I'll have to google the Idiot Proof Diet. The South Beach Diet isn't against fat - in fact, with the SBD it's recommended to eat fat with carbohydrates because fats slow the conversion into sugars down. So if you eat a piece of bread, it will spike your sugar, but if you eat bread with some butter on it, it will be a more gradual conversion to sugar, so your sugar levels won't get as high. But they do recommend things like low-fat vs regular cheeses. It's been about 4 yrs since I read the book - I should probably read it again to refresh (and inspire) myself.
Watching CDWM, I've never bothered to look up a recipe. Mostly I like the people watching - seeing a diverse group of people, some of whom are a bit quirky - and how they interact with each other. I like it best when they all get along and like each other despite their different backgrounds.
We didn't make it to your part of the country - I wish I had had more time (and money!) - every place we visited was lovely.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140