Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
bloodorchid is always right
Choco's efforts in self-experimentation show a natural flair for scientific investigation, which no amount of rhetoric can convincingly dismiss. They ring true for me.
Asserting that his arguments are full of shit without bothering to make any attempt to deconstruct them is extremely lazy IMO.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.
Here's the deal, I've been 90% Paleo since March 4th of 2012. My weight was 213 lbs. on that date and I now weigh 169. In the beginning I did not track calories, just ate Paleo and my weight dropped at about 2 lbs per week. As a curiosity mostly, I started using the Livestrong Myplate program to see where my daily net calories and carb grams were at. Surprise, surprise my carbs were between 75 and 100 grams per day and my net calories (after exercise) averaged about 1500 per day. With a BMR around 2200 initially going down to 1949 calories currently, it predicted a weight loss of one to two pounds per week - exactly what I averaged. Calories and carb grams do count, Primal/Paleo based exercise is important and adding tools like Intermittent fasting do work.
And you've only eaten 800 calories... so a 1200 calorie deficit. And you are wondering why you feel tired, cranky and empty??????
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 160 x 2