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Okay, sounds like a come-on, right? One of those stupid infomercial pitches?

Well, I'm here to tell you that I've done it, still doing it, and it's easy.

How? Well, a friend of mine has written this book of recipes, detailing how to go on a low-carb diet. It's similar, but not identical, to the Atkins diet.

I was getting really heavy and knew I had to do something. In talking to people who had done this, they said, "Your clothes will feel loose in two days. I said, "Yeah, right."

I started after Thanksgiving. Know what? They were right. Clothes started to feel loose in two days.

After two months I have lost almost thirty pounds, I feel much better, I've lost at least two inches off my waist.

What I've cut out is: most bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and most importantly, almost all refined sugar. That last is the key; I've found once you do that, your body stops craving the sugar and following this regimen actually becomes easier.

I'd recommend this for anyone wanting to lose weight, with the caveat that if you are diabetic, you should check with your doctor because cutting that much sugar (if you eat a lot of it) out of your diet can wreak havoc on your blood sugar.

Good luck!