My overweight friend just designed himself a training program and diet to lose weight. I can't say that he's got a good program, I can't even say its mediocre, its worse - the thing Im scratching my head about is the way hes regulating his calories. At 5'7 and roughly 260 and by my guess ~40% body fat he's determined his maintance level is roughly 2000 calories (how accurate he is - idk).
Instead of regulating his day-day calories at a constistent number (for arguement sake say 1900 calories-per-day) he is regulating his weekly/7-day intake by 13000 calories:
"2300 - Monday 1600 - Tuesday 2000 - Wednesday 1800 - Thursday
2300 - Friday 1600 - Saturday 1800 - Sunday"
I have no doubt that it will work (for him), as he's elimated daily mutli binges at fast food places and now eating much healthier foods and despite his pink dumbbell workouts he's walking several miles a day. How long will it work though? How effective would it be over say a contant 1600-1900 calories a day (assuming his training is constant)? Just looking for your thoughts.
His goal is to drop 30-40 lbs by summers end/begining of september.