Hello, and welcome to the team!
Many of the low-carb / Paleo / Primal plans restrict dairy to one degree or another. I think you can work that into your own personal version fairly smoothly.
Be assured, you'll see plenty of "response" here! We're pretty friendly and love to help newcomers and to share our experiences. It's a learning experience for all of us.
My first suggestion is to read all you can find on low carb. One good resource that's been suggested is "Why We Get Fat". Mark'sDailyApple website is also a great resource. Once you have a good idea what the lifestyle is about, you can make a choice as to what plan to adopt while you convert to the new diet. It helps to have some structure while you work it out. Then it's all about modifying to your own unique metabolism.
The one I keep hearing is the New Atkins, I think because it seems to be the one most people understand the easiest and it's got good structure. I'm not on a particular diet, other than low-carb, and that was recommended / prescribed to us by our endocrinologist, so we're on a basically compiled low-carb diet. It's worked really well for me; still is.
And please ask us when you want clarifications or personal insights. We're glad to comply!
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they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
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