Our expert says:
The actual exercise session sounds OK. Cardio exercise such as cycling is what is recommended. There are a few other important things though. One is the duration - the ideal would be 40 minutes or so, but considering that you are starting out, a 20 minute session will do for now. Eventually though, the burning in the legs will go away, and you should then try to increase this, in small increments, like 5 minutes a week, until you get to the 30 or 40 minute mark.
The second thing that you must look at is how often you train. I don't think that you will really see many results with 2 days a week. Three would be much better, and 4 is better still. For now, 3 would be a good goal - one on a weekend day, two in the week, and then in a few weeks, push this up to 4. It's important to be consistent and build up the base of exercise, and I'm not sure that 2 days a week allows this.
Finally, diet is very important, and no matter how much you train, without eating well, you won't lose weight. For a diet, though I would consider asking Diet Doc for advice, or seeing a dietician personally.
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