I'm all for ad libitum diets that reduce intake spontaneously, but as my regular readers know well, I can't stand the misrepresentation of such diets as not restricting calories or intake. If Jack lost 37 pounds it had nothing to do with his insulin and blood glucose levels, it was because he was eating a VLC diet known for rather significant reductions in intake w/o deliberate restriction. Gosh folks! This IS the BEAUTY of low carbing! I long for the day that the "gurus" embrace this rather than trying to convince people that they really do lose weight without eating less. There are literally thousands of folks out there diligently following a low carb plan and wondering why they aren't losing weight ... or worse, gaining.
I also have to pipe up a bit about hunger. It's a NATURAL sensation. If you are eating a diet that has your body signalling properly, etc., being hungry should not be an issue that sends you face down into a pile of insert-fave-food-here. Sure, starving yourself so that you get so hungry that you lose control is not the answer, but to expect that your body will be in energy deficit to get you all the way down to an ideal weight without ever experiencing a hunger pang is unrealistic. I'm sure there's someone out there who can claim that to be the case, but let's talk reasonable expectations for the rest of us.