This diet is not about eating only salad and meat. This is not a "no-carb" diet. If you expect to be successful at weight loss and want to stay out of the hospital due to malnutrition. Read the book or read most of the website. There is no substitution. I'm sick of hearing about people in the news who had severe health issues and blaming it on "following Atkins" while they were eating 6 bunless cheeseburgers for lunch, a steak for dinner, and bacon everyday for breakfast.