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The Best Meal Plan For Weight Loss

The Best Meal Plan For Weight Loss: Your Complete Guide

You’ve scoured the internet looking for the best meal plan for weight loss.

And of all the Cantina bars in all the galaxy, you chose this one. Well my friend, you’ve come to the right place. Because you’re about to get exactly what you’d hoped for…and more.

You see, if you read every word of this article you’ll discover way more than the best meal plan for weight loss. You’ll gain clarity about what it really takes to finally lose weight and sculpt a leaner, healthier, stronger, and downright badass body.

Sounds good, right?

So what do you say? Are you ready?

Cool. Let’s do this.

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5 Simple Dieting Tips To End Weight Loss Misery

5 Simple Dieting Tips To End Weight Loss Misery

Forrest Gump famously said, “Life is like a box of chocolates… You never know what you’re gonna get.” But he’s wrong. Let me explain… And while I’m at it, I’ll give you 5 simple dieting tips to kickstart your fat loss journey.

So what’s Forrest Gump got to do with dieting tips? Well to answer that question, let’s look at the what Mr. Gump had to say.

Of course, I get the sentiment. Your life is a mystery. This gift you’ve been given. And who knows where it will take you?

You have the opportunity to sample new things, try new experiences, and take a bite of the metaphorical chocolate.

You might get the rancid strawberry cream. Conversely, you might strike gold and sink your teeth into some caramel and peanut deliciousness.

Although, you might like strawberry creams and have a nut allergy. One man’s fun is another’s hell as the song goes (James Hetfield 1991).

To me, a more apt chocolate metaphor would be this…

Life is like a box of chocolates… except 50% are covered in razor blades, 25% filled with shit, and the rest taste like heaven on Earth. Oh. And you’re eating them blindfolded.

And this is especially true when it comes to losing weight and trying to get in shape.

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Are Protein Bars Always The Healthy Choice?

Are Protein Bars Always The Healthy Choice?

Is slapping ‘protein’ on a label enough to make something healthy? Or are protein bars glorified chocolate bars with no real benefit?

Protein is a big thing these days. Protein shakes and protein bars are just the tip of the protein iceberg. Bread, cheese, pizza, even fucking beer have been jacked up on the stuff and adorn your supermarket shelves. Marketers and supplement companies have gone bat shit crazy, seemingly preying on the current notion protein has magical powers.

Protein bars have been around a while. They’re the elder statesman of the supplement world. Offering you a taste of sweet chocolate, but in a healthier way than your average slab of Dairy Milk.

But is it that simple? Is a protein bar inherently more healthy than a Wispa, Boost, KitKat, or my personal favourite… The Lion Bar?

Read on as I peel back the wrapper, nibble the chocolate on the outside and reveal the true core of protein bars. You’ll discover if they’re worth the hype, or simply chocolate covered, nutritional shit.

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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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6 Step Plan To Eating Out Guilt Free

Your 6 Step Plan To Eating Out Guilt Free… How to dine out on a regular basis, enjoy the food you love, without feeling guilty and like you ruined everything.

Do you dread the thought of eating out? Scared stiff at the thought of eating something without calories being perfectly calculated?

Be honest. You’re shitting yourself like a new born baby with zero bowel control when it comes to eating out. Am I right?

You’ve even got to the stage where you’re thinking of asking the chef if he could weigh the ingredients and tell you all the brand names, just so you can track them in MyFitnessPal.

But that’s no way to live your life.

After all, I don’t think even the most diligent calorie tracker wants to live life THAT way forever.

So how would you like a simple 6 step plan to eating out guilt free?

Right now you’re screaming at me saying… “YES Simon. OH MY GOD. YES. YES… Uhhh ooohhhh…”

Ok. Ok. Now this isn’t ‘When Harry Met Sally’ so calm down…

The plan is good, but it’s not worth messing your underpants over.

So let’s get stuck into the full 6 step plan right now.

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5 Common Reasons Your Weight Fluctuates

5 Common Reasons Your Scale Weight Fluctuates And Why You Should Never Feel A Failure Because Of It…

How many times have you stepped on the scale only to see it go up 1kg, despite doing everything right? Ever wondered why your weight fluctuates so much? Truth is, you might have nothing to worry about…

I’m sure you’ve been there many times. Your weight fluctuates on a daily basis and your frustration builds…

You wake up in the morning, make your way to the bathroom and step on the dreaded scales to check progress.

And through the cracks between your fingers you peer down tentatively…

“FUCK! I’ve put on 1kg! How is that even possible?”

And it’s at this point everyone else in the house starts running for cover…

Because you’re going to be in a shitty mood for the rest of the day.

Your other half suddenly has to get to work early, so escapes through the front door, before you’ve got a chance to unleash your tirade of frustration.

In a matter of seconds, your day has turned into an absolute misery. You’re off to a bad start and don’t really know how to recover it.

But does it HAVE to be that way?

Here’s the thing… More often than not, you’re beating yourself up over nothing.

And I’d be willing to bet my reputation your weight increase wasn’t all body fat. And here’s why.

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Failure Is The Goal

Failure Is The Goal: Why Striving For Failure Is Your Fast Track To Success

4 ways to be a successful failure and achieve everything you ever wanted!

Ok, so this may not be the most conventional article I’ve ever written. I’m guessing you expected something hugely motivational and “ra ra ra”. Almost like I’m your very own fitness cheerleader. But bear with me my friend… Because all may not be as it seems. Trust me, failure is the goal…

We all fail. All the time. Some of us more than others. But at some point we all fall victim to failure.

Normally, you see this as a bad thing.

After all, you didn’t dream of being a massive loser when you were growing up. Am I right?

So how the hell can failure be the goal?

It seems weird… Perverse almost.

But stick with me… Because I had this thought.

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4 Steps To Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

4 Steps To Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

How to recognise and rid yourself of the self-imposed limiting beliefs stopping you from being successful and achieving your goals.

There’s something holding you back. And I guarantee I know what it is… It’s your limiting beliefs…

Like some form of fitness mindreader, I’m gonna get inside your head for the next couple of minutes and have a rummage around. Because I want to help you.

Right now, there’s something causing you to doubt yourself.

A thought rolling around your mind like a single marble in an empty room.

A thought you can’t shake.

Like an annoying song on repeat in your head… (insert the name of any Britney Spears track here).

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