Ok so got my partner into the gym. She was losing weight drastically due to bad eating habits and stress. Got her healthy and in shape. Then focused on a 'healthy diet' on my philosophy of 4/5 meals a day every 3/4 hrs and strength training ie more compound movements 4 sets 6-8 rep stuff. She built good muscle but also put on weight. Then tried reducing meals and restricting carbs after her 4pm pre workout snack. Weight didn't drop at all. Then 2 weeks off after Xmas we've replaced breakfast meal with a shake and shed diet is as posted so no carbs after lunch except on leg day or back day. I've changed her program in gym to include more 10-12 reps shorter rest periods and some all over movement exersizes like kettle bell swings curl/press squat/press and also added interval cardio. 2 weeks in and she's put on 2kgs and it's not fat. The waistline worse now than before. Is it too soon, is it the weeks off just coming thru now or do I think she may be one of those who responds better to carbs and requires them??? 7:30- shake with berries acetyl carnitine and fat burner tablets 10:30- muesli 1:30- tuna on cakes/sushi/chicken 4:30- fruit and shake 7:30 - salmon/chicken/steak n salad You can have this diet twice a week but only on leg day or back day 7:30- eggs on toast -fat burner tablets 10:30- muesli 1:30-tuna on cakes/sushi/chicken 4:30- fruit n shake(acetyl carnitine) 7:30- whatever u want.