welcome to those newly posting to this thread. it can be quite a mountain, but there is loads of good info here.
i've already put this in the EAT MOAR FAT thread, but since thursday, when i cut protein and upped fats i have lost 2 pounds. that is lightning-fast for me. even more amazing because i am having TOM. between that, and finally getting my hormones somewhat balanced i feel SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better and more able to concentrate on this. (on everything, really.) i won't lie, visually, the protein portions "seem" small, but i guess only in relation to what i was having previously. i am doing it with red meat, eggs and fatty fish, so i definitely "feel" full after i eat. lol -- just not as full. piggy, piggy, i guess. crapola, i'm italian!! i do like to eat.
am also realizing that at my age (48) and size (5'2") i just don't need as much food as i once did. that's a tougher program to get behind, lol. but if the scale continues to go down, i can feel more positive. this is the lowest weight i have been since last may.
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