Got hit on by nerdy girls.
When did Tumblr fangirls get old enough to drink?
It’s not optimal. It works, but it’s inferior to a regular more balanced diet at equivalent caloric restriction, and even inferior when compared to other low-carb diets. Here’s some sources for the keto fanboys who are gonna jump on me for this:
Ketogenic Low-Carbohydrate (KLC) and Non Ketogenic Low-Carbohydrate diets were equally effective in reducing body weight and insulin resistance, but the KLC diet was associated with several adverse metabolic and emotional effects. The use of ketogenic diets for weight loss is not warranted.
Body-weight loss and weight-maintenance depends on the high-protein, but not on the ‘low-carb’ component of the diet, while it is unrelated to the concomitant fat-content of the diet.
Under planned isoenergetic conditions, as expected, both dietary patterns (Low Carb vs Low Fat) resulted in similar weight loss and changes in body composition. The LC diet may offer clinical benefits to obese persons with insulin resistance. However, the increase in LDL cholesterol with the LC diet suggests that this measure should be monitored.