I have been studying nutrition on my own for quite sometime and my philosophy and habits are pretty much in line with the "paleo diet". I am a college age girl and do my own mix with surge training,yoga, and weight lifting, but nothing extreme or advanced. I have been referred to helping a guy who wants help with a "low calorie, low carb diet" and exercise. I do not feel qualified to make out a full fledged program for him, especially because everybody is different. I also do not know what to tell him to do for exercise. Obviously I have my beliefs about what is the best type of exercise but I could not write down a plan for him. I'm guessing he is looking to lose about 30lbs and gain muscle. I am meeting with him this week to give him some tips. Any advice (guys, especially) on how I could communicate to him the importance of a paleo-like diet? What a general day looks like of food? Exercise? Blogs or articles I could show him to get him to generally understand and have an open mind?
I would love to help this guy! I am used to dealing with people who don't want to change, so I'm a bit afraid I might turn him off from all of this!
Thanks a bunch:)
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on November 28, 2012
at 03:06 AM
Eliminate processed foods.
No sugar and vegetable oils in any shape or form, no matter how hidden they seem to be.
Go grass-fed, wild-caught, free-range and organic for protein sources.
Eat organ meats, meat on the bone.
Eat vegetables, sprouted and fermented foods.
If you want a dessert - eat berries. But remember, this is your dessert.
on November 28, 2012
at 01:43 AM
For exercise I would have him look at high intensity short duration exercises. Specifically a form of HIIT training called Sprint 8.
Tell him he can eat as much red meat as his heart desires, I'm a guy and red meat is my favorite; especially steak. Other than that Chris Masterjohn, Weston Price and Mark's Daily Apple are all great resources you can give him.