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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

  1. Go to bed 1 hour earlier (turn off all lighted technology). Can't sleep? Take (1) LynFit Lean Sleep.
  2. Say it out loud: "I can do this!" - Fake it until you make it. No if's, and's or but's.
  3. No alcohol all weekend. Zero. It feeds belly fat.
  4. Don't cheat this weekend. Stick to the plan.
  5. Worry about nothing, pray about everything, and pray before each meal. It will slow you down.
  6. Do the metabolic workout and walk for 60 minutes (both on the same day).
  7. Drink more water all day long and if you're already doing that - drink more.
  8. Say only positive messages all day, versus the negative ones you've been saying......."I love my legs", no matter what size they are.
  9. Drink a Protein Shake for breakfast and lunch. Go vegetarian for dinner.
  10. Exhale. Focus on your breath today. Improper breathing, holding your breath, creates big bellies. Exhale.
  11. Eat earlier tonight. Aim to eat 3-4 hours prior to bedtime.
  12. Have a LynFit Lean Bar as your lunch today versus your usual cheat food.
  13. Swap out overused over-the-counter meds (unless prescribed by a physician) that slow your metabolism and use LynFit Recovery Agent instead. 
  14. Swap out the fattening fats for LynFit Pure Omega-3, the essential fat that helps you burn fat.
  15. Pay attention to portions. Don't know what they are? See "The Metabolism Solution".
  16. Don't eat between meals. Nothing - not even veggies.
  17. Walk 10,000 steps or 60 minutes. Keep this up every day after today as well.
  18. Fight back against cravings today by taking (1) LynFit Carb Edge and (1) LynFit Pure Omega-3, 30 minutes before meals.
  19. 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".
  20. Be a blessing to 10 people today by telling them something you think is awesome about them. You get back what you put in.
  21. 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

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!

How To Cheat And Still Lose Weight

How to cheat and still lose weight - halloween cnadyHalloween typically means lots of candy everywhere. The foods we crave are lurking around every corner, and this can be hazardous to your waistline. That's why it's so important to turbo-charge your metabolism before those temptations present themselves.

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us end up eating more than we care to admit, especially around holidays and special occasions. The only way to come away from a "bad eating day" is to plan for them ahead of time by giving your metabolism a jolt, so it's in high gear. This will allow you to burn more calories even while you're sitting at your desk.

There are a few simple tricks that can allow you to enjoy a few treats without gaining an ounce. It's all about balance. After all, we're only human and live in the real world. It's important to be honest with yourself and have a snack attack plan.

Below are three simple steps you can take to safely boost your metabolism so that you burn more calories all day long; not only on Halloween but any day that you know you're going to overeat. These steps will keep the candy from making a permanent home on your thighs. In fact, these metabolism boosters can help you lose weight even when cheating.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #1 - The day of indulging and the morning after

Boost your metabolism 25 percent to accelerate your weight loss and detox the sugar. Drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake made with a handful of spinach to alkalize your body. It will not only keep you healthy but also keep cravings in check, so they don't get the best of you.

Take (1) LynFit Accelerator with Raspberry Ketones (which is loaded with additional appetite suppressing agents) to give your metabolism an extra jolt. The Raspberry Ketones will help kill cravings, so you have control over the candy rather than the candy controlling you.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #2 - Do the math and know the numbers first

Before you cheat, know the numbers. Knowing your caloric, fat and carb allowances will allow you to plan out your cheat splurge ahead of time so you can eat what you love and still lose weight. We all have a "cheat allowance" to spend every day, and if you know your numbers, you can plan ahead and factor it into your daily caloric intake. Bottom line, if you're counting calories, carbs and sugars, and you've boosted your metabolism into high gear with Step #1, those calories don't stand a chance.

We should all know how much fat and carbs we are supposed to eat every day so you can budget these "extra expenses" into your daily caloric intake. Knowing your numbers can help you lose a pound a day without eating perfect. In my book, "The Metabolism Solution", I go into detail about how many calories you should be eating each day, as well as the magic number of carbs to stick to if you're serious about melting belly fat. Do you know your numbers? If not, that may be why you're not losing weight.

Metabolism Boosting Tip #3 - Allow your body to cleanse

Allow your body to cleanse by not eating for 12 hours after your last meal, and repeat Step #1. An example: If you ate your last candy bar at 10 pm on Halloween, don't eat again until 10 am the next day. This allows your system to cleanse itself and lowers blood sugar levels before beginning to load up on food again. Lowering blood sugar levels is a secret to losing weight. This trick also reboots your sweet tooth and kills cravings.

In conclusion, you can enjoy those "bad eating days" without fear of it ruining all the hard work you've already done. The key; advance planning.

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

Ingredients:
(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)

Directions:
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.

Sleep Lean

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

LynFit 30 Day Fall Fitness ChallengeI 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.....

  1. Replace 2 meals with Complete Protein Shakes. DO NOT add any fruit or extra calories to the Shakes.
  2. Plank for 2 minutes.
  3. Walk for 60 minutes. Already walk for 60? Add another 15 minutes.
  4. Don't eat between meals! You'll survive, I promise!
  5. Do the Lean Core workout in addition to The Metabolic Booster.
  6. Eat at least 10 servings of vegetables today.
  7. Lift heavier weights during your workout today and do the same amount of reps.
  8. Drink your coffee black.
  9. Do LynFit's Metabolic Booster workout and walk 60 minutes today.
  10. Eat ONLY between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
  11. Do 30 repetitions instead of the usual 12-15 while doing the Metabolic Workout.
  12. Take Pure Omega at 12 noon and again at 3pm to halt cravings before they begin and balance blood sugar levels.
  13. Exercise 2 times today - before breakfast and after dinner.
  14. Add a set of 100 repetitions of power squats to your day.
  15. Eat a Lean Bar for lunch with a cup of tea.
  16. Do 10 push-ups every hour today.
  17. Drink a 6oz. glass of water every hour.
  18. Do the Recovery Stretch at the end of your day.
  19. Take Carb Edge 3 times today instead of 2.
  20. Do a set of 15 jumping jacks in between each set of exercises (hit pause during Metabolic Booster).
  21. Skip that one food you crave. You'll prove to yourself that you can do it.
  22. Do your favorite stretch 3 times today.
  23. Eat only leafy greens today to incinerate fat (use only zero calorie dressing).
  24. Double or triple your cardio today.
  25. Take Cutting Edge before your workout to burn more fat.
  26. Do Power 30, Recovery Stretch, and walk today. It's a fitness marathon.
  27. Go to bed 1 hour earlier tonight and wake up refreshed. Can't sleep? Take Lean Sleep.
  28. Do as many rounds as you can of plank for 2 minutes, 100 squats, 20 push-ups and 20 jumping jacks - time yourself.
  29. Drink a Complete Protein Shake for dinner tonight and have egg whites for breakfast instead. You'll wake up lean.
  30. 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

D-Boost Your Diet And Lose 6 Times More Weight

LynFit Vitamin D3 BoostIf you're not losing the weight you'd like to, low vitamin-D levels may be the reason. A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that 77% of Americans are vitamin-D deficient. But another study grabbed my attention in an even bigger way.....

A recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition is getting lots of attention, and for good reason. Obese women who were put on a 15-week diet, fortified with vitamin-D, lost 6 times more weight than women who followed just the diet alone. The end result? Not just better weight loss but more fat loss as well.

When you fuel your body with the vitamin-D that it needs, it releases fat storage and causes your body to go into a fat burning state. This one healthy step could also speed up you weight loss by 70%.

You might think that your body receives enough vitamin-D from the sun alone. Did you know that "sun worshipers" actually tend to be low in vitamin-D? Anytime we overdo anything, including the sun, we actually create a need for more; essentially creating a demand for the very nutrient we get too much of - in this case, vitamin-D. 

I found this to be especially true for me personally. I worshiped the sun and even used sun beds to "fix" my craving for it. Who knew that the "fix" would later become a problem, presenting itself in the form of melanoma? Melanoma - the very reason I created my own LynFit brand vitamin-D. 

The first call I made when I found out I had cancer was to an incredible group of physicians that I had met. I needed to lean on them not only for support, but more importantly, for their knowledge on how to fight melanoma. To a person they all agreed on one thing; vitamin-D to boost my immune system.

Running to my nearest health food store to buy some reputable vitamin-D I realized why people get so frustrated when it comes to buying any type of supplement. Not one vitamin-D supplement contained the recommended amount (4mg per thousand milligrams) needed to boost my immunity. Not to mention, they were not made from reliable sources. The solution - I set out to make my own following the LynFit integrity principles:

    • Use the best possible ingredients
    • Use the right amounts to get results
    • Buy from the most reliable sources

The end result: LynFit Vitamin-D3 Boost, specially formulated for weight loss with the added immune boosting ingredient Wellmune WGP. Wellmune is a natural ingredient that supports overall health and wellness by boosting the body's immunity. LynFit Vitamin-D3 Boost may also aid in:

    • Proper digestion and food absorption
    • Improved muscle strength
    • Overall sense of well-being and good health

Why supplement with Vitamin-D3 Boost? Most of us naturally need to after age 35, especially if you're overweight and have excess body fat. Vitamin-D is stored in fat tissue making it less available to be used by our body. We need to have it circulating in our blood and ready to be used. Most of us don't get enough sunlight for proper vitamin-D levels, especially when practicing sun safety using sunscreens as we should. Sunscreens reduce the skin's ability to make vitamin-D by 90-99%. Additionally, medications such as blood pressure medicine and hormone replacements may interfere with natural vitamin-D replenishment.

You can never have enough support when it comes to protecting your health. When you add in the extra benefit of aiding in weight and fat loss vitamin-D is a win-win for everyone.

Melt Belly Fat Without Ever Going To The Gym

You've heard me say, "It's all about the moves". Well, it is. Have you ever asked yourself why you're spending so much time in the gym and you're still not seeing the results you want to? It's 90% diet and only 10% sweat when it comes to slimming your belly and losing weight.

That being said; we do need to work out. But if what you're doing isn't working it's time for a change. I say skip the gym and do metabolic boosting workouts at home instead. One of the best ways to harness the power of your metabolism is to make sure your workouts are "metabolic" and that your abdominal moves are going to flatten your tummy versus making it worse.

Did you know that people who work out at home get better results faster? In my 25+ years as a trainer I can vouch for this. The best part - they are able to maintain their fitness and weight loss results because it takes half the time to work out at home. You can get a complete metabolic workout done in the time that it would take to drive to and from a gym. All you need to work out at home is a pair of dumbbells and plan.

If you're not sure of form it is a good idea to follow a DVD like the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Workout DVDs or workouts that can easily be downloaded to a portable device. Metabolic workouts are designed to get you in shape fast in less time than a typical gym workout. They will boost your metabolism rather than bulk you up.

Even beginners can do this. Metabolic boosting workouts won't injure you the way some of the high intensity fitness programs can. The women I know who have done metabolic boosting workouts say they not only lost 1 pound per day but they also saw physical results in the same week while not getting hurt, making it easier to stick to the program.

For a flatter stomach you need to strengthen your core and the best way to do this without making your stomach stick out more is by doing Side Core Raises versus using machines. Most sit-ups do absolutely nothing when it comes to strengthening your core/tummy muscles. Most gym machines and classic abdominal moves actually make your stomach stick out even worse; or as we say in my business, "distend", or stick out. Who wants that? When it comes to trimming your tummy and melting belly fat you need your metabolism more than ever. Remember: It's always better to choose floor work over gym machines.

You want to train movements not just muscles if you're serious about getting your tummy trim and making your stomach flat. Here are two tummy trimming moves that also boost your metabolism to do at home that will melt belly fat and keep you out of the gym:

The Tummy Trimming Side Core Raise

Side Core RaiseLying on your side on your elbows, lift your body off the floor using your core. Too hard? Use an arm or leg to help out. Be sure to keep your body in a straight line. You can do this against a wall at first to be sure you stay in proper alignment.
Perform 2-3 sets of 12-15 repetitions - No weight needed.



Working the core so your abs get flatter is more than doing abdominal work. It also means you need to work the stabilizing muscles which help keep us upright and help with better posture. In order to work these muscles we need to work all of the muscles of the core including the buttocks and lower back.


Butt-Lifter | Posture-Correcting Rear Fly

Rear FlyLying face down with your arms out to the side (like a bird) and squeezing your buttocks together tightly, raise your upper body off of the floor using your lower back muscles as if your were reverse flying.
Perform 2-3 sets of 12-15 repetitions. To make it more difficult use 2-3 pound hand weights.


Check out The Metabolism Solution for more information about metabolic boosting workouts.

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:

Ingredients
(1) cup, peanut butter
(1) cup, clean whey Vanilla protein powder
¼ cup, honey

Directions
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.