Anyway a sample size of 16 is very small.
What if : What makes YOU fat, may be different to what makes ME fat.
My guess of the outcome ( if stage 2 is done for say more than a month)
is a spread of results - some will lose weight (at least several pounds), some will gain weight ( at least several pounds) and some stay much that same.
This is assuming they eat all the provided food to meet their set maintenance caloric budget - even if the stage 2 keto diet reduces their appetite - they have to eat the set calories - no less, no more.
The weight gain could be fat, muscle or retained water.
I like a bet each way :-)
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I cannot wait until this study is complete! I want to see all those calorie counters CRY!
My nutrition/fitness/critical thinking blog:
The results of this study will not matter if it goes against your beliefs. "When your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger."
Therefore, either side of the CICO will lose and win regardless of the results. I know what works for me and many people I know, and I don't need a study of other fat people to tell me that. Clearly there are others in this forum that have had benefits from other methods.
Meaningless results, then. They might end up with an inordinate number of hyperthermic people in one group.Anyway a sample size of 16 is very small.
But, aside from that - the high-carb group will be HUNGRY, even if they all weigh the same.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.
It's also worth realizing that this is a preliminary study, whether the article admits it or not, you're not going to be able to settle things based upon this study. But, it would potentially demonstrate that there's a need for more study in the future.
As far as what you're talking about, I do agree with your implication there. I'm not going to be changing my dietary habits based upon what 1 preliminary study done over a short period of time. The period of time being a larger concern than the sample size.
I don't any 'emotional investment' on the outcome (I think ) - I'm interested in the results even if they go against my current 'beliefs'.
Even if most lose weight - it doesn't mean all of them will enjoy eating/living that way in real life (is it sustainable for each individual??).
I think this study is worth the effort.
Thanks for another interesting thread.