(Original post by malehappy)
1 I belong to one and have trained for many years in of four top power lifting gymnasiums in the UK, which has European and world champions in our ranks. It is extremely difficult to loose weight on a strength program, you'll have to micromanage your dietary intake, to add calories for your strength program, but not too much to affect weight increases.
2 Try to eat more of a vegan diet - there are a few professional athletes and bodybuilders out there who eat a diet of fruit and vegetables, and legumes/beans for protein. There is more than enough protein in these products, and most people tend to eat too much animal products for their training, under the assumption that all that protein gets assimilated, which is doesn't. most of the time you're wasting your money. There 10+year full blood tests are shown to not have dietary deficiencies whatsoever. - ignore the hype and research it yourself.
3 Cut down and eventually stop eating meat, dairy, and fish products. research what you're ingesting. Meat products for example has the following in it: i)antibiotics ii)flavor enhancers iii)salmonella iv)growth hormones v)sheep offal vi) meat coloring vii)preservatives viii)listeria ix)pasture pesticides x)antioxidants. Dairy products have up to 20 different antibiotics, antiseptics, anti-inflammatories, beta-blockers, painkillers, growth hormones and other hormones. Your liver finds it difficult to break down these products, sometimes it can't and it gets stored in tissues.
4 Cut down on plastic and tinned products that contain too much packaging, as it contaminates your food with BPA's and other toxins and even leaches out when food is cooked in metal containers such as non-stick frying pans, and aluminum/nickel/metallic cookware.
5All these chemicals get stored throughout your body, and if you find you're intolerant in a few years, or you build up a chemical sensitivity, as what happened to me, and then you may take this information more seriously than you do at present, but it will be too late, and you'll be on expensive medical therapies to remove those toxic chemicals.
6I went from 11stone - 33lbs being on a vegan diet, and not exercising, but never starving, and stuffing myself with vegetables and fruit. You don't have to take supplements at all, just eat varied amounts of your diet, and the weight will come off or go on, dependent on what your goals are. Loose weight SLOWLY, and it will stay off
7Highly processed foods like fried food, breads, pasta, white rice, sugars, cakes, chocolates, cheese etc are not great for your body, so reduce them as much as you can, til eventually you don't eat them as much.
8Going vegan is easy, look at all the different foods that you can eat. http://veganfoodpyramid.com/images/v...d-1024x768.jpg
What's with the abusive comments? I'm just trying to help...