Starting 2nd month of PB and feeling fab... but
I'm just starting my second month of eating (and moving) primally. After the transition period of the first few weeks (getting rid of carb cravings, etc.), I am enjoying VLCD eating more and more. I am totally amazed at the fact that I am not hungry all the time. I used to eat 5-6 small meals a day, and still get constantly hungry (due to calorie deficit despite the number of meals... around 1600-1700/day net).
Now I eat once or twice a day with occasional IF thrown in. It took a while for me to learn to listen to my body (in the right sense), and stop eating when I am no longer hungry, instead of polishing the plate because it is "the right thing to do". I eat if I feel like it, and IF if I feel like it.
However, therein lies the problem... I am 6'2" and weight around 190 pounds. On days when I eat only one meal, my calorie intake for the day tends to hover around 500-700 cals. On two meal days it is around 1100-1200 cals. Even if I have a blow-out day with wine, chocolate and three meals, I am barely over 2000 cals. In other words, my overall calories do not come even close to providing a calorie balance. However, I don't starve... heck, I'm not even hungry, and when I am, I eat.
Having said that, this way of eating has only happened spontaneously over the last two weeks. The first two weeks of primal eating, I tended to stuff myself (at around 1900+ cal/day), but I did not lose any weight. For the past week, the fat is MELTING off, so I figure my fat metabolism has kicked in, and I derive majority of my energy needs from my (still) substantial wobbly deposits.
I would love some comments or experiences other people have. I am a bit concerned about maintaining such low cal intake, but having said that, I am satisfied, not hungry and feel great...