I've just had a browse through some of the threads here about losing weight, building muscle etc... Some seem relevant, but most not. I've just joined the gym and started to eat 'healthy' (well at least a small understanding of what I considered halthy) I'm 5' 9" and weight 16.5stone, so do the math, I'm rather overweight, I have 53% body fat according to the gym gaffer after he measured it yesterday.
He's give me a routine to go about and he wants me to do a few more reps or add a bit more weight everytime I come to the gym, to get my body going. He has me doing everything to get all the muscles in the body going, a bit of cardio work to start with, 10 mins or so, then muscle work, then a cool down period on a bike/tredmill for 10 minutes or so.
I am pretty happy with the workout. However, he's give me a rough idea on what I should be eating, but I'm not right clued up on it all. When I started the gym yesterday, that day I had:
Breakfast: Weetabix (x2 - semi-skimmed milk)
Dinner: Salad (lettuce, carrot, tomato, cucumber, spring onion, cress) and a small tin of tuna (is this too much?)
Tea: Salad (same as above), a chicken fillet piece, I then had a banana about 20 mins after.
I've been drinking water, possibly not as much as I should be, but when I've been thirsty, that's all I've had.
He has told me to avoid carbs, but not completely as thats what give me energy (ofc) but he's said to avoid bread, pasta, potatoes, which I thought made sense, however, I'm now stuck as to what I can eat really. I see a lot of people mentioning brown rice, pasta etc... Are these carb free? Or just low in carbs?
I suppose what I am asking is, what can I eat, without eating the same ol' day in day out? Or does anyone have a few sites with ideas?
Edit: a few typos, my arms are aching from the gym this mornign, there like jelly lol.