Hello all, here's a quick synopsis, we're getting married in August then going to Arizona for our honeymoon, so with Summer, the wedding and a honeymoon coming up, it's that time to lose weight.
I'm 24 and have been working out for 10 years, and I've learned what's good for my body and other male friends, same age, and same goals, so I have usually been good with getting other males into shape. I never get over weight so when I drop weight I just up the cardio and watch what I eat.
But my question is to those who are more familiar with the weight losing game, and maybe more so with women, not only does my fiance want 2 drop weight, my mom (mid 50's) and 2 sisters (26 and 28)
I'm very comfortable with what diets to make for a male, but I'm trying to make diets for 4 females, who most weigh much less than myself. I intend on making a diet plan that will follow an outline like this...
Mon/T/W/Thur- will be lower carbohydrate days, but I've found with my fiance it's hard for her to get under 150 grams of carbs a day (Discipline I believe), she eats a lot of carbs, and my mom said that's a problem of hers also. I really can't think of a proper % breakdown of Fat/Pro/Carb, but I think something like
50% Protein 20% Carbs 30% Fat, right under 2000 cals a day, for most of them weighing 140-165 pounds.
Fri/Sat/Sun- I tell them they are allowed more lee way with what they eat, more carbs, but to watch the fat, meaning more lean meats. Not sure of what Ratio, but I'd say maybe...
50% Pro 10-15% Fat 35% Carbs
These ladies are not workout addicts, they just want to drop weight. And I don't want to over due it with a very very strict diet for them to follow, cuz they probably won't be on the wagon for long then.
My mom and sisters were doing a ROTATING DIET, which had them eatting maybe 1000 cals 1 day and then upping it a few hundred cals every few days and dropping down again, I just didn't like the looks of their diet, so I said I'd draw something up.
I'm going to make some outline diets for them to follow, but I know I can't keep them on a low carb diet for the whole week, cuz they won't stick with it.
So is the idea of Lower Carbs from Mon-Thurs and then Lower Fats Fri-Sun an alright idea to base these diets around?
Edit: I have checked out fitday.com (useful) and searched the diet forum, but didn't really find what I was looking for to use.