Please no comments about “take the fork out of you mouth” or exercise more. This is specifically about the calories out part of dieting with metabolism, ghrelin (satiated) vs. leptin (starving), “paleolithic” biology, weight-loss plateaus, etc.
Mrs Cad read about a diet that simulates the feast and famine our ancestors faced. You know - kill a mammoth and gorge but starve the rest of the time. It involve one day you eat anything you want as much as you want. The next three days are healthy meals and the next 3 are near fasting, lean and nut protein, maybe some vegetable (not sure if fruit is allowed).
I said that sounds like a great diet in terms of cutting down the calories but it seems that your metabolism would crash during the 3 day “fast” and that you are spiking your ghrelin and leptin (remember they use the same brain receptors) and psychologically would be hard late day 2 and day 3. Instead one should alternate regular and fasting days to keep you metabolism at its highest level and keep your food hormones at a much more stable level.
So in terms of burning calories and overall not-being-hungry and all else being equal, which is the better diet plan.