Stay away from low carbohydrate specialty foods and low carb diet books, if you want to lose weight. Low carb cookies, cakes, crackers, etc. – all take your calories to stupid and stop weight loss. Ditto all the low carb cook books. You absolutely, positively cannot freely feed on protein and fat and expect to lose weight. Most of the low carb recipes contain more calories than the high carb version of the same food. This is because low carb recipes substitute fat calories (9 calories per gram) for carbohydrate calories (4 calories per gram), so the end result is usually a very high calorie nightmare. Low carb cookies use almond or coconut meal instead of wheat flour, and can contain twice as many calories. Low carb ice cream contains heavy whipping cream, and also can contain twice the calories of low fat ice cream. There’s a reason most of the low carb stores have gone out of business, and even Atkins Nutritionals went into bankruptcy. Low carb treats stop weight loss.