Yes, let’s look at science. In that study, the participants were all on diets of significantly more than 800–1000 calories per day. Even the group that fasted on alternate days made up for it the following days, amounting to a daily average of about 1400 calories- still not enough, of course. The group that went on a more normal diet had a daily average of about 2000 calories.
And here’s the kicker: “After 24 weeks of unsupervised follow-up, there were no significant differences in weight regain”. 600 fewer calories per day, and no more weight lost.
If you read to the end of the study, you’ll find that it makes it clear that it is a pilot study, not meant to really conclude anything.
Obesity kills, but so does malnutrition. Not getting enough is just as bad as getting too much. Weight loss is never the goal. Health is the goal.
What was the title of the article again? “You are the problem with fat people”. Read the study before you tell people how to live.