Robb Wolf weighs in on Low Carb And Paleo (emphasis his):
it is time to face facts. In every damn study it is clear that for fat loss we’d like adequate protein, and a calorie restriction scenario. LC is fantastic for this in that one typically feels satisfied on high protein, moderate fat, loads of veggies. If one is insulin resistant, this approach can be nothing short of miraculous. HOWEVER! If one manages to cram enough cheese, olive oil and grass-fed butter down the pie-hole, this is in fact, a “mass gain” diet.
LC is fantastic for the insulin resistant individual, as it addresses both glycemic load and satiety. But if one manages to bypass normal satiety mechanisms, or if one can find some combinations of highly palatable, but low-carb foods, it’s still a ticket to Fat Camp.
As the carb wars don’t appear to be ending anytime soon, I’m glad to see Regina Wilshire (who I read religiously years ago) is back to blogging over at Weight of the Evidence … she’s a must-read IMO! With her history as a low-carb dieter and a really strong grasp of the science, I think she provides another useful voice to help tease out the hows, whens, and whys of carb restriction. Do check her out!