I believe the arguement from CW is flawed in "JUST" a calorie is a calorie. It is not. Tim Ferris author of the 4 hour Body takes about how outdated a calorie measurement is, but it's all they had back then and nobody has come up with anything different. As he stated, a block of wood technically has calories, ie, when burned it will raise the temp of water.........but when eaten, it will do nothing for the body in the way of energy. Also, some calories although easy to digest, just go to the fat cells, not being used as energy. Hence...ALL CALORIES ARE NOT EQUAL.
I do believe though that we still have to watch how many calories we eat. Again, another "however". What is probably more important that "how" many calories we eat, is the "kind" of calories we eat. I believe it is a balance of the two.
This started with my complaining I screwed up yesterday and what MFP told me. For me, staying within the calorie guidelines MFP has put down for me....as well as eating those calories in the right ratio's ie fat, protein and carbs, I will be guaranteed to lose the weight I want.
I worked most of my life in the horse industry and was extremely successful. I now am retired and am a successful poker player. Reason I'm stating this? In both, I did not listen to just one train of thought. I took what made sense from this trainer (or poker player) added it with what this other trainer (or poker player) said to do and came up with my own strategies. Even CW has it's good points. Take what works from CW add it with what works with PB and HFLC and you will succeed.
Having said that....I think I"ll fast today to make up for my calories not being as low as I wanted yesterday. LOL
I will see on Monday what the scale and tape say in how I did in my first week of eating like this .
I also apoligize for my humour if some don't get it.