I know Matt proposes slight overeating to lower stress hormones, but i found this article, which is somewhat contrary, interesting. I think we all agree that prolonged calorie depravation is hamrful, but i sometimes question the idea that we should overeat until we stop gaining weight. While this may be necessary some people, especially those who have been restricting calories for a long period of time, I think it may be harmful to others who seem to just keep gaining weight. At this point, i think a diet that alternates periods of over-feeding and under-feeding may be the best of both worlds. Its the chronic condition (both catabolism and anabolism) that seems to be the problem. Would love to hear other’s thoughts.