Then if that doesn't create fat loss, after you have given your body a chance to adjust, you can tweak from there.
There are people on this thread who do this without tracking for the same reason you give. I would not be able to do it without tracking. You could try tracking for a day or two to get a feel for the food ratios, then go from there without tracking, unless you feel like you could do it without.
p.s. congrats on your loss so far!
I'm also 5'4" and my goal is 135! But I have a medium build and thats where I look healthy. Maybe you're small boned and need to get down there - either way........... at this point whats 4-5 pounds!
I say don't sweat it......... love yourself exactly the way you are - and if your body set point is 118 then it will naturally get there.
123 = 56 kg, 56kg x .8 = 45 grams of Protein as a base. If you exercise, then anywhere between .8 and 1.5 would be appropriate (84 grams). I would only go above 1.5 if you are an extreme exerciser with 2.5 being the absolute max (140 grams).
According to my macros, I should aim for around 36 carbs per day. My new realization? 30g of carbs effectively drops me out of ketosis. Point taken, note joted. I figured it out last night and this morning after having too many nuts and cabbage yesterday. I wanted to know and wondered and since I was so low anyway I figured no time like the present to figure it out.
Wow. that's not cool. Are you sure your protein isn't the culprit?
Primal since March 5, 2012
SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)