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Omad diet

One meal a day diet. They also call it intermittent fasting, 23:1. You eat once a day.

I tried it today and 12 hours later I caved. I just feel too lethargic to function.
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One meal a day sounds really tough, don't think I would be able to do that.

I sometimes do two meals a day only cause I'm recovering the enormous loads of food I ate the day before.
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My wife and I only do One Large Meal a day, being lunch. I would think most people have a tendency to sit and relax after supper, subsequently they tend to not burn off those calories after supper. However, after lunch they tend to still be active.
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just eat clean and whole foods (no processed, little to no salt/sugar).
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Get fat adapted first and it'll be easy. That 1 meal needs to be at least 70% fat IMO. I lost 40lbs on OMAD and it was hell until I cut anything causing a sugar spike...then IF was a walk in the park. I also got so much stuff done, you don't realize how much time is wasted eating.
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Eat one huge meal.
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that is not how that works. intermittent fasting allows you to eat all your daily caloric needs in a certain time frame, say within 6 hour window.
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Why not 2 meals a day, 10-12 hours in between?
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Holy moly dude one meal a day seems brutal. 2 meals per day is more doable.
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rcmpvet wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 10:28 am
My wife and I only do One Large Meal a day, being lunch. I would think most people have a tendency to sit and relax after supper, subsequently they tend to not burn off those calories after supper. However, after lunch they tend to still be active.
It doesn't matter when you eat or when you expend energy. It all adds or subtracts from your daily/weekly etc bottom line. What matters is what happens, on average, over time.

IF isn't one meal a day. It's an eating window alternated with a fasting window. 18/6 is a common fasting/eating window. I guess that *could* just be a single meal but it needn't be.
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Try OMAW, (week)
a few times a year if you suffer from an autoimmune disorder.
Was life changing for me.
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qman23 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 9:13 pm
Try OMAW, (week)
a few times a year if you suffer from an autoimmune disorder.
Was life changing for me.
I work a physical job so OMAW would not be possible. I have been in situations where I have tried not eating during my 8 hour work day and I would cramp up and get dizzy. OMAD is possible, I just need to do one a few hours before I work.
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toronto19850 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 9:27 am
why would you starve yourself?
I know it seems that way but have you stopped and took a look at how we consume everything in great excess. Whether it's eating, drinking, buying, whatever. Body builders looked good in the 60s and 70s then they started using PEDs to look even bigger, pack on more muscle, etc. Watching people stuff their face even though they aren't hungry. Every day we do that too. Breakfast and then 3 hours later, we stuff ourselves again and then dinner at home. Snacking while winding down before bed. I'm not waxing poetic about obesity, but about over consumption of everything.

It is said that monks can go weeks without food. Christian Bale did it for the movie role of Machinist. These two examples share a commonality; they both have dedication. The people in here are doing the OMAD with success. You're not going to die eating less but it's not going to be easy adjusting. It's incredible how malleable our body and mind is if you just train it to do what you want.

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