I've spent several days reading and researching on diet and different programs. The diet part I think I have a firm grasp on - eat more lean protein from whole food sources, increase veggies decrease, or remove complete, processed carbs/simple carbs and eat only complex carbs when i chose to - usually around workout times.
because I'm fat I can probably get away with eating less carbs than others might normally require. good fats are good and required for losing/burning fat. fish oil, avocado, olive oil, etc. stay away from trans fats, eat small frequent meals instead of big, infrequent meals. drink lots of water. green tea is good. i don't necessarily need a fat burner yet, I can save that for later if/when i plateau.
If i stick to the above, dietarily i should be pretty sound. what i'm having a hard time wrapping my head around is what the right program might be for someone like me. i've lost a bunch of weight, but i still have more to lose and, more than anything i'm just baggy, saggy and flabby where i want to be lean, firm, and muscular. I want to drop fat not "get big," but many of the programs and beginner tips seem geared toward people looking to increase size and increase muscle gains. I don't want to gain.
Is there a simple beginner program I should be doing or that would be good for me? I've seen mention of destroying fat/warroom strategies by Christian Thibaudeau but in all honesty i think that's just too advanced for me. I've never lifted more than some dumbells in my life. Well, okay, that's night true. I've bench pressed a little. Starting strength seems geared toward increasing size, and i'm not sure it's right for wanting/being interested in rapid fat loss.
Should I do the routine paired with the V-Diet?
Guys, I know I must sound like a complete no-nothing schmuck, and yeah, probably if I spent longer digging I might be able to figure something out. A lot of times I see the answer of just do something and because I'm starting out anything will work if I put in the effort, but it would be nice from a self confidence standpoint to know that my program and my goals are in sync.
I've lurked on here for months working up the courage to post pics and ask hopefully informed questions without annoying people or wasting anyone's time. So if anyone has any advice or can point me in the right direction, thank you!