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[b]"i am unfamiliar w/EDT so i cannot comment specifically...
but what i can tell you is that you're going to need to develop a relationship with you body in the sense that your mind and your body talk to each other.
what i mean is this: since you're new to lifting the beginning will be a lot of self-discovery.
i.e. what am i good at? what am i ok at? where are my opportunities for improvement? how is my technique? how much weight can i lift on my exercises? how many sets of this weight, how many reps with that weight?
you need to try things out and learn what you can handle, and learn the signals your body gives you in order to let you know what's too much and what's too little.
your ability to read into your body's cues will improve greatly over time, but it's important to simply listen to the body and be honest with yourself.
if you are on a low calorie diet you should be careful about how much work volume you demand of your body through exercise, it can be easy to overdo it if you're too aggressive and that is counterproductive to your goals.
finally, i would recommend that you simply do a basic program at the beginning. get your form down on the major exercises, learn the principles of the exercise movements, learn what kind of weight you can move and what kind of volume you can tolerate. once you know a bit more about your work capacities, then you can begin to customize routines for yourself.
so i'd say if you're just beginning fuck 99.9% of the programs on this site. just learn the main compound movements that you're able to do and work at those."