Fasting lowers plasma insulin and increases norepinephrine.
Is that not part of fenphen?
It is likely the high norepinephrine that makes fasting easier to stick to than a reduction diet of say -500 calories. I have always known that for me a deep cut is easier than a shallow cut.
So how much food can one eat and maintain high norepinephrine?
Greens, oil and vinegar with a shake of psyllium for lunch? add 2 eggs.
Greens, oil and vinegar with a shake of psyllium for evening meal, add 100 gm or so of burger.
Does that maintain high norepinephrine ?
Jason notes the myth of self-determination. Diets have a 35 year history unblemished by success.
Snacking is not good.
So cortisol and norepinephrine will both be affected by stress. There is one more maladaptive tie-in.