This technique or "gavage," derived from the French term for force-feeding geese whose livers will be made into a pâté called foie gras, has been honed over a thousand years to get young girls as fat as possible, as quickly as possible. And remember, these are young girls, not post-menopausal women.
They have high levels of growth hormone, the body's most important fat-burning hormone. Breakfast consists of bread crumbs and olive oil, accompanied by high-fat camel milk.
Could it be that this combination — half fat, half carbohydrate — is the cause of our current obesity epidemic?
If you're reading this book, you've probably tried other diets and failed.
What happens during extreme calorie restriction — starvation — holds important answers. First, the body devours the sugar stores (glycogen) in the liver and muscles for energy.