I just started a low(er) carb "diet". I have done South Beach before, but on South Beach they just encourage you to eat from the right categories and don't force you to count calories or carbs etc. I am still adhering to phase 1 South Beach foods, but I recently starting using an app that logs your daily food and tells you how many calories, carbs, fat, protein, sodium, and sugar you've had. It give me a goal of 1200 calories a day, 150 carbs, 50 grams of fat, and 65 for protein. I've been staying under the calorie count by 100 calories or so, and under the carb count (carbs have been under 65 each day). I have gone over the fat and protein count by about 10 points each day however. Can anyone with better information than me tell me if this is a whole lot? Is it bad, or is it within the boundaries of a lower carb/higher protein diet?
Also, what number do you keep your carb intake under? Most of my carbs come from beans, I think.
P.S. My goal is weight loss.
Edit: The downfall of this app is, it doesn't seem to account for fiber. So it only tells me total carb, not net carb.