I had an epiphany 6 months ago.
Getting real close to 60, and I have never been thin in my life. Never tried to lose
weight either. I was eating fairly well but did not realize the impact that carbs were making
on me. I had toyed with a "keto" diet a year earlier, but according to the urine test strips I was never in ketosis. Not realizing how little I knew at that point in time, I forgot about this experiment, until about 6 month ago, when I ran across a YouTube that convinced me that maco nutrient tracking was a smart thing to do. I spent about a month at MFP when thank God, I found CM.
There are a lot of improvements that I would like to see, but that being said, CM is head and shoulders above the competition.
Oh yea.... I started out at 208 pounds about 5 months back and yesterday I was 149. I am eating much better food, both nutritionally, and taste-wise I have taken up martial arts and have much more energy as you would expect.
I have to put a plug in for Dr Mercola, and his new book "fat for Fuel". The book filled in most of the blanks for me, and made things incredibly easy.
The one piece of advice that I would give someone starting down this path would be to get exercise EVERY day. It is hard to eat an 800 kcal diet so that you can have a 700 kcal deficit from your 1500 kcal base metabolism needs. You will feel much better if you can get 500 kcals of activity and can bump yourself up to 1300 kcal per day and still have a 700 kcal deficit.
I wish you all luck!
We all have so much more to learn.....
joe ATT Tittiger DOTT com