My sister is 25 years old 5'4 and almost 400lbs. She has consistantly gained 20 lbs per year since around age 12. She is finally trying to do something about it and is losing weight so she can have the gastric bypass surgery. So far in about 3 months she has lost 17 lbs. I really want to help her out and am hoping she will see she actually can lose weight and doesn't need to get the surgery. She is seeing a nutrionist but I am not convinced they are giving her the best advice. She is a very picky eater which has always been a part of the problem.
Right now her nutrionist is telling her to get between 1400 and 1600 calories per day, which seems fine but she is also saying she only needs 50g of protien per day and isn't having her track her fat or carb intake. She has been logging her foods and counting the calories but most days is only getting around 1000-1200 calories per day. She eats mainly vegetables which fill her up but has very few protien sources. She won't eat meat so she only gets protien from shakes, bars(which I told her she shouldn't eat because the carbs are so high) and greek yogurt.
Suggestions for getting more protien would be helpful, I'm trying to get her to eat meat she doesn't have an ethical problem with it, she just thinks its gross. Her nutrionist may be giving her sound advice but I don't know enough about weightloss so I thought I would ask some people who know. Also I'm trying to get her to exercise even if its just the treadmill or elliptical machine but it is hard for her she gets out of breath just walking around the grocery store.
I want to help her succeed she is serious but I really don't think she needs the surgery as she isn't having medical problems yet but I'm sure they are right around the corner. Where is a good place for her to start with the exercise and what should a diet for someone so overweight look like? Thanks a lot for any help guys