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Can You Lose Weight While Eating Out? Iron Paradise Fitness

Can You Lose Weight While Eating Out? 7 Tips To Prove It’s Possible

Can You Lose Weight While Eating Out? Or Are You Simply Fighting A Losing Fat Loss Battle? 

You’re reading this because you’re fighting a losing battle. At least it seems that way. Trying to lose weight while eating out seems like an impossible task.

Life is throwing curve balls of fine dining, cake, and alcohol at a speed you simply can’t handle. Whether it’s business lunches, social events, birthday parties, leaving dos, weddings, or a fucking Tuesday, it’s all getting a bit much.

And if one more online coach tells you meal prep is the solution, you’ll start shoving Tupperware where the sun don’t shine. But does that mean you’re destined to remain in fat loss obscurity? Are your efforts to lose weight while eating out, a fool’s errand?

You’ll be pleased to know, there’s hope for you yet. Over the next few paragraphs of mildly amusing, and averagely crafted word-smithery, you’ll discover a few nuggets of nutritional gold. Namely…

  • Why your search for balance is fucked (sounds like a positive start).
  • Why most diet tips, tricks, and hacks never work. Especially, not in your scenario.
  • The unpopular truth about trying to lose weight while eating out.
  • Practical tips you can implement today, so you’re next meal out isn’t a nutritional car crash.

So if this sound like what you need, start scrolling.

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Should You Weigh Food Cooked Or Raw? Iron Paradise Fitness

Should You Weigh Food Cooked Or Raw?

Should You Weigh Food Cooked Or Raw To Track Your Calories Accurately?

There are some great unanswered question in the world. Such as, ‘What’s the meaning of life?” “Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?” And, of course, “Should you weigh your food cooked or raw?”

When you start out on your voyage of fat loss discovery, it doesn’t take long before this question rears its head. And, as is often the case with nutrition, everyone’s got a different view and rarely is there a consensus. But that’s not a fat lot of good to you. You need answers. And fast. Because, get it wrong, and your efforts to track those all important calories could be totally wasted.

So here’s what I propose.

Give me 10 minutes of your time and I’ll give you all the answers you’re looking for, and more. Sound like a fair deal?

And to whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek and what’s cooking in this article (that’s not hint to the answer by the way).

  • Should you weigh your food cooked or raw? The short answer.
  • What happens when you cook food? And does that make a difference to whether you weigh it cooked or raw?
  • The practical approach to weighing food and tracking calories.
  • Should you even give a shit about whether you weigh food cooked or raw, anyway?

So, my friend, shall we begin our voyage of culinary discovery? Great… you best start scrolling.

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Worse Than Sugar?

Artificial Sweeteners Increase Cancer Risk, Cause You To Gain Weight, And Lead To Genital Disintegration: Has Mainstream Media Soured The Sugar-Free Truth?

Oh my sweet sugar-free Lord. The media are at it again. Perpetuating myths, lies and untruths about the health implications of artificial sweeteners. Believe everything you read and you’ll be forgiven for thinking a sip of diet soda is going to lead you to get fat, contract cancer, and lose your genitals. So, I might have made the last one up. But the level of scaremongering is almost to the same level.

So, your Google search of “Are Artificial Sweeteners Worse Than Sugar?” led you here. And of all the articles among the billions of search hits,  you’ve stumbled upon someone who’ll give the real truth, with the BS and boredom sifted out.

Over the course of the next 10 minutes (yes I timed it) you’re going to discover the information mainstream media hides from you.

So if you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, this is what you’re going to learn:

  • The artificial sweetener myths fuelled by lazy journalist with no grasp of research.
  • What the evidence-based view of artificial sweeteners is and why you shouldn’t be worried.
  • Practical advice about artificial sweeteners and how to incorporate them in your diet.

Let’s get started.

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Descending Pyramid Training For Accelerated Muscle Gain

What Is Descending Pyramid Training And How Can You Use It To Build More Muscle, Faster?

You’re reading this article because you want to build muscle, fast. After all, time is a wasting and you need to get on with the task in hand. And so ensues your frantic Google search for the latest and greatest training techniques to accelerate you to a leaner-stronger body. Luckily, you’ve ended up in the right place. Because I’m going to introduce you to descending pyramid training, the Iron Paradise Fitness way.

But let me be up front with you.

This isn’t the standard approach to descending pyramid training you might have been looking for. I want to open your eyes to something new.

And if you read on, this is what you’ll find out:

  • Why your current approach to training is limiting your progress.
  • What the Iron Paradise Fitness version of Descending Pyramid Training is.
  • How to implement a Descending Pyramid Training protocol into your training to accelerate muscle growth.

Does that sound like what you’re after? Cool. Let’s get started.

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4 Weight Loss Tips For A Powerful Fat Burning Mindset

If You’re Struggling To Lose Weight, Try These 4 Weight Loss Tips To Create A Powerful Fat Burning Mindset

My guess is you’re reading this article because you’re struggling. Struggling to lose weight and keep it off. Maybe you’ve tried everything, every diet under the sun, and every hack on Pinterest. But still the weight won’t shift. So with your emotions and patience on a knife-edge you’re hoping these weight loss tips are the answer.

Well, you’re in luck my friend. Because in this article I’m confident you’ll discover exactly what you’re looking for. Although, I’m not going to give you pointless hacks that don’t work, or sell you some BS supplement. What you’ll get from this short article are weight loss tips that work.

So let me tell you what you’re going to find out.

  • The real reason you’re struggling to lose weight.
  • How to get your mindset right before you even start.
  • The secret to setting realistic expectations.
  • How to develop a powerful fat loss mindset to be free of self-doubt.
  • The truth about what it’s going to take to live a leaner, healthier life, for good.

That’s exactly what you’re looking for, right?

So let’s do this my friend.

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How Much Weight Can You Lose In A Month Iron Paradise Fitness

Time Under Tension: The Secret For Building More Muscle?

Is Time Under Tension A key Ingredient Of Building Muscle? Or Should You Just Keep It Simple And Lift Heavy?

So you’ve found your way to this article because you’ve been hearing whisper of this thing called time under tension. The word around the power rack is that it’s the secret to building more of that precious muscle you crave. But you have your doubts. First of all, what the fuck is it? And second, is there any actual science and theory behind it, or are we in the realms of Bro-science 101 again?

Well, you’re in luck my friend. Because in this article you’ll get the short, sharp lowdown on everything you need to know about time under tension.

So let me tell you what you’re going to find out.

  • What time under tension actually is.
  • What the research says about time under tension.
  • Whether or not time under tension is worth including in your training.
  • How to practically apply proven and effective techniques into your training.

That’s exactly what you’re looking for, right?

So let’s do this my friend.

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My Struggles With Mental Health, Dieting, And Chasing The Perfect Body

My own struggles with mental health have changed my view of what it truly means to be healthy. This is my personal story laid bare…

Mental health is a subject close to my heart. As you’ll discover, I’ve battled with my own inner demons for some time. In fact, I still do. Although you might never see me show it externally, I doubt myself, think negatively about my body image, and have questioned my very existence to the point where I’ve considered taking my own life.

What you’re about to read are my inner most thoughts and feelings. Most of which I’ve shied away from sharing with anyone.

Which begs the question, “Why the fuck have I chosen to write an article, bearing my soul for the world to see?”

After all, you probably just want to know how to lift more mass and build the perfect body, right? This talk of mental health is just flowery nonsense. You might even say it’s self-indulgent crap that I’ve got no business using my platform to promote.

And if that’s how you feel, I’ve got no problem with you skipping right on to the next article. Believe me, you won’t have offended me.

So if you want to read about building a ton of muscle or stripping body fat, then stop reading and move on. This isn’t for you.

But if you’re interested in my story in its rawest form, I want to take you right back to the beginning. And here’s where we’ll start.

In my darkest hours, I’ve thought about taking my own life several times over.

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4 Tips To Build Your Mind-Muscle Connection

The Mind-Muscle Connection Is Real Despite Sounding Like BS Bro-Science.

Let me guess. You’ve landed on this article because you’ve heard about the mind-muscle connection and you’re curious. Is this another case of bros in stringer vests with their nipples out, pontificating about nonsense, while sipping on their BCAA drinks?

Well, you might be surprised to hear, the mind-muscle connection is real. Not only that, it’s a crucial part of your training if you want to build a leaner, stronger physique.

But before you carry on reading, let me tell you what you’re going to find out.

  • What the mind-muscle connection really is.
  • What science actually says about its importance for building muscle.
  • 4 super simple ways to create a better mind-muscle connection for more muscle and strength.
  • The muscle groups you might find easier to connect with and those that might need more work.

That’s exactly what you’re looking for, right?

Of course I am. So let’s do this my friend.

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8 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Lose Weight

Here’s 8 Top Tips To Help Motivate You To Lose Weight Even If Life Seems Shit And It All Feels A Bit Pointless

You’re reading this because your efforts to diet in the past have failed. And now you’re searching hard for the will to go through it all again. In fact, you’re unsure if your emotions can take another failed attempt. It might even be the case you’re at your lowest ebb. Feeling depressed about your body image to the extend it’s impacting your life and overall happiness. Finding a way to motivate yourself to lose weight would be like finding the Holy Grail.

But you’re in luck. Because I’ve put together 8 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Lose Weight. And I’m going to share them with you right now.

Here’s what you’re going to find out.

  • The importance of getting your mindset right before you start losing weight.
  • How to make your journey uniquely your own, so you never compare yourself to others.
  • Multiple ways to get the support you need to make through the ups and downs.

Plus, a whole lot more.

So tell me. Does this sound like what you’re looking for?

Awesome, let’s get started.

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What To Eat On Your Rest Days Iron Paradise Fitness

What To Eat On Your Rest Days To Lose Weight And Build Muscle

Here’s 4 Top Tips So You Know Exactly What To Eat On Your Rest Days To Lose Weight And Build Muscle

You’re reading this because you’re unsure about whether or not you should switch up your calories on your rest days. You’ve heard that maybe you should cut back because you’re not as active. Although, you’ve also heard that you should keep calories up to fuel recover. Ultimately, you’re confused and wish someone would just tell you straight what to eat on your rest days. So I’m going to do just that. This is rest day nutrition sorted.

Here’s what you’re going to find out.

  • The right approach to calories and whether or not you should reduce them.
  • What you need to do with protein, carbs, and fat to keep losing weight and building muscle.
  • My 4 top tips covering exactly what to eat on your rest days.

So, now’s the time to make your next rest day, the best yet..

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