I think a low carb diet can be good, as long as it's not a no carb diet! We need those good carbs for energy and brain function! Low carb doesn't work for me. I find the problem to be that I can't cut carbs forever and as soon as I start eating them again the weight all comes back! My plan is to eat a balanced diet and watch my calories. I don't plan to deprive myself of anything, just have very moderate portions. That combined with exercise exercise exercise and I think I can reach my goal!