Post # 1
Hi bees. So I am so unhappy with my body right now. I am at my highest weight (185) and I feel disgusting and nothing is fitting right. I am currently unemployed so I am hoping to take the summer to lose some weight and get healthy. I am not really concerned with the numbe on the scale, but more so how I feel and look.
I am not sure if I should do the 30 day shred or some other strictly cardio workouts. I have the biggest loser cadio max and biggest loser at home challenge (which incorperates strength). Does anyone have any advice on which video would be best start with so I can see results asap. Any advice would be helpful. I just want to feel good again!
Post # 3
The best way to lose weight is by changing your diet. Losing weight is about 80% food, and 20% exercise. Try using a program like MyFitnessPal (it’s free) for counting calories. (If you join, I’m on there with the same user name!) As for food – increase your protein intake, and decrease your cards. Don’t cut out fat, but reduce it. Generally a ratio of 40% protein, 30% carbs, 30% fat is what I start with, and then I’ve increased my protein and further cut carbs to further cut and tone muscles.
Strictly cardio is also not the way to go. You need to incorporate weight training as well, because muscle metabolizes food quicker, so you’re able to burn food more efficiently. If you can, check out “The New Rules of Lifting for Women,” which will give you the basics for lifting, as well as some workout routines.
I would incorporate the 30 DS or some other video in addition to these, but personally, I found the 30DS to be insanely repetitive and boring, and quit after 3 days because I couldn’t handle doing the same workout day after day. I’ve never used the Biggest Loser videos, so I have no input on that.