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elmo354
10-05-2001, 12:02 PM
My brother is 15, about 5'7 and 215lbs. He is trying to lose weight so what kinds of food should I buy him to eat? Is there a good set of fat/carb/pro ratios he should follow?

I know that lowering calories is the best way to lose weight but what KINDS of food should he eat that are low in calories and will fill him up? Also how important are fat/carb/pro ratios if he is on a calorie deficit. Thanks

PS. He does cardio at the gym and lifts weights for wrestling at school. So he is getting exercise.

KeepPushing
10-05-2001, 06:24 PM
you brother stats are like mine i started 10 lbs more though

For me what works is i stayed on a strict diet . Tried to cut out as much fast food and fatty's foods as i can . But since ur brother is only 15 all he should do is eat more healthy. Then get about 30 minutes of cardio 3 to 4 days a week... low impact works for me each morning on a empty stomach.......

Orange357
10-05-2001, 10:02 PM
go here http://www.protraineronline.com/past/july2/nutrient.cfm
it will give plenty of info man goodluck!

Wizard
10-06-2001, 05:24 AM
The key words are two:calorie deficit,right.Then the ratios can very and he can manipulate 'em as long as he doesn't notice any good change in his body.He could go with a 40/40/20 carbs/prot/fat,with complex low glycemic indexed carbs (the most fibrous carbs and healthy fats.Being active enough will help him too.

elmo354
10-06-2001, 07:02 AM
Thanks guys:thumbup:

Orange357
10-06-2001, 08:52 AM
no problem! why dont you get him on this site too elmo!