So you say you are a 5'7" female with a lean muscle mass of about 105. I dont know much about metabolic typing. But, as I recall, Mark has suggested a protein intake of 1g to 1pound lean muscle ratio. Protein You are exceeding that by about 30g to 50g. And if I am not mistaken the extra protein will just be converted into glucose and that kind of defeats the purpose. Are you eating Primal? It looks like you need more fat. I never go below 100g a day. I may be wrong but it sounds like you are at a crossroads as to what you should be doing. All I can tell you is of my own experience. I felt 10X better after committing to Primal eating. The key is to eat when you are hungry, never force yourself to reach arbitrary calorie goals. (That 500 cal diet looked deadly!) Your body will naturaly start fasting after a few weeks eating primal, its really cool. Eat organic foods. Clean protein, fresh green vegetables, some fruits and load up on saturated animal fat. I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks after switching my eating habits and I can see my abs again! I have stayed at my present body weight for a few months and am now looking to add muscle mass by increasing my calorie/protein intake. You should also make sure your omega ratio is balanced as well (pick up some fish oil pills if you haven't already) Inflammation is another big part of this diet. and I must say because of the impression I get from you, Its OK to eat, as long as its healthy unprocessed food! I hope you reach your goals and am looking forward to seeing how it goes.
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