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Getting Back On Track With Your Weight Loss



When it comes to weight loss, "tomorrow" is the most dangerous word in the English language. If you're serious about losing weight, and not seeing the results you'd like, it's time to stop living the way you've been living. The price you pay is very high for the cheap thrill that food gives you. In the end, it might even cost you your health. How you're living today directly affects your tomorrow. So, what will you do differently?

I receive emails seeking advice, all too often, from people with a habit of doing a week or two of strict, metabolic boosting eating and then falling off the weight loss wagon into a pile of cookies or store-bought protein bars. They want to know what they can do to stick to the plan, or should they even try. The first thing I tell them is the reason most people fall is that they think they need to be perfect with their eating. It's important to understand that perfection does not exist. 

Most of us fall because we become too legalistic about our diets. Rather, our diets should be treated as a habit of making better choices, requiring us to decide what our actions will be. This makes us responsible for our actions, and the outcomes.

You know the old saying; "If you keep doing what you've always done you'll just keep getting the same results. To expect anything different is the very definition of insanity." Quite honestly, there is a lot of insanity surrounding the foods that will keep you from reaching your goals. 

Have you ever told yourself; "I'll just have a little"? Sorry to say it, but that little bit is what's stopping you from reaching your goals. 

It's at these very times to remind yourself that perfection does not exist. Focus on daily progress, not daily perfection. You have more control than you think when it comes to making food choices. But if you keep falling off the wagon, it's possible you may need a few tools to help keep you on track.

These tools make losing weight faster and easier because they:

    • Help kill hunger and cravings that cause you to fall off-plan
    • Boost metabolism by 25 percent, so you burn more calories all day long, even while asleep. This is especially important when you decide to go off-plan because it will help keep you from gaining weight.
    • Block cortisol (stress hormones) levels from rising, which helps prevent weight gain in the belly, hips, and thighs. Blocking cortisol is more important than you think. Stress causes your body to produce excess cortisol levels, and the only way to melt belly fat is by reducing these levels. It's not an easy job and the very reason you need to attack belly fat with a 1, 2, 3 punch.

STEP #1: BOOST METABOLISM AND BLOCK CORTISOL LEVELS

Drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake 12 hours after your last meal. Do not add fruit or any type of milk if you're trying to lose a pound a day. Remember, it's all about replacements and better choices, so swap out your high-sugar juice or yogurt for this instead. 

Looking for a delicious shake recipe that will not only tantalize your taste buds but rev up your metabolism as well? Look no further — here's my Melt Belly Fat Birthday Cake Smoothie:

(3 scoops) LynFit Vanilla Complete Whey Protein Powder
(½ cup) Water
(3–4) Ice cubes

Throw it all in the blender and mix until smooth and then drink yourself thin. The extra protein used will help keep you feeling fuller longer and won't spike blood sugar levels the way fruit and milk will.

STEP #2: KILL HUNGER AND CRAVINGS

Belly fat makes you hungrier, so the faster you lose it; the faster you'll be able to lose overall weight. You need to flip the hunger switch off and trick your body into acting like a thin person by teaching and encouraging it to burn fat for fuel instead of overwhelming you with hunger pangs. 

This is where the smart use of safe supplements comes in. If you don't struggle with hunger and cravings, you may not need supplements. But if you've been trying to lose weight, and no matter what you do you can't seem to stay on track because of hunger pangs and cravings, then you may need a little outside help.

Taking a supplement stack is the best way to keep your metabolism from slowing down while killing cravings and hunger pangs. This makes it easier to stay on track with your weight loss. The secret is they balance blood sugar levels while providing natural energy. 

This particular stack teaches your body how to burn fat as fuel when it needs energy vs. sending you hunger signals. Your metabolism will become a high-efficiency fat burning machine. Trust me, if you skip them, you'll see and feel the difference. 

The best time to take this stack is three hours after your last meal, when your body starts yelling, "I'm hungry!"

Sip green tea instead of indulging yourself in your usual snack and take your supplements to balance blood sugar levels instead. 

One note — This step is not good for people with less than 10 percent body fat because they will burn muscle for fuel instead of fat. But if you have body fat to lose you have energy stored that can be used instead.

Here is your supplement stack:
  • LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones to accelerate the process and trick your body into acting like a thin person. A lean person will burn fat more efficiently. (If you're highly sensitive to caffeine you may want to skip the Accelerator. The stack will still give you what you need, so follow the steps without Accelerator.)
  • LynFit Carb Edge with Forskolin to help enhance thyroid function and balance blood sugar levels, which is the secret to killing your cravings and managing hunger.
  • LynFit Cutting Edge to force your body to burn off that stubborn body fat for fuel.

    STEP #3: AVOID THE AFTERNOON ENERGY CRASH TO ESCAPE CRAVINGS BEFORE THEY BEGIN

    This step is critical because it will not only boost your metabolism, it will also help fight off those emotional cravings that we all battle in the afternoon when we start to get tired and our blood sugar levels begin to rise.

    This is actually where most people fall off the weight loss wagon. But, it's also where your weight loss battle can be won. I call this the "Emo Meal" — meaning emotional, when you're hungry, tired, and craving food.

    PREVENTION is the cure, so grab a LynFit Lean Bar to defeat the afternoon energy crash.

    The LynFit Lean Bar has 10 grams of prebiotic fiber and 15 grams of protein to kill cravings before they begin while helping to keep you feeling full. LynFit Lean Bars are guaranteed to be the best tasting protein bar you've ever tried and #1 in its class when it comes to weight loss and melting belly fat. Try one; you'll see.

    Most store-bought bars are full of sugar and don't supply your body with the right type or amount of protein. They spike blood sugar levels and prevent you from losing weight, despite what their labels may claim.

    Make LynFit Lean Bars your go-to comfort food from now on when trying to lose weight. Comfort in knowing you're making a smart, nutrient-dense food choice that doesn't sacrifice delicious taste and texture.  LynFit Lean Bars are the best of both worlds — they don't leave you with any guilt, only satisfaction that you'll begin to crave. You can eat your new comfort meal food with pride and get on with your day.

    This will be especially important if you're an emotional eater. Choosing the wrong kinds of snack foods can increase hunger and cravings and turn the weight gain switch on. Swap out those store-bought protein bars with a LynFit Lean Bar instead.

    Should you find yourself unable to suppress the urge to eat junk food, adopt the 80/20 rule. You're already following it; you just don't know it. 

    For the most part, you're eating your favorite foods every couple of weeks — it's inevitable. It's going to happen, and you should expect it. So, the best solution is to plan it ahead of time. If you plan for it ahead of time, you can cheat and still lose weight. Have a little pep talk with yourself. Sit down and tell yourself to try the 80/20 plan. 

    On the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan, you can eat on plan 80 percent of the time and go off the plan 20 percent of the time and still lose weight. That's the beauty of this plan. In fact, this is the only plan that takes into consideration that you live in the real world, you're human, and that you cheat once in a while.

    Planning in advance when you cheat also puts you in control of the binge vs. the binge controlling you. It also changes how you emotionally respond to a binge—no guilt, because it's all a part of your weight loss plan. You'll accept the situation, not struggle in vain against it. You'll eat less and know exactly what to eat, and how much. The scale will go up slightly, but you'll be back on track in no time. 

    Although there are physiological consequences to binging on junk food, I'd wager that most of the damage comes from the stress we inflict on ourselves—the internal fight and refusal, which only causes us to binge more. The refusal to accept the inevitable situation, combined with the guilt and shame you're piling on yourself for losing that fight.

    Here's what the 80/20 plan get you: Acceptance! You learn to accept things you cannot change. You're no longer fighting a battle you most likely cannot win. 

    I can't think of anything harder or more stressful than struggling with food. I've struggled with it my entire life until I learned about the 80/20 rule. 

    You can live guilt-free. Guilt about eating junk food can actually cause you to gain weight and depress your immune system. By making a plan to "go off" for a meal as an occasional (1–2 times weekly) deviation from your regular schedule, rather than betraying your body, you remove the guilt. Make a plan, if you plan on losing.

    I would encourage you to read this article I wrote previously about how to cheat and still lose weight to keep your metabolism in full swing, and how if you don't, it can alter the physiological effect it has on you. 

    As Kelly Clarkson says in her song: "Think Before You Cheat" so you don't hurt your health or destroy a month's worth of dieting. Most of the time it's not worth it anyway. 

    So, eat happily, just don't' forget to boost first! 

    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!