New Haven (WTNH) - Fitness expert Lisa Lynn was here this morning to explain what
we need to know about metabolism, which plays a key role in getting
and keeping your body in shape.
Here are some things that Lisa says will slow your
Alcohol- Alcohol stops fat loss dead in its tracks.
Everyone knows someone who is has skinny legs and a huge belly- the
culprit is alcohol. Not to mention that it will keep you in bed
later and not make you feel well, so you are less inclined to get
to the gym.
Not exercising frequently enough- Many people think that
exercising 2-3 times a week is enough. It may help you get in
better shape than doing nothing at all, but it won't do much for
real fat loss. Try to do something every day. Anything, no matter
how small or quick, is always better than doing nothing.
Eating the wrong things at the wrong times- Eating what
you want when you want not only makes you fatter, it can also
severely impair your metabolism. To correct this, eat specifically
for your goals.
For more information, see Lisa's weight loss kit at
It comes with a specific food list and meal plan with specific meal
timing to correct this issue. Not all diet plans will do this. Look
for meal plans and foods that will correct the issue, not plans
that you " like" the foods on per say. Most times we chose the
plans that allow us to keep making the same mistakes over and over,
and that's usually what we need to work on, not get permission to
Here are the three surprises Lisa says will rev up your
metabolism quickly and effectively:
Surprise Number One:
Squats burn up to three times more calories than
previously thought according to the Journal of Strength and
Conditioning Research. They are great for toning and firming up the
legs fast! You can use weight or not, and they still work great! If
you don't use weight, aim for higher repetitions such as 50 reps,
or even better, do them as a drill for one minute straight. Every
workout should have squats in them. Squats burn the most calories
and they tone more muscles than any other exercise. Ladies, don't
worry- they will not bulk your legs unless you use very heavy
weight consistently. Go for 2- 3 sets of 25 reps, or 1 big set of
75- 100 reps.
Surprise Number Two:
That 30 minute jog or hard core cardio session may not matter as
much as you think. What's more important is your calorie loss when
you're not exercising.
Intense weight training elevates your metabolism
for up to 36 hours, so life those weights! Ladies, get off the
cardio and start lifting weights 2- 3 times a week. It won't add
bulk if you train correctly- if you need help, e-mail Lisa! Lifting
weights will make you stronger fast, you will feel better right
away and your body will tone up immediately- not to mention how
many extra calories you will burn for 36 hours after your weight
Surprise Number Three:
high quality whey protein shake will boost your
metabolism by 25%! Studies have shown that people lose more weight
and keep it off by drinking a protein shake every day. It will
suppress your appetite, making sticking to your diet easier. Whey
also supplies your body with the best quality protein for long term
health and anti-aging. They are delicious, easy and they cost much
less than any other healthy snack you can buy. If you're serious
about not only losing weight, get on a high quality protein
Buyer beware- not all whey shakes are created equal- in fact,
most of the shakes on the market today are worse than drinking
Yoo-Hoo, but due to lots of expensive marketing they will appear to
be a miracle worker. Be sure to buy a
high quality shake.
Feel free to e-mail Lisa at
www.lisalynnfitness.com if you need more information on this topic. Mention that you saw
this segment on WTNH and receive $10.00 off your order!