Long-term ketogenic diet can have various side effects.
Safety and tolerability of the ketogenic diet used for the treatment of refractory childhood epilepsy: a systematic review of published prospective studies (PubMed, 2017):
The most common adverse effects included gastrointestinal disturbances
(40.6%), hyperlipidemia (12.8%), hyperuricemia (4.4%), ...
You might be interested in this study: Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients.
Specifically, for 83 obese study participants on a ketogenic (<30g carb/day) diet for 24 weeks:
The weight and body mass index of the patients decreased significantly (P<0.0001). The level of total cholesterol decreased from week 1 to week 24. HDL ...
One important factor is that you have to be certain that your weight caused not by sickness or disorder, i.e. doctor told you that weight gain caused only by improper food intake.
The short and general answer is that weight control is not directly intuitive link between sugar and "fat" intake and outcomes in weight measurements. E.g. wikipedia article on ...
The pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
Below is a summary of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) from this source:
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute, major, life-threatening
complication of diabetes characterised by hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis,
It occurs when absolute or relative insulin deficiency inhibits the
Technically, the only thing needed for weight loss is a caloric deficit.
Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates (NEJM, 2009):
Reduced-calorie diets result in clinically meaningful weight loss
regardless of which macronutrients they emphasize.
The other question is, which foods are most satiating.
Ketosis is not a healthy state for your body, a low carb diet by itself isn't healthy either as Dr. Klaper explains here. While you may not notice serious health problems after a year in ketosis, a great deal of damage will be done to your body.
Your diet would be exceptionally devoid of vitamin C which exposes you to the risk of scurvy which can occur in 1~3 months, and used to be universally fatal.
Death occurs from intracranial hemorrhage, and seizures.
I've only seen that in long distance lorry drivers on a diet of meat pies.
As another answer has noted, increased tonicity of the blood increases the tonicity of the extracellular fluid causing water to flow out of cells into the extracellular space and subsequently the intravascular space. This is the mechanism of action for hypertonic mannitol infusion. 1
However this is not the end of the story. Increased intravascular volume ...
When you eat 100 g of basmati rice and take on 120 calories you've had a "meal/snack" that's 1.2 calories/g (calories per gram) in energy density. An avocado might be 136 grams in weight (without seed) and contain 227 calories. If you eat two avocados then you can calculate that (assuming these numbers are accurate) you've eaten 272 grams (136 g x 2) of ...
Unfortunately, no-one can give you a definitive answer here. As mentioned, there have been cases of diverticulitis in low or no-fibre diets, but it is not known if the lack of fibre was the cause.
There is a growing movement led by Dr. Shawn Baker of people following a 'carnivore' / all meat diet, many claiming to have exceptional results. But then, of ...
Individual Results Vary
Some people only eat food 30 points or lower on the Insulin Index. Low carb, medium protein, high fat. This is usually where the ketosis plays in, but is usually only necessary for people with a high carb addiction, and they should taper down very slowly.
Other people are vegan and might do the above or the below.
While others need ...