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Cut or Bulk? The Skinny Fat Dilemma

To Cut Or Not To Cut. To Bulk Or Not To Bulk? That Is The Skinny Fat Question.

Like the Prince (or Princess) Hamlet of Fitness this is a question you’ve pondered for some time. Do you lose the excess body fat first, or dive straight into building muscle? Well it’s time to wonder no more. Here’s your complete guide to whether you should cut or bulk.

As with most questions, the answer to the cut or bulk conundrum starts with two important, yet equally annoying words. ‘It depends’… You see, there’s no definitive answer for everyone. It’s not like a one size fits all poncho from Universal Studios. There’s nuances and circumstances unique to you. Meaning what’s right for you, may be wildly different to the next person.

But that doesn’t really help, does it?

So when deciding whether to cut or bulk, you need some guidelines. A framework. Like the plans to the Death Star.

And I’m going to give you those plans. Trust me, after reading this article sculpting a badass body will feel easier than shooting Womp Rats in your T-16 back home.

Now, these guidelines aren’t just something I threw together in 5 minutes. This is the EXACT process I use with all my clients. And it’s how I determine if it’s first stop fat loss or all aboard the gain train (woo woo).

So wherever you are on your journey to building a lean, strong, healthy, sexy AF body, by the end of this article you’ll know whether it’s time to cut or bulk.

Think of me as your Leia. Thawing you from your cut or bulk carbonite-like paralysis.

So on that basis, let’s start with the basics my young Padawan.

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11 Tips To Lose Weight When You’re Always Working Away

11 Tips To Lose Weight When You’re Always Working Away

Working away from home is a dieting minefield causing you stress and anxiety at every hotel stop. Losing weight simply feels like Mission Impossible. And even Ethan Hunt would find this a head-fuck.

So can mere mortals marry working away AND dieting successfully? Or is your diet destined to self-destruct whatever you do?

Well, hold off calling Tom Cruise for now. Because here are 11 Tips To Lose Weight When You’re Always Working Away.

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How To Avoid Feeling Hungry While Dieting

How To Avoid Feeling Hungry While Dieting

Dieting sucks. You know it. And I know it. So let’s not try to kid ourselves. But let’s be more specific. Feeling hungry sucks the most, right?

For me, feeling hungry is akin to someone grabbing an electric whisk and churning up my innards several times a day.

Ok. So that was probably a little more graphic than I’d imagined. But you get the drift. Basically, I hate being hungry.

And I’m sure you’re giving me a casual nod in vehement agreement. Because you’ve been there. Hell, maybe you’re there right now.

Balls deep in a calorie deficit with your brain whispering, “You’re hungry. You’re hungry. Eat motherfucker. Eat.”

It’s like your brain became detached from your soul overnight. And it’s turned into an anti-dieting maniacal overlord. The war is on.

Every waking moment revolves around food.

Either you’re eating, or thinking about eating. It’s a never ending cycle.

But it doesn’t stop there. As soon as you decide to switch to a calorie deficit it’s like the food knows.

Tapping your new calorie target into MyFitnessPal seems to send signals to the rest of the world. They know you’re on a diet, so goddamn it they’re gonna tempt you at every conceivable opportunity.

Suddenly, the smell of freshly baked goods is stronger than ever before.

Walking down the street you start to zero in on what other people are eating. And like a Nutritional Rain Man you’re rapidly guesstimating calories to see if you can make a slice of pizza fit your plan.

Simply put, being hungry sucks. And it sucks fucking HARD. Like a cheap hooker looking to impress their next trick.

So how the fuck do you avoid feeling so hungry all the time?

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A Complete Guide To Carb Cycling And Calorie Cycling

Carb Cycling And Calorie Cycling For Fat Loss And Performance

Is carb cycling the secret for rapid fat loss? Will calorie cycling lead to more gains in the gym? Or are they both concepts you shouldn’t even consider?

At one point or another you’ve come across the term carb cycling and / or calorie cycling. And you’ve probably considered it as an option for helping you achieve your goals.

Whether it’s losing body fat, building muscle, or both, the notions of carb cycling and calorie cycling seem to make sense.

Or at least the people promoting them provide a convincing argument. Am I right?

So is there some truth behind the tales? Or is it yet another case of fitness snake oil salesmen making things more complicated than they need to be?

Well, in this article you’re going to find out once and for all what the no BS truth is.

Because that’s what Iron Paradise Fitness is about…

Removing the confusion.

Removing the nonsense. The bull shit. And the headaches.

And leaving you with the honest, simple facts you can apply straight away to your own lives.

So let’s delve in and make everything a little clearer…

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