[And by diet, I mean eating plan, not a "I have to lose 5 pounds" diet]
I keep thinking about this thread, which has evolved into a kind of discussion about low fat versus low carb diets.
In order not to sidetrack the original thread, I wanted to start a new one.
Wallycat gave some great information on her low-carb diet. I think, correct me if I'm wrong, that you adopted that diet to counteract your hypoglycemic tendencies? Or did you also want to lose weight and/or bring down cholesterol or BP?
I definitely think that eating a lot of simple sugars is not good. But I still have the mindset that having WW pasta with a veggie sauce would still be an okay diet. I find it hard to think that chickpeas or black beans have no place in a low-carb diet, for example.
So what is your experience with either of these diets? My personal goal is to eat for long term heart health. I am at a good weight now, and my numbers are good, so it is hard for me, with no obvious incentives, to change my diet. I think I eat pretty good, as far as a traditional heart-healthy diet, although I do eat too many simple carbs.
My DH is on the Paleo diet, to lose weight. He does pretty well on it and doesn't really miss carbs except for the occasional pizza. If I could I would make a pasta with some kind of sauteed spinach/cannellini bean/mozzarella cheese concoction for dinner every night because I find that creative (to use up wwhat's in the fridge), I enjoy it and my kids will eat it!
So what can you tell me about your diet? Do you eat to maintain heart health, lose weight, etc? Low fat? Vegan? Low carb? Flexitarian?