This article argues that "Women are generally better at counting calories and men are more effective at restricting food groups."
I don't know if I agree. But I've found that I feel great on IF + Paleo. It's also opened up my morning to make me much more productive. I would also add that if you throw some meat, celery, onion, & sweet potato in a slow cooker every morning, this becomes the most cost/time/health effective way to eat I have ever tried. And I've tried a lot, but will keep experimenting.