You start with very low carb, like under 20 per day. Once you are eating like that you can reduce calories as needed. However no matter how low you get your calories, you always have to take in enough protein to hold your muscle mass. When I cut, I find myself eating a lot of Atkins bars and shakes, salad, chicken, fish, eggs, some premium hot dogs. It all depends on how crazy you want to get with it.
I'll suggest that to her. Most of her protein is dairy and fake meat.
When you say under 20 a day is that grams.
I've had her bring down cardo to 30 mins and add 2 more weights days for 30 mins. And a diet of less carbs and more protein.
I was reading in another thread on here, to do weights before cardio.
Right now I have her doing a Full body workout for weights, leg press machine, Chest press, Shoulder press, Rows, Pulldowns, then whatever other weight machine she wants, 4 sets of 12, Should she instead do a split routine?