I am eating consistently well and paleo, tracking my food, staying in ketosis, working out in a Primal Blueprint way, and still having trouble dropping bodyfat. I recently found this on Dr. Eades blog:
"Although the lowered insulin and elevated glucagon open the doors to the fat cells allowing fat to come out to be burned, the fat comes out only if it’s needed. If you are meeting all your body’s energy needs with the food you eat, the body doesn’t need the fat in the fat cells. On a low-carb diet your body burns fat for energy. But it doesn’t care where this fat comes from; it can come from the diet or it can come from the fat cells or it can come from both. If you are consuming enough fat to meet all your body’s requirements, your body won’t go after the fat in the fat cells no matter how severely you restrict your carbs. You will burn dietary fat only and no body fat. And you won’t lose weight. It’s that simple."
Today, I ate 1988 calories. Of that, 71% was fat, 19% was protein, and 10% was carb. If Dr. Eades is right, it's the presence of too much dietary fat that is causing me to stall. So my question, what to do? Cut fat in favor of more protein? If I'm cutting fat, then I have to replace those calories with something, obviously, and Im pretty sure it shouldn't be carbs. What kind of ratios should I shoot for, if I'm making this change? Please advise....having a hard time figuring this one out.