Sorry if the title is confusing. I've scoured the sidebar and the search, but can't quite seem to have my question fully answered.
I have begun a low-ish to moderate carbohydrate WOE in the last few weeks. Been calorie counting and eating healthy for 5+ years now and have lost ~50lbs in that time. Previously, my macros looked something like 50% carbs (~125-175 grams, mainly whole foods, fruits, etc) 30% Fat, and 25% Protein. Found that I was constantly hungry and craving sweets, so I wanted to try a low carb diet (possibly transition to a ketogenic diet in the future, after some work trips have passed this upcoming month) to test the waters.
My recent macros have looked more like ~25% - 30% Carbs (~60 net carbs) 50-55% Fat (~60-70g), and 17%-25% ~75g Protein) I've been fuller and more satisfied after eating, and my goal is to experience some mental benefits I've read about, reduce cravings, as well as lose my last 10lbs.
*My question is, with this not being a full keto diet, but rather a "reduced" carb diet, should I be trying to eat more or less fat than this? Is my current macro split counter-productive?
I've been researching around here and have read some claims that if one is eating too much fat and too many carbs at the same time, the storage of fats increases due to still having higher amounts of glycogen(?) fueling their system. Not sure if my split is putting me in this category.
For reference, I am a mainly sedentary, 120lb 5'2 female, mid 20s. Calorie goal is ~1200/day and TDEE is ~1450 Kcals/day. I do 16:8 Intermittent fasting, and have for probably 8+ Months now, and love it.
Bonus question : Is it important to supplement my electrolytes at this stage with additional sodium, etc? Or would that really only be necessary in true ketosis?
I've been at it since the last week of May, so haven't just started. I'm not a fan of bread, pastas etc. anyway, so it's not hard to do for me.
The longer I do this, the more trouble I have eating my allotted calories. I'm on 1407, but I feel full most of the time and I have problems reaching 1000 calories a day now. I've been grabbing a bit of whipped cream as it's easy enough to make and eat, but I'm not sure if not being hungry at all anymore (not even in the morning when I get up) means I'm doing ok with this or if I should be looking at something in my diet.