You do need carbohydrates for your body to function properly, so be sure not to cut them out completely. Instead focus more on choosing complex carbohydrates over simple refined carbs. I think increasing your protein will also help! Here's a great site that tells you all about carbohydrates and what ones to eat, and what ones to avoid! http://howtothinkthin.com/instincts2.htm
Hope this helps!
Hi Myrna, I'm Jenny (Registered Dietitian)
Studies actually show low carb diets are extremely effective for weight loss, diabetes management, decreasing triglycerides and cholesterol levels. If you have weight to lose, you'll significantly decrease your risk of disease simply by losing the weight and if a low carb diet gets you there, it's doing your body good. That said, there are ways to tweak the diet to make it healthier. For instance try swapping unsaturated fats (found in plant products and fatty fish) for saturated fats. Only get lean cuts of meat, uncured/nitrate free cold cuts, turkey bacon, etc. If you need more suggestions or info connect with me I'm happy to help!
I am actually trying a low carb diet right now. It consists of eating a ton of meat, salad, grapefruits, eggs, and some veggies. There is not much that you can eat and I am already getting sick of it, and I have only been one it for about a week and a half. It is working and I have lost a little weight, but I don't think this would be a good diet long term. Other people have told me that when they go off of low carb diets they typically gain the weight back. I really want to be a healthier person, so after I have lost the weight I want to lose, I will start eating some carbs again in moderation, and keep sugar to a minimum. I really want to keep the weight off after I lose it.