Well, the simple fact is a fact. Smaller inputs (carbs) means smaller potential for mistakes; it is a simple equation.
I don’t personally think low or no carb. I tolerate non-starch veggies, and eat them without counting or limitation.
This is not hard to figure out. And i understand parents not wanting to place such restrictions on their kids. As well as teens not wanting to live with restrictions in general in life. As adults, it is up to the person, however.
I chose to eliminate starch vegetables, rice and pasta. Eliminated as all forms of “sugar” meaning white, brown, pancake syrup, maple syrup, Karo, agave, honey, etc. Etc. Eliminated fruit juices and candy and sugared “deserts.” Eliminated legumes (but see peanut butter, below). Many of these things I didn’t consume much of to begin with (rice, fruit juice = none) so it wasn’t hard.
Heavily restricted fruits (1/2-3/4c berries once or twice, at most, per week). Same for grains (1 slice of bread, OR 1/2c nothing added old fashion oats, OR 1 piece lo-carb flat wrap, once or twice per week, at most) and legumes (peanut butter, all natural, NSA once or twice per week, at most).