7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A lower-carb, not no-carb, regime,
This review is from: The Vegetarian Low-Carb Diet: The fast, no-hunger weightloss diet for vegetarians (Paperback)
Rose Elliot's book offers vegetarians workable suggestions for pursuing the normally meat-and-fish rich low-carb diet (sometimes referred to as the `Atkins diet'). With this difficult objective she mainly succeeds, though lacto-oval vegetarians will have an easier time than vegans.
Most of the recipes are reduced-carb rather than no-carb, but this diet does lead to weight-loss if you stick with it. Within the constraints of what's possible the author does a pretty good job, though your options are still limited - and BTW you had better like tofu.
Unwanted body weight comes from a diet heavy in high-carb-index sugars and grains over a long period, and the book scores highly in suggesting intelligent and imaginative substitution of these foods with some lower-carb alternatives.