Lately, the Low Carb/High Fat trend has been disappearing and we are now seen a shift towards higher (if not 90’s high) carb diets. This is all well and good since I think people, in general, are seeing better results during fat loss phases through higher compliance rates, better workout intensity, better mood, improved muscle retention and during caloric restriction periods (did I miss any?).
I have experimented with higher carb diets myself and can vouch for the benefits I listed above. However, I feel that higher carb diets have a more direct effect on my fat loss process. I honestly feel that I drop fat faster when I replace fat calories with carb calories. Whenever I try the low carb/high fat approach, losing fat takes forever and it stalls quickly. It’s almost as if my body could not handle high amounts of fat properly. I find this very confusing since, from what we all know and all things being equal, a lower carb diet would yield faster fat loss since one would be keeping insulin on a shorter leash and so forth.
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if someone has an explanation for it.