Originally Posted by kkgonnabefit
Im new to this board
I am 18 and ive never been able to lose weight im not really sure what kind of diet i need to be on any suggestions?
Welcome to the forum.
Losing weight is very simple. You must consume, on average, less calories per day than your body requires to maintain its current weight.
You can also burn more calories with exercise.
The best strategy is to both reduce your caloric intake (eat less) and engage in some form of exercise daily (move more).
So, in a nutshell, eat less and move more.
What you eat isn't so important as the total amount of calories. For best health, there are some guidelines that are a good idea to follow.
Avoid processed foods, simple carbs and foods with "empty calories".
Avoid too much saturated fat.
Eat more fruits and veggies.
Just ask if you have specific questions--we're here to help!
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May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
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The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.