I just popped over to the blog again, and it is great to see the discussions. I wanted to add here what I added there.
There has been quite the debate and N=1 on MDA over starches and potatoes in particular. There is a lot of science to the results but many ppl are actually having great results by adding more potatoes. And very much YMMV.
PHD says UP TO 1lb of fruit and UP TO 1lb of starches. For many ppl it is the missing piece. Agreeable it is not for everyone. You just have to see and do what works best for you. He also discusses ketogenic diets for those that need to go that route. From my notes he says: Natural carb intake for healthy sedentary person is about 600 calories, 300 for ketogenic dieting.
Mark Sisson even wrote the forward for the new book. The basic guidelines are as follows:
low to mod. Carbohydrate (20-35%)
High fat (50-65%)
Mod Protein (15%)
By weight, 65% plant, 35% meats & oils
If you need to lose weight, he recommends dialing the fat back to 40% which he discusses in a bit more detail in the 2nd edition.
I also should have added, that if you are an athlete, he suggests adding about 500 calories per hour of athletic training.
Edited by: GOPINTOS at: 1/7/2013 (11:22)
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