I was having a discussion with an obvious LC/VLC and her argument was that insulin was the only factor in weight gain.
I personally think that this seems wrong. I am not saying that insulin is not a factor, or not even the biggest factor. But, my thoughts are this -
If I ate nothing but coconut oil for a month, and consumed 4000 calories a day with no exercise, I would have to put on weight, right?
Her argument seems flawed? What are your thoughts? Anyone up for my experiment in the name of science?
Edit So thanks for the answers everyone. My example was of course just that, an example. My point being that eating zero carbs but consuming double the amount of calories that you would normally need would have to lead to weight gain. I wasn't advocating doing it, I was just wondering what the outcome would be.