Sorry but I have to offer my 2 cents. The essence of the slow-carb diet is sensible: focus on low GI carbs like basmati rice, lentils, oatmeal, rather than white bread and pasta. However, following this diet to the letter is unnecessary. Timing protein intake in particular is unnecessary. So is avoiding dairy. Too much protein has been shown to lead to reduced kidney function (one of those things that comes back to haunt you in your 40s and 50s after mega-dosing in your 20s and 30s). Dairy consumption, on the contrary, has been linked to improved fat-loss (when total calories are fixed, high dairy content is linked to enhanced fat loss).