I feel like I have been trying different macro-ratios a lot, both higher carb (around 100 grams a day), moderate around 50 and keto with close to zero carbs. I have tried eating more than 100-120 but then my energy goes way down during afternoon with my blood sugar and I don't want that No change on the scale though.
I have the same program as the swedish dieticians use for food tracking on my computer and I've used that for calorie counting and macro tracking when I have bothered so I will use that more often the upcoming weeks.
Yes I've checked my vitamin D levels, I live in the most northern parts of sweden and if the 45 degree rule is right we just get our Vit D during two hours a day in june-july. I was seriously low all winters before I started taking vit D supplements about the same time I got primal. My levels are all right now. I don't really crave nuts, I just get so hungry between meals sometimes and never have anything better to snack on. Maybe I'll try making my own jerky. It doesn't seem to help much eating more each meal either, dunno why I'm so hungry! I can deal with eating 1600 calories if I'm not hungry!
First time low carb, I lost pretty much weight (I was 20 pounds lighter than today). When I fell off the wagon and ate pretty bad and more than I had prior to low carb for a few months, I gained a lot. It sometimes feel like that ketogenic experiment destroyed my metabolism once and for all, why else did it work the first time but not the second?
This diet is perfect for pretty much everything besides this. I no longer have allergies, eczema, acne, no longer bloated or constipated, I haven't been sick more than once since I started (ironically during my whole30, but probably because of a new job and lots of new people) and I used to be real sick at least three times a year. I used to have herpes breakouts very often and I have only had it twice and that was at the same time I got sick and once after a gluten binge. My hair is growing thicker and in a more vibrant, blonder tone than before! Damnit body, why are you still overweight?