Originally Posted by MVP
It won't help you lose weight, but it will help preserve more muscle.
To the user above, ketogenics are perfectly safe. Most research against low carb diets are in reference to the atkins diet, which involves no carbs at all...ever.
Not to get into too big of an argument of atkins, but he actually recommends 100g+ a day if you can handle it. The 20g a day is only supposed to last 2 weeks, and then you bump 10g a day (a weekly bump) until you hit your sweet spot. In his book, he repeatedly talks about the need for vegetables that are nutrient dense. His diet plan is often misrepresented, but if you take the time to read his actual work and not the bastardization everyone points it, its pretty good.