I have just put up a page on nutrition and metabolism – it is rather long (it is one of the appendices of a book that I am working on). It looks the various views of the nutrition world (Calories-In/Calories-Out “CICO” vs It’s-The-Insulin-Stupid “ITIS”), the latter being expressed in many of the modern diets (eg Atkins, GI, Southbeach, Zone, Paleo/Primal) and what they say about how to lose weight.
Having had the time to read through Mark Sisson’s “Primal Blueprint” (ht Tim) I found that his recommendations are actually close enough to what I wanted to do in the previous post. So rather than updating the math, here the updated plan (with calorie restrictions added by me)
Carbs 100g/day (with a view of reducing them gradually to 50g/day (400-200cals)
Protein 150-200g/day (600-800cals)
Fat to make up the balance to 2000-2500cals per day
Oh, almost forgot: no sugar, no grains, no legumes (ie lentils & friends). Lets see how this goes