Ballenparks, it's not you. I've been frustrated by this for a while.
Paleobunny, I think it would help to clarify. I -- and I'm talking about only me here -- define "low-carb" by comparing to CW, not within PB.
High-carb = 150g or more carb/day. This is getting close to CW. Or actually, CW is starting to latch on to lower carb.
Low-carb = 50-150g carb/day. This is typical primal.
Very low carb = 25-50g carb/day. VLC tends to be for those focused on fitness, or a temporary kick-start to break a plateau.
Ketosis = 0-25g carb/day. This works for only a few people, and everybody knows it and is cool with it.
I align roughly with Mark's numbers, with adjustments for body size and activity. So, to me, a "low-carb fundamentalist" is simply the 50-150 crowd. So of course the board is populated with them. Someone who likes more carb borders on CW, so yes there's going to be resistance. Now if your body feels better with more than 150g carb, that's an N=1, no biggie, it works for you, and I haven't seen you push it on other people, at all. But I'm not sure I'd call it strict Primal.
Meanwhile, Chocotaco, you've been contradicting yourself in this thread. Like this:
Silly me, I thought we should meter our carb intake because our bodies were evolved to burn fat for energy, you know, the whole Grok thing. We have the DNA to make both fat-burning hormones and sugar burning hormones. But we evolved on eating fat and protein, so the fat-burning set of hormones is more efficient and causes fewer digestive problems etc. Sure, fat burners eat fewer calories, but that's more of a side effect than a strict Primal tenet.
Mark generally recommends you meter your carbohydrate intake, but it's solely because he believes fat and protein will better satiate you, causing you to eat less calories.
And there you are, saying it's all about calories again. Which you have done numerous times, even though you deny it. Now, if you don't like PB, or you think PB should be about satiety and calories, or if you think that the carb curve is PB's "downfall," fine. So you're following some other diet. Please make up your own name for your own diet and stop riding on Primal coattails to promote your rice and starch diet.
5'0" female, 42 years old.
Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs.
Current weight: 101.5. lbs and holding steady. Spring yardwork here we come!
Co-worker 1: Needs to lose ~50. Now he wants to start Mayo Clinic Diet. Yeesh. Give it up, man.
Co-worker 2: Needed to lose ~55. Lost 20 from stress. Started Primal in Sept, lost 20 more, but gained 10 back on a carb spree. We're working on it.