One of the wonderful ladies here, whom I cannot thank enough, suggested a book called Living the Low Carb Life by Jonny Bowden. I got the book from the library this week. I love it!
Not only does the book explain how low carb works but why low carb works for some and why others don't need it. While there are people out there who can cut their calories and exercise and lose weight, I am not one of them. And although I personally don't think you should have to explain your way of living, this book will help you understand and ultimately explain this way of life, why it is not dangerous
and is actually more natural than vegetarianism.
I really think this book should be required reading for anyone living or considering starting a low carb life. It is especially useful to someone who has not decided on a specific plan because he rates 14 low carb plans.
I plan on buying this book for myself.