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    1500 Calorie Diet

    My younger brother is 5*11, 240 his doctor put him on a 1500 calorie diet, BUT didnt give him and meal choices or suggestions. Any ideas?

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    go to another doctor?

    more info needed. weight, age, why he's going to the doctor. etc.

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    He is 24. about 240 and 5'11. He went for his routine physical and the dr. told him he needed to drop about 35 pounds. Any ideas on a diet plan? The whole 1500 cal thing just didnt sound right to me though.

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    good grief -- RED FLAG!!!! help him to change doctors immediately. on 1500 calories a day at that size he is starving. can't drop calories that quick to lose weight, not healthy at all.
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    never go to a doctor for diet/nutrition advice, unless they studied this on their own or specialized in this, diet/nutrition is not part of medical school training.

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    I agree with Rob - He should really see a Registered Dietician if he requires that much help with his diet.

    Does he exercise?

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    He works out (so he says). He used to help me with different exercises (back in the day) but he got this desk job about year or so ago and its just been down hill for him. I just feel bad, I want to help but i dont even know where to begin with him.

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    he should start by eating "clean", don't worry so much about calories, eat small clean meals, no fast food or junk food. he could start a beginner work-out routine like a full body 2-3 times per week, and a couple of cardio sessions.

    the doctor's diet advice is rediculous.

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    When I first started I was 235 and 5' 11"

    I went on 1800 calories and lost 12 pounds in the first 2 weeks. Since then I have changed it to 2200 calories and still lose 1-2 pounds a week depending on if there are cheat days in there or not and how closely I stay on my workout schedule. Currently 208.

    Yeah he could definitely do more than 1500... but exercise is important. With no exercise and 1500, he will just be hungry and grumpy all the time (and probably cheating)

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    1500 will bring your brother into a severely catabolic state.

    Yea he will lose weight but he will sure as heck lose alot of muscle.

    The composition of his diet is critical as well as many other things. Check out the links stickied here on cutting. Although there might not be an ideal diet for him there, the background info is extremely helpful. Basic things like his macronutrient ratio (protiens to carbs to fats) etc and timing of meals and the type of workouts are all factors.

    And I would agree with the others here. Get another doctor. The one that gave him that advice is...begging for a lawsuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moses
    And I would agree with the others here. Get another doctor. The one that gave him that advice is...begging for a lawsuit.
    or have him come here.

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    i went for a physical checkup yesterday and my doctor goes like this

    "Have you been in good health? What do you do for fun"

    "I weight train, it's one of my hobbies"

    "That's good, do you take any supplements?"

    "Yes, whey protein and creatine"

    "Whey is good, but i would stay away from the creatine. It's not the best choice for you because it does have side effects."

    "Trust me, i know what i'm doing.."

    Then he goes on and on about all this bullshit and i just tuned out until he finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit2169
    "Whey is good, but i would stay away from the creatine. It's not the best choice for you because it does have side effects."
    did he actually have anything based on science to say about creatine, or just the shit he has heard on Fox news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert DiMaggio
    did he actually have anything based on science to say about creatine, or just the shit he has heard on Fox news?
    i asked him about that and he said he just recently learned about it from the news. He's a good guy but has no knowledge about medical science relating to lifting.

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    What have they been saying on Fox News?

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