75% nutrition 25% exercise Don't diet change your eating habits. Fruits and veggies (lots of them). I have found the best way to get rid of the weight and build muscle is to try different things and find what works for you. What works for me may not be the same for you. You have to have the Courage and self-motivation to make the change that you want .
Forget bodybuilding, pursue other more effective athletic activities like running, biking, swimming, playing soccer. There is too much unrealistic emphasis on diet and they expect you to live on nuts, twigs, and excessive protein in addition to anabolic steroids. Forget about it! Do athletic activities that you love instead.