Five Simple Super Food Swaps That Boost Your Health And Weight Loss
When it comes to boosting health or improving our weight loss, it's the small changes that make the biggest impact. That's good news because all you have to do is replace your favorite indulgences with a super food swap to start feeling healthier, more energetic, and a weight-shedding machine.
These specific slimming super swaps are replacements for the Top Five most commonly consumed foods and activities that are a lot less healthy than we care to admit. Challenge yourself to swap out these five foods for slimming superfoods that are so good for you that you'll see and feel changes the same day you start.
SLIMMING SUPERFOOD SWAP #1
Swap out your soda or sports drink (yes, they are just as bad) for bubbly mineral water with lemon. Most soda drinkers crave bubbles, but you can get a healthier fix by drinking water with lemon. It helps reduce uric acid in the joints, aiding in reducing inflammation. Drinking water with lemon also helps to break up mucus.
SLIMMING SUPERFOOD SWAP #2
That little bit of milk, cream, or these gourmet milk imposters that you add to your morning coffee, may be more hazardous to your health and waistline than you realize. Swap out your milks for Vanilla Protein Shake in your morning coffee instead. You'll save fat and calories while enjoying a delicious breakfast treat.
SLIMMING SUPERFOOD SWAP #3
Swap out your so-called healthy juice for a fresh piece of fruit instead. Biting into that fresh piece of fruit won't spike your blood sugar levels. It will provide the much-needed fiber to help keep you feeling fuller longer while making sure things run smoothly, which is super important to health.
SLIMMING SUPERFOOD SWAP #4
Swap out chicken (red meat too) for white fish. You'll save fat and calories and reap the benefits of iodine found in fish that helps boost metabolism. The lighter and whiter the fish, the better for your metabolism.
SLIMMING SWAP #5
Swap out sitting all day for standing during the day. This swap can reduce/slash your risk of abdominal obesity by 47 percent if you stand for ½ your day.
The Most Reliable Cold Remedies — Chicken Soup Included
If you ask me, there’s nothing worse than being sick. So I like to get better as fast as I can. Being sick can wreck havoc on your weight loss program too. Most cold and flu remedies can slow down your already sluggish metabolism. The truth is, it turns out that your grandma was right when she said that soothing the common cold is as easy as gargling with salt water and spooning down chicken soup.
Here are the most effective ways to help with your symptoms from the common cold. These can be done at home and will have you feeling better in no time. They won’t slow your metabolism, so you can continue to healthfully lose weight even when you’re sick.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
You’ve heard this a thousand times, but you can never hear it enough — drink lots of fluids. Make it enticing, so you actually do it. Try adding a wedge of lemon to warm water and keep refilling your cup every time you empty it. You should be emptying it each and every hour if you want to get better faster. The American Lung Association recommends drinking eight glasses of water daily when trying to get rid of a common cold. Staying hydrated helps moisturize the lining of the nose and throat, which makes mucus easier to clear. It also keeps your metabolism revved up. Did you know that being dehydrated can slow your metabolism by 3 percent? Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks, as they can be dehydrating.
Power Up Your Immunity with LynFit Daily Power Shot
Experts say taking a daily multivitamin and mineral can be helpful. Meeting your body’s nutritional needs may help prevent colds and flu as well as infection. Taking LynFit Daily Power Shot does that and more. It also provides energy, so you’re not as cranky when you’re not feeling well.
LynFit Daily Power Shot contains all of the best ingredients when it comes to staying healthy, such as 100 percent of your daily needs of Vitamin C. That's right up there with chicken soup. It also contains 100 percent of your daily requirement of zinc, which can also decrease the symptoms of the common cold. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains over 100 vitamins and minerals that are fast acting, so you get relief fast.
Moisturize Your Air and Your Nose
You can help keep nasal and throat passages moist by using an air humidifier, particularly in the winter months when heating makes the air inside your home very dry. This is good, not only for nasal passages but your skin as well.
You can moisturize your nose to prevent nasal dryness with salt water nose sprays found at local drugstores or health food stores. Those made with a saline (salt water) solution are easy to use and very effective, without hurting your metabolism the way taking too much medication can. A word of caution — they don’t get you better quickly, they simply mask symptoms.
Eat Chicken Soup
What they say about chicken soup being good for a cold is all true. Mostly because the salt it contains hydrates us and loosens up mucus membranes. Have you ever noticed how your nose runs when you eat certain foods? Hydrating is key when it comes to getting healthy and staying healthy. The problem is that not all chicken soups are quite so good for your health or metabolism. I recommend you making my chicken soup recipe found in The Metabolism Solution to keep your metabolism from being slowed down.
Gargle with Warm Water
A recent study in which participants gargled with warm water three times daily found that the ritual can help prevent upper respiratory tract infections. So gargle your way to health before your cold gets any worse. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound a cure.
Everyone Needs Vitamin D — So Boost It
Vitamin D gets overlooked for a lot of reasons, but taking extra can help boost immunity in many ways, including helping boost immunity to help you get better fast when you're sick. However, not all vitamin D supplements are created equal. Only LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost has the proper amount of the highest quality vitamin D you can find. You will not find this quality in your neighborhood warehouse store. You’ll feel a difference the first time you take it.
Stock Your Medicine Cabinet with Natural Remedies
Sometimes we need over-the-counter remedies, but whenever possible, reach for all-natural instead. There's no denying that over-the-counter cold remedies can provide temporary relief, but in the long run, staying healthy is the best way to prevent getting sick. Replace your not-so-healthy medications with the following to help prevent getting sick in the first place.
Don't Forget Omega 3 for Inflammation
Omega 3 fatty acids have many health benefits; they are not only good for the role they play in heart health, but they're especially good at helping to keep you feeling full, boosting mood, keeping blood sugar levels in check, and fighting against inflammation. All of this makes it a must have when it comes to fighting common cold symptoms and losing weight. Most people don’t realize how beneficial Omega 3s are and, therefore, don’t take them. Quite frankly, everyone should be on Omega 3 every day.
LynFit Pure Omega 3 has been shown to lower triglycerides and total cholesterol which play a critical role in your metabolism. LynFit Pure Omega 3 is also important for brain function, mood, memory, and joint mobility. It has been found to help reduce inflammation from arthritis, improve eye health, and contribute to healthy hair, skin, and nails, as well as a normally functioning immune system. Who doesn’t want all that?
Kill Cravings This Valentine's Day And Still Eat Chocolate
Food cravings are the reason most diets fail. They are like pimples that pop out of nowhere. If you're like me, you'll stop at nothing to kill them off, stat!
What if I told you there’s a quicker, more effective way to kill your cravings and curb your monster appetite rather than giving into them or caving into the vending machine?
Follow these tips to instantly kill off those cravings. For more tips and tricks on how to boost your metabolism and melt belly fat, check out The Metabolism Solution, and the metabolic boosting Chocolate Diet linked below.
- Feed it First: The #1 reason we crave is due to nutritional deficiencies, and the #1 nutrient deficiency among women is protein. Your body needs amino acids to regulate serotonin which helps boost mood. Drinking the Complete Protein Shake for breakfast is the best way to provide your body with the essential amino acids it needs to stay healthy and keep your mood balanced. Prevention is the cure when it comes to killing cravings so make it a LynFit Chocolate Protein Shake and kill two birds with one stone.
- Brush the cravings right out of your mouth: In my 25+ years as a weight loss coach every person who does this trick says it works—Always keep a travel size toothbrush and toothpaste with you, and brush your teeth after meals and when cravings strike. The fresh minty taste makes eating less desirable and distracts you from obsessing about what to eat. Distraction is powerful when it comes to avoiding your cravings. Studies have shown that mint is a good appetite suppressant, and people who sniff (brushing counts too) mint throughout the day ate 3,000 fewer calories that week. That’s enough to move the dial on the scale. Just don’t be obsessive about brushing your teeth every hour, as excessive brushing wears down tooth enamel.
Drink mint flavored water: You’ve heard me say this a thousand times, but it's worth saying again—Most of the time when we crave it's really because we're thirsty. Drink mint flavored water to quench the crave. Buy a few fresh mint leaves and drop some in your water. You can drink the minted water hot or cold. It's very satisfying and will help tame your cravings.
Note: Always buy mint flavored water to have on hand to guzzle when your cravings get the best of you.
- Chew mint gum: Always have mint gum in your car, purse and desk to chew on when the urges get rough. Chewing gum does many things—It gives you something to chew when you really aren’t hungry but need to chew on something, and the repetitive motion sends signals to a part of your brain that controls appetite and satiety. If your brain thinks you're eating it will send signals that you're full. Unless, of course, your shut off valve has been damaged and broken (if you've gained more than 10 pounds your shut off valve is broken and damaged and will need to be retrained by sticking to your food plan). In this case, you’ll have to white knuckle it until things get better. The sweet taste also activates the release of the feel-good brain chemical called serotonin. Low serotonin levels cause cravings to pop up in the first place.
- Stress less: Stress will cause your body to release the stress hormone cortisol, which tells your brain to seek out rewards or pleasure. This is why we always crave the wrong things. Enter fat and sugar loaded comfort foods that blunt cortisol and temporarily stop stress. What you’re really craving is to feel better. Find other ways to stimulate happiness that do not including eating to help curb high-calorie cravings. Take a walk break, even if it’s to go get a cup of green tea, or call a friend until the moment passes. The quick chat will trigger a stress reducing emotional release that food can never fill. When all else fails, I hit pause and pray. I say The Serenity Prayer and place my dog in my lap and wait until the craving passes. After all, I didn't get to be 40 pounds overweight by not overeating!
For all the chocolate lovers, here's another great way to still lose 1 pound per day, while eating chocolate. It's the Metabolic Boosting Chocolate Diet (click HERE for the diet).