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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
  • Fatigue
  • 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?

Busting Through Those Weight Loss Plateaus



So, you've been keeping true to your New Year's resolutions of hitting the gym and eating clean, and it's going pretty good until.....you hit the dreaded weight loss plateau, and you can't shake off those final pounds. Not to worry! There are some simple solutions to bust through those weight loss plateaus while being happier and healthier doing so.

The first thing you need to know is if you've ever been overweight, you have special needs. I'm one of those people. It's going to take a little more maintenance to lose the weight, and you have to bust out of the denial zone. You have to understand that upfront so you'll know how to deal with yourself.

If you can pinch an inch on your belly, your body is telling you you're feeding it too many carbs, and you're not moving enough. For every five pounds of belly fat you have, you drive back your metabolism by five percent, slowing your weight loss. Rule #1, you've got to get rid of the fat fast.

Fat has a life of its own. It emits hormones that stop weight loss. Get rid of the fat—while that sounds easy—it means you must eat a very specific way. You can't just decrease calories. You have to begin to eat thermogenically to melt the fat fast. Thermogenic eating means you heat up your metabolism. Just reducing calories won't work because doing only that will decrease your metabolism.

Drinking a whey protein shake—only, is the one thing that will trick your body into thinking you've just had a big meal, so it revs up the metabolic engine, speeding it over the finish line.

I drink a whey protein shake every day of my life. I add a little twist to it to help in lowering blood sugar—cinnamon. Add a little or add a lot, cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar levels, making weight loss easier. If you're struggling with weight loss, you can't keep doing the same thing you've been doing over and over. You've got to bust out of the denial zone and understand that this is a form of weight loss medicine you're taking for yourself. A whey protein shake daily is your first step in that direction.

Low energy? Low energy usually means a slow metabolism. When you feel better, you eat better and tend to move more, so you want to keep your body energized. A lot of people try to nourish their body with the gummy bear chewable vitamins because they taste like candy. Metabolic resistant people tend to have sluggish digestions, and their body will have a hard time digesting and breaking down those type chewables. Plus, those type of vitamins don't have enough of the vital vitamins and minerals your body needs. Throw them out, and nourish your body with LynFit Daily Power Shot instead.

LynFit Daily Power Shot has all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Get rid of the red food dye and junk and give your body what it needs. Just like a car, when you fill your body with the proper fuel, it will run more efficiently.

What about cravings and hunger? How do you kill them? One, you have to stop eating so much. Picture your normal stomach's size as the size of your fist. Most of us eat so much that it's like a blowing up a balloon. Your hormones get out of whack; you crave more, so you eat more. How do you stop? The only way is to lighten up a little by decreasing what you're eating.

Green tea can be your best friend as you try to reduce your eating. Have green tea between meals instead of snacking. If you must snack, have a green apple. If you're struggling, take something that's going to help lower blood sugar—like LynFit Carb Edge with Banaba Leaf. When you lower blood sugar levels, you also shut off cravings.

Green tea burns fat a little more plus; it's an excellent hydrator. You can drink it hot or cold. Bottom line, you have to talk to yourself and understand that while you're losing weight, it's okay to be hungry. When that happens, use these little tricks to help offset, so you don't veer off-track.

Fat Blasting Secrets Of Celebrity Fitness Guru & Weight Loss Expert Now Available To Costco Members

The Metabolism Solution Features 100 Calorie Burning Recipes, Advice On Safe Sup-plement Use And Tips To Exercise Less With Better Results

Norwalk, CT (May 17, 2016) – Revolutionary weight loss book The Metabolism Solution is now available for purchase at select Costco Wholesale (Costco) stores throughout the country.

Developed by celebrity fitness guru and metabolic weight loss authority Lisa Lynn, The Metabolism Solution provides step-by-step expert advice on how to boost a sluggish metabolism through diet, exercise and safe use of supplements.

The science-based system is a result of Lynn’s own battle with weight loss and personal mission to help those who have tried fad diets, fasting, juice cleanses and over-exercising with no results. The Metabolism Solution utilizes Lynn’s three decades of experience in the field to guide weight loss and keep it off for life.

“As someone who regularly stocks up on everything from fish to veggies at Costco, I am excited to show more people that The Metabolism Solution is something that fits easily into daily life,” says Lynn.

“Food is 90 percent of weight loss success. If the pounds aren’t dropping, it’s time to look at what you’re eating. Families can grab healthy ingredients at Costco to create the delicious thermogenic recipes found in the book.”

The Metabolism Solution Offers:
+ Tips To Lose 1 Pound A Day
+ 30-Minute Workouts To Rev Your Metabolism
+ How To Cheat On Your Diet
+ Mouth-Watering Recipes Including Decadent Chocolate Desserts
+ Debunked Weight Loss Myths
+ How To Be Supplement Savvy For Optimal Weight Loss

For a full list of LynFit products, or to purchase other award-winning books by Lynn including Win The Fight: Stomp Out Melanoma and The I Love My Body Book visit amazon.com.

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Lisa Lynn: LynFit Nutrition was designed by metabolic weight loss expert Lisa Lynn to provide the necessary tools to make weight loss and staying fit and healthy faster and easier. Coupled with her vast experience in the field, Lynn has earned certificates from the International Sports and Sciences Association’s Professional Division. Lynn was Martha Stewart’s personal trainer for 13 years and appears as an expert on broadcast programs including The Dr. Oz Show. Follow @Lisalynnfitness or Lisa Lynn Fitness on Facebook. Visit LynFit.com for more information.

 

Five Simple Super Food Swaps That Boost Your Health And Weight Loss

Flavored water

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.

Learning From The "Biggest Losers" Who Couldn't Maintain Weight Loss

If you’re like me, and have been overweight in your lifetime, you know all too well what a struggle it is to keep the weight off. Losing the weight is the easy part. Keeping the weight off is a whole new metabolic boosting ball game.

There has been a lot of controversy about the "Biggest Losers" not being able to maintain their weight loss. I’m going to help separate fact from media hype, so this doesn’t happen to you. I'm going to fill you in on what the stories don't say that you need to know if you’re serious about losing weight and keeping it off for good.

Rule #1 is don’t believe everything you read or see on television. For the most part, just about everything you read or see on television is paid for by a sponsor who wants to sell you the alternative methods that are most likely medical procedures you need to keep the weight off.

I’ve struggled and have all the metabolic disadvantages possible; from hypothyroid to being menopausal, combined with the fact that I love food and live to eat (I think I'm the world’s biggest food addict). All this made losing weight and keeping it off difficult, but not impossible. I was depressed and stuck in every area of my life, but I found that when my food is in order, my whole life falls into order.

There are simple all-natural, highly effective and convenient solutions that anyone can do to lose weight, and if they continue, will keep it off. These simple solutions are a lot less expensive than living overweight, not to mention the emotional price.

The toughest part is dealing with denial. Denial will keep you stuck, allowing faulty thinking and fear to kick in, keeping you stuck exactly where you are. Bear in mind that whatever takes the weight off is also what keeps the weight off for good. Whatever weight loss method you choose needs to be sustainable for life.

Don't let that last sentence scare you. I remember hearing that and thinking, "how long do I need to drink these shakes, take these supplements, and eat like this?" A funny thing happened, however; once I reached my goal weight. For the first time in my life I didn’t want to go back to my old ways of eating. I not only surpassed my goal weight (I was 40 pounds heavier) but also felt better emotionally and had more energy, so I got off the couch. What you see today is a by-product of that weight loss.

Below is what you need to know when reading media reports when it comes to exercise and the "Biggest Losers." I have worked closely with a few "Biggest Loser" contestants, and I can tell you firsthand they struggled because they didn’t have a livable, reliable, sustainable lifestyle in place.

DILEMMA: "Biggest Losers" relied mostly on excessive, joint-damaging exercise every day that is not practical in real life.

The "Biggest Loser" contestants worked out for at least five hours daily, allowing them to eat more calories without slowing their metabolism down. In real life when you have family and a full-time job you can’t work out for five hours. Even if you could, it's damaging to your joints and you shouldn’t. Everything is about balance, starting with eating enough of the right foods.

As a weight loss specialist, I specifically suggest metabolic boosting foods to offset your dead metabolism instead of eating whatever you want. Often the foods you insist on eating are the very foods that initially caused you to gain weight. There are also the health halo foods that cause weight gain. For instance, did you know that if you have hypothyroidism, kale can inhibit your thyroid, making it even harder to lose weight? People are adding kale to their diets, juicing excessive amounts, and even adding it to their protein shakes because the media says to do so.

The bottom line is that things aren’t always as they seem. For the "Biggest Losers", it's not that losing weight affected their ability to keep it off. It's more the reality that they could not continue doing the unrealistic steps that the show had them doing to take the weight off.

DILEMMA: "Biggest Losers" ate more calories than most of us can because they were over-exercising.

In a perfect world this would work fine—eat what you want and exercise it off in the gym. In the real world, it’s just not realistic.

I’ve suffered from this issue. As a trainer and bodybuilder, I ate super healthy yet didn’t lose an ounce. Looking in the rearview mirror, I can be honest and say I was an exercise addict, and this will not work when you're trying to lose weight or maintain weight loss. At some point, your joints can’t take the stress from that excessive amount of exercise, so you have to cut back to a normal, more realistic amount. When this happens, it must also be remembered to cut back on the eating as well.

I don’t know about you, but the days I don’t exercise are the days that I tend to eat the worst, making this the perfect set up for weight gain. It’s not the weight loss that was the problem for the "Biggest Losers", it’s faulty thinking that stops them from achieving their sustainable goals and living a leaner lifestyle.

There are five facts you need to know to lose weight (1 pound a day) and keep it off for life.

    • Fact: If you have been, or are overweight, your metabolism is negatively affected and slower.
    • Fact: If you go back to your old ways of eating and drinking you will gain the weight back.
    • Fact: If you are over 40, have diabetes, or are hypothyroid (it’s even worse if you're female), losing weight is harder for you due to your metabolism being slower.
    • Fact: If you can pinch more than an inch of belly fat, losing weight will be difficult for you and will require an aggressive approach vs. the old-fashioned, outdated methods of losing weight slowly.
    • Fact: You can’t starve yourself or exercise the weight away, or rely on surgical procedures such as LAP BAND® or gastric bypass to fix the problem.

The bottom line is you’ve got to set yourself up for lasting weight loss success by living a leaner lifestyle.

There are some foolproof ways that are backed by science that will help keep your metabolism running at an optimal speed, so you lose 1 pound a day and keep it off for life if you continue to do what it takes. Just because you lose weight doesn’t mean your metabolism is fixed. It simply means you found the right way of eating to make it work. So why would you ever consider stopping?

Think of it this way: If you found a way to make money, and it began working and changed your life, why would you stop? If you stopped working at that job you would also stop making money. Weight loss is no different.

It's a very emotional journey, and this is what the media conveniently leaves out. One of my favorite sayings from Overeaters Anonymous is, "It works if you continue to work it.” As a metabolic expert, I can tell you that in 25+ years I've never met a person whose body would not let them lose weight, no matter what they were dealing with.

The real question is will that person do what it takes? It’s not a case of "will it work?" It's a case of are they willing to do it and how badly do they want it. I wish someone had told me that while I was overweight and struggling. It would have saved me a lot of frustration and despair. I missed a lot of my life because I hated myself and my body. That’s why I created the Metabolic Boosting Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit. I want to be the change you seek, and I want to make losing weight faster, easier, and permanent!

There's more hope than you think, and here's why.....

Step One on the LynFit System is to drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake to boost your metabolism by 25 percent. This offsets the slow metabolism issues most of us struggle with. It's what makes the LynFit Complete Protein Shake different from all the rest. It tastes unbelievably delicious while most of the other shakes you find on store shelves are yucky tasting, so you don’t want to drink them. The high quality of whey used in LynFit shakes (LynFit uses a minimum of 80 percent whey compared to other shakes that use 25 percent or less) makes it metabolic boosting while blocking cortisol (a hormone that's secreted when you are under stress). This is something that vegan shakes or lower quality shakes will never do.

You do need to cut calories to successfully lose weight, and this calorie-cutting can slow your metabolism. However, every time you drink a LynFit metabolic boosting Complete Protein Shake or eat a LynFit Lean Bar you trick your body into thinking you've just eaten a big meal. In turn, your metabolism speeds up, keeping you from regaining the weight you've lost. When it comes to your metabolism and weight loss, you have to boost it to lose it. Keep in mind however that not all shakes will do what a LynFit shake does. LynFit Shakes and Lean Bars are specifically designed for this very purpose.

I couldn’t lose weight easily, no matter how hard or how much I worked out. I learned from the pros how to take it a step further since I live in the real world and can’t live five hours a day in the gym. I learned that the smart use of safe supplements to naturally boost my metabolism was another bullet in my leaner lifestyle holster. You too can follow the steps below to further enhance your weight loss or weight maintenance.

STEP #1: Drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake 12 hours after your last meal, and take (1) LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones to trick your body into acting like a thin person. This will help force your body to burn fat, basically accelerating the entire process. If needed, you can take another LynFit Accelerator at lunch as well. For rapid results, blend it right into your LynFit Complete Protein Shake.

STEP #2: Kill cravings and lower blood sugar with LynFit Carb Edge. Balancing blood sugar is the secret to losing weight and keeping cravings away. Have you ever noticed the more you eat, the more you want to? LynFit Carb Edge kills these cravings within 30 minutes or less of taking it. This is especially important if you have belly fat, diabetes, or high blood sugar (pre-diabetes). I suggest taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge mid-morning and another one mid-afternoon.

STEP #3: Force your body to burn fat, helping reduce hunger. When your body is burning fat for fuel, it won’t ask you to feed it. This also helps reduce belly fat, which makes losing weight harder because it secretes hormones that cause your body to store fat instead of burning it. To offset this, I suggest taking (3) LynFit Cutting Edge daily. Take one with your LynFit Complete Protein Shake for breakfast and another at lunch and mid-afternoon. Taking LynFit Cutting Edge helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, which play a role in metabolic syndrome, so your doctor will be happy.

Complete details on LynFit safe supplementing and metabolic boosting meal plans can be found in the LynFit Quick Start Guide and Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan.

There are more ways to make sure your metabolic engine stays running at an optimal pace 24 hours a day. Of course, food is 90 percent of your weight loss success, so if you're not losing you’re not eating the right food for your metabolic engine. Be sure to read more on thermogenic eating and what foods are thermogenic, as well as irresistibly delicious thermogenic recipes in The Metabolism Solution.

If you’re serious about reshaping your body and boosting your metabolism with the right kind of exercise, be sure to check out my metabolic boosting workouts while you’re reading. They are only 30 minutes in length and can be broken up into shorter sessions to suit your lifestyle. You’ll not only transform your body; you will keep getting better, even as you age.

Are you ready to lose that weight for good? Thousands, just like you, already have. They've not only lost the weight, but they've kept it off while living a normal life.

Real people like Lisa, Sam, Vanessa, and Teresa below. You can do it!

Believe. Begin. Become.

Wedding Day Makeover


If done correctly, fast weight loss isn't always a bad thing. The goal should always be to protect your health and feel good. While waiting to the last minute to get started on weight loss for the "big day" isn't the perfect scenario, there are a few aggressive tricks that can make weight loss faster and easier without sacrificing health.

One of the oldest and most successful ways to lose weight is to deplete your glycogen storage, so your body releases stored fluid, making you feel and look less bloated. It jump-starts and turbocharges your metabolism allowing your body to burn off stored fat vs. constantly having to process your not-so-healthy eating choices. There is a catch, however.....

To deplete glycogen storage and lose weight, you need to reduce calories. However, when calories are reduced your metabolism slows down unless you do the three things listed below.

CHANGE-OUT #1

Remove the diet disasters that caused your weight gain in the first place. Cut out all the processed carbs, including these unsuspecting foods: cream in your coffee, wine, and sugar-laden juices. Maybe you're even drinking a protein shake already. Be careful—they may appear healthy but actually be no better than drinking liquid sugar, causing your blood sugar levels to spike, which in turn drives hunger and cravings, making it impossible to stick to a clean diet.

Do this instead: Swap out your sugar spiking breakfast for a metabolic boosting one. Keep it very simple, yet highly effective. Are you a coffee drinker? If so, drink it black, or add some LynFit Protein Shake to it to act as your creamer.

For breakfast, drink a LynFit Whey Protein Shake that is specifically designed to boost your metabolism by 25 percent. LynFit Why Protein contains the perfect amount of protein and is made from pure, high-grade whey. It will trick your body into believing it had a full meal, and will not slow down your metabolism.

LynFit Whey Protein also blocks cortisol, those nasty stress hormones that make you store excess fat around your mid-section. You'll feel better in your clothes since you'll be less bloated and lighter.

CHANGE-OUT #2

Swap out your usual chicken or red meat dinner for white fish and vegetables. You don't have to starve your body of the protein necessary to keep your metabolism running high—you simply swap out the higher calorie, fattier protein for white fish instead.

Fish, white fish in particular; is lower in calories, contains less fat, and is a good source of iodine, so it enhance thyroid activity. The rule of thumb is the lighter and whiter the fish, the better it is for your metabolism. That means faster weight loss.

CHANGE-OUT #3

If your current workout is not a metabolic boosting workout, it's time to break up with it. Doing the same old stuck-in-a-rut exercise routine and expecting different results is, well..... enough said.

Do this instead: Switch to metabolic boosting exercises and do them three times weekly. Metabolic boosting workouts are the very best way to increase lean muscle and burn fat faster. They are a form of high-intensity training, yet they don't require a gym and only takes 30 minutes to complete. On your off workout days, walk at an average pace (3–4 MPH) for 60 minutes. It is that simple!

The bottom line is that food is 90 percent of your weight loss success, so that's where your big focus needs to be. If you're not losing weight as you should, you're not eating correctly for weight loss.

While we've discussed the three Change-Outs used for fast weight loss, there are other ways to boost your metabolism—such as the smart use of safe supplements. Listed below are five Diet Sabotagers and their supplement solution:

Here's wishing you success in getting into shape for your next big occasion.

It's Time For A Refrigerator Makeover


According to government data, 64 percent of people are overweight or obese, which is defined as being 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight. If you're one of those people, and you're trying to lose weight, the first place you think of heading is to the gym, right? Wrong. Your weight loss journey begins with what you keep in your house. Let's bring it right on home — it's what you keep in your refrigerator. It's time for a refrigerator makeover!

Taking control of your weight starts with taking control over what you eat, and that begins with what you keep in your refrigerator. Studies prove that people eat what is in their immediate environment so it's critical that we fill our refrigerators with the kinds of food that support weight loss goals. Avoid temptation by not keeping the wrong types of food in your house.

In fact, you can actually set yourself up for success by strategically arranging your refrigerator so the foods you should be eating are staring you in the face every time you open the door. Weight loss is 90 percent diet so what you eat matters more than how much you work out. That's why it's so important to arrange your refrigerator this particular way. It's all about having healthy replacements for the foods we love.

First, focus on foods that promote weight loss that you can eat more of. There are specific foods you can eat, called thermogenic, meaning they heat up your metabolism. You'll burn more calories all day long. Thermogenic foods also:

  • Re-calibrate your appetite
  • Switch off hunger cravings
  • Lower blood sugar levels while boosting health

LEVEL ONE: Eye Level — It's all about hydration

Remove the diet disasters: Juice (this includes all vegetable juices) and those so-called healthy milks (soy, coconut, all creamers).
Replace with metabolic boosters instead: Water (try bubbly zero-calorie waters), Iced Green Tea, and instead of milk use Melt Fat Milk (pre-made Vanilla Protein Shake that you can use in your coffee).

Hydrating your body can boost metabolism by three percent vs. drinking fluids that add calories. Using Melt Fat Milk can boost your metabolism by 25 percent instead of slowing it down the way coffee creamers can.

LEVEL TWO: Leafy and Low — The leafy green group

This is the food group that none of us eat enough of because it's easier just to grab the wrong foods that make us gain weight.

Remove the diet disasters: Avocado (high-fat), carrots (high-sugar), and tomatoes (technically a high-sugar fruit).
Replace with metabolic boosters instead: Leafy greens, spinach, romaine, and celery (the slimming superstar). Make sure you cut them up as soon as you get home from the store so you can grab-and-go when you feel the need to crunch.

Every time you eat a metabolic boosting vegetable it's like taking a diet pill. Greens have thermic super powers and rev up your metabolism every time you eat them.

LEVEL TWO (B): Low-Sugar Fruits — Not all fruits are created equal

Remove the diet disasters: Bananas and grapes
Replace with metabolic boosters instead: When it comes to choosing a good-for-you fruit, choose fruits that are full of fiber. The higher the fiber the better blood sugar level control. They will also keep you feeling fuller longer. Go for grapefruit (cleanses the liver which is great for weight loss), green apples (burns off hunger hormones), and Kiwi (full of fiber).

LEVEL THREE: Lean Proteins

Remover the diet disasters: Red meat (this includes pork)
Replace with metabolic boosters instead: When it comes to losing weight quickly and lowering cholesterol choose seafood (especially white fish). Seafood can super-charge your metabolism. Seafood contains iodine that helps enhance thyroid function and contains little to no fat. Keep in mind, the lighter and whiter the fish, the better it is for your metabolism. Choose flash-frozen or tuna in foil packets so you'll never run out.

Lazy Man's Yoga: You Don't Even Have To Get Out Of Bed


Getting a man to try a Yoga class can be a challenge. But guys and gals should know there are a lot of male professional athletes that swear by it. 

You don't have to have the perfect environment or latest in workout fashion to stretch, but it is imperative that you stretch. Tightness is the #1 reason people their doctors for ailments. From sore backs to stiff necks and shoulders — it's all about keeping your muscles flexible.

Have you ever noticed that when you have tight hamstrings, it also pulls your whole body down? Your shoulders go up to around ear level, and you have the "little old person" posture. When your hamstrings are flexible, it allows you to stand up straighter with your shoulders pulled back. You regain the youthful-looking posture and appear taller.

Here are some gentle Yoga moves for even the laziest of the lazy that you don't even have to get out of the bed to do. They are the secret to keeping your body flexible and youthful.

(The moves are shown in the video above)

  • The Back Fixer (Lying 90° Stretch)
  • Lying Inner Thigh Stretch
  • Lying Outer Thigh Stretch
  • The Butt Stretch/Hip Opener
  • Stretch Everything Out

Practice these gentle moves and I promise your muscles will thank you for it!