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The Gratitude Challenge For Lasting Transformational Change
I just completed my Advanced Level of Coaching with Jack Canfied (co-author, "Chicken Soup for the Soul") at his home in Santa Barbara, CA. During this retreat I noticed a recurring habit that totally changed people's lives - physically, mentally and spiritually. This habit didn't just change lives gradually; rather, it transformed lives overnight. What was that habit that when willingly practiced radically transformed people's lives? Gratitude.
Gratitude - that quality of willingly being thankful and appreciative for a benefit that you have already received. When it comes to weight loss and fitness we spend so much time hating our bodies. So much so that we often forget just how much we have to be grateful for. Could it be that one of the greatest hindrances to our weight loss is our attitude - our failure to be grateful? I think so.
"Less than good" attitudes are like flat tires - you won't go very far until you change it. You've all heard the saying, "what you focus on multiplies" - that is absolutely correct. Just think about it. How many times have you woke up on the wrong side of the bed and that negativity carried throughout the entire day? Once you're mired in the mud it's hard to get out.
I challenge you to change the way you look at things, starting today. Try to see some positive in everything, even bad situations. Do this on a consistent basis and eventually the way you see those things and your beliefs in them will change. What we believe shapes our thinking, which in turn shapes our lives. This is especially true when it comes to our bodies. We often don't see things for what they are but what we perceive them as being. The way we see things is shaped by the way we see ourselves. If you believe you are lovable, you will act in a loving and caring manner toward your body by treating it with respect and feeding it right, exercising it safely and nourishing it; body and mind.
When you "love" on yourself you will attract more love your way as well. Friend, spouses, even the dog will show the respect to you that you show. It all starts with you. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you believe you're not worthy and unlovable you'll act accordingly. Yes, including eating clean, pure foods and making sure you get enough daily exercise. You focus on your fear and that fear multiplies into all aspects of your life.
I never believed I would lose weight so I never really committed to doing what I was supposed to. I used to complain, "it didn't work for me" or I would lie and tell myself I was doing what I was supposed to and it just wasn't working. The truth is nothing changed until I changed from the inside out. It all started with a single thought, a single attitude adjustment from negativity to gratefulness. Now at age 46 I'm in the best shape of my life. I've lost, and kept off, 40 pounds. And I'm stronger, more flexible than ever. My depression is gone and I'm the happiest I've ever been, despite the fact that life's not always perfect. I now experience real joy every day regardless what size my thighs are. The lies we believe about ourselves deceive us. See yourself the way God sees you. In His eyes you are perfect just as you are. This truth will set you free.
Many of the "love yourself habits" in my Gratitude Challenge will ask you to go outside your comfort zone. Transformations that radically change your life start outside of your comfort zone. I must warn you upfront: These health habits bring on radical change. Do not try these unless you want to get unstuck.
I dare you to change your life and start loving yourself today. Remember to complete each one of these on its assigned day, and don't skip ahead. It's important to be a rule-follower and perform each one at its designated time. Keep in mind, outside your comfort zone is where it all begins. By practicing these health habits over the next 21 days you'll be practicing gratitude while establishing new healthy habits that will radically transform your life physically, mentally, and spiritually. Are you ready? I dare you - all it takes is 21 days to create new lasting habits.
LynFit's 21 Day Gratitude Challenge
- Go to bed 1 hour earlier (turn off all lighted technology). Can't sleep? Take (1) LynFit Lean Sleep.
- Say it out loud: "I can do this!" - Fake it until you make it. No if's, and's or but's.
- No alcohol all weekend. Zero. It feeds belly fat.
- Don't cheat this weekend. Stick to the plan.
- Worry about nothing, pray about everything, and pray before each meal. It will slow you down.
- Do the metabolic workout and walk for 60 minutes (both on the same day).
- Drink more water all day long and if you're already doing that - drink more.
- Say only positive messages all day, versus the negative ones you've been saying......."I love my legs", no matter what size they are.
- Drink a Protein Shake for breakfast and lunch. Go vegetarian for dinner.
- Exhale. Focus on your breath today. Improper breathing, holding your breath, creates big bellies. Exhale.
- Eat earlier tonight. Aim to eat 3-4 hours prior to bedtime.
- Have a LynFit Lean Bar as your lunch today versus your usual cheat food.
- Swap out overused over-the-counter meds (unless prescribed by a physician) that slow your metabolism and use LynFit Recovery Agent instead.
- Swap out the fattening fats for LynFit Pure Omega-3, the essential fat that helps you burn fat.
- Pay attention to portions. Don't know what they are? See "The Metabolism Solution".
- Don't eat between meals. Nothing - not even veggies.
- Walk 10,000 steps or 60 minutes. Keep this up every day after today as well.
- Fight back against cravings today by taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) LynFit Pure Omega-3, 30 minutes before meals.
- Stop negative thoughts and talk by saying nice things to yourself all day. Example: "I love myself therefore I will take care of my body".
- Be a blessing to 10 people today by telling them something you think is awesome about them. You get back what you put in.
- Eat thermogenic carbs like vegetables instead of starchy carbs that slow metabolism, like oatmeal, bread, rice, pasta and crackers.
Congratulations, you did it! Bless yourself by repeating these healthy behaviors as your normal lifestyle.
According to your Faith will it be done to you. - Matthew 9:29
- Lisa Lynn
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It Worked For Her, It Can Work For You: A Life Changing Transformation
My life's mission is to help anyone who struggles with weight loss by teaching them how to avoid the pitfalls and diet traps I fell into. I am thrilled to share this makeover with you. Unlike most makeovers you see on television and in ads, this makeover is 100% real and authentic. In fact, "First for Women" magazine just featured this story because it' so special.
You may recognize this special lady from being on the cover of my book, "The Metabolism Solution". I'd like to tell you why I chose her. I get thousands of stories submitted showing dramatic transformations, but this one was very different. You see Janine faced every obstacle possible and any one of them could have stopped her from losing weight and getting fit. Instead, she decided to fight this battle and was willing to do whatever it took: Full surrender, all in 100%. And guess what? She has lost 85 pounds and dropped 8 pants sizes, despite the fact that she suffered with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and debilitating pain from rheumatoid arthritis. She could barely get off the couch, let alone exercise.
Janine hated herself. Can you relate? I can. She saw me on the Dr. Oz Show and decided to email me for help. This is the very reason why I answer all of my emails. Considering the sheer volume that I receive it might take me a couple of days to get through them all, but I do answer every single one of them myself. I know the depression, sadness, and loneliness that can completely surround you, having gone through being overweight and suffering with depression myself. I can't afford to let one cry for help go unheard.
After Janine emailed me I suggested that she begin by replacing her breakfast and lunch with a LynFit Complete Protein Shake (made with water and ice only) to boost her metabolism. For a healthy dinner, focus on 3 ounces of fish and a huge serving of vegetables and a salad. I also suggested that she begin taking LynFit Carb Edge twice a day (at lunch and again at 3pm) to help lower her blood sugar, which is the secret to losing weight faster and easier. Another recommendation was that she take LynFit Recovery Agent twice a day, as recommended on the label, instead of all the over-the-counter medications she was using to ease her pain. Those over-the-counter pain medications also slow metabolism and sap energy. And the most important thing I told her? If you follow the plan you will lose 1 pound a day.
Notice I didn't tell Janine to exercise? There was a good reason for this. Exercise can be helpful when it comes to boosting metabolism but it can also slow your metabolism if it's not done the right way. I also don't focus too much on exercise at first because lots of people think they will only lose weight if they exercise, and that's just not true. The right diet will allow you to lose weight even without exercise. Also, many people use exercise as an excuse to eat more, justifying it since they worked out. I wanted to prove to Janine that she could quickly lose weight no matter how sluggish her metabolism was - even sitting on the couch.
Janine noticed fast results. Her bloat, fatigue and depression lifted, and her energy returned which made it easy to stick to the plan. She also gained control of her emotional eating. Since she was feeling better and drinking Protein Shakes she wasn't focused on what she was supposed to be eating. She got busy with life instead. Actually, she says that drinking the Protein Shakes was the best thing she had ever done. It made losing weight fast and easy and saved on the grocery bill as well. She used the time saved eating to walk outside and get some moderate exercise. She dropped from a pants size 20 to a size 4 and no longer needs treatment for any of her health problems. Enough of me telling you about her - let's hear from this special lady herself.
"I marvel today at the difference in my life. I used to take 9 prescription drugs a day - now I take none. I became healthy, but most importantly, I became whole. My weight loss has not only changed my life but my whole family is happier and healthier because I learned how to take care of me. My teenage daughter has also lost 65 pounds because I no longer have as much junk food in the house. She is now happier and doesn't get bullied anymore."
A personal glimpse into Janine:
Favorite Supplements and Routine: LynFit Recovery Agent (when waking up), LynFit Accelerator (before cardio or lifting), followed by LynFit Cutting Edge and LynFit Omega-3
Favorite Protein Shake: Definitely green with either Chocolate or Vanilla Protein (both rock!)
Favorite Recipe: Portobello Mushroom Pizza
Most Helpful Lisa Lynn Advice: Too many to name just one: Forgive Yourself, It Is Progress Not Perfection, Dig Deeper, Love Yourself
If you need help, like Janine did, please consider a phone coaching session and these results can be yours too. Janine is now a weight loss coach here at LynFit and she can help you as well.
You can check out Janine's story at "First for Women" magazine's current issue which is available at newsstands and by subscription at the time of this writing.
Are you ready to lose 1 pound per day? I dare you!
10 Simple Ways To Use Complete Protein To Increase Metabolism And Bust Fat
How do you get more protein and more of the right protein? Protein shakes. No, not those shakes you can buy in any convenience store as meal replacements, but sugar-free, high-grade, filler-free, lean protein.
Models, celebrities, professional athletes - they all have one thing in common - they drink protein shakes as meal replacements. They all know how hard it is to lose weight and rid their bodies of excess fat, and they know the value of a nutritious tool that makes their lives easier and is more cost-effective than focusing on specialty diet food.
So what is this sugar-free, high-grade, filler-free, lean protein? Whey. Whey is a complete protein, containing all 29 amino acids and all 9 essential amino acids the body needs. It helps in muscle recovery and is widely considered to be the highest quality natural protein.
But not all whey is created equal. The whey used in the protein shakes favored by body builders who are looking to bulk up contains fat and lactose. Micro-filtered, high quality whey, which removes most of these two ingredients and is found in my own LynFit Complete Protein, is the fat-busting protein of choice. I use whey concentrate in my protein powder.
In fact, researchers at Syracuse University found that:
- Drinking a high quality whey, clean protein shake before your workout speeds fat loss
- People who drank a clean, low carb whey protein shake daily had higher metabolic rates
- Drinking a clean whey protein shake that provided adequate protein helped to lower the stress hormone cortisol, boosting metabolism
- Overeating dampens your dopamine response while drinking a clean protein shake combats this
So, other than drinking a protein shake, how can you use this high quality whey to help you speed up your metabolism and bust that fat? Here are 10 simple ways to use your Complete Protein:
1. Drink one immediately after a workout to nourish your muscles
2. Add 1 tablespoon to your morning coffee instead of milk
3. Try 1 - 2 scoops in your morning oatmeal
4. Put Complete Protein in your favorite baked goods
5. Add 1 tablespoon to yogurt or cottage cheese
6. Enjoy as hot chocolate or a light latte
7. Sprinkle on top of fruit or dunk your fruit right into a pile of powder
8. Add 1 tablespoon to your Jell-O mold
9. Make popsicles by freezing already-made shakes
10. Sprinkle on top of popcorn
For more information about Complete Protein and delicious Protein Shake recipes make sure to read my book, "The Metabolism Solution". And if you don't own a blender - no worries - it's "spoon-stirable".
Five Secrets To Help You Lose Weight While On Vacation
It's important to understand that the way you eat will determine if you lose weight or gain weight. Vacation is no exception. In fact, a vacation should be a time of taking care of yourself, inside and out.
Every day I hear the excuses: "Work is so busy I just can't eat right or find the time to exercise." The good news is these are actions we get to choose. Choose health and you'll not only feel better, you'll lose weight. Even on vacation.
I've been traveling a lot the past few months, and I've never been lighter. In fact, I've had to increase my caloric intake when I'm home to compensate because I've gotten so good at my travel routine. I lose too much weight (I never thought I would say that) when I travel.
Here are my Top Five secrets to losing weight while on vacation this summer:
Use Your Travel Time As A Cleansing Time
It doesn't matter whether you're driving or flying, you aren't exercising and need fewer calories, so eat less. Personally, I get motion sick, so I don't eat while traveling to and from while flying or driving if possible. For those extra-long flights or drives, I only eat a LynFit Lean Bar and drink loads of water.
Don't Be Afraid To Be Hungry - It's Good For You
Whatever we keep in our environment is what we'll eat so don't stock up on munchies. No one needs to be eating all day long. Not even your kids. Go back to the no-eating in between meals, especially if you will be eating out. Eating out always means more calories than you planned on, even if you're eating healthy choices.
Hunger means your body is about to start burning fat for fuel. You won't lose weight until you come to grips with this. A side note here: Starving is when you are underweight on the doctor's scale and going all day without eating. Eat according to my plans. You'll be providing your body with enough fuel to sustain life versus not providing nourishment by not eating all day long or eating foods that are full of excess calories, yet provide no nutrition whatsoever.
Don't Leave Home Without It
The LynFit Complete Protein Shake silly!
It's funny how we make excuses why we can't bring it (the Complete Protein Shakes) on vacation yet we make any excuse necessary to bring or eat all the wrong foods. I put my Complete Protein in zip lock bags, portioned out for every day. Then all I have to do is put the zip lock in my purse.
Here's a "Lisa Yummy Trick".....I give my Complete Protein to the bartender at the hotel and ask him or her to blend it up for me. I love it with ice and coffee - a Lean Mocha. This way I don't feel deprived at all. In fact, there have been times when the people standing around the bar have asked for a taste and didn't believe it was healthy.
Go On The Seafood Diet And Double Your Weight Loss
If you have read my book, "The Metabolism Solution", you learned that eating more fish or particular types of fish, compared to chicken, doubles your weight loss.
You can have a Complete Protein Shake for breakfast to boost your metabolism 25 percent (did you know the shake did that?) and offset the "not-so-good" calories we all end up eating from time to time. Then for lunch you can have a tossed salad with no cheese and use vinegar as your dressing with some shrimp for a light enjoyable meal.
Dinner should be about fish, salad, and vegetables. You should try to eat early. After all, it's your vacation, so you have control. Eat early the way our bodies are designed to and go to bed hungry! If you don't wake up hungry in the morning, you ate too much. If you have to, split an entree and if all else fails just have salad and a shrimp cocktail versus an entree with sides that may tempt you.
Turbocharge Your Weight Loss Without Stepping Foot In The Gym
I like to get up early and exercise or take the time while my family is eating a "hearty" breakfast to exercise. This also gives the downtime we all need when traveling with our families. Spending time alone to get grounded, or as I like to call it - regulated, allows me to be a better parent and also teaches our kids and families that we all need quiet time, especially when our eating habits are out of control.
This is a great "time-in" that allows you to give yourself a pep talk and clear your mind to get your eating back on track. I like to take walks outside while on vacation, going longer and slower than I normally would to allow myself time to sight see. I never feel like I'm not enjoying it.
I also do my Metabolic Booster workout in my room while waiting for my hair to dry or for slow teens to get out of the shower. I use water bottles or rolled-up washcloths and focus on form. If needed, I'll do extra repetitions until I feel the burn. I get better workouts this way.
Most hotels have or will bring you a DVD player so bring your DVDs. Better yet, download them onto your laptop or IPad and do the workouts in comfort and at your own pace. This is how the celebrities do it! Don't forget to get all the LynFit Metabolic downloads you'll need before you leave.
Remember, 90 percent of your weight loss is diet so even if you don't work out yet manage to keep your food clean you'll still lose weight. If you don't exercise and don't eat clean, then weight gain is unavoidable.
I use every opportunity I get as a way to eat healthier and sleep more versus eating poor and sleeping less. These behaviors are what get us in trouble in the first place. To see changes we need to make changes. Make this new routine your new normal, even when you get back home, and just watch what happens!
Here's a little bonus tip: Don't eat "off-plan" or cheat until your last day so you can't develop a new bad habit. I cheat (yes me) on my last day on any vacation. This is when I try new foods and experience the culture. If all else fails, remember the three-bite rule: You can always take three bites of something if you want to try it. Most of the time three bites will cost you about 100 calories that aren't enough to make you gain weight.
For more information make sure you check out these links:
LynFit Complete Protein Shake
LynFit Lean Bars
"The Metabolism Solution" by Lisa Lynn
LynFit Metabolic Boosting Workouts DVD Downloads
Fit Minute Exercise Drills
No time to work out? No problem, you only need a minute. If you need more ideas for squeezing fitness into your busy day the Fit Minute is for you.
No more excuses – anyone can find a minute and the best part is there's no gym or fancy equipment needed. All you need is the desire to get fit and a pair of dumbbells. You can improvise using water bottles or books if you’re traveling and don’t have dumbbells. These moves are great if you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer at work or home because it contains corrective exercises that help strengthen the muscles that reverse poor posture.
Our hectic lives wreak havoc on your posture, which by the way can make you look fitter even when you’re not. This is a secret that celebrities know and pay a lot more attention to when working out because they need to look their best.
This Fit Minute exercise routine will take you through five exercises that work major muscle groups. They have been carefully planned so you get the maximum benefits in the least amount of time.
I challenge you to do this for two weeks. You'll feel and see the results - guaranteed. By trading bulk of exercises for intensity of exercise we're going to get you fit - in a minute. Are you ready? Let's go.....
The Workout (Includes all the moves below):
Workout Length (Including all the moves listed below): 1 minute (you can always take longer if needed)
Equipement Needed: Your own body weight and/or a pair of dumbbells, water bottles, or even books
Type of Workout: Full body workout, strength training
Muscles Worked: Chest, back, shoulders, abs/core, oblique's, triceps with posture benefits
Fitness Level: Anyone who wants to get fit, beginners (everyone should work at their own level)
The Moves (please watch the video above for each move's specifics and to see an example of them being done):
- Chair Dips: Tightens triceps like no other!
- Push-Ups: Chair, floor or wall push ups; works your entire upper body
- Plank Crunch: Core strengthener; makes abs flat
- Dumbbell Row: Posture corrector
- Dumbbell Rear Fly: Posture corrector
Did these just whet your appetite for even more Fit Minute ideas? Check out my Metabolic Workout Downloads HERE. You'll absolutely love the Fat Blaster Workout! Make sure you check out all the Metabolic Workouts in my book, "The Metabolism Solution". You'll find step-by-step instructions for each.
Want to create your own Fit Minute? Simply pick your favorite moves and combine them. I suggest choosing moves that work the muscles on your body that need the most work and are "jiggling". Hint; triceps - chair dips tighten them in no time.
Now that you know how easy it is - Can You Spare A Minute?
July 4th Indulgence? Slimming Metabolic Boosting Smoothies To The Rescue
Did you "indulge" over the July 4th holiday? Whether you had a barbecue or not you probably did. Even if you didn't overeat you probably had a continuous case of the munchies. Not to mention, it's summertime and sometimes that leads to a little too much liquid refreshment - if you know what I mean.
Not to worry! I'm going to let you in on two great Slimming Metabolic Boosting Smoothies that can rescue you and allow you to reclaim that summertime body you've worked so hard for. So, let's balance out your not-so-good holiday behavior with some good post-holiday behavior for the health of your body.
Are you one of those people who after a day of indulging you wake up and immediately want to grab another indulgence to make you feel better? Have I got a smoothie for you.....
The Holiday Hangover Helper Shake
Made with LynFit Chocolate Whey Protein Powder mixed with granulated coffee, this smoothie will immediately help you begin detoxing from any bad indulgences.
We hear all the time about vegetables and their super-protein but chocolate, in its pure form has just as many antioxidants, if not more, than vegetables. Antioxidants neutralize the damage done while indulging. Let's take a closer look at why LynFit Chocolate Whey Protein is so effective.
LynFit Chocolate Whey Protein is made from Chocolate Bean Powder. I just love that name - anything chocolate works for me. Chocolate Bean Powder boosts mood by raising the level of serotonin in our brains, and when we feel better we eat better and move around more. Chocolate Bean Powder contains more antioxidants than just about any other natural food. The raw cacao bean, from which the powder is made is estimated to include 30 natural compounds; including calcium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, zinc and copper, just to name a few.
Remember: this is not your standard chocolate. So don't think you can substitute half a can of Nestle's! Chocolate, milk chocolate and others used in candy, includes cocoa butter, sweeteners and many other additives. It is so highly processed that most of the benefits are removed and is not good for weight loss.
LynFit Chocolate Whey Powder is a highly effective ingredient that is perfect for weight loss. It has been de-fatted and purified, an expensive process that helps with fat loss. You cannot eat high-grade chocolate and get the same benefits (more information about Chocolate Bean Powder can be found on pages 30-31 of "The Metabolism Solution").
So, here's the ingredients for your Holiday Hangover Helper Shake:
2 scoops LynFit Chocolate Whey Powder
½ cup of ice
1 tsp granulate coffee
Boost your metabolism, block cortisol (the stress hormone that rises, especially when we over-indulge) that causes belly fat to be stored, and boost your mood today with the Holiday Hangover Helper Shake!
While the Holiday Hangover Helper Shake is my all-time favorite, the next would be my Skin Nourisher Shake.
The Skin Nourisher Shake
Especially during the summer months, we're damaging our skin in the sun. The Skin Nourisher Shake feeds our skin and re-nourishes it in three ways:
(1) LynFit Whey Protein in the shake helps feed and regenerate cells in our body;
(2) Blueberries loaded with antioxidants - a power food that helps neutralize free radical damage caused by the sun, and red raspberries - one of the highest fiber fruits you can eat that helps detox and cleanse.
(3) Green tea - loaded with antioxidants, theanine and amino acids that help you focus yet relax at the same time.
Ready to nourish your skin with a delectably good smoothie? Here's what you'll need:
1 scoop LynFit Vanilla Whey Powder
½ cup blueberries
½ cup raspberries
1 pack pre-made green tea
5 ice cubes
These and other great-tasting, metabolic boosting Protein Shake recipes can be found on pages 46-47 of "The Metabolism Solution".
Here's hoping you have a "smoothie" summer!
Bedercise: "Unexercise" Fat Blasters
All you need is 3 minutes and a pair of dumbbells. You don't even have to get out of the bed to do these highly effective exercises - or "bedercises". It's virtually an "unexercise" that will get you results faster than you can say "diet"! No excuses, no gym needed but real life results in 1 week. Keep in mind the reason this works is because diet is 90% of your weight loss success.
One of the reasons our triceps jiggle so much is that we hardly use this muscle as women. That's why it's critical to lift weights at least 2-3 times per week, allowing 1 day off in between, to strengthen it and keep it tight and toned. Need lifting examples? Check out my DVD's HERE, and learn all the specifics in my book, The Metabolism Solution HERE.
Watch the video above and do the three moves below (featured in the video above) 2-3 times a week. 3 times weekly puts your results in the fast lane and be sure to lift weights heavy enough to make a difference.
FLATBLASTER #1 (1:01 mark of the video above): The Chest Lifter-Bra Fluff Destroyer
FLATBLASTER #2 (1:55 mark of the video above): The Triceps Tightener
FLATBLASTER #3: And, here's a bonus move (not demonstrated in the video above) - The Butt Lifter!
Lying on your back, place the dumbbells on your stomach for added weight. Simply lift your pelvis up, driving the move with your heels. This move tightens your butt and also makes your abs flatter.
Don't forget to take LynFit Omega-3 immediately after you work out to help your body heal and ease inflammation.
For more information about these and other metabolic workouts, make sure and refer to my book, The Metabolism Solution.
4 Superstar Supplements To Boost Your Metabolism
First and foremost, you cannot supplement away a bad diet. Taking a pill will not magically drop you a dress size. Nevertheless, supplements can be very helpful, downright miraculous, when combined with a thermogenic diet and metabolic exercise.
My specialty is revving the metabolism, known as metabolic hyping in the fitness world. Metabolic hyping creates an optimal environment for fat loss by helping to lower blood sugar levels and enhancing metabolism. This is the secret to melting fat faster. Metabolic hyping multiplies calorie burn so you burn more calories and fat all day long - exactly what you want if your metabolism is stuck.
Today I'd like to introduce you to 4 superstar supplements that can rev up your energy, boost your metabolism and enhance your overall health.
Whey is a complete protein, containing all 20 amino acids and all 9 essential amino acids the body needs. Whey has the ability to increase energy, help with depression, and benefit the hair and skin. It is widely considered to be the highest-quality natural protein.
Not all whey is created equal however. The whey used in protein shakes favored by body builders who are looking to bulk up contains fat and lactose. Micro-filtered, high quality whey, which removes most of these two ingredients and is found in my own LynFit Complete Protein is the fat-busting protein of choice. I use whey concentrate in my protein powder. Whey is typically processed into three forms; powder, concentrate and isolate. To make my whey concentrate, the whey is processed to remove water, lactose, ash, and minerals, filtering it for optimum health benefits.
You will not see the desired results using a low-grade whey product. In fact, if you are using protein shakes for meal replacements and don't see results within two weeks and don't feel cravings dissipating, then you are using cheap whey. High-grade whey like that used in the LynFit Complete Protein is geared specifically toward weight loss while many other commercial brands are geared toward adding muscle bulk and weight gain. Many of these products contain so much sugar and other fillers like soy that they are no healthier than a high-calorie dessert.
Phase 2 White Kidney Bean Extract
We have become a society with a carb-heavy diet. You do need to watch those breads, pastas, and other starches. But wouldn't it be great if you could take something that would stop those carbs - when you do indulge - from turning straight into sugar and then fat? Phase 2 White Kidney Bean Extract - from the common bean plant - may be the answer.
Taken before a meal, Phase 2 White Kidney Bean Extract; found in my LynFit Carb Edge, works by blocking the digestion of complex carbohydrates. Instead of breaking them down, complex carbs are passed through the body or are used by the colon as food for healthy bacteria.
On its own, White Kidney Bean Extract is not a magic pill, but combined with a reduced calorie diet it can make a difference. You can find the same benefit in eating beans which are rich in antioxidants and full of fiber. However, be ready to eat for a while. You'd have to eat so much of the beans to get the benefit found in one Carb Edge that it would defeat the purpose of helping you lose weight. As with all supplements, but especially true here, quality matters. You want the highest quality White Kidney Bean Extract you can afford.
Chocolate Bean Powder
I just love the name. Anything chocolate works for me. Chocolate Bean Powder, like that found in my LynFit Accelerator, is an amazing ingredient that makes us feel good. Go ahead and google it. All are in agreement that it is a superfood. When we feel good, we eat better and crave less, saving lots of calories and hours in the gym. Chocolate Bean Powder is the main ingredient in everyday chocolate. The reason we initially crave chocolate isn't because of the sugar (although that follows later), but because it raises the level of serotonin, the feel-good hormone in our brains. And serotonin, aside from improving mood, helps with sleep and appetite suppression.
Chocolate Bean Powder has been used to treat high-blood pressure, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. You'll find more antioxidant flavinoids in Chocolate Bean Powder than in just about any other natural food.
Remember, this is not your standard chocolate. Chocolate, milk chocolate and others used in candy, includes cocoa butter, sweeteners and many other additives and is so highly processed that most of the benefits are removed. This is an expensive but highly effective ingredient that needs to be of the highest quality in order to be good for you and help you lose fat. Cocoa needs to be de-fatted and purified in an expensive process to help with fat loss. You cannot just eat high-grade chocolate and get these benefits. You'd be adding too much fat. Sorry, eating a chocolate bar a day will not help you lose weight.
L-Carnitine is an essential amino acid that has been studied since 1937. It is naturally produced in the body, found in red meat, and best known for its ability to transport fat into cells so fat can be burned easier for energy, a process known as fatty oxidation. If you lack natural L-Carnitine you have a hard time turning fat into fuel and can suffer from muscle weakness, soreness, and other serious conditions. Supplementing with L-Carnitine, as found in my LynFit Cutting Edge, can help burn fat and give more energy during a workout while helping to prevent muscle soreness.
A study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (September 2011) included two groups of mice on a high-fat, weight gaining diet. One of the groups was supplemented with L-Carnitine, the other a placebo. When compared, the L-Carnitine grouped gained considerably less weight. There was some concern that taking L-Carnitine could lead to heart problems in humans however. A meta-analysis study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings in 2013 looked at 13 different studies on L-Carnitine's effects and concludes that it is, in fact, helpful against heart disease.
More information about these and other superstar supplements can be found in my book, "The Metabolism Solution". Always remember that when supplementing to carefully follow the label instructions. More isn't better, better is better!