Someone once shared with me the fact that eating every 3 to 4 hours is the best way to keep your metabolism burning at optimum level. I guess, the way it was stated to me was, that when you eat something your body will first burn the food as fuel and then move on to actual fat stored on the body. It will burn for about 3 hours then store the rest as fat. Therefore, if you are eating a high calorie meal and not getting much exercise most of what you eat will be stored as fat. From what I understand each meal should be around 300 calories and of course consist of lean meat and healthy veggies. Then, by the end of the 3rd hour your metabolism with slow again waiting for the next meal. I am assuming that would be the reason why starvation doesn’t work. If you don’t eat your metabolism will almost go dormant. It can not burn without fuel.
Make sense? It makes perfect sense to me. I have tried starving. It didn’t work. I ended up plateauing after losing the water weight. Then I became frustrated, binged and made the situation so much worse.
I am no expert but being that I have struggled with weight problems literally all of my life gives me a little knowledge on the subject. I may not always apply what I learn right away but I search and read everything that I can on how to be a better me 🙂