The Most Effective Way to Reduce Anxiety & Cravings & Melt Off Stubborn Belly Fat
Is stress causing you to gain weight or blocking your weight loss efforts, no matter how clean you eat or how much you exercise? You're not alone, I've been there, and I know exactly how you feel. Stress, whether it's chronic or acute, can cause weight gain and promote fat storage around the belly, hips, and thighs (also known as a barrel shape).
Stress causes excessive amounts of cortisol to be released that lead to unwanted weight gain. Due to stress hormones (cortisol) becoming unbalanced, it can lead to a cascade of weight-related health issues like high blood sugar levels that trigger behaviors like overeating, snacking all day, and excessive alcohol consumption that make it harder to lose weight or maintain weight loss.
Maintaining stress-reducing activities like walking and self-care are key when it comes to your physical and mental health. But that is only half the equation when it comes to losing weight or preventing weight gain. As a clinical metabolic nutrition and fitness expert and behavioral scientist, and someone who has lost 40 pounds and kept it off for three decades, I can tell you firsthand that it requires a holistic approach for sustainable results.
In this week's blog post I’m going to talk a little bit about the negative feedback loop from a biological perspective and how it affects hunger, cravings, and weight gain. But first, you need to know what a negative feedback loop is, biologically speaking, and the best way to do that is to provide an example of one and how it relates to your hunger and cravings.
Your bodily functions utilize negative feedback loops (for example, your homeostatic system) such as thermoregulation (if your body temperature changes, mechanisms are induced to restore normal levels). An example is, if you get cold, your body shivers to warm you up.
When you eat healthy, including making sure your fiber intake is adequate, your body can do its job. But, if you allow your humanness to take dictate what you eat or drink (or don't eat or drink), your body can’t perform the way it should, which affects blood sugar levels.
The bottom line is stress depletes nutrients (faster than running a marathon).
The nutrients that are depleted most are essential and help regulate blood sugar levels, which directly affect every aspect of your health, including cortisol, insulin, and thyroid hormones that govern your metabolism, making it speed up or slow down.
Nutrient deficiencies such as amino acids (tryptophan especially), chromium, B vitamins (yes, B12), minerals, and antioxidants, to name a few, cause cravings, drain your energy, affect your sleep, and increase inflammation. You can feel so bad that it affects your mood, which is why you might tend to reach for food (usually not the healthy foods) that affect blood sugar levels.
This is normally how the negative feedback loop starts and you get stuck in it. Even when you muster up the willpower to try to eat healthy again, you wind up fighting with hunger and cravings that you can't seem to avoid.
Now that you know the problem, here's the plan that fixes it fast.
First, prevention IS THE MOST POWERFUL CURE. Sugar season has begun, and for most people, it will last until Easter candy is no longer around, or until you can't button your pants, or your clothes no longer fit.
There is a better, healthier way that includes occasionally enjoying some of your favorite foods without guilt fear or weight gain. If you're ready to stop the vicious hunger and cravings negative feedback loop, these simple steps will change your life.
Use the Power of Prevention. Plan on life happening every day. You can't control your stress or how your body will react, so make sure it's properly nourished, which is key.
STEP #1: Drink a LynFit Metabolic Boosting Complete Protein Shake Every Day
It provides the amino acids your body needs, boosts metabolism 25%, and balances cortisol and blood sugar levels. The prebiotic fiber it contains will keep you feeling fuller longer and improve gut health, where all health originates.
STEP #2: Take one (1) capsule of LynFit Keto Carb Edge as soon as you wake up and another again 4-5 hours later.
Taking it twice daily is starting point. Take additional on cheat days, especially right before you indulge on not-so-healthy foods.
Keto Carb Edge is not your typical fat burner. It's loaded with 27 natural botanicals, nutrients, minerals, and fiber, which is how it blocks 65% of the unwanted carbs and sugar you eat from being absorbed without gastric distress.
It provides antioxidants and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. Your skin, hair, and nails become stronger and healthier too. Blood sugar levels are balanced, which is why you don't feel hungry all the time. Your body begins to burn more fat. Even belly fat begins to melt off, along with a pound or more every day.
STEP #3: Take one (1) capsule of LynFit 5-HTP Lean before bed, and again mid-morning if you're really struggling with hunger and cravings.
Once your body and brain are back in balance, you won't feel hungry anymore. Your body will enter ketosis and your energy will return.
5-HTP Lean does much more than just help you sleep better. It also helps reduce inflammation, boost mood, balance blood sugar levels, and much more.
Everyone living in today's stress-filled world should be doing these three things, in addition, of course, to fasting every night for 12 hours, which allows your body to reset itself, and blood sugar levels to become normal again.
This system works! It also improves just about every weight-related health issue you struggle with.
If you need help or support, please email us Support@LynFit.com. We are never too busy to help!
Lisa Lynn, Clinical Metabolic Nutrition & Fitness Expert and Associate Chaplain. Best known for her 18+ years as Martha Stewart’s trainer, who was responsible for Martha’s over-50 amazing physical transformation that caught the attention of Dr. Oz, leading to her many appearances on the Dr. Oz Show. Lisa is not just another trainer; she herself lost 40 pounds and has kept it off, even with a sluggish thyroid and menopause.
- Lisa Lynn