Re: low carb diet post before
There are a bunch of low carb plans that vary in the number of carbs they permit and which foods that permit at various stages of their programs. The plans are also different about whether they permit/recommend such things as the Adkins bars, products that are reformulated to be low carb, artificial sweeteners, caffeine, etc.
For example, in the initial stages of Adkins, no fruit is permitted. But after the first two weeks, one can add in some fruit (berries are recommended, cantalope, also).
South Beach allows a wide range of foods, fruits included.
It would probably be a good idea to look into some of the plans and see what looks good to you.
However, I do know people who just restricts there carbs to a specific number that works for them (usually somewhere around 100 grams per day) and eat what they want within that framework.
Or you could try just cutting back on high-starch/sugar foods (grains, potatoes and other starchy veggies, etc.), increase low carb veggies, limit fruits at the start (and add in if it has not negative impact on weight loss), and see whether that works.