Pandadude – that shake sounds delicious, I may have to try it!
Arthurb999 ~ Thanks for the tips!
He’s been trying lowering his carbs and is noticing the difference. Unfortunately, he’s not replacing them with fat as much as he should
BarbeyGirl ~ Thank you for your detailed response. From my own limited experience, I agree the content of the food rather than the calories tends to have the biggest influence. (That said, I'm still a geek who loves numbers.)
Since he's more comfortable eating higher levels of protein, Rob Wolff's recommendation is probably best for now, especially since he’s used to aiming for a minimum of 300 gram/day.
I'm unclear on if should fat be included in pre/post workout nutrition? I've not worried about this for myself as I haven't tackled weights in a long time, but in the past, I've avoided fat post workout in favor of lean protein and simple carbs. Maybe this is a silly question, but, is it dangerous to have for example fruit & lean protein w/o fat? Or should he have some sort of fat with it?
Also, what, if anything, is recommended for him to eat before working out?
Again, my apologies for being so neurotic, but after working hard to convince him of so much CW b.s., I want to be sure I give him the best information I can.
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -- Virginia Woolf