Awesome stuff guys! Definitely alot to think about. This really came out of the observation that I was Paleo/IF during the week and high-ish carb (read, beer and going out with friends) on the weekends. I am in college lol. The thing is that I was feeling and performing better just as you said.
I will open the IF window progressively the next couple weeks and increase the KCALs see what happens...