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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
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:
(½ cup) Water
(3–4) Ice cubes
STEP #2: KILL HUNGER AND CRAVINGS
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
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!
- Lisa Lynn
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Faster, Easier Weight Loss Tips To Lose Weight & Melt Belly Fat
There's one specific reason why getting results quickly is always beneficial — It motivates you to go further.
It doesn't matter if you're looking to lose fat, build muscle, improve posture, or just improve your health in general. If you're putting effort into something and not seeing any measurable results within a week, it can take away any motivation you have to keep going.
Whenever I'm coaching or meeting with clients, I always start with "the talk" about making long-term lifestyle changes in their nutrition and exercise routine. That is the only way to guarantee long-term results. The truth is, for some, that first week can be a make-or-break timeframe. After all, it's only human to think that if something isn't working, then why should we continue to do it.
Most of us fall victim to that trap. We quit within a week or two, but then we get right back on the next diet or workout plan that comes along—only to once again fail to see quick results. This yo-yo "on again-off again" is one of the hardest habits to break. Truth be told, unless you're willing to make a lasting lifestyle change, you will never see a change.
I'm just like you are—looking for that instant gratification. I want to taste that initial success. It's that initial gratification that keeps me going for the long haul, to make that long-term commitment.
With that being said, I'm going to show you, step-by-step, how you can lose 7 pounds in 7 days......if you follow the plan. Martha Stewart refers to this as "Lisa Lynn Brainwashing." This plan has become the first thing I send to new clients, allowing them to see results faster and easier. It's nothing new, and you've probably seen it before. But this time, instead of just reading through it, act on it.
You'll need the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Lose 1 Pound Per Day Meal Plan and Food List (this plan also comes with the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit). You should also have the LynFit Protein Shake Recipes readily available.
For metabolic boosting workouts, you should have the Metabolic Boosting Workout for Weight Loss and Fat Blasting DVD (included for a limited time in the LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit). You may also download it from LynFit.com. This workout will help to tighten and tone your body as you lose weight.
You'll need at least one of the following meal replacements because you'll be replacing two meals daily for faster weight loss. Use of LynFit products specifically will help to keep your metabolism from slowing down while you decrease caloric intake. Vegan and other products are not guaranteed to do this due to their lack of amino acids. They also contain a high sugar concentration that will do nothing to help you in your weight loss. So for the best results, use only LynFit products. Your health and weight loss depends on it.
NOTE: You may use LynFit Lean Bars instead of LynFit Complete Protein Shakes, or a combination of the two, to beat boredom. It's important to note, however, that the two-shake daily plan is the fast road to weight loss. If you prefer to go slower, you can have the shake or lean bar for breakfast and a lean protein from the list with a salad for lunch.
These products naturally and safely boost your metabolism and make it easier to lose weight. They are irresistibly delicious, so you'll start to crave the right things. An added benefit is they also nourish your hair, skin, and nails.
Do you have to use supplements?
No, supplements aren't required, but research shows that the smart use of safe, high-quality supplements can boost your results, helping you lose twice as much weight in ½ the time.
For 28+ years I've been suggesting that my clients use the following supplement stack for the best results. More importantly, it ensures that your body stays healthy, because losing weight can be stressful, and you live in the real, stressful world.
LynFit All-Natural Medicine Cabinet
You can add exercise every day and easily radically transform your body and your life.
These custom blended supplements work best when used together. Stop taking all other supplements while boosting your metabolism so you don't interfere with the process.
Let's take a closer look at these custom blended supplements:
LYNFIT CARB EDGE (Take two times daily per the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan)
LynFit Carb Edge lowers blood sugar levels which kill cravings and reduces hunger. It also helps to enhance thyroid output, preventing it from slowing down while dieting for fat loss. LynFit Carb Edge acts as an emergency cheat and eat protection, helping to block up to 65 percent of carbs from being absorbed. It's like eating more but absorbing less, without any side effects.
It's important to take LynFit Carb Edge on your not-so-good eating days as well as your clean eating days, even if you don't eat processed carbs because it helps lower blood sugar levels.
Make sure you take LynFit Carb Edge twice daily, especially before a planned cheat day. It's crucial that you take this at least one hour before any upzig meal. So be sure to bring it with you to your next party or social gathering.
LYNFIT CUTTING EDGE (Can be taken together or alone — refer to the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan)
LynFit Cutting Edge promotes fat burning. You've prepped your body for fat burning with eating right and LynFit Carb Edge; now it's time to take it to the next level.
LYNFIT ACCELERATOR (Can be taken alone or in combination with the LynFit Fat Loss Trio)
LynFit Accelerator accelerates the process by flipping the weight gain switch from on to off by crushing cravings for sweets and carbs. It enhances mood and focus, so you feel better and stay energized while losing weight.
NOURISH AND PROTECT WITH THE LYNFIT ALL-NATURAL MEDICINE CABINET
Sometimes life gets in the way and aches, pains, constipation, sleepless nights and allergies can sidetrack even the best-laid plans. That's where the LynFit All-Natural Medicine Cabinet comes in. Commercially purchased over-the-counter sleep aids and pain relievers can negatively affect your metabolism, making it even harder to lose that stubborn weight. But, you don't need to suffer—the LynFit All-Natural Medicine Cabinet is the answer to your toughest health issues. These supplements are specifically designed to quickly help relieve your symptoms while helping to enhance your weight loss.
These supplements aren't required for weight loss, but every household should be stocked with them just the same. It's always better for your health and weight loss to take a natural approach.
LYNFIT VITAMIN D3 BOOST
For anyone who is stressed or trying to lose weight, LynFit’s Vitamin D3 Boost is the perfect way to nourish your body, boost bone strength and immunity.
Take one caplet in the morning and again at lunch.
LYNFIT PURE OMEGA 3
LynFit's Pure Omega-3 is the first purified fish oil supplement geared specifically towards weight loss. It reduces inflammation and relieves pain while helping to balance blood sugar levels and providing a feeling of fullness.
Take one gel cap at 3 p.m. and one at bedtime.
LYNFIT LEAN SLEEP
LynFit Lean Sleep is a drug-free sleep aid for the relief of occasional sleeplessness that can contribute to abdominal fat storage. It will help you sleep better while lowering cortisol levels, making it easier to melt off stubborn belly fat. Everyone who lives in the real world with stress should be taking LynFit Lean Sleep.
Take 1–2 tablets at 9 p.m.
LYNFIT RASPBERRY KETONE CLEANSE
LynFit's Raspberry Ketone Cleanse is made up of fat flushing ingredients that are gentle to your system. It helps relieve constipation and improves digestion while encouraging fat loss.
Take two capsules at dinner.
LYNFIT DAILY POWER SHOT
LynFit Daily Power Shot nourishes your body with over 90 essential nutrients and 60 trace minerals. Weight loss, workouts, and the normal demands of life, increase nutritional needs. For most of us, our body doesn't digest the big hard caplets well, which is why we never feel any different.....until now. Take one shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot daily to give your health and energy a boost, and you'll feel energized and nourished right away. A healthy body loses weight easier.
Take one shot of LynFit Daily Power Shot when needed or mid-morning. Take another before your workout if you work out later in the day.
LYNFIT RECOVERY AGENT
LynFit Recovery Agent to the rescue! Aches, pains, or other health ailments can take you off track and negatively affect your overall health and wellness. LynFit Recovery Agent can help without hurting your weight loss or clogging your liver. Take as directed on the label and within the hour you'll forget you were hurting. Be consistent and you'll see the wonderful benefits LynFit Recovery Agent provides.
Every home needs a natural medicine cabinet and with the products above you can't find a better way to protect your health. At LynFit, we believe prevention is the best solution, and it's better to address the underlying issues than to simply remove symptoms without dealing with the root cause.
What are the metabolic boosting workouts mentioned above?
You're expecting amazing results, and you'll get just that, especially if you can put in 30 minutes every day for the next seven days. You're guaranteed to be tighter, more toned and flexible. All you need is the willingness to change.
Don't have 30 minutes? Do 10 or 15 minutes at one time and then go back later to complete the remaining 30 minutes. Do what you can, when you can. Studies prove that even one minute of this specific type of exercise can help you become more fit. All I ask is that you do your best, for yourself.
Find it too hard? Go at your own pace. Everyone starts the same way. Go slow, do modified or smaller moves, rest as needed, and use lighter weights. If all else fails, choose one exercise that you'll do every day.
The Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Workout is different in that it uses a technique we professionals use. It pushes you more frequently than you would normally train. That's one reason you need to use supplements the way professionals do. I've been using it for 25+ years to transform the toughest bodies and create sensational before and afters that changes lives for the better.
Here's the plan (follow along with the LynFit Leaner Lifestyle Metabolic Workout for Weight Loss and Fat Blasting DVD):
- Day 1: Metabolic boost
- Day 2: Fat blaster
- Day 3: Lean core
- Day 4: Metabolic boost
- Day 5: Recovery stretch
- Day 6: Fat blaster
- Day 7: Recovery stretch or Walk 10,000 steps
It's always best to walk at least 10,000 steps daily, in addition to your weight work. The more effort you put in, the better your results will be.
NOTE: Prefer to refer to photos instead? The Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Workout and stretches can be found in "The Metabolism Solution" book. Don't have one? We can send you one—just ask.
LynFit believes prevention is the best solution, and it's better to address the underlying issues than to simply remove symptoms without dealing with the cause. That's why we use only the highest pharmaceutical quality ingredients, so you see and feel results fast. My whole family uses these products. If they aren't safe enough to give to my mother and kids, I won't sell them!
Keep in mind that to get extra special results it's going to take an extra special dose of everything you've got. So it's going to require you to make the decision right now to BELIEVE. BEGIN. BECOME. Commit yourself to 7-days, 7-pound weight loss. After all, all you have to lose is weight!
Need a little extra motivation? The favorite part of what I do is seeing people, just like yourself, succeed. Real people, living in the real world, achieving real results. I'd like to introduce you to a couple of them.
This is Janine — Janine is a 50-year old busy mom of two. She lost 90 pounds, but more importantly, she became symptom-free of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Prior to losing weight, in addition to the RA, Janine struggled with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, sleep apnea, edema, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, sciatica, osteopenia, and peripheral neuropathy. While never diagnosed as a diabetic, it was only a matter of time.
On 10/15/13, her doctor wrote "STOPPED" next to ten drugs she was taking for the above conditions, and "STOPPED" on all narcotic combinations for the above. She is now in her second year of remission from all.
And, this is Brianna — Brianna's story is opposite from most of our weight loss stories. She needed to muscle up and keep fat from being stored. Brianna needed to gain 30 pounds of lean muscle. We accomplished this by increasing her diet, and changing it to a thermogenic "low-low" (low fat and low carb) while changing her to metabolic, fat blasting workouts. She immediately began seeing results, resulting in her being very consistent. Like I said at the beginning—fast results create an excitement to continue.
Brianna worked out three times weekly for 30 minutes each. She used the Lean Core Workout and Recovery Stretch on her off days to help ease depression symptoms. She walked 2–3 times weekly, or whenever time allowed.
As you can now see, this is not a diet, but rather a lifestyle habit that everyone should be doing. Are you ready to lose 1 pound per day and melt belly fat? Your someday is today!
Natural Weight Loss Support
Is your weight loss stuck? Does it seem that no matter what you do you can't seem to lose those extra pounds? Chances are, you need a little natural weight loss support. I've been using this custom blend of raspberry ketones mixed with ten synergistically combined, highly effective ingredients with my clients to help control weight and cravings.
You may have seen me on the Dr. Oz Show when we discussed how powerfully effective they can be. We showed our very own before and after photos of LynFit clients who used LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones successfully to help them lose weight. Sex, age, and thyroid issues had made losing weight a struggle for them. They had also picked up some bad overeating and snacking habits.
Sex, age, and thyroid issues had made losing weight a struggle for them. They had also picked up some bad overeating and constant snacking habits due to hunger caused by elevated blood sugar levels and head hunger (more on this can be found in the Wall Street Journal Best Seller, The Metabolism Solution).
If you missed seeing those dramatic before and after photos, here they are again. You can experience a change like this as well. As always, LynFit doesn't take any before and after photos. We believe in 100 percent real people, with real results, with authentic photos. Results that were accomplished without spending hours upon hours in the gym. Certainly, metabolic workouts will enhance weight loss, but it's not a necessity.
At this point, it's vital to understand how important quality is. Raspberry ketones are extremely expensive to make. It takes 90 pounds of raspberries to produce one single dose. When you see a free offer or a bottle of raspberry ketones for $9.99, you know it's a scam. Chances are, they were not even derived from raspberries.
LynFit uses only the highest quality, pure ingredients — raspberry ketones included. We call this the LynFit Difference. That's how you get the best results while saving you money in the long run. The result is that you lose more weight, more efficiently.
I spend over 30 hours weekly researching, and searching for, the best crops—testing them before they ever reach a LynFit bottle. If you've ever tried LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones you know just how effective they are. That's why Dr. Oz was so interested in these particular raspberry ketones. In fact, they have now reached celebrity status.
LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones has helped thousands of people lose weight, and keep it off. It has helped to shape and re-shape some of the toughest bodies due to addressing the underlying issues that were preventing people from losing weight. No matter how hard or often they worked out, they just couldn't get the excess fat to burn off. That is until they started on LyFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones.
So, what are raspberry ketones? Raspberry ketone is a natural substance that gives raspberries their natural aroma. Believe it or not, this substance is also found in blackberries, cranberries, and kiwi. It has been added to ice cream and cosmetics as a flavorant. Raspberry ketones work best when combined with the correct amounts of certain ingredients such as B vitamins and green tea, just to name a few.
Raspberry ketones have been around for decades. It is well-known among fitness models, actors, and athletes — and for good reason. It is one of the most effective ways to switch the weight gain switch off, reduce appetite, and kill cravings. It does all this while providing natural energy.
As it's more effective when combined with the correct amounts of certain ingredients, you'll find it partnered with these natural ingredients found only in LynFit's formula:
Green tea leaf extract
- Chocolate bean powder
- White willow bark
Caffeine (less than a very small cup of coffee — 30mg)
Why do you need these natural ingredients? Think of it like this — your car needs many different types of fluids to run efficiently: gas, oil, transmission, brake — if you skip even one, your car won't run smoothly. Sometimes, it may not even run at all. Your body is no different.
Some supplement companies try to sell only the single ingredient. The reason is simple — to increase profits. LynFit cares more about you and your health than the bottom line. Your success is our profit, our bottom line.
I take LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones, as well as LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse, because I've struggled with my weight, intense cravings, and depression my entire life. Now, at age 48, I need the weight loss support more than ever with menopause at my door. Bottom line — I'm not just the creator/visionary of this custom supplement, I'm also a client and daily user out of need.
Where are you today?
- Do you need to bust through your weight loss plateau?
- Are hunger and cravings affecting your weight loss?
- Do you work out, yet your body still won't shed the weight?
- Do you wake up feeling depressed, even when nothing is wrong?
- Do you lack the energy to get through your day, yet alone a workout?
Then LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones is for you. Helping you with all the above is what it does best.
Unlike the popular Garcinia cambogia, 7Keto, and many more "wanna be" supplements, LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones is 100 percent authentic. It will help with the underlying issues that are hindering your weight loss.
In addition to providing your body with much-needed energy, LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones can also help you:
- Lose 2–5 pounds every week. If you combine it with the Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan and LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse, you can lose one pound per day. The more effort you put into it, the better your weight loss will be.
- Increase your metabolism, so you'll burn more calories all day—even while asleep. This is especially important because whenever you decrease your calories, your metabolism slows down. Yet, you only lose weight and burn off belly fat when you reduce your daily caloric intake. Natural weight loss support is vital in helping to overcome these issues, especially if you have been overweight, been on the diet yo-yo, and are a female over 35 years of age.
I use LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones and LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse when training fitness models (most have body fat of 15 percent or less — the hardest bodies to get to shed fat without harming health) to get ready for figure competitions, so you can imagine how effective it can be for you.
- Detoxing the body. Being overweight is toxic, so addressing the underlying issues by detoxing your body while burning that stubborn belly fat is
essential for lasting healthy weight loss, and a leaner you.
All these benefits, plus, boosting immunity (weight loss is stressful, which weakens immunity) while.....drum roll, please (and I need these big-time at this stage of my life).....increasing hair growth and improving skin elasticity.
If you're ready to lose that weight and burn off that stubborn fat, especially the belly fat that's hanging over your pants (FYI — this is the worst kind of fat and is terrible for your health), you can do exactly as these other people have done.
I love the Kelly Clarkson song that says, "What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger." If you want to change your body, you've got to change your life. There's no way around it. No change equals no change. Change IS hard, but it's so well worth it. It will never get easier, but you will get better at doing what you need to do. Practice is the only way out.
Here is the simple three-part plan they followed. Don't ever let taking supplements distract you from doing what needs to be done.
- Eat clean, thermogenic food
- Take your supplements for weight loss support
- Boost your metabolism with a new workout. Or, if you're not fit, start by doing the Recovery Stretch and Lean Core workouts.
How should you take LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones? Take (1) in the morning another at lunch (if you're over 200 pounds, you may need to take (2) to reach optimal dosage).
We suggest switching to decaf when using LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones so you can take both doses without feeling over-caffeinated.
NOTE: At dinner, add (2–3) LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse to your regimen to help digest and assimilate your food instead of storing it as fat.
The most popular way for my clients and fitness models to take ketones for optimal results is to open a capsule into the LynFit Complete Protein Shake. Simply put, they drink up their fat loss. Here's a delicious fat-blaster shake recipe for you to try — the Raspberry Ketone Fat Shredder:
- (½ cup) Water
- (5) Ice cubes
- (1–2 scoops) LynFit Chocolate Complete Protein Powder
- (1 cup) Frozen raspberries (strawberries may be substituted)
- (1 capsule) LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones — opened and poured into the shake
- Mix the ingredients in the blender until completely blended and drink up!
More information about all LynFit supplements, along with over 100 delicious thermogenic recipes, can be found in the Wall Street Journal Best Seller, The Metabolism Solution, and The Metabolism Solution Audiobook.
You can do this! When you feel like quitting, remind yourself why you started in the first place. Here's a little inspiration, courtesy of LynFit clients who, just like you, chose to Believe. Begin. Become!
Boost Your Metabolism By Boosting Your Fiber Intake With Lean Bars
Full confession — I'm addicted to LynFit Lean Bars. They have become my grab-and-go meal, and the #1 go-to food when I need to eat on the run or my sweet tooth yells and cravings hit (like every day). Thankfully, they satisfy me more than any candy, cookie, or cake.....seriously!
Since I've been eating Lean Bars daily, my health has improved, and I no longer fall off the weight loss wagon due to my ferocious, undying sweet tooth. So if you're a Lean Bar lover like me, you're going to love this great news. And if you're not, you just might change your mind after reading about this research.
By now I'm sure you're aware of fiber's importance and its reputation as a "keep you feeling full" nutritional hero. It gets even better, though. It turns out that certain fibers, such as prebiotic fiber (the kind found in LynFit Lean Bars), may also be a real superhero when it comes to the fountain of youth.
Research agrees. A new Australian study followed the diets and health statuses of over 1,600 adults for a 10-year period. At the beginning of the study, all the subjects were age 49 or over and free of any chronic disease. Over the course of the 10-year study period, only 15.5 percent of the subjects remained disease-free.
Looking at various aspects of diet, the researchers noted that fiber intake proved to be the most telling and biggest predictor of healthy aging, by a long shot. Study subjects that consumed the most fiber were 80 percent more likely to remain fully functional and free of any chronic disease.
These findings don't surprise me at all. Over the past 20 years, fiber has earned its reputation for its impressive list of full-service health benefits. Benefits that include reducing appetite, lowering glucose and cholesterol levels, improving digestive function, and most notably, feeding the all-important microbiome — better known as gut bacteria.
Prebiotics & Obesity
Although gastrointestinal physicians have long known that a disproportionate amount of unhealthy bacteria live in the guts of overweight patients, until now there has been no conclusive data on how prebiotic fiber might aid with considerable weight loss.
Now, however, findings show that not only do overweight individuals suffer from an unhealthy bacterial mix in the gut, but also incorporating a regimen of prebiotics into the diet helps these same overweight individuals lose weight, according to Belgian researchers at the Université Catholique de Louvain and published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Nutrition.
There is now an enormous amount of research that has occurred on gut microbiome (gut bacteria). The forefront of this research has been looking directly at the microbiome and bacterial makeup, and its relationship to the development of obesity and being overweight. As with everything we say at LynFit, there must be good science behind it first. Medical credibility is #1 on our list.
Microbiome (gut bacteria) controls your health. Prebiotic fiber nourishes your gut microbes and keeps your gut strong and fit and in good working order. So it's crucial that you eat fibrous vegetables (see veggie examples HERE and in The Metabolism Solution) and at least one LynFit Lean Bar daily.
A LynFit Lean Bar A Day Keeps The Pounds Away
Our busy lives make it difficult to meet our daily fiber numbers, but if you eat a LynFit Lean Bar daily, you'll be more than a third of the way to nailing your daily fiber intake goal. Studies show we should consume 30 grams of fiber daily. Preferably the prebiotic fiber like that found in LynFit Lean Bars. This specific fiber will help keep you regular, which helps to keep your stomach flat, unlike other fibers that will bloat you.
That's exactly the reason I made sure LynFit Lean Bars contain as much prebiotic fiber as possible. Each Lean Bar contains 9–10 grams of a unique prebiotic fiber to help keep you regular and feeling full.
The truth is, you simply cannot buy a better protein bar!
To get the most health and metabolic boosting benefits from the fiber you eat, you need to have an abundance of good bacteria residing in your colon. Here are some key strategies for establishing and maintaining a robust supply of fat-fighting, beneficial gut bacteria:
- Eat a LynFit Lean Bar every day
- Make your own high-fiber protein shake/smoothie
- Make a fiber-bomb dessert: Pour pre-made LynFit Complete Protein Shake over fresh cut peaches
- Take 2–3 LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse every night with dinner. LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse is a custom blended supplement containing nutrients that help your body digest food, so you're less prone to constipation. It's gentle enough to use every day.
- It's crucial to eat an abundance of plant-based, high-fiber foods daily. Good bacteria feed off of fiber and the more "real food" fiber you eat, the more good bacteria you will have in your gut. This is the most effective and powerful of all these strategies. Honestly, if you don't eat an abundance of fiber, success is almost impossible.
- Include fermented foods that contain live bacteria in your diet. Foods like sauerkraut and kimchi.
- Include superstar fiber content fruits and veggies in your diet. Foods like raspberries, snow peas, green apples, pears, canned tomato products, pumpkin, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, Brussel sprouts, okra, and artichoke hearts.
- Eat more beans. Strive for one serving daily, but be careful to measure out your serving. Beans pack a calorie punch. If you're still in the weight loss phase, eat beans instead of your usual protein at dinner. A typical serving is only ¼–½ of a cup. Every bean is different so be sure to check labels. Measure for measure, beans provide more fiber than any other food (about 3–4 times more than other fruits and veggies). All of them are fiber superstars so choose the ones you enjoy the most.
- Don't take antibiotics unless medically indicated. And, if you must take an antibiotic, be sure to take a daily probiotic supplement as directed (over-the-counter) while you are on the antibiotic and for a full two weeks after that.
- Gardening is great for immunity. Get out in nature and get dirty. The soil contains a whole ecosystem of good bacteria. Gardening is highly recommended, especially vegetable gardening. Why not grow your own?
A startling recent discovery has shown that most overweight people have a bad mix of colon bacteria. This bad mix is technically called dysbiosis. What causes this type of bad bacterial mix to occur? It is the type of diet, often high-meat and saturated fat, that overweight people have eaten for many years.
Prebiotics are not probiotics. A probiotic is a live bacteria that you take by mouth, as in yogurt or a pill, in the hope that it will make a beneficial change in the digestive tract. A prebiotic, on the other hand, is a plant fiber, a specialized form of soluble fiber that has distinct actions within the colon.
Simply put, these fibers are the fuel that drives the very best bacteria already in the colon to vigorously multiply. We know these good bacteria can and do grow and divide every 20 minutes if there is enough nourishment around. Keeping a rich supply of the best prebiotics, found in LynFit Lean Bars, in the colon is simply the healthiest thing you can do to prevent dysbiosis in the colon.
Quite simply, prebiotics are what makes LynFit Lean Bars different from every other protein bar on the market. They are the best protein bar you can buy.
Lean Bars are LynFit's very own custom-blended protein bar. They are made fresh (some by hand, not machine-made), making sure to protect these superhero prebiotics. How special are they? Special enough that the band Chicago's own Tris Imboden considers them his go-to snack food. As Tris says, "I simply won't go on the road without a supply of LynFit Lean Bars!"
LynFit blends weight loss and health management together in its Lean Bars. By combining, it becomes a holistic approach, which is needed for lasting weight loss to occur.
An important note to remember — you cannot overdose on fiber. If mild bloating should occur as your body adjusts, simply reduce the amount you're consuming. Make sure you're drinking enough water to help flush things out. You may even want to try drinking hot water with lemon every day.
The prebiotics found in LynFit Lean Bars will tend to encourage an acidity within the colon. This is very healthy and is the desired effect as it's what protects us from disease. Thankfully, when this does happen, smelly rectal gas or flatus does not develop. When rectal gas no longer has a bad smell, you know you are getting enough fiber. And, if you haven't arrived at that point yet.......simple, go back and read above.
NOTE: You may need to make sure you're allowing yourself enough time each day to go to the bathroom. Sorry to be so graphic, but constipation affects almost everyone when they change their diet. It also slows down and masks weight loss.
A Leaky Gut?
When you have bad bacteria and dysbiosis in the colon, the colon wall itself weakens and allows toxins, unwanted chemicals, and even bacteria parts to seep into the bloodstream and reach your liver. Eventually, your general health declines due to the toxins that are released and absorbed.
Toxins are bad for everyone, especially if you're overweight. They lead to chronic inflammation (aches, pains, and stiffness) throughout the body, and contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease. They also contribute to obesity due to the rise in blood sugar levels.
Dysbiosis is clearly related to increased insulin resistance and difficulty in blood sugar control. However, medical trials have shown that correcting dysbiosis with prebiotics, like the ones found in LynFit Lean Bars, make Diabetes 2 easier to control.
Colon and breast cancer are also associated with obesity and dysbiosis. There is much research being done to unravel the cause and effect. It is known, however, that you are in a different and worse group altogether if you are overweight and have dysbiosis.
If bad bacteria are present, or you become constipated, your body may not absorb nutrients, liquids, vitamins, and the minerals it should. This leads to feelings of fatigue, cause illness, and prevents weight loss. Have you ever wondered why you can't lose weight when you're not eating much? Now you know. All the more reason for establishing and maintaining that robust supply of good gut bacteria. It's also a good reason to make sure you're not constipated by taking LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse.
It is quite surprising that so much medical research has occurred so quickly in this area. So, let's review what we've learned:
- A predominance of good bacteria in the gut makes fewer calories than when bad bacteria are predominant.
- There is a hunger hormone made in the wall of the stomach. Less of this hormone is made when prebiotics are a rich part of your diet. You have less hunger.
- There are satiety or fullness hormones made in the wall of the small intestine. Prebiotics increase the release of these beneficial hormones to give you an earlier sense of fullness when you eat.
- A leaky gut is corrected, and the passage of toxins and other unwanted materials into the blood is slowed down or stopped.
- Blood sugar control is better, and there is less insulin resistance, which helps promote weight loss.
- Inflammation in the gut and body is reduced.
- Believe it or not, when a good bacterial balance is present in the gut, different chemical signals are sent to the brain via the blood stream. Positive behavioral emotions seem to occur, perhaps even changing your eating habits. Mood and emotions seem to improve.
For an easy-to-follow weight loss plan that includes LynFit Lean Bars, download the LynFit Lean Bar Diet HERE.
1. Delzenne, Nathalie M., Neyrinck, Audrey M., Cani, Patrice D. (2013) Gut microbiota and metabolic disorders: how prebiotic can work? Brit J of Nutr 109, Suppl. S2. S81-S85.
Boost Metabolism & Weight Loss While Supercharging Fat Loss!
Wanna drop a few pounds and melt off that stubborn belly fat? You can — all you need is a boost to jumpstart your weight loss and turn up your fat-burning by stacking your fat loss supplements.
- Burn fat
- Boost metabolism
- Crush cravings
- Improve energy and focus
The goal is to reduce body fat levels, and the best way to do this is to feed the muscle and starve the fat. Since muscle burns calories it's critical that you keep it. The best way to accomplish this is to follow the LynFit Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan.
The Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan is a low carb, low fat approach to losing weight and melting fat. It's the #1 way to lose weight faster and easier. It's also the healthiest way to lose weight. Since it's low in bad carbs and fat, but high in fiber (from vegetables) and lean proteins (such as LynFit Complete Protein Shakes, LynFit Lean Bars, and white fish), it helps to slow down the aging process as well. You cannot find a faster, easier, or better way to lose weight and melt belly fat.
Make sure you're drinking at least two LynFit Complete Protein Shakes daily to increase your metabolism and keep your hard earned muscle from being burned as fuel.
LynFit Complete Protein is unique due to the superior quality of whey that's used. This high-quality whey is also why it blocks cortisol levels from rising that may allow your body to store more fat. (NOTE: LynFit cannot guarantee theses results using other protein shakes and vegan proteins as they will not work the same way)
It doesn't matter if you're male or female, boosting your metabolism is the best way to supercharge your fat loss, creating fast, visible results that can be seen the first week you start.
The secret is stacking your fat loss supplements for maximum results. You'll burn more calories all day long, even while you sleep. Stacking fat loss supplements also prevent the metabolic slowdown that occurs when you reduce calories. LynFit's fat loss stack is the only fat loss formula that helps you overcome the common obstacles that will stop you from losing weight by addressing the underlying issues at the source, such as:
- Metabolic resistance (inability to lose weight)
- High blood sugar
- High blood pressure
- Depression and anxiety caused by improper diet
- Many, many more.....
Sometimes diet and exercise just aren't enough. That's where the smart use of safe supplements comes in. Below, are simple steps you can take to boost your metabolism and weight loss while supercharging your fat loss and reducing cellulite.
LYNFIT'S THERMOGENIC FAT LOSS STACK 101
Step One: Turn up the heat to increase your metabolism
Step Two: Prevent thyroid slowdown, regulate metabolism, and balance blood sugar levels
Step Three: Burn fat, kill cravings, and reduce cellulite
The most important time to take your fat loss stack is when you're not eating clean, so it's critical that you take your stack on vacation and your "off" days. Be sure to take them with a full glass of water or green tea each time.
You can download and print out an easy to use usage guide HERE.
More information about all these supplements can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
- Lisa Lynn
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Slimming Smoothie To Beat The Bloat & Boost Your Energy!
You'll find all different kinds of smoothies these days, but not all of them are good for weight loss. Some of them may be the very reason you can't keep your eyes open in the afternoon and feel bloated all the time.
To combat that, I'm going to show you a refreshing smoothie that is not only delicious, but also has Pokemon-Go super powers. This smoothie will help you rehydrate post-workout, rev up your fat burning, and beat the bloat.
When it comes to weight loss; beating bloat, and boosting energy, it's important to know what to add to them — and what NOT to add to them. That can make or break your weight loss and lead to feeling tired and bloated.
Nuts, nut milks, and nut butters such as peanut butter, almond milk, coconut milk, avocado, and chia seeds all add excessive amounts of fat. When you add them to your smoothie, you're also adding in their fat content, and effectively halting your weight loss. Adding even one tablespoon of these diet dealbreakers can use up your fat sugar budget for the whole day. After all, the whole objective to drinking a slimming meal replacement smoothie is to help reduce calorie levels and offset the not-so-good eating we all fall victim to.
While these foods may be very healthy, they also pack a big, bulky punch when it comes to additional calories in the form of fat, carbs, and diet-destroying sugar. Let's take a closer look at some of these smoothie mix-ins that cause bloat, and are better for weight gain vs. weight loss.
Vegetarian Proteins — they are not easy to digest and are not a complete protein unless you mix it with carbs, which is what you're trying to avoid. Vegan protein doesn't boost metabolism or block cortisol because it doesn't contain the right amount of specific ingredients your body needs.
1 tbsp. of peanut butter — has 8 grams of fat
¼ of an avocado — has 8 grams of fat
2 tbsp. of chia seeds — adds 6 grams of fat
1 cup of Almond Milk — adds 60 calories and 2.5 grams of fat, but the bigger issue is the 8 carb grams that come from sugar. Even if you buy unsweetened, you're still adding empty calories.
Adding excess fruit — yes, adding in excess fruit can be a diet dealbreaker because of the empty calories and excess sugar that can negatively impact your weight loss. Fat and sugar do nothing but make you feel bloated, block your weight loss, and zap your energy.
To reinforce, while healthy, these foods use up to ½ your daily fat budget. The bottom line is they add way too many calories to your breakfast, leaving you very little to slip up during the day, and the odds are you will—you're only human.
Now, let's turn the tables—using high-quality whey protein and NOT adding in these high-calorie ingredients can help you lose 15 pounds in one-year alone, with one simple step.
We're going to make a slimming smoothie that will boost your energy and weight loss while banishing bloat! This Tropical Slimming Smoothie will help you lose weight (up to a pound per day if you replace two meals with it), and energize you all day, without the highs and lows that energy drinks and gourmet coffee drinks create. And, you'll feel less bloated the same day you start leaning out your smoothie.
First off, if you want a clean smoothie, you've got to make it yourself. You want to use only LynFit Complete Protein as your base and only mix in low or no-calorie mix-ins (besides tasting absolutely delicious, you aren't adding any extra calories, carbs, or sugars).
When you use LynFit Complete Protein, your metabolism will not slow down as a result of dieting and eating less. In fact, just the opposite happens — you'll speed up your metabolism by 25 percent, boost energy, and reduce bloating.
So, here's the smoothie recipe you've been waiting for. The fruit smoothie that will help you lose weight, boost energy and banish bloat. All while hydrating you and providing all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy.
TROPICAL SLIMMING SMOOTHIE (hormone-free, soy-free, gluten-free, no fat added, no sugar added)
(2 scoops) LynFit Vanilla Complete Protein Shake
(1–2 ounces) LynFit Daily Power Shot (frozen tastes better)
(4–6) Ice cubes
(½ cup) Water
Blend the ingredients together until thoroughly combined and sip yourself slim — it's that simple! Takes less than a minute and costs less than a cup of coffee.
This DIY Tropical Slimming Smoothie not only saves you time and money, it saves you a lot of calories too. You'll lose over 400 calories and 10+ teaspoons of sugar. Sugar from fruit is the #1 reason for bloating.
Better yet, you'll be gaining some significant factors:
- A faster metabolism
- Revved up fat loss
- Sustained energy
- Nourished, healthy body
By adding LynFit Daily Power Shot to your LynFit Complete Protein Shake, you'll be rehydrating and replacing lost nutrients due to sweat and exercise. It will also add 90 essential nutrients and 60 trace minerals that your body cannot make on its own. You'll also be adding electrolytes to hydrate your body, which is the secret to banishing that bloated feeling.
LynFit Complete Protein has been clinically proven to deliver the highest quality protein you can buy. It's known for being a better hunger suppressor than eggs and some proteins; such as tuna and turkey. Simply put, it's just not some any old whey protein. It's the most rapidly digested of all supplemental proteins.
What does that mean to you? The amino acid in LynFit Complete Protein is rapidly absorbed, so the process of repair can be accelerated. Additionally, LynFit Complete Protein is loaded with health-building nutrients, including B-Complex vitamins, selenium, calcium, and iodine — the metabolic boosting secret.
Last thoughts: Make smoothies your go-to food when you're craving junk or feeling hungry. Hunger isn't a bad thing. It means your body needs nutrition, and that's exactly what you should feed it—not the stuff we normally reach for.
More go-to shake recipes can be found in The Metabolism Solution. You'll also find over 100 delicious thermogenic recipes that your whole family will absolutely love!
- Lisa Lynn
- Tags: minerals nourishment nutrients protein protein shake snack sugars supplements weight loss
Energize Your Body & Your Weight Loss
One of the worst parts about losing weight is a lack of energy. There are some things you need to be doing to avoid the dreaded energy slump. And the best news? You can do it without caffeine and sugar.
Power your energy and metabolism with protein. While fat contains more energy than protein (9 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram for protein), protein has a different advantage. Protein releases energy at a much slower rate, helping to prevent blood sugar fluctuations that not only sap energy but can also slow weight loss, especially if you overeat.
The best sources of protein when it comes to boosting energy and fat loss include the whey found in LynFit Complete Protein Shakes and LynFit Lean Bars, fish, poultry, egg whites, and cottage cheese. A more detailed protein list is found in The Metabolism Solution and the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan.
Boost your energy with water—water works. Did you know being even a little dehydrated can slow your metabolism by three percent and make you feel groggy? It can also compromise brain function. If you're in doubt as to whether or not you're drinking enough water, chances are.....you're not.
While we've all heard "eight glasses of water a day keeps the pounds away" — this may not be enough when it comes to losing weight. It's best to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water each day. It's very important to listen to your body and include numerous water-rich vegetables such as lettuce, cucumbers, celery, broccoli, tomatoes, and some fruits in your diet.
If you're following the Advanced Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan you're most likely getting your hydration needs met because you should be drinking a full glass of water each time you take your supplements and eating 5–10 servings of veggies daily.
Start your day with LynFit's energy water. Simply add one ounce (one serving) of LynFit Daily Power Shot to your water and drink up. It's delicious, and that makes reaching your daily water quota easier.
Avoid the caffeine crash—the buzz that wears off, leaving you feeling even worse than before. Like sugar, caffeine is only a temporary fix for lack of energy. Actually, lack of energy is almost always the reason for falling off track.
While it's okay to have a cup of coffee in the morning after you've had a full glass of water while taking your supplements, that doesn't mean it's okay to call one of those 24-ounce mugs a cup.
You don't have to quit caffeine completely or go cold turkey. Just be sure you're drinking your coffee black and without sugar. Better yet, add your coffee to your Complete Protein Shake for a delicious, healthier version. Or, try green tea after your first cup of coffee.
Green tea is one of the best hydrators. It has about a ¼ the caffeine of your average cup of coffee. Green tea contains catechins, a natural stimulant that boosts central nervous system activity to increase energy levels and fight fatigue while boosting immunity and fat loss.
If you really just can't quit coffee, and you're drinking it black, at least try to stick to only 2–3 cups daily. Be sure to stay caffeine-free after 12 noon so you don't affect your sleep. You need to be caffeine-free for six hours before bedtime, and you should be going to bed prior to 11:00 p.m.
Steer clear of sugar. Juice, juicing, as well as coffees with creamers or milk added, contain more sugar than soda. Sugar does give you a quick hit of energy. That's why we crave it. The harsh reality is that it also causes you to crash just as quickly as it lifted you up. It's a hard crash that also leads you to cravings.
The quick spike in blood sugar levels, and the dip afterward, can tax your body's adrenal system, your body's regulator of energy. This complication is why you feel so horrible coming off the white stuff. To prevent this damage, it's best to reach for a protein-packed snack like LynFit Lean Bars when the mid-afternoon cravings kick in. A handful of almonds or walnuts on top of your Complete Protein Shake is delicious and will hit that cravings spot.
Take your vitamins. Most of the time, when you lacking energy, it's your body's way of telling you it needs nutrients. Most times, we give it what it doesn't need vs. what it does need. Why not get your buzz on by taking your vitamins. Better yet, drink them, courtesy of the LynFit Daily Power Shot.
LynFit Daily Power Shot contains over 90 essential nutrients and trace minerals, which your body doesn't make. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains B vitamins that are in colloidal form, meaning they are absorbed easier and faster. You'll feel better faster due to their small size.
B vitamins are critical when it comes to weight loss and energy production because they aid in just about every category. Vitamin B2 (also known as Riboflavin) is necessary for the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates into energy, while Niacin (vitamin B3) and all of its derivatives, help convert glucose to energy. Last, but not least, thiamin (vitamin B1), folic acid (vitamin B6), vitamin B12, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) play a role in energy production. In short, these multivitamins and mineral are like adding gas to a fire—they make it burn faster.
Certain foods; such as leafy green vegetables, whey Complete Protein Shakes and Lean Bars, fish, seafood, and poultry are great sources of B vitamins. Supplementing with these vitamins is much more effective because they are combined in a way where the results are maximized, allowing you to be more consistent that relying on your diet alone. Supplementing also ensures that you're getting the right combination, in exactly the amounts your body needs. You may want to consider ordering LynFit Daily Power Shot, LynFit Recovery Agent, and LynFit Pure Omega 3 to add extra ammunition to your weight loss and energy arsenal.
A word on the power of energy enzymes: Mitochondria are the workhorse in every living cell in your body. Yet these hard working mitochondria are essentially useless if it wasn't for its enzymes, mitochondria's partner in crime—specifically Co-Q10 (found in LynFit Daily Power Shot and LynFit Cutting Edge). These enzymes are critical to maintaining energy in the body. Unfortunately, they are also found in red meat, which is not good for your weight loss. This makes supplementing even more important.
Of course, there are other sources, such as whole grains, yeast, and some leafy green vegetables. But to get the desired amount your body needs it's recommended that you supplement to guarantee that your body gets what it needs on a consistent basis.
Then there are the good fats that we don't seem to get enough of—Omega 3. Every person—even your dog(s)—should be taking Omega 3 every day. While all of us get enough of the Omega 6 fats that can be the cause of inflammation that saps our energy, Omega 3 is a different story altogether. In addition to promoting optimal cognitive function, and helping to reduce symptoms of inflammation (aches, pains, hair loss, skin issues), Omega 3 helps the body balance blood sugar levels, which helps to fight off hunger and cravings. It helps the body store glycogen, the body's primary source of stored fuel.
To increase your Omega 3 intake, you could add salmon, tuna, and other fatty fish to your diet twice weekly. For the best results, I prefer to rely on LynFit Pure Omega 3, a concentrated prescription-grade fish oil supplement. Flax and other plant sources of Omega 3 are not the same and will not provide you with the same results as fish oil. Buy the best, and you'll use less.
Gotta get moving to work out the kinks. I know, I know—I can hear you screaming at me now. And, I agree—it sounds counterintuitive that working out when you feel completely exhausted could possibly increase your energy. The reality is it can, and it will. Exercise can help you power through the rest of your day.
If you're feeling more tired than usual, try LynFit Recovery Stretch, or opt for a low impact exercise that allows you to relax—like walking.
Of course, there are literally dozens of reasons why your energy levels may be low. Being overweight, menopausal, or hypothyroidism (which I struggle with myself) all lead to low energy levels. So it's always a good idea to rule out any medical causes. Have your physician run simple blood tests to eliminate low thyroid function, iron level abnormalities, food allergies or sensitivities to make sure your fatigue isn't anything more, and, never underestimate stress.
Stress affects the body more than most of us realize. While we can't change our lives, we do need to change the way we think about things. Gratitude works. Count your blessings while you take your daily walk. You'll feel better fast.
Go to bed! Prevention is the best cure, and that leads me to sleep. Sleep is the most important step when it comes to boosting energy and protecting your health. Sleep needs vary by age, gender, stress, activity levels, and other factors. A good rule-of-thumb is to try and catch 6–8 hours of lean, energy boosting, high-quality sleep nightly.
If you struggle with sleep, reach for a natural approach like LynFit Lean Sleep with Melatonin. Melatonin will not only help you fall asleep, but it also helps you get a better quality restorative sleep while helping to melt off stubborn belly fat.
If you still feel like your energy's lagging throughout the day, schedule some time for a mid-afternoon 20-minute nap to take that edge off. Be sure to keep naps to 30 minutes or less. Anything more and you could wake up feeling even more sluggish than you did before. If you can't nap; relax and put your feet up in a reclined position. This is also a great refresher.
For more sleep tips, refer to The Metabolism Solution.
I’m finding that I have very low levels of energy since I started losing weight, and I even feel dizzy at times. I’m worried that I’m not eating enough. Could this be because my body is still adapting to the dietary changes I’ve made and adjusting to less carbohydrate intake? How long does this usually last? I’m also finding that I don’t have the energy to work out like I used to. Any suggestions?
This question from a LynFit customer is very common and points out the very issues that need to be addressed for you to lose weight and feel energized. If these issues aren't addressed quickly, it often leads to falling back into the old eating habits that resulted in becoming overweight to begin with.
First, it's important to realize that making any kind of change is difficult, and there will be some speed bumps along the way. Each person responds differently to dietary changes, especially when processed carbohydrates are removed and your eating is put back into nutritional perspective vs. eating all the time.
The adjustment time depends on individual factors, which most of the time will lead you back to the reasons you were struggling with your weight. Things such as how dependent you are on food for emotional reasons, or to stimulate your body instead of providing your body with what it really needs. Necessities such as sleep and rest. Additionally, your body will react to how much it may be addicted to sugar and processed carbs.
If you're coming from a place of high carbohydrate intake (processed carbs are the worst), you may have to take it slowly at first. Frankly, there is no easy way to go through this "low carb flu" except to go through it. I prefer a cold turkey approach because it gets you where you want to go faster, and makes it easier to stick to your meal plan. You see the results and begin to feel better more quickly.
If the cold turkey approach isn't right for you, you don't have to quit your plan entirely. If you're struggling, simply begin your day by drinking a LynFit Complete Protein Shake for breakfast for one week. Then, add it to your lunch the second week. The third week, remove your mid-morning snack. Remember, this is your diet and your meal plan. Design it to work according to what you need or your schedule dictates.
It's important to remember that just like driving a car, the more gas you give, the faster you go. The less gas you apply, the slower you go. If you find yourself in the slow lane—don't panic. What I love best about the Accelerated Metabolic Boosting Meal Plan is that it's a guarantee that you'll lose weight, and you have all the control. That means you can take your time if you need to. That includes how and when you take your supplements. If it's too much to follow the supplement schedule, start at your own pace.
It's vital that you don't quit because you struggle a bit. We all struggle. Let's face it—if it were easy everyone would be doing it. Real, lasting change happens when you leave your comfort zone, so fight for what you want without hurting yourself.
As you begin to reduce your caloric intake, track your weight loss daily and how you're feeling. Try to keep everything else in your daily routine the same. That way it will be easier to identify what is causing your lack of energy. It just might be right in front of you, and may be the reason you find yourself wanting to reach for more food than what your body needs.
Note the duration and quality of your sleep as well. Also include your exercise routine, or lack of one, stress levels, and any other big changes you're experiencing.
For some of us, trying to make too many changes at one time sets us up for issues, while for others, they feel better right away. That' why it's important to pay close attention to what your body is saying and listen to what it really needs.
Also, make sure you're not overdoing it in any one area, especially when it comes to over or under-exercising. Balance is crucial. If needed, dial back a little if fatigue is beginning to affect your health and healthier eating.
The real physiological adjustment to a dietary can take up to two to three weeks. This is especially true when it comes to lowering or removing the not-so-healthy carbs from your diet. There's a lot more going on physically than you might realize. Changes such as a significant decrease in blood sugar levels, lowering of blood fats, and hormones beginning to become balanced again, helping to turn off your hunger and cravings while prompting your body to burn fat for fuel vs. asking you to feed it every chance you get.
These metabolic changes can only happen if you are consistent and following the plan. If you feel you cannot take it, and decide to eat whatever you want to soothe those uncomfortable feelings, you'll derail your hard-earned efforts that took weeks to get. While not everyone will have to be this strict, those of us who struggle with our weight or have any type of metabolic resistance such as hypothyroidism and high blood sugar levels, or have tried every diet on the planet, may need to stand firm through this struggle while detoxing. It will feel like the flu, thus earning the name "low carb flu."
This diet does have carbs in it, but from a fibrous source that boosts weight loss vs. the carbs that cause weight gain such as cereals, bread, rice, and pasta. More information on weight-gaining carbs can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
Be sure you're not missing your protein shakes and that you're eating all the leafy greens you should be. Make sure you're taking your supplements, especially LynFit Pure Omega 3. When your body gets what it needs from good fats, lean protein, and vegetables, you can get the energy needed (from glucose) for your brain to function, keep your energy levels balanced, and fuel your body.
As you can now see, there really isn't a good reason to not eat according to the plan. The best way to get the energy you need is to eat the kinds of food that provide that energy. And, when you feel you need an extra boost of energy—eat more of the right stuff, that's good for your body vs. reaching for the wrong foods that will only leave you wanting more.
The truth is, when you get into those stressful times, you may not be craving those kinds of food. It's your stress levels taking you out of balance, leading to you craving all the wrong foods. That all being said, if your body needs fuel, the easy fill-up is to reach for a LynFit Complete Protein Shake or LynFit Lean Bar. Worst case scenario—have both. Doing so will keep your body from eating up the hard earned, precious muscle tissue that helps to keep your metabolism revved up and your skin tight.
It's the liver's job to convert the protein we eat into glucose. This process is fueled by fat, so it's important that you're taking in enough of the nutrients needed (LynFit Complete Protein, LynFit Daily Power Shot, LynFit Pure Omega 3) to keep your body fueled properly and its processes running smoothly.
NOTE: If you are constipated or feeling bloated, you may want to consider adding LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse to your daily regimen to help detox your liver.
LynFit Raspberry Ketone Cleanse and LynFit Pure Omega 3 are support products that may be added to your daily regimen but are not included in any of the LynFit kits because not everyone needs them. You can add them if you feel you need the support. I would suggest taking them if you're not eating fish twice weekly.
Now I'd like to talk about the type and amount of exercise you're doing. It matters more than you might realize. I suggest a specific type of exercise that boosts metabolism vs. slowing it down, and for a very good reason—it's the best way to stay at, or below, an hour or less for intensive workouts. The reason less than a half hour is so important is that the body can only store 200–300 grams of glycogen daily without carb-loading (carb-loading is a technique used for weight gain). That is an important number due to it being just enough fuel to get you through an hour of moderate metabolic boosting workouts. That 200–300-gram limit is where your body needs to be to burn fat.
The fact is, two hours of intense workouts, whether it's CrossFit or running, will leave your body tired and often craving carbs. If you perform the metabolic boosting workouts as suggested in The Metabolism Solution, no matter how intense, the body won't begin to break down muscle for fuel (glucose). You'll not only feel better; you'll look better too. Your body will recover faster and more efficiently by burning fat and will be able to restock the 200–300 grams of glycogen for the next day.
If weight loss is your goal, working with your body, not against its physiology, will bring about the best results. It's okay, even suggested, that you exercise longer at a lower level (approximately 60 percent of your max heart rate).
If your workout leaves you feeling ravenous or to the point where you can't stop eating, you're working yourself too hard, and it's counter-productive to your weight loss efforts. Allow for one day rest periods between intense workouts. These rest periods are intended for productive healing and to help lower cortisol levels, which can negatively affect weight loss. You can always do the Recovery Stretch at a low level of intensity or take a nice walk (the kind where others want to join you) to feel better fast.
Now is your time to begin using natural energy boosters to enhance your weight loss and fitness goals!
- Lisa Lynn
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Get Your Mojo Back With Natural Energy Boosters
Do you wake up in the morning not feeling refreshed — even after a full night's sleep? You're not alone. Fatigue and lack of energy are the #1 health complaint of all ages. Lack of energy is the very reason most diets fail.
Fatigue is largely responsible for our national obesity epidemic and our growing waistlines. Fatigue causes us to crave sugar and carbs and all the wrong foods. Fatigue has also been known to escalate mood swings and irritability. Fatigue may also be one of the reasons that depression is on the rise.
If you feel tired all the time, your body is trying to tell you something. If you listen to it (your body), you just might learn the reason "why" you're tired all the time. Energy—it controls every system in your body, including your metabolism and health.
So if you're ready to get your mojo back, you just might be surprised at how simple the solution may be. Here are the Top 4 reasons you're always tired and the simple solutions to boost your energy.....
PROBLEM #1: Too little sleep and lack of quality (restorative) sleep.
PROBLEM #2: We don't eat enough energy-boosting protein. This makes you feel exhausted from the moment you wake up, as well as causing cravings for all the wrong kinds of food that are full of caffeine and sugar. Even worse, this lack of energy-boosting protein causes weight gain. Protein is often the most ignored nutrient (especially in women). In addition to affecting energy levels, it can adversely affect muscle tone. That's why you get "jiggly arms."
Most of us are living on either gourmet coffees or juices, and we think they're good for us. An hour later our energy is crashing again due to the abundance of sugar they contain. They lack the nutrients needed to protect our health and boost energy. This sets up a vicious cycle of depending on these expensive drinks that zap our energy and rob our health.
PROBLEM #3: The afternoon "dead zone" when it seems your energy bottom falls out. After lunch, when you're exhausted and can't focus on work let alone get your workout in, most of us grab the wrong foods when we need a pick-me-up. This sets us off into a negative feedback food loop.
What you might not know can zap your energy and cause weight gain. You see, most commercially purchased protein and cereal bars are loaded with sugars, fats, and unidentifiable carbs that cause weight gain. To put it bluntly, most contain the wrong nutrients for your body, despite what their label might claim. In fact, most of the protein bars we all eat don't even have enough protein in them to be classified as a "protein" bar. But they do pack a punch, due to one thing — sugar! Some of these so-called protein bars have more sugar in them than a handful of your favorite candy.
carbohydrates that zap energy and stop fat loss. Actually, in the long run, they will make you hungrier. Ultimately, it's all about making better choices.
PROBLEM #4: Your body lacks the critical essential nutrients that it needs to stay energized and healthy. Stress, weight loss, workouts, and drinking can deplete your body quickly, which increases your nutritional needs. Most of us are going the quick fix route instead of identifying the root of the problem that's causing the fatigue. Products like Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy supplements might provide a quick fix but may leave your body worse off and nutrient-depleted. This is why you crash and feel your energy has been zapped.
Boost your energy naturally today. A nourished body is a healthy body, and a healthy body loses weight easier!
*University of Granada. ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 September 2013. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130925091745.htm
- Lisa Lynn
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