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    Hello,

    I'm 20, and since I was 15 I've always been 'big' compared to friend, it doesn't bother me, however I think it's time I lose weight and get into shape.

    But this is all new to me, so I'm not really sure what kind of stuff I should be doing, or what foods I should or shouldn't be eating.

    Due to being busy, I'm locked down to only having 30/40 minutes free each day, to fit this stuff in.

    So any advice on workouts, that sort of stuff would be very welcome.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by AverageOne)
    Hello,

    I'm 20, and since I was 15 I've always been 'big' compared to friend, it doesn't bother me, however I think it's time I lose weight and get into shape.

    But this is all new to me, so I'm not really sure what kind of stuff I should be doing, or what foods I should or shouldn't be eating.

    Due to being busy, I'm locked down to only having 30/40 minutes free each day, to fit this stuff in.

    So any advice on workouts, that sort of stuff would be very welcome.

    Thanks.
    Start by reading the FAQ thread in this forum. It should give you a start on all your questions.
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    (Original post by AverageOne)
    Hello,

    I'm 20, and since I was 15 I've always been 'big' compared to friend, it doesn't bother me, however I think it's time I lose weight and get into shape.

    But this is all new to me, so I'm not really sure what kind of stuff I should be doing, or what foods I should or shouldn't be eating.

    Due to being busy, I'm locked down to only having 30/40 minutes free each day, to fit this stuff in.

    So any advice on workouts, that sort of stuff would be very welcome.

    Thanks.
    Fitness is quite separate to weight loss in reality but can be tackled at the same time. Fitness - just do cardio. Find a program online that suits you and follow it. You can work in light weight training as well to help overall athleticism. For losing weight, you need a calorie deficit. That means working out your BMR and using the Harris Benedict equation to work out the amount of calories you use each day. Then after that use a website/app like myfitnesspal to keep track of your calorie intake, and limit yourself to an appropriate amount dependent on your aims. Remember 3500 calories = 1 pound of fat. So if you want to lose a pound a week and your daily calorie usage is 2500, you should aim for eating 2000 calories a day.
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    I started doing the 30 Day Shred simply because it was only 30mins DVD and I could fit it in. Even when I finished work at 7pm, I knew that there was no excuse to not fit in a 30min DVD. It's HIIT using a 3-2-1 system (3min strength, 2min cardio and 1min abs). I've got my thread on here somewhere.

    But basically, for food - use myfitnesspal to start looking at calories (and nutrients too - make sure you're not eating loads of fat!), and for exercise, use a DVD or online equivalent. BeFit have quite a few videos on youtube that you can try out (though they usually only have level one, and you have to find/buy the rest)
 
 
 
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