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Collagen Protein: A Waste Of Money For Building Muscle?

If You’re Considering Supplementing With Collagen Protein To Build Muscle, Read This Article Before Wasting Your Money

Every once in a while a supplement comes along that grips the world of nutrition for no apparent reason. And collagen protein could be the most recent example.

Touted as a cure-all wonder supplement, apparently it’s the answer to your muscle building woes, and more.

But you’re cautious. In an industry dominated by modern-day snake oil salesmen, skepticism reigns supreme.

Despite the convincing argument and claims of scientific research, you’re looking for clarity. An honest, no bullshit view.

And that’s exactly what you’ll get in this article.

As you scroll through down the page you’ll discover all you need to know about collagen protein and building muscle.

No doubt you’re aware of multiple other benefits claimed by collagen protein advocates, including; improvement in the health of you skin and nails. But this isn’t Cosmopolitan Magazine. And I’m not here to give you beauty tips. This article is about building muscle.

Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s begin.

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Should I Skip Breakfast To Lose Weight? What 14 Studies Say

Should I Skip Breakfast To Lose Weight? It Works For Some, But Not Others. So What Does The Research Say?

You’re reading this because you want to lose weight in the fasted possible way. And with so much talk of fasting potentially being the fat loss miracle you so desperately want, you wonder, “should I skip breakfast to lose weight?”

Some say YES, and that fasting is the best thing since the sliced bread you didn’t have this morning. Whereas, others cling onto the old adage of ‘breakfast being the most important meal of the day.’

But who’s right?

Is anyone right?

Or is this yet another nutrition debate over nothing?

In this article, you’ll find out what the research says from both sides of the fence. Then, you can make up your own mind, based on the facts.

Here’s what you’ll be reading about over the next few minutes.

  • Why the pro-breakfast crew will tell you skipping breakfast is BAD.
  • The unbiased view of the research.
  • Why fucking up your routine might be a good idea, breakfast or no breakfast.
  • Does breakfast make you less focused?
  • Why skipping breakfast might fine for retaining muscle, but sub-optimal for building it.

So whether you’re reading this with your morning cornflakes, or at 12pm as you take your first bites of food for the day, scroll on if you want the definitive answer as to whether or not you should skip breakfast to lose weight.

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Is Saturated Fat Good For You? Iron Paradise Fitness

Is Saturated Fat Good For You? Here’s What 20 Studies Have To Say

Is Saturated Fat Good For You? Or Is It Making You Fat And Causing Harm To Your Health? These 20 Studies Hold The Answer

Fat makes you fat. And saturated fat is the evil villain of your weight loss story. Your fat loss Skeletor, Darth Vader, Mumra, or Doctor Doom. Sent to destroy any hopes of living a leaner, healthier life, in a haze of calorie-dense misery. But is saturated fat really the bad guy, or is saturated fat good for you?

Nutrition can be confusing, especially when you’ve been struggling to lose weight for years, and battling even longer to keep it off.

At every turn there’s something new to think about. Just when you think you’re making progress, another nutritional grenade lands in your lap.

Boom. Carbs are the devil, high fat is the way to go.

Boom. Fat makes you fat, so reduce your fat intake. And saturated fat is especially bad, so get rid of that.

Boom. Don’t consume too much protein because it’ll destroy your kidneys.

Follow that advice and there’s nothing left to eat, except a salad made of fresh air and dust. So I get that it’s a mind-fuck. And right now, you might not even know what saturated fat is and what foods contain it. Let alone who’s right or wrong about the whole thing.

So, in this article, you’ll discover if saturated fat is good for you, or not. Here’s what’s in store.

  • What saturated fat actually is.
  • Why saturated fat gets such a bad rap.
  • Saturated fat and is apparent effect on insulin resistance.
  • Whether or not dairy has a negative impact on weight loss and health.
  • Practical guidelines for your diet

If that sounds like it’ll give you the clarity you need, then start scrolling.

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Meal Frequency Iron Paradise Fitness

Does Meal Frequency Matter For Fat Loss And Building Muscle?

Do More Meals Stoke The Metabolic Fire? Does Fewer Meals Lead To Muscle Loss? Here’s Why Meal Frequency Doesn’t Matter That Much

The notion that increased meal frequency boosts metabolism and stokes the metabolic fire has been around for a while. It’s part of fitness folklore. And no doubt, it’s been advice you’ve either followed, or been told is gospel.

And on face value, it seems pretty logical. Eating and digestion requires energy, which means a boost in metabolism. So if you do it more frequently, then your metabolism should sky-rocket. Couple that with keeping a lid on hunger, through increased snacking, and as long a you’re in a calorie deficit, progress should be faster.

The same goes for building and preserving muscle. Bodybuilders have been eating to the schedule of a new born baby, since the dawn of time. Cramming protein down their neck to avoid the dreaded muscle breakdown.

But what’s the truth? Does meal frequency really matter this much? Or is it all a little overblown and not worth thinking about?

Here’s what you’re going to discover in this article.

  • Why the old school view of meal frequency is dead.
  • When meal frequency NEVER matters and when it MIGHT matter.

You’ll also find an optimal, evidence-based, strategy for building muscle too. So if you like the sound of THAT, it’s time for you to scroll down.

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Lose Weight Over 40 Iron Paradise Fitness

The Best Way To Lose Weight Over 40

Is Losing Weight Harder As You Get Older? And What’s The Best Way To Lose Weight Over 40?

As you get older, things seem tougher than they used to. Waking up in the morning with more creaks, bangs, and pops than ever before. Joints aching after an over-zealous workout. And, of course, the eternal struggle to lose weight. But why is it so much harder to lose weight over 40? Is there something you need to adjust or tweak with your nutrition? Or is it simply the case that Mother Nature’s a bitch?

As I approach 40 myself (38 at the time of writing) I’m becoming increasingly aware that my body isn’t quite what it used to be. I’m not ready for the scrap heap yet, and I’m not sizing up my 6′ x 2′ wooden box, but I’m conscious of the need to adjust.

And you may well be in the same, slightly-battered boat. Maybe wondering why it’s so hard to lose weight over 40. So, in this article, you’ll get the answers you need.

Here’s what you’re going to find out over the next few minutes;

  • Why your metabolism is working against you and what you need to do about it.
  • How inactivity could be your worst enemy.
  • The role of hormones and how they make it more difficult to lose weight over 40.
  • The fundamentals of optimal training and nutrition for the over 40’s.

So if this sounds like what you need, put the pipe, slippers, and zimmer frame to one side. Because you’re not done yet. I’m going to show you there’s still plenty of life in the old dog. And hey, you might still be able to show these youngsters a thing or two.

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Get Rid Of Cellulite Iron Paradise Fitness

Can You Get Rid Of Cellulite By Working Out And Eating Healthily?

Can You Get Rid Of Cellulite By Working Out And Eating Healthily?

You and I need to get one thing straight from the outset. There’s nothing wrong or abnormal about having cellulite. You are not ugly, disgusting, inferior, or broken because of it. But, I understand you still might want to get rid of cellulite, if at all possible.

But just like fat burners for fat loss, there’s always a supplement or cosmetic company looking to prey on your insecurities. To get you to part with your hard earned cash, for what you hope will be the miracle cure. Which is why I wanted to write this article for you.

To give you the truth about whether or not you can get rid of cellulite for good.

So here’s what you’ll be discovering over the next few minutes.

  • Why cellulite is 100% normal and nothing to be ashamed of.
  • What cellulite actually is.
  • How to improve the visibility of cellulite.

And hey, if finding out how to get rid of cellulite doesn’t interest you, that’s cool too. After all, being comfortable in your own skin is awesome.

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

How Often Should You Weigh Yourself On A Diet?

How Often Should You Weigh Yourself On A Diet To Keep Making Consistent Progress?

How often should you weigh yourself? Daily? Weekly? Never? Everyone seems to have a different answer. But is there an ideal approach that will help you consistently lose weight?

“How’s that diet going? Lost much weight?”

The eternal question from friends and family. Seemingly asked every five minutes. But the truth is, you’re not quite sure.

You’ve been frightened to jump on the scale for the entire week. Scared to see the impact of a weekend off the rails. But could this approach be working against you? Would weighing yourself daily make you more accountable and focused? Or have Weight Watchers got it right with a weekly check in on the scales?

In this article, you’ll discover the evidence-based answers, so you no longer need to fear your weight. Here’s what you’re going to be reading about:

  • Why weight updates can be beneficial in the coaching environment.
  • The reasons why your weight fluctuates and fucks with your head.
  • The optimal frequency for weighing in on a diet.
  • Downsides of regular weigh ins on your psychology.
  • The long-term approach to weight management.

So over the next few minutes, prepare to get more information and answers than you ever thought possible on how often you should weigh yourself on a diet.

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Nutrition Myths Iron Paradise Fitness

The Top 5 Nutrition Myths Stopping You Losing Weight

The Story Of How I Lost 6kg In 4 Weeks By Busting 5 Of The Most Common Nutrition Myths

Despite the efforts of science and the evidence-based community, nutrition myths prevail. Deceit, lies, and misinformation are used to make a quick buck. The truth, cast aside, along with any notion of genuinely helping you achieve your goals.

Right now, you don’t know which way to turn. You don’t know who to believe. Who to trust. Or what to do when it comes to losing weight.

You’ve cut carbs because the Keto guy made you panic about insulin.

You’ve starting Intermittent Fasting, even though you love breakfast. But hey, some gimp said, “research shows” a lot in an article, so you figured it MUST be true.

And now you’ve banned animal products. All because social media scaremongering convinced you meat and dairy cause cancer.

And let’s not get started on clean eating. Scrubbing your broccoli with bleach didn’t turn out to be the best idea.

But still the weight doesn’t shift. You’re trying everything, but nothing’s working. And you’ve hit a brick wall.

Here’s the thing.

In this article, you’re going to discover the real truth about these 5 common nutrition myths that are stopping you losing weight:

  • Carbs are the primary driver of weight loss, not energy balance.
  • You can’t diet near to (or below) BMR, because you’ll lose muscle.
  • Cardio is essential for weight loss.
  • You can’t lose weight eating processed and refined foods.
  • Eating late at night (carbs especially) prevents weight loss.

It’s time to take control of your weight loss, and make dieting great again.

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Rapid Weight Loss Iron Paradise Fitness

Is Rapid Weight Loss Dangerous? What 8 Studies Say

Is Rapid Weight Loss The Fastest Way To Lose Muscle, Destroy Your Metabolism, And Damage Your Health? Here’s What 8 Studies Have To Say

Rather than shrink into the shadows, nutrition myths remain centre stage, hogging the limelight. The truth seemingly resigned to waiting in the wings for all eternity. Until now. Now is the time for the grandstanding to end, and for nutrition myths to die, so science can shine. And in this article, the spotlight is shining on rapid weight loss.

You might associate rapid weight loss with trends, fads, and BS supplements. Talk of low adherence, massive muscle loss, huge weight regain, slow metabolisms, and damage to your overall health, make rapid weight loss approaches seem a universally bad idea.

But that may not be the case. And while trends, fads, and BS supplements ARE a shit idea. There’s a way to approach rapid weight loss and be successful, while avoiding all these pitfalls.

Here’s the thing.

In this article, you’re going to discover the real truth about the Top 3 Rapid Weight Loss Myths, using 8 of the most credible research papers on the subject. These are the myths that are about to get busted:

  • Rapid weight loss diets are hard to stick to and result in less weight loss and more weight regain.
  • Muscle loss is a huge issue with rapid weight loss. A slower approach helps protect the gains.
  • Rapid weight loss approaches damage your metabolism.

So do you like the sound of a little myth busting?

Cool. Let’s do this.

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Can Fibre Help You Lose Weight?

Can More Fibre Help You Lose Weight? Or Is That Just A Shit Idea?

Think fibre. Think poop.

But is there more to it than that?

Can more fibre help you lose weight?

Or is that a pipe-dream filled with shit?

When it comes to losing weight, fibre is often confusing. On one hand you’re told it’s not that important. On the other, you’re told the polar opposite.

“You aren’t what you eat. You’re what you can eat, digest, and absorb.” is a phrase you’ll often hear.

So what’s the deal?

Should you give a shit about fibre? Or is it one more thing you can push down the priority list while you focus on calories?

In this article, you’re going to discover the answers to those questions, and more. In fact, by the time you finish your morning ablutions, you’ll have everything you need to know.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • What is fibre, anyway? A short and concise guide to the ins and outs of fibre.
  • How important is fibre for weight loss? The evidence-based view.
  • The benefits of fibre for health and how it could assist with weight loss.
  • A simple guide to net and impact carbs, including how to track fibre when counting calories.
  • Practical tips on fibre for optimal health.

Quite a lot to get through, so let’s get started.

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