Johnny, one of the best quick overviews of all-things-low-carb is over at About.com: lowcarbdiets.about.com
The leader, Laura Dolson, is very knowledgable and writes really clearly. If you're not on a particular plan you can read through some highlights of the different varieties. Most people here start off with Atkins, but there are a lot of Paleo/Primal followers, a good number of South Beachers, some folks follow Dr. Bernstein's diabetic diet, and a lot of us do our own thing and gravitate towards the eating style that suits us long-term.
The best primer book for low carb is Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. An exceptional read!
Are you particularly into athletics? You might also want to look into Phinney and Volek's book, The Art and Science of Low Carb Performance.
As for what we do? Mostly we're here for support and to give support. In case you hadn't noticed, there's a TON of misinformation out there about low carb ways of life (this is NOT a "diet" team), and there's also a TON of temptation! So we basically come here to stay sane!
I decided to LOSE weight and now my pants are LOOSE.
The EFFECT did not AFFECT my desire to LOSE more.
| current weight: 198.0