If you know about proteins, carbs, and fats, then you know what burns off and what doesn't. That's why Atkins dieters almost always wind up gaining back the weight and then some. That's why high protein results in sluggishness and high carb results in more energy. That's why all the great runners and athletes consume carbs before their sports events. One doesn't have to be a scientist to know this.
Like your demigod Campbell, you're using a strawman argument. Nobody is advocating a high protein diet. The dangers of excessive protein deamination is well known.
Mobilization of Fat Stores
...the mobilization of fat from adipose tissue is inhibited by numerous stimuli. The most significant inhibition is that exerted upon adenylate cyclase by insulin. When an individual is in the well fed state, insulin released from the pancreas prevents the inappropriate mobilization of stored fat. Instead, any excess fat and carbohydrate are incorporated into the triacylglycerol pool within adipose tissue.
Pathway of mitochondrial β-oxidation
The oxidation of fatty acids yields significantly more energy per carbon atom than does the oxidation of carbohydrates. The net result of the oxidation of one mole of oleic acid (an 18-carbon fatty acid) will be 146 moles of ATP (2 mole equivalents are used during the activation of the fatty acid), as compared with 114 moles from an equivalent number of glucose carbon atoms.
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