Originally Posted by The Raven
Your coming at it from a pure quick weight-loss point of view, and I am addressing the long-term solution. Low-carb works great until the weight is gone, you allow yourself to eat again, and you ingest everything in sight from the deprivation. Not only that, the entire time you haven't learned a single thing about maintaining a healthy diet, so you've got no idea how to keep the weight off. I seen plenty of infomercials promising a quick fix, but no fitness professional in their right mind would suggest dieting like you are purporting. It's a short-term solution to a long-term issue. The weight didn't pile on over night, don't expet it to dissapear theat quick. The reality is that you can add bodyfat quite a bit faster than you can safely and succesfully burn it off.
Actually no, I'm not, if I was, I'd tell him to cut out all carbs, complex or not. Try to stay under 10 grams of carbs a day for as long as he can. But that's not what I'm telling him.
No one is offering a quick fix, I'm just trying to help him tailor his diet, to more of a weight loss, because that's his goal right now. Right, no "fitness" professional would. I'm not offering him solutions to become a body builder, or even get within single digit BF range. It's not what he asked for. He asked for "My main goal is to lose as mutch weight as possible and as quick as possible but also make it a daily routine so that i just dont lose the weight but keep it off."
Once he loses the weight, and gets into a comfortable range, then he can start to tailor the diet to his specific needs. Which is exactly what the Atkins, South Beach, etc propose. You constantly try to battle how terrible they are for you, but induction, and phase 1 is not the goal of the Atkins, it's not what they recommend for life. You obvioiusly need to take some time, and read a little more on the low carb dieting lifestyle, and what the ENTIRE program is about.
He wants to lose weight, that's what I'm recommending for him right now. It works, if he sticks to it. As he approaches a level of weight he's comfortable with, he can start adding back in more carbs. But no one, and I mean NO ONE, not even you Aaron, really enjoys eating high protein, low fat, complex carb diets their entire life. If you did, you wouldn't struggle with alcohol, pizza, etc.
The key here is to get him to a point he's comfortable with himself. Then he can start learning portion control, etc. But trying to teach portion control to someone who doesn't see results and fast, is a waste of time.