June 04, 2011 at 02:30:34 Jun 04, 2011 @ 02:30
Hey guys, first post on this thread.
I am about to graduate college and being in college I always find myself with no time to eat right (typically eating 2 meals a day if that...) and work out due to school, homework and my internship (just an excuse to myself ). That being said, I have easily been apart of the "freshman 15" demographic but it has carried along with me into my senior year unfortunately. Since I am graduating in two weeks, I finally have the time to eat right and work out. IF I did find time in my schedule, I would work out for like 3 weeks straight and then find myself being lazy again so my workout schedule would be on and off, rinse and repeat...
I'm trying to lose weight while getting cut. I stand at a tall 5'6 lol and weigh about 157...
I plan on doing some fat burning workouts paired with running (working out 3-4 days a week and running 5-6). After about two-three weeks, I want to start the fat burning version of p90x (I can't think of the name).
Also since I am graduating along with a lot of my friends, I can expect tons of graduation parties full of bad food and tons of alcohol. Will consuming alcohol while trying to lose weight simply omit my efforts?
I just want to know your thoughts and if you guys had any tips for a pretty average fit person?
The real science of the matter is this: If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. If you eat less calories than you burn, you lose weight. If you eat and burn an equal number, you maintain your weight. If weight loss is your only goal, you don't even have to work out. Just focus on your diet. Your maintenance is probably around 2000-2500 calories a day. Eat 5 calories less than that.
The only thing working out really does, when it comes to losing weight, is makes you burn more calories throughout the day. So if you have a maintenance of 2500, and then you go running and burn an additional 500, it means if you eat under 3000 calories, you will lose weight. Fat is the first thing your body eats when it doesn't have enough calories. So I'd suggest "cutting" (losing fat) until you're at least somewhat happy with your weight. Then start lifting and get ripped!