Yesterday, I got curious to see how much calories really do matter when eating primal to get a lean body. I'm going to say this up front, I don't work out that much. I want to, but I just don't have the time. When I started primal, I was still conscious about my calorie intake, I ate about 1300-1500 calories. After a couple posts and reading through some threads, I increased my intake and now I eat about 2,000. Being a male, I still feel as if that is low because I read through a few threads with guys just as tall as me (5"5) who are eating way more and are so lean with muscle. But I'm also thinking that 2,000 is a little high for someone who isn't lifting. Now my question is, am I not getting any leaner than I should because I'm not lifting or should i be more patient? I guess you could say I fall under the skinny-fat category.