Originally Posted by freelancemomma
Not to reactivate what I'm sure is an old debate, but from my perspective (and experience) you can lose weight on any amount of carbs as long as you're running a calorie deficit. Last year I lost 50 pounds on a carb-heavy diet, but I only ate about 1,400 calories per day.
I understand that this works for a LOT of people, maybe even most people but it doesn't work for me.
I counted calories for absolutely ages. I measured everything and logged it religiously. What I discovered was that if I wanted to lose weight I had to drop my calories below 1000 per day (this was with exercise). For me, that calorie level was not sustainable. At 1400 calories a day I would gain - slowly, but still I would gain.
Now I still log everything I eat - just the same as I did before - but instead of watching calories now my eye is on the carbs. Having restricted my carbs I can comfortably consume between 1500 and 2000 calories a day and lose weight fairly easily.
For me it's not as simple as calories in/calories out. I know according to the science of nutrition it *should* be but it's not and I'm not the only one out there like this.