I am very overweight and starting a low calorie Doctor-supervised diet program. I have started some light lifting like the break-in programs in Cosgrove’s New Rules of Lifting. I am interested in using the EDT fat loss program that Staley and Cosgrove described in their Ripped article. Is the EDT approach too much for a very low calorie diet (like around 800 calories per day)?
After a life-long battle with weight problems, I am trying to get to a normal range where exercise and good eating habits can keep me there. I know the arguments for doing this slow and easy; but, I am finally attacking this problem with a vengeance and want a lifting program that will be equally aggressive.
I am 45 years old. Is EDT too demanding or can it be adjusted for my situation? I have Staley’s books (e.g. Muscle Logic and EDT for Arms); I just do not think they are intended for low calorie diets. I may just stick with the workouts in the New Rules of Lifting if that makes more sense. Thanks for any constructive advice anyone can give.