This is where we get into the crux of the true debate and why the two schools of thought are not actually as far apart from one another as they appear to the untrained eye. What has become abundantly clear from the studies performed and real world evidence, is that to lose weight we need to use more calories than we take in (via reducing calorie intake and/ or increasing exercise)...but we also know different diets have different effects on the metabolism, appetite, body composition, and other physiological variables...
Thus, this reality has led me to "Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition" which states:
"Total calories dictate how much weight a person gains or loses; macronu-trient ratios dictate what a person gains or loses"
This seemingly simple statement allows people to understand the differences between the two schools of thought. For example, studies often find
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