When I first started low carb, the elimination of so many "foods" was so daunting I cut 350 to 50. Worked great! Wasn't hungry, lost from 220 to 160. Cruised along that way, sticking with no more than a ten pound gain which I would lose by being "strict" again. Even when I got desperately sick and stressed and let it rise all the way to 100 carbs a day, I didn't gain more than that.
But I did get the most awful autoimmune flare of my life.
Such misery is a huge incentive, and so this time I did it the opposite way. I fasted for three days and then three weeks of beef and Montreal Steak seasoning.
It was great! I felt so much better, so fast, the incentive was very high. And then, I tried foods, one at a time: and found most of what I'd been eating WAS part of the problem. Regardless of carb count.
I have a low tolerance for CARBS, and apparently a low tolerance for certain CLASSES of foods, like fiber, lectins, and nightshade toxins, to add to what I'd already sworn off, like most artificial sweeteners, gluten, grain, and sugar.
If you had told 220 pound me that; I probably would have been twice as shocked