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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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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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Meal Plans Iron Paradise Fitness

Meal Plans Suck. Do These 5 Things Instead

Here's Why Meal Plans Don't Work. And What You Should Do Instead To Lose Weight

You're here because you're searching for a meal plan to help you lose weight. Maybe you got hooked by the title and were intrigued. You believe meal plans are the answer to your fat loss woes. But I'm here to tell you they suck. And they suck HARD.

But I'm here to give you an alternative. A different way to approach dieting that'll help you sculpt a leaner, healthier, stronger body for good. Are you interested in hearing more? Awesome.

Here's what you're going to find out.

  • The 6 reasons why meal plans fail.
  • An exception to the rule where meal plans DO work.
  • 5 Top Tips for successful dieting without meal plans.

So, let's get straight into it.

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Should You Go Over Calories To Hit Protein?

Should You Go Over Calories To Hit Protein?: The Dieter's Dilemma

You're reading this article because you're confused. It's the end of the day, you've maxed out on calories, but not hit your protein target. And you've heard protein is important, so you're wondering should you go over calories to hit protein? It's a common question when trying to count calories for the first time.

But you've come to the right place. Because this article is going to answer all your questions.

Here's what you're going to find out.

  • The definitive answer to the question, 'Should you go over calories to hit protein?'
  • Why protein might not be that important for weight loss.
  • The one exception to the rule.

So, let's get straight into it.

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The Best Macro Split For Fat Loss

The Best Macro Split For Fat Loss: Optimising Your Diet For Your Goal

You're probably here because you want to lose weight, but perhaps you're stuck at fat loss square one. You're trying to figure out what to eat and how much to eat, right? But already you've hit a stumbling block. Because the information isn't clear on the best macro split for fat loss.

Some say it's high fat, low carb. Others say it's the opposite because fat is bad for your health. And then there's those people who tell you it just doesn't matter. But where does that leave you?

Confused.

You're not alone.

But you're in luck. Because this article is going to answer all your questions.

Here's what you're going to find out.

  • If the best macro split for fat loss actually exists
  • How to set up your diet for the right amount of protein, carbs, and fat.
  • The one thing that matters way more than the best macro split.

So, let's get straight into it.

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#THEDAILYGRIND 010: How To Make Good Food Choices

There are no good or bad foods!  There are no miracle foods.  There are only foods that work for YOU!

Ok, that might be a gross over simplification of the subject, but the statement still holds water to a degree.  I get asked on a regular basis whether a particular food is healthy and ok to eat.  Often it might appear as a text message or physically placed under my nose for approval.  My answer is always the same...

One food type or specific meal is, in itself neither bad nor good.  It's more about how that food or meal sits in the overall context of what you ate (or plan to eat) in the day.

It goes back to the fundamental principle of good nutrition.  And that's energy balance.  Calories in vs calories out.

If your goal is to lose weight, then you need to be eating less calories than you burn (calorie deficit).

Flip that around if you want to gain weight for the purposes of increasing muscle mass, ie eat more calories than your burn (calorie surplus).

If you make this mindset shift in how you think about food it can unlock your potential to succeed in your fitness goals.

Think about this for a second.  It's lunchtime.  You're out and about in town, rushing around trying to get all your shopping done and your starving.  You haven't brought any food with you and you haven't got time to sit down for a full meal at a restaurant.  Out of the corner of your eye, you see those golden arches.  You wouldn't normally do it, but you decide to dive in and get in the queue.  You know that McDonald's has some healthy choices these days, so you're going to be good and stick to the 'boring' side of the menu.

As you're standing in line, you glance up to the display boards all brightly lit with their perfect photography of succulent burgers stacked high on seeded buns.  You're now at the front of the queue.

What do you order?...

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