our lives, we do need to change the way we think about things. Gratitude works. Count your blessings while you take your daily walk. You'll feel better fast.
Go to bed! Prevention is the best cure, and that leads me to sleep. Sleep is the most important step when it comes to boosting energy and protecting your health. Sleep needs vary by age, gender, stress, activity levels, and other factors. A good rule-of-thumb is to try and catch 6–8 hours of lean, energy boosting, high-quality sleep nightly.
If you struggle with sleep, reach for a natural approach like LynFit Lean Sleep with Melatonin. Melatonin will not only help you fall asleep, but it also helps you get a better quality restorative sleep while helping to melt off stubborn belly fat.
If you still feel like your energy's lagging throughout the day, schedule some time for a mid-afternoon 20-minute nap to take that edge off. Be sure to keep naps to 30 minutes or less. Anything more and you could wake up feeling even more sluggish than you did before. If you can't nap; relax and put your feet up in a reclined position. This is also a great refresher.
For more sleep tips, refer to The Metabolism Solution.
I’m finding that I have very low levels of energy since I started losing weight, and I even feel dizzy at times. I’m worried that I’m not eating enough. Could this be because my body is still adapting to the dietary changes I’ve made and adjusting to less carbohydrate intake? How long does this usually last? I’m also finding that I don’t have the energy to work out like I used to. Any suggestions?
This question from a LynFit customer is very common and points out the very issues that need to be addressed for you to lose weight and feel energized. If these issues aren't addressed quickly, it often leads to falling back into the old eating habits that resulted in becoming overweight to begin with.
First, it's important to realize that making any kind of change is difficult, and there will be some speed bumps along the way. Each person responds differently to dietary changes, especially when processed carbohydrates are removed and your eating is put back into nutritional perspective vs. eating all the time.
The adjustment time depends on individual factors, which most of the time will lead you back to the reasons you were struggling with your weight. Things such as how dependent you are on food for emotional reasons, or to stimulate your body instead of providing your body with what it really needs. Necessities such as sleep and rest. Additionally, your body will react to how much it may be addicted to sugar and processed carbs.
If you're coming from a place of high carbohydrate intake (processed carbs are the worst), you may have to take it slowly at first. Frankly, there is no easy way to go through this "low carb flu" except to go through it. I prefer a cold turkey approach because it gets you where you want to go faster, and makes it easier to stick to your meal plan. You see the results and begin to feel better more quickly.
If the cold turkey approach isn't right for you, you don't have to quit your plan entirely. If you're struggling, simply begin your day by drinking a LynFit Complete Protein Shake for breakfast for one week. Then, add it to your lunch the second week. The third week, remove your mid-morning snack. Remember, this is your diet and your meal plan. Design it to work according to what you need or your schedule dictates.
It's important to remember that just like driving a car, the more gas you give, the faster you go. The less gas you apply, the slower you go. If you find yourself in the slow lane—don't panic. What I love best about the Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan is that it's a guarantee that you'll lose weight, and you have all the control. That means you can take your time if you need to. That includes how and when you take your supplements. If it's too much to follow the supplement schedule, start at your own pace.
It's vital that you don't quit because you struggle a bit. We all struggle. Let's face it—if it were easy everyone would be doing it. Real, lasting change happens when you leave your comfort zone, so fight for what you want without hurting yourself.
As you begin to reduce your caloric intake, track your weight loss daily and how you're feeling. Try to keep everything else in your daily routine the same. That way it will be easier to identify what is causing your lack of energy. It just might be right in front of you, and may be the reason you find yourself wanting to reach for more food than what your body needs.
Note the duration and quality of your sleep as well. Also include your exercise routine, or lack of one, stress levels, and any other big changes you're experiencing.
For some of us, trying to make too many changes at one time sets us up for issues, while for others, they feel better right away. That' why it's important to pay close attention to what your body is saying and listen to what it really needs.
Also, make sure you're not overdoing it in any one area, especially when it comes to over or under-exercising. Balance is crucial. If needed, dial back a little if fatigue is beginning to affect your health and healthier eating.
The real physiological adjustment to a dietary can take up to two to three weeks. This is especially true when it comes to lowering or removing the not-so-healthy carbs from your diet. There's a lot more going on physically than you might realize. Changes such as a significant decrease in blood sugar levels, lowering of blood fats, and hormones beginning to become balanced again, helping to turn off your hunger and cravings while prompting your body to burn fat for fuel vs. asking you to feed it every chance you get.
These metabolic changes can only happen if you are consistent and following the plan. If you feel you cannot take it, and decide to eat whatever you want to soothe those uncomfortable feelings, you'll derail your hard-earned efforts that took weeks to get. While not everyone will have to be this strict, those of us who struggle with our weight or have any type of metabolic resistance such as hypothyroidism and high blood sugar levels, or have tried every diet on the planet, may need to stand firm through this struggle while detoxing. It will feel like the flu, thus earning the name "low carb flu."
This diet does have carbs in it, but from a fibrous source that boosts weight loss vs. the carbs that cause weight gain such as cereals, bread, rice, and pasta. More information on weight-gaining carbs can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
Be sure you're not missing your protein shakes and that you're eating all the leafy greens you should be. Make sure you're taking your supplements, especially LynFit Pure Omega 3. When your body gets what it needs from good fats, lean protein, and vegetables, you can get the energy needed (from glucose) for your brain to function, keep your energy levels balanced, and fuel your body.
As you can now see, there really isn't a good reason to not eat according to the plan. The best way to get the energy you need is to eat the kinds of food that provide that energy. And, when you feel you need an extra boost of energy—eat more of the right stuff, that's good for your body vs. reaching for the wrong foods that will only leave you wanting more.
The truth is, when you get into those stressful times, you may not be craving those kinds of food. It's your stress levels taking you out of balance, leading to you craving all the wrong foods. That all being said, if your body needs fuel, the easy fill-up is to reach for a LynFit Complete Protein Shake or LynFit Lean Bar. Worst case scenario—have both. Doing so will keep your body from eating up the hard earned, precious muscle tissue that helps to keep your metabolism revved up and your skin tight.
It's the liver's job to convert the protein we eat into glucose. This process is fueled by fat, so it's important that you're taking in enough of the nutrients needed (LynFit Complete Protein, LynFit Daily Power Shot, LynFit Pure Omega 3) to keep your body fueled properly and its processes running smoothly.
NOTE: If you are constipated or feeling bloated, you may want to consider adding LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse to your daily regimen to help detox your liver.
LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse and LynFit Pure Omega 3 are support products that may be added to your daily regimen but are not included in any of the LynFit kits because not everyone needs them. You can add them if you feel you need the support. I would suggest taking them if you're not eating fish twice weekly.
Now I'd like to talk about the type and amount of exercise you're doing. It matters more than you might realize. I suggest a specific type of exercise that boosts metabolism vs. slowing it down, and for a very good reason—it's the best way to stay at, or below, an hour or less for intensive workouts. The reason less than a half hour is so important is that the body can only store 200–300 grams of glycogen daily without carb-loading (carb-loading is a technique used for weight gain). That is an important number due to it being just enough fuel to get you through an hour of moderate metabolic boosting workouts. That 200–300-gram limit is where your body needs to be to burn fat.
The fact is, two hours of intense workouts, whether it's CrossFit or running, will leave your body tired and often craving carbs. If you perform the metabolic boosting workouts as suggested in The Metabolism Solution, no matter how intense, the body won't begin to break down muscle for fuel (glucose). You'll not only feel better; you'll look better too. Your body will recover faster and more efficiently by burning fat and will be able to restock the 200–300 grams of glycogen for the next day.
If weight loss is your goal, working with your body, not against its physiology, will bring about the best results. It's okay, even suggested, that you exercise longer at a lower level (approximately 60 percent of your max heart rate).
If your workout leaves you feeling ravenous or to the point where you can't stop eating, you're working yourself too hard, and it's counter-productive to your weight loss efforts. Allow for one day rest periods between intense workouts. These rest periods are intended for productive healing and to help lower cortisol levels, which can negatively affect weight loss. You can always do the Recovery Stretch at a low level of intensity or take a nice walk (the kind where others want to join you) to feel better fast.
Now is your time to begin using natural energy boosters to enhance your weight loss and fitness goals!
Get Your Mojo Back With Natural Energy Boosters
Do you wake up in the morning not feeling refreshed — even after a full night's sleep? You're not alone. Fatigue and lack of energy are the #1 health complaint of all ages. Lack of energy is the very reason most diets fail.
Fatigue is largely responsible for our national obesity epidemic and our growing waistlines. Fatigue causes us to crave sugar and carbs and all the wrong foods. Fatigue has also been known to escalate mood swings and irritability. Fatigue may also be one of the reasons that depression is on the rise.
If you feel tired all the time, your body is trying to tell you something. If you listen to it (your body), you just might learn the reason "why" you're tired all the time. Energy—it controls every system in your body, including your metabolism and health.
So if you're ready to get your mojo back, you just might be surprised at how simple the solution may be. Here are the Top 4 reasons you're always tired and the simple solutions to boost your energy.....
PROBLEM #1: Too little sleep and lack of quality (restorative) sleep.
PROBLEM #2: We don't eat enough energy-boosting protein. This makes you feel exhausted from the moment you wake up, as well as causing cravings for all the wrong kinds of food that are full of caffeine and sugar. Even worse, this lack of energy-boosting protein causes weight gain. Protein is often the most ignored nutrient (especially in women). In addition to affecting energy levels, it can adversely affect muscle tone. That's why you get "jiggly arms."
Most of us are living on either gourmet coffees or juices, and we think they're good for us. An hour later our energy is crashing again due to the abundance of sugar they contain. They lack the nutrients needed to protect our health and boost energy. This sets up a vicious cycle of depending on these expensive drinks that zap our energy and rob our health.
PROBLEM #3: The afternoon "dead zone" when it seems your energy bottom falls out. After lunch, when you're exhausted and can't focus on work let alone get your workout in, most of us grab the wrong foods when we need a pick-me-up. This sets us off into a negative feedback food loop.
What you might not know can zap your energy and cause weight gain. You see, most commercially purchased protein and cereal bars are loaded with sugars, fats, and unidentifiable carbs that cause weight gain. To put it bluntly, most contain the wrong nutrients for your body, despite what their label might claim. In fact, most of the protein bars we all eat don't even have enough protein in them to be classified as a "protein" bar. But they do pack a punch, due to one thing — sugar! Some of these so-called protein bars have more sugar in them than a handful of your favorite candy.
carbohydrates that zap energy and stop fat loss. Actually, in the long run, they will make you hungrier. Ultimately, it's all about making better choices.
PROBLEM #4: Your body lacks the critical essential nutrients that it needs to stay energized and healthy. Stress, weight loss, workouts, and drinking can deplete your body quickly, which increases your nutritional needs. Most of us are going the quick fix route instead of identifying the root of the problem that's causing the fatigue. Products like Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy supplements might provide a quick fix but may leave your body worse off and nutrient-depleted. This is why you crash and feel your energy has been zapped.
Boost your energy naturally today. A nourished body is a healthy body, and a healthy body loses weight easier!
*University of Granada. ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 September 2013. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130925091745.htm
Fat Burners To Make Weight Loss Faster & Easier
So, you didn't lose the weight you wanted to or lean out enough to put those shorts on this summer. It may be time to use fat burning tools to help rid you of that stubborn weight. Fat burners can help you more than you may realize, especially if you're already drinking LynFit Protein Shakes or eating LynFit Lean Bars for breakfast to boost your metabolism. This article will teach you how to give fat loss a 1-2-3 punch, so even the most stubborn body fat can be burned off.
Maybe you're already doing all these things:
- Eating a lean, clean diet that's high in metabolic boosting proteins, high in fiber, and loaded with thermogenic vegetables
- Doing your metabolic boosting workouts and getting in your 10,000 steps daily
So how can fat burners help you? Simple—these supplements can help you lose twice as much weight in ½ the time while aiding in melting off stubborn belly fat by creating the fat burning environment needed to see results.
I've found from my many years of working with celebrities, pro fitness models, and bodybuilders, that in addition to cleaning up their diets and getting them on a workout plan they can do consistently, they always get better results when they stack the right combination of fat loss supplements. This is known as lipotropics. Lipotropics are natural supplements that help your body use stored energy while sparing lean muscle tissue.
Adding the right fat burners to your program gives you an extra edge that may be needed to jumpstart your weight loss. Here are my recommendations when it comes to the supplements you should be adding to your plan—your fat loss stack.
KNOCKOUT PUNCH #1: LYNFIT CUTTING EDGE
LynFit Cutting Edge does exactly what the name indicates—gives you the cutting edge when it comes to fat loss. This blended supplement contains the most effective ingredients in the exact amounts your body needs for effective, advanced fat burning, without stimulants or harmful ingredients.
LynFit Cutting Edge contains over a dozen of the most effective fat loss nutrients, but in this article, I will cover only a few (more on the remaining ingredients later).
Nutrients found in LynFit Cutting Edge are also involved in the metabolism of fats and the conversion of protein and fat into usable energy, so you use more (burn it off) and store less. Without these fat loss nutrients, your body cannot adequately metabolize fat, unless you're one of those lucky ones who lives naturally lean without trying (not me!).
B vitamins (also known as B Lean nutrients) activate the fat loss process while helping your body break down and utilize the food you eat.
Choline: The B vitamin is the first fat burning soldier among the lipotropic ingredients. Its main function is to regulate the amount of fat that accumulates in the liver. The liver is one of the body's storage sites for excess fat. Choline also helps to emulsify cholesterol, preventing it from up artery walls or the gall bladder. Furthermore, Choline helps rid the body of toxins, poisons, and any drug residues. This especially important as these toxins can prevent or slow fat loss.
Everyone, especially any family members that aren't eating right, should be on this health-protecting supplement. While LynFit Cutting Edge is a great fat burner, it's also a great health builder.
Inositol: Inositol is Choline's partner-in-crime and is closely related. This nutrient stimulates the body's production of lecithin—a lipid-based component in the body that transports fat from the liver to the cells to be used as energy. Inositol is an important player because it regulates the fat metabolism, allowing you to get lean more quickly while your body stays healthier. Inositol also helps to reduce cholesterol by preventing build-up in the arteries that lead to narrowing.
L-Carnitine: L-Carnitine is one of the very best fat burners. It is made by the body but can also be found in foods; namely, the ones you shouldn't be eating if you're trying to get lean—such as red meat. That's why supplementing is critical when it comes to fat loss. L-Carnitine's main function is to transport fat that's floating around and carry it into the cells to be burned off as energy. That how it got its name, "The Transporter."
This is even more important if you work out because it snags fat while it's circulating around after you've worked out and makes sure it gets transported into the cells and burned off instead of being re-stored. When we work out, there's no guarantee that the fat that's released is burned off. That's why even the leanest fitness models and bodybuilders take (2) LynFit Cutting Edge before they work out, and again afterward, despite their diets being as lean as possible. (Did you know that even the leanest foods can be converted to fat if you overeat?)
L-Carnitine is a superstar because it also stimulates the adrenal glands, aiding in reducing inflammation, further helping the body use its stored fat as fuel.
L-Carnitine also helps repair muscles, joints, and the liver—good news if you're trying to get lean or have heart disease.
Chromium: Adding this mineral to LynFit Cutting Edge is a no-brainer because it's been shown to help reduce blood sugar levels/glucose tolerance. Why is that important? Helping your body deal with glucose means that glucose gets transported to be burned off and used for energy instead of being stored as body fat. This keeps energy levels balanced, avoiding low blood sugar levels.
To make a long story short—fat loss is almost impossible unless you manage your blood sugar levels. The more weight you have to lose, and the more fat you store around your stomach, hips, and thighs, the more you need help when it comes to jumpstarting your weight loss and melting fat from your body.....no matter how much you exercise.
This is one of the most overlooked steps when it comes to weight loss. It's actually what makes LynFit programs different from all the rest. It's why they work so much faster. LynFit programs attack the source of the problem—it's all about blood sugar. If you can lower your blood sugar levels, you will lose weight. However, we live in the real world, and we don't always eat like we're supposed to. That's where a little support from the smart use of safe supplements comes in.
Here are sample metabolic boosting usage schedules. Take note to always take your supplements with a full glass of water, and drink it all. Better yet, open the capsules and pour the contents in your LynFit Complete Protein Shake for maximum absorption. (NOTE: This may change the flavor of your shake a little so practice first and make sure you can handle it.)
Metabolic Boosting Usage
(1) LynFit Cutting Edge 3x daily: Breakfast, Lunch, 3 p.m.
(1) LynFit Carb Edge 3x daily along with LynFit Cutting Edge
Advanced Fat Loss
Add (1) LynFit Cutting Edge before you work and again at 3 p.m.
Take (1) LynFit Carb Ege 2–3 times daily — lunch time and 3 p.m.
Bodybuilding/Muscle Up to Melt Fat
Take (1) LynFit Cutting Edge before and after you work out
Take (1) LynFit Carb Edge with breakfast and again at lunch
Cheat Day: Everyone should take as follows
(1) LynFit Cutting Edge with breakfast, (1) again at lunch, and another (1) right before you cheat
(1) LynFit Carb Edge at lunch and (2) before your cheat meal to block the unwanted carbs from being absorbed without causing any dietary distress
This also helps to keep your blood sugar levels in check, so it's like eating more and storing less. Can you say prevention?
Cheat days are the most important days to make sure and take your supplements. It's best to take them 30 minutes before you indulge. What's more important is that you take them even if it's after or during your upzig (planned cheat) to offset any damage you may be doing.
For even more optimal results, add (1) capsule of LynFit Accelerator at breakfast and again at lunch to accelerate the fat burning process while helping to keep hunger and cravings at a manageable level.
KNOCKOUT PUNCH #2: LYNFIT CARB EDGE
Adding LynFit Carb Edge to this fat blasting army is your first line of defense to help kill cravings and lower blood sugar levels. This is the secret to effectively burning stubborn belly fat. It is the carb blocking fat burner.
Taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge capsule is like taking over 22 different metabolic boosting, carb blocking, craving-killing, blood sugar managers and fat burning agents all in one. LynFit Carb Edge is the best way to naturally trigger your weight loss without any nervous jitters. It will help you decrease calories without causing you to feel hungry or tired all day. You will not only lose weight using LynFit Carb Edge, but you will also keep it off. It is not only good for weight loss, but it's imperative for a good maintenance program. It is the best way to restrict your appetite, saving you thousands on your grocery bill.
This level of blood sugar management flips the hunger and cravings switch off, making it easier to stick to your weight loss plan. You'll also spend less time in the gym while losing weight faster and easier than ever before. With LynFit Carb Edge, you're getting everything your body needs to make losing weight faster and easier; all in a high quality concentrated dose to jumpstart your weight loss naturally. And all this in one supplement.
KNOCKOUT PUNCH #3: LYNFIT PURE OMEGA 3
Add LynFit Pure Omega 3 to the mix and you're really going to see and feel the difference. Even your doctor will notice the difference the next time you have blood drawn. You'll be healthfully nourished, and here's why: The omegas found in fatty fish and LynFit Pure Omega 3 are a very special dietary fat that has a long list of health benefits—too many to list here in this article.
One of the many benefits is that it's helpful when it comes to melting fat in stubborn areas. The DHA and EPA that this high-level Omega 3 contains help speed up the loss of body fat while preserving lean muscle tissue when trying to lose weight, keeping the metabolism from slowing down.
Unlike eating fats, Omega 3 is almost never stored as body fat. Even if you're eating fatty fish such as salmon twice weekly it's still a good idea to add LynFit Pure Omega 3 to your stacking strategy. LynFit Pure Omega 3 is unique in that it contains the exact amounts of DHA and EPA your body needs. It is purified (that's how it got its name) to remove any contaminants so all you get is an Omega 3 that's so pure you'll see and feel the difference the very first time you take it.
Store-bought brands don't deliver these results, and that's the very reason you'll never find a LynFit product in any store. We refuse to lower the quality, and we keep our standards too high for any store to make a profit. My whole family takes LynFit Pure Omega 3, even our five dogs, two ferrets, and a hedgehog—all rescues. Only LynFit Pure Omega 3 contains the ultra-concentrated natural marine lipids, which is where Omega 3 fatty acids are found in pharmaceutical dosed recommendations. Not all commercially available Omega 3s have the fats you need, and some may even contain the fats you don't need.
Take the test and see for yourself. In two weeks of taking LynFit Pure Omega 3, you'll be able to see the dramatic results of cholesterol and triglyceride lowering effect on your blood tests. The doctor will wonder what you've been doing to get those results.
I suggest you take 1–2 LynFit Pure Omega 3 daily. I take mine at 3 p.m. with my afternoon Complete Protein Shake to help balance blood sugar levels, boost mood, and keep me feeling full, so I don't end up snacking. I take another at bedtime along with my LynFit Lean Sleep to help me sleep deeper and stay asleep longer without waking up. Taking it at night also helps my body repair while I'm sleeping, so I wake up less achy.
I hope you have a great summer and keep it lean!
P.S. Hopefully you're drinking LynFit Complete Protein Shakes for breakfast to boost your metabolism by 25 percent and block cortisol levels (stress hormones that stop fat loss). Make sure you're not adding almond milk or fruit to them. You want your body to stay in constant fat loss mode, helping you stay lean while you're enjoying life in the real world.
Only LynFit Complete Protein is ultra-purified to remove the lactose (the sugar found in most protein shakes, yogurts, and smoothies that cause stomach distress and is better used for weight gain). This quality and purity are what make LynFit Complete Protein the very best protein you can buy. If you're not seeing results, you're not using LynFit.
LynFit Complete Protein contains the highest amount of leucine, which is critical to losing weight and keeping it off. Leucine is used to help the body manufacture the mini acid, alanine. Alanine is used to produce glucose in the liver which means you have more fuel circulating in your body while you're dieting, helping to spare your muscles from being used as fuel; also known as muscle wasting.
LynFit is also the only company who uses the same high quality, ultra-filtered, whey protein in their protein bars. Other protein bars use the whey that is thrown away to reduce costs, but it also reduces their effectiveness when it comes to losing weight and shedding body fat.
That's the LynFit Difference!
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July Accelerated Fat Loss Challenge
It's never too late to lose weight and boost your fat loss. LynFit's "Lose 7 Pounds in 7 Days" is exactly what's needed to jumpstart your weight loss and help you reach your fitness goals, or at least get you started in the right direction.
Are you ready to take the challenge?
You may have already figured out that the change you're dreaming about happens outside your comfort zone. Challenging yourself is the best way to lose weight, boost fat loss, and tighten and tone up your body. All you need is a willingness to change and allow LynFit's metabolic boosting weight loss system to do the work for you......well, almost all the work. The first piece of work you will need to do is DECIDE to finally do it. After that, this metabolic boosting system will make it so much easier and faster for you.
Who should take this challenge?
Anyone with the desire to lose weight, melt fat, become healthier, and more fit should take the challenge. For fast, easier weight loss, you'll need to eat specifically for fat loss. We provide you with that plan. If you choose to work out, we provide you with a 7-day workout plan below. While it's important to work out to tighten and tone, you don't have to in order to lose weight.
What will you need?
You'll need the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Lose 1 Pound Per Day Meal Plan and Food List (this plan also comes with the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit). You should also have the LynFit Protein Shake Recipes readily available.
For metabolic boosting workouts, you should have the Metabolic Boosting Workout for Weight Loss and Fat Blasting DVD (included for a limited time in the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit). You may also download it from LynFit.com. This workout will help to tighten and tone your body as you lose weight.
You'll need at least one of the following meal replacements because you'll be replacing two meals daily for faster weight loss. Use of LynFit products specifically will help to keep your metabolism from slowing down while you decrease caloric intake. Vegan and other products are not guaranteed to do this due to their lack of amino acids. They also contain a high sugar concentration that will do nothing to help you in your weight loss. So for the best results, use only LynFit products. Your health and weight loss depends on it.
NOTE: You may use LynFit Lean Bars instead of LynFit Complete Protein Shakes, or a combination of the two, to beat boredom. It's important to note, however, that the two-shake daily plan is the fast road to weight loss. If you prefer to go slower, you can have the shake or lean bar for breakfast and a lean protein from the list with a salad for lunch.
These products naturally and safely boost your metabolism and make it easier to lose weight. They are irresistibly delicious, so you'll start to crave the right things. An added benefit is they also nourish your hair, skin, and nails.
Do you have to use supplements for this challenge?
No, supplements aren't required, but research shows that the smart use of safe, high-quality supplements can boost your results, helping you lose twice as much weight in ½ the time.
For 28+ years I've been suggesting that my clients use the following supplement stack for the best results. More importantly, it ensures that your body stays healthy, because losing weight can be stressful, and you live in the real, stressful world.
You can add exercise every day and easily radically transform your body and your life.
These custom blended supplements work best when used together. Stop taking all other supplements while boosting your metabolism so you don't interfere with the process.
Let's take a closer look at these custom blended supplements:
LYNFIT CARB EDGE (Take two times daily per the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan)
LynFit Carb Edge lowers blood sugar levels which kill cravings and reduces hunger. It also helps to enhance thyroid output, preventing it from slowing down while dieting for fat loss. LynFit Carb Edge acts as an emergency cheat and eat protection, helping to block up to 65 percent of carbs from being absorbed. It's like eating more but absorbing less, without any side effects.
It's important to take LynFit Carb Edge on your not-so-good eating days as well as your clean eating days, even if you don't eat processed carbs because it helps lower blood sugar levels.
Make sure you take LynFit Carb Edge twice daily, especially before a planned cheat day. It's crucial that you take this at least one hour before any upzig meal. So be sure to bring it with you to your next party or social gathering.
LYNFIT ACCELERATOR (Can be taken alone or in combination with the LynFit Fat Loss Trio)
LynFit Accelerator accelerates the process by flipping the weight gain switch from on to off by crushing cravings for sweets and carbs. It enhances mood and focus, so you feel better and stay energized while losing weight.
NOURISH AND PROTECT WITH THE LYNFIT ALL-NATURAL MEDICINE CABINET
Sometimes life gets in the way and aches, pains, constipation, sleepless nights and allergies can sidetrack even the best-laid plans. That's where the LynFit All-Natural Medicine Cabinet comes in. Commercially purchased over-the-counter sleep aids and pain relievers can negatively affect your metabolism, making it even harder to lose that stubborn weight. But, you don't need to suffer—the LynFit All-Natural Medicine Cabinet is the answer to your toughest health issues. These supplements are specifically designed to quickly help relieve your symptoms while helping to enhance your weight loss.
These supplements aren't required for weight loss, but every household should be stocked with them just the same. It's always better for your health and weight loss to take a natural approach.
LYNFIT VITAMIN D3 BOOST
For anyone who is stressed or trying to lose weight, LynFit’s Vitamin D3 Boost is the perfect way to nourish your body, boost bone strength and immunity.
Take one caplet in the morning and again at lunch.
LYNFIT PURE OMEGA 3
LynFit's Pure Omega-3 is the first purified fish oil supplement geared specifically towards weight loss. It reduces inflammation and relieves pain while helping to balance blood sugar levels and providing a feeling of fullness.
Take one gel cap at 3 p.m. and one at bedtime.
LYNFIT LEAN SLEEP
LynFit Lean Sleep is a drug-free sleep aid for the relief of occasional sleeplessness that can contribute to abdominal fat storage. It will help you sleep better while lowering cortisol levels, making it easier to melt off stubborn belly fat. Everyone who lives in the real world with stress should be taking LynFit Lean Sleep.
Take 1–2 tablets at 9 p.m.
LYNFIT DAILY POWER SHOT
LynFit Daily Power Shot nourishes your body with over 90 essential nutrients and 60 trace minerals. Weight loss, workouts, and the normal demands of life, increase nutritional needs. For most of us, our body doesn't digest the big hard caplets well, which is why we never feel any different.....until now. Take one shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot daily to give your health and energy a boost, and you'll feel energized and nourished right away. A healthy body loses weight easier.
Take one shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot when needed or mid-morning. Take another before your workout if you work out later in the day.
LYNFIT RECOVERY AGENT
LynFit Recovery Agent to the rescue! Aches, pains, or other health ailments can take you off track and negatively affect your overall health and wellness. LynFit Recovery Agent can help without hurting your weight loss or clogging your liver. Take as directed on the label and within the hour you'll forget you were hurting. Be consistent and you'll see the wonderful benefits LynFit Recovery Agent provides.
Every home needs a natural medicine cabinet and with the products above you can't find a better way to protect your health. At LynFit, we believe prevention is the best solution, and it's better to address the underlying issues than to simply remove symptoms without dealing with the root cause.
What are the metabolic boosting workouts mentioned above?
You're expecting amazing results, and you'll get just that, especially if you can put in 30 minutes every day for the next seven days. You're guaranteed to be tighter, more toned and flexible. All you need is the willingness to change.
Don't have 30 minutes? Do 10 or 15 minutes at one time and then go back later to complete the remaining 30 minutes. Do what you can, when you can. Studies prove that even one minute of this specific type of exercise can help you become more fit. All I ask is that you do your best, for yourself.
Find it too hard? Go at your own pace. Everyone starts the same way. Go slow, do modified or smaller moves, rest as needed, and use lighter weights. If all else fails, choose one exercise that you'll do every day.
The Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Workout is different in that it uses a technique we professionals use. It pushes you more frequently than you would normally train. That's one reason you need to use supplements the way professionals do. I've been using it for 25+ years to transform the toughest bodies and create sensational before and afters that changes lives for the better.
Here's the plan (follow along with the LynFit Leaner Lifestyle Metabolic Workout for Weight Loss and Fat Blasting DVD):
- Day 1: Metabolic boost
- Day 2: Lean core
- Day 3: Metabolic boost
- Day 4: Recovery stretch
- Day 5: Metabolic boost
- Day 6: Lean core
- Day 7: Metabolic boost
It's always best to walk at least 10,000 steps daily, in addition to your weight work. The more effort you put in, the better your results will be.
NOTE: Prefer to refer to photos instead? The Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Workout and stretches can be found in "The Metabolism Solution" book. Don't have one? We can send you one—just ask.
LynFit believes prevention is the best solution, and it's better to address the underlying issues than to simply remove symptoms without dealing with the cause. That's why we use only the highest pharmaceutical quality ingredients, so you see and feel results fast. My whole family uses these products. If they aren't safe enough to give to my mother and kids, I won't sell them!
Keep in mind that to get extra special results it's going to take an extra special dose of everything you've got. So it's going to require you to make the decision right now to BELIEVE. BEGIN. BECOME. Commit yourself to a 7-day, 7-pound weight loss challenge. After all, all you have to lose is weight!
Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Tired?
Fatigue and lack of energy are the #1 health complaint of all ages. In fact, lack of energy is why most diets end up failing. Most of us go around complaining about being sick and tired of being tired all the time.
The truth is, if you're tired all the time, your body is trying to tell you something. If you listen to it, you just might learn why you're tired all the time, even after having a good night's sleep. The solutions are easier than you think and can reboot your energy fast.
PROBLEM #1: Lack of Quality Sleep
GAME PLAN: Swap out the liver clogging drugs for a more natural approach that won’t harm your health, which is what makes you tired. You'll not only have the best night’s sleep in your life, but you'll also be helping to burn off belly fat.
LynFit Lean Sleep is the perfect natural remedy. LynFit Lean Sleep is a drug-free sleep aid for the relief of occasional sleeplessness that can contribute to abdominal fat storage. It promotes restful sleep and better overall health while reducing anxiety that causes fat to be stored. It is specifically designed for weight loss.
Most sleep aids are made with ingredients that slow our metabolisms and interfere with weight loss. LynFit's Lean Sleep is made from the highest quality melatonin that works fast and will not leave you feeling groggy in the morning or slow down your metabolism the way other sleep aids will.
PROBLEM #2: Poor Dietary Habits — Not eating enough protein
GAME PLAN: Eat at least one gram of protein per pound of lean body mass/weight (your goal weight), making sure to choose the best sources of lean protein. You should be choosing from whey such as LynFit Complete Protein (whey has the highest PER—Protein Efficiency Rating), fish, and egg whites.
You should be starting your day with whey instead of carbs and excess sugars, which are commonly found in fruits.
Snack during the day on lean, clean protein. Swap out the high-sugar protein bars, shakes, and gourmet coffees for a leaner snack that provides more sustainable energy, so you don't crash later on in the day.
Have a 4–5 oz. portion of fish for dinner—you get more protein with fewer calories than eating chicken. Fish is easier to digest, and you'll reap the benefits faster vs. a slower, high-fat protein. Have you noticed how tired you feel after eating a steak? Now you know why.
NOTE: If you are working out or over age 40, your needs may be even higher. Choose your proteins wisely or you're likely to take in too much fat.
PROBLEM #3: Your Body Lacks the Essential Nutrients It Needs to Stay Healthy —Stress, weight loss, workouts, and alcohol can deplete your body quickly which increases your nutritional needs.
GAME PLAN: Nourish with LynFit Daily Power Shot daily. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains over 90 nutrients and 60 trace minerals (your body doesn't produce minerals).
Nourishing your body with LynFit Daily Power Shot is even more important for anyone who has health issues, is hypothyroid, or works out. Swap out the branded energy drinks you see on television that may provide a "quick fix" but leave your body even more depleted and undernourished. Take a shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot instead and nourish your body while boosting your energy naturally.
Why should you take LynFit Daily Power Shot every day?
- Fast and easy to drink
- Delicious tropical flavor
- Zero sugar added
- Ony 4 calories
- Contains B vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants, and Omega 3
- No caffeine
LynFit Daily Power Shot is made for busy people like you and me. Finding the energy for work and family is hard enough. When you add stress to the mix, combined with sleepless nights, you wind up with needless suffering during the day. That's where LynFit Daily Power Shot comes in. Instead of running for more coffee or grabbing a soda, take a shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot instead. It nourishes your body with exactly what it needs, so you don't hit that wall and run yourself into the ground.
What's in LynFit Daily Power Shot? It's the only supplement of its kind that's formulated with over 90 essential nutrients and 60 trace minerals, as well as unique herbal ingredients such as cats claw and Ginkgo Biloba, just to name a couple.
The key ingredients in LynFit Daily Power Shot are found in nature every day. Foods like leafy greens, broccoli, kale, apples, oranges, chicken, and fish. The problem is you'd have to practically eat your body weight in these foods to supply your body with what it needs to stay healthy and full of energy all day long. LynFit Daily Power Shot makes nourishing your body fast and easy. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains no artificial ingredients or food coloring. It is simply the best way to take your vitamins!
Mocktails To Melt Fat
What in the world is a mocktail? A mocktail is a cocktail for your metabolism.
In the last 25 years, our alcohol intake has doubled. Interestingly, so has the obesity rate and diabetes. Uh, could there be a connection? I certainly believe so.
Alcohol brings out the very worst in our body, especially when it comes to getting in shape and melting belly fat. Before I show you a few replacements for alcohol, it's important to know why you should replace the booze.
THE BODY ON BOOZE
Just one alcoholic drink daily can cause you to gain 15 pounds of fat in a year and raises estrogen levels enough to increase breast cancer risk among post-menopausal women. Alcohol negatively interferes with the body's ability to melt belly fat.
Alcohol is viewed as a toxin by your body and clogs the liver. A clogged liver can make weight loss impossible. Alcohol doesn't need digestion, so it causes rapid blood sugar spikes, causing intense cravings.
DON'T THINK YOU'RE DRINKING TOO MUCH?
Try this exercise: Write down how much alcohol (beer, wine, or other) that you consume in one week (for irony, write it down on a cocktail napkin — LOL). Calculate the calories and get ready for the next surprise—a reasonable amount of two beers nightly can add up to more than 2,000 calories weekly, which is an extra day's worth of calories, and then some. It can take more than three to four hours of intense exercise to burn that off.
Not only does alcohol contain empty calories (liquid candy), it also undermines your willpower that can affect your eating for up to 72 hours after. Add to that the fact that most of us don't choose healthy foods after we've been drinking. Try an alcohol-free challenge for seven days and you'll lose that muffin top and feel better when you wake up. Who knows, you might even feel like working out, and that's always good for weight loss.
When it comes to living lean, it's all about replacements, and this category is no different. So let's look at some alternatives for cocktails. Let's have some mocktails instead.
Metabolic Boosting Icy Green Tea Mojito: If you love the taste of mojitos but can't afford the 175 calories they deliver, try this instead.
- (1 cup) Green tea with mint
- (1) Seltzer or lime-flavored, zero calorie sparkling water
- (1) Lime or lemon wedge
- Mint sprigs
Combine ingredients in a shaker glass with plenty of ice. Squeeze lime or lemon wedges, add mint, drink up to lean out.
The green tea helps to burn fat and boost metabolism. To super-charge your metabolism even more, add (1–2 scoops) of LynFit Complete Protein Powder.
Strawberry Lemonade: Love margaritas but not the calories? Try this melt fat margarita instead. You’ll save hundreds of calories switching to this metabolic boosting version.
Combine any zero calorie strawberry lemonade mix with water (according to the directions on the package) and sparkling water for a little fizz. Add cut up lemons and frozen strawberries. For a metabolic boost, add (2–3 scoops) of LynFit Complete Protein Powder.
Turbo-charged morning after shots: Tired of that "morning after" feeling?
Try a shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot to help boost your day while nourishing your body and replacing the nutrients lost during your binge. LynFit Daily Power Shot can also help with hangovers and headaches.
Pour LynFit Daily Power Shot into your favorite shot glass, over ice, or into sparkling water, and drink up. The colloidal (means small size) vitamins and minerals will be absorbed quickly, so you’ll feel better faster and stay energized all day without the jitters.
You're Stronger Than You Think!
Your body is programmed to protect itself from the discomfort of exercise. Your brain will try to slow you down or stop, even if you can physically push harder. If you want to become healthier and more fit, there are some specific things you will want to know that will help you reach your goals faster and easier. More importantly, you’ll become stronger. You’re stronger than you think. It’s just a matter of believing.
STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND
Challenge yourself if you want to change. You can learn to embrace challenge if you're serious and ready for a change. Challenging yourself will pull you out of your comfort zone, where the most dramatic changes occur. A comfort zone is a behavioral space where behaviors are routine. This minimizes stress, but it doesn’t produce change. If it doesn't challenge you, it can't change you. No changes = No changes!
The next time you’re about to quit, try going one minute longer or remind yourself that you won’t die if you miss dessert or ignore cravings for the wrong foods. Each time you talk yourself out of quitting and walk away from eating junk food, or beat your old benchmark at the gym, you’re chipping away at that mental block that’s been keeping you stuck where you are. It all starts with how you think, so watch your thoughts—they become your actions.
STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY
Do you want a strong, healthy body? Whether you’re working toward a 10K or any goal for that matter, it’s as easy as following a few simple steps consistently. Every time you choose to consistently do something good for your body, the dividends pay off—big time.
- Boost energy with vitamins and minerals instead of sugar and carbs. Is lack of energy your excuse? Instead of reaching for sugar and carbs that send you crashing after a workout, give your energy a boost with vitamins and minerals instead, to nourish your body rather than depleting it. LynFit Daily Power Shot is the perfect solution to your energy needs.
- Lift weights twice weekly to keep your muscles tightly toned and your metabolism boosted. Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba are all great, and while they beat the couch, they don’t count when it comes to lifting weights. It's simple science, so start lifting. All you need is a pair of dumbbells and a floor. No dumbbells, no problem—use any heavy object you have lying around.
Walk more than you think you need to. Your body was designed to move every day. In fact, you require 10,000 steps daily to stay healthy. When you rest, you rust, so get up and get moving. You'll be healthier, physically and mentally.
The best part about walking is you can do it anywhere. Everyone can walk, even if it's walking the dog. Even people recovering from open heart surgery walk. Track your steps using an inexpensive pedometer vs. a Fitbit®. Fitbit's® track all movements, including your arms, so it's not accurate enough.
Recover and reboot your energy by feeding it right. If you want to be strong, you've got to do more than just work out. You also have to feed your body right. To keep your body strong, you need to make sure it's getting the fuel it needs to recover. Diet is responsible for 90 percent of success. Feed it to boost results, no matter what your goal is. If you're not seeing the desired results, chances are you're not eating right.
Replace lost nutrients and protein with a healthy smoothie after your workout. Whey is the best choice because it's loaded with essential amino acids and has the highest PER (protein efficiency rating) of any other food. Whey is a Ferrari where all others are a Ford Focus. Taste counts too. If it's not delicious, you won't drink it consistently.
Try this delicious Birthday Cake Protein Shake recipe after your workout to replace the protein your body needs to heal and repair, so you become stronger.
(2–3 scoops) LynFit Vanilla Complete Protein
(5) Ice cubes
(½–1 cup) Water (more for a thinner shake, less for a thicker shake)
Blend ingredients together until smooth—Enjoy!