We got back home yesterday evening. So considerate of J Stanton to have a new post out with a discussion of something I observed in myself! :-)
There were a few meals during our trip when I ate EGREGIOUSLY. Coincidentally, after them, I was inclined to wait quite awhile before wanting to eat again. A bunch of mice were put on a comparable regimen, and whaddayaknow, they experienced something akin to what I found. Intermittent fasting is MOST obviously helpful when the diet is far from optimal.
Read the Gnolls post -- it's another of the "a calorie is not a calorie to your body" series, which in my opinion is as good as the "why are we hungry" collection. Stanton has pointed out many things like eating the same amount of food at different times of the day result in different energy utilization, and eating the exact same foods processed differently, ditto. See, mouse and rat studies CAN be useful! ;-)
I ate similarly over the yuletide holidays while visiting my daughter in Houston -- sometimes I was very good, and sometimes VERY bad -- and the difference in outcome is the same as I experienced last year when we spent our Christmas season on a train trip to Seattle. All the enforced walking in N'Orleans and the historic area where we stayed in Washington made me burn a LO-O-O-O-OT of glycogen. The ordinary activities of life in a place where I worked and played, but didn't WALK PLACES, caused the excess carbs to be stored instead.
I want to discuss a supplement that I used on both these trips, too, but I haven't had anything but coffee and water since lunch yesterday, and i'm dying for a great big breakfast steak....