Atbuc, for what it's worth: I was VLC for about six months, and when I first started eating pototoes and rice again I would crash if I ate even a bit too much. But gradually my response to them improved, and now I can eat big plates of both and just feel good afterwards.
Originally Posted by Artbuc
I believe the crashing was due to impaired insulin sensitivity.
Do you actually have symptoms of hypothyroidism or are you just going by your LDL numbers?
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat