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01-11-2002, 09:16 AM
Could you please fix me a cutting diet for a 52 yr old woman who doesn`t train?

shes like 170 lbs, 5"8.

i suppose it would have like 6 meals and many complex carbs?

could you guys give me any suggestions?

01-11-2002, 09:16 AM
what do you think her maintenance level could be?

01-11-2002, 09:23 AM
Eat less, more frequently, and walk more. My grandmother lost 30 lbs doing this.

01-11-2002, 09:24 AM
1669 is her maintenace level

01-11-2002, 09:25 AM
and stay away from the nutter butters.

and other processed foods.

i bet if she just cleaned up her diet a bit and followed what gino says she should see some results.

not as much as if she were to trian alongside, but still.

01-11-2002, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by TreeTrunks
1669 is her maintenace level


He was asking specifics TreeTrunks, not broad generalizations.

01-11-2002, 09:30 AM
cmon, seriously what could be her her maintenance level?

i know you cant say too precisely, but you could be in a range of 500 or so to it at lleast i suppose. 2500?

01-11-2002, 09:30 AM
hehehehe, I love playing around with formulas.:D

01-11-2002, 09:32 AM
do you guys think eca would be anything safe/effective in this situation?

01-11-2002, 09:32 AM
no really its 1669. take he BW divide it by 2.2 then take that number and multiply it by 0.9 (1 for males) and take that number and multiply it by 24.


01-11-2002, 09:40 AM
i honestly don't believe a female should go below, at most 1800 cals while cutting, and 2000 as a maintenance level.

01-11-2002, 09:43 AM
fitness.com has this maintenance level test and it says 2100.

01-11-2002, 09:45 AM
alright so i want a diet of 2000 kcals for her. see what her weight does, and change if needed.

*reminds yall he posted an eca question above*

what should the macro % be since shes not training or needs as much protein probably as us young lifting folks do.

01-11-2002, 09:54 AM
why not give a 40/30/30 a shot?

what eca question?

01-11-2002, 09:54 AM
incidentally...tree trunks....are you sure that formula is for maintenance and not BMR?

01-11-2002, 10:00 AM
What does she eat now?? If its crap or only 1-3 times a day...take Gino's advice...then when the fat loss stalls u can figure out the cals and take it from there. Just clean it up, eat more often, and take a walk....like gino said. Baby steps!!

01-11-2002, 10:08 AM
she often skips breakfast and doesn`t eat till like 1pm. very evil indeed.

i asked if eca would be safe/effective in this case.

01-11-2002, 10:11 AM
have her get the basics of proper nutrition down first as well as moving about a bit. then if that doesn't work MAYBE think about going the eca route, but not until AFTER a doctor has checked her CV health out first.

01-11-2002, 10:30 AM
cv= cardiovascular in this case?

01-11-2002, 10:35 AM

definitely not her curriculum vitae.

01-11-2002, 10:53 AM
BMR, pretty much the samething isn't it since the person is not active?

01-11-2002, 10:57 AM

basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of calories needed to keep the machine whirring if it's lying in a coma.

active metabolic rate (AMR) would be closer to the nutrtional requirements for someone who is relatively sedentary, but not a vegetable.

01-11-2002, 10:58 AM
I like broccoli

01-11-2002, 11:01 AM
so you guys think goin with 2000 for trying is ok?

40/30/30 eyh?

01-11-2002, 11:04 AM
give it a shot. it's sane, it's low key, hopefully it will work. if it doesn't then play around with the macro percentages a bit, or try fibrous over starchy carbs, next.

01-11-2002, 03:17 PM
the initial idea of this thread was that somebody would make me a diet, since i suck at it and dont roughly know what things contain like some of you.

could somebody give me a try for a 2000 kcal, 6 meal, 40/30/30 diet?

01-11-2002, 05:19 PM
hell no.

you should know by now we don't spoonfeed here. you've got the basics. here's your chance to do the research and learn how to put a diet together. we can critique it once you come up with something, but you gotta do it on your own.

tell you what...i'll even give you this little bit of help:


01-12-2002, 07:07 AM
mm thanks but most the stuff on there i already know.

got any links to sites that have nutritional values of common foods?

i saw one before but lost the link.

01-12-2002, 07:17 AM
...there you go now...:)

01-12-2002, 08:28 AM
Why not first have her tell you what kinds of foods she already eats/likes and work from there? No use putting steak or broccoli in a diet plan if she despises red meat and most vegetables. Work with basics, eggs, poultry, fish, veggies, fibre rich grains, a lil dairy, etc. Good luck :)

the doc
01-12-2002, 09:23 AM
i agree on not worrying about the type of diet.

Just get her eating 4-6 meals/ day of good whole food. None of that refined crap. Walking for 30-40 min 2-4 times/week.
Its not like she's trying to get ripped right?

by the way i have a CV... lol

01-12-2002, 10:13 AM
now i got a 6 meal 2025 kcal, 40/30/30 diet with WW bread, dairy,
lean meat, some peanuts and some soy....