I'm 17. I’ve been trying to lose weight for a while but I often fall short. When I run, I can only run for short distances. Eating is also a bit of trouble for me. I try to do my best but don't always have money to buy proper foods, and am left to eat what's in the house. Any advice, exercise, or eating plans?
Also, because of school and working, I'm not left with a lot of time to work out, any way around that? You're very inspirational
Hello. I just did a post about healthy foods to buy on a budget so check that out right away to answer your first questions.
Second, if you are not comfortable running that is absolutely fine. one of the best forms of cardio is simply walking and it is my favorite kind to do when i'm trying to lose weight. if you have access to a treadmill raise the incline and set the speed to a brisk walk and walk for 30-45 minutes 4-6 times a week. if you do not, you can go for a walk outside, but it must be at a brisk pace and you can do this for 30-60 minutes.
also, if you are very short on time you can look into doing something like body weight exercises in your house and using very short rest periods to reduce the amount of time you work out and to burn more calories. Here is an example: 50 squats with your thighs parallel to the ground or below( a wider range of motion burns more calories and utilizes more muscles), 30 pushups ( you can rest on your knees), 50 lunges, and 25 jump squats( squat down and explode into a jump). you should do all these exercises in a sequence with as little rest as possible and when you complete the entire sequence you should take a 3 minute rest and repeat the exercises. then once you've completed it again take a 5 minute rest and do it one more time. by doing this kind of high volume low rest workout you will burn a lot of calories and it can be completed within 15-25 minutes. Of course, only do any exercises with the approval of your doctor.
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.