This is what I keep trying to point out. Except for the few outliers, who perhaps misunderstand the conservation of energy, it seems to me that the side seemingly objecting to your position intrinsically knows this to be true.
I would suggest that this is an outlier and should be treated as such. But important to keep emphasizing what I first quoted from you above. That understanding is what keeps getting lost through this lengthy thread. It’s the shorthand problem again.
A little bit, yes. And neurotic and obsessive, but that’s a story for another day.
I think there is a lot of this on r/keto though. That’s where I started before I found this forum. The other thing I think should be adjusted for newbies is this idea of eating fat to satiety. Some people can interpret that as eating all the fat you want. Some people’s satiety signals are broken. Mine were/are in the undereating/binge way that is not helpful for weightloss. So some measure of calorie counting, or at least tracking is helpful for me.
I’m not sure why they don’t. I think this is why I want to know specifically where the hang up is.
Don’t forget the bit about the hormones impacting energy out. Imo, that’s a key omission. This is the piece that (I think) causes people to view keto as magic and defying the laws of physics. This may be the part that the people who stick with the laws of physics don’t apply idea don’t quite understand.