I totally understand peoples' reluctance to seriously consider LC/keto/banting/paleo etc., and think is is faddish. It took me months to finally come around to agreeing with myself to try it for a month. I could not imagine being able to cope without carbs and in particular what exactly I would use to 'lift my low mood and dull the anxiety that seemed to dog me". After reading "Why we get fat" I knew I had to give it a try, the rest is history.
I don't talk about what I do unless someone asks me and when I say I limit carbs to veggies and cook with animal fats, olive oils etc., they recoil with horror at the thought of not being able to "have bread, cakes, pasta" etc. I smile and move on.
There are many different ways of eating and surely there's room for them all. What I would really like is for our preferred 'diets' to be accepted as another choice for people to be able to learn about through their GP or dietitian, particularly if they present with any of the metabolic diseases. It might be that they prefer to use medication to relieve symptoms but I bet a good number would consider diet as a way of doing this too. I heard of Christine Croneu's difficulties on facebook recently after being targeted by the same group who hate Pete Evans and target him. This level of hatred is not normal and rather scary actually. It seems way out of proportion to what is just a slightly different way of eating that includes fats and limits carbs. Why are they so afraid of fat?
For me, I realised quite quickly that I was absolutely at home with this WOE, it suited me perfectly and what do I use to lift my low mood/anxiety issues? Well, I don't actually have them any more. This is a side effect I wasn't expecting, but wonderful all the same. I reckon it is something to do with stable blood sugars and no extreme highs and crashing lows any more.
As well as losing a lot of excess body fat and weight, my skin is clear, I sleep beautifully, don't snore, no aches and pains in joints any more, can stride about rather than shuffling slowly, run up stairs rather than grabbing hold of railings and pulling myself up, no laboured breathing, no heartburn, its wonderfuI. I still have issues with constipation and these are long standing and to do with other issues. I had hoped this would also be solved but it isn't as yet. I live with it.
I just wish for people like me who are currently struggling to succeed on low fat diets could be educated about this way of eating so they could have a choice.