Apparently my Anglophilia extends to reading diet books written by chatty middle-aged Brits, provided I see same on the NEW shelf at the library. I can't figure myself out sometimes. Disclaimer: I am not a dieter, nor do I intend to be. The tone of the book was convinced and evangelical regarding the Low Carb Way. The authors are also more than passing fond of stranglingly tight control knickers, the mere thought of which gives me the heebie-jeebies. That being said, I read the whole book. More for the chatty, girlfriendly tone than for the unsupported nutritional assertions.