Terrible title – cringe. Here we go though, straight forward stuff:
EAT: real, whole food.
Meal replacements, quick fixes and fads are nothing but trouble and cause the yo-yo effect in which you become miserable and trapped.
EAT: the right amount of calories for your needs
There is no one-size-fits-all number of calories to eat and for goodness sake stay away from the 1200 marker WTAF!? Why? Because if you aren’t eating enough then your metabolism slows down and then when you eat more you gain weight, again, yo-yo effect.
DRINK: lots and lots of lovely water!!!
You’ll feel fuller, more energetic, your skin will look fresher and less dull: your body will thank you for it.
LIFT: pick up heavy shit and put it down; repeat til tired out.
More muscle mass (this DOES NOT mean you will be “bulky” – fuck right off). More muscle mass = higher metabolism = higher number of calories burnt at rest.
Use the very basics and work from there:
Upper body push (bench press), Upper body pull (bent row)
Lower body push (Squat), Lower body pull (dead lift)
There you go – all that for free. Start out simple; small changes can make big things happen!