since you do not indicate her height, a reference to her weight is ambiguous. To translate for the metrically challenged: 55 kg is about 121 lbs, 60 kg is about 132 lbs. That means that, unless she is very short, her weight may even register as ‘normal’ on some standards.
That would mean that she should not just look at fat loss but at building muscle through a combination of exercise and diet.
The Chilean food may be heavy but I do not believe that anybody forces her to eat it. Maybe some home-cooking and otherwise smaller portion may be a good idea.
You don’t need a registered dietician to tell her to cut 500 cal per day from her net daily calories…this will result in 3500 cal per week or 1lb of fat loss per week.
This could be 250 cal per day burned working out and 250 cal per day of less food.
What if any working out is she doing?
How active in her daily life is she?
If you want a more specific breakdown of guidelines leg me know.
There is nothing special about nutrition that would require somebody who has no medical conditions to require a dietician for recommendations.
Clean up the diet reduce saturated fats, no trans fats, pay attention to omega 6 and 3 ratios (ideally a 1:1 is best), cut out sugar (Im not talking about fruit), cut out refined grains, eat complete proteins, eat lots of vegetables. Some people will tell you to stop counting calories…I am not one of them. Track everything that crosses the lips..food, water, gum, whatever.
I am currently studying to get my Registered Dietitian and I am a NPC Figure Competitor and I believe that both Shawn and Karin have great answers. However, I am wondering if this person is being honest about their weight. It is reccommended that a women’s body fat percentage at a healthy state is 20-24%. That being said a 132lb women with 33% bodyfat seems a little high.
I agree with Shawn in that good fats like EFA’s( Essential Fatty Acids 3,6,9) are important in many ways but a healthy fat that we often forget about that will help also is CLA(conjugated linoleic acid omega 6)helps with the simulation and breakdown of stored body fat.
Tracking calories keeps you accountable for sure! You need protein, carbs, and good fats in your diet to keep your blood sugar levels sustained throughout the day so that you don’t have sugar spikes and afternoon cravings.
If you want a specific meal plan please contact me through my profile page and GOOD LUCK! ;0)