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Old September 3rd, 2014, 03:27 PM posted to
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Default Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Study Says

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 2:29:17 AM UTC-4, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
Lewis :

Marko Rauhamaa was all, like:

I have gained lots of weight and lost lots of weight, and you only

need one principle to explain the process: energy in -- energy out.

Not true. Your body can only use dietary fat for immediate energy

needs, it cannot store it. If you eat only fat, you will 1) lose a lot

of weight very fast and 2) die.

Still, the equation holds. If you expend more energy than you take in,

you will lose weight. People who are desperately complaining that they

can't seem to lose weight aren't methodical about their calories. Not

blaming them, it can be tough, only stating the thermodynamical truth.

You seem to believe that all people have identical metabolism. That
isn't true. Some people have metabolic resistance, and are predisposed
to easily gaining weight. I've seen so many people in my lifetime
that struggle to lose weight, aren't eating a lot and they can't lose
weight. Others can eat more food and even though the exercise levels
are about the same, they don't gain weight.

The other factor you ignore is that it's not just the calorie value
of what you eat. If you eat fat, you quickly become satiated and you
remain that way for a long time. If you eat refined carbs, you can eat
a lot more without feeling full and two hours later, with the
resulting oscillation in blood sugar, you're hungry again. That's why
on LC, eg Atkins, you don't have to count calories, you don't feel hungry,
and you lose weight.

The study showed that it works. And those folks were supposed to
consume 40g of carbs a day, but they actually were consuming 130g by
the end of the study and they still lost substantially more weigh than
those counting calories.