Everyone may need a calorie deficit to lose weight but the inverse, that a calorie deficit will result in weight loss, is not always true. I really think sometimes you need more calories so that you can have more energy so you can be more active so you can burn more calories so you can have a calorie deficit.
Anyway, for me early on a really low carb high fat macro ratio worked well. Recently I'm happy with fairly low carbs (within Mark's weight loss range) but more protein.
Edit: more protein than I was getting thus far.
Last edited by sbhikes; 04-04-2012 at 02:07 PM.
Female, 5'3", 50, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 187.5lbs, press 75lbs and deadlift 200lbs