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Old 05-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Unfortunately you can't push a rope. You can't decide for him, he needs to want it badly enough to go throught the pain of changing. What is his activity level? If he is unwilling to change some of his eating habits would he be willing to be more active? Even walking is a great activity. Maybe something you could do together? Or is there a recreation center or senior center he could get involved in some group activities?

Keep trying to educate him on nutrition (something our society fails at) and perhaps the lightbulb will come on eventually. I personally disagree that we should only eat small amounts of meat. I believe lean meats are a great source of protein and saturated fats (they aren't necessarily bad either). Saturated fats have been shown to help elevate testosterone levels in older men which in turn helps them lose weight. Hope this helps!
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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