My experience, too, although I wasn't near death. Just incredibly messed up for a person who wasn't super obese or diabetic. The ketogenic thing brought me back to health so that I can eat a paleo/primal diet that is carb agnostic. I don't do a lot of carbs mostly because there's only so much food I can eat in a day. None of it would have worked without the ketogenic phase, of this I'm certain. But not everybody is me, and not everybody is messed up the way I was.
Originally Posted by jfrendek
Still, I see Atkins as a weight loss plan and paleo/primal as a life plan. You can add low carb to primal if you want, or not if you want, but primal is a plan for life. I have no intention of going off it. There's no reason to. It's not a restriction diet.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.