I have not actually kept track of the number of carbs because I started low carbing with SBD. That style of eating doesn't make you count anything. That is why it was so easy for me to follow...until I got skinny
Then the attitude kicked in... "I can eat what I want, I'm thin and I deserve it..." Well, now I'm not thin and I think I need to get back to thin but with a different mindset.
When I ate Paleo, I didn't keep track of net carbs either, I just ate like a primal human would eat...and it worked. The reasoning behind my quitting of that style was mostly my husbands sweets habit...and my lack of self control.
I found GREAT info on this combined style at justin o wings dot com. This was the site that made me have the "ah ha" moment.
My IF wndow bounces but is pretty consistently only about 3-4 hours. I also don't ever eat after dinner so my window closes around 8pm. I don't have much trouble not eating throughout the day and I usually just think of it as a good oportunity to give my kidneys a good workout
by drinking plenty of water and green tea. (my favorite is Jasmine green tea).
I try to keep my calories around 1200-1500 but have trouble often because of starches. That's why cutting them out makes so much sense. If I don't eat them I don't have to worry about moderation.
@ Kim, Thank you for joining... I have some great low carb recipes... I'll have to find my dang recipe box and post a few here. Maybe we can swap some.
@ShanIAm, I'm glad you joined...I've seen you on the IF thread and hope to have as much success as you've enjoyed with IF. You are an inspiration. And thank you for the congratulations...I'm still not quite used to the idea of being under 200, but it's sinking in. I haven't really figured out my workout schedule yet, I just fit in small amounts of activity where I can because I stay home with my 6 month onld son. He is a handful but most times I am able to use his body weight to my advantage. I am thinking of getting a gym membership just to have som me time so I guess I'll worry abou the "when" of eating then. I have actually read your tip on other sites as well so you're spot on there.
On Friday I was wearing a workout top and yoga capris and my husband stopped what he was doing and asked, "Are you wearing Spanx?" It was the best compliment I've gotten in a long time. I simply answered, "nope