Originally Posted by Alexander Dreyzen
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.
Yes. It's one thing to argue whether or not ketosis is right for athletes or diabetics, but another thing to say that weight loss caused by a change in diet couldn't possibly have anything to do with the composition of the diet. While I might have been on that train for a short period 10 years ago, it just seems so ludicrous now.
I'll add that everyone seems to love the idea that fat makes you fat, but carbs making you fat is like saying there is no god.