Okay, so a million guys in here seem to keep banging their head into a brick wall on this issue, yelping and whining and carrying on, and when Kabuki, RJKD, Chad, and the rest of us stop, notice their distress, and say, "Hey man, you're banging your fucking head into a brick wall, don't do that, it hurts" they conspicuously continue to bang their head against a wall, and ask people about better techniques for banging their head into walls. Low-carb diets are debunked. The weight loss you see is loss of water and muscle tissue. Multiple studies have revealed that low-carb dieters are not only more likely than conventional dieters (although I wonder what those are, anymore) to not only gain back the weight they lost on their diet, but to become heavier than they were originally. They're bad for your everyday joe, they're outright atrocious for athletes. A couple of guys on here-- who sound pretty pissed about what low-carb fantacism did to them-- wrote about it in another thread. What they had to say was perfectly representative of what the studies have conclued: So for all you guys losing weight who don't believe us that this is a bad idea, I wanted to start this thread, because I don't think people who try this diet and find out it sucks are vocal enough. How many have dieted this way? What were your results. Good or bad, post them. How was your strength before and after the diet? Did you gain the weight back? It would be more compelling, I think, for everyone trying to lose weight to hear it from other athletes like themselves.