The threads lately that have been bugging me go like this:
1) I tried VLC and it sucked. I didn't lose any weight.
2) Granted I did cheat a bit <a bunch> and binge once in a while<all the time>.
3) I also was eating a gazillion calories a day of fat.
4) So, since I didn't lose weight, VLC officially sucks.
And then everybody else piles on with the same rumors and outright nonsense about VLC making your hair fall out and your penis drop dead.
No, VLC is not right for everyone and some people really do much better with more carbs but it never made anyone's hair fall out. If someone already had a thyroid condition, it could make the symptoms worse but it would not be the root cause. Most of the cases of falling hair etc. are from people taking things to those extremes in terms of sheer malnutrition , lack of adequate calories and/or specific nutrients missing (like when you are living on all butter). Also there are some cases of toxicity caused by overcompensating for not eating real food by scarfing down handfuls of supplements.
But how many newbies have now been convinced of the "perils" of reducing their carbs? I agree that being afraid to take a bite of fruit is not good but this kind of fear mongering is not good either.
Eat real food and read the flipping book already.