I decided to look into many other low carb diets, to see if anything else will be a little veggie friendly, and less animal fat consuming. I have to say after 4 weeks of forcing myself to eat creamy and buttery foods I am getting a little burned out. So far the Paleo diet, South Beach, and GI diet (I know it's not really LC, just the 1st phase is) looks a bit more friendly for those that aren't into consuming a lot of fat and not enough veggies.
I looked into the GI diet since I have some friends here who are doing it. It's a bit confusing when you read the information online on how you're supposed to do the diet. So I went over to the local library and picked up a Swedish book on the GI diet, a recipe book, and using a 3 phase method. The book explained alot, and how people lose weight doing GI diet. But it looks like to kickstart that fat burning process in Phase 1 they do a similar thing to LCHF for the first month or longer if needed. Then in Phase 2 they start to introduce some low GI foods into the diet, and cut out alot of fat, you can still lose weight in this process from 0 - 1 lbs a week. Then in Phase 3 it goes completely GI, and how it helps maintain the bodyweight you worked hard to get.
The Phase 1 part is not as strict as LCHF's weight losing phase of 20g and under carbs a day. They allow up to 20-30g carbs a day. Seems they allow a bit more veggies and nuts into the weightlosing Phase 1 compared to LCHF's weightlosing 20g a day. One of the books says that if you follow their 30 day menu you can lose up to 5kg in 4 weeks. Really interesting and every meal has a net carb count next to it. I don't see much of a difference from LCHF and Phase 1 of GI diet, since the recipes are still low carb and high in fat, but from things like fishes
Books I'm reading about GI diet:
GI i Praktiken (GI in Practice) by: Ola Lauritzson - it has a 3 Phase program with menus and recipes for each phase.
GI Dag för Dag (GI Day for Day) by: Ola Lauritzson & Ulrika Davidsson - a book on how to lose up to 5kg in 4 weeks doing their Phase 1 and 2 GI diet.
Klaras GI-Mat (Klara's GI Food) by: Klara Desser - a recipe book for Low GI eating/lifestyle