I know what you're going through. I have posted my recent revelation regarding fructose which is prevalent in our modern diet in table sugar (50% fructose and 50% sucrose), almost ALL fruit juices, and the invasively pervasive high fructose corn syrup (known as HFCS)
Well.... A recently published book called, 'The Sugar Fix' by Dr. Richard Johnson, M.D. reveals lots of historical, current, and ongoing research which seems to indicate that fructose is the big culprit. Sure, Atkins works, but who wants a life with no carbs? Not me! Now I'm finding that it sure looks like Atkins threw the baby out with the bathwater. Looks like people would do just as well, and without the carb cravings, if they only eliminated fructose from their life.
HFCS got a big big push in the 1970's and has been with us ever since because it is very sweet and very cheap. What does this mean to me? Sweet potatoes with butter - non-fattening. Sweet potatoes with butter and sugar - fattening. And so on.
I'm betting that you'll be surprised with how much your life improves if you can keep carbs in your life and just eliminate most of the fructose.
HFCS is heavily implicated with obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease, headaches, ADHD, cardiovalcular disease, and more. I've only just started the SLD, but am now also avoiding HFCS as much as I can and this seems to supercharge my efforts without hunger, without discipline, without spending a lot of money.
And there are alternatives to table sugar such as Splenda, Stevia, Xylitol, Blue Agave, and Brown Rice Syrup all of which have no fructose.