I have started eating low carb, but remove bread, pasta and processed carbs as much as possible but still have a very small quantity of potatoes and loads of vegetables and some fruit. The first week was a massive weight loss now settling down. I have felt more full eating this way, no need to snack between meals.
I read the book The paleo diet for endurance athletes by Cordain and Friel, which I thought made sense, as they recommend eating more carbs after long training sessions. It seems to be important to consider the what, when and how much you eat, I am still eating small quantities of dark chocolate and have a day each week when I eat what I fancy regardless of the carb content.
I can't comment on how it affects training as I have been ill and only just getting back into very gentle training.
Buttercup, I was amazed at how tired I was, take things gently as it is easy to forget just how hard you pushed your body on Sunday.
I may go for a walk this afternoon, once I have made up the hours for work as this morning was spent at the hospital. Diagnosed with Calcium crystals in the shoulder which is the most painful thing for shoulders.