how is that primal?
eating a certain number of cals will NEVER guarantee a regular weight loss of x-number-of-pounds per week. sorry. it simply is not that cut and dry.
further, chicken breast, rice and supermarket cheese are ALL nutrient poor. buy sacks of potatoes and bunches of bananas if you want cheap carbs. carrots and cabbage are super cheap this time of year too. do you not eat eggs? look for hunks of meat that need slow-cooking and make a big batch of braised meat. it's cheaper and a time-saver. shop in ethnic markets and look for oogly bits that you can stew for cheap money too.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway