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Here is info on CR diet:
Since chat went down, I will keep dialoguing with you in this manner...apologies again.
CR is really more a lifestyle...and refers to 'Portion Control.'
Since you say he is 'meat and potatoes man', he probably does not consume a real well-balanced diet. I recommend a balanced, 'Pyramid Diet':
In terms of weight loss--you say he want to lose 35-40 pounds; a 'healthy rate' of weight loss is: 1 pound/week; so, it may take 35-40 weeks--but that's ok; gradual weight loss is healthier/safer than 'crash diets'.
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His BMI is:
Normal, healthy range is 19-25 range.
Link, to calculate:
Based on the data you gave:
His Daily Caloric Requirement is:
3010 calories per day [if his weight is currently STABLE, then this is about how many calories he's eating daily]
To lose 1 pound/week, he needs to REDUCE his intake to:
2510 cals/day [while maintaining SAME level of exercise and activities]
IF he can consistently do this for 35-40 weeks, then he will lose about 35-40 pounds.
In terms of foods:
He should reduce the Meats, and the Potatoes [less red meat; less potatoes, starch, carbs]; and substitute with MORE:
Here's a list of 8 great books [link]:
http://nutrition.about.com/od/bookreviews/tp/selfhelpnutri.htm [from about.com]
I especially recommend:
Again--my post above about Calorie Reduction is KEY:
IF he can limit his calories to about 2400-2500 cals/day [while keeping up with same or more exercise], he will be able to lose:
1 pound/week [this is the 'magic number' I tell my clients to shoot for]
But many are not knowledgeable in HOW to count calories--it will really help if he can meet with a Nutritionist [Registered Dietician], who can teach him how to do it.
http://www.thecaloriecounter.com/ [good link will teach you both how to get STARTED, in terms of counting cals]
Answers [to your last post]:
1. With his frequent travels--it's almost impossible to avoid 'eating out'. The KEYS are 'Which restaurants' [try more salad places, like 'FreshChoice', and fewer steak or fast-food places]; and 'What to order from menu?' [again--more salads, grains, cooked veggies, fish].
2. Exercise level--he is doing enough, in my opinion; he need not increase the amount; and he is doing strenuous 'aerobic activities', which is terrific; I don't think he needs to change exercise routine.
In fact--if he has Cycling classes [1 hour] seven days/wk, I would say that's too much; cutting back to about 4-5 days would be a good idea; then perhaps brisk walk or swimming the other days [to give his knees/hips some break].
Again--I apologize for the 'Chat Engager' going down on us--but I think we managed ok with this delayed chat format...thanks for your patience.
Do you have a final Q. for me?
My pleasure....thanks again for your patience with our technical glitches.
Best wishes on the NEW diet and weight loss!