These low carb diet plans are the best of the ketogenic diet plans offered on the market, in my opinion. The books associated with each diet are easy to read, informative and based on sound scientific research and extensive clinical experience.
Summary: The Atkins diet is by far the most famous ketogenic diet. The diet was developed by the late Robert C. Atkins, M.D. in the late 1980s, and it is a classic ketogenic diet. Carbs are very low at the beginning to induce ketosis, and the consumption of saturated fats and leafy green vegetables is encouraged.
The newest book, (New Atkins for a New You) includes some really solid research references, as the authors (Jeff Volek, Eric Westman and Steve Phinney) are doing the cutting edge research on the effects of low carb diets.
Summary: The Protein Power Diet was created by Drs Michael and Mary Dan Eades. The diet is based on our genetic ties to paleolithic man, and proposes that the healthiest human diet is one which most closely follows what paleolithic man would have eaten.
Summary: The Diabetes Diet is a low carb, ketogenic diet designed by Richard Bernstein, MD. The diet is based on real life experience, and is supported by current research.
Dr. Bernstein's diet is a strict ketogenic diet, and is based on controlling carbs at each meal. Meals focus on the consumption of healthy fats, protein such as meat, poultry and seafood, and non starchy vegetables.
General Information on Ketogenic Low Carb Diets
If you are interested in learning more about the science behind the efficacy of these low carb diet plans, I encourage you check out the Nutrition and Metabolism Society's website and the Nutrition journal.
In addition, I highly recommend that you also read Dr. Volek and Dr. Phinney's newest book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable