Weight loss IS mostly about what you eat. How much you exercise IS definitely a factor, but think about it: putting down 1000+ calories can take maybe 15-30 mins, but BURNING 1000+ calories can take a couple hours! You can't work your way out of bad nutrition.
Talk to your parents regarding the meals they serve and see if you can get anything healthier!
Does your college have a gym you can use? If so, GO!!! Don't be scared. We don't bite- promise :) You can set up a book on a treadmill or stationary bike and study while you work out- it is more effective than you might think! Or, make flashcards and use those while you are on the bike. That way you don't have to sacrifice study time.
Now, for strength training- definitely DO strength training, first of all. It is really beneficial and helps you keep more of your muscle (which is what you want, trust me... I didn't when I lost weight and now I have very little strength). What I would do (and what I actually do!) is split your days up so you work out 6 days a week, maybe Monday through Saturday, and you rotate- so it's like Monday: Upper Body; Tuesday: Core; Wednesday: Lower Body; Thursday: Upper Body; Friday: Core; Saturday: Lower Body; Sunday: Rest.
For strength training, there are TONS of videos on here- and they are split into core/upper/lower too! They are typically 10-15 minutes long which would fit in with your busy schedule, and you can do then twice to get more effect if you think you can!
If you don't want to use the videos (but seriously, especially if you are new to exercise, they will help you learn proper form to avoid injury), they have Workout Plan Generator on here and you can click "under 30 minutes" and get a list of pre-made plans that suit your needs as far as time, area worked, fitness level, and equipment available.
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|136 Days since: Binging/Restricting