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30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 11:35 AM
so the boyfriend has been dropping hints lately about starting a diet. And he keeps looking at my books and asking what he should eat when we go out to dinner. He is about 6'1 and about 260 *im guessing*. He would want to lose somewhere between 30-40lbs. Any ideas on what plan he should be on? I have purple, red and blue do you think any of these would work? He said he would sign up for LAWL the only problem is he works nights so by the time he gets up and ready for work the center is closed. And when he get off work he comes home to sleep and the center isnt open. It just isnt convenient for him but I figure if I have access to a plan that might work for him I can try to help him. I was thinking red might be a good one or does he need one with more food? Right now he doesnt work out at all but he says hes going to start lifting weights again. I'll believe that when I see it, he bought the weights 2 months ago and they are still in the package! ;)


juliemarie
03-24-2006, 11:41 AM
I would say to put him on red plus-

4S, 2 1/2P, 4F, 4V, 2D, 1 fat and 2 lites

Good luck!

Repo girl
03-24-2006, 11:44 AM
I agree with Julimarie. Red plus for sure. Don't trust me though, since I put DH on red plus he has gained 6 lbs!


30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 11:44 AM
thanks julie!! :)

30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 11:44 AM
ha ha thats too funny katie! I will put him on that as soon as I get back from Vacation and I will let you ladies know how it goes!!

30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 11:45 AM
katie one last question...you have him on red plus minus the lites correct? and you dont have him sub the lites for anything??

Repo girl
03-24-2006, 11:46 AM
Right, no lites and no subs.

juliemarie
03-24-2006, 11:48 AM
Red plus is the highest the plans go and if you don't do the lites they don't have you sub anything for them. I would suggest having him try it w/o lites but maybe have him start trying different soy protein bars to add if he gets hungry. There's bound to be one he likes that isn't too expensive.

30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 11:51 AM
I might have him do that just because he is also quitting smoking right now so he has this huge oral fixation. He always has to have something in his hands or in his mouth. Hopefully this works thanks again ladies for your help!

mrsbeanie
03-24-2006, 11:53 AM
There is actually 3 red plans, red, red1 and red2. I started on Red 2 with no lites!

30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 11:55 AM
how is red 2 different from red 1? I am on red right now bbc of my exercise

mrsbeanie
03-24-2006, 11:56 AM
Im not sure if I remember the count correctly but I think it was 2 1/2 protien, 5 fruit, 5 veggies, 5 starch and 2 dairy 2 fat

mrsbeanie
03-24-2006, 11:56 AM
I would have to look it in my old journals the soonest I could get back to you would be Monday. I don't have home access right now.

30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 11:57 AM
oh i want to be on red 2 if you get 5 starches!!! I love starches. Thats the one thing I was most excited about when switching from purple to red was the extra starch :)

30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 11:58 AM
not a problem. I am leaving on sunday anyways so I wont be back until friday. No rush, he wont even start the plan until sunday or monday (april 2 or 3) thanks again though!!

mrsbeanie
03-24-2006, 11:58 AM
So Red 2 - 2 1/2 p, 5 s, 5 v, 5 f , 2d, 2 fat
Red 1 - 2 1/2 p, 4v, 4f, 4s, 2d, 1 fat
Red - 2 1/2p, 4v, 3f, 3s, 1dairy 1 fat???? Not sure on regular red cause I haven't been there yet

30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 12:02 PM
yup thats regular red! :)

juliemarie
03-24-2006, 12:03 PM
I'm not sure your DH is heavy enough to be on Red2 . . .

I was on Red plus (or red 1) with lites when I started at 305 lbs. So if he's 260 (and a guy) it wouldn't seem that he would go higher than red 1 in my way of thinking through it.

30lbsby22
03-24-2006, 12:12 PM
i dont thin he needs to be on red 2 either i just want to know how it differs. I am thinking if I can be lucky enough to meet with my favorite counselor today I might tell her the situtation and ask her for a red 1 book. I dont know if she will give it up though without him signing up for the plan.

marbear
03-24-2006, 02:20 PM
My BIL was 270 or so and was on red with lites.

wp95jma
03-24-2006, 08:54 PM
Quick question...DH is in the Navy and told me when he gets back home (in July :censored:!) he wants to start LAWL, he weighs 205 right now and wants to get down to about 165-170 (he's only 5'9"). What plan do you think I should start him on? Thanks :D

Repo girl
03-25-2006, 09:32 AM
I would say red without lites. So you are dropping all of these lbs while he is gone? What an amazing suprise for him when he gets home!

rad7775
03-25-2006, 09:32 AM
Megan:
My brother is 5'11'' and he's weight was 275 and he started the program by himself and now he is 220. He did the red plan and it works really good on him.I believe the red 2 is too much food for your boyfriend.;)

30lbsby22
03-25-2006, 02:17 PM
i might have him do red. Thats what I am doing and I love it. Down about 2 lbs this week!! I'm so excited. Just hoping to keep it off now while on vacation. Hope you all have a wonderful week. I will miss checking in with you ladies. Cant wait to come back friday and see what I missed!!!

rad7775
03-25-2006, 02:51 PM
Megan:
Girl way to go on that 2 lbs.!! Hope you have a great time in Vegas!! Enjoy your trip:sunny:

wp95jma
03-25-2006, 06:16 PM
Yeah, he left at the end of Feb and I had lost about 10lbs. I am hoping to get the rest off before he gets home. Losing has been very slow for me, I am averaging about 1.4lbs a week but I think that is because I am working out. My inches are getting smaller (down 13 so far) but the scale is moving v-e-r-y SLOWLY.