A month ago my girlfriend made a commitment to trying to get into shape and asked me to help with her diet and training. She started at 5’9" 170 lbs and is now 166 lbs but progress is stalling a little bit and I was wondering if people could offer suggestions. Here’s what I’ve got for her right now:
~1700 calories per day with an aim to achieve thirds splits with macro nutrients (I know it isn’t the most effective diet type but it is something she can basically maintain for life). We’ve cut most of the poorer food choices from her diet and try and eat as healthily as possible.
We’ve mostly been using and upper/lower split (up/low/off) type scheme followed by cardio (I want her to do intense sessions of 30 mins or less but she feels like she needs to go longer). The cardio is largely uphill 10-15% incline and consists of walking/running intervals.
Additionally we toss in a bike Tabata from time to time. The exercise selection for the lifting days I feel is fairly solid (front squats, Dumbell deads, leg press, ham curl, bench, row, assisted pull ups and dips).
Please give us some advice because she’s getting very upset with her lack of progress. Thanks!