As a follower of Atkins style plans I have to adhere to the seemingly monotonous mantra 'protein, fat and fibre every meal' and as for desserts - maybe some berries and cream in the future [now and again]- if you were lucky! If you are on a low carb plan for life like me, do not despair! This book will give you hope that you can enjoy healthy low carb food without feeling deprived or restricted. Carolyn has taken all the allowed ingredients and mixed them in a magical way to make for stylish, imaginative, interesting and ultimately fabulous tasting low carb food. In this book Carolyn shares with us her obvious love of creating gorgeous-tasting food [including scrumptious desserts] The book is informative and interesting , with meal plans given for phase 1 [induction], phase 2 and 3[progressive] and the long term phase 4. The meal plans are adaptable and interchangeable and the recipes are easy to follow. This all enables the reader to recreate for themselves the inspirational and wonderful concoctions that the author has devised for us low carb long termers.