I have been trying to lose weight for a while now and I have heard that weightlifting can be a great way to do so. However, I'm a bit concerned that it might only help me build muscle instead of helping me lose weight.
I currently weigh 185 pounds and my goal weight is 150 pounds. I have been doing cardio exercises and watching my diet, but I'm not seeing the results I want. I'm wondering if weightlifting can help me shed those extra pounds or will it only help me build muscle mass?
I have never tried weightlifting before and I'm not sure where to start. What kind of weightlifting exercises should I do? How often should I lift weights? Would it be better to do cardio and weightlifting together or focus solely on weightlifting for the time being?
I appreciate any advice or personal experiences you have to share. Thank you!