Great round up Paleo for what was an epic original thread!
An update on me which has highlighted a couple of aspects of the importance of the whole picture.
3 weeks of counting and keeping around 10-30-60 carb-protein-fat at about 1700 calories and I lost 5-6 lbs. I was doing 5 - 8 hours of activity each week including 1 heavy weights, 1 body weight, 1 sprint-style session plus moving about slowing for the balance.
The following month (coincided with no tracking) has been hugely stressful and my sleep has gone to pot and my training dropped too. The result gaining back much of the loss but still eating the same ratios (just about - but more overall) the messages for me ...
Cortisol (the stress hormone) is the killer, it really disrupts the appetite and promotes fat storage - focus on reducing it where possible.
Sleep is mega important, disrupt that and the cortisol is up and the grazing kicks in.
Moving about - it does make a difference.
I liked the discipline of the tracking (but I like numbers) I felt more in control but now I really need to dial it into my head what are good portions, what are good food combinations so that when under pressure it is still my default setting! I love to eat, I love food and can easily hugely overeat all the good stuff and having such an uber-effcient engine the excess fuel just gets stored!
Seeking the natural way in a modern world ...