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Old 09-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #58
Alexander Dreyzen
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Re: What can low-carb (ketosis) do for you?

Originally Posted by Todd Neal View Post
I agree with the negative energy balance, but who gives a sh*t? If being in ketosis causes you to eat less calories, keep insulin low to promote fat burn, reduce fat creation, or otherwise promote weight loss, then that's a helluva lot better than your typical caloric reduction of the western diet.
It is amazing that a simple truth is so hard for people to accept. Higher insulin, which is caused by dietary carbs, creates asymmetry between fat burn and fat storage, by blocking fat burn and promoting fat storage. On top of that, there are numerous studies showing that when we are in the fat storage pathway, our brain wants us to eat more, than when we are in the fat burning pathway. There are just so many arrows pointing away from the "calorie is a calorie" dogma, that it's exasperating at times, trying to explain the same thing over and over again.
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