I want to lose 35-40 lbs.
I'm 19 years old, 6 foot 1 and 205 lbs. I don't work out at all, I used to heavily during school (Weighed in at 175 with 225 bench max). i DO have a gym membership. Anytime fitness.
I drink a LOT of soda and eat ALOT of wendys. Or did. I haven't touched any of that in a week except sugar-free redbull to deal with caffeine deprivation headaches....
I don't know what to eat, when to do cardio, for how long, what type of cardio to do, if i should lift at all, etc.
I just want to lose 35 lbs and establish a new base fitness level.
Right now i've been eating a bowl of cereal every morning, then i pretty much just eat turkey sandwhiches and tuna. lol.
I also don't know how to deal with hunger, i fucking hate being hungry more than anything in the world, and being hungry causes me to binge eat really fast, and really bad foods. Just to get rid of the feeling.
I'm clueless. help!
Alright, I know the perfect solution for you. What you want to do is start out slow, so you arent aching in pain everyday. Start off by running 1 mile a day( or 5 days a week).
For working out.. I wouldnt go all out at the gym. because then muscle will build under the fat. You want to target one thing at a time. The best option is focus on weight loss, then gaining muscle later on, when you have reached your desired wieght.
After the 3rd week increase it to 2. If 2 is difficult, then dont forse yourself any more.
After your run, go for a high carb meal, (pasta).
Maybe you should try having 5 small meals a day that way your metabolism keeps going. And that way, you wont feel as hungry.
Replace 1 meal with a large salad. ( try to use lowfat dressing) And remember , it takes your body some time to realize youre full, so eat slow.. enjoy the meals.
* what gets people the most is snacking in between meals and late at night. This isnt good for you! You need to learn to eat, digest for at least 2-3 before eating again.
If you are NEEDING a snack, go for an apple/bananna/peach/plum/pear whatever!, Fruit FILLS YOU UP! And its quite good.
And try and quit the soda habit, that shit will just slow your progress down! stick to water, and ALOT OF IT. Sometimes our body thinks we are hungry, when really a glass of water will satisfy that urge.
Hey and a little secret.. when im craving foods sometimes ill just chew some gum. ( i also heard minty gum postpones food craving.)
Edited by EASYlivin, 11 August 2009 - 01:13 AM.