I could do with some advice ...
Basically, over the last 7 years my partners weight has crept up from 133lbs to 168lbs. She hates her body like most women do and has never really eaten much at all. Most of the time she would get up and go to work and have nothing to eat until around 1pm. I think that on average she ate about 1000cals a day for years yet still put on weight. I gave her the usual advice about why eating way below maintenance won't do you any good etc but she still wasn't convinced and thought that not eating at all was the key!
I finally convinced her that doing weights would help so last September she started training with me twice a week (lifting heavy). Her diet was still pi$$ poor though. Between Sept and January of this year she lost about 3lbs! As she only lost about 3lbs she thinks that I'm talking nonsense when i say lifting weights helps. So... i said it's cos your diet is poor that you arent losing weight.
Now, for the past week she has been eating between 1500 and 1600 cals every day and always has breakfast (I get up every morning and make it her to make sure she has it) There have been no cheat meals and she has been following everything I told her to do. As I am doing UD2 at the moment she lifted weights 4 times (2 depletion workouts, 1 high intensity workout and a power workout). She also did a cardio session. I thought that eating better+weights+cardio would yield results BUT she is exactly the same weight! She feels like no matter what she does, she will not lose weight!
What do I say to her? Should i just tell her to stick with the program of eating better+weights+cardio and things will work out in the end?
I guess her metabolism is shot from years of under eating. Should I get her to overeat for a few weeks to try and get her body into an anabolic state?
Any advice would be welcomed because I'm running out of ideas.