Originally Posted by Greg Battaglia
Makes sense. Create a calorie deficit and the body burns more fat than when calories are adequate, despite macro ratios. I'd be willing to bet if they compared a low-carb diet with an equal amount of calories to the low fat diet with a deficit the low carb would win out in terms of fatty acid and glycerol oxidation. In fact, I'd be amazed if it didn't.
You may be right (studies?) but a low carb diet would impair your ability to engage in any form of high intensity exercise thereby reducing your ability to create a significant caloric deficit.