OFF TOPIC SORRY! but necessary. Your Security Certificate EXPIRED on 9/22/2016. My browser tried to prevent me from entering your DANGEROUS site because you had a NON-CONFORMING security certificate. I had to record an exception for your site in order to proceed. FYI
ON TOPIC PORTION. When I was in the military (50 years ago!) I went through survival school. Part of this was a trek through the wilderness on the edge of the Rockies for 6 days. We could eat anything we wanted as long as we killed it or picked it off a tree or bush. The only water available was to be had by eating snow. After 3 days your hunger pains totally disappear, because your body starts getting its energy from stored fat reserves instead. I lost 11 pounds in 6 days but ONLY because I was also under extreme distress of walking and climbing miles through the snow while trying to evade capture 24 hours a day. I don't recommend survival school as a method for losing weight, (although effective), just to note that hunger pains go away naturally as your body switches to fat burning.
Hello Kent :-)
Yes, I know about the security certificate expiring, which is somewhat frustrating because I've already paid for the renewal and am just waiting for the host to finish it up. Part of the problem was that the payment went through on the weekend, so I'm hoping it gets wrapped up today. If not, I will be needing to have words with them since it doesn't help my site at all!
As for your on topic portion--THANK YOU for your service :-) I mean that from the bottom of my heart. And you are correct that the survival school diet is not really a good one to recommend. The nice thing is that the difference between that and intermittent fasting is that IF is designed to give you full meals.
Essentially, if you restrict your calories, say by dropping from 2000 calories per day to 1500, then your body adjusts over time and your metabolism slows. So you were burning 2000 calories per day before (assuming you were stable weight), and yeah you drop some weight when you first drop calories, but soon your body compensates so that if you eat 1500 calories you're also only burning 1500 calories.
In IF, it appears that your body does NOT adjust, as long as you do eat full meals. In other words, if you eat 2000 calories one day, then 0 the next, then 2000 the next, etc. then your body never shifts from burning 2000 per day. This method means you're eating 2000 calories every 2 days. But if you cut to 1000 calories every day, while you would still be burning 2000 calories every 2 days your metabolism will slow significantly.
In any case, it has thus far been working for me, although I have no desire to do that survival school diet :-D
Again, thank you so much for your service to our country. God bless you! :-)