low glycemic low fat diet reverses diabetes as opposed to just a caloric deficit?
Wait. Let me go back to this. One thing that most people don't realize about a Low Fat Diet is that it is low in fat. This means that you feel up your gut and feel full but there's little fat in your gut. You walk away from the table with a potato and some rice protein in your stomach but you've only got 300 calories in your stomach instead of 600.
So, actually, Low Fat is a way to feel full and yet you're slightly below baseline in calories and you lose weight almost effortlessly. This is how I've lost weight over the last about 6-8 weeks.
Ironically, my wife noticed this more than any other health-related thing I've done in my life. If you have discovered a way to lose weight, you've got almost any female's attention, eh? (She also likes my smoothies.)
I go through periods where I am probably around 15% fat due to chocolate consumption, a few sunflower seeds (for the Panthothenic acid), etc. But I just cut these out and scarcely noticed. The pounds just slowly came off. And I maintain that I've built a little muscle on the way, although I can't prove that. But I definitely know I haven't lost muscle: I'm definitely lifting more weight than I did when I started...