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That's chill, I think we're going to have to agree to disagree. Though it's been around long enough for it to have been studied in the 70's and even prior to that - here is a compendium of literally 100's of studies that have been done on the matter, there is no bias, it's merely a catagorised list of studies and their abstracts: [link]
Thank /u/ashsimmonds. He's the author of a lot of the highsteaks content, compiled the compendium of research on low carb diets, and tends to follow a laissez-faire ZC diet.
I encourage you to check out /u/ashsimmonds 's Principia Ketogenica on Amazon. It compiles all the studies done WRT high fat / low carb, and zero carb is merely a subset of that so many will be relevant:
The steak and meat photos do serve a purpose. A very common question from new people is "What exactly do you eat?" Or they will ask for a meal plan. When they come here and see dozens of meal photos, they can see exactly what we are eating. It's not hypothetical. It's right out there. With the uptick in food photos, I haven't seen that question in a while. I don't usually read the comments, unless something gets flagged because a vegan is trolling, because the photo itself is the content.
u/ashsimmonds was a great resource. So is his website http://highsteaks.com/ He even wrote a book about the research behind low carb (Principia Ketogenica). You won't see him around, much, anymore. He's still a carnivore, but he just got sick and tired of talking about it all the time. You reach a point where you've satisfied your own requirements for proof, and then you just get on with living your life.
The thing is, you can't force people to regurgitate the amazing content that they posted in the past. Sometime you just have to be in the right spot when lightning strikes, like with u/qondrar_the_redeemer right now. People share the knowledge they've gained where they are, and then they move on. At least this sub is active. For a while there, even before Kelly posted her blog, this subreddit was super quiet. It would be weeks between posts. Those of us who were here had settled into just living our lives.
I didn't suggest that at all. It is well documented that your V02 max will decrease due to the lack of glycogen stores on a strict ketogenic diet. I would certainly not race at a high intensity on a nutritional ketosis diet, either. When I race, I utilize a cyclical keto diet, which allows me to store more glycogen for anaerobic efforts while staying in ketosis because that is what my body requires. (Dr. Peter Attia has a good article here)
I am short on time, but my concern lies more with how these articles are perceived by the public and the recent trend by researchers to discount this approach using less than conclusive evidence. Every engine is different and I am in no way encouraging everyone to adopt a LCHF diet. It is disheartening, though, when the automatic response is to put down this lifestyle as inferior instead of approach it from a new angle like Dr. Attia and others are doing. I certainly can't use a "sensitive approach to energy intake and expenditure for weight loss" because I will gain fat on a traditional HCLF diet even if I ride my ass off every week.
Perhaps this approach is societal or due to the "balanced diet" my American government advocates, but that's another discussion. I do know that it has been an interesting road changing how I look at food as fuel. I would have never thought that foods such as butter, cream, eggs and bacon were healthy for me and how damaging processed carbs and sugars are to my system.
The moniker of LCHF is misleading - I wish people would call it low carb moderate protein lots of dark greens and fat to satiety.. but that's a mouthful.
I hope I didn't ramble, I will review this later. If you are interested in a collection of well-documented studies on the ketogenic diet and their implications on sport performance, check out the scientific reference journal Principia Ketogenica. The author has a good amount of it for free here in PDF form, or get it very cheaply for Kindle on Amazon.
Do a search on "statin" here and you will find many sources. Probably your best starting source for additional research is:
Short of getting a different cardiologist, you will likely find it a tough sell. Good luck.
How about an entire book of research? [link]
Check out the description for Principia Ketogenica. [link]
These were just a handful of ones from 2017.
Not to mention there's a whole book of studies on Ketosis and Ketogenic diet which is form of fast mimicking diet.
The first human ketosis experiment happened already in the 1930's called the Bellevue study medical trial done on 2 human beings who were forced to stay in a hospital for one year. [link]
So this is nothing new. Fasting whether through Ketosis or intermittent fasting has shown benefits on humans and is definitely not "Bro science".
Edit: Book version
These are all very large topics and it's hard posting it all in a single reddit post and do them all justice. I will help with the first one to just get you started. The rest you will have to look into yourself. Google searching and youtube are good places to start. In general if it it sounds crazy enough to be conspiratorial while being plausible, it is most likely true.
Get her Principia Ketogenica
Hundreds of well cited and explained studies for her to look up.
Sorry but you need more than studies, no matter how smart your dear old mum is.
Look into the Health Belief Model. Look into Professor Robert Kegan's Immunity to Change.
The smarter we are, the better we seem to be at sabotaging our success.
If you just want to try to convince her through cognition, check out
Good luck to you and your mum.
Principia Ketogenica as a birthday gift?
There's a spiral on the cover of my book, and colours in the molecules that relate to M, F, and T.
If you read my book at 3am while jerking off over Ursula you get the jetpack. Screw the PC folk.
Here's the link to the Canadian kindle version: [link]