Hello Troy Lebehen,
This way of eating is supposed to keep the body doing everything already mentioned like a nice steady fire instead of the extremes of an inferno or dying flames which may cause other problems.
Also, as already mentioned, this is still being debated because everyone is so different; this is only a general guideline.
People who work with registered dietitians will get the best results, as their diet will be tailored to their specific needs.
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