They have done studies on Atkins. They haven't found what your anecdotal conjecture tells you from your reading of dozens of complaint threads over the years that involve many different variables. But YMMV. I'm sure following your n=1 you will someday achieve perfection of body, mind, and spirit.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
I think the jury is still out on whether long fasts are beneficial to women.
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I agree that everyones case is individual and i dont blame all problems on lack of carbs. But even you cant disagree with the amount of problems people have with longterm ketosis with zero refeeds. Sure there will be problems with not enough calories, too much protein and or pUFA. But the common theme is carbs or lack there of.
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I disagree. I think that the most common diet in the US is low fat, high carb, lots of cardio and there are enough fat women running every day and eating low fat, low calorie diets to prove that lowers your metabolism too.it would seem that a low fat, high carb diet does not produce the same metabolic lowering effects as the opposite
I think the reality is that FAT loss is slow, and no amount of starving yourself be it through ketosis or low fat is going to make it faster. The only solution is eating a generally healthy diet and being patient.