fasting will not break down protein until the latter stages, and until the fasting period has finished and the starvation period begins. The body feeds on its internal food reserves, which mostly include fat and other deposits.
Yeos physiology...please refer back to my post re losses in starvation......
Try telling the people who survived the concentration camps during the second world war, that the only tissue they lost was water and muscle!!!! and this was to the point of starvation!!! when they were just skin and bone!!
You are also confusing and interchanging two words that are completely different states of inanition...........
Fasting is Not Starving
You are also only quoting from mainstream sources from people who have very little or no experience of the fasting state.
This chap supervised over 60,000 fasts of varying lengths, and brought them back to health..............
I have personally undergone two lengthy fasts of 25 days and then 30 days a few months later with extreme benefit from both.
Please do more "legitimate" research before you quote anything else, as it could be misleading and act as a possible deterrent to others on this forum who would otherwise benefit.