My SO and her family became highly anti-carb about a year ago due to prodding by their family doctor and she continuously sends me links to study upon study upon study that shows that both Carbohydrates are bad and Saturated Fats are good, how some china or something study that the FDA basis a lot on has been completely debunked in the medical world, the most recent of which came out a few hours ago: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285915.php
It has indeed had quite a benefit on her and her family’s health, with them not doing any additional exercise, eating what I normally considered unhealthy (lots and lots of meat with odd amounts of cheese and so forth, no wheat, pasta, potatoes, etc…, she has a lot more calories than me a day). Their blood tests keep getting better on this diet than before (in every metric she states and she can supply the before and after numbers if anyone is curious) and they have lost substantial weight (60lbs, not an ounce of exercise and a desk job, which she states she does need to start exercising soon) in the past year and are continuing to do so with no other changes to their lifestyle beyond just going to extremely low carbohydrate input. In addition she states that she feels better, more energy, and it is sustained.
I am curious as to the thoughts of people here about Ketogenic diets. I am still awaiting my first Soylent shipment but she is unwilling to try it due to the high carbohydrates in it and she is looking forward to a ketogenic variant of it, of which she is highly interested in trying. What are the thoughts of people here that have made their own ketogenic variants and are there any purchasable that are recommended? Due to her results that I have been watching over the past year I am quite tempted to attempt low/no-carb myself as well, though I should have my incoming soylent subscription first arriving in January if it is not delayed further.