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Fat Loss Nutrition

The folly of flexible dieting

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of the Ultimate Performance global personal training gym. He is based in Los Angeles. There is more than one way to skin a cat. And this adage is never truer when talking about diets because we all have unique triggers and motivations. There is no guarantee that what works for me will work for you. That said, based on my experience since founding Ultimate Performance, I have never seen a personal trainer consistently produce results if he deploys a flexible diet or ‘if it fits your macros’ (IIFYM) nutritional strategy…

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Nutrition

Get stacked with these high-protein desserts

We know that, as IronLife readers, you’re among the most committed, most disciplined, most focused people on the planet. You know desserts taste good but you also know that eating them all the time probably won’t help you reach your physique and performance goals faster. Even if you are on a flexible diet, do you really want to use up a huge chunk of your daily carb allowance on a cheesecake? Sure, every now and then it’s not a big deal. But if you want to indulge your sweet tooth more regularly without throwing your diet off course, try making…

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Nutrition

Are you becoming a food snob?

Michael Blevins is a coach, athlete, and consultant. Trainer for the films Man of Steel, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he’s also a competitor in the sports of cycling, running, triathlon, weightlifting, and CrossFit. He’s based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend explaining the ‘organic arms race’ of the white upper class America, something that I had apparently never considered in my white privilege. I’ll sum it up as easily as I can: As the world’s markets grow closer, foods that were only afforded to the…

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Fat Loss Nutrition

Is flexible dieting right for you?

Brad Loomis is a pro natural bodybuilder, a coach at 3D Muscle Journey and a RKC qualified kettlebell instructor. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Few nutrition subjects have divided opinion as much as the clean eating versus flexible dieting debate. On one side you have the clean team, who follow strict meal plans with occasional cheat days. On the other side, those with a flexible approach will eat what they like as long as they hit their macronutrient targets. IronLife grilled flexible dieting advocate Brad Loomis about the benefits of not keeping it clean. What was your diet like…

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Fat Loss Nutrition

Get clever with carbs

Nate Miyaki is a fitness author, personal trainer and nutrition consultant, and the author of The Truth About Carbs: How to Eat Just the Right Amount of Carbs to Slash Fat, Look Great Naked & Live Lean Year-Round. He is based in San Francisco, California. There is so much noise around the issue of ideal carbohydrate intake for optimal performance that it can be hard to separate the fact from the fiction when trying to ascertain exactly how many carbs you need per day to be at your best. But the answer to this all-consuming question is actually quite simple.…

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