I’m looking for some guidance regarding a nutritional plan that would be appropriate for my step-son, Bryce (I’m Step Mom). He’s 14 yrs old, 5’7, 140 lbs, and 5% BF (using calipers). He’s really involved with sports, especially football. We actually went a little nuts (well, his Daddy did) this summer and hired a personal trainer to work with him. This trainer has a really solid reputation, is a former NFL player, and curently works with our beloved Saints; we feel pretty good about his training program.
This summer, Bryce has worked really hard in the gym and it shows. He has a great, lean athletic build, but he wants to improve, of course. He`wants to add some size and support his athletic goals. His Dad and I often listen to audio books/seminars about weight training, fat loss, etc (Tom Venuto, Gary Taubes, Chris Shugart, etc) while in the car with him, and unfortunately, what he’s taken away from all that info is that carbs are bad. We’ve tried talking to him about this, his trainer’s tried…but he’s 14. Listening to his parents is not really his thing right now.
His Dad’s out of town, so he actually ASKED ME to help him with his nutritional plan this weekend. He lives at 2 different houses (we eat very healthy muscle food, his Mom’s house, not so much) and he wants to make it clear to both sets of parents what he’s doing so that the foods he needs are available. Little Debbie cakes tend to be a major food group at his Mom’s.
So, I hoped some of you guys could offer some suggestions.
Thanks for reading!