FickleHearts. I count on feast days. 1200-1500 is all I allow. The idea is to count up for the week and have calorie average for the week. I use MyFitnessPal to keep track. I have only been doing it for 8 weeks so I am new at this too. It is working and it does get easier. I sometimes do a 3:4 of 700-800 calories. And it works the same. I try to do an eating window too. 12:00 to 5:30. But I have a banana in the morning. I know it is not true IF but I get faint if I do not have something in the morning.
Hope this helps.