I posted some stuff on other forums, but i realize there are a lot of people "in the know" in regards to fitness, dieting etc etc etc, so here goes:
The short version: im 23, 5'8, 195lbs, not lean at all (I dont know my bf%) doc says for my blood pressure etc etc, I should be looking to drop ~20 lbs.
I know to say 20 lbs doesnt really sound right, as that could be muscle etc, but im pretty sure its just the fat (duh).
Anyways, I'm a very busy university student, couple weeks ago i started a new routine, which is much better than my old one, but I would like people here to critique it, and tell me what im doing wrong. I really dont have time to go to a gym, i have tons of schoolwork and i also volunteer at 2 research labs which takes up time too.
wake up 6am, take 200mg caffeine (pills).
I hit the treadmil for about 30 minutes, on an interval program which is usually 1 min run, 1 min power walk, alternating.
After this, I usually just do situps, pushups and squats, bodyweight only, usually 2 sets each exercise each to fail (until i cannot complete with good form).
when im done, i usually get a scoop of whey in ~1l of water. I then shower. After my shower, i have breakfast, which is about 1 cup of oatmeal, some scrambled eggwhites, a glass of 1%milk, and an apple, or some other type of fruit.
In class, i usually snack on things like: carrotsticks, babyspinach (raw), cellery, grapes, apple, oranges, raw broccoli etc.
lunch usually consists of previous dinner leftovers : ie chicken breast, with yogurt, fruit etc on the side.
dinner: fish, chicken, lean red meat... with veggies etc, my startch here is usually from wild rice.
I really dont get a lot of carbs in before bed, not sure what else i am supposed to discuss.
i welcome criticism, suggestions, any feedback really.
I don't want to lose weight fast, but i want a total lifestyle change, i plan on doing this for life from now on, as im tired of being the chubby kid, but more of a healthy trim adult.