Lifechangers: Carb Lover's Diet

Pasta and bread lovers everywhere are rejoicing, thanks to "The Carb Lover's Diet," written by the editors of Health Magazine; Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth.

The diet helps you stay full longer by filling up on "good" carbs, which include oatmeal, slightly green bananas, whole wheat pasta, brown rice and barley -- Roth says eating them "helps boost your metabolism."

The diet consists of a two parts; the first is the seven-day kick start plan, in which the ladies recommend eating 1,200 calories a day and getting rid of artificial sweeteners and diet drinks. The second is the three-week immersion plan, which allows you to eat more, including wine and dessert.

Kunes explains, "The average weight loss per month would be about 12 pounds. We've had a lot of people who have lost 30, 40, 50 pounds."