For someone looking to improve their health and lose a little weight (10-20 lbs), which would be the more beneficial approach?
- Go VLC (ketogenic) and then reintroduce starches later when ideal weight etc. reached
- Maintain a low to moderate carb level by keeping safe starches in the diet (potatoes mainly)
Kurt Harris is by far the person I respect and trust most in the Paleo world so both methods would be based around his 12 steps.
I am concerned about going VLC for too long as I don't want to mess up my insulin sensitivity and have heard a number of negative stories lately with regards to VLC diets. Also staying in ketosis long term does not seem to be the most optimal thing to do from much that I have read.
6 months ago I would have just stuck to VLC but Kurt Harris evolving views on starches and his recent macronutrient posts have really made me start to question everything I thought I believed!