Eat less calories. Lowering carbs isn't a magic secret. Eating quality food at the right amount is. If you are not cutting weight.. lower your calories. Find what foods work best for you appetite at where you want to be.
You will not likely get to 145 eating 1700 calories unless you are doing moderate training several times a week.
I agree with the primal tribe above, take measurements over weight, give it a bit more time and give your sleep some attention.
My weight loss fluctuates through the month, with most weight loss happening in the same 2 weeks of my cycle (and holding steady or increasing a little the other 2 weeks) but overall it does go down.
Don't forget, you don't have tons to lose (no matter what you might think) so you probably won't see the overnight 'miracles' that our heaviest tribe-members tend to see at the start.
Good luck with your journey!
PS - I agree with the above; at 1700Kcals I wouldn't suggest going lower, I'd be more inclined to up your fats/calories to see if this helps.
Last edited by Primal-V; 06-14-2013 at 08:23 AM. Reason: I wanted to reply to a new reply
I lost a pound per month for two years after the whoosh. Nothing wrong with that. This is for life, there's no hurry!If you are relating this to weight loss ..it just seems like a silly thing to say. If you have to wait 6 months to loose 5-10 lbs you are doing something horribly wrong.
Fats are the bomb, yes. But are you getting enough protein? That was the final plateau-breaker for me.I started eating primal 2 weeks ago after a year failing miserably with the WW system. Read the book. Kept my carbs between 40-75. Eating clean. I have a job where I stand and move around all day. No sitting. Been really concentrating on no grains. Which has been easier than I thought it would be. I haven't lost anything intwo weeks! I actually gained a pound. Been getting my healthy fats in. My calorie intake is actually around 1700. Sometimes less. Is this normal? I am 41 years/ female/ 5.5/ 167 pounds/ goal is 145. Any advice?
Last edited by Knifegill; 06-14-2013 at 08:30 AM.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.
Actually, OP just follow the trend here and you might as well just eat all the fat and food your heart desires. There is no such thing as overeating on FAT.. as long as it is healthy. Just keep the carbs low and nurtient dense food will magically make those fat calories disappear. You can end up like most people on this forum and paleo authors who are still overweight just not obese anymore. Good goal to have.
Last edited by statikcat; 06-14-2013 at 08:56 AM.