Looking to drop about 30-40lbs. im new to this

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    xjncoguyx New Member

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    Ok im new to this whole dieting thing. Im about 6'2" 260, im pretty muscular but its covered up by fat. I would like to drop about 40 lbs. by march (although the sooner the better). What would be the best way to accomplish this? I already have a bench, free weights, recumbant bike. I need suggestions on routines, and diets. I almost never eat breakfast(which i guess im going to start doing now) and im sure that doesn't help. I also used to drink a lot of soda, which im sure didn't help my cause. I've recently switched to diet(i know probably not the best, but i gotta get my caffiene fix somewhere). Im just wondering what should my daily calorie intake be? Also what would be some good meals that i could eat without hurting the diet? I've been riding the bike about 30 min. everyday, and lifting on alternating days, does it sound like im going in the right direction?
     
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    use fitday.com to track your calories

    create a deficit of calories in < calories out
     
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    xjncoguyx New Member

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    Well i guess the biggest problem would be i don't know what i should be taking in?
     
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    fitday will give you an estimate for age height weight range.
     
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    cool, sounds good to me, thank man
     
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    you can sign up for a free account on fitday, i forgot to mention in case you didn't know
     
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    eat less, move more
     
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    Make sure you DON'T read the stickies no matter what you do.
     
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    your daily caloric intake right now is probably around 3k - 3.2k calories ( im in the same weight range)

    cutting down to 2.5k or even 2k calories should yield fast results


    make sure you use fitday 'til you get good enough to estimate calories in your head...its fucking crazy how easy it is to go over 2k calories
     
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    Shadoglare NeoCon Commie Hitler Wanna-Be

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    I've been using the plan over at SparkPeople.com for a while - have lost 20lb so far and continue to lose.
    It'll recommend a daily caloric intake, give you a way to track calories taken in vs spent, tracks calories burnt based on type of activity, and walks you slowly through making an overall lifestyle change so you won't just put the weight back on after you're done "dieting" like so many people do if all look at is the weight.
    Definitely recommend checking it out if you haven't already.
     
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    Ignore the entire nutrition EDU in the stickies, it's totally worthless
     
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