I also don't recommend counting carbs. I think that's a bit obsessive and is likely to cause you to burn out. It's a better idea to eat foods that are low carb for a meal or two and just limit carbs in general.
Your weight loss plan needs to be something you can live with for the rest of your life. If you can't live without cake for the rest of your life, it needs to be included in your weight loss plan. The goal of this blog is to teach you how weight loss works, so you can use that knowledge to eat better, without deprivation, to lose weight.
Low carb foods in a nut shell would be meat, cheese, eggs, fats, veggies, and some condiments. Here are some more specific (but not all inclusive) examples:
Meat, cheese, eggs, fats:Butter
Other:*Bran (wheat, oat, etc)
Salad dressing (most)
Sugar free Jell-o
Limit:Eat in limited amounts when eating low carb meals:
Not so low exclusions:Corn
*Their carbs are mostly unusable due to their fiber content.
What are carbs?
Another Low Carb Food List