I am on my second day of a VLC diet. I do feel more calm, so my emotions are more stable and my sleep is better. However, I feel weak. My energy level is very low, physically. Before going VLC, I was eating a good deal of fruits, sweet potato, and squashes.
Reason I'm trying VLC: I have some belly fat I want to get rid of. I am not overweight (5'4" 120lbs), but I have a belly. Even when I have weighed less, I have had this belly, to the point that people innocently ask if I am pregnant. I have some serious inflammation issues, and I am concerned that this belly fat is preventing my other efforts from ridding me of this inflammation. I think VLC is worth a try to get rid of this fatty liability.
Some background: I have already been gluten free for 6 yrs and nearly grain-free/bean-free/dairy-free for several months. I also do not eat eggs and nightshade veggies due to sensitivities. I take fish oil and other supplements. I have very minimal Omega-6 intake, shunning all plants and animals with high Omega-6 content. I get my fat from beef, fish, and coconut oil. My beef is grass-fed and my fish wild caught. I still eat plenty of low-carb veggies. (If there is anything else you want to know, just ask.)