Originally Posted by IFchick
I've read tons, trust me! And just inadvertently ran into Lyle's podcast about calories so now I know how he feels about that! No matter...the proof will be in the pudding....we will see what the numbers show when I drop the protein back down, cause I haven't lost anything yet.
There are variables you are ignoring. Your conjecture is, protein spikes insulin, stalls fat loss. Protein is to spare protein. In a caloric deficit, the energy has to come from somewhere. With a higher protein consumption, more energy will come from your fat mass, or at least, less muscle will be catabolized. It's to affect your departitioning/body composition postively, as weight loss is inevitable with an energy deficit. That is the goal. Weight loss is not equal to fat loss. There is plenty of information regarding why weight may stall, or even why weight may increase if you change the macronutrient composition of your diet. This does not reflect the efficacy of any fat loss diet. Fat loss reflects this. You lose fat by a caloric deficit. Insulin is more than you should bother thinking about, til you understand its function better.
Everyone can read. What's typically lacking is the critical thinking skills that make it possible to properly evaluate what you've read, so that you can draw the correct conclusions.