Originally Posted by lisa32989
I'm not sure one week will give you the answer. One week of 0 loss can happen. Even if you have a loss with NO restricteds next week, it still might not be related to the restricteds.
Thank you Lisa, What is the best way to tell if the higher carbs affect your losses??
Most people are fine using the restricteds. The carbs are carefully calculated into the daily totals for you and the plan was designed to accommodate for them and allow most to have one per day and stay in ketosis.
In fact, over the year and four months I have been on the boards, I have seen a number of people who have "tested" losses with and without restricteds and most found no difference.
You certainly can go without them, but for a lot of people, they look forward to having the variety they provide, it keeps them motivated, on track, on plan, etc.
If they cause cravings or if certain ones cause cravings, you definitely want to make adjustments!