Getting Back On Track With Your Weight Loss
When it comes to weight loss, "tomorrow" is the most dangerous word in the English language. If you're serious about losing weight, and not seeing the results you'd like, it's time to stop living the way you've been living. The price you pay is very high for the cheap thrill that food gives you. In the end, it might even cost you your health. How you're living today directly affects your tomorrow. So, what will you do differently?
I receive emails seeking advice, all too often, from people with a habit of doing a week or two of strict, metabolic boosting eating and then falling off the weight loss wagon into a pile of cookies or store-bought protein bars. They want to know what they can do to stick to the plan, or should they even try. The first thing I tell them is the reason most people fall is that they think they need to be perfect with their eating. It's important to understand that perfection does not exist.
Most of us fall because we become too legalistic about our diets. Rather, our diets should be treated as a habit of making better choices, requiring us to decide what our actions will be. This makes us responsible for our actions, and the outcomes.
You know the old saying; "If you keep doing what you've always done you'll just keep getting the same results. To expect anything different is the very definition of insanity." Quite honestly, there is a lot of insanity surrounding the foods that will keep you from reaching your goals.
Have you ever told yourself; "I'll just have a little"? Sorry to say it, but that little bit is what's stopping you from reaching your goals.
It's at these very times to remind yourself that perfection does not exist. Focus on daily progress, not daily perfection. You have more control than you think when it comes to making food choices. But if you keep falling off the wagon, it's possible you may need a few tools to help keep you on track.
These tools make losing weight faster and easier because they:
- Help kill hunger and cravings that cause you to fall off-plan
- Boost metabolism by 25 percent, so you burn more calories all day long, even while asleep. This is especially important when you decide to go off-plan because it will help keep you from gaining weight.
- Block cortisol (stress hormones) levels from rising, which helps prevent weight gain in the belly, hips, and thighs. Blocking cortisol is more important than you think. Stress causes your body to produce excess cortisol levels, and the only way to melt belly fat is by reducing these levels. It's not an easy job and the very reason you need to attack belly fat with a 1, 2, 3 punch.
STEP #1: BOOST METABOLISM AND BLOCK CORTISOL LEVELS
Looking for a delicious shake recipe that will not only tantalize your taste buds but rev up your metabolism as well? Look no further — here's my Melt Belly Fat Birthday Cake Smoothie:
(½ cup) Water
(3–4) Ice cubes
STEP #2: KILL HUNGER AND CRAVINGS
Here is your supplement stack:
- LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones to accelerate the process and trick your body into acting like a thin person. A lean person will burn fat more efficiently. (If you're highly sensitive to caffeine you may want to skip the Accelerator. The stack will still give you what you need, so follow the steps without Accelerator.)
- LynFit Carb Edge with Forskolin to help enhance thyroid function and balance blood sugar levels, which is the secret to killing your cravings and managing hunger.
- LynFit Cutting Edge to force your body to burn off that stubborn body fat for fuel.
STEP #3: AVOID THE AFTERNOON ENERGY CRASH TO ESCAPE CRAVINGS BEFORE THEY BEGIN
Should you find yourself unable to suppress the urge to eat junk food, adopt the 80/20 rule. You're already following it; you just don't know it.
For the most part, you're eating your favorite foods every couple of weeks — it's inevitable. It's going to happen, and you should expect it. So, the best solution is to plan it ahead of time. If you plan for it ahead of time, you can cheat and still lose weight. Have a little pep talk with yourself. Sit down and tell yourself to try the 80/20 plan.
On the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan, you can eat on plan 80 percent of the time and go off the plan 20 percent of the time and still lose weight. That's the beauty of this plan. In fact, this is the only plan that takes into consideration that you live in the real world, you're human, and that you cheat once in a while.
Planning in advance when you cheat also puts you in control of the binge vs. the binge controlling you. It also changes how you emotionally respond to a binge—no guilt, because it's all a part of your weight loss plan. You'll accept the situation, not struggle in vain against it. You'll eat less and know exactly what to eat, and how much. The scale will go up slightly, but you'll be back on track in no time.
Although there are physiological consequences to binging on junk food, I'd wager that most of the damage comes from the stress we inflict on ourselves—the internal fight and refusal, which only causes us to binge more. The refusal to accept the inevitable situation, combined with the guilt and shame you're piling on yourself for losing that fight.
Here's what the 80/20 plan get you: Acceptance! You learn to accept things you cannot change. You're no longer fighting a battle you most likely cannot win.
I can't think of anything harder or more stressful than struggling with food. I've struggled with it my entire life until I learned about the 80/20 rule.
You can live guilt-free. Guilt about eating junk food can actually cause you to gain weight and depress your immune system. By making a plan to "go off" for a meal as an occasional (1–2 times weekly) deviation from your regular schedule, rather than betraying your body, you remove the guilt. Make a plan, if you plan on losing.
I would encourage you to read this article I wrote previously about how to cheat and still lose weight to keep your metabolism in full swing, and how if you don't, it can alter the physiological effect it has on you.
As Kelly Clarkson says in her song: "Think Before You Cheat" so you don't hurt your health or destroy a month's worth of dieting. Most of the time it's not worth it anyway.
So, eat happily, just don't' forget to boost first!
- Lisa Lynn
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Faster, Easier Weight Loss Tips To Lose Weight & Melt Belly Fat
There's one specific reason why getting results quickly is always beneficial — It motivates you to go further.
It doesn't matter if you're looking to lose fat, build muscle, improve posture, or just improve your health in general. If you're putting effort into something and not seeing any measurable results within a week, it can take away any motivation you have to keep going.
Whenever I'm coaching or meeting with clients, I always start with "the talk" about making long-term lifestyle changes in their nutrition and exercise routine. That is the only way to guarantee long-term results. The truth is, for some, that first week can be a make-or-break timeframe. After all, it's only human to think that if something isn't working, then why should we continue to do it.
Most of us fall victim to that trap. We quit within a week or two, but then we get right back on the next diet or workout plan that comes along—only to once again fail to see quick results. This yo-yo "on again-off again" is one of the hardest habits to break. Truth be told, unless you're willing to make a lasting lifestyle change, you will never see a change.
I'm just like you are—looking for that instant gratification. I want to taste that initial success. It's that initial gratification that keeps me going for the long haul, to make that long-term commitment.
With that being said, I'm going to show you, step-by-step, how you can lose 7 pounds in 7 days......if you follow the plan. Martha Stewart refers to this as "Lisa Lynn Brainwashing." This plan has become the first thing I send to new clients, allowing them to see results faster and easier. It's nothing new, and you've probably seen it before. But this time, instead of just reading through it, act on it.
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?
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: Fat blaster
- Day 3: Lean core
- Day 4: Metabolic boost
- Day 5: Recovery stretch
- Day 6: Fat blaster
- Day 7: Recovery stretch or Walk 10,000 steps
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 7-days, 7-pound weight loss. After all, all you have to lose is weight!
Need a little extra motivation? The favorite part of what I do is seeing people, just like yourself, succeed. Real people, living in the real world, achieving real results. I'd like to introduce you to a couple of them.
This is Janine — Janine is a 50-year old busy mom of two. She lost 90 pounds, but more importantly, she became symptom-free of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Prior to losing weight, in addition to the RA, Janine struggled with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, sleep apnea, edema, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, sciatica, osteopenia, and peripheral neuropathy. While never diagnosed as a diabetic, it was only a matter of time.
On 10/15/13, her doctor wrote "STOPPED" next to ten drugs she was taking for the above conditions, and "STOPPED" on all narcotic combinations for the above. She is now in her second year of remission from all.
And, this is Brianna — Brianna's story is opposite from most of our weight loss stories. She needed to muscle up and keep fat from being stored. Brianna needed to gain 30 pounds of lean muscle. We accomplished this by increasing her diet, and changing it to a thermogenic "low-low" (low fat and low carb) while changing her to metabolic, fat blasting workouts. She immediately began seeing results, resulting in her being very consistent. Like I said at the beginning—fast results create an excitement to continue.
Brianna worked out three times weekly for 30 minutes each. She used the Lean Core Workout and Recovery Stretch on her off days to help ease depression symptoms. She walked 2–3 times weekly, or whenever time allowed.
As you can now see, this is not a diet, but rather a lifestyle habit that everyone should be doing. Are you ready to lose 1 pound per day and melt belly fat? Your someday is today!
Natural Weight Loss Support
Is your weight loss stuck? Does it seem that no matter what you do you can't seem to lose those extra pounds? Chances are, you need a little natural weight loss support. I've been using this custom blend of raspberry ketones mixed with ten synergistically combined, highly effective ingredients with my clients to help control weight and cravings.
You may have seen me on the Dr. Oz Show when we discussed how powerfully effective they can be. We showed our very own before and after photos of LynFit clients who used LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones successfully to help them lose weight. Sex, age, and thyroid issues had made losing weight a struggle for them. They had also picked up some bad overeating and snacking habits.
Sex, age, and thyroid issues had made losing weight a struggle for them. They had also picked up some bad overeating and constant snacking habits due to hunger caused by elevated blood sugar levels and head hunger (more on this can be found in the Wall Street Journal Best Seller, The Metabolism Solution).
If you missed seeing those dramatic before and after photos, here they are again. You can experience a change like this as well. As always, LynFit doesn't take any before and after photos. We believe in 100 percent real people, with real results, with authentic photos. Results that were accomplished without spending hours upon hours in the gym. Certainly, metabolic workouts will enhance weight loss, but it's not a necessity.
At this point, it's vital to understand how important quality is. Raspberry ketones are extremely expensive to make. It takes 90 pounds of raspberries to produce one single dose. When you see a free offer or a bottle of raspberry ketones for $9.99, you know it's a scam. Chances are, they were not even derived from raspberries.
LynFit uses only the highest quality, pure ingredients — raspberry ketones included. We call this the LynFit Difference. That's how you get the best results while saving you money in the long run. The result is that you lose more weight, more efficiently.
I spend over 30 hours weekly researching, and searching for, the best crops—testing them before they ever reach a LynFit bottle. If you've ever tried LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones you know just how effective they are. That's why Dr. Oz was so interested in these particular raspberry ketones. In fact, they have now reached celebrity status.
LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones has helped thousands of people lose weight, and keep it off. It has helped to shape and re-shape some of the toughest bodies due to addressing the underlying issues that were preventing people from losing weight. No matter how hard or often they worked out, they just couldn't get the excess fat to burn off. That is until they started on LyFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones.
So, what are raspberry ketones? Raspberry ketone is a natural substance that gives raspberries their natural aroma. Believe it or not, this substance is also found in blackberries, cranberries, and kiwi. It has been added to ice cream and cosmetics as a flavorant. Raspberry ketones work best when combined with the correct amounts of certain ingredients such as B vitamins and green tea, just to name a few.
Raspberry ketones have been around for decades. It is well-known among fitness models, actors, and athletes — and for good reason. It is one of the most effective ways to switch the weight gain switch off, reduce appetite, and kill cravings. It does all this while providing natural energy.
As it's more effective when combined with the correct amounts of certain ingredients, you'll find it partnered with these natural ingredients found only in LynFit's formula:
Green tea leaf extract
- Chocolate bean powder
- White willow bark
Caffeine (less than a very small cup of coffee — 30mg)
Why do you need these natural ingredients? Think of it like this — your car needs many different types of fluids to run efficiently: gas, oil, transmission, brake — if you skip even one, your car won't run smoothly. Sometimes, it may not even run at all. Your body is no different.
Some supplement companies try to sell only the single ingredient. The reason is simple — to increase profits. LynFit cares more about you and your health than the bottom line. Your success is our profit, our bottom line.
I take LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones, as well as LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse, because I've struggled with my weight, intense cravings, and depression my entire life. Now, at age 48, I need the weight loss support more than ever with menopause at my door. Bottom line — I'm not just the creator/visionary of this custom supplement, I'm also a client and daily user out of need.
Where are you today?
- Do you need to bust through your weight loss plateau?
- Are hunger and cravings affecting your weight loss?
- Do you work out, yet your body still won't shed the weight?
- Do you wake up feeling depressed, even when nothing is wrong?
- Do you lack the energy to get through your day, yet alone a workout?
Then LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones is for you. Helping you with all the above is what it does best.
Unlike the popular Garcinia cambogia, 7Keto, and many more "wanna be" supplements, LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones is 100 percent authentic. It will help with the underlying issues that are hindering your weight loss.
In addition to providing your body with much-needed energy, LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones can also help you:
- Lose 2–5 pounds every week. If you combine it with the Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan and LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse, you can lose one pound per day. The more effort you put into it, the better your weight loss will be.
- Increase your metabolism, so you'll burn more calories all day—even while asleep. This is especially important because whenever you decrease your calories, your metabolism slows down. Yet, you only lose weight and burn off belly fat when you reduce your daily caloric intake. Natural weight loss support is vital in helping to overcome these issues, especially if you have been overweight, been on the diet yo-yo, and are a female over 35 years of age.
I use LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones and LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse when training fitness models (most have body fat of 15 percent or less — the hardest bodies to get to shed fat without harming health) to get ready for figure competitions, so you can imagine how effective it can be for you.
- Detoxing the body. Being overweight is toxic, so addressing the underlying issues by detoxing your body while burning that stubborn belly fat is
essential for lasting healthy weight loss, and a leaner you.
All these benefits, plus, boosting immunity (weight loss is stressful, which weakens immunity) while.....drum roll, please (and I need these big-time at this stage of my life).....increasing hair growth and improving skin elasticity.
If you're ready to lose that weight and burn off that stubborn fat, especially the belly fat that's hanging over your pants (FYI — this is the worst kind of fat and is terrible for your health), you can do exactly as these other people have done.
I love the Kelly Clarkson song that says, "What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger." If you want to change your body, you've got to change your life. There's no way around it. No change equals no change. Change IS hard, but it's so well worth it. It will never get easier, but you will get better at doing what you need to do. Practice is the only way out.
Here is the simple three-part plan they followed. Don't ever let taking supplements distract you from doing what needs to be done.
How should you take LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones? Take (1) in the morning another at lunch (if you're over 200 pounds, you may need to take (2) to reach optimal dosage).
We suggest switching to decaf when using LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones so you can take both doses without feeling over-caffeinated.
NOTE: At dinner, add (2–3) LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse to your regimen to help digest and assimilate your food instead of storing it as fat.
The most popular way for my clients and fitness models to take ketones for optimal results is to open a capsule into the LynFit Complete Protein Shake. Simply put, they drink up their fat loss. Here's a delicious fat-blaster shake recipe for you to try — the Raspberry Ketone Fat Shredder:
- (½ cup) Water
- (5) Ice cubes
- (1–2 scoops) LynFit Chocolate Complete Protein Powder
- (1 cup) Frozen raspberries (strawberries may be substituted)
- (1 capsule) LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones — opened and poured into the shake
- Mix the ingredients in the blender until completely blended and drink up!
More information about all LynFit supplements, along with over 100 delicious thermogenic recipes, can be found in the Wall Street Journal Best Seller, The Metabolism Solution, and The Metabolism Solution Audiobook.
You can do this! When you feel like quitting, remind yourself why you started in the first place. Here's a little inspiration, courtesy of LynFit clients who, just like you, chose to Believe. Begin. Become!
Boost Your Metabolism By Boosting Your Fiber Intake With Lean Bars
Full confession — I'm addicted to LynFit Lean Bars. They have become my grab-and-go meal, and the #1 go-to food when I need to eat on the run or my sweet tooth yells and cravings hit (like every day). Thankfully, they satisfy me more than any candy, cookie, or cake.....seriously!
Since I've been eating Lean Bars daily, my health has improved, and I no longer fall off the weight loss wagon due to my ferocious, undying sweet tooth. So if you're a Lean Bar lover like me, you're going to love this great news. And if you're not, you just might change your mind after reading about this research.
By now I'm sure you're aware of fiber's importance and its reputation as a "keep you feeling full" nutritional hero. It gets even better, though. It turns out that certain fibers, such as prebiotic fiber (the kind found in LynFit Lean Bars), may also be a real superhero when it comes to the fountain of youth.
Research agrees. A new Australian study followed the diets and health statuses of over 1,600 adults for a 10-year period. At the beginning of the study, all the subjects were age 49 or over and free of any chronic disease. Over the course of the 10-year study period, only 15.5 percent of the subjects remained disease-free.
Looking at various aspects of diet, the researchers noted that fiber intake proved to be the most telling and biggest predictor of healthy aging, by a long shot. Study subjects that consumed the most fiber were 80 percent more likely to remain fully functional and free of any chronic disease.
These findings don't surprise me at all. Over the past 20 years, fiber has earned its reputation for its impressive list of full-service health benefits. Benefits that include reducing appetite, lowering glucose and cholesterol levels, improving digestive function, and most notably, feeding the all-important microbiome — better known as gut bacteria.
Prebiotics & Obesity
Although gastrointestinal physicians have long known that a disproportionate amount of unhealthy bacteria live in the guts of overweight patients, until now there has been no conclusive data on how prebiotic fiber might aid with considerable weight loss.
Now, however, findings show that not only do overweight individuals suffer from an unhealthy bacterial mix in the gut, but also incorporating a regimen of prebiotics into the diet helps these same overweight individuals lose weight, according to Belgian researchers at the Université Catholique de Louvain and published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Nutrition.
There is now an enormous amount of research that has occurred on gut microbiome (gut bacteria). The forefront of this research has been looking directly at the microbiome and bacterial makeup, and its relationship to the development of obesity and being overweight. As with everything we say at LynFit, there must be good science behind it first. Medical credibility is #1 on our list.
Microbiome (gut bacteria) controls your health. Prebiotic fiber nourishes your gut microbes and keeps your gut strong and fit and in good working order. So it's crucial that you eat fibrous vegetables (see veggie examples HERE and in The Metabolism Solution) and at least one LynFit Lean Bar daily.
A LynFit Lean Bar A Day Keeps The Pounds Away
Our busy lives make it difficult to meet our daily fiber numbers, but if you eat a LynFit Lean Bar daily, you'll be more than a third of the way to nailing your daily fiber intake goal. Studies show we should consume 30 grams of fiber daily. Preferably the prebiotic fiber like that found in LynFit Lean Bars. This specific fiber will help keep you regular, which helps to keep your stomach flat, unlike other fibers that will bloat you.
That's exactly the reason I made sure LynFit Lean Bars contain as much prebiotic fiber as possible. Each Lean Bar contains 9–10 grams of a unique prebiotic fiber to help keep you regular and feeling full.
The truth is, you simply cannot buy a better protein bar!
To get the most health and metabolic boosting benefits from the fiber you eat, you need to have an abundance of good bacteria residing in your colon. Here are some key strategies for establishing and maintaining a robust supply of fat-fighting, beneficial gut bacteria:
- Eat a LynFit Lean Bar every day
- Make your own high-fiber protein shake/smoothie
- Make a fiber-bomb dessert: Pour pre-made LynFit Complete Protein Shake over fresh cut peaches
- Take 2–3 LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse every night with dinner. LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse is a custom blended supplement containing nutrients that help your body digest food, so you're less prone to constipation. It's gentle enough to use every day.
- It's crucial to eat an abundance of plant-based, high-fiber foods daily. Good bacteria feed off of fiber and the more "real food" fiber you eat, the more good bacteria you will have in your gut. This is the most effective and powerful of all these strategies. Honestly, if you don't eat an abundance of fiber, success is almost impossible.
- Include fermented foods that contain live bacteria in your diet. Foods like sauerkraut and kimchi.
- Include superstar fiber content fruits and veggies in your diet. Foods like raspberries, snow peas, green apples, pears, canned tomato products, pumpkin, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, Brussel sprouts, okra, and artichoke hearts.
- Eat more beans. Strive for one serving daily, but be careful to measure out your serving. Beans pack a calorie punch. If you're still in the weight loss phase, eat beans instead of your usual protein at dinner. A typical serving is only ¼–½ of a cup. Every bean is different so be sure to check labels. Measure for measure, beans provide more fiber than any other food (about 3–4 times more than other fruits and veggies). All of them are fiber superstars so choose the ones you enjoy the most.
- Don't take antibiotics unless medically indicated. And, if you must take an antibiotic, be sure to take a daily probiotic supplement as directed (over-the-counter) while you are on the antibiotic and for a full two weeks after that.
- Gardening is great for immunity. Get out in nature and get dirty. The soil contains a whole ecosystem of good bacteria. Gardening is highly recommended, especially vegetable gardening. Why not grow your own?
A startling recent discovery has shown that most overweight people have a bad mix of colon bacteria. This bad mix is technically called dysbiosis. What causes this type of bad bacterial mix to occur? It is the type of diet, often high-meat and saturated fat, that overweight people have eaten for many years.
Prebiotics are not probiotics. A probiotic is a live bacteria that you take by mouth, as in yogurt or a pill, in the hope that it will make a beneficial change in the digestive tract. A prebiotic, on the other hand, is a plant fiber, a specialized form of soluble fiber that has distinct actions within the colon.
Simply put, these fibers are the fuel that drives the very best bacteria already in the colon to vigorously multiply. We know these good bacteria can and do grow and divide every 20 minutes if there is enough nourishment around. Keeping a rich supply of the best prebiotics, found in LynFit Lean Bars, in the colon is simply the healthiest thing you can do to prevent dysbiosis in the colon.
Quite simply, prebiotics are what makes LynFit Lean Bars different from every other protein bar on the market. They are the best protein bar you can buy.
Lean Bars are LynFit's very own custom-blended protein bar. They are made fresh (some by hand, not machine-made), making sure to protect these superhero prebiotics. How special are they? Special enough that the band Chicago's own Tris Imboden considers them his go-to snack food. As Tris says, "I simply won't go on the road without a supply of LynFit Lean Bars!"
LynFit blends weight loss and health management together in its Lean Bars. By combining, it becomes a holistic approach, which is needed for lasting weight loss to occur.
An important note to remember — you cannot overdose on fiber. If mild bloating should occur as your body adjusts, simply reduce the amount you're consuming. Make sure you're drinking enough water to help flush things out. You may even want to try drinking hot water with lemon every day.
The prebiotics found in LynFit Lean Bars will tend to encourage an acidity within the colon. This is very healthy and is the desired effect as it's what protects us from disease. Thankfully, when this does happen, smelly rectal gas or flatus does not develop. When rectal gas no longer has a bad smell, you know you are getting enough fiber. And, if you haven't arrived at that point yet.......simple, go back and read above.
NOTE: You may need to make sure you're allowing yourself enough time each day to go to the bathroom. Sorry to be so graphic, but constipation affects almost everyone when they change their diet. It also slows down and masks weight loss.
A Leaky Gut?
When you have bad bacteria and dysbiosis in the colon, the colon wall itself weakens and allows toxins, unwanted chemicals, and even bacteria parts to seep into the bloodstream and reach your liver. Eventually, your general health declines due to the toxins that are released and absorbed.
Toxins are bad for everyone, especially if you're overweight. They lead to chronic inflammation (aches, pains, and stiffness) throughout the body, and contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease. They also contribute to obesity due to the rise in blood sugar levels.
Dysbiosis is clearly related to increased insulin resistance and difficulty in blood sugar control. However, medical trials have shown that correcting dysbiosis with prebiotics, like the ones found in LynFit Lean Bars, make Diabetes 2 easier to control.
Colon and breast cancer are also associated with obesity and dysbiosis. There is much research being done to unravel the cause and effect. It is known, however, that you are in a different and worse group altogether if you are overweight and have dysbiosis.
If bad bacteria are present, or you become constipated, your body may not absorb nutrients, liquids, vitamins, and the minerals it should. This leads to feelings of fatigue, cause illness, and prevents weight loss. Have you ever wondered why you can't lose weight when you're not eating much? Now you know. All the more reason for establishing and maintaining that robust supply of good gut bacteria. It's also a good reason to make sure you're not constipated by taking LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse.
It is quite surprising that so much medical research has occurred so quickly in this area. So, let's review what we've learned:
- A predominance of good bacteria in the gut makes fewer calories than when bad bacteria are predominant.
- There is a hunger hormone made in the wall of the stomach. Less of this hormone is made when prebiotics are a rich part of your diet. You have less hunger.
- There are satiety or fullness hormones made in the wall of the small intestine. Prebiotics increase the release of these beneficial hormones to give you an earlier sense of fullness when you eat.
- A leaky gut is corrected, and the passage of toxins and other unwanted materials into the blood is slowed down or stopped.
- Blood sugar control is better, and there is less insulin resistance, which helps promote weight loss.
- Inflammation in the gut and body is reduced.
- Believe it or not, when a good bacterial balance is present in the gut, different chemical signals are sent to the brain via the blood stream. Positive behavioral emotions seem to occur, perhaps even changing your eating habits. Mood and emotions seem to improve.
1. Delzenne, Nathalie M., Neyrinck, Audrey M., Cani, Patrice D. (2013) Gut microbiota and metabolic disorders: how prebiotic can work? Brit J of Nutr 109, Suppl. S2. S81-S85.
Is Juicing a Healthy Habit?
A lot of people are juicing for health because they think it’s a great way to jump-start their weight loss. However, what you might not know can not only stop your weight loss, it can make you sick. Juicing may provide some nutrients, but it could also be doing a number on your blood sugar levels, which stops weight loss dead in its tracks, causing your body to store excess fat around your stomach, hips, and thighs. Storing this excess fat makes it even harder to lose weight in the long run.Here's a letter I received:
"My fiancée and I have been losing 1 pound a day on your plan for the last two weeks. We started juicing, thinking it would be good for us. We make fresh juice using a variety of fruits and vegetables; including cucumbers, carrots, kale, spinach, celery, apples, and mangos. We drink 16 ounces every 3–4 hours throughout the day, followed by a healthy dinner. But after the first day, our weight loss stopped, and we were wondering if the fresh juice might be causing blood sugar spikes. We're concerned that this might not be a healthy habit and could be the reason we are hungry all the time." — John A
Yes, you guessed it. When people start juicing, they assume it’s all good, and they tend to take an "all in" approach. They don’t think about the fact that they are juicing several quarts of fresh juice daily, and most of the time they consume only one healthy meal a day. This couple's concern is right on target—Juicing elevated their blood sugar levels that stopped their weight loss.
If you've ever juiced before, you know that it takes several pounds of produce to produce 16 ounces of juice. That’s why we think juicing is such a healthy habit. We all know that eating our vegetables is good for us, and most of us fall short of the recommended intake, which is five vegetables per day and 2–3 fruits, making juicing seem like the perfect solution. But is it?
When you juice, you are getting the nutritional equivalent of at least a dozen servings of fruits and vegetables in every glass. The problem is that juicing also concentrates the natural sugars in fruits and vegetables while separating out all the fiber that would normally slow the absorption of sugars. If you drink the juice all by itself, those sugars will be quickly absorbed into your bloodstream causing your insulin levels to skyrocket. The insulin spike gives you that sugar high, but it’s not good for melting fat or losing weight.
Want to know how much sugar is in that so-called healthy juice you’re drinking?Check out the table below of the eight most popular fruits and vegetables used for juicing. It will show you how much of each it takes to make 16 ounces of juice, as well as how much sugar that amount contains.
Does fresh juice raise blood sugar levels as much as drinking soda?Yes. If your juice contains all of the typical fruits and vegetables most commonly used (such as the clients above), in roughly equal amounts. Taking into account the fact that some of the sugar will be left behind in the pulp, we could guess that each 16-ounce serving would have about 38 grams of sugar, which is the amount in a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola. The problem is your fat cells, glucose receptors, and pancreas cannot distinguish between the sugars in juice and the sugars in soda.
My suggestion is to chew your food don’t juice it. It’s better for you in the long run and will save you a ton of money. Drinking 16 ounces of fresh fruit and vegetable juice every 3–4 hours or even once a day, without adding protein and removing the fiber, could lead to some significant blood sugar spikes that stop weight loss dead in its tracks.
I can hear you now—Unlike the sugar in a Coke, the sugar in the juice is natural, so it’s good for you, right? It also contains vast amounts of nutrients. It takes, at least, a dozen servings of fruits and vegetables to produce a 16-ounce glass of juice. Surely all of that great nutrition would offset that blood sugar issue, wouldn’t it?Most of the nutrients you receive from juicing fruits and veggies are antioxidants. Antioxidants are good for us, but there's a limit to how much your body can utilize at one time. We can create an imbalance of nutrients that sets us up for a nutrient deficiency by overshooting the runway. Yes, five servings of vegetables a day keeps us healthy, but more is not better. Researchers even believe overdoing it can be harmful to your health, especially if you have cancer or any other disease that might prompt you to feel the need to cleanse.
Want to boost your nutrition without hurting your weight loss? Juice like this.....If you love the taste, or you're convinced that fresh juice is making your life better, here are a few suggestions for maximizing your returns and minimizing any downside, especially if you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off.
- Juice in moderation. There's nothing wrong with enjoying a glass of fresh juice on a daily basis, but 8-ounces a day is plenty. Stay away from straight fruit juice.
- Juice leafy greens vs. higher sugar vegetables (See thermogenic list of vegetables in The Metabolism Solution)
- Boost weight loss and nutrition by adding 1–2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein Powder Advanced. Adding protein will not only round out the meal nutritionally but will also slow the absorption of sugars from the juice. When it comes to digesting sugar, slower is always better unless you’re running a marathon. For weight gain or maintenance; add almond or coconut milk, nuts or nut butter, grains, Greek yogurt, avocado, olive oil, fish, and/or whole fruits. Vegetables would all be good complements to fresh juice.
- Have your Lean Green Cleansing Machine (see recipe below) after your workout. The best time to consume your green drink is immediately after you exercise to replace lost nutrients, replenish blood sugar levels while it’s also less likely to spike blood sugar levels.
- Make "whole juice." High-powered blenders can emulsify, or reduce, whole fruits and vegetables to a smoothie-like texture. That is good because it also retains the fiber that slows the release of blood sugar. Don’t forget to add a scoop of Complete Protein Powder to boost your metabolism. After all, isn’t that why we all cleanse?
Here are a few cleansing pros: You hydrate, nourish, and your emotional health improves because you are dong something good for your body. Here's that quick recipe for the Lean Green Cleansing Machine mentioned above, courtesy of The Metabolism Solution:(½) cup of pre-made Green Tea
(1) scoop of LynFit Non-GMO Complete Protein Advanced
(1) small fistful of Kale or any leafy Green
(½) peeled lemon
Expert Tips On Avoiding The “Female 15” — The Best Way To Avoid Lifelong Weight Issues
College weight gain can be the beginning of continuous weight struggles that continue throughout a lifetime. This is a time of life where males and females, whether they go to college or not, can begin to gain weight at a rapid pace, unless you interrupt this weight gain cycle with new healthy habits. Stress is a huge factor when it comes to college weight gain.
USA Today reported that 76 percent of female students and 33 percent of males said they eat when under stress. To make things worse, the female metabolism begins to decline between the ages of 17–19 and continues throughout their lifetime, making it easier for women to gain weight and almost impossible to lose.
Often, they have gained 10 pounds before they notice. This creates another issue: metabolic resistance due to the rapid increase in weight. This flips the weight gain switch on and can last a lifetime due to the metabolic changes that take place.Did you know that .....
- Gaining 10 pounds is enough for you to outgrow your current clothing size
- Most college students walk more than they ever have due to the dorm room to classroom distance, so food is 90 percent to blame, not lack of exercise
- Most people who gain weight in college are less likely to ever lose that weight
Here are three simple, healthy habits that flip the weight gain switch off:
1. Boost energy and metabolism at breakfast with the right kind of smoothie. Not all smoothies are created equal. In fact, most smoothies you buy commercially cause rapid weight gain because they are loaded with sugar as well as other not-so-nutritious ingredients such as soy or vegan sources. These stop weight loss and cause weight gain. Melt more fat by making your own smoothie.
What’s trending now is “The Dorm Room Smoothie”, aka "The Freshman Fat-Loss Bomb." The recipe is as follows (just mix the ingredients together and drink):
- 2 scoops of a high-quality, metabolic boosting whey like Lynfit's Complete Protein
- ½ cup of water
- Shake until it’s blended, or you can leave it lumpy
- Then pour over 1 cup of iced coffee
2. Pass on the campus diet and choose “thermogenic” foods that flip the weight gain switch off and turn on the weight loss switch. Thermogenic foods are leafy green vegetables, white fish, salmon, as well as turkey breast. These foods create a “thermic effect” on your metabolism, causing it to heat up, so you burn more calories.
3. Snack leaner and keep it to 1 snack per day. Before you grab that protein bar or bag of chips from the vending machine, stop and read the label. Here is what you should look for:
- Choose snacks that are under 150 calories
- Contain less than 5 grams of fat
- Contain less than 25 carbs and have little or no sugar
Green And Lean: The Metabolic Boosting System WorksI am blessed to receive hundreds of emails every week from people just like you who are right in the middle of a struggle to lose weight, regain self-confidence, or maybe just need a little boost to get over a metabolism hump. I take all of those emails very seriously. No one email is more important than another. I've learned through all my years of experience that what might seem small or trivial to one person is a giant albatross to someone else. In my world there is no such thing as a silly question or insignificant issue. They're all important. That's why I take the time to answer each one as quickly and honestly as I possibly can.
Every once in a while I will receive an email from someone that just really hits me where I live. It may be from someone who is going through, or has gone through, similar circumstances to what I had to overcome. Other times it may be an email from someone who feels completely alone in their weight loss journey and needs to know that they are not peculiar or weird. In fact, if the truth were known, those people are probably more like the majority of us than they'd ever know. And then there are those times when I receive a letter or email from someone who has come full circle - from searching for the right answers to finding and utilizing them to reach their personal goals. All of these; the ones searching, the ones needing assurance, the overcomers - That, is what I live for.
Today I'd like to share one with you that I recently received that really hit home. It reinforced to me that I am doing what is intended of me. I think when you read it you'll see a lot of points that will fit into your own life. Here's Leisa Hipsher's story.....
"My name is Leisa Hipsher. Most of my adult life I have been health conscious, watching what I eat and moderate exercise. Always being interested in the latest way to stay "healthy" caused me to cycle through several diet programs. While I was never clinically obese, I would fluctuate up or down a size through my 20's and 30's. Then my lifestyle changed. My new career required traveling. Eating in hotels and restaurants became the norm. To offset those calories I would try to balance it with the current fad of shakes and smoothies. But moving up 2 sized was inevitable. This, along with now being in my 40's resulted in the new hunt for the latest "fad". What I found was the perfect solution.
Lisa Lynn was being interviewed on Better TV and I was intrigued with her straightforward system. She emphasized the cornerstone of her program was the delicious Complete Protein Shake that she used for Martha Stewart when she was her trainer for 13 years. Martha even helped her develop the yummy taste. Well, I was hooked. Being a shake girl most of my life, I knew I could make this work. Lisa became a huge resource of information and explained why I would fluctuate between sizes. Most of my protein shake choices were soy based and used fruit. Lisa explained how and why using whey protein is the best choice for losing weight. Her philosophy was not a fad, but based on science. I began her Metabolic Boosting System right away.
It fit perfectly into my busy lifestyle. I don't have to think about meal planning; she's done it for me. I have a shake for breakfast and most days also for lunch. I love the Alkalinity Shake recipe found in her book, "The Metabolism Solution". Putting the ingredients in baggies makes it effortless. All I need to do is throw them into a blender along with the Complete Protein Powder and I've got a delicious green smoothie with no fruit. If I'm traveling I will make them ahead of time and keep in my cooler. How easy is that? She even has safe supplements and metabolic workouts that are fast, effective, and make it easy to stay consistent.
For someone who is almost 50 with a stubborn metabolism this is fabulous. Lisa is the real deal. And if Martha thinks "it's a good thing", then that's good enough for me.
Favorite go-to workout: The Metabolic Booster Workout from Leaner Lifestyle 1.
In my fridge you'll find: Baggies with spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon and ginger - ready to go for Alkalinity Shakes. In my freezer, plenty of white fish.
My favorite trick for staying motivated: Emailing Lisa and obsessing over the LynFit YouTube channel.
Favorite LynFit supplement: Hands down - the Complete Protein Shake, and Carb Edge, and Omega 3, and.......... LOL!
Biggest obstacle: Sugar, but I have learned how to offset it with Protein Shakes and quickly get back on track.
Wouldn't You LOVE To Lose Weight Faster And Melt Belly Fat?
So, you've got the holiday weight gain still hanging around and now we've got Valentine's Day with all its chocolate coming up. Maybe you feel stuck. You feel like you're doing everything you can and you're just kind of stuck on that plateau. Wouldn't you LOVE to switch your fat cells from being stuck in "store" mode to "burn" mode? Your first step may not necessarily be making huge, drastic changes. It's the little things you start doing, one by one, and just doing them that will begin to make the difference you're looking for.
Fat cells do have a purpose. They release different hormones that play a role in everything from managing energy, controlling your weight, regulating mood to appetite. Believe it or not, fat cells are not your enemy. The trick is to get them to start acting like a thin person's fat cells in the "burn" mode rather than the "store" mode.
Here are 3 simple steps anyone can do to get their fat cells to go from "store" to "burn":
EAT THERMOGENICALLY: We all want fast, easy weight loss and it's guaranteed to happen if you eat thermogenically. I could dive into great details about thermogenic eating, and do in my book The Metabolism Solution, but let's start with one of those "little" things that I talked about above - Drink a whey protein shake every day. My LynFit Completed Protein Advanced Non GMO Whey has the lowest fat and carbs you'll find in any high quality shake. It not only boosts your metabolism, it also re-calibrates your appetite. So while you're learning how to eat thermogenically you're losing weight at the same time. Sort of like getting paid for on the job training.
EXERCISE METABOLICALLY: Put the brakes on weight gain and put the pedal to the metal on weight loss. There are weight loss workouts and then there are metabolic workouts. Metabolic workouts specifically boost your metabolism where others can actually cause weight gain. 3 days a week 30 minutes each is all you need and these can be done in the privacy of your own home. All of my LynFit metabolic workouts can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
MELT FAT WITH FUDGE: Yes, you read that correctly - Melt Fat with Fudge. But not just any fudge. It's all about swapping out the foods you can't live without with a better option. All you need is my protein powder, honey and just a bit of oatmeal. Mixed together, formed into balls and frozen, you've got the perfect substitute for when you're craving chocolate. Just thaw and pop in your mouth and you're out of that junk food funk. This recipe and other dessert favorites can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
So rather than trying to take giant leaps at one time, take it one step at a time and learn to do the little things that will help you lose weight faster and burn belly fat. Make sure and watch the video above with NBC CT for even more details on getting your fat cells into burn mode.
- Lisa Lynn
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