To reach this goal, I'm using an online tool, FatSecret.com (free), to plan and log my food for the day. I spent some time last week figuring out ratios and grams. I'm trying to keep my carbs under 100 grams and protein intake around 120 - 125 grams while keeping my fat as high as possible. (Yes, I guess you can say I'm on a high-fat diet. I've tried high protein and it's just not as satisfying nor "appetite controlling" as when I'm eating more fat.)
I think of this as "retraining" my brain to make the right food choices in regards to carbs. Also, it's helped to reel in my mindless eating at night - usually I'm starving at night and can't stay out of the fridge. Who knew it was because I wasn't eating enough throughout the day so by night time my body was telling me to eat, eat, eat! Now, I have a bedtime snack (apple and peanut butter) and that's it....and surprisingly, I'm quite happy. Gee, what a surprise!
Anyway, I wanted to share with you a couple screenshots from my daily food log on FatSecret:
This is yesterday's ratio chart - Carb vs Fat vs Protein:
Here is the "grams" breakdown for the same day: