Thank you for this. Primal seems to imply that our bodies will know exactly how many calories we need and our tummes will feel like Thanksgiving at the exact calorie level... at which point we throw the rest of the food in the trash. Not gonna happen. I for one probably won't stop in the middle of a bulletproof coffee.
Originally Posted by Nivanthe
To the OP, if you enjoy the rice cakes, have at it. Feel free to experiment. If the carbs and weight creep back up, well then go back to strict, right?
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.