I do a pretty strict programme of carb-depletion. My intake is extremely low for as long as ten days in a row sometimes. It fosters the inevitable lethargic feeling as anyone will warn you about, but gets results. So far this month I've been a little loose with the fat intake, but I make a point to avoid the carb "heavy hitters" all the same; bread, rice, potatoes and sugars. No idea about my calorie intake as I always found that demotivated me over time. Compounding dieting with a bunch of number crunching was never a productive programme for me. So I concentrate on cutting aggressively on carbs and sugars and being sensible with my potion sizes, and eating very lightly at dinner time. Works for me. How're you going?