Originally Posted by Buck
When I went to the doc he gave me a clean bill of health and said my thyroid was okay.
I'm wondering if age has anything to do with it.
Don't you have gluten-allergies too? Could your problems with zero Carb possibly be elated to some inherent issue with that sensitivity?
Maybe. I've always had a hard time getting keto adapted. It takes me a long time to get over the carb flu when going low carb.
However, the studies back up what I said. VLC mimics starvation so it isn't surprising that your body would react to VLC as it would starvation (slowing the metabolism). Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be a permanent adaptation, so refeeds and diet breaks are useful to overcome the problem.
I was very active in the ZC and VLC communities and knew quite a few people, both young and older, that had the same kind of reaction to long term VLC. I also knew a lot of people that seemed to take to it well over the long term, so it seems highly individualistic.
I'm not bashing it. It worked great for me for quick weight loss; I just can't stay on it long term.