I'm considering going low carb and have started by cutting out bread. I've pretty much got that nailed now, so the next step will be pasta and potatoes, then I'll go the whole hog. I figure I'm more likely to stick to it if I make incrememntal changes that I have the chance to adapt to.
There is no other way of eating (or diet if you want to call it that) that means you just aren't hungry for quite long periods of time.. It takes time to get your head round it and if you do it properly there is a day or 2 of feeling crap (carb flu) but once you are into it, it's so easy! Food just doesn't have the same hold over me. But the key is to make sure that you have the right food available to you. And I personally still get craving for crap food (and occasionally give in) but there's something about eating low carb which means I just get straight back into the saddle afterwards whereas with other diets I would just give in!
I am a terrible carb fiend and it's really annoying, it just leaves me tired and wanting more. But I haven't really got the patience for rules and weighing and stuff, plus there's the usual juggling of work and small children and DH who's obsessed with bread.
If anyone has any encouraging words of wisdom, inspiration, emergency lunch on the go ideas, and all on a tight shopping budget I'd be really grateful. I don't fancy diabetes but I'm inherently lazy!