The 5 "Myth"Conceptions Of Weight Loss
Not losing weight no matter how hard you try? It could be that it's not even your fault. Why? Because most of what we are taught about weight loss is all wrong - nothing but lies and myths that stop us from losing weight and lead us to nothing but discouragement - "Myth"Conceptions. Learning the truth about weight loss may be just what you need to start losing weight today.
When you hear something enough, you actually start to believe it. Even if there is a voice inside your head that says otherwise. The biggest tip-off is that you're not losing weight despite the countless hours you're spending killing yourself in the gym. I lost weight immediately (40 pounds) and you can too once these secrets to boost your metabolism are learned. I had to forget everything I had learned previously and begin to do things differently. Guess what happened? I lost one pound every day until I hit my target weight for my body. And you can too!
With the holidays here it's even more important that we understand what these myths are and why we shouldn't believe them.
#1: Rapid Weight Loss Is Bad - WRONG!
Rapid weight loss (rapid results) is always the best way to get people to stick to the program. That doesn't mean you should starve yourself or go on a crash diet however. Those cause nutritional deficiencies that make us cranky. "The Metabolism Solution" teaches which proteins are best for weight loss as well as the exact amount your body needs to stay healthy, and lose weight. It also shows you the specific vegetables that are thermogenic, causing the body to go into metabolic boosting mode, burning more calories - even while sleeping.
You'll not only lose weight fast, you'll be healthier. Blood pressure and cholesterol levels will decrease quickly and if you suffer from aches and pains you'll feel better fast. This "New Way to Lose Weight" isn't just good for weight loss; it's also the healthiest way to live.
#2: Government Serving Sizes Are Accurate - WRONG!
Anyone can figure out that a 6ft male needs more calories that a 5ft female, so why are we told to eat the same amount? Turns out that serving sizes are universal and that is causing us to gain weight - fast. If you're not losing weight you're eating too much. It's that simple. Try eating ½ of what you usually eat and you'll see the scale drop fast. This is proof that fast weight loss is actually a good thing. It's sold evidence that you're doing things right. Bottom line - when we eat the right amount we lose quickly. When we are off-track or eating the wrong things we don't lose weight.
#3: More Exercise Means More Weight Loss - WRONG!
Just like you can overdo it by eating too much, you can also go overboard with exercise. In fact, too much of the wrong kind of exercise can stop weight loss dead in its tracks. The physical stress it inflicts on our bodies cause our cortisol (aka, fat storing hormone) levels to rise, making that stubborn muffin top even harder to lose.
90% of weight loss is based on diet and exercise makes up the last 10%. That being said, you cannot exercise away a bad diet. No bargaining. Just because you exercised doesn't mean you get to eat more (unless you're a male under 2 years old). When your diet is dialed in you don't have to live in the gym.
#4: High Fat, Low Carb Is Good For Weight Loss - WRONG!
You're not walking around with hairy palms so stop following those "Cave Man" diets. If you are, I'd bet you're gaining weight instead of losing it. To make matters worse, your cholesterol level is probably rising higher that the national deficit!
While you do need fat in your diet, the kind you consume can make or break your weight loss. Some fats burn easier as fuel compared to others. Bad fats, like trans fats, raise cholesterol and increase your risk of heart disease. Not to mention, they make your pants too tight! The saturated fats found in red meat, butter, cheese and peanut butter won't help you lose that muffin top. But a good fat, like Omega 3 found in salmon, will.
The best way to take Omega 3 is through supplementation. I always suggest supplements when you're trying to boost your metabolism because you get a metered dose versus a guesstimation. You need to ensure your body gets exactly the amount it needs - no more, no less - in order to burn off body fat. Omega 3's are also great for pain, inflammation and even easing depression.
#5: All Supplements Are Created Equal - WRONG!
This is the perfect example of "you get what you pay for". You can't supplement away a bad diet but supplements can help you lose weight faster and easier when you combine them with a thermogenic diet and metabolic exercise. I always tell my clients, "if you don't see results in the first 2 weeks - stop! You most likely won't ever". When you take a quality supplement that's blended and contains the exact amounts your body needs you'll see and feel the results right away. Especially if you're eating correctly and performing metabolic workouts.
Most inexpensive supplements are inexpensive because they don't have the amounts needed of the active ingredients to provide maximum results. Always buy from a reputable source and know what you're looking for. Or, buy from someone who has already done that for you. I blend all of my supplements so you don't have to pay a supplement scientist. When you buy cheap it's always "buyer beware". Quality is, and will always be, paramount!
- Lisa Lynn
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The Gratitude Challenge For Lasting Transformational Change
I just completed my Advanced Level of Coaching with Jack Canfied (co-author, "Chicken Soup for the Soul") at his home in Santa Barbara, CA. During this retreat I noticed a recurring habit that totally changed people's lives - physically, mentally and spiritually. This habit didn't just change lives gradually; rather, it transformed lives overnight. What was that habit that when willingly practiced radically transformed people's lives? Gratitude.
Gratitude - that quality of willingly being thankful and appreciative for a benefit that you have already received. When it comes to weight loss and fitness we spend so much time hating our bodies. So much so that we often forget just how much we have to be grateful for. Could it be that one of the greatest hindrances to our weight loss is our attitude - our failure to be grateful? I think so.
"Less than good" attitudes are like flat tires - you won't go very far until you change it. You've all heard the saying, "what you focus on multiplies" - that is absolutely correct. Just think about it. How many times have you woke up on the wrong side of the bed and that negativity carried throughout the entire day? Once you're mired in the mud it's hard to get out.
I challenge you to change the way you look at things, starting today. Try to see some positive in everything, even bad situations. Do this on a consistent basis and eventually the way you see those things and your beliefs in them will change. What we believe shapes our thinking, which in turn shapes our lives. This is especially true when it comes to our bodies. We often don't see things for what they are but what we perceive them as being. The way we see things is shaped by the way we see ourselves. If you believe you are lovable, you will act in a loving and caring manner toward your body by treating it with respect and feeding it right, exercising it safely and nourishing it; body and mind.
When you "love" on yourself you will attract more love your way as well. Friend, spouses, even the dog will show the respect to you that you show. It all starts with you. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you believe you're not worthy and unlovable you'll act accordingly. Yes, including eating clean, pure foods and making sure you get enough daily exercise. You focus on your fear and that fear multiplies into all aspects of your life.
I never believed I would lose weight so I never really committed to doing what I was supposed to. I used to complain, "it didn't work for me" or I would lie and tell myself I was doing what I was supposed to and it just wasn't working. The truth is nothing changed until I changed from the inside out. It all started with a single thought, a single attitude adjustment from negativity to gratefulness. Now at age 46 I'm in the best shape of my life. I've lost, and kept off, 40 pounds. And I'm stronger, more flexible than ever. My depression is gone and I'm the happiest I've ever been, despite the fact that life's not always perfect. I now experience real joy every day regardless what size my thighs are. The lies we believe about ourselves deceive us. See yourself the way God sees you. In His eyes you are perfect just as you are. This truth will set you free.
Many of the "love yourself habits" in my Gratitude Challenge will ask you to go outside your comfort zone. Transformations that radically change your life start outside of your comfort zone. I must warn you upfront: These health habits bring on radical change. Do not try these unless you want to get unstuck.
I dare you to change your life and start loving yourself today. Remember to complete each one of these on its assigned day, and don't skip ahead. It's important to be a rule-follower and perform each one at its designated time. Keep in mind, outside your comfort zone is where it all begins. By practicing these health habits over the next 21 days you'll be practicing gratitude while establishing new healthy habits that will radically transform your life physically, mentally, and spiritually. Are you ready? I dare you - all it takes is 21 days to create new lasting habits.
LynFit's 21 Day Gratitude Challenge
- Go to bed 1 hour earlier (turn off all lighted technology). Can't sleep? Take (1) LynFit Lean Sleep.
- Say it out loud: "I can do this!" - Fake it until you make it. No if's, and's or but's.
- No alcohol all weekend. Zero. It feeds belly fat.
- Don't cheat this weekend. Stick to the plan.
- Worry about nothing, pray about everything, and pray before each meal. It will slow you down.
- Do the metabolic workout and walk for 60 minutes (both on the same day).
- Drink more water all day long and if you're already doing that - drink more.
- Say only positive messages all day, versus the negative ones you've been saying......."I love my legs", no matter what size they are.
- Drink a Protein Shake for breakfast and lunch. Go vegetarian for dinner.
- Exhale. Focus on your breath today. Improper breathing, holding your breath, creates big bellies. Exhale.
- Eat earlier tonight. Aim to eat 3-4 hours prior to bedtime.
- Have a LynFit Lean Bar as your lunch today versus your usual cheat food.
- Swap out overused over-the-counter meds (unless prescribed by a physician) that slow your metabolism and use LynFit Recovery Agent instead.
- Swap out the fattening fats for LynFit Pure Omega-3, the essential fat that helps you burn fat.
- Pay attention to portions. Don't know what they are? See "The Metabolism Solution".
- Don't eat between meals. Nothing - not even veggies.
- Walk 10,000 steps or 60 minutes. Keep this up every day after today as well.
- Fight back against cravings today by taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) LynFit Pure Omega-3, 30 minutes before meals.
- Stop negative thoughts and talk by saying nice things to yourself all day. Example: "I love myself therefore I will take care of my body".
- Be a blessing to 10 people today by telling them something you think is awesome about them. You get back what you put in.
- Eat thermogenic carbs like vegetables instead of starchy carbs that slow metabolism, like oatmeal, bread, rice, pasta and crackers.
Congratulations, you did it! Bless yourself by repeating these healthy behaviors as your normal lifestyle.
According to your Faith will it be done to you. - Matthew 9:29
- Lisa Lynn
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It Worked For Her, It Can Work For You: A Life Changing Transformation
My life's mission is to help anyone who struggles with weight loss by teaching them how to avoid the pitfalls and diet traps I fell into. I am thrilled to share this makeover with you. Unlike most makeovers you see on television and in ads, this makeover is 100% real and authentic. In fact, "First for Women" magazine just featured this story because it' so special.
You may recognize this special lady from being on the cover of my book, "The Metabolism Solution". I'd like to tell you why I chose her. I get thousands of stories submitted showing dramatic transformations, but this one was very different. You see Janine faced every obstacle possible and any one of them could have stopped her from losing weight and getting fit. Instead, she decided to fight this battle and was willing to do whatever it took: Full surrender, all in 100%. And guess what? She has lost 85 pounds and dropped 8 pants sizes, despite the fact that she suffered with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and debilitating pain from rheumatoid arthritis. She could barely get off the couch, let alone exercise.
Janine hated herself. Can you relate? I can. She saw me on the Dr. Oz Show and decided to email me for help. This is the very reason why I answer all of my emails. Considering the sheer volume that I receive it might take me a couple of days to get through them all, but I do answer every single one of them myself. I know the depression, sadness, and loneliness that can completely surround you, having gone through being overweight and suffering with depression myself. I can't afford to let one cry for help go unheard.
After Janine emailed me I suggested that she begin by replacing her breakfast and lunch with a LynFit Complete Protein Shake (made with water and ice only) to boost her metabolism. For a healthy dinner, focus on 3 ounces of fish and a huge serving of vegetables and a salad. I also suggested that she begin taking LynFit Carb Edge twice a day (at lunch and again at 3pm) to help lower her blood sugar, which is the secret to losing weight faster and easier. Another recommendation was that she take LynFit Recovery Agent twice a day, as recommended on the label, instead of all the over-the-counter medications she was using to ease her pain. Those over-the-counter pain medications also slow metabolism and sap energy. And the most important thing I told her? If you follow the plan you will lose 1 pound a day.
Notice I didn't tell Janine to exercise? There was a good reason for this. Exercise can be helpful when it comes to boosting metabolism but it can also slow your metabolism if it's not done the right way. I also don't focus too much on exercise at first because lots of people think they will only lose weight if they exercise, and that's just not true. The right diet will allow you to lose weight even without exercise. Also, many people use exercise as an excuse to eat more, justifying it since they worked out. I wanted to prove to Janine that she could quickly lose weight no matter how sluggish her metabolism was - even sitting on the couch.
Janine noticed fast results. Her bloat, fatigue and depression lifted, and her energy returned which made it easy to stick to the plan. She also gained control of her emotional eating. Since she was feeling better and drinking Protein Shakes she wasn't focused on what she was supposed to be eating. She got busy with life instead. Actually, she says that drinking the Protein Shakes was the best thing she had ever done. It made losing weight fast and easy and saved on the grocery bill as well. She used the time saved eating to walk outside and get some moderate exercise. She dropped from a pants size 20 to a size 4 and no longer needs treatment for any of her health problems. Enough of me telling you about her - let's hear from this special lady herself.
"I marvel today at the difference in my life. I used to take 9 prescription drugs a day - now I take none. I became healthy, but most importantly, I became whole. My weight loss has not only changed my life but my whole family is happier and healthier because I learned how to take care of me. My teenage daughter has also lost 65 pounds because I no longer have as much junk food in the house. She is now happier and doesn't get bullied anymore."
A personal glimpse into Janine:
Favorite Supplements and Routine: LynFit Recovery Agent (when waking up), LynFit Accelerator (before cardio or lifting), followed by LynFit Cutting Edge and LynFit Omega-3
Favorite Protein Shake: Definitely green with either Chocolate or Vanilla Protein (both rock!)
Favorite Recipe: Portobello Mushroom Pizza
Most Helpful Lisa Lynn Advice: Too many to name just one: Forgive Yourself, It Is Progress Not Perfection, Dig Deeper, Love Yourself
If you need help, like Janine did, please consider a phone coaching session and these results can be yours too. Janine is now a weight loss coach here at LynFit and she can help you as well.
You can check out Janine's story at "First for Women" magazine's current issue which is available at newsstands and by subscription at the time of this writing.
Are you ready to lose 1 pound per day? I dare you!
5 Habits That Boost Your Metabolism
Most people start a new workout routine or diet at the beginning of a new year, but I say Fall is the best time of year to get in shape. When summer turns to Fall our daily schedules get back to normal and that makes it easier to get back on track with our fitness routines.
I suggest kick-starting your weight loss with my Fall Fitness Challenge. It will help you focus on one new behavior each day, and by the end of the month you will have mastered them all. You will shed some pounds and melt some fat in the process.
Here are 5 metabolic boosting, weight loss habits that will jump-start your Fall Fitness Challenge:
Work Out at Home for Faster, Easier Weight Loss
Home workouts are better for weight loss because you use less machines that can bulk you up. Machines aren't as good as free weights when it comes to toning and tightening. Metabolic workouts are the best way to transform your body fast and all you need is the Metabolic Workout DVD, a pair of dumbbells and 30 minutes. You can't even get to and from the gym in that amount of time, let alone get your workout done. With metabolic home workouts you'll start seeing results in one week. If you're not seeing changes in your body you're not doing the right workout.
You can also find metabolic workouts in my book, "The Metabolism Solution".
Eat More Yummy Veggies
When you eat the right thermogenic vegetables you not only stay fuller longer, you'll also kill cravings. This time of year we all crave comfort foods. Try this simple thermogenic, irresistibly delicious vegetable soup to kill those cravings and satisfy that need for comfort food.
Chicken Soup for the Metabolism
(8) cups chicken stock or fat free, lower sodium chicken broth
(2) cups diagonally sliced carrots
(1) cup chopped onion
½ teaspoon black pepper
(2) 4oz. skinless, bone in chicken thighs
(1) 12oz. skinless, bone in chicken breast half
(2) cups diagonally sliced celery
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
Celery leaves (optional)
Combine stock and chicken in a large pot over medium-high heat, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Remove chicken from the pot and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove chicken from the bones and shred meat into bite-sized pieces. Discard bones.
Add carrots, celery and onion to pot; cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add chicken, salt and black pepper. Cook until done and add celery leaves if desired.
Boost Mood and Metabolism with LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost and LynFit Daily Power Shot
You'll boost mood, metabolism and immunity, which is critical this time of year when seasonal affective disorders kick in. When we feel better we eat better and feel up to working out. That's the best way to boost a sluggish metabolism and melt belly fat fast.
Each morning when you wake up take a Daily Power Shot for nourishing and fast acting energy, along with a D3 Boost and you'll feel better naturally all day long.
Another reason we fall off the lean eating wagon is our sleep patterns are off. It's a good idea to take LynFit Lean Sleep 1-2 hours before bedtime so that you fall asleep fast and wake up feeling refreshed. Lean Sleep regulates sleep patterns which help lower cortisol so you lose belly fat faster and easier. Cortisol is secreted when we are stressed. It's important to sleep 7 hours each night to help lower cortisol, making it easier to lose belly fat.
You'll love how this makes you feel and you'll notice that you crave less because you're well rested. In fact, most herbal sleeping remedies contain ingredients that actually slow metabolism, making it harder to lose weight.
For more information on sleep patterns, read Chapter 3 in "The Metabolism Solution".
Have the Right Go-To Food When Cravings Kick In
Another reason we fall off the clean-eating wagon is we crave and feel deprived. It's important to have the right go-to foods around when those cravings kick in. I usually grab a LynFit Lean Bar. On the weekend I make Peanut Butter Balls that are not only healthy but also good for you. 3 of them are only 99 calories if you leave oatmeal out of the recipe. You can find the recipe in "The Metabolism Solution".
LynFit 30 Day Fall Fitness Challenge
I DARE YOU to try each and every one of these tips over the next 30 days.
NOW is the perfect time to lose that excess weight you've been carrying around BEFORE the holidays roll around.
LynFit's 30 Day Fall Fitness Challenge is unlike other fitness challenges because each and every tip will cause you to melt fat, not just lose weight. These tricks will transform your body fast no matter your age or how slow your metabolism might be. If you've been stuck in a rut this is the best way to break out of it.
By adding these extra tricks each day you will rev up your metabolism so you'll melt fat. CHALLENGE yourself to do at least 1 healthy habit every day for 30 days. If you follow the Metabolic Boosting Cleanse, found in “The Metabolism Solution”, you can expect to lose 1 pound per day.
Why 30 days? It takes 21 days to break a bad habit and start a new one. So I added 10 extra days for practice! I encourage you to go out of your comfort zone and try new things. You might be surprised at what challenging yourself can do!
How will you ever know what you can do if you don't try? Invite a friend to join you for accountability and to help you stay on track. Post your experience on Facebook to help inspire others.
I DARE YOU TO try each and every one of these tips over the next 30 days. Are you ready? All that's left to do is lose weight! Ready..... Set..... Go.....
- Replace 2 meals with Complete Protein Shakes. DO NOT add any fruit or extra calories to the Shakes.
- Plank for 2 minutes.
- Walk for 60 minutes. Already walk for 60? Add another 15 minutes.
- Don't eat between meals! You'll survive, I promise!
- Do the Lean Core workout in addition to The Metabolic Booster.
- Eat at least 10 servings of vegetables today.
- Lift heavier weights during your workout today and do the same amount of reps.
- Drink your coffee black.
- Do LynFit's Metabolic Booster workout and walk 60 minutes today.
- Eat ONLY between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
- Do 30 repetitions instead of the usual 12-15 while doing the Metabolic Workout.
- Take Pure Omega at 12 noon and again at 3pm to halt cravings before they begin and balance blood sugar levels.
- Exercise 2 times today - before breakfast and after dinner.
- Add a set of 100 repetitions of power squats to your day.
- Eat a Lean Bar for lunch with a cup of tea.
- Do 10 push-ups every hour today.
- Drink a 6oz. glass of water every hour.
- Do the Recovery Stretch at the end of your day.
- Take Carb Edge 3 times today instead of 2.
- Do a set of 15 jumping jacks in between each set of exercises (hit pause during Metabolic Booster).
- Skip that one food you crave. You'll prove to yourself that you can do it.
- Do your favorite stretch 3 times today.
- Eat only leafy greens today to incinerate fat (use only zero calorie dressing).
- Double or triple your cardio today.
- Take Cutting Edge before your workout to burn more fat.
- Do Power 30, Recovery Stretch, and walk today. It's a fitness marathon.
- Go to bed 1 hour earlier tonight and wake up refreshed. Can't sleep? Take Lean Sleep.
- Do as many rounds as you can of plank for 2 minutes, 100 squats, 20 push-ups and 20 jumping jacks - time yourself.
- Drink a Complete Protein Shake for dinner tonight and have egg whites for breakfast instead. You'll wake up lean.
- Congratulate yourself if you did even 80% of these tips. You nailed it. It takes courage, perseverance and willpower to do new things. Celebrate with a massage or your favorite non-food item.
Want even more daily fat loss tips? Here are some bonus tips that blast fat fast!
- Swap your usual fruit with a green vegetable instead
- Don't drink alcohol for a month
- Don't "cheat" for 30 days
- Workout every day for 30 days
- Don't eat carbs (except vegetables) for 30 days
- Don't eat cheese for 30 days
- Skip the creamer or milk (skim too) for 30 days
- Eat fish for 2 weeks instead of chicken
The Truth About Melting Belly Fat
Is getting in shape and losing weight and belly fat at the top of your "to-do" list? If you're like me, getting started can be difficult; especially when you're busy with kids. No matter how motivated you are it just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day. Not to mention, you're always exhausted.
If you've tried everything and just can't seem to lose that weight and belly fat this message is for you. Until you fully understand how to harness the power of your metabolism you may never lose the belly fat and lose weight. When it comes to slimming your belly and tightening your tummy it's all about the moves and the foods.
Below are the most effective things you can do to lose the bulge around the middle and tighten the tummy. Put down the excuses and let's get right to your transformation. You've waited long enough. It's time to start seeing the results that will keep you super-motivated to stay on track. You'll lose 1 pound today and see visible results in less than a week.
All you have to do is Do It. This is a plan that works every time if you commit to it 100%. You'll get out of it whatever you put into it. While 50% effort will get you some change, 100% commitment will bring you that radical change and transformation you've been wanting for a long time. Let's go.....
SLIM DOWN AND LEAN OUT BY NOT SKIPPING BREAKFAST
Most women swear that their metabolisms slow down after having kids. While that's certainly true to an extent, it's really habits that cause us to gain weight. Many of us either skip breakfast altogether, which slows metabolism, or we grab a handful of carbs on the way out the door which act as a fat magnet.
The solution when you're short on time and can't make an egg white omelet - make a slimming smoothie which can boost your metabolism by 25% if it's made with a clean whey protein like the LynFit Complete Protein. I tell my clients to not add yogurt, milk or fruit to their morning smoothies. That combination is guaranteed to add on the weight and is perfect for our growing kids, but not for those who are losing weight.
No smoothie shake; no problem. Simply mix your whey protein into your morning coffee in place of milk or creamer and VIOLA, you're done. Not to mention you'll slim down from using less milk or creamer.
Not a coffee drinker; got you covered: Mix 2 tablespoons of vanilla whey with ½ cup of water and enjoy your own "melt fat milk". Make sure your whey protein says it's metabolic boosting however as not all whey is created equal.
END THE HEAD HUNGER GAMES IN YOUR HEAD
Simply put, don't eat in between meals. Busy moms and housewives are under tremendous amounts of stress which causes us to feel hungry all day. Also, we are afraid to feel hungry. Well guess what? Hunger is actually good for you. It's a sign that your body is beginning to burn fat as fuel. Don't stop the fat-burning process by grabbing a handful of "whatever". Instead, drink a large glass of water. Even better, enjoy hot water with lemon and read something encouraging. You'll start to see your belly fat melt faster than you think. Not to mention, you'll certainly feel a lot better.
If you have more than 10 pounds to lose, your hunger is all in your head. Learn how to end the head hunger games by not eating. Eating when we aren't hungry is a bad habit and creates a vicious cycle of eating "just because".
GET HELP WITH APPETITE SUPPRESSANTS
When it comes to slimming your belly it's always about reducing the carbs. But what to do when you crave carbs?
Appetite suppressants are like floaties for a child learning how to swim. They can help get you through the stress, cravings and temptations of a new eating plan. We've come a long way from caffeine pills and other stimulants that left people feeling jittery. The latest advancement in appetite control will also give you the edge on carbs.
It's all about creating a specific supplement strategy where you take specific appetite suppressing supplements, such as the LynFit Pure Omega-3, along with a high protein snack at a specific time. You must take one before your appetite becomes a problem. I suggest you take (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) Pure Omega-3 with lunch and then again at 3pm with your snack. It's safe and has been shown to work in randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials. If you do fall into the carb trap the White Kidney Bean Extract found in the Carb Edge will block 65% of the unwanted carbs from being digested, without the horrible side effects of other carb blocking supplements.
CRAVING? GRAB THIS INSTEAD: HIGH PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER BLISS BALLS
I'm a busy mom of two and these are a big hit in my house. They are literally a protein powerhouse that helps boost your energy for hours. They are so easy to make, only taking 20 minutes. What I love most is I can make a big batch and freeze them for safe-keeping. My kids and I will pop them into our mouths versus junk food that's processed and creates more cravings and leaves you feeling worse than before you ate it. Even the dog will beg for these. Allergic to peanut butter; no problem. Use almond butter or any of the peanut butter alternatives.
Here's the recipe:
(1) cup, peanut butter
(1) cup, clean whey Vanilla protein powder
¼ cup, honey
Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 1" balls. Freeze for 20 minutes. EAT!
Nutritional Info (3 balls)
Calories = 135
Protein = 10 grams
Unsaturated Fat = 8 grams
Carbs = 6 grams
Sugar = <1 gram
For more delicious comfort food recipes and information about melting belly fat fast, check out my recently released book, The Metabolism Solution.
4 Simple Disciplines To Melt Belly Fat
The word discipline means to delay gratification. Discipline is your friend and shouldn't be avoided. It's a tool to help us get what we want, but in a way that is beneficial rather than harmful. In order to be successful in losing weight - getting us what we want - every area of our life needs discipline and self-control.
All of that sounds fine and easy. But when the rubber meets the road, or rather when the foot hits the scale, there are some decisions that must be made for us to successfully introduce discipline into our lives. Discipline means advance planning in a number areas: Food, sleep, how you spend your time; these are just a few areas that we have to practice advance planning in. You need a rock solid plan to stick to and you need to know when substitutions are necessary and what they are so you won't get caught off guard. I believe this plan of discipline will lead you to lasting weight loss and vibrant health.
Discipline also means planning your pain (workouts) and your pleasure (your cheat days). It's vital that you are honest with yourself when planning. Not being able to be honest with yourself is where most of the problems lie. In 25 years I've never had anyone journal what their "bad eating days" were truly like. They always tend to fudge a little or conveniently forget exactly what their eating day was like. Yet they can't figure out why they can't lose weight. We should be as honest about our cheat days as we are proud of our perfect eating days.
Willpower is a muscle. Just like any other muscle, it must be worked to be made strong. If we don't exercise it it cannot withstand the constant pressure of everyday unplanned living that we put on it; to the point that it eventually tears, breaks or falls apart. The sad part is that when our willpower tears, breaks or falls apart, so too do our dreams in many cases. Remember what we said in the very first paragraph - "discipline is a tool to help us get what we want in a beneficial way that is never harmful"? No discipline + no willpower = faded dreams and lost hope.
But here's the best news - perfection doesn't exist! That's right, I said it - perfection doesn't exist. Because the thing about discipline is that it doesn't recognize failure. That's why you mentally and physically plan ahead so that when imperfection occurs you're ready for it and your discipline kicks in knowing that, hey okay, this is that blip that I knew beforehand was going to happen. Now, on to the next positive milestone!
As much discipline as we do need, it alone is not enough. Just as a car needs an engine for it to even start, it has to have some vital fluids and maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Here are 4 things, that in addition to having the discipline engine engaged, can accelerate your weight loss:
Go to bed at the same time everyday
With school starting back this is the perfect time to visit this area of your life. And, it is one area that can usually be planned pretty regularly. Any disruption in the routine, even small ones, can result in a restless night. Sleep is when our bodies naturally recover from the day's activities and stresses.
And what do we do when we can't sleep - we reach for that over-the-counter sleep aid. But did you know that those over-the-counter sleep aids actually slow weight loss and leave you feeling groggy when you wake up? If you are having a hard time falling asleep or find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep, take LynFit Lean Sleep 45-60 minutes before you go to bed. It's a natural "good for you" sleep aid that actually aids in weight loss and melting away belly fat. Read "The Metabolism Solution" to learn more about this natural alternative and its positive effects on weight loss.
Keep your colon clean
Eating clean but your stomach isn't flat? You are most likely constipated. A disciplined routine of regular eating and exercise works wonders here. But sometimes we all need a little extra help when it comes to staying regular.
First, it's always good to make sure you're eating adequate amounts of vegetables every day (10 servings). But sometimes that's impossible to do. Again, that's where that advanced planning comes in - we've got a substitute plan - LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse. Take 2-3 Raspberry Ketone Cleanse every day with your dinner and you're guaranteed to stay regular, in a natural and safe way. Doing just this one thing helped me lose 3-5 pounds and made my stomach flatter.
Another little tip: Drinking hot water with lemon every day also guarantees a smooth morning, if you know what I mean. Sometimes, even though we're awake, not everything seems to be awake :)
Control the cravings
Can't stop eating? The more you think about it the more you eat? I totally understand this one. To this day I struggle with it. That's why I devoted so much of my book to managing head hunger. And trust me; it is all in our heads. If you're not careful, what's in your head will ultimately find its way into your stomach.
For that extra "umph" to defeat the head games take LynFit Omega-3 at 3pm to stop those cravings before they begin. We should all be taking Omega-3 anyway for optimal health, even if you eat salmon. And don't forget your dogs too. I have 4 of them and they get Omega-3. It helps in so many areas:
Hair, skin and nails
Inflammation (aches and pains)
Blood sugar control (which helps kill cravings)
As an added bonus, take Omega-3 before you sleep and you'll wake up pain-free and feeling like you've slept like a baby.
Exercise the right way for a flatter stomach by week's end
Yes, LynFit metabolic boosting exercise is the secret to seeing results fast. Remember, we talked about planned pain - workouts. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not doing the right kind of exercise to achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. I find that they either over exercise, which causes more stress on their body which contributes to weight gain, or they under exercise, which stops any results dead in their tracks.
Want to see results start to happen? Do LynFit metabolic boosting workouts 3 times weekly, along with a daily "good for your body" core walk (the core walk is explained in detail in "The Metabolism Solution"). You'll not only lose 1 pound a day, you'll also feel and see visible results in 1 week. That's the LynFit Guarantee - if you follow my plan 100% you'll get results faster than surgery! Not to mention - it costs a lot less and you don't need to take all that time off from work.
So, are you ready to lose that weight? I can help you! It's time to get disciplined for weight loss!
- Lisa Lynn
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10 Simple Ways To Use Complete Protein To Increase Metabolism And Bust Fat
How do you get more protein and more of the right protein? Protein shakes. No, not those shakes you can buy in any convenience store as meal replacements, but sugar-free, high-grade, filler-free, lean protein.
Models, celebrities, professional athletes - they all have one thing in common - they drink protein shakes as meal replacements. They all know how hard it is to lose weight and rid their bodies of excess fat, and they know the value of a nutritious tool that makes their lives easier and is more cost-effective than focusing on specialty diet food.
So what is this sugar-free, high-grade, filler-free, lean protein? Whey. Whey is a complete protein, containing all 29 amino acids and all 9 essential amino acids the body needs. It helps in muscle recovery and is widely considered to be the highest quality natural protein.
But not all whey is created equal. The whey used in the protein shakes favored by body builders who are looking to bulk up contains fat and lactose. Micro-filtered, high quality whey, which removes most of these two ingredients and is found in my own LynFit Complete Protein, is the fat-busting protein of choice. I use whey concentrate in my protein powder.
In fact, researchers at Syracuse University found that:
- Drinking a high quality whey, clean protein shake before your workout speeds fat loss
- People who drank a clean, low carb whey protein shake daily had higher metabolic rates
- Drinking a clean whey protein shake that provided adequate protein helped to lower the stress hormone cortisol, boosting metabolism
- Overeating dampens your dopamine response while drinking a clean protein shake combats this
So, other than drinking a protein shake, how can you use this high quality whey to help you speed up your metabolism and bust that fat? Here are 10 simple ways to use your Complete Protein:
1. Drink one immediately after a workout to nourish your muscles
2. Add 1 tablespoon to your morning coffee instead of milk
3. Try 1 - 2 scoops in your morning oatmeal
4. Put Complete Protein in your favorite baked goods
5. Add 1 tablespoon to yogurt or cottage cheese
6. Enjoy as hot chocolate or a light latte
7. Sprinkle on top of fruit or dunk your fruit right into a pile of powder
8. Add 1 tablespoon to your Jell-O mold
9. Make popsicles by freezing already-made shakes
10. Sprinkle on top of popcorn
For more information about Complete Protein and delicious Protein Shake recipes make sure to read my book, "The Metabolism Solution". And if you don't own a blender - no worries - it's "spoon-stirable".