Troll or not..it really does not matter much...(to me anyway)
Here is my perspective peakmouse,
I went to see a doc, a couple of days ago. A clean bill of health I was granted along with an aviation first class medical.
The doc noticed something unusual in my urine, a high amount of something called keytones. He explained to me that it could mean two things,
My body is breaking down fat and eating it, or, It could mean diabetes if sugar is found along with it. No sugar was in my urine.
So, I am surviving by eating 1500 cals a day or so ( I don't know because I never took the time to learn how to count cals.) I am not hungry, and my muscles are not atrophying. Am I starving? No, because my body has lowered its set point and is merrily feasting on the calories in my arse .I have no idea how many calories my wobbly bits provide my body with. How many calories does my body really need? Beats me. If my body does not get the nutrition it needs from my fat, then I'll get hungry and eat more. Or have cravings for things.
I am not sure if you noticed or not, but people on SLD crave healthy nutritious snacks. I think they are craving vits&mins not calories. We are getting calories from our fat and any vitamines we did not store while we were chowing down on that extra piece of southern fried chicken two years ago, we are are providing our body with today, in that half cup of yogurt, 2 pieces of sushi or whatever it is we happen to desire.
I hope this helps.