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Fasting For Spiritual Renewal - Not Just For Weight Loss

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Wanna know the REAL LynFit difference? Unlike other weight loss programs, we deal with weight loss "from the inside out". That's where the biggest changes need to be made, and where the root of many problems are. Dealing with weight loss in this manner is the best for lasting weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

Sometimes no matter how hard you try to focus on good and positive things all you can see is the bad. Seeing nothing but bad eventually leads us to focusing on self-centeredness, unable to hear our own inner voice. Fasting is more than just not eating meat on Fridays. Fasting is a way to leave behind that physical pain, those bad thoughts, that self-centeredness. Fasting removes our dependency from all things that block our sensitivity to the spiritual.

I want to take you on a little journey to give you a glimpse into my "why" when it comes to living a Leaner Lifestyle, even after I reached my goal weight. For me, and I'm guessing there are many others of you who would agree, reaching that goal weight was just the beginning. Weight loss was the physical renewal that was visible to everyone. The REAL renewal was what took place on the inside. Those deepest darkest places that no one else could see. That renewal was a spiritual renewal. No, not a religious renewal that was tied to a certain set of doctrinal beliefs or a religious denomination. Rather a true deep-rooted spiritual renewal that was directly tied to my personal relationship with a very personal God. A relationship that allows me to live a life of clean eating to honor my body rather than junking it up.

The Metabolic Boosting: Lose 1 Pound Per Day Plan (found in "The Metabolism Solution") fits perfectly with fasting lifestyles, making it easier to stick to your fast regardless of your religion. This in turn allows you to concentrate on the reason why you're fasting in the first place, keeping your body and mind healthy so you can focus on the more important things in life - renewing your spirit and not just focusing on your body.

For me, fasting brings deeper meaning to my life and helps me to hear God's voice more clearly, allowing me to live according to His will. In short, it brings clarity to my life. At my church, Northeast Community Church, we fast together as a community and as individuals. I would love for you to join with me this week spending time reading, reflecting and praying using this Daily Spiritual Renewal Guide (You may print the guide out directly from the link. Special thanks to Northeast Community Church for content).

Make sure you break your fast in as clean a way as possible by referring to the clean recipe in the Renewal Guide for the last day. Your system will have been purified and your spirit renewed. Let's not "junk" it right back up with heavy eating to only weigh you right back down again.

I am thrilled that you're taking this journey of spiritual renewal with me. I can't wait to hear your stories of how God worked in and through your life. I challenge all of us to dig deep and lose that excess baggage we've been carrying around. And not just of the unwanted physical weight variety.

For more information about fasting and weight loss refer to "The Metabolism Solution: God and Your Bod".

Note: During a time of fasting it's a good idea to decrease your workouts

7 Pounds Slimmer In 7 Days



Have you ever asked yourself: "Why is America getting heavier every year, but there is a gym on every street corner and a diet for every day of the week?" It's all about the speed of our metabolism, and most of us lack that speed. We're stuck in the slow lane.

Most of what we've been taught about weight loss is all wrong. We're watching TV shows that tell us to eat like cavemen, put butter into our coffee, and to eat avocados to slim our thighs. Not to mention, we actually believe we can eat too little and that slows weight loss. Really? We're living in a way that is damaging our metabolisms, and many of the so-called "healthy" things we do are to blame for our weight gain because they damage our metabolism, slowing it down and making it way too easy to gain weight.

Have you ever had a single bad day of eating and seemed to have gained 2 pounds overnight? The 5 simple slimming solutions below will help you to harness the power of your metabolism, making weight loss faster and easier no matter how slow your metabolism is or how old you are. Safely flip the switch on your metabolism into high gear so you lose weight just as quickly as you gained it. Do these 5 proven strategies and you'll lose 1 pound per day and melt belly fat fast.

ACCELERATE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS WITH THERMOGENIC EATING

Thermogenic eating is not only the best way to lose 1 pound per day but also bust through your weight loss plateaus. Thermogenic eating heats up your metabolism and recalibrates your appetite, switching your cravings to "off". This can be as simple as swapping your usual carb-filled or caveman breakfast for a clean, whey protein shake made with ice and coffee for a Slimming Lean Latte. Remember to wait 12 hours after your last meal to enjoy your smoothie. This one simple step can help you break through your weight loss plateau no matter what plan you're on.

Lean Latte Recipe

Mix the following items together in a shaker cup or blender. Be sure to look for whey that is low-calorie (150 calories or less), less than 5 grams of sugar, dairy free, soy free, and high-grade micro-filtered for the best results.

(2) scoops of whey - Vanilla or Chocolate
(5) ice cubes
(1) teaspoon granulated coffee
½ cup of water
*Do not add fruit or milk of any kind; including coconut or almond milk.

BOOST YOUR METABOLISM WITH METABOLIC BOOSTING WORKOUTS

Studies show that vigorous exercise isn't necessary. In fact, it may be your problem. Metabolic workouts are best at fat burning and fast weight loss; not to mention they reshape the body without bulking. You only have to do 3 metabolic workouts weekly to see results in that same week. Want to turbo charge that metabolic workout? Add 10,000 steps daily to blast that fat away.

EXPOSED: When it comes to boosting metabolism, metabolic workouts blow away other workouts such as Pilates, Yoga, and even extreme workouts such as boot camps and cross fit.

CRUSH CRAVINGS NATURALLY WHILE BOOSTING MOOD WITH THE SMART USE OF SAFE SUPPLEMENTS

The same way we use power tools to make tasks easier, specific nutrients can make losing weight easier by crushing cravings and boosting mood. Sometimes diet and exercise just aren't enough. Most of us already have these natural nutrients in our medicine cabinets. Smart use of these nutrients can stop cravings before they even begin. A few of my favorites are Vitamin D, Omega-3, and B-Complex. For really tough times I depend on Cocoa Bean Powder mixed with green tea for a quick pick-me-up.

The magic is in the timing of these specific nutrients. I suggest taking them 1-2 hours before cravings kick in, as a prevention. My motto has always been; take Omega-3 at 3pm.

SUPPLEMENT ALERT: If you don't see or feel results in 2 weeks using non-LynFit supplements - STOP. You most likely are not going to see results with that regimen. It's important that you only take high quality supplements. You might spend a little more but you'll use less with LynFit supplements, saving you money in the long run and you'll get faster results.

DO IT NOW!

Don't wait. If you're waiting for the perfect time to start losing weight you'll always be waiting. Start now and you can be 1 pound lighter by tomorrow. How much more motivation do you need? Set your default to "yes" and do it today.

EAT 3 MEALS (SMOOTHIES CAN COUNT AS A MEAL) AND 1 SNACK A DAY TO BOOST WEIGHT LOSS AND MELT FAT

Drink warm water with lemon, or hot tea (minus the milk and sugar) in between meals and grab a small green apple mid-afternoon to kill cravings and keep things regular. Most of us just "think" we're hungry. Often it's just thirst. When it comes to water, drink ½ your body weight in ounces daily to keep your metabolism running smoothly. Being dehydrated can slow your metabolism by 3%. Melt fat by drinking more water.

For more metabolism boosting tips and tricks make sure to read my book, "The Metabolism Solution".

Stay Strong! - Lisa

The 5 "Myth"Conceptions Of Weight Loss

Not losing weight no matter how hard you try? It could be that it's not even your fault. Why? Because most of what we are taught about weight loss is all wrong - nothing but lies and myths that stop us from losing weight and lead us to nothing but discouragement - "Myth"Conceptions. Learning the truth about weight loss may be just what you need to start losing weight today.

When you hear something enough, you actually start to believe it. Even if there is a voice inside your head that says otherwise. The biggest tip-off is that you're not losing weight despite the countless hours you're spending killing yourself in the gym. I lost weight immediately (40 pounds) and you can too once these secrets to boost your metabolism are learned. I had to forget everything I had learned previously and begin to do things differently. Guess what happened? I lost one pound every day until I hit my target weight for my body. And you can too!

With the holidays here it's even more important that we understand what these myths are and why we shouldn't believe them.


#1: Rapid Weight Loss Is Bad - WRONG!

Rapid weight loss (rapid results) is always the best way to get people to stick to the program. That doesn't mean you should starve yourself or go on a crash diet however. Those cause nutritional deficiencies that make us cranky. "The Metabolism Solution" teaches which proteins are best for weight loss as well as the exact amount your body needs to stay healthy, and lose weight. It also shows you the specific vegetables that are thermogenic, causing the body to go into metabolic boosting mode, burning more calories - even while sleeping.

You'll not only lose weight fast, you'll be healthier. Blood pressure and cholesterol levels will decrease quickly and if you suffer from aches and pains you'll feel better fast. This "New Way to Lose Weight" isn't just good for weight loss; it's also the healthiest way to live.

#2: Government Serving Sizes Are Accurate - WRONG!

Anyone can figure out that a 6ft male needs more calories that a 5ft female, so why are we told to eat the same amount? Turns out that serving sizes are universal and that is causing us to gain weight - fast. If you're not losing weight you're eating too much. It's that simple. Try eating ½ of what you usually eat and you'll see the scale drop fast. This is proof that fast weight loss is actually a good thing. It's sold evidence that you're doing things right. Bottom line - when we eat the right amount we lose quickly. When we are off-track or eating the wrong things we don't lose weight.

#3: More Exercise Means More Weight Loss - WRONG!

Just like you can overdo it by eating too much, you can also go overboard with exercise. In fact, too much of the wrong kind of exercise can stop weight loss dead in its tracks. The physical stress it inflicts on our bodies cause our cortisol (aka, fat storing hormone) levels to rise, making that stubborn muffin top even harder to lose.

90% of weight loss is based on diet and exercise makes up the last 10%. That being said, you cannot exercise away a bad diet. No bargaining. Just because you exercised doesn't mean you get to eat more (unless you're a male under 2 years old). When your diet is dialed in you don't have to live in the gym.

#4: High Fat, Low Carb Is Good For Weight Loss - WRONG!

You're not walking around with hairy palms so stop following those "Cave Man" diets. If you are, I'd bet you're gaining weight instead of losing it. To make matters worse, your cholesterol level is probably rising higher that the national deficit!

While you do need fat in your diet, the kind you consume can make or break your weight loss. Some fats burn easier as fuel compared to others. Bad fats, like trans fats, raise cholesterol and increase your risk of heart disease. Not to mention, they make your pants too tight! The saturated fats found in red meat, butter, cheese and peanut butter won't help you lose that muffin top. But a good fat, like Omega 3 found in salmon, will.

The best way to take Omega 3 is through supplementation. I always suggest supplements when you're trying to boost your metabolism because you get a metered dose versus a guesstimation. You need to ensure your body gets exactly the amount it needs - no more, no less - in order to burn off body fat. Omega 3's are also great for pain, inflammation and even easing depression.

#5: All Supplements Are Created Equal - WRONG!

This is the perfect example of "you get what you pay for". You can't supplement away a bad diet but supplements can help you lose weight faster and easier when you combine them with a thermogenic diet and metabolic exercise. I always tell my clients, "if you don't see results in the first 2 weeks - stop! You most likely won't ever". When you take a quality supplement that's blended and contains the exact amounts your body needs you'll see and feel the results right away. Especially if you're eating correctly and performing metabolic workouts.

Most inexpensive supplements are inexpensive because they don't have the amounts needed of the active ingredients to provide maximum results. Always buy from a reputable source and know what you're looking for. Or, buy from someone who has already done that for you. I blend all of my supplements so you don't have to pay a supplement scientist. When you buy cheap it's always "buyer beware". Quality is, and will always be, paramount!

How To Cheat And Still Lose Weight

How to cheat and still lose weight - halloween cnadyHalloween typically means lots of candy everywhere. The foods we crave are lurking around every corner, and this can be hazardous to your waistline. That's why it's so important to turbo-charge your metabolism before those temptations present themselves.

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us end up eating more than we care to admit, especially around holidays and special occasions. The only way to come away from a "bad eating day" is to plan for them ahead of time by giving your metabolism a jolt, so it's in high gear. This will allow you to burn more calories even while you're sitting at your desk.

There are a few simple tricks that can allow you to enjoy a few treats without gaining an ounce. It's all about balance. After all, we're only human and live in the real world. It's important to be honest with yourself and have a snack attack plan.

Below are three simple steps you can take to safely boost your metabolism so that you burn more calories all day long; not only on Halloween but any day that you know you're going to overeat. These steps will keep the candy from making a permanent home on your thighs. In fact, these metabolism boosters can help you lose weight even when cheating.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #1 - The day of indulging and the morning after

Boost your metabolism 25 percent to accelerate your weight loss and detox the sugar. Drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake made with a handful of spinach to alkalize your body. It will not only keep you healthy but also keep cravings in check, so they don't get the best of you.

Take (1) LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones (which is loaded with additional appetite suppressing agents) to give your metabolism an extra jolt. The Raspberry Ketones will help kill cravings, so you have control over the candy rather than the candy controlling you.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #2 - Do the math and know the numbers first

Before you cheat, know the numbers. Knowing your caloric, fat and carb allowances will allow you to plan out your cheat splurge ahead of time so you can eat what you love and still lose weight. We all have a "cheat allowance" to spend every day, and if you know your numbers, you can plan ahead and factor it into your daily caloric intake. Bottom line, if you're counting calories, carbs and sugars, and you've boosted your metabolism into high gear with Step #1, those calories don't stand a chance.

We should all know how much fat and carbs we are supposed to eat every day so you can budget these "extra expenses" into your daily caloric intake. Knowing your numbers can help you lose a pound a day without eating perfect. In my book, "The Metabolism Solution", I go into detail about how many calories you should be eating each day, as well as the magic number of carbs to stick to if you're serious about melting belly fat. Do you know your numbers? If not, that may be why you're not losing weight.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #3 - Allow your body to cleanse

Allow your body to cleanse by not eating for 12 hours after your last meal, and repeat Step #1. An example: If you ate your last candy bar at 10 pm on Halloween, don't eat again until 10 am the next day. This allows your system to cleanse itself and lowers blood sugar levels before beginning to load up on food again. Lowering blood sugar levels is a secret to losing weight. This trick also reboots your sweet tooth and kills cravings.

In conclusion, you can enjoy those "bad eating days" without fear of it ruining all the hard work you've already done. The key; advance planning.

LynFit 30 Day Fall Fitness Challenge

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Truth About Melting Belly Fat



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

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

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

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

SLIM DOWN AND LEAN OUT BY NOT SKIPPING BREAKFAST

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

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

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

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

END THE HEAD HUNGER GAMES IN YOUR HEAD

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

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

GET HELP WITH APPETITE SUPPRESSANTS

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

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

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

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

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

Here's the recipe:

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

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

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

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

4 Simple Disciplines To Melt Belly Fat

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

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

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

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

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

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

Go to bed at the same time everyday

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

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

Keep your colon clean

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

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

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

Control the cravings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melt Belly Fat Fast With 3 Simple Steps

Melt Belly Fat Fast With 3 Easy Steps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2.  Drink a LynFit Protein Shake every day

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

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

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

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

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

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