So I've been thinking about how I want to handle food and carbs this time around. The last time I did it I kept it under 50 grams of carbs (less for net carbs) but I ended up removing 99% of fruit and and most veggies and eating a lot of processed low carb food which, while it did lead to great weight loss, it also led to hair loss and just generally not being very healthy.
This time around I want to focus on health as much as weight loss (well, almost as much ;)) so I don't want to get rid of fruit and healthy, complex carbs (especially when I get back to my tough workouts) and I definitely don't want to do a lot of processed, precooked foods.
I love the idea of eating clean, healthy, homemade food and a lot of nutrients. This leads me to the thought that I may have to up my carbs over 50. I've done a lot of reading and research (surprise) and am still in the middle of a couple of really good books, so 50-100 grams of carbs is considered "liberal" low carb and up to 130 is still a type of low/moderate carb, just not keto (it has to be under 20-50 for that) so I may end up doing some liberal low carb while I figure out what works really well for my body, health and weight loss.
My main goal right now is to get rid of the processed carbs, all the junk and the crap food, and focus on the healthy stuff while still counting and tracking everything. I think I may have to play with the macro numbers for a few weeks, or more, to see where it takes my weight loss while still finding my way to actually being healthy.
I know I feel much, much better on low carb so I am definitely doing a version of it, I just need to figure out what version and it's going to take actual experimentation and trial and error to get to that point but I have time and I am determined to do this right this time around!