I started out with just the Atkins type of low-carb information and that is what I have been doing for the last several months, actually for most of this year. It was working, albeit slowly, but I was also exercising and putting on muscle, which weighs four times as much as fat weighs. Lat month, I got an invitation to what was called an "online Ketogenic summit", which was about a week's worth of speakers explaining about how the ketogenic diet works, and what all conditions it can help. Now that I have more information, I have a much better understanding of how my body processes food, and I intend to expand my food horizons with more recipes that can be made in a healthy, low-carb way , for food that I enjoy eating ; but that is too high-carb, or just plain unhealthy. Since most of the recipes in the regular recipe section are for non-dieters to make and eat, and only a few of us here (at this moment in time) are interested in low-carb; I am starting a thread here that will be a combination of information and also low-carb recipes, and then all of the interested people can read and also add recipes for low-carb food here. Alerting people who might be interested, @Steve North , @Chrissy Page , @Ina I. Wonder , @Lara Moss , @Denise Happyfeet , @Kate Ellery , @Krissttina Isobe , and anyone else I might have missed .