I am really looking for some help on how to lose weight and increase my core strength. I am 22 years old, weigh around 76kg and my height is 5ft 8 inchs. Basically I am overweight. My aim is to reach 65kg and build some lean muscle. I have approximately 6-8 months to achieve this goal.
I have started going to a gym nearby this month.The schedule I am following is as follows:
cardio: running for 25 mins (around 2.5 - 3kms)(5 times a week)
lower body - squats,leg press,calf raise etc. (twice a week), upper and lower abs (5 times a week)
upper body - biceps/triceps/chest/shoulder(both machine and free weights)(thrice a week)
I wanted to ask if this schedule is good enough or do I have to make some changes. Also I need some advice on what nutrition to take.
Currently I am following this food plan.
- breakfast- 2 eggs or cornflaks
- lunch - bread,pulses,vegetables,
- dinner- bread,pulses,vegetables,
- late night snacks - fruits
- I am bit of an foodie, so I occasionally overeat.
People in my gym take some protein shakes and have suggested me to take whey protein(advanced myotein protein matrix).They give the reason that as I don't eat non-veg at home,I need the protein.Will this help?