Don't cut out carbs. "Consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods within and across the food groups, especially whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk or milk products, and lean meats and other protein sources.
Limit the intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, sodium (salt), and alcohol.
Limit caloric intake to meet caloric needs." Go to this website to get an estimate of how many calories you need and from what food groups: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/myplate/index.aspx
at 7:09 PM on May. 20, 2012