I think even for those of us who are not young, ultra-fit men, VLC is not always helpful. I am a mid-30s woman, active but not ridiculously so (3x week Crossfit plus walking with my dogs regularly), and cutting carbs too far created a stall for me and left me feeling like crap. I think I just didn't have as much metabolic damage as some folks. I think that in some of us, eating VLC actually triggers the body to hold onto fat instead of using it.
I think the regulars here know the difference between someone who's eating a normal primal level of carbs and someone who's carbphobic. I cringe when I read about someone wondering if they're going to inflate like a balloon because they ate a bite of their kid's pear that morning.