Oh, and as for the low-carb cookbook, I've made several visits to my book store and haven't found an acceptable low-carb cookbook yet. BUT, I have picked up a couple of diabetic magazines that have had some good stuff - information plus recipes. The best book along those lines is "The Complete Nutrition Counter" (A comprehensive Guide to Calories, Protein, Total Fat, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Carbohydrates, Fiber.) It includes name brands, and fast food. It's a Berkley Reference written by Lynn Sonberg.
It's a thick paperback pocketbook and well worth the $7.99.
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard