Search this forum, there is a huge thread on here devoted entirely to the Shred. About 2 years ago when I started my fitness journey, I did the Shred, along with water aerobics and eased into Zumba as well. As for diet, the first thing I did was to drop all soda and start drinking unsweetened decaf tea and water, tons of it. Then, I cut out fried foods, red meat, most sugars, increased my fruit, veggies, and fiber intake and started taking fish oil supplements. Tried to eat every 3 hours during the day, smart meals, protein and fiber.
I did the Shred for a full month, 4-5 days a week and lost 15 lbs in the month I did it, along with dieting. Now I try to go to the Y, I've slacked off somewhat and gained some weight back but my New Years' Resolution is to absolutely make time for the gym. I have a couple of fitness buddies and we use our fitness room at the Y a couple days a week when it is free and do Jillian DVD's, we have done the Shred and also Ripped in 30, love both of them.
When I first started the Shred, I was about 210 lbs and thought I was going to keel over from all those jumping jacks, but it does get easier, just stick to it, take a few rest periods, make sure you drink plenty of water.
Best of luck!
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