Ditto all the good advice so far. Read all you can from the various low carb plans. The websites are great. If you haven't gotten the news yet, there's a webcast conference coming up beginning on Sunday that's free - all you have to do is register at
Many of the "gurus" in the field will be speaking, and it should be full of great information.
This is a great lifestyle. Don't think of it as a "diet", because it's more than that. What most proponents will suggest is that you adopt it completely for 30 days; see what changes occur in your health and decide then how you're going to proceed. This isn't something they recommend "easing into". You have to make a metabolic conversion. I've seen some posts on various sites that this conversion can make you feel not-so-great while you're at it ... and people quit because of that. But it doesn't last long, and when you're through that part it will give you lots of "feelgood" rewards in addition to better health.
It really does work. My endocrinologist has me on his version, and I've lost over a whole person in weight since I started. It's been a long road, but it's purely nutritional - no surgery or other intervention. I feel so much better, too! It's healthy. It's the way our bodies understand food and metabolism.
We're glad you're here! You'll find great support and help here. Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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