So I'm asking this question for my boyfriend, who is naturally pretty fit and has never really had a problem with his weight in his life. He is really teachable and humble and comes to me for advice, but he's not the type of person to sit down and dig through tons of research.
He's put on a little weight in his stomach that he would like to get rid of and build a little muscle all over. He works out/lifts/runs on a regular basis, and eats overall healthy but doesn't track what he eats.
Is there maybe a loose reference guide that he could easily follow without strictly counting calories/macros?
I'm more on the losing weight side of things. But it is my understanding that you should eat at certain macros and go through periods of eating at a surplus and deficit while lifting. I don't think he would ever want to be that meticulous and would more realistically try to eyeball things.
And are there quick references for proper lifting/resting?
I know that this won't yield exact results if he is unwilling to track. But, I believe he could get a little closer if he knew a little more what he was doing. Right now, he keeps burning but isn't quite yielding any results at all.