QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):
ASK A CHILD how to lose weight, and there’s a good chance he or she will answer, “Skip a few meals.” This suggestion is probably the simplest and most correct answer.
Instead, we concoct all sorts of intricate rules:
Eat six times a day.
Eat a big breakfast.
Eat low fat.
Keep a food diary.
Count your calories.
Read food labels.
Avoid all processed foods.
Avoid white foods—white sugar, white flour, white rice.
Eat more fiber.
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Mind your microbiome.
Eat simple foods.
Eat protein with every meal.
Eat raw food.
Eat organic food.
Count your Weight Watcher points.
Count your carbs.
Do resistance and cardio.
Measure your metabolism and eat less than that.
The list of intricate rules is virtually endless, with more coming every day. It is mildly ironic that even while following this endless list, we’re getting fatter than ever.” 
NOTE (my commentary)
ASK A CHILD how to lose weight, and there’s a good chance he or she will answer, “Skip a few meals.”
The list of intricate rules is virtually endless … It is mildly ironic that even while following this endless list, we’re getting fatter than ever
The rules are great rules for eating. But what is needed are periods of not eating – eating NOTHING – alternating with periods of wise eating. What makes the difference is the not eating, not how we eat when we are eating.
Just turn the eating now switch to OFF.
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SOURCE – Footnotes:
 “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss” by Dr. Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes, page 249.
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