I don't get people saying that low carb diets curb your appetite and allow you to eat less. It's almost as if you guys/gals are claiming a calorie is a calorie.
I guess it's true that dietary fat provides satiety, but I'm pretty sure that fiber does the same (and I'm ASSuming that it's much easier to get fiber on a high carb diet due to the fact that you can eat grains, fruits, etc.) Eating a lot of fatty food is hard to do, so I can see how someone would lose appetite with that kind of diet at higher calorie levels (ie. Anabolic Diet,) but not at below maintenance levels. Besides, p+f meals seem to be a lot more calorie dense than p+c meals, so I'd think it would be hard to eat less than you could on a high carb diet.
I'm no expert by any stretch, but I have read most of the Berardi articles, Atkins books, and some other miscelleneous stuff related to low carb, or should I say 'carb-controlled' dieting. The whole premise of all of these is that a calorie is NOT a calorie. They all state something to the effect of 'you'd be surprised at how much food you can eat and still lose bodyfat.'
Me personally, I never had ANY luck with high carb, low fat diets. Now, I eat far more than I had (corrected for lean mass gains) and I lose bodyfat while retaining muscle - which I'm ASSuming is because I can eat more food (p and f) than I could while following the mainstream high carb diet.
I guess I'm confused that so many people would respond with 'you eat less with a low carb diet.' Fatty meals are more calorie dense and studies show that a calorie is not a calorie.