So I just left my crossfit gym to pursue a new job training at a globo gym. My boss was Mr. olympia as well as Mr. universe, so you can get the idea of the type of gym this is. Now from doing crossfit I feel that for my size Im pretty darn strong in comparison to the others there so I got accepted by the group rather fast, but then we get on the topic of diet and everyones jaw drops that I dont consume any grains and barley any dairy. So no I am known as the gym hippy since im always snacking on nuts berries and walking around barefoot. So I have a few clients that when they show me their diets that they are working with are full of rice, potatoes, and tons of whole grain garbage the standard body-builder diet. I have an obligation to my clients to give them everything I promised or at the least do my part for the most part I am working with mainly females from 20-35. Will the calories from a non paleo diet be the same as a paleo diet, and does anyone know where I can find more material on the building plans for people that are obese, or at least the formula for calculating their calories on a paleo diet?
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on March 18, 2011
at 03:22 PM
The calories for an obese person should not be any different than any other person. I started off obese and lost 100lbs sticking around 1200 calories per day.
I know typical Paleo is unweighed/unmeasured, but I think if you are working with clients to lose weight on a Paleo diet you need to have them track food. I would say a good baseline for women 20/35 is to keep them in the 1200/1400 calorie range. Their fat should be at least 50% of their calories and their protein 25/30% and the carbs 20/25%. (Giving them ranges, rather than strict amounts really can help mentally with the whole food tracking thing.)
If you can start a "group" on something like Livestrong, have them join and track their food, then you can see it and comment on it. It makes things easier than having them turn in handwritten food logs to you.
This is kind of my thing, my age group and exactly what I went through. I would love to help you with any specific questions if you want to email me at sherpamelissa at gmail dot com.
I think it's awesome that you want to work with them on the whole package and not just be a "trainer" for their gym routines.
eta: OMG! I just looked and saw that you are in NW Indiana! I'm right there too, but on the other side of the line, but just barely. Send me an email! We'll talk Paleo. It'll be exciting!
on March 18, 2011
at 04:30 PM
I cannot eat ANY carbs with out gaining weight. I am always barefoot too...age 57. It is healthier for my feet and legs. I leg press 500 pounds. Bench about 140.I do High interval training every other day to force my body to make it's won growth hormone. I am post menopause. If I add any carbs to my diet I begin to gain weight. I think you should give them your diet. Ask them to try it for 3 months and see where they come out. That is not too long of a commitment. Hormonally calories do make a difference to me. I can eat 2000 paleo calories and not gain... or 2000 "normal"whole oats and whole grain (brown rice) added diet and gain around my stomach. Fast. It was very frustrating until I just accepted the fact that I need to be paleo. No fudging. Ever.