Originally Posted by no name
dont even bother with counting calories its boring & a waste of time avoid simple sugars (pop, candy, fruit drinks with no real fruit u get the picture) no fast food. plenty of protein, healthy fats & carbs look up on net 2 learn more about the difference between good & bad carbs & fats. shop at organic food stores
If your gonna give shitty advice, either dont post, or state that its only your opinion.
optfor101, good to see you over here. I think the biggest thing for you to take into consideration is that your not cutting with 4000 cals a day, if you are, god bless you, but I just dont see it happening.
When I try to help women on forumating a diet, the first thing I look at is her over all body composition, and her goals. What is her workout load like? is she already a heavy cardio user? does she incorperate heavy resistance training? What is she eating on a regular basis now? How much bodyfat does she realisticly want to lose?
Each of these things will dictate how much food she should be eating while dieting down.
Once you ahve those questions answered then you can start to narrow things down. You will obviously want to have cals higher the more active she is, and if she is trying to get into the 12-15%bf range (which is quite low for a woman) then you will need something very specialized. In this case, at 110 -120 and 5'6" I would say if she is fairly lean already, although not seeing her I really dont know.
Let me know about some of those questions and i'll be able to help more.