Originally posted by NickB
I keep reading so much good about these but never the bad.
I know there have to be downfalls to these, but, no where can i find anything bad to say about em.
(and by low, i mean 20-30g)
I would check out the book Bodyopus by Dan Duchaine if you can find it. It gives plenty of info and specifics of the diet except for how to find your daily caloric requirements. I have read that another book is good by Lyle Mcdonald. I can't remember the name of the book sorry.
It's a 5 day no carbs 2 day carb up. I have done it a few times. Good results.
Low energy, Crossover into ketosis isn't fun the first week, No carbs!, stinky breath, need fiber, I don't know about cholesterol, but you are burning all the fat you eat for energy, provided you don't over eat, so I don't think it's an issue, I would check with my doctor if you think you have high cholesterol.
Never hungry once in ketosis, Weekends are great for carb ups, It fits into your lifestyle. If you do it right you will lose fat and not much muscle. The diet gets easier the longer you stay with it. Results show up very easy, that's motivation that will take longer on a regular diet.