One of the things that influenced me to start blogging was my own need to find information about what dietary "tricks" work for people like me. All the world knows, there is NO dearth of nutritional advice to be had! What's the good of standard dietary recommendations, though, which have obviously encouraged the obesity epidemic? Of plans which have a 95% failure rate? Of strategies which show, upon analysis, 99% recidivism?
What good to me is the regimen which a 25-year-old male gym-rat finds effective? Or even a 55-year-old male gym-rat? Young women's experiences aren't much more helpful -- these things were great when i was 30, but don't work well any more.
I did what any modern seeker does: i googled it. "Middle-aged woman weight loss low-carb paleo blog" brought up a number of websites for me to check out, but only one of them resonated (hi, Steph!). She's more than a decade younger than i, but i think we have more in common than not. Reading what she has to say has been instructive and uplifting. I want to pay forward with any of my experiences that can possibly be of help to another person in analogous circumstances.
Most people can agree that context matters. Not only do other baby-boomers have a more similar nutritional background to mine (than someone much younger), but they're at a comparable hormonal place, AND a great many of them will have tried to lose weight over the last quarter-century. It's not a stretch of the imagination to think that, what they have experienced and succeeded with is more likely to be useful to me than the theoretical knowledge of someone just out of college.
"If you are wounded, look for a man with scars." I don't guarantee i got the quote quite right -- i haven't seen that episode of Dr Who in a long time -- but the concept made an impression on me. If one has a problem, someone who has also dealt with the problem (maybe even solved it) is my first choice for advice.
There are LOTS of good paleo/primal/ancestral websites to read, so if you have limited time so spend on them, how do you choose which ones to follow? You won't agree with ANY of them all the time! Some aren't as well-written, though the content may be outstanding, and some which are highly readable and entertaining don't offer information that is really usable. Try a lot of them; frequently, the websites THEY link to are the most valuable thing on the page.
Above all, choose your go-to sites for applicability. If their philosophy gibes with your experience, you're bound to benefit more from their recommendations than from those of the theoreticians, promoting the hypothesis-du-jour.