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Mostly raw, always vegan. Protein shake and fruit for breakfast. Handful of almonds and an apple for a snack or coconut milk yogurt and fruit. 3-4 servings of fruit and veggies and quinoa avocado and greens bowl for lunch and mega giant salad for dinner or soup. I have IBS so I fear eating poorly. When I do, I pay..

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If you turn that around,build muscle first it will help you slim down. The muscle will use the adipose tissue(fat) as fuel in rebuilding itself . I would recommend doing circuit training involving as many muscles as possible . This will further your building and losing goals.You can do this every other day for awhile,if done a max intensity it is a cardio workout in itsself.Involve the larger muscle groups,thighs ,chest and back. Ie;Leg press,leg curl ,bench press,incline bench press,rowns and pulldowns.If you need further help i can be more detailed. Good luck and dont give up .This is a lifestyle,a marthon not a sprint..and BTW I have UC so I understand

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A: Squat, Bench, Dead lift

B: Squat, Press, Row


Lift weights 3 times a week, alternating the workouts between A and B, and with a day of rest in between. This is a variation of Starting Strength, which I recommend greatly. You can keep doing cardio if you wish, but nothing too strenuous since your legs will really get a good workout from the squats/dead lifts.

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