I hear what you are saying, and I certainly think you need to find what works for you, no question.
Originally Posted by magnolia1973
I would suggest, however, that when you find yourself with the time to do so, you either read WHY WE GET FAT (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT) or watch Taubes' lecture on WHY WE GET FAT (there are versions galore all over youtube - it's only about 70 minutes long). The reason I say this is that I, for one, really believe Taubes is correct in his assessment of why CICO does not apply to weight loss. Because his explanation makes so much sense (to me, at least), I think it can be a very useful tool for people in approach their own dietary choices, since it can change the way you think about what (and how much) you eat. It ties very closely to what Mark recommends in the PB, and so can also serve as a scientific underpinning to the PB world.
Just my $.02 :-)
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