Eating low carb is an exercise in trade-offs. On one hand, powerful science and millions of success stories attest to the amazing fat loss and health benefits of low carb diets, like Atkins and Protein Power. Indeed, carbohydrate restriction may just be a silver bullet capable of preventing or reversing dozens of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even cancer. On the other hand, cutting carbs kinda sucks! :) Admit it. All our favorite treats are carb-filled: donuts, cakes, piping hot oven fresh bread, etc. These foods are not only scrumptious, but they're also superabundant, cheap and easy to prepare. * Going "low carb" means you may have to give up these cherished foods, perhaps forever. Yikes! * What's more, eating healthy "real" foods, like fresh meat and non-starchy vegetables, can be waaaaay more expensive than eating cheap processed carbage. * Preparing such m ...