Multiple questions for diet/exercise for an extremely large individual.
I'm, 29, male, 6'8", and about 400 lbs.
A little background:
I was a wrestler in high school and have had periods of being in pretty decent-ish shape. I've been in IT for four years and have been almost completely sedentary. I'm now really looking to be in good shape. I've never had more personal will power and the fact I've been consistently getting up 2 hours early to go to the gym is nothing short of miraculous.
My main goal is rapid (as I can do safely) weight loss and toning. I carry my weight in my chest and my mid-section.
I have a few questions I'd like to ask you lovely folk:
1) When I calculated my BMR with this page
, it came out to the mid FOUR THOUSANDS. That seems.... high. Is there some sliding scale I should be using for my situation?
2) When I was in peak physical condition (running many miles a day, lifting weights) I was about 290 lbs. This was eight years ago, so is this still a realistic goal weight?
3) I've been hitting the gym five days a week and doing the following: 2 miles at 3.8 mph and a 5% grade + 15 minutes of nautilus weight training switching body areas each day. Should I dedicate more time to cardio or to weights? This is my "standard" before work routine. Willing to go before and
after work to achieve my goals. Is working out too much
an issue? I have experience with very intense training (boxing, jiu jitsu, wrestling) and didn't burn out or injure myself previously.
4) I've been having this protein
mixed with 1-2 bananas and 1% milk every morning. I'm stronger than anyone I know because of my sheer size and I'm not really looking to get "ripped", should I bother with protein powder if my main goal is weight loss?
5) Wildcard: if taste/ease is not an issue, what is the absolute fastest diet for weight loss? Kale and wheat germ? Some other horrible sounding thing?