Continuing the discussion from Burned out of low carb:
I followed a low-carb diet for a couple of years, but eventually stopped last summer. You can read the linked thread for details on that.
Over that summer and early fall, I gained about 30 pounds. It’s hard for me to tell whether this was because of the change in diet, because of the fact my Graves’ disease unexpectedly went into remission and I spent five or six months with a high TSH and low free T4, or the fact that I had several other health issues going on at the time that caused extreme fatigue.
I continue to think a lot about a low-carb diet, because it definitely had benefits for me. I would very much like to lose weight (I have a lot more than 30 pounds to lose) and I think I would be willing to follow a low-carb diet for that purpose. But following such a diet is difficult for me (see linked thread) and so I’m fairly sure I’d want to stop it eventually rather than sticking with it for the rest of my life. My question is whether losing weight with a low-carb diet and then stopping it is likely to result in the weight coming back?