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    Hi Everyone, I'm about 13 days into primal and loving it. 29yo female with about 35lbs to lose total. Just this week I started tracking my macronutrients. I'm wondering people's advice/personal successful experiences with macronutrient ratio - specifically for weight loss. What did you shoot for? Where did you find fat burning to be most effective? Thanks!

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    Originally posted by shiningprimal View Post
    Hi Everyone, I'm about 13 days into primal and loving it. 29yo female with about 35lbs to lose total. Just this week I started tracking my macronutrients. I'm wondering people's advice/personal successful experiences with macronutrient ratio - specifically for weight loss. What did you shoot for? Where did you find fat burning to be most effective? Thanks!
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    • #3
      Personally.. 50-100g on rest days and higher on lifting days >200. Anything lower does not give me any weight loss benefits but does make me feel like crap even after doing it for many many weeks with no cheats.
      Primal since March 2011

      Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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      • #4
        There's no magic macro-nutrient ratio that's optimal for all humans. The best thing you can do is eat a diet based on real foods, and use something like the carb curve mark came up with as a starting point. As time goes on, tweak your diet to find a ratio that works for you. If you listen to the opinions of every expert and diet guru on the internet you'll end up being an orthorexic mess that tries to derive sustenance from sunlight and love energy.
        Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who has said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own experience.

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        • #5
          Carbs will keep you fat most of the year except summer. You might want to consider something fairly low carb like the leptin reset till summer then enjoy carbs over the summer in moderation till fall hits.
          Last edited by fiercehunter; 03-20-2012, 02:32 PM.

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          • #6
            for weight loss, macro composition means nothing, calories are key. if low fat is easier, go low-fat. i think that i, and most people find that low carb/high fat is more satiating, but honestly it's up to you. talking strictly fat loss here - calories are everything.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
              Carbs will keep you fat most of the year except summer.
              sadly, this is the biggest load of unscientific bullshit in the entire universe.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jakey View Post
                sadly, this is the biggest load of unscientific bullshit in the entire universe.
                Nope. The whole "calories in/calories out" thing is.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by @lex View Post
                  There's no magic macro-nutrient ratio that's optimal for all humans. The best thing you can do is eat a diet based on real foods, and use something like the carb curve mark came up with as a starting point. As time goes on, tweak your diet to find a ratio that works for you. If you listen to the opinions of every expert and diet guru on the internet you'll end up being an orthorexic mess that tries to derive sustenance from sunlight and love energy.
                  +1
                  Primal since March 2011

                  Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tim_1522 View Post
                    Nope. The whole "calories in/calories out" thing is.
                    Well, the bullshit part of calorie counting is thinking it's a causal condition. It had to happen, but that doesn't mean one has command and control over it. Our hormones and enzymes will not violate any laws of science.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                      Carbs will keep you fat most of the year except summer.
                      “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tim_1522 View Post
                        Nope. The whole "calories in/calories out" thing is.
                        nobody has ever lost bodyfat without being in a caloric deficit. low carb, high carb, ketogenic, whatever. i'm not talking about cause and effect (does being overweight cause us to overeat - a la taubes), i'm talking about reality.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chaohinon View Post
                          exactly.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
                            I laughed and spit bits of chewed up steak and veggies all over my laptop.... well played sir, well played.
                            Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who has said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own experience.

                            In the mind of the beginner, there are many possibilities; in the mind of the expert, there are few.


                            I've shaken hands with a raccoon and lived to tell the tale

                            SW: 220- 225 pounds at the beginning of January
                            CW: 180 pounds

                            Goals for 2012: Lose a bit more fat and start a serious muscle and strength routine

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jakey View Post
                              nobody has ever lost bodyfat without being in a caloric deficit.
                              Nobody has ever gained weight without being in a caloric surplus... Someone way smarter than any of us already figured out Conservation of Energy a long time ago. Repeating it as it relates to metabolism doesn't offer any insight.

                              Originally posted by jakey View Post
                              low carb, high carb, ketogenic, whatever. i'm not talking about cause and effect (does being overweight cause us to overeat - a la taubes), i'm talking about reality.
                              Understanding cause and effect is not reality, but spewing bad nutritional dogma is?

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