The purpose behind the promotion of cyclic ketogenic diets:
I conjecture the cyclic ketogenic diet was made up in an attempt to counter act the extreme negative metabolic changes that occur in the body while on a ketogenic diet. Most of these changes will relate to stress metabolism characterized by an increase in cortisol level, increases in epinephrine/ norepinephrine, and decreases in thyroid hormone. A person’s body cannot be in a healing state if their sympathetic pathways are over activated and their metabolism suppressed.
Once caveat is that metabolism suppression can cause positive metabolic effects with respect to decreasing