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Do You Live To Eat, Or Eat To Live?
Summer is just weeks away and getting into shape, losing weight, and melting off belly fat is at the top of a lot of people's list of to-do's. Getting started can be difficult, especially when there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. No matter how motivated you are, getting into shape and losing weight just seems to get harder and harder each year. If it seems like an impossibility, you may be right—it can be. You may be living to eat rather than eating to live.
Did you know that 60 percent of overweight people have a metabolic issue that needs to be addressed before they can lose weight? If you're struggling with any of the issues below, it may be due to your metabolism slowing down. The only way you'll start to lose weight again is to address the underlying problems that caused the weight gain to begin with.
TOP THREE SIGNS OF A SLOW METABOLISM:
- You can pinch more than an inch of belly fat
- Struggle with hunger and cravings for the wrong foods
If you're female, over 35 and have had kids, you are probably already experiencing one or more of these issues. Add in hypothyroidism (low thyroid) to the mix and you've got a perfect storm for lifelong weight gain.
I love, love, love food, and I'm one of those love-to-eat girls, despite knowing it should be the other way around. It's been a lifelong battle for me until I learned to harness the power of my metabolism and live a leaner lifestyle. Lifestyle—not diet—because that's how to keep the weight off.
Here are three natural, simple, yet highly effective tips to boost your metabolism. The best part is you'll begin to lose weight the same day you start.
1. Melt Belly Fat Fast
You must melt off belly fat because your weight loss depends on it. If you have belly fat, your body is telling you that your hormones are out-of-whack, and your blood sugar levels are too high. High blood sugar is a deal breaker for weight loss.
Boost your metabolism with thermogenic eating. Thermogenic eating is a low-low approach used for fast, healthy weight loss for sluggish metabolisms. It can be as simple as sipping a metabolic boosting smoothie for breakfast to boost your metabolism by 25 percent and block cortisol levels that help reduce blood sugar levels. It is the "secret sauce" when it comes to losing weight.
Don't confuse a metabolic boosting smoothie with other types of smoothies. A metabolic boosting smoothie needs to be made by you, vs. store bought, using a high-grade whey protein (at least 80 percent). It should not be a vegan, dairy, or fruit smoothie. In fact, most smoothies are no better for you than Yoo-hoo® chocolate drink. So if you're sipping smoothies and not losing weight, it may be your smoothie to blame.
Only high-grade whey protein contains the highest PER (protein efficiency ratio), which is even more important when your metabolism has conked out.
2. Boost Energy To Blast Fat
When you feel good, you move more and eat less. Lack of energy is a sign of a slow metabolism and your body is not getting the nutrients it needs. That's usually why you stay tired all the time and crave the wrong foods. Food isn't the solution due to the sugar spikes it can cause. When you add stress to the mix (weight loss is stressful to the body), your nutritional needs are dramatically increased. That's where a multi-vitamin and mineral supplements come in.
The problem with most multi-vitamins is they aren't digestible, nutrients aren't absorbed, and they can leave you feeling sick. The solution? Take LynFit Daily Power Shot once daily.
LynFit Daily Power Shot tastes delicious and works fast, so you feel energized to get through your day. It nourishes your body while helping to boost your metabolism, so you burn fat throughout the day.
LynFit Daily Power Shot is unique in that it contains over 90 different research-backed nutrients that support immunity while maximizing natural hormone production. It balances and supports normal blood sugar levels, lowers stress hormone production, supports the healthy structure of your brain and nerve cells; and most importantly, helps to combat oxidative damage in every cell of your body.
Did you know that your body doesn't make minerals? That's why supplementing is so crucial. LynFit Daily Power Shot beats every other multi-vitamin formula on the market. The great taste means you'll be consistent in your usage of it.
3. Kill Hunger And Cravings And Shrink Your Stomach
There's no way around it—you've got to eat less. There are some things you can do to make this easier, especially if you're like me when it comes to food. Don't eat in-between breakfast and lunch. For a snack, have a small green apple with water or iced green tea. Take 1–2 LynFit Carb Edge to help further decrease blood sugar levels and enhance thyroid function that tends to slow down when you eat less.
This one-two punch shrinks your stomach while turning off your hunger and cravings, making it easier to stay on track. Of note, when it comes to head hunger and stress eating, food will never be the solution. In fact, it's the problem.
Are you ready to lose that weight and melt that belly fat fast?