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Boost Your Immunity to Boost Your Weight Loss

Lisa Lynn- Fitness Expert & Specialist in Weight Loss and Metabolic Disorders

My specialty is weight loss.  One of the most important things I work on is BOOSTING my client’s immunity because if you’re sick, you can’t work out and every second we miss in the gym is worth three giant steps backward when it comes to boosting your metabolism and losing weight. Working out every day is essential if your metabolism is stuck and you’re trying to lose weight.  However, workouts can also weaken your immune system.  Staying healthy is top priority for life and to keep your workouts on track.

Here are FIVE things you can do to stay healthy and FIT!

1. Drink to avoid illness! Not alcohol, water! I know you have heard this a million times BUT DRINK lots of water! Drink ½ your body weight in ounces as a starting point.  When we are sick, we need more water and hot tea w/lemon counts! EX: if you weigh 120 drink 60 ounces of water daily!

2. Have M & M everyday! Not candy BUT a medicinal mushroom also known as AHCC.  AHCC (MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS) is the most researched specialty immune supplement in the world with more than 80 supporting research studies.  It is also the leading alternative cancer treatment used throughout Asia.  AHCC turns up the dial on your natural immune response to help you fight off a wide range of immune system threats (beyond the flu).

3. Sleep at least 7-8 hours each night! During sleep our body releases immune strengthening compounds and, without sleep, all of the stress hormones INCREASE causing us to gain fat around our midsection. Can’t sleep? Try 6 drops of Oxytocin before bed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep and it will block the stress hormones making you store excess fat around your midsection and you’ll feel happier!

4. Power up you’re your energy by getting adequate antioxidants! When taken in liquid form, antioxidants work fast and give you energy and they also neutralize the free radicals that make you sick. Vitamins A, C, and E as well as COQ10 and minerals like zinc are the power houses in the antioxidant family BUT be sure to get a high quality supplement and use it daily! I like DAILY POWER SHOT because it’s a yummy liquid colloidal multi vitamin mineral supplement that is of the highest quality and made in a pharmaceutical lab.  It works fast to help you get to work when you’re not feeling well!  * I give it to my kids when they don’t feel well to keep them healthy and in school!

5.  Exercise at a lower intensity! Moderate exercise can boost your immunity and help you get better fast BUT if you exercise too hard, you will weaken your immunity. I suggest that my clients exercise at 50% of what they are capable of and this tip can keep you exercising for the rest of your life because we tend to be black or white when it comes to exercise. We either go all out or not at all and, to be honest, it’s the consistent and frequent workouts that get you in shape, NOT the most intense!


 
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Raspberry Ketone: Fat Burner in a Bottle

(from doctoroz.com)

Research has shown that raspberry ketone can help in your weight-loss efforts, especially when paired with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet of healthy and whole foods.

Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries. This compound regulates adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism. Raspberry ketone causes the fat within your cells to get broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster. The recommended dose is 100mg per day. To get the same benefit from the whole fruit, you'd have to consume 90 pounds of raspberries. 

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/miracle-fat-burner-bottle

The Martha Stewart Show: Toning Exercises with Lisa Lynn

The Martha Stewart Show, July 2008  

(click the image to watch the segment)

These three simple exercises will help give you gorgeous glutes and terrific triceps.

Step-Ups
1. Step up onto a step, being very sure to place your whole foot onto the step platform.

2. Use your heel to push/drive your self up.

3. Lower yourself back down to the starting position very slowly so you don't hurt yourself.

4. Repeat two or three sets of 15 to 20 reps.

Dips
1. Place your hands on the edge of a step stretched out in front of you with your knuckles facing away from you.

2. Prop yourself up using the back of your arms.

3. Pause and squeeze the backs of your arms and then carefully lower yourself to the floor. Use your legs if you need help getting up and only lower yourself as low as you can safely go down without hurting yourself.

4. Repeat as many dips as you can, building up to two or three sets of 15 to 20 reps.

Push-Ups
1. Place your feet on a step and lower yourself into a classic push-up position, keeping your body in one straight line and being careful not to let your buttocks aim up.

2. Lower your nose to the floor and use your whole body to push yourself back up, making sure to keep your abs and glutes flexed.

3. Repeat as many push-ups as you can, with a goal of being able to do two or three push-ups.

3 Ways to Cut Calories Without Being Hungry

We all know that the trick to losing weight is to eat less. But how – especially when you feel like you are starving?

One of the most important things I can teach you is that 98 percent of the hunger we feel is HEAD hunger, not REAL hunger. That usually means we are stressed, and most of us over eat when we are stressed and anxious. The solution here is not to eat when you feel that way because we will almost always over eat on the wrong things.

Did you know: Eating when you’re stressed in the number-one cause of fat storage around your waist. When we are stressed, our cortisol rises and that makes fat run to your stomach to be stored!

Freeze and do an assessment of what you’re really feeling. Most times it’s not about food but about being tired and anxious. Food doesn’t fix those things; it becomes the problem.

This is one of the top reasons we are overweight in the US. We are over-stressed and we all think we can fix this with a magic pill or food, but the truth is it’s all in our head! Here are three things you can do to help you eat less and lose more weight. The best part is, it’s guaranteed to work and all you have to do is do it!

Step 1
Stop and take 3-5 deep breaths and ask yourself how you feel. No matter what you’re feeling, it will pass if you can wait 3-5 minutes before reaching for food. Take as many deep breaths as you need to get back to a more balanced place. Deep breathing is also one of the best ways to lower your cortisol levels and slim your waistline! Do not eat until you feel in control. Don’t worry – you won’t starve!

Step 2
Grab a glass of water; if that doesn’t work, make it two! Hot water or hot tea works wonders to fill you up and is very soothing to calm your nerves. Try water with bubbles like Perrier to fill up your belly with air. Did you know: Being dehydrated slows your metabolism 3-5% and mimics hunger.

Step 3
Studies show that taking a supplement like white kidney bean extract or drinking a protein shake one hour before your meal makes you feel full, and you end up eating 25 percent less. LynFit Nutrition supplements are layered with high quality ingredients that keep you feeling full, and block fat and carbs from being absorbed; such supplements also include B complex vitamins to help ease stress and anxiety that cause these cravings to begin with.

5 Rules for Losing Those Last 10 Stubborn Pounds

Losing those last five or 10 pounds can be downright impossible. The bottom line is … it is all about numbers! All you have to do is take your goal weight and multiply it by 10 – and that is the correct amount of calories that you should be taking in each day in order to reach your goal weight. The hard part is HOW do you decrease your calories without giving up even more?

In order to lose those last 10 stubborn pounds, you need to think beyond the fat you are burning in your workout and focus on the amount of fat you are eating or storing the other 23 hours of the day. The less fat and excess calories you eat the less you will have to work off! TRANSLATION: It is 80 percent diet and 20 percent sweat.
 
I could go on for days about this. So many people say, “I just have to exercise.” The reality is yes, you do need to exercise, but what you put in your mouth counts more than you think. Below are a few things that you NEED to be doing if you are serious about losing those last 10 stubborn pounds, especially if you want the weight that you lose to be from fat.
 
But before we get to that, there is a HUGE difference between being leaner and being lighter. Being leaner with a slimmer waistline should always be your goal. It is healthier and it looks much better! The key to a lean tight body that doesn’t jiggle is lifting weights three times a week and making sure you do your cardio every day for 45-60 minutes. This fitness formula is ALWAYS the recipe for success! It works every time even if you have the most stubborn metabolism.
 
The 5 things that you NEED to do to lose those last 10 STUBBORN pounds:

1. Eat only the white part of the egg. Yolks have 7 grams of fat per yolk. You should be eating no more than 20 grams of fat per day MAX if you want to lose body fat.
 
2. Eat your salads with fat-free dressings. Each tablespoon of oil that you use is 120 calories and 14 grams of fat! REMINDER: If you are eating too much fat, your body will not burn it.
 
3. Eat proper portion sizes. An extra 3 ounces of chicken means an extra 7 grams of fat or having an extra serving of rice or pasta can mean overeating by as much as 300 calories – and that’s more than you burn in your workouts most of the time.
 
4. Never eat carbs at night or past 3 p.m. for that matter. Think green and beige for dinner: a serving of protein and a large salad with fat-free dressing.
 
5. Pull out all of the stops. Fat is very stubborn, especially when you are down to the last 10 pounds. This is when you really need fat-burning supplements. Look for supplements that include L-carnitine or white kidney bean; if your metabolism is really stuck, you may need to use raspberry ketones to push your body into the fat-burning zone. The supplements will make sure that the excess fat gets pulled into the cell to be burned for fuel. One of the best weight-loss tricks of all time is to replace a meal with a complete protein shake; this is also one of the best ways to boost your metabolism by 25% as well as improve your health!