I’m trying to help my dad out, he needs to shed some fat but has a ton of medical problems.
his knees are ok but he has back pain from bone spurs on his spine, doesn’t have pain medication anymore either. He also has atrial fibrilation, aka a slight irregular heartbeat. He needs to lose weight before getting surgery to have it completely fixed.
He’s 6’4, 306 pounds, 52. His lean mass is probably around 230. He hasn’t done lifting but used to do basketball and construction work and has a good amount of muscle. The problem is he is very easily winded and can’t risk injuring himself
so, what would be a good type of light workout program to put him on, if anything? I mean really light, there’s no way he’s doing squats with his back, it hurts him to do CRUNCHES. Right now he just does some cardio, swimming and treadmill and biking, all pretty light.
the main issue is his diet. He weighs so much I’m not really sure what it should be. He actually doesn’t eat that much junk but eats a TON when he does. He’s been dropping a little but mostly maintaining for a couple months.
Maybe a diet with mostly meat, fish, and few starchy carbs and nothing sugar based? Anyone have any suggestions on anything?
thanks for reading