mindgarden saidThere are all kinds of such guides. As an example, look up to the top of this page, where it says "workout plans." Although this has not been updated in a very long time, the "strength foundation" plan was supposed to be for beginners. And once you click through to the workout menu, there are nutrition links on the left of the page.
It was a good idea, left over from when this site was all about manufacturing more hot gay guys.
Since that aspect of RJ has stagnated, do you think it may be better for beginners to go on a 5x5 or another program? The workout plans here were designed by professionals, and I read in posts-past they are effective, but no one is still doing them.
There's a lack of ongoing support, and beginners have questions that tend to come up in the middle of a program. RJ is no longer in the business of "manufacturing more hot gay guys", so I doubt the forum will be responsive enough to provide feedback. On the other hand, plenty of beginners are still doing Starting Strength, or a variation of a 5x5 or Wendler's 5/3/1. Any one of those will give a beginner a great strength foundation and increased proficiency in basic movement patterns. The added bonus is up-to-date resources and feedback from others currently working the programs.