Originally Posted by EMartNJ
Higher blood pressure, higher blood sugar, weaker immune systems... at least in mice. I imagine if you're eating one meal a day it's not enough calories either so your metabolism just shuts down.
There was a study conducted on normal weight people where they consumed equal number of calories and content as they had previously been eating. Do we see the flaw there? Also, given that study maintained the previous calories, your final sentence does not match with your first sentence. Additionally, if one is overweight, the goal would of course be to consume fewer calories so your last sentence again really is not responsive to the topic.
A proper experiment would be to take a group of typical US fatties, on a typical US fattie diets, and divide into two groups. Group one continues on as usual. Group two gets put on a mild exercise regime and on a one meal a day plan very low in simple carbs but high in clean proteins and veggies. Come back a year later and let's see who is healthier.
I would also suggest anyone interested read up on "intermittent fasting" and the positive health benefits this seems to yield. The "fasting" can consist of days with < 600 calories or so so it's not what you think.