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What advice would you give to someone who is ready to get healthy?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 28, 2012 at 1:35 AM

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 03:22 AM

+1. And if hungry eat saturated fats from good quality meats.

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on November 28, 2012
at 03:06 AM

  1. Eliminate processed foods.

  2. No sugar and vegetable oils in any shape or form, no matter how hidden they seem to be.

  3. Go grass-fed, wild-caught, free-range and organic for protein sources.

  4. Eat organ meats, meat on the bone.

  5. Eat vegetables, sprouted and fermented foods.

  6. If you want a dessert - eat berries. But remember, this is your dessert.

A08b210e4da7e69cd792bddc1f4aae4b

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on November 28, 2012
at 03:22 AM

+1. And if hungry eat saturated fats from good quality meats.

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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.

For diet I would have him seriously reconsider grains, you can refer him to Wheat Belly and Cereal Grains:Humanity???s Double-Edged Sword.

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.

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