Hi! I am only on page 150 (!!) of this thread, but I wanted to chime in a say how thrilled I am to find this group! I had kind of given up on MDA in the last year or so. I like the primal idea, and eating that way made me feel better, but I was still gaining weight. The high fat plan just seems to work so much better for me. I've spent all the last week reading the blog of Itsthewooo and she also seems to do well maintaining a 180 lb loss on a high fat, restricted calorie plan.
After messing around all this month, I think I've found a combo that will work for me. 1700 cals a day, less than 40 carbs, no more than 25 gms protein in a meal, 4 meals a day. This is actually very similar to how I ate when I lost 70 lbs about 6 years ago. I wish I would have not gone experimenting after that! I have made a whole bunch of note cards with 400 calorie meals that fit this plan.
So today I had:
B: 2 egg omelet with 1/2 T butter, 1/4 avocado, 1 oz swiss
L: Can of Trader Joe's albacore tuna (5 oz) drained w/ 3 T mayo, S&P
S: chocolate mousse made from 1 egg white whipped folded into 1 oz SF dark chocolate melted w/egg yolk. 1 oz macadamias.
D: (planned): leftover grilled very rare ribeye minced and made into steak tartare & a small caesar salad.
I know I'm not totally making "primal" choices, but that path didn't work so well...
Anyway, I am making my official weigh in day the 1st day of my period. On Dec 30, that was 232.6. Next weigh in should be in a few days.
Again, so happy to have found this thread! I'm looking forward to much success with all of you.