Originally Posted by pimpslappd
I am starting at the gym tommorow. I was just wondering what is the best things to eat, purchase to help me along the way. I wanna start by slimming down then tone up, what are the best diets, foods, tips, what I should do at the gym anything and all advice will help, anything I should use for energy, pills to buy anything. I dunno the fastest way to lose weight best stuff to do basically.
Pills and such aren't really necessary. Just work hard and the pounds will come off.
Eat healthy (at least try to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch). Oatmeal or Kashi Cereal are good for morning meals. I try to eat healthy all week, this way if I need to splurge on the weekend, I can.
Drink lots of water - I mean seriously, do what I do, buy the huge water container that is meant for reuse and travel (they are sold at GNC, CVS, etc) and drink the whole thing throughout the course of the day. Make sure the water is cold. Fill it with ice. Intaking cold water into your body burns calories because your body has to work double time to heat it up. Water, WATER, WATER.
Be sensible.. when you get on the exercise bike, olypitical, etc.. don't go balls to the wall for 5 minutes and then give up. Most people's aerobic/anaerobic threshold (something like that) occurs usually after 15-20 minutes, this is when the body REALLY starts burning calories. Do a decent pace for longer periods of time. Taking sections of time to sprint is always good (maybe not in the way beginning, depends on what type of shape you are in). Quality over Quanity.
Stretch/Warm Up before your work out.. and stretch again after your work out.. After working out is the best time to stretch. Your body is loose and you can maximize your flexibility. Not to mention that it is a good to do as a cool down activity.
Everyone else gave good advice too.. training partners always help for example.