I have read South Beach and also checked out the Atkins web page (they have a crab counter that was a nice reference for thinking about the foods I like to eat). I don't eat any meat or eggs, and I won't eat artifical sweeteners, but I do eat a low-carb diet. I eat homemade granola for breakfast (made with oats, canola oil, Maple syrup, and nuts) most mornings, I eat lots of veggie burgers, green beans, califlower, broc, zukes, asparagas, lettuce, collards, kale, chard, etc. I also eat cheese and beans, nuts, nut butters, some yogurt (sweetened with maple syrup), and some fruit, especially berries now that they are more in season. I work out 3-4 times every week and I started making these changes to my diet in mid-Feb. I have lost about 30 pounds since then (and I regularly eat other things like a pizza on a date night or an ice cream at the park with my son - not all the time, but enough).
Megan Davidson, Labor & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Anthropologist, Mom to August (9) and Clay (4), Partner to Shawn.