From Amy - I've Lost Almost 30 Pounds On The LynFit Program!
Early 2012, I knew it was time to start eating better and exercising. I had been doing neither. At 31 and having had a baby about 3 years earlier, I could no longer use the excuse that it was too soon after the birth to get going.
I am a classic stress eater and just plain lover of food. I have always been 'big-boned', as my doctor had said (used as yet another excuse). But I knew that I was having a real problem when multiple people, in multiple places, began to ask me when I was expecting. Um, sorry to disappoint all, but that was my "food baby", not a real baby I was carrying!
I turned to Lisa Lynn and the LynFit Program because I had seen others achieve lasting results, particularly food lovers like myself. I tried one class and was immediately hooked! Since the metabolic boosting workouts Lisa utilizes were cardio challenging without me having to be so aerobically vibrant, I was very interested in staying with her program. Did I mention that I don't care to exercise? I really dislike bouncing around a room to get an aerobic workout. I'm not the most graceful gal and feel like a clod with that kind of workout. Additionally, Lisa says that with 30 minutes, 3 times a week, I can get and maintain weight loss results. Well, for this busy mom, that's something I can stick with, and have! Now I am sporting the results to show for it!
Having only taken one of Lisa's classes coupled with drinking her very affordable and very tasty Protein Shake (best one I've ever tried) twice a day, and eating more cleanly according to her food log found on her website, I saw a 5 pound weight loss in 1 week. It was incredible. I continue to lose weight gradually and steadily, while toning overall, on this same program, except now I'm working out 2 times a week at home with Lisa's video workouts, and 1 time a week with her in person. I also try and run 2-6 miles, 3-4 times a month with a good friend. I love it! Lisa's program is something this stay-at-home mom, working with a tight single income, can stick with, and continue to see results from!
After all is said and done, almost 1 year later, I have lost 26 pounds and my "food baby" is gone. I feel great and can keep up with my vivacious 3-year old - even set the pace for her too. I still am not done with my goals. I plan on losing 5-7 pounds more and doing some overall toning by increasing the weight I utilize in Lisa's workouts.
For those who may be wondering how my diet has changed since I started with LynFit, here's an example of a good day for me. You can see how you're able to still enjoy eating with the LynFit Lifestyle:
7am: (2) Gummi multi-vitamins (hope to replace this with the Power Shot when possible), Chocolate Protein Shake and black or green tea
10:30am: Apple (I don't like green apples so I have a Fuji apple instead) and 2-3 servings of raw celery or green beans
12:00pm: Carb Edge, 4oz. chicken or fish with 3 cups of greens or 2 cups Normandy-style veggies (Costco)
3pm: Chocolate Protein Shake or Toffee Lean Bar if I have them on hand
6pm: 4oz. chicken or fish with 3 cups of greens or 2 cups of Normandy-style veggies (Costco), or, 3 egg whites with 3-4 cups of sauteed spinach and 1/2 cup of corn
8pm: Decaf Bigelow French Vanilla Tea
One time a week I have frozen yogurt, and definitely more than 1/2 cup serving. Probably a 2 cup serving with sprinkles and a spoonful of chocolate chips.
Yes, I do have some really 'bad day' eating habits. Like adding a tablespoon of peanut butter with my morning apple snack, or I may make chocolate chip cookies or zucchini bread and eat 1-2 servings.
And here are a couple of great freebies: Sugarless gum (Dessert Delight Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Shortcake), and Starbucks Iced Passion Tea Lemonade (no sugar added).
I'm so grateful that I can see the results, even with my 'bad days'. All the hard work is paying off. Without Lisa and her expertise, help, and products, it would not have been possible. Thanks Lisa!
One of the benefits of drinking a LynFit Complete Protein Shake isn’t how inexpensive it is ($1.42 per serving), but the fact that it boosts your metabolism 25% and offsets those not so good eating days we all have from time to time. This is my personal secret to helping celebrities lose weight FAST! It not only delivers THE VERY best source of protein for your body that helps you lose belly fat, but it also helps you lose weight right away while you’re learning how to eat for weight loss.
I don’t know about you, but I am always struggling with food, especially if I start my day off eating the wrong thing. That’s why I start every day off with my Complete Protein Shake, and I find it’s the easiest most satisfying thing I can have for breakfast! There is NO thinking, planning or cleaning up a big mess! Simply stir and go and if I don’t have time to mix a shake I grab a LynFit Lean Bar. Most bars are made from inferior sources of protein BUT not LynFit’s Lean Bars! LynFit’S Complete Protein Shake and Lean Bars are made from the highest grade whey possible and are always gluten free as well as lactose free (99.9999%) and virtually free of carbs and fats, unlike other protein bars and shakes. If your weight loss has plateaued it's time to boost your metabolism FIRST by drinking the Complete Protein Shake or Lean Bar!
Weight loss is all about what you’re eating so if you’re trying to lose weight, substitute breakfast and lunch with a Complete Protein Shake and focus on fish and veggies for dinner and you’ll drop a pound a day no matter how stubborn your metabolism is! For more info follow the Slimmer by Dinner Meal Plan found on my website.
DID you know?
DID you know?
- People who eat Complete Proteins/or Protein for breakfast every day are 43% less likely to develop obesity
- 40% less likely to develop fat around the belly
- 32% less likely to develop diabetes
- The less carbohydrates you eat the healthier you’ll live and the LEANER you’ll be!
FROM THE HEART
Every day people ask me… were you ever fat? Ha, that's a funny question to me because I came from a very inactive family who did not take part in anything active. My family watched NASCAR races and if you have ever been to a race you know there isn't a healthy food in sight! It's french fries ,beer and hot dogs and you sit through the whole 3-4 hour race! I was plump already and as I became a teen I just kept growing! I lived for food and when life got tough I ate my way through the pain! Eating my feelings made things worse.
I also learned that I was anxious and that made me eat...My hunger had nothing to do with real hunger but rather a dysfunctional way to suppress my feelings and that I had to learn how to give myself permission to feel my feelings and process them because they don't go away. In fact, if you eat to suppress your feelings it makes things worse because you have the guilt from eating to deal with now!
I also learned to find something to be grateful for everyday because it makes you feel better and that makes you want to work out and eat right!
I learned that food is part of the problem NOT the solution and that when your
food is in order your whole life will be I order!
I take oxytocin now if I feel anxious and that allows me to navigate my way through the uncomfortable stuff and that allows me to walk away from food and lose weight.
I say this simple Serenity Prayer when I feel stressed
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference!
I urge you to bring God into your weight loss by asking him for help or better yet scream HELP!!!! He will give you what you need to overcome the obstacles in your life and if you’re too tired he will carry you through!
Here are some questions that I was asked when I appeared on Trinity Broadcast Network
Q- Carman - Did you believe that you could lose weight?
A- Lisa Lynn- No!! I did not think I would lose weight. I thought that weight loss was for everyone else but not for me. Being "stocky" and " bulky" translation....over weight was how I would live for the rest of my life even though I was in charge of makeover groups that performed body makeovers in as little as 2 weeks! I helped everyone lose weight and reach their goals but it just wasn't happening for me! My metabolism was dead and now I know that’s why everyone else lost weight while I gained it! My struggles inspired me to figure out how to finally lose weight in spite of my under active thyroid and dead metabolism.
Q- Carman - What changes have you made that helped you lose weight with an under active thyroid and sluggish metabolism?
A- Lisa Lynn I learned that I need to eat more protein and that's why I drink a protein shake every day for breakfast. It boosts my metabolism, whereas, the cereal I was eating made me crave carbs even more and was causing my insulin to spike stopping my fat loss instantly!
Q– Carman - You mentioned that you have a serious sweet tooth and that you fight with food all of the time. Is that true?
A- Lisa Lynn Yes and I'm not proud of that at all! It's been the single most frustrating thing in
my life. I crave sweets all the time
(not anymore since I eat Lean Bars and drink the Complete protein shake ) and
once I start eating them I can't stop!!! Let’s be honest.... it's a binge and
it is very depressing to be this way.
Everything turned around for me the day I started a system that required me to focus on protein and vegetables and exercising daily and no more bread, cereal, rice, pasta, crackers or high carb protein bars BUT I don’t miss them because I feel so much happier and leaner!
The program relied on supplements that helped stop cravings, increased my energy and alleviated my depression and for the first time in my life I felt happy and like I wanted to lose weight! That also meant that losing weight might be possible for me!
I began weighing and measuring my food and writing everything down that went into my mouth and I had to decrease my exercise program as I was exercising very intensely to over-compensate for all of the food I was eating . I even tried being vegan to control my weight and I actually grew larger!!!!! Immediately I lost weight and that's what inspired me to create my Leaner Lifestyle System! I wanted to share my findings with the world and make losing weight a lasting reality.
Click on the link to Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) below and watch the clip which
tells more about my story and what
motivated me to dig deeper and deal with what was missing inside that was
stopping me from losing weight and feeling at peace with my body. I hope this
glimpse inside on what motivated me to lose weight inspires you to do the same!
2013 Fit & Lean You!
The #1 New Year’s resolution every year is to lose weight and get into shape.
FEAR of failure is the #1 reason most of us don’t reach our goals and we fail because we set goals that don’t excite us enough.
This year set a goal that excites you so much you can’t wait to get up in the morning! The fear will be gone because excitement takes over! That’s how we make BIG changes! Setting goals that excite you is the #1 way to reach your goal and nothing can STOP you except your attitude! Say good bye to the old ways of thinking like “set small attainable goals”. This is worse than no goal at all. If you’ve tried this approach with little success, then I say………………DREAM BIG and go for it! YOU can do anything you set your mind to!
What’s your goal this year? To drop 10 pounds or maybe you have 10 more to go..........do you want to feel better, be healthier or simply fit in your clothes better? DARE to dream, that's how dreams get fulfilled! Obsess on your goal for a while and place sticky notes all over the house reminding you of your goal and how you’ll feel when you accomplish it! Failure isn't an option anymore!
Here are THREE things that GUANRANTEE RESULTS!
1. Power up your metabolism with protein!
Replace your current breakfast or a not so healthy snack with a LynFit Protein shake to boost your metabolism and to offset excess calories. Eating out, parties and stress all cause us to fall off the wagon and drinking a Protein shake daily is the #1 way to lose weight QUICKLY even if you aren’t eating perfectly. You’ll lose weight immediately while you’re learning how to eat for weight loss. Seeing results is what keeps us on track!
*Don’t need to lose weight? Drinking a shake nourishes your body better than any single food you can eat because its gets absorbed quickly because it’s easier to digest.
2. Melt fat and whittle your middle with metabolic style workouts.
Swap your current workout for a 30 minute LynFit Leaner Lifestyle Metabolic workout that melts fat and helps flatten out your abs. Not all workouts produce the results we seek and that’s why you need to change your workout if it’s not producing results. If you only have 15 minutes a day you can still workout at home and get flatter abs and a fitter body. There aren’t any excuses it’s fast, easy and anyone can do it!
Strength training is a constant CALORIE burner and will change your body more than any other type of exercise!
Lift weights three times a week for best results and walk for 30 minutes on alternate days.
*Want to tone, not reduce? Don’t decrease your calories and you’ll increase muscle and get fit without losing weight!
3. Overcome the obstacles that take you off track by trouble shooting them ahead of time.
I crave carbs- The more you eat them the more you WILL crave them. Try Carb Edge and Lean Bars to BLOCK cravings before they begin! The Cutting Edge supplement can help you navigate your way through those tough times by providing nutrients that make us crave in the first place. The LynFit Carb Edge supplement also contain ingredients that BLOCK the absorption of carbs and fat, blocking the rise of insulin which causes our bodies to store fat.
I am tired- Tired, no energy? This is where a cup of coffee and a good supplement loaded with B Complex vitamins like the Daily Power shot helps. Take it 30 minutes before your workout or the Accelerator to increase your energy. They can help you feel better both physically and mentally so you feel like going to the gym and have a better workout. Even people who don’t want to lose can benefit from taking a good blended supplement and the right blend will help you get leaner by encouraging your body to burn fat for fuel.I don’t have the time- That’s exactly why the Metabolic Boost and all of the workouts found in the Leaner Lifestyle DVD series are under 40 minutes that get GREAT results. IF you have 15 minutes you have more than enough time! Less travel = more gym time and better results! You can always break your workout up into 2-15 minute workouts!
Diet Disaster’s that STOP you from losing weight!
Please don’t shoot the messenger! I don’t make the rules…..I just report them! All day long I hear “It was just a little” I only have “it” once in a while. The reality is that you still need to lose weight; you are having it too much! My message to anyone who wants to lose weight is…give the food or drink up for 30 days and then decide if its’ hurting your weight loss or not. We all seem to underestimate our bad behavior and overestimate our good behavior. It’s true! Start keeping an honest food journal and BE honest with yourself. Start writing down every single thing that goes in your mouth as well as how much and what you put on it. Which brings me to my point. Sometimes its not the HUGE things that wreck our diets, most of the time it is the tiny little things that we don’t even think need to be written down in our journals.
Here are the top things that NO ONE ever writes down that will definitely STOP your weight loss.
- Cheese 2 oz of reduced fat cheese = 180 calories and 12 grams of fat.
- ALCOHOL 1 ounce = 90 calories and who uses 1 ounce?
- ¼ cup of trail mix = 640 calories. That’s about 4 handfuls
- Peanut Butter 2 Tbsp reduced fat 190 calories
- Mayonaise 1 tbsp = 100 calories
- Pasta 1 cup of small spirals = 315 calories
The reality is that if you are serious about losing weight these foods have no place in your diet. I suggest that you stay away from them for 30 days so that you can see what an impact these foods have on your waistline. Once you reach your weight goal you can begin putting some of the foods back into your life HOWEVER…what you do to lose weight is also what keeps the weight off so this needs to become a way of life! If we struggle with certain foods the best remedy is to stay away from them. Why fight with yourself! Here are a few solutions that can help you to lose weight and they can replace the foods that are high calorie diet wreckers!
- Cheese-Look for the 100 calorie snacks like cheese it’s or sprinkle parmesan cheese on your salads instead to get your fix.
- Alcohol- Sorry if you’re trying to lose weight in your midsection….none is better than some here. BUT if you really have to go for a white wine spritzer or simply use a smaller wine glass and don’t fill it all the way. WATER IS your BEST SOLUTION!!
- Go for the 100-calorie snack packs! If it is salt that you are craving aim for salty snacks if it is sweet aim for a sweet 100-calorie snack.
- Instead of peanut butter go for a peanut butter protein bar that is 100 calories or as close to 100 calories as possible.
- Go for Kraft or Smart balance mayo instead of full fat may and you will only be getting 10 calories per tablespoon.
- Use veggies instead as a base for your tomato sauce/gravy and top it with a turkey meatball!
If you can’t portion control it DON’T EAT IT! You will better off and you will feel better I guarantee it!
EXERCISE SLUMP BUSTERS THAT WILL GET YOU FIT FAST!
Every one of us has been in an “EXERCISE RUT” before. There are a few tricks that can break you out of that exercise rut. If you have been working out for a while you know what I am talking about. The good new is that you will see results immediately because the workout techniques that I am going to show you will “SHOCK” your body into change. Remember to give yourself a pat on the back for sticking to your workouts because even so-so exercise will keep you on the fit side versus getting more out of shape everyday which is the NORM in this country. Remember, that which gets appreciated gets repeated! This is the law of the universe. When we beat ourselves up we tend to get even more depressed and we will do even less exercise. As a fitness coach I always get people to spend their time and energy making plans to get ahead instead of spending their time looking backward at what they didn’t do right!
This trick that I am going to give you is one of the tricks of the trade that we use to get people (usually celebrities) in shape very quick! If you are a beginner, start out a little easier BUT, if you are in any kind of shape…………………GO FOR IT!!!!!!!
Five rules to remember:
- Always use as heavy a weight as you can lift safely. Don’t go easy on yourself, you can always drop down to a lighter weight
- Choose one exercise per body part.
- Do not rest in between sets EVER!!!!!!-Your heart should be pounding or you are not working hard enough!
- Set a timer. This workout should not take you more than 30 minutes if you are trying to burn fat. If you want more size you can simply go slower and eat more calories!
The WORKOUT: These are just a few of the exercises to give you the basic idea.
- Deep squats
- Stiff leg dead lifts
- Shoulder presses
The difference between this workout and the same old same old is that you will be doing 100 repetitions of each exercise using the heaviest weights that you can safely lift. YES, that was 100 reps. Remember if you keep doing what you have always done you will get what you have always gotten!!
Fat burning- If you are trying to burn fat or lose weight, you need to be doing cardio everyday for 60 minutes and you should be drinking a protein shake for breakfast along with a fat burning supplement like The Cutting Edge Formula.
FIVE WAYS TO FINE TUNE YOUR FAT LOSS
FIVE WAYS TO FINE
TUNE YOUR FAT LOSS
If you have been eating pretty healthy and faithfully going to the gym but you still see extra fat hanging around, you need to “Fine Tune” your diet to trick it into burning fat for fuel.
These five “small” things can make a bigger difference than you think. They are easy to fix and you really won’t miss them. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “I removed the milk and sugar from my coffee and………I LOST FIVE POUNDS”! Let’s assume that you are already eating clean foods like chicken breast without the skin, butter isn’t even in your vocabulary and that you hardly ever eat red meat. Of course you are also going to the gym 6 days a week to do cardio for 45 minutes at a clip (this is a must for fat loss), and you lift weights 3-4 times per week. When these things just aren’t making your body burn fat then it is time to “Fine Tune” your diet to get your body to burn fat as fuel. After all, that is why we go to the gym right? Not if you are eating the wrong kinds of foods. If you are eating high fat-high sugar foods than all you are burning for fuel at the gym is your last meal if you are lucky. If you are eating correctly your body will burn off that extra body fat that you see staring back at you every time you look in the mirror.
Here are FIVE things that you can do to remove fat and calories from your diet so that you burn more fat at the gym.
1- Remove the yolks from your eggs and save 7 grams of fat per yolk. Keep in mind that you should be aiming for 20 grams of fat per day max so if you eat three eggs per day you are saving 21 grams of fat!
2- Drink your coffee or tea black without sugar. It’s ok to add a little equal or splenda but if you add 2 teaspoons of sugar w/2 tablespoons of cream you are consuming 105 calories, 6 grams of fat and 12 grams of carbs that come from sugar. So if you drink a light coffee on your way to the gym all you are burning is the coffee that you just drank. What a waste! Go for it black and you can lose 1 pound a month just eliminating 1 cup of light coffee per day.
3- Use fat free dressings. Always chose fat free dressings or vinegar and lemon juice for your salad. One tablespoon of oil has 120 calories of pure fat. Translation: You wont burn fat at the gym!
4- Remove cheese from your diet if you are really serious about losing fat. 1 ounce has 9 grams of fat and who eats 1 ounce? Crumbled feta is even higher in fat! It has a whopping 15 grams of fat per 2 ½ ounces so if you want to burn fat run away from cheese!
5- Take L-Carnitine. When all else fails and you need that little extra help getting your body to burn fat as fuel go for supplements that contain L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine is an amino acid found in red meat. Science has shown that L-Carnitine transports fat into the cells to be burned as fuel. It is safe and effective for long-term use. Who doesn’t want that extra edge?
EAT CLEAN TO BE LEAN!
6 Diet Destroyers That Stop Weight Loss
All day long, I hear, “It was just a little,” or, “I only have it once in a while.”
The reality is that if you are trying to lose weight, you are still having whatever “it” is too much! (Please don’t shoot the messenger! I don’t make the rules – I just report them.)
We all seem to underestimate our bad behavior and overestimate our good behavior. It’s true! Start keeping an honest food journal and be honest with yourself. Start writing down every single thing that goes in your mouth, as well as how much and what you put on it.
This brings me to my point: Sometimes, it’s not the HUGE things that wreck our diets. Most of the time, it is the tiny little things we don’t even think about.
Here are the top Diet Destroyers that will definitely STOP your weight loss:
Destroyer #1: Cheese, 2 oz of reduced fat cheese = 180 calories and 12 grams of fat
Solution: Look for 100-calorie cheese snacks or sprinkle parmesan cheese on salads to get your fix.
Destroyer #2: Alcohol, 1 oz = 90 calories (Who uses just 1 oz?)
Solution: If you’re trying to lose weight in your midsection, none is better than some here. If you really must, go for a white wine spritzer, or simply use a smaller wine glass and don’t fill it all the way. Water is your best solution!
Destroyer #3: ¼ cup of trail mix = 640 calories (That’s about 4 handfuls.)
Solution: Again, go for the 100-calorie snacks. If it is salt that you are craving, aim for salty snacks; if it is sweet, aim for a sweet snack.
Destroyer #4: Peanut butter, 2 tbsp reduced fat = 190 calories
Solution: Instead of peanut butter, go for a peanut butter protein bar that is 100 calories or as close to 100 calories as possible.
Destroyer #5: Mayonnaise, 1 tbsp = 100 calories
Solution: Go for a reduced fat mayo or mayo alternative instead of full fat mayo, and you will cut down the calories by half or more per serving. Some mayo substitutes are only 10 calories per tablespoon.
Destroyer #6: Pasta, 1 cup of small spirals = 315 calories
Solution: Use veggies instead of pasta, and top with tomato sauce and a turkey meatball!
The reality is that if you are serious about losing weight, none of these foods have a place in your diet. Stay away from these foods for 30 days so that you can see what an impact these foods have on your waistline. Once you reach your weight-loss goal, you can begin reintroducing some of the foods into your life. However, what you do to lose weight is also what keeps the weight off – remember that these diet modifications also need to become a way of life.
If we struggle with certain foods, the best remedy is to stay away from them. Why fight with yourself? If you can’t portion control it, don’t eat it. You will be better off and you will feel better – I guarantee it!