We all know that part of what drives the weight loss that is common for low-carbers and paleos is that we switch from being sugar burners to being primarily fat burners (more accurately, we become better able to burn either as needed, and end up burning the latter to the extent that our carb intake remains low).
Recently, on this thread,
Sunshine made an interesting comment. She said that she started on a fat-based diet, became fat adapted, then no longer had to each much fat because she didn't require external sources.
Does this make sense? Is this plausible?
To me everything makes sense in the context of low-cost, low-risk self experimentation, but, theoretically or conceptually, does it make sense for those of who are fat adapted but still want to lose body fat to go low fat, based on the expectation that we'll burn internal sources?
This question is general, but as it pertains to Sunshine, she says she eat high protein, high carb - should we expect her to switch back to being a sugar-burner? Or will her metabolic flexibility remain intact?
Final caveat: I know that due to individual variation the answer is invariable something like, Yes for some folks, No for others. That said, I wanna know if these ideas - obvious simplifications, which I'm completely fine with - make sense to people with some expertise in these matters.