Originally Posted by Eric_Cartman
I am 17, 6'3 and 230lbs and I am looking for ways to lose weight, gain more confidence, and have more energy. I am happy the way I am, but I would like to lose some weight, become stronger and have more energy(I am always tired, and would like to gain more energy overall, I have a girlfriend by the way
.) Can I have some advice on what to do to acheive this. I was told that lifting a small amount of weight, then build your self up after each week is good, but is there anything else I can do? Diets, excerise, different techniques. Please keep in mind that winter is coming, so running is out.
The best way to effectively lose weight and be healthy is proper diet and exercise. It's best to eat relatively small things every 2-3 hours a day.. like fruit, or breakfast bars and such. When you do have bigger meals, keep them light. Don't over eat.. eat to the point of satisfaction. Portion control is often an over-looked factor in losing weight. Do not cut out an entire food group (for example, cutting out carbs may work for quick results, but it is not healthy) But don't overload on things like carbs. If you have a bagel for breakfast, try not to have any more bread or pasta for the rest of the day, or atleast keep it to a small serving. Carbs turn into store fat if they are not burned off. Avoid eating late at night. Eat your heaviest meal at your most active time of the day. The only thing you should cut out entirely is fried food!!
Diet and work out routine need to compliment each other. If you work out alot then you should have a larger calorie intake then someone who isnt as active. You need the calories to burn them off!
If you are trying to drop lbs, then I would suggest a light cardio workout. Start slow... you don't want to strain yourself. Walking or slow jogging, even playing sports. Jump roping is a great cardio work out. You should try and keep your heart rate up for at least 15-30 minutes to see results. Use weights to tone your muscles and/or develope them. Exercise will defintely give you more energy. Get yourself into a routine that works for you, and use it at least 3 times a week.
I'm not a trainer or a nutrionalist, I just know what's worked for me.