I had a slice of key lime pie.
It was the smallest one I could get out of the tin. The next day I was up a pound and my overall calories were still way down that day and the day before. Something had happened that was stressful and I'd completely lost my appetite. So definitely carbs are a thing for me.
Noticed with the low carb thing: my ankles rarely swell anymore. Course I am not sure I'm getting as much sodium as I used to. That might be bad for my sodium count. I don't know how all this is affecting BP, BS, sodium levels and it appears chloride now as well, and my cholesterol numbers. It will be a while till I find that out.
RRose, that's approx 7 lbs a month, very very good!
LadyM, since you seem pretty set on how you're eating, I'd ask myself if the OE is helping with the mental thought processes that keep you on track. You could always try it without and go back if you sense a problem.
I find tracking calories tiresome. I wish I didn't have to do it. But for me it doesn't work if I don't do that. Right now I'm sitting around a lot with my hand so I have time to do this. Usually it is a chore.