i'm a 26yr/old male, 69" tall. i currently weigh 245. my goal weight is under 200 and my super goal weight is 185. i've done low carb diets in the past and they worked very well for me (i used to be almost 280) but i'm just too busy lately to keep up with that sort of diet, plus i'm sure its not so healthy for me in the long run. I'm trying to learn what to eat and how many calories i need. I tried eating under 2000 calories a day for two weeks and i didn't lose anything (then i ate a cheeseburger and gained two lbs) I go to the gym at least twice a week and do about an hour of fat burn on the cardio machines (try to get my heart rate between 140-150) and i do some light resistance training (though i don't really know what i should be doing, i use the machines and try to do two sets of 15 reps each) anyway, i'm really dedicated to this and i really want to see some results. I'm planning on getting married in under a year and i want to be happy with my self image by then so any advice you guys can help me with would be greatly appreciated.