Originally Answered: Weight loss for a 18 year old male?
RANDOM WEIGHTLOSS INFORMATION
Hot water makes you feel full (yay tea!)
Cold water increases metabolism
Cinnamon increases metabolism
Eliminating too many calories causes your body to go into starvation mode, actually lowering your metabolism and you start loosing muscle as your body clings to its fat
BMI is not always accurate, so it should be used as a guideline towards a healthy weight, not a strict method of determining how healthy you are.
Muscle weighs more than fat, but fat takes up more room than muscle. So you could have 5g of muscle and 5g of fat, but the fat portion would be bigger.
The scale and the mirror almost always tell two different stories. It takes at least a week to start seeing results.
You should not lose more than 2 pounds a week. Anything more (unless you are very overweight) is unhealthy and unsafe.
When something is fat-free, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a crapload of calories hiding in the sugar. Always double check.
20 minutes of interval training can burn as many calories as one hour of slow, steady cardio.
The slow up and down is really only useful on the down. Explode with energy on the up when lifting weights.
The more joints you engage, the more muscles you work.
When you only have weights on one side when doing lunges and such, it engages your core as your body needs to stay balanced and centered.
Weights should be heavy enough that you can only do twelve reps with proper form - the last one being hard, but not impossible.
Chocolate milk after a workout is the perfect mix of carbs, fat and protein that will help you build muscle, reduce soreness and recover faster.
Do your strength training, then cardio. In a study in Japan, men who did this burned twice as much fat as those who didn’t do strength beforehand.
Increasing the uphill on your run by just 3% can reduce shock to your legs by 24%.
do light activity when you’re sore - metabolites in your sore areas (the pain causers) are dispersed as the blood flow increases, meaning you recover up to 40% faster.
Take breaks. When you workout you put tiny rips in your muscles, and your strength comes from these muscles healing. Giving yourself at least a day or two of rest a week is actually beneficial.
Good Luck :)