I’m on a budget, so I’m hoping to find some healthy meal solutions that are inexpensive, and a weight loss program that doesn’t require joining an online program or a gym. I’m a young college student on a college student’s budget. Any advice would be helpful. I want to turn my life around so that I don’t die at a young age.
I’m glad you are trying to turn things around in your life. It’s never too late to start exercising and get healthy. My advice to you would be to get checked by a physician first, before you start working out to make sure everything is in order. Then you can engage in any fitness program you wish.
All of the information given in the other posts is very good. I would seek the advice of a nutritionist or a dietitian before starting any program, since these professionals can provide you with a more accurate and customized diet that is best for you. It’s also easier to follow a diet when you know you have someone to be accountable to. Second, if you don’t want to spend money on a trainer, join a gym that offers a variety of fitness classes. This way you will be following a fitness program that is taught by an instructor and along with the rest of the participants in these classes, you will stay motivated and have better chances to stick with it. Sometimes trying to do it alone is not always the best way and it might not last. Third, you can then refer to the many different online programs that are available and use them to add variety to your exercise routine. Last, if none of the above works or if you reach a plateau then I would seek the help from a Personal Trainer or Instructor, because they will be able to switch things up and make it work for you. If you are serious about getting this right, then cutting corners might not be the best way to go. Best of luck to you!