Recently, a friend started to have lots of small bruises all over her body. She was concerned, and noted that the bruising started after she had been eating a low carb diet for a couple of months. Another friend began waking up in the night with severe leg cramps. Again, she noticed that this started to happen after several weeks of low carb dieting. Both women asked if I thought their symptoms could be related to their new low carb eating plans.
It seems lots of people are on low carb diets these days. Lots of other people are considering it. So, what's the deal with low carb diets from a dietitian's perspective?