I already did 30 minutes of cardio at the gym. My last trainer, Mr. America, said that the first 20 minutes of cardio is just getting to the point of burning fat, which happens after 20 minutes. a 45 minute cardio workout is better than 30 because you're actually doing something.
At home I did the Kempo workout on p90x and must have burned at least 600 calories. I feel great, I mean, its a total body work out so it leaves you feeling balanced rather than "oh lord I can't walk". I was sore the next day but not that sore because I have plenty of protein through out the day.
Lean protein is what I recommend if you want to shred weight. Be careful at the different types of proteins out there. Some are WAY high in fat and carbs. Right now I'm taking BSN Lean Dessert Protein. Here are the specs from www4.netrition.com/bsn_lean_dessert_page.html
Name: LEAN DESSERT PROTEIN
The World's First and Only Anabolic-Sustained Release Muscle Building Dessert Protein!
6 Mouth Watering Flavors to Choose From: Banana Nut Bread, Chocolate Covered Coconut Candy Bar, Fresh Cinnamon Roll, and Banana Cream Pudding, Chocolate Fudge Pudding, and Whipped Vanilla Cream! Does your protein powder taste like this? Ours does!
Contains a Sustained Release Multi-Functional Micellar Protein Matrix which provides a precision release of quick and slow digesting proteins designed to encourage rapid muscle nitrogen retention followed by a controlled anabolic release of amino acids for up to 7 hours! This specially formulated matrix contains the 6 most complete and effective protein sources available for enhancing lean muscle tissue!
- Designed for athletes and bodybuilders who need a superior protein matrix to help them meet their nutritional requirements and physique goals!
- Contains Bioactive Protein Utilization Enzymes that promotes optimum protein digestion and increases amino acid uptake by the muscle!
- BSN's Advanced Flavor Technology replicates some of the most mouthwatering desserts you have ever tasted!
- Contains MCT's, EFA's, and Glutamine Peptides, which stimulate energy, fat loss, and lean muscle growth!
- Designed to be thick and satisfying (helping control your cravings and appetite until your next meal)!
- Rich in BCAA's and other Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids!
- Low in carbs and fat (ideal for low carb/ low fat lifestyles)!
- Low in lactose (less than 1 gram per serving)!
- No Aspartame or Acesulfame-K!