@PaulL Don’t get me wrong Paul. Eating less fat creates a calorie deficit. If you’re stuffing yourself with keto food you can put on weight. My son has gained about 6-7 lbs. since he started. All in all keto makes eating less easier but it’s not something that comes to everyone automatically as I have read so much here. I am talking about eating a bit less fat that your daily caloric requirements if you have fat to get rid of. Not a CICO perspective.
But if you’re doing lazy keto that can work to a point but I completely plateaued for a couple of months without feeling like I was overeating. It’s possible to eat too much of nutritionally dense food without feeling like you’re overeating. If you’re eating more than you can use it will be stored. I don’t intentionally cut calories, but actually find it hard to eat enough doing TMAD to get to where Cronometer projects my caloric needs to be. I’m generally feeling fine and not trying to limit calories, it’s natural. But if I chose to eat nuts, HWC and more cheese I can easily meet that caloric number the app says I need. But I don’t.
Dr. Phinney also cautions against some of the normally accepted keto habits like fat slathering, adding extra fat for the sake of consuming more can cause you to stop loosing. Pouring oils and butter too liberally, eating fat bombs when you don’t really need the extra fat etc. You can talk about it from a different perspective with different wording but it’s essentially the same, Eat too much you stay the same or gain, eat a bit less than you need and access body fat and encourage more protein recycling through autophagy during your 16-18 hours of not eating daily.
Maybe I have it wrong, I don’t know because I am not an expert.