The plan is "low-carb" if you mean breads, cereals, potatos, etc. You don't get very many of those - a slice or two of light bread or melba toast a day. (Yeah, I know - melba toast sounds SO friggin appetizing...) However, you get TONS of happy little carbs like green veggies, some fruits and eventually, on about day 11, you do add back in good-for-you carbs like oatmeal and legumes. (Again, these sound as appetizing as melba toast, I know). The thing is, this program totally works. I have tried every stupid diet out there that was even reasonably safe (and some that weren't) and this is the only thing that (a) worked and (b) didn't make me feel like crap.