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Best Workout and Diet Plan?

Asked by usaloveorleaveit (159points) January 29th, 2010

I’m trying to find a meal by meal diet plan that will help me eat healthier and not gain fat. Something with a grocery list would be ideal. Also looking for a day by day workout plan that will increase my cardio and help build more muscle. I’m not really in to group exercise. I do like a physical challenge though.

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marinelife's avatar

Here is a site that let’s you compare different diet plans to see which is right for you.

borderline_blonde's avatar

The only thing that worked for me: The Paleo Diet. Ten pounds the first week and ten additional pounds over the next month. The weight has stayed off. I’ve been following this for the past four months and I feel great – I have so much energy, I don’t even know what to do with it, and I feel happier. Plus, it’s very simple to follow. I can’t help you on the exercise thing, though – I’m still trying to get myself to go to the gym :)

YARNLADY's avatar

Before you begin any new diet and exercise plan, talk to your doctor.
The best diet and exercise plan is this: eat more fruits and vegetables, less meat and snacks, drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water, walk at least a mile every day or exercise equivalent, get enough sleep so you do not feel tired.

You will only lose weight is you work off more calories than you eat.

mass_pike4's avatar

I will keep this simple for you: (and trust me it works)

Make sure you eat breakfast, it does not have to be a large meal e.g. toast, OJ, cereal…whatever you choose.

Spread your meals throughout the day. Try 5–6 small meals. Do not eat late at night. If you are hungry late at night, eat something with a good amount of protein to hold you over until the morning e.g. almonds, yogurt, etc.

You can pretty much eat the foods you want to, just make sure you are eating small portions. Foods with more fiber and protein will fill you up more than simple carbohydrates like white bread, white pasta

As far as the exercise, you can do whatever you enjoy e.g. walking, jogging, treadmill, but whatever you do for cardio, you must also add weight training to your routine. Why? You gain more muscle and therefore burn more calories.

You can find plenty of good weight lifting routines online. You do not even have to use weights. You can use your own body resistance e.g. push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups

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grrgold's avatar

The best thing to do is have someone to guide you and create a meal plan specific for your needs. If you want a self guided type plan, my suggestion is to keep it simple:
1. Eat more frequent smaller meals (5 per day works for most people)
2. Eat either a fruit or a vegetable with each meal
3. Eat some form of animal protein with each meal
4. Stay away from processed foods (ie- sugars, flower, etc.)
5. Stay away from saturated fats (ie- fried foods, greasy meat, bacon, etc.)
6. Drink plenty of water (at least 8 glasses per day)

That should be easy to follow and will give you great initial results.

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