Thanks for all of the replies, makes for a dense amount information on clean eating and for that you have my gratitude. I've been in florida for the past 8 days, and I would of replied sooner.
Xanderbuilt - With your experience with dieting, what turned out best for you in terms of muscle gain, fat loss, appetite satisfaction and the amount of time it took to get results?
Muscle gains that are more then just the stereotypical "gym muscles". I need explosiveness, endurance and strength for going to bootcamp so I can excel.
There's obviously the desire to have a good looking body.
I want to develop habits that will not only help me lose weight now, but a healthier lifestyle in general.
I work out every other day to provide my body ample time to recover, as I went from being extremely out of shape to leading somewhat of a healthy lifestyle. I feel like the longer I've come its becoming more of an excuse to be lazy (which I am trying to avoid) so I think it is time to start pushing myself. I do 30-45 minutes of cardio (going from 5-7-9 mph on the treadmill) before I work out, then do body weight exercises (pushups, bicycle crunches, squats, jumpsquats and lunges) as well as certain dumbell exercises (using hex dumbells in pushup position and doing rows, curls). I think I should be running, doing sit up and push ups on my off days. just need to nut up or shut up
I've been using some diet I got from my recruiter that has me on a strict three day diet (originally developed by an alabama medical center for quick weightloss for heavy patients needing to lose weight). I believe ive made it to the point in which I won't have further progress unless I change my ways. I'm deciding between the v diet and just implementing clean eating and working out more often. I think the v-diet will be more extreme and challenge me more, but I'm not sure if I am ready for it.
Bootcamp will be in August or September, and that leaves me with ample time do get myself where I need to be. But my time is now, and this is the reason that I am seeking counsel on such matters from the people that know them best
EDIT: Hips - will take a look at the paleo diet. I haven't weighed myself this week, dont have a scale at our time share in florida. I don't do drugs, and I only drink on the weekends if anything. i can get a full eight hours of sleep but i'm trying to teach myself how to operate on sleep deprivation (less then 6 hours, for bootcamp). I dont eat shitty food, but i'm definitely not eating the best I can.