Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any advice for helping my grandma (76, some BP issues, maybe 30 lbs of excess weight) start out... I've been hanging out with her for the past week or so and she said she's finally convinced I'm not too skinny and is surprised I'm eating so much . She wants to give ditching grains at least a try, though seems too hesitant on the eating fat part (though she at least has been giving the fat off her steak to me!) I also seem to have gotten her to seriously reconsider the calcium supplements the Dr. decided to just put her on because he detected some lessened bone density...

I was thinking maybe Gary Taubes' "Why We Get Fat" as a pretty easy read with simple guides. I might go ahead and send her the food guides in back at least to start with...

Any other suggestions, similar experiences??? Thanks...