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Super Bowl Survival Without Gaining a Pound

Super Bowl Survival
Surviving the Super Bowl without gaining a pound isn't as difficult as you might think.

While there are many different weight loss solutions out there, the best way to combat weight gain is to boost your metabolism. By boosting your metabolic engine you'll be burning more calories by the time you walk into your Super Bowl party or indulge from your couch. And, those not-so-healthy calories won't show up on your scale the morning after.

Boosting your metabolism for the Super Bowl requires a three-step metabolic gameplan — boost at breakfast and again at lunch for maximum prevention; then again pre-game (30 minutes or one hour prior to game time).

METABOLIC BOOST #1: YOUR FIRST DOWN PLAY

Boost your metabolism the morning of and the morning after by drinking a LynFit Metabolic Boosting Whey Protein Shake, made with water and ice, exactly 12 hours after your last meal. Save on calories by flavoring your shake with non-caloric ingredients like vanilla or coconut extracts or black coffee. But don't add fruit, milk or juices as they will spike your blood sugar and make it easier to gain weight. You don't need any additional calories so save yourself the trouble and keep your shake simple.

I'd recommend trying the LynFit Energizer Protein Shake. I know you'll love it! I enjoy eating the froth with a spoon for a little trick play. Additionally, drinking a LynFit Complete Protein Shake blocks cortisol levels from rising, which can cause weight gain. The Super Bowl can be stressful enough as is without adding more stress to it.

The Energizer Protein Shake

With your morning LynFit Complete Protein Shake, take these supplements to turn off the weight gain switch:

METABOLIC BOOST #2: YOUR SECOND DOWN PLAY

At brunch/lunch on game day, repeat your first down play by drinking a LynFit Complete Protein Shake made with water and ice and take these supplements:

  • (1) LynFit Accelerator
  • (1) LynFit Carb Edge
  • (1) LynFit Cutting Edge

    NOTE: If you're taking LynFit Accelerator Advanced, take that instead of the LynFit Accelerator and LynFit Carb Edge

GAME-CHANGING METABOLIC BOOST #3: YOUR THIRD DOWN SCORING PLAY

In football, the third down play is the most critical. And with your Super Bowl Survival, it's no different. This is the money down. It's time to go for the score.

One hour before kickoff, or before you leave for your party, hit repeat and drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake with water and ice and take these supplements:

  • (1) LynFit Accelerator
  • (1) LynFit Carb Edge
  • (1) LynFit Cutting Edge

    NOTE: If you're taking LynFit Accelerator Advanced, take that instead of the LynFit Accelerator and LynFit Carb Edge

By following this Super Bowl survival gameplan you are protecting yourself from weight gain as well as enhancing your health. It's like eating a little more but absorbing a little less.

You can add in a little flea-flicker play to catch the opponent (weight gain) off guard as well. Take 2–3 LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse right before you start eating. You'll wake up feeling less bloated and you'll be right on track with your weight loss. Hit replay the next morning and you're set up for success.

As with any hard-fought game, the morning after may require some recovery. Try my LynFit Fat-Melting Flat White Complete Protein Shake for a fast recovery for a food or alcohol hangover.

Flat White Protein Shake

And don't forget to check out all my Super Bowl recipes HERE.

Enjoy your Super Bowl party while knowing you can survive without gaining a pound. And may your favorite team win!

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.

You're Stronger Than You Think!


Your body is programmed to protect itself from the discomfort of exercise. Your brain will try to slow you down or stop, even if you can physically push harder. If you want to become healthier and more fit, there are some specific things you will want to know that will help you reach your goals faster and easier. More importantly, you’ll become stronger. You’re stronger than you think. It’s just a matter of believing.

STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND

Challenge yourself if you want to change. You can learn to embrace challenge if you're serious and ready for a change. Challenging yourself will pull you out of your comfort zone, where the most dramatic changes occur. A comfort zone is a behavioral space where behaviors are routine. This minimizes stress, but it doesn’t produce change. If it doesn't challenge you, it can't change you. No changes = No changes!

The next time you’re about to quit, try going one minute longer or remind yourself that you won’t die if you miss dessert or ignore cravings for the wrong foods. Each time you talk yourself out of quitting and walk away from eating junk food, or beat your old benchmark at the gym, you’re chipping away at that mental block that’s been keeping you stuck where you are. It all starts with how you think, so watch your thoughts—they become your actions.

STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY

Do you want a strong, healthy body? Whether you’re working toward a 10K or any goal for that matter, it’s as easy as following a few simple steps consistently. Every time you choose to consistently do something good for your body, the dividends pay off—big time.

  1. Boost energy with vitamins and minerals instead of sugar and carbs. Is lack of energy your excuse? Instead of reaching for sugar and carbs that send you crashing after a workout, give your energy a boost with vitamins and minerals instead, to nourish your body rather than depleting it. LynFit Daily Power Shot is the perfect solution to your energy needs.

  2. Lift weights twice weekly to keep your muscles tightly toned and your metabolism boosted. Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba are all great, and while they beat the couch, they don’t count when it comes to lifting weights. It's simple science, so start lifting. All you need is a pair of dumbbells and a floor. No dumbbells, no problem—use any heavy object you have lying around.

  3. Walk more than you think you need to. Your body was designed to move every day. In fact, you require 10,000 steps daily to stay healthy. When you rest, you rust, so get up and get moving. You'll be healthier, physically and mentally.

    The best part about walking is you can do it anywhere. Everyone can walk, even if it's walking the dog. Even people recovering from open heart surgery walk. Track your steps using an inexpensive pedometer vs. a Fitbit®. Fitbit's® track all movements, including your arms, so it's not accurate enough.

  4. Recover and reboot your energy by feeding it right. If you want to be strong, you've got to do more than just work out. You also have to feed your body right. To keep your body strong, you need to make sure it's getting the fuel it needs to recover. Diet is responsible for 90 percent of success. Feed it to boost results, no matter what your goal is. If you're not seeing the desired results, chances are you're not eating right.

    Replace lost nutrients and protein with a healthy smoothie after your workout. Whey is the best choice because it's loaded with essential amino acids and has the highest PER (protein efficiency rating) of any other food. Whey is a Ferrari where all others are a Ford Focus. Taste counts too. If it's not delicious, you won't drink it consistently.

    Try this delicious Birthday Cake Protein Shake recipe after your workout to replace the protein your body needs to heal and repair, so you become stronger.

    (2–3 scoops) LynFit Vanilla Complete Protein
    (5) Ice cubes
    (½–1 cup) Water (more for a thinner shake, less for a thicker shake)
    Blend ingredients together until smooth—Enjoy!
Over 100 delicious metabolic boosting thermogenic recipes can be found in The Metabolism Solution.

 

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.

Is Juicing a Healthy Habit?

 

A lot of people are juicing for health because they think it’s a great way to jump-start their weight loss. However, what you might not know can not only stop your weight loss, it can make you sick. Juicing may provide some nutrients, but it could also be doing a number on your blood sugar levels, which stops weight loss dead in its tracks, causing your body to store excess fat around your stomach, hips, and thighs. Storing this excess fat makes it even harder to lose weight in the long run.

Here's a letter I received:

"My fiancée and I have been losing 1 pound a day on your plan for the last two weeks. We started juicing, thinking it would be good for us. We make fresh juice using a variety of fruits and vegetables; including cucumbers, carrots, kale, spinach, celery, apples, and mangos. We drink 16 ounces every 3–4 hours throughout the day, followed by a healthy dinner. But after the first day, our weight loss stopped, and we were wondering if the fresh juice might be causing blood sugar spikes. We're concerned that this might not be a healthy habit and could be the reason we are hungry all the time." — John A 

Yes, you guessed it. When people start juicing, they assume it’s all good, and they tend to take an "all in" approach. They don’t think about the fact that they are juicing several quarts of fresh juice daily, and most of the time they consume only one healthy meal a day. This couple's concern is right on target—Juicing elevated their blood sugar levels that stopped their weight loss.

If you've ever juiced before, you know that it takes several pounds of produce to produce 16 ounces of juice. That’s why we think juicing is such a healthy habit. We all know that eating our vegetables is good for us, and most of us fall short of the recommended intake, which is five vegetables per day and 2–3 fruits, making juicing seem like the perfect solution. But is it? 

When you juice, you are getting the nutritional equivalent of at least a dozen servings of fruits and vegetables in every glass. The problem is that juicing also concentrates the natural sugars in fruits and vegetables while separating out all the fiber that would normally slow the absorption of sugars. If you drink the juice all by itself, those sugars will be quickly absorbed into your bloodstream causing your insulin levels to skyrocket. The insulin spike gives you that sugar high, but it’s not good for melting fat or losing weight.

Want to know how much sugar is in that so-called healthy juice you’re drinking?

Check out the table below of the eight most popular fruits and vegetables used for juicing. It will show you how much of each it takes to make 16 ounces of juice, as well as how much sugar that amount contains. 

Believe it or not, it takes between 2–3 pounds of produce to make 16 ounces of juice. The sugar content varies quite a bit. Fruit is the highest, of course, followed by high sugar vegetables like beets and carrots. Green vegetables are certainly the lowest. The sugar content of your mixed juice depends on what combination of fruits and veggies you select. Keep in mind that not all of that sugar will end up in the juice. Some will be left behind, along with the fiber in the pulp. Approximately 75 percent of the sugar will make it into the juice.

Fruit comparison chart 

Does fresh juice raise blood sugar levels as much as drinking soda?

Yes. If your juice contains all of the typical fruits and vegetables most commonly used (such as the clients above), in roughly equal amounts. Taking into account the fact that some of the sugar will be left behind in the pulp, we could guess that each 16-ounce serving would have about 38 grams of sugar, which is the amount in a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola. The problem is your fat cells, glucose receptors, and pancreas cannot distinguish between the sugars in juice and the sugars in soda. 

My suggestion is to chew your food don’t juice it. It’s better for you in the long run and will save you a ton of money. Drinking 16 ounces of fresh fruit and vegetable juice every 3–4 hours or even once a day, without adding protein and removing the fiber, could lead to some significant blood sugar spikes that stop weight loss dead in its tracks.

I can hear you now—Unlike the sugar in a Coke, the sugar in the juice is natural, so it’s good for you, right? It also contains vast amounts of nutrients. It takes, at least, a dozen servings of fruits and vegetables to produce a 16-ounce glass of juice. Surely all of that great nutrition would offset that blood sugar issue, wouldn’t it?

Most of the nutrients you receive from juicing fruits and veggies are antioxidants. Antioxidants are good for us, but there's a limit to how much your body can utilize at one time. We can create an imbalance of nutrients that sets us up for a nutrient deficiency by overshooting the runway. Yes, five servings of vegetables a day keeps us healthy, but more is not better. Researchers even believe overdoing it can be harmful to your health, especially if you have cancer or any other disease that might prompt you to feel the need to cleanse.

Fresh juice is nutritious but it’s not balanced, and it doesn’t contain an essential nutrient your body needs—Protein. It lacks fiber and essential fatty acids that are nutrients your body needs. Ladies, this also keeps your hair, skin, and nails healthy and your brain functioning optimally.

Want to boost your nutrition without hurting your weight loss? Juice like this.....

If you love the taste, or you're convinced that fresh juice is making your life better, here are a few suggestions for maximizing your returns and minimizing any downside, especially if you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off.

    1. Juice in moderation. There's nothing wrong with enjoying a glass of fresh juice on a daily basis, but 8-ounces a day is plenty. Stay away from straight fruit juice.
    2. Juice leafy greens vs. higher sugar vegetables (See thermogenic list of vegetables in The Metabolism Solution)
    3. Boost weight loss and nutrition by adding 1–2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein Powder Advanced. Adding protein will not only round out the meal nutritionally but will also slow the absorption of sugars from the juice. When it comes to digesting sugar, slower is always better unless you’re running a marathon. For weight gain or maintenance; add almond or coconut milk, nuts or nut butter, grains, Greek yogurt, avocado, olive oil, fish, and/or whole fruits. Vegetables would all be good complements to fresh juice.
    4. Have your Lean Green Cleansing Machine (see recipe below) after your workout. The best time to consume your green drink is immediately after you exercise to replace lost nutrients, replenish blood sugar levels while it’s also less likely to spike blood sugar levels.
    5. Make "whole juice." High-powered blenders can emulsify, or reduce, whole fruits and vegetables to a smoothie-like texture. That is good because it also retains the fiber that slows the release of blood sugar. Don’t forget to add a scoop of Complete Protein Powder to boost your metabolism. After all, isn’t that why we all cleanse?

Here are a few cleansing pros: You hydrate, nourish, and your emotional health improves because you are dong something good for your body. Here's that quick recipe for the Lean Green Cleansing Machine mentioned above, courtesy of The Metabolism Solution:

(½) cup of pre-made Green Tea
(1) scoop of LynFit Non-GMO Complete Protein Advanced
(½) cucumber
(1) small fistful of Kale or any leafy Green
(½) peeled lemon

Wash and prep ingredients, add to blender and blend away for 30 seconds to 1 minute and drink.

Boost Your Metabolism Naturally

Think that dream body isn't possible? Well, the secret is out. You can lose the weight and melt away belly fat in a fast and easy way. Make this year better than the last.

How many times have you started a diet on Monday only to throw in the towel by Tuesday? Too many diets can be frustrating and difficult to stick to. If you have tried every fitness program and diet on the planet, from Paleo to juicing, or even the “gluten free” craze, you’ll want to try the Lose 1 Pound a Day Plan to boost your metabolism. It’ll help you melt stubborn fat and keep it off for good.

WHAT IS METABOLISM?

Metabolism is the process by which the body breaks down food to produce energy. When we 're young, it's easy to lose weight. We can diet and exercise and easily lose weight. However, as we age, it becomes increasingly more difficult to lose weight. Our metabolism creates the wrong environment for weight loss; such as intense cravings for the wrong foods, fatigue, lack of energy, mood swings and depression. We begin to rapidly pack on pounds, especially around our stomach, hips, and thighs. That makes it even harder to lose weight no matter how hard you try. Our weight gain switch gets stuck in the "On" position as we get older.

By the time you hit 40 (for many of us this starts after graduating high school), our metabolism begins to slow down 5 percent every decade, making it practically impossible to lose weight. In fact, one out of three overweight people have a metabolic issue known as metabolic resistance that manifests itself through such conditions as pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, and haywire hormones that need to be addressed to lose weight—No matter how much time you're spending in the gym.

The good news is that you have more control over your metabolism than you think and can control this metabolic nightmare.

STEP #1:

Eat thermogenically to recalibrate your appetite and switch your cravings to "off". It can be as simple as starting your day with LynFit Whey 12 hours after your last meal to boost metabolism by 25 percent while blocking cortisol. This makes it easier to burn off stubborn belly fat.

Take (1) LynFit Accelerator to heat up your metabolism and accelerate weight loss safely and naturally.

NOTE: Not all protein shakes are created equal. This specific whey is the most powerful whey when it comes to boosting your metabolism. It contains the exact amount of amino acids your body needs to feed the muscle, preventing your metabolism from slowing down while starving the fat, so it leaves. It also tastes delicious.

LynFit Accelerator isn't your typical fat burner. It is a multi–ingredient approach that works quickly to reset your metabolism. Unlike single ingredient supplements that don’t work as well, LynFit Accelerator contains the pharmaceutical grade superstar ingredient, raspberry ketones, and contains an ingredient that blunts the hunger signal because it makes you feel full. You'll see and feel a difference in the same day. You won't find this quality on store shelves.

For 30 percent faster results, empty the capsule into your shake.

STEP #2:

Burn the fat faster and easier by replacing your mid-morning snack with tea and take (1) LynFit Cutting Edge supplement.

Take (1) LynFit Cutting Edge with L-Carnitine immediately after your workout, or 1–2 hours after your Protein Shake for breakfast to persuade your body to burn fat by transporting fat into the cell, so it's guaranteed to be burned as fuel and not stored.

LynFit Cutting Edge is also a multi-ingredient approach that science says is 20-times more effective than single ingredient supplements. It saves you time and money as well.

This is my favorite because the complex in it also helps your brain make serotonin, so you feel good fast. If you’re already working out, you’ll want to take this before and after your workout to force your body to burn fat.

STEP #3:

Curb cravings and reshape your body by curbing your munchies before they begin. Munch on a green apple and take (1) LynFit Carb Edge supplement. Carb Edge enhances thyroid function that normally slows down when your trying to lose weight. It balances blood sugar levels that cause you to crave. This is also the trick to changing the shape of your body. You'll see your body lean out and trim down. Most people see results in the same week.

NOTE:  LynFit Carb Edge also takes the multi-ingredient approach. It contains white kidney bean extract that blocks 65 percent of the unwanted carbs from being absorbed, so you eat more and absorb less.

You’ll see a difference within the same week. What could be more motivating than that? Get started today!