Originally Posted by beatandbroken
I've started doing at least half an hour of cardio every other day, and I haven't changed the way I've been eating; so why am I not losing weight? And.. are there any tips or suggestions as to somethings I have to avoid in my diet, and what I should make sure is in my diet...
Don't monitor calories burned by what your treadmill says. It's garbage and misleading.
Generally - walking burns 4kcals a min. You are doing a 1/2 hr. So thats 120 kcals. Three times a week = 360 kcals. In a months time you've only burned 1440 kcals.
1 lb of fat is 3500 kcals. You've burned just under half a pound of fat. Not very motivational is it? Cardio is important for the cardiovascular system, but it is not where you are going to see drastic, permanent fat loss results.
There are 2 things you need to get in order. First - your nutrition. You've got internet access .. find a place where you can assess and monitor your daily caloric consumption. If you have questions on what to eat, times etc .. ask here. You may drop that by no more than 500 kcals. Then you need to include some form of strength training into your routine if possible - because that is where you are going to see results. 1 hr of strength training can burn (depending on the intensity) 400-500 calories. It also changes the rate at which our resting metabolism works - meaning - our body becomes efficient fat burning machines.