Yes, I think it’s surprisingly bad for so many people, I’ve read zillion quite bad stories…
But I am actually glad that my body made its choice (more like realized what is good for it) and complains if I eat unwell. I find my case pretty good as I can’t go back to high-carb, can’t eat moderate-carb for longer term but I don’t start dying if I eat a piece of carby stuff or two or twenty… Well it depends, my body has problems with the lactose+added sugar combo. But I still don’t get actual pain easily.
It’s normal we handle sugar less well but some people show extreme symptoms even if they don’t eat half a big cake (that would kick out normal people too but for some reason, certain ketoers just “have to” eat a ton of sugar when they decide to go off keto…), I mean, they don’t even eat a proper slice, just some more carbs.
We change. When I was a kid, I could eat anything in nearly any amount, I really could eat (some summer breakfast started with a pound of bread, twice as much milk, some white bacon, vegetables, butter and whatever I had and wanted. My appetite was pretty good 3 hours later at lunch - of course, I needed my protein - and I felt fine and healthy).
Then I lowered my carbs, cut out more and more food groups and my body got choosier and choosier. About my carb intake, my food choices… I can have some carbier food but moderation is very important. It’s fine, I don’t even want to eat much even from the most tempting carby food. Usually. I had a weakness towards homemade cakes. I think I am mostly cured now… And it’s fine. It’s better. I am more free even if my diet is more restricted if we look at it at some angle. I eat whatever I want from my own viewpoint. I don’t want carbs galore. So we want different things. I am happy with my own case and hopefully your body is tolerant enough for your wishes - or you will change my mind, maybe.
Real social necessities must be very rare for most of us. One can moderately easily handle almost all situations if they want.
But I don’t want to start dying if I find myself in a situation when I can’t choose my food well. It’s almost sure I never will face that but who knows? I can expect my own body to handle a worse food situation. Some unpleasantness would happen, fine but survival without much suffering (unless if I had to starve for longer term), I totally expect that. I had some carbier times and I can make the educated guess that I could function okay on more carbs after my body realizes I can’t change my diet and my severe carb poisoning goes away. Maybe I would feel as in my high-carb past (with a more sensitive body, I mean, I would feel okay but I would notice subtle warnings I didn’t before my low-carb years). But it would be never right, I would miss what I have on low-carb and especially extreme low-carb.