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Old 04-06-2009, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need to lose weight BUT...

im under 6' and 300+ lbs. I don't even know anymore, but anyway, Trying to lose mad weight, and if it's possible get down to 205.

Whenever I run[slowly], whether it's slow and steady, or HIIT, my heart pounds, feels like a heart attack.

When I lift[all I have is ten lb dumbells] I overdo it and cant lift my arms for three days.

and furthermore, I don't know what I should be eating, when.

Basically I'm ******* clueless ><

HELP PLEASE!?!
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The heart attack thing, go to a doctor and ask him if you are okay to do strenuous exercise. The only reason I say that is that you are 300lbs, I would say most of us feel like we are having a heart attack trying to do cardio. Work through it.

Other than that.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Joining a gym with personal trainers would be a good thing, get in there find out an all round work out that suits your body, maybe get some info on on dieting, work out some sort of guidelines on eating and supplements if you want to go that way.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im under 6' and 300+ lbs. I don't even know anymore, but anyway, Trying to lose mad weight, and if it's possible get down to 205.

Whenever I run[slowly], whether it's slow and steady, or HIIT, my heart pounds, feels like a heart attack.

When I lift[all I have is ten lb dumbells] I overdo it and cant lift my arms for three days.

and furthermore, I don't know what I should be eating, when.

Basically I'm ******* clueless ><

HELP PLEASE!?!
I agree, I'd see a doctor about the heart thing. Also, I would concentrate on weight training first. Building muscle will help your body burn fat faster. The reason you are over doing it is you are using 10lbs, and you're probably wearing down your small muscle strands. Concentrate on lifting heavier for less reps. You will build more muscle and recover quicker.

You may want to check out the "Belly Off" diet over on Men's Health.

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Old 04-06-2009, 02:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd suggest starting with a basic basic routine. And since you don't really have any equipment, you could start with calisthenics.

Like do 20 - 30 pushups, 20 - 30 situps, as many pullups as you can muster, 10 - 20 lunges and 10 - 20 squats. it's an extremely basic routine, but if you're worried about overdoing it, it's good to start low. Do something along these lines every other day until your muscles adjust to it. Then ramp it up from there.

As for a diet, make sure you're eating some sort of fruits and vegetables each day. Drop the sodas and start drinking water.

As I said this stuff is basic. If you want quicker, more effective and probably better results and advice, I'd suggest going to a gym and getting set up with a PT.

Good luck, man (maybe start a training log so we can encourage you along the way).
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What you need is a life style change, not a diet... A personal trainer/nutritionist would be ideal. The key is to get to the point of eating small meals/healthy snacks every 3 hours approx. and getting the proper balance of nutrition. After about a week your metabolism should start burning fat and stomache will shrink and you will get full faster. The hardest part is the mental lifestyle change. Most important is you have to do it for yourself, not for any other reason. This way you will stick with it.

As far as cardio/excersize, start small. Running could possibly cause more harm than good right now, for both heart and knees. Maybe start on a recumbant bike and light weight low rep workouts just to burn calories. Once you lose a good amount of weight you can start to pick up the workout.

Remember when you are overweight your heart is enlarged and has to work harder to pump blood and oxygen to your body. As you lose weight and your body falls into Ketosis, you will burn more and you heart will get smaller and will not have to work as hard. Warning: If there is an abrupt regression back to an unhealthy state the person could be at risk from heart complications, due to the sudden re-enlargement of the heart.

Once you start eating right you will see and feel results with in weeks.I have seen people lose 40lbs just by cutting out soda and drinking more water. Start by cutting out soda, fast foods, processed sugar, and salt/sodium. I would look into things like menshealth.com "belly off" club. They post monthly stories, results, and even map out months of meals that include things like steak, chicken, beer, etc. Diet programs do not work! The food they sell is just a tool to help you change your lifestyle, which you can do on your own and save money. Plus the food you make usually tastes better.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You absolutely have to talk to your Doctor, a Nutritionist and a Trainer.

You sound like a very dangerous case.
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