I'm pretty new here to T-Nation. As a beginner seeking help, I figured this was the place to post. This is actually my first post looking for some sort of help. I've read through quite a few articles, read about the V-Diet twice, with my parents saying "No" to a diet where you "Don't eat." Of course, they haven't even read on it... anyway.
I'm 17 year old. I'll be 18 this January 2nd. I'm 6'1", 250lbs.
Yes, I am a large lad. But not as large in muscle as I am in fat!
The more I read on losing fat and gaining muscle the more confused I get.
Of course, the body is like a furnace - If you want to get it going, you have to put stuff in it.
My diet is horrible. I used to be able to eat a whole meal of fast food, then still want more. Now I eat maybe two meals a day, skipping breakfast. I sometimes eat lunch (at school) and I eat dinner (whatever my parents decide on making/getting) and at times I'll get fast food late at night. Yes, I do see that as a problem and recognize it as a huge downfall.
The problem with fixing it is that I don't decide on what my parents buy as far as grocery shopping goes and making sure they consistently get the same things I need.
I honestly think I could lose about 50 pounds of fat and still be well off. Before I start putting on some real muscle(again I'm a noob to most of this) I want to take off a good amount of fat. I'm not aiming to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I do want to build on muscle and take off fat. Really what I'm looking for here is some motivation to help me achieve this and some information that could really assist me in losing fat and gaining muscle with the predicament I'm in. I have some simple weights, BBs and DBs, and a squat rack(though I'm no where near that. It's actually my brother's).
I have some lovely photos you won't be able to take your eyes off of, this I know. The lighting is absolutely horrendous, but you might even save them for inspiration. Jokes aside, winced after reviewing them.