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Why More Exercise Won’t Help You Lose Weight

Why More Exercise Won’t Help You Lose Weight

By Lisa Lynn, Weight Loss Expert


Are you tired of trying every fad diet and exercise program on the market

just to see little or no results? Now, you may think the answer is even

more fitness, but I'm here to tell you you're wrong!


There is actually a true science to losing weight, and guess what? It

doesn't involve spending more time at the gym. The answer has to do with

what you're eating.


I wish someone had told me this a long time ago, because I used to work

out for three hours a day while eating a vegetarian diet (or macrobiotic

diet or raw foods diet - I tried those, too), and yet I still kept getting



Nevertheless, I kept thinking if I could only add one more hour to my

workout, then the weight would really come off at last. Turns out I was



My weight loss story goes like this: I lost 40 pounds and managed to keep

it off for twenty years despite having a serious thyroid problem. At

first, I used my thryoid as an excuse, thinking that my body just wasn't

meant to be thin.


Then I went to work educating myself about weight loss and discovered the

truth about it. You do have to eat "clean" and you do have to exercise,

but there is also a science to losing weight.


I call this science "living in the real world. I learned that you have to

be honest with yourself and you've got to know what your calorie and

weight numbers are and what you're eating, for real.


Weight Loss Success = 80% Food, 20% Exercise

Most of my clients are shocked to find out that eighty percent of weight

loss comes from changing your diet. Bottom line: if you are able to "eat

clean," the amount of exercise you'll need to do is minimal.


On the other hand, if you think 30 minutes of exercise will cancel out

that doughnut you just ate, you need to take another look. It's not even

close: the calories you consume stay with you much longer than that.


Common Eating Mistakes Leading to Weight Gain

Let's start with breakfast. One of the biggest mistakes I see is starting

your day with croissants, bagels or muffins. Every one of these is at

least 500 calories. Granola and orange juice are also high in sugar and

can pack on the pounds as a result.


Instead, I suggest people start their day with a LynFit protein shake. I

mix my shake with a little coffee - sort of a "Mocha Madness" shake - and

then I take my vitamins (LynFit Cutting Edge, LynFit Carb Edge and LynFit

Accelerator). This all makes me feel good, meaning I'm less likely to

crave high calorie foods instead.


Meal number two of the day is what I like to call your "metabolic boost."

Every time you eat this way, you are giving your metabolism a little jolt.

Eat a piece of fruit along with a LynFit protein bar. This has 10 grams of

fiber in it and all protein with almost no carbs.


The next meal is basically a snack that you can also call lunch. I

recommend a plate of steamed vegetables along with another protein shake.

A couple of hours later, you can have another snack. Many of you may be

tempted to have a cup of yogurt or a snack bar made with soy - both of

which are not good for weight loss. Once again, I recommend having a

protein shake instead, as it will boost your metabolism by 25%.


As we approach dinnertime, let's take a look at what we might have. You'll

notice there is no bread and no pasta. Instead, I recommend chicken and

broccoli, which is one of my favorites. And I'll put marinara sauce on

top, which makes it more delicious.


If you want to have a salad, you could use tuna or shrimp and a lot of

greens so that you get your vegetables in.


There's also a soup you could make, and the one I recommend has no starch,

just steamed vegetables and tomato soup broth, watered down and low



"Grab and Go" Smart Foods

Popcorn with no butter and salt is a great snack food. Low in calories and

lots of volume to fill you up.


Contrast this with eating a pint of regular ice cream, which is equal in

calories to almost everything else you've eaten today so far if you follow

the plan above. That's why you have to "know your calorie numbers," so

that you can eat smart.


The science of weight loss really isn't that hard, as long as you are

honest with yourself about what you are really eating.


Learn more about my metabolic boosting system on my website. Check out the

before and after photos of my clients! If you purchase LynnFIT fitness and

nutrition products, please use discount code BLOG2 as my way of saying


3 Ways to Cut Calories Without Being Hungry

We all know that the trick to losing weight is to eat less. But how – especially when you feel like you are starving?

One of the most important things I can teach you is that 98 percent of the hunger we feel is HEAD hunger, not REAL hunger. That usually means we are stressed, and most of us over eat when we are stressed and anxious. The solution here is not to eat when you feel that way because we will almost always over eat on the wrong things.

Did you know: Eating when you’re stressed in the number-one cause of fat storage around your waist. When we are stressed, our cortisol rises and that makes fat run to your stomach to be stored!

Freeze and do an assessment of what you’re really feeling. Most times it’s not about food but about being tired and anxious. Food doesn’t fix those things; it becomes the problem.

This is one of the top reasons we are overweight in the US. We are over-stressed and we all think we can fix this with a magic pill or food, but the truth is it’s all in our head! Here are three things you can do to help you eat less and lose more weight. The best part is, it’s guaranteed to work and all you have to do is do it!

Step 1
Stop and take 3-5 deep breaths and ask yourself how you feel. No matter what you’re feeling, it will pass if you can wait 3-5 minutes before reaching for food. Take as many deep breaths as you need to get back to a more balanced place. Deep breathing is also one of the best ways to lower your cortisol levels and slim your waistline! Do not eat until you feel in control. Don’t worry – you won’t starve!

Step 2
Grab a glass of water; if that doesn’t work, make it two! Hot water or hot tea works wonders to fill you up and is very soothing to calm your nerves. Try water with bubbles like Perrier to fill up your belly with air. Did you know: Being dehydrated slows your metabolism 3-5% and mimics hunger.

Step 3
Studies show that taking a supplement like white kidney bean extract or drinking a protein shake one hour before your meal makes you feel full, and you end up eating 25 percent less. LynFit Nutrition supplements are layered with high quality ingredients that keep you feeling full, and block fat and carbs from being absorbed; such supplements also include B complex vitamins to help ease stress and anxiety that cause these cravings to begin with.

5 Rules for Losing Those Last 10 Stubborn Pounds

Losing those last five or 10 pounds can be downright impossible. The bottom line is … it is all about numbers! All you have to do is take your goal weight and multiply it by 10 – and that is the correct amount of calories that you should be taking in each day in order to reach your goal weight. The hard part is HOW do you decrease your calories without giving up even more?

In order to lose those last 10 stubborn pounds, you need to think beyond the fat you are burning in your workout and focus on the amount of fat you are eating or storing the other 23 hours of the day. The less fat and excess calories you eat the less you will have to work off! TRANSLATION: It is 80 percent diet and 20 percent sweat.
I could go on for days about this. So many people say, “I just have to exercise.” The reality is yes, you do need to exercise, but what you put in your mouth counts more than you think. Below are a few things that you NEED to be doing if you are serious about losing those last 10 stubborn pounds, especially if you want the weight that you lose to be from fat.
But before we get to that, there is a HUGE difference between being leaner and being lighter. Being leaner with a slimmer waistline should always be your goal. It is healthier and it looks much better! The key to a lean tight body that doesn’t jiggle is lifting weights three times a week and making sure you do your cardio every day for 45-60 minutes. This fitness formula is ALWAYS the recipe for success! It works every time even if you have the most stubborn metabolism.
The 5 things that you NEED to do to lose those last 10 STUBBORN pounds:

1. Eat only the white part of the egg. Yolks have 7 grams of fat per yolk. You should be eating no more than 20 grams of fat per day MAX if you want to lose body fat.
2. Eat your salads with fat-free dressings. Each tablespoon of oil that you use is 120 calories and 14 grams of fat! REMINDER: If you are eating too much fat, your body will not burn it.
3. Eat proper portion sizes. An extra 3 ounces of chicken means an extra 7 grams of fat or having an extra serving of rice or pasta can mean overeating by as much as 300 calories – and that’s more than you burn in your workouts most of the time.
4. Never eat carbs at night or past 3 p.m. for that matter. Think green and beige for dinner: a serving of protein and a large salad with fat-free dressing.
5. Pull out all of the stops. Fat is very stubborn, especially when you are down to the last 10 pounds. This is when you really need fat-burning supplements. Look for supplements that include L-carnitine or white kidney bean; if your metabolism is really stuck, you may need to use raspberry ketones to push your body into the fat-burning zone. The supplements will make sure that the excess fat gets pulled into the cell to be burned for fuel. One of the best weight-loss tricks of all time is to replace a meal with a complete protein shake; this is also one of the best ways to boost your metabolism by 25% as well as improve your health!