I disagree about the 1700 calories being enough for a 160 lb person. Sure, but it will be easier to get yourself to burn fat if your metabolism is working optimally than if it's depressed. Which, in my experience, is not a benefit most slightly overweight women starting paleo/primal have going for them.
Originally Posted by statikcat
I'm suggesting that instead of doing a paleo version of a calorie restricted diet that she allow her metabolic and appetite regulation systems a chance to heal, and see if being patient and providing her body sufficient nutrients for an extended period of time will allow her appetite to meet her needs and convince her body not to insist on hanging onto more stored energy than necessary.
CICO is a 2-sided equation. Makes sense to help get the CO up before trying to force the CI down. Neuroendocrine theory of overweight vs. bomb calorimeter theory and all that. Let's not do this dance again.
Are you noticing ANY differences?? Took 6 weeks before I noticed a difference in the fit of my clothes. But the other health benefits were noticeable *immediately*.
Originally Posted by RichMahogany
Eat for optimal health and nutrition and let weight loss be a result. Once you master this way of eating, you can tweak your foods and macros for more specific results.
Oh and ditch the scale. Attention Scale Addicts, part 2 | Everyday Paleo
*My obligatory intro
There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo
DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes
Awesome post. I agree completely. I've seen people lose all the blood sugar crash stuff immediately, but not start noticeably dropping weight for a long time. In the meantime, their skin got better, they had more energy, better mood, etc...
Originally Posted by Sandra in BC
Definitely forget the scale. Pick a pair of pants. Try them on every couple weeks and see if they're looser.