Why you need to track your carbs
A low-carb, high-fat diet helps regulate the levels of insulin in the body. Dietitians recommend reducing the intake of carbohydrates to just 20g daily. This will make your metabolism switch to burning fat.
Mostly, avoid foods with high carbohydrates such as sugar and starchy vegetables. For instance, a potato, the medium one, has a total of 50 grams of net carb. There are 4g of net carbs in a teaspoon of sugar.
Why you need to track your calories too
A lot of people just keep track of their carbs and they lose weight easily following a low carb diet. But if you are someone who is somewhat sedentary (desk worker) or you are starting to get older (aren’t we all!) you will find that tracking your carbs AND your calories to be most beneficial to your diet.
When I started back on a low carb diet, I just tracked carbs. And yes the first few weeks saw a 13 lb weight loss then I hit a long stall. How did I break the stall? I started to count not just carbs but calories.
I got MyFitnessPal and I was surprised at my daily calorie intake. Also, my fat and protein were out of wack because I was enjoying a lot of low carb baked goods (these are recommended when you are in stage 2 or 3 of the Atkins diet if you are following that WOE. While I was still in the Induction phase. By tracking what I was eating, I started seeing the weight start to come off again.