Have a look at the diet I use, Viv's Modified Atkins Diet
, which is a sticky thread at the top of the Low-carb Diet forum on the Board Index. I try to eat below 30g of carb mostly, but do go up to about 70g of carb per day in the winter.
You don't need to go so low, but the diet is a good basic to "bolt-on" additional carbs to the level you wish to eat at. Try to go for "brown" carbs not "white", as Grazer says, and there's no need to worry about natural. unprocessed fats, though you should eat less fat as you eat more carbs.
The diet is based on your body using your fat for fuel instead of carbohydrate (very simplistically!). Unfortunately our bodies can use alcohol for fuel as well, so you'll lose more slowly if you drink
This accounts for me taking 18 months to lose 4 stone this time, instead of 5 stone in 18 months the last time
As Grazer said, losing weight is a side-effect of dieting for my blood glucose this time around, and I'm focused on my meter readings, not my weight, at the moment.
But I do agree - get Christmas over with first!
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Type 2 since April 2010, 3 x 500g Metformin, well controlled by low-carb.