Help w.getting started...input would be appreciated

  • JScranton

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    Feb 05, 2018 12:19 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    A little input on what I plan would be great. I am trying yo lose weight and obviously I would like to do this as fast and as effectively as possible. I am 5'8" and 250 pounds. I want to see a trainer but until I find one I was planning on doing cardio about 45-60 min a day, I am not really sure what I am doing as far as weights go. I have some free weights that I can lift. As far as diet, I was going to aim for 1500-1800 cal a day. How does this sound? Also, I know this is a topic that many will argue over, but, are there any supplements for weight loss that you can recommend?
  • mybud

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    Feb 05, 2018 12:33 AM GMT
    Don't focus on supplements at this point. If you follow through with cardio 45 minutes, 4 to 5 days a week, and the 1800 calorie diet, you should see steady results...Good Luck
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    Feb 05, 2018 12:56 AM GMT
    The formula for weight loss in healthy people your age does not change: diet and exercise. You don't necessarily need a personal trainer for that.

    At 5'8" and 250 pounds you are seriously obese, a critical health problem. But you apparently already know that. Your future health outlook is not favorable if you take no action soon.

    This site has many suggestions you're likely looking for. Go to the Home Page (always accessible by clicking on the RJ logo on the upper left), and click 'Hit the Gym Now'. Diet and exercise ideas are all there.
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    Feb 05, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
    JScranton saidHey guys,

    A little input on what I plan would be great. I am trying yo lose weight and obviously I would like to do this as fast and as effectively as possible. I am 5'8" and 250 pounds. I want to see a trainer but until I find one I was planning on doing cardio about 45-60 min a day, I am not really sure what I am doing as far as weights go. I have some free weights that I can lift. As far as diet, I was going to aim for 1500-1800 cal a day. How does this sound? Also, I know this is a topic that many will argue over, but, are there any supplements for weight loss that you can recommend?


    If you want to see rapid weight loss, while also having a huge increase in your energy and motivation, get up early and go do your cardio on an empty stomach. Black coffee or tea is fine, but nothing else besides water. Do this at least three times a week and you'll see results. Of course, you really need to be doing weight training along with the cardio, but if you know absolutely about it, a trainer would be a wise move. If you don't want to spend the money on a trainer, there are lots of great beginner workouts available for free online. And there are lots of great video tutorials on how to execute each exercise. You'd be surprised at the help you can get from the gym also. If you spot a guy who has the body you want, just ask him if he has any advice for a beginner. Most guys are really helpful in the gym.
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    Feb 05, 2018 3:43 AM GMT
    Go through your kitchen and get rid of calorie sources you don't need and might tempt you. Toss things like junk food and salad dressing (use olive oil on your salad instead; it will help your heart). Don't nibble while you make food. Drink some before you eat your meal and with your meals. Park your car a bit further away so you walk a bit further. In the grocery store avoid the bakery section and junk food aisles like your life depends on it!