Losing weight?

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    Losing weight?


    Hey guys so I need to lose weight but from what I've been reading is too much cardio eats away at your muscles. I lift heavier with lower reps, but I'm looking to lose 15lbs or so. Should I just do 30 mins of cardio post workout or how long? Are there any exercises you guys would recommend, I personally hate running on the treadmill. I do enjoy skipping but not too sure if that's as effective. I know diet is key also,

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    Cardio does not tear away at your muscles. They can be depleted if you do not work them out. I am on the same boat as you. I recommend doing cardio for a warm up everyday (I do a mile jog) then go do your weight lifting. Try and do between 8-12 reps that will help with muscle growth and burning calories. Diet is the most important factor it is 70% of your overall health 20% rest and recovery 10%workout program. So just dieting will really help you the most and as long as you stay lifting weights you will not get weaker.
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    You have some positives that will help in your favor. You are young so unless you have some health issue, your body is running at optimum range. Therefore, it may not be easy in the beginning, but the pounds will come off if you are patient. Could it be that you are getting way too impatient? I think you are and that never works.

    You also have "Height" on your side. This is why you do not look that heavy. Another thing that they are finding out that plays a part is hereditery tendencies towards weight gain.

    I would suggest a common sense diet that you can live with, such as Weight Watchers. It is not extreme and teaches you how to eat for "Life", not just for a month or two while you are losing weight. It teaches you points which overall is easier than counting calories. It teaches you balance and well-rounded delicous meal planning. Even eating out at fast foods are on the program! So, look into it.

    Also, once again, be patient, and don't forget to exercise! Make it fun but try to exercise 4 or 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes. As you get used to it, increase the exercise and time.

    Don't let others make you feel bad about yourself either. Your attitude will have everything to do with feeling better health wise, and emotionally too.
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    30 minutes of Low Intensity cardio 3 times a week would be perfect
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