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How to lose weight and diet help?

Hey guys! i trying to lose weight and trying to lose some belly fat. I’m currently 16 years old, 5’10 and weigh about 179 lbs. I usually workout for about an hour, (don’t know if that’s long enough for a workout) and within that hour i run and do sit-ups. I feel that I have the workout planned but for the diet i have no clue on what to eat or what not to eat, i don’t know how much to eat or like how much am i suppose to eat in a day? i would REALLY appreciate it if someone could explain/tell me on what to eat or just some tips about dieting because this is literally my first time ever doing this. I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!

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I used to be in your same shoes!!!!! Well, like a year ago. I’m your same age and height. That’s crazy! Anyhoo, ignore my weirdness. First off congrats on trying to lose the weight. That’s always the first step. I highly recommend a diet program if you have the extra money. I personally have p90x and p90x3 and they are both awesome. What you’re doing is good for exercise, but p90x and Insanity will make a better use of your time and you’ll get better results. You can get them at Beachbody.com or you could go on Ebay and get them at a cheaper price. P90X3 will explain EXACTLY what foods to eat, how much you should eat, and when you should eat. It’s pretty awesome. But if that’s not an option I’ll just blab some more. Just eat a balanced diet. I recommend tracking your calories. You can use free sites like Lose it or My Fitness Pal to count your calories and see if you’re over eating. Your diet proportions really depend on you. I eat 30% protein, 30% fat, and 40% carbs. I’m also looking to build muscle. If you’re looking to burn fat just stick in the ranges of 10-35% protein, 20-35% fat, and 45-65% carbs. Basically, just don’t eat too much of one thing. Eat your veggies, stay away from junk, and don’t be afraid of the thought vegetarian. For the exercise, try setting aside days. Like one day, run for an hour, the next, work on abs for an hour. This way your muscles get time to heal, and when you’re resting is when the magic happens. They get bigger! Can’t stand salads but don’t want the calories from the dressing? Get your dressing in a little side cup and just dip your fork in it before you take a bite. You’ll use half the dressing of what you did before. If you’re a tea or coffee drinker, switch to green tea or just cut it out completely. Just take it in baby steps so you actually stick with it. No pop, chips, basically no crap food. I LOVE helping people and I’ve been in your same shoes not that long ago. trust me, weight loss is completely worth all the struggle. I know it can be hard, just don’t give up!!!

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