I'm new around here and about to embark on a mission to embrace more fat, lower my protein and ultimately , find my weight loss "Sweet Spot". I'll be honest.I'm fairly "brain damaged" due to years of body building trainers/diets. Some of it worked but most didn't. I had success with Paleo the first go around and believe I can find success again with a Paleo/Primal lifestyle. It's not going to be a diet....it will be a lifestyle.
aprox 19/20% BF
Goals..14/16% BF and around 140-145lbs
We are around the same stats, except I'm a little taller and older than you. I stay in ketosis and I've found my sweet spot, and it takes a bit of tweaking to get there but once you are in ketosis, it's a great feeling with an abundance of energy. The quickest way to get there is to increase fats, eat moderate protein and go low carb. My daily stats are around the following:
10 % carbs.
I try to remain <30grams carbs and I stay <1200 calories per day. You are more active than I am, so you'll have to do the math on your own stats to figure out what works for you. I have 8 lbs left to lose, so I'm staying low calorie/carbs but once I reach my goal weight, I intend to increase my lifting and workouts, and will slightly increase my calories intake per day. It's all a bit of an experiment to get the results that you desire. By the way, I don't eat wheat, sugar or any fruit, currently.
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.