Male, 20 here. Currently 238lbs. Managed to lose 21lbs over two months last summer. But then put it back on.
Basically i want to give weight loss another go and tone up slightly, although not too bothered about muscle gain. Although if toning up means i'll lose body fat more efficiently thats a bonus. Instead of going on a real strict diet/workout routine id rather make more subtle changes to my diet and work out more, lose weight slow and regular so im more likely to stick with it. I'm living with my parents for 3 weeks so im pretty much forced to eat well and im thinking of doing something quite strict for these 3 weeks until i go back to Uni.
So the question is, should i do short intense workouts, im thinking of fitting as many squat jumps, mountain climbers and weights into 10-15mins. Or would 1-2 hours of cycling and weights be more effective? During these 3 weeks i don't have access to a gym, just some weights my bro has. I don't have much time since i'm really busy.
So yeah, will short really intense workouts work well? Should i do them every day? I can do them all at home so i can do it when i go back to uni and carry on etc. Afaik, you get some good calorie afterburn from intense workouts so you're burning cals for the rest of the day? Oh yeah, and im thinking of doing it in the morning 30 mins - 1 hour after breakfast, before i shower, so the afterburn lasts for the whole day.
As for food, im just going to be eating 3-4 small/medium sized meals. Eating more fish/meat and reducing fat/carbs. Also i like to drink with my friends every now and again. Should i just avoid beer/cider and go for spirits?
Just tell me what you think i should do. Theres so much stuff out there that can misinform people, this i my first attempt at asking some fellow FPs :)
EDIT: Just realised i should have posted this in general questions thread :x Oh well, iv made this now, hopefully its not that bad :o