Our expert says:
My advice is to forget about counting calories and just aim to gym for the hour a night. Assume that in that hour, you'll burn between 600 and 800 Calories, and that will add up to good weight loss if your diet plays along. In terms of what to do, mostly cardio for now, things like walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and eliptical trainer. Classes like taebo and stepping are always fun too.
The problem with counting calories, as you've kind of alluded to, is that if you don't know exactly, and you "guess" incorrectly by 200 either way, you fail altogether. So I strongly recommend that you not get hung up on the number, and focus instead on the process. Good diet, one hour of exercise and you will create that energy deficit and you should lose weight.
On diet, the best is always to speak to a dietician and have it personalized. On exercise, you're off to a good start, now it just takes time and effort. The diet is a particularly obvious place to start, as you've noted - small changes to your diet may have a quick impact.
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