For us Americans, you're 5 feet 4 inches tall, and your weight fluctuates between 134 pounds and 143 pounds.
For your height, 2100 calories is too many calories, even if the calories are fat and protein. I know that we're supposed to say "eat until you feel full." The reason for this is that our hormones will be fat adapted, and our stomachs will feel full enough to say "stop eating" right at the proper amount of calories. However, this doesn't work for everybody. Since your metabolism has been so erratic over the years, and your hormones are bit off, maybe your stomach doesn't feel full when it should?
What would be a good calorie amount for this poster for about 10 pounds of weight loss? I would say 1600 or so.
EDIT: From what I've seen on this forum, nuts are actually NOT good, especially for women. Anytime I see a new thread about plateus and weight problems, it seems that the poster is ALWAYS eating nuts. May help to cut the nuts.
Last edited by oxide; 08-13-2013 at 09:32 AM.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.