Thanks everyone, all of the comments are very helpful.
I weighed myself today and I'm actually five pounders lighter than I was last week. I know that weighing yourself isn't super reliable as the amount of water or food you have in your system changes and everything, but I felt good about that.
And I did hear something about that, zeratum. Has that been proven?
Thanks for the Dietary Guidelines page, Stephen.
I was wondering if you guys could guide me a bit as I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow and was going to take some advice from this thread. First let me list what I usually get for the week:
-Soy Protein Meal replacement for breakfast
-Low-carb multi-grain bread for two sandwiches for lunch at work: usually some mustard and a good amount of turkey breast and a pb&j sandwich, and then a banana for a couple hours later
-Sometimes another thing of the Soy shake, and if not I probably just make myself a sandwich.
Also, I've been taking fiber supplements for a while at the advice of a doctor, and of course the usual multivitamins. I also usually have a glass of oj in the morning.
That's been my routine for the past few weeks. Not so good, huh? So should I get an assortment of vegetables, some lean meats, and some regular whole wheat bread(or stick with the low-carb kind)? And this Soy stuff is really expensive. Should I get some whey protein supplements and add that to some meals?
if you cant afford a gym pass, you dont have to pay to walk or bike
Yeah, I'm going to start walking more often. How often should I walk, twice a week for 40-50 minutes?
I hear what you guys are saying about the gym, but I was thinking, maybe I could first lose a bit of weight, gain some confidence, and then go to a gym. I should be able to make some progress by doing the exercises that I'm doing now, right?