Substance: High-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet plan. Depends on a schedule of protein "shakes" (2 weeks shock) followed by very low carb meals (2 weeks transition), then some carbs in maintenance meals (2 weeks stabilization). Recipes OK. No breads, rice, pasta, etc. Specifies 12 grams starches maximum; 20 maximum effective net grams carbohydrates (but I can't remember where that is defined)NOTES: p. 40: importance of waist to hip ratio.p. 55: Prescribes some medical and blood tests before beginning. p. 88: Explains how to measure subcutaneous vs visceral fat in the belly.p. 152: food lists, fruits and vegetables.