If you’re not losing weight fast enough, your biggest mistake on a low carb diet, is that you are probably eating way too much. IHOP doesn’t sell an omelet with less than 1200 calories. A slab of ribs from Outback is 3000 calories, ditto some of the steaks from Morton’s and Ruth’s Chris. You can be served 400-600 calories of dressing on your salad, not counting the 300 calories of cheese and 300 calories of bacon. If you’re eating out, order shell fish. 20-30 calories per ounce is better than 80-100 calories per ounce fatty cow or piggy.