Dr. DiPasquale says that, when bodybuilders bulk up and then go on a cutting program using the high-carb method, they tend to gain muscle in the mass phase only to lose it while dieting. The result is that, year after year, they tend to have about the same amount of lean muscle tissue. In essence, they're running in place. Using the high-fat approach, he states that he's seen bodybuilders gain 25 pounds in two years with a marked increase in definition. Note, he refers to competing bodybuilders who may go on several cutting programs a year. What's going to happen? You'll lose fat, build muscle, and feel better doing it.
I find that people willing to take the time to provide nuanced answers, rather than just yelling one point of view are more often correct. I think your evaluation is the best I’ve seen, period. The medical community is slowly catching up. A new study in Annals of internal medicine (Boden et al, Effect of a low-carb diet on appetite ….) was one of the first to study low carb diet in insulin resistant people (diabetics) on Lockdown . no cheating. The subjects could eat anything or any amount just within the diet. It found good amount of weight loss that came because these people were low activity, insulin resistant, carb addicts. Once the carbs were removed they were able to eat only the amount of calories their bodies needed without any other prodding or restriction.
So it’s all about body type like you stated.
Excellent work. I wish others, especially doctors were as open minded and sophisticated as you. Maybe we would have prevented the food pyramid driven obesity-diabetes epidemic that we are now facing.