Originally Posted by jarude
fat/weight loss is primarily a function of diet.
1. track your calories using fitday.com. enter in exactly everything you eat for a week. not what you should be eating, what you're actually eating.
2. tally up your weekly calories, divide by 7. that's your average daily calorie total. chop 500 from that number.
3. eat at your new calorie total for the week. continue tracking your diet. monitor whether or not you have lost or gained weight. if you're still gaining weight, chop more calories off your daily total. if you've stayed the same weight, add in more cardio. if you've lost weight, continue what you're doing.
4. continue to track your diet. you say you eat what mom makes for dinner, which makes it hard to track what you're actually eating. one thing that will help is cutting out starchy carbs - bread, pasta, etc. only consume starchy carbs post-workout or post-cardio.
1) Ill do this and update the thread day by day. Its funny my friend who I work out with just gave me a website to do this make an hour before you posted it lol. Said its a big help.
2) Will do
3) After I get my calorie total, how should I track it. Daily im assuming?
4) Im sure if I tried I can find out how much im eating for dinner, ill do it tonight and see how we do with it. Its gonna be hard to cut back with a hardcore italian family and the home made tomato sauce and pasta haha.
Originally Posted by mkarim
Make a commitment to the P90X program. Its simple, complete and works mainly on fundamentals. You can do it at home. You don't even need to go to the gym. You won't regret it.
Ive heard about the p90 program and really considered doing it. I heard that it was a great program and very very tough. I was considering doing it but I dont think between school and exams and stuff I would be able to commit for the full 90 days. Also I prefer working out witih friends since it adds motivation, and I actually did p90 for maybe 20 days and one of my friends dropped out, then the other,then me.
Ive also heard people calling it a "fad" diet.
Originally Posted by Harbin
If you want to just purely lose weight you shouldn't lift at all, instead just eat less calories. If you want to lose weight AND gain muscle then you should eat low fat high protein and lift but more importantly do cardio and drink lots of water.
Drinking water wont be hard considering thats all I really drink haha especially if I am at home.
And yes I would like to more or less cut fat add muscle and lose weight.
Originally Posted by ImaPro
I dont know how tall/muscular you are (so i dont know if 210 is a lot or not that much) but i would begin with insanity. That will make you loose fat like crazy. I would focus off loosing fat first then building muscle.
Im around 5'10'' ish 210 lbs. I would say that I am not too muscular anymore and now I am more "flabby" haha. And what do you mean "begin with insanity". Is it just a workout?
Thank you everyone so much for your input. Everything is helping a lot.
Ill also continue posting my calorie intakes and stuff as the days go on.