3,000 calories a day is way too many. It’s time to get serious. You’ve indulged too much for too long dude. Buy the e-book, follow the instructions, and you’ll be absolutely amazed with the results. If you need to keep your carbs (oatmeal) and fats, make sure your calories are set lower. You want results don’t you? Nothing comes easy in the world of body transformations so you might as well punish yourself and dive in full bore.[/quote]
Whilst I agree that body transformations are tough, I disagree that he needs to go in full bore to start with. The guy is 274 pounds he has at least 75 pounds to lose and it will take him at least 12 months. Simply by changing to better quality food and increasing his physical activity, even at 3000 calories, will result in weightloss to begin with. He should spend the first month or two learning how to eat better and plan physical activity around his life.
He should only worry about getting more technical and implementing a proper nutrition plan with calories and macros when good food and regular exercise stops working.
I would take the 7 habits of John Berardi and implement at least 1 a week until all seven are second nature and do 1 hour of exercise 3 times a week, then stick with that until weightloss plateaus, then look in to a more technical plan. Fat loss only gets truely hard when its just the last few pounds, at the moment for this guy anything will work.