I am just wondering if anyone could explain the basis behind how this diet works. My understanding is that body builders use this diet to maximize fat loss while perserving muscle mass. It is based on low carb with high fat/high protein. The idea being that your body will switch to burning more fat for energy in the absense of carbs. Sounds good but I don't understand how it works. My coach told me that in the absense of carbs your body burns protein because your body needs carbs (glycogen) to burn fat. Also if you are providing your body a high fat diet, how would that encourage your body to burn the fat that you have stored? That doesn't make sense. I would think a better diet for burning off storage fat would be high carb/high protein and low fat. The science behind this diet really confuses me, so I was hoping someone could explain it better.