If you want to keep losing weight on your low carb diet, you’ve got to avoid calorie bombs. At some point, calories count. You’ll lose weight about twice as fast, eating 1500 calories of protein and fat a day, compared to eating 1500 calories of carbohydrate. But if you eat too many calories, you won’t lose any weight. A slab of ribs from outback is 3000 calories. A 4 ounce bag of nuts from the gas station is 600 calories. IHOP doesn’t sell an omelet with less than 1200 calories. California Pizza Kitchen has half a dozen salads with more than 2500 calories. If you want to lose weight on your low carb diet, consistently enough to make the carbohydrate deprivation worthwhile, you’ve got to keep your calories under 1500 a day. Under 1000 a day is even better.