I had a wonderful moussaka at Thea Mediterranean last evening, with stuffed calamari for starters, and a nice salad of mixed greens, red onion and tomato. Two glasses of scotch whiskey and a nice red out of Lodi, of all places. I like to think of moussaka as Greek lasagna, only with sliced eggplant for the pasta and lamb instead of ground beef. They make it wonderfully moist, which is essential. Dry moussaka is lousy, just like dry lasagna. Lite breakfast this morning, being sure to allow at least 12 hours to elapse from when I last ate anything (two jumbo eggs, scrambled; four slices of bacon, fried; a small helping of full-fat cottage cheese; and a small apple). Lunch was a large bowl of leftover chicken and vegetables in a white-wine creamy citrus sauce I made up the other day. Now I go 30 hours with nothing but water and coffee, polished off with a very strenuous workout tomorrow afternoon.
My point? Given that to lose fat, you have no choice but to go into caloric deficit sufficient to go in the red about 3,500 calories for each pound of fat you're going to lose, and to do that in the short, medium, and long term if you wish to keep it off, wouldn't it just be simpler to just not eat — rather than agonize over unsatisfying meals of stuff you really don't want to eat? Fasting: it's work hard, play hard applied to dieting. Besides that, the GH response from fasting (and particularly combined with a workout) ensures that you'll lose no lean tissue. In fact, you can even grow muscle while fasting. Think about why we might have evolved that way.