Hi Paleo Man,
I'm male, 5'10" and about 250#. I've always been fairly muscular but not where I'd like to be. I've had online BMI calculators put me anywhere from 31% to 39% BMI. I have a Tanita scale that measures body comp and depending upon the time of the day and how dry my feet are it also has a wide reported range. I'd like to be < 20% BMI.
Several years ago I did Atkins and had spectacular results. Then other life things intervened and I back slid. However I've continued to operate with the lower carb mindset especially when it came to refined grains and sugars. However now I'm trying to follow PB and I think I'm well above the 80% at least w.r.t. nutrition. In fact I don't really see much difference between how I'm eating on PB vs. how I was eating before. The main difference is that now I've dumped all grains and legumes where previously I was allowing for some whole grains and most legumes.
I'd like to avoid counting calories, but it would be helpful to use that as a loose metric.
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