Path to Financial Independence

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One of the largest stressors in our lives is money.  Maybe not money itself, but the need to make money.  This traps us in jobs that we don’t like in order to pay for the things that we hope will bring us happiness.  There are various statistics on how much of the population dislikes going to work:

80% of People on LinkedIn Don’t Enjoy or Hate their Job

Only 13% of People Worldwide Actually Like Going to Work

‘I Hate My Job’ Say 70% of US Employees

If you’re in the minority of people that genuinely enjoy your job and would do it for free, I envy you.  I haven’t found that job yet.  My mom has.  She’s one of those people that I truly believe would continue to work even if she wasn’t paid to do it.  But even she probably wouldn’t work Monday-Friday, 8-5, day in and day out.  Maybe more like a few hours when she felt like it.

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Ultimate Fat Loss Diet – Part Deux

In Part 1 of the Ultimate Fat Loss Diet plan, I talked about how the body becomes most efficient at burning fat when the majority of our calories are consumed from fat and protein, while minimizing our intake of carbohydrates.  This diet also works to preserve our muscle mass so that the weight loss we experience is truly fat loss and not lean muscle mass.  In Part 2, I’d like to discuss how the timing of when we eat can turbocharge our fat loss efforts.

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Ultimate Fat Loss Diet

Can. Not. Wait.

In the About Me introductory post, I talked about how over the last 2 years I’ve gone from a weight of 240 pounds to my current weight of 185 pounds.  I did this while increasing my strength and flexibility.  I didn’t directly measure my body fat percentage before or currently, but the results in the mirror have been quite pleasant as well.  I’m going to introduce this topic in two parts.  This first part will cover the basics of what types of food to focus on.  In Part 2, I’ll cover when to eat to maximize fat loss potential.

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