This has been my exact experience too. Problem is, people are downright religious in their fervor that carbs should be avoided at all costs or that Paleo is the path to weight loss.
Consistent long-term caloric deficit works every time. It isn’t sexy but you might end up looking sexy if you do it.
I found food journaling to be very helpful at consistency and making sure my numbers add up. I wrote about it here on Medium along with a few tips about how to use MyFitnessPal effectively.
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