I am on a low-carb plan that I have worked into through trial and error, and just watching and observing what works for me. I think that each person has different requirements for a diet that works for them, and there seems to be all kinds of diet plans out there that all work for somebody. When I had the heart procedure, I wanted to help my body heal, and I started eating an anti-inflammatory diet, either eliminating or greatly reducing my consumption of all inflammatory foods. This was basically the Paleo Diet, which also happens to eliminate the foods that are inflammatory. I was feeling better; but still not losing any weight, and , in fact started gaining weight. This turned out to be because I had been taken off of Amioderone since my heart was no longer in a-fib. Amioderone is chuck-full of iodine, which helps stabilize heart rhythm , and also regulates the thyroid. When I stopped the Amioderone, I then became iodine-deficient, and thus, low-thyroid. Now, I take Armour thyroid , plus iodine supplements and thyroid supplements, and I am starting to lose the weight that I gained when the thyroid went whacky. I discovered that I have all of the symptoms of carbohydrate addiction. If I stay away from sugars and other refined carbs; I do not crave them; but if I eat them, then I can't get enough. So, I modified the Paleo Diet to include less fruit, and more veggies, and when I do that, I have energy, nothing aches, and I feel great. It is somewhere between Paleo and Atkins Diet. I have been indulging over the holidays; but I know that this was just a temporary setback. I didn't gain any weight; but I didn't lose any either. But still......... Life is for enjoyment, too, at least up to a certain extent. Bobby and I are going to the fitness center several times a week and I swim and exercise for an hour; and I can feel that my muscles are toning up again, which makes me happy. Since muscles weigh four times as much as fat does; part of the weight is fat turning into muscle, and it will eventually start moving back in the right direction again.