My mom follows a diabetic diet and my sister lost a bunch of her extra college weight through South Beach. They both swear by the low carb approach. I personally don't think cutting any food group is a good idea. So I don't believe in the first two weeks of the South Beach diet.
And on Weight Watchers, there's no real need to cut out a food group. But maybe cutting back on carbs, just every once and a while, isn't such a bad idea. Might even save a few points here and there.
For most meals, I plan dish with protein, vegetables, and a whole grain. But last night, we at Herb-Crusted Salmon with Spinach Salad.. a dinner without a grain side dish.. and I wasn't starving afterwards.
And it was delicious, too.
What do you think about a low-carb approach?