Don't worry X, apparently we are all either basically the same as drug users or we are genetic abnormalities on this forum. As quad pointed out, many of us have lost weight both with and without carbs. I've done both and to be honest, I'm happier when I'm not low carbing it. Intermittent Fasting so far has been the easiest and most dramatic diet I've done and I used carbs while doing it. And apparently there are only two types of people in the world - fat people and bodybuilders. Nevermind that people went for thousands of years eating carbs without growing fat. Yeah, nevermind that. Anyway, X, you've got my respect. It takes willpower and time to do what you did. The people who can't do it, who can't muster the willpower to actually do something like this, these are the ones who make excuses, such as accusing people like you of only succeeding due to using stuff, or saying that they failed because of such and such in their diet, whatever. Ignore these people. They just want to cut you down in order to make themselves feel better because ultimately they are insecure in themselves.