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dtannery21
06-18-2013, 03:43 PM
I'm 21 years old 347 pounds in fat and I'm trying to change that. I get told 2 different stories. I get told that u need to get atleast 250lbs then workout to build muscle and I get told that if I workout and eat right while I'm fat that I can build muscle and loose more fat. My over all goal is to have a fit lean body if that helps any. What do I do?

JohnGalt25
06-18-2013, 03:47 PM
I'm 21 years old 347 pounds in fat and I'm trying to change that. I get told 2 different stories. I get told that u need to get atleast 250lbs then workout to build muscle and I get told that if I workout and eat right while I'm fat that I can build muscle and loose more fat. My over all goal is to have a fit lean body if that helps any. What do I do?

Start lifting weights now. Anyone who tells you to wait is wrong. The most important thing is a nutrition. Get your nutrition locked down, and incorporate weight lifting with heavy compound lifts, and cardio

dmacdonal9
06-18-2013, 03:50 PM
Think of it this way, strap a 200lb backpack on a 150 lb guy and tell him he has to carry that around all day every day. You reckon he'd build some muscle? That's what you did over the years.

Losing fat without lifting means a large portion of weight lost will be lean tissue, not fat.

Lift while you lose fat. You're a complete beginner so you'll gain a little muscle while losing, plus you'll preserve what you already have, making future fat loss easier.

Ease into it though mate, your joints may be an issue. Brisk walking and swimming for a bit would help if so.

1. Get rid of your misconceptions (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=136691851)
2. Calculate your calories and macros (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981)
3. Eat about 30% less calories than you burn each day while still meeting minimum protein and fat. Get the remainder of cals from carbs.
4. Buy a kitchen scale and weigh everything that you eat.
5. Count calories using a site like MyFitnessPal (http://www.myfitnesspal.com). Here's how to count properly. (http://www.fitnessfactreview.com/the-art-science-of-calorie-counting/)
6. Lift heavy weights to preserve muscle mass, on a program like Starting Strength (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=998224). Why not your own routine? Read this. (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118004321)
7. If nothing happens after 3 weeks, reexamine calculations, and eat less.