I’m 22, 6"3 and I weight 285 pounds. Was always a very active kid, but due to very bad genetics, and an even worse diet, I have been overweight since I was around 9 years old. A few years ago, at around 18, I got in decent shape, but a bad breakup and Uni life made me gain more weight than I had previously lost.
My family is overall very overweight, and some of the men are diabetic too, so my need for help goes much further than just the way I look. I’d say I’m fairly “athletic”; as athletic as someone who’s been sedentary for a couple of years can be. Grew up playing lots of sports, swimming and football mostly, so I guess I have a good stature. I’ve been told I’m overweight because I have no shame, since my figure would look really good if I put more effort in (my legs are fairly muscular and I have very broad shoulders).
I have made my mind up to change my lifestyle, but I am very confused as to what my diet should look like. Does anybody have any tips? I can’t really afford a nutritionist, and the endless amounts of information available online make it near impossible to not keep clicking on different links when looking for answers. I constantly get some “mental blocks” too when trying to diet, where I cut my carbs to low lvls (~50g a day) but my head keeps telling me I am going too low for my size and that will just be bad for me.
Any help is very appreciated.