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    Newbie wondering if this is too much fat

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    Hi,

    I am new to eating primal. I've logged what I've eaten on an online kcals,fat,carbs..etc calculator and it came up to:
    250g fat
    98g carbs
    218g protein

    3560 kcals

    I read a lot about people struggling to get their fat and kcals needed.. am I over doing it?
    A lot of the fat came from butter, a whole avcado, almonds and extra virgin olive oil

    I weigh 167.8 lb and would like to get to 150lb by the end of the year and eventually be 128lbs
    I'm 5'2", female 24 years old

    Thank you!

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    A lot of that is going to depend on how active you are. For me, as a 5'5" 49 year old female who has a desk job, if I ate 3560 calories a day I'd be the Goodyear Blimp in about two weeks.

    There is a lot of discussion about calories, but in my humble not so perfect opinion, they matter. If you want to lose weight, you have to be in a caloric deficit. That deficit will vary from person to person dependent on activity level.

    So, yes, I probably think it's too much fat - too much everything, but that's just my opinion.

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    Thank you for yoru reply. I'm not very active. I walk 2-3 miles a day and thats it.

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    I think you're eating too much.
    I'm a moderately active 5'10" 19 yo young man who is experiencing a delayed puberty now treated by Testosterone Replacement Therapy so my metabolism is the one of a teenager, and to be honest, you eat the amount I eat to gain weight. So I highly doubt that you'll manage to get to your weight loss goal eating that way, but I could be wrong since everyone's body's different
    Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
    (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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    Oh dear..
    thanks for your input and hope all works out well with your TRT.

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    Wow. That's a lot. I'm a male and I only eat about 2000 calories.

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    Yeah..
    I saw Marks daily menu and he was doing 2500kcals... which is the average a male would need.
    That day I had about 100g of butter, 500kcals worth of extra virgin olive oil... and 110g nuts..(almonds and pecans)..

    I tracked what I ate BEFORE going primal..brace yourselves.. 5321kcals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
    with 1272 kcals from lager alone...

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    Haha, then at 3000 primal calories you'll loose weight at first, don't worry.
    Maybe your appetite will catch up as you heal your body with good food

    Forgotmylastusername, I still find 2000 kcal to be very low for most adult males to be honest...
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    I hope so Daydreamer..
    I'm only 5 days into this and already feel less hungry..so hopefully my initial "everything" overload will settle and balance out

    How are you finding avoiding gluten in a country famous for baguettes and baked goodies?

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    To be honest I haven't really tracked it. It might be a bit more or even less depending on my day. I doubt I go up to 3500 though unless I'm drinking alcohol.

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