An amazing thing is happening actually. I am not losing any strength at all. In fact, I am making new personal records in the gym. But the change in my body is the biggest thing I'm noticing. My muscle bellies are staying full and hard because on my workout days I eat 200g of carbs and on rest days I eat 140g. So I am not deprived of the wonderful energy giving foods, yet I am dropping body fat. And guess what? This week I have dropped cardio completely and I'm still losing weight!
All in all I am loving IF and what it is doing to my physique. I never feel deprived. Some days I actually struggle to get in all my calories which is a nice change from running out of allocated calories by 5pm and still being hungry like I was when eating 7 small meals per day.
I will update you again as the weeks go on.