Good morning @kd13! Happy to offer my input!
I can’t tell you how many questions and clients I’ve received because of this exact type of situation. They hire a “personal trainer” to give them a diet plan that they don’t like, doesn’t make sense or there are certain aspects they don’t understand, and the “trainers” cannot explain things sufficiently. Looks like another case!
Without knowing anything about your friend, her height/weight/age/training history etc., I’ll do my best.
I think you’re right, but I don’t understand the need to provide ratios, totally irrelevant as long as macros and total cals are on point. Macros would make more sense IMO. Ultimately, it seems they’re supposed to be ratios, and the ratios are wrong. EX meal 1:
-3 whole eggs
-3-4 mushrooms (seriously?)
3 whole eggs is:
18g protein, 15g fat - 210 calories
Coconut oil - Without giving an amount of coconut oil to use, I’m assuming it’s around 1.5TBSP or so which is ~200cals, and all fat, about 21g.
So, for total, the meal is 36g fat and 18g protein, which would be 66%f, 33%p, 0c. Which adds up to WTF?! Ratios out the window.
I have no idea what’s up with 60g (2oz) of rice. That’s 50 cal of rice. 4oz of lean fish, and chili oil dressing. That sounds terrible.
I’m also concerned at the super low carb approach. 60g of rice (about 13g carbs) and 120g sweet potato (20g carbs) so like, what, 35g carbs for the day? Not sustainable, or enjoyable.
Yes, yes it is massively wrong. The “ratios” are wrong, there’s not enough detail in the recipes either. “Tomato based sauce” could mean a variety of things. “Oil to cook with”, if this girl is paying a trainer for a plan, obviously she needs to know what kind of oil and exactly how much.
When my wife was prepping, I had her at 2000 cals to start and 1400 cals by the end, and even on 1400 cals, she was eating like a king compared to this. Here’s a screen shot of her medium day, normal training, totaling 1645 cals, this was at about 8 weeks out.
*Note, the Finibar could be subbed for oats, peanut butter and some whey.
IMO that meal plan is half assed and whole heartedly terrible. Hope this helps bro, I’m sorry your friend is spending money on this! Please tag me anytime brother!