Before 2009, I had some years where I did not eat 1 serving of fruit or vegetable in the entire 365 days. In the years I did, it was corn. Since switching to low carb, I have actually upped them considerably. I get over 5 servings easily, and most days 8-10.
My problem now is that as I start to up carbs, I am eating too many servings, especially fruit.
I added in 3-4 servings of vegetable, and started eating a fruit daily ( not counting tomatoes ). I have been losing well for a few weeks. However last week, I had some cravings, and cheated. I attributed this to boredom, even though I was around 80 grams of carbs. I was losing, which is usually the sign that I am doing okay. Things were awesome! I was eating 80 grams and losing!
While it took me longer to start gaining, slowly, since last Friday, and then another cheat on Tuesday night ( 4 am ), I finally admitted to myself I am too high on carbs to stop cravings, and lose weight. I have learned something. I jumped up too high ( doubled ) in carbs, and wasn't even paying attention, since it was all " good " carbs, and learned that I can lose weight eating more carbs, but not that many.
I cut back to a more reasonable ( to me ) level, and have already lost 1/2 of the 7 lbs I gained. I do think that I will be able to eat over 50 g a day and lose, just not 80. I may have to limit fruit more. Overall though, it wasn't a disaster because it wasn't Burger King, but plums, and veggies. While I gained weight, and got the munchies, I didn't satisfy that with pizza, but more fruits/ veggies...lol. So getting back on track wasn't having to start all over. I just cut my carbs on Wednesday, and am eating normal again.
What is interesting is that I now view fruit as my dessert, and cheating with sweets would be having a banana now. As someone who struggled to have 12 servings a year, it is funny to now struggle to limit myself to less than 12 a day.