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On the flip side? I'll say!

Doesn't seem to be anyone using this version, or at least not posting. I have days on which this comes about rather naturally. Today was one. I went to a brunch and did it up. I was not hungry again the rest of the day. But I am committing only to fasting until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. I do not have an easy time, as some do, going all day without food. The people in the books I've read where it's promoted were people who often already weren't breakfast people.

I get notices when anyone posts, so if you want a woot wooter, I can do it!

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How is everyone doing? I’ve thought a time or two that OMAD might be a better way for me - ties in with the whole Intermittent Fasting on the flip side.

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Inacar, how did you lose your hundred+ pounds? Over how long a time are you eating your food? Thanks

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If I had a penny for every "do over", I would have some change in my pocket. It works for me to do OMAD. It does but it sure isn't easy these last months. I am still keeping my food choices in line so maybe the kinks will get worked out and I shall start losing weight again.

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Over ate last night will do better today




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Hi my name is Kathryn and I sm doing the OMAD by eating a well planned healthy full dinner each night.




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You know that last post I made, well I gained so here we go again. First gain in 7 months, I had let my carbs creep up and that just doesn't work it would appear.

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How is everyone? I seem to be fading back to two meals again. One thing about my food plan these days, I have set in stone stuff I follow but at any moment I can adjust and go another way. It seems as long as I am losing weight along the journey, and my BS cooperates I can make changes.

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Went ahead with a meal yesterday afternoon after my bulletproof coffee, BS was down some this morning but I will keep pretty tight with my meals for a while. Yesterday's meal was low carb and low protein and very high calorie wise, I had a sausage, avocado, and some almonds. Today's meal I am thinking over some, not sure if it will be turkey or Salmon with some green beans. I am prepared for either or so it's covered.

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Since my stress level has been elevated, my BS went up and so all my experimenting has now stopped, I am back to basics for a while. I will have my Bulletproof Coffee and then OMAD today coming off my fast. Waiting to see if BS remains down with meal today or if another fast day will be needed. Playing it by ear and BS level,

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I weighed this morning and I am still losing over a pound a week. Just 55 pounds till I reach my first goal and get to see where to from there. I really feel comfortable with the coffee, but have ordered some teas, so I may try them with coconut oil, it's supposed to help macrophage cycle and I sure need some cells repaired and improved. The meal at 5 works for me but my sugar remains up so is it just stress? Maybe burning fat sending it up? My protein and carbs were low yesterday so in a perfect world my BS would have cooperated and gone down and it didn't. So I may be looking at a few fast days to get it down? I am very comfortable with how my eating is going, I can see eating this way forever now. Today I am a happy camper as they say.

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Sounds like an interesting concept with ndiffeent theme for different days, I am still at the stage where I need the OMAD thing to become stable, it is wobbly and as soon as I try to restrain foods, it gets a lot harder to stick to just one meal. Which might mean that it is not a good idea but I still have good faith in it and as I feel good and have the energy I need (although this heat takes a lot of energy from me!) I will go on.


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Right now for me, I am eating my meal at 5 pm. I am eating whole foods, today it was my low protein day, so I get to add fruit. Today was a peach, cantaloupe, and avocado. Interesting combo but it satisfies me. I had lemon on my avocado and some got on the cantaloupe, crazy but I liked that taste. I also am still trying the bulletproof coffee at 2 pm on most days, so technically I am not OMAD I guess. I think I prefer the way I feel in the afternoon with the coffee on board.
Glad to see you back Meddypeddy.

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Hi, yes really MIA but not abandoning my OMAD idea... I fail a lot and my servings are still to big, but I can also notice that it gets more and more "normal" to eat once a day and be done with it.

As we have been treveling with theatre most week days for a mont OMAD is also a blessing, I don´t have to spend any time thingkin of what and when I will eat, I´ll just wait until I come home This has meant that I have my meal at nine in the evening sometimesbut I really don´t care, I am sort of happy with this and it works most of the time so I will continue.

The greatest benifits are that grazing is not an option – I don´t have to negotiate ever if I "just this time might"... having said that I also admit that II have been grazing a coule of times... but then it has been because I fell of the wagon and COE took over.

Its also great not having to think that much about my meals, it is one time a day and it´s fine. I know that I need to compose my meals better - less calories will be needed if I want to los weight faster, but I give myself permission to focus on OMAD and not caring about what is in it.

Most days it is meat, pork or chicken, a lot of vegetables and rice, quinoa or potatoes

As we are having a heat wave it is all very diffucult right now, I have no energy to do anything more than I must whick means that apart from the theatre engagement I spent most time indoors in my hoe. Without OMAD I would have gained a lot I think....


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I only knew it could result in loss of appendages and sight, hearth disease, and the most frightening one to me, bring on a stroke. That's almost worse than death, in my book. A famous meditation teacher, quite old, had a stroke about three years ago. (Pure bad luck, it sounds like. Vegetarian, slim his whole life, etc. But in his '80's. Anything can happen.) He has 24-hour care from his followers, but can't stand nor even speak in anything more than a few individual words just repeating them when they are in a song sung to him. He might be okay with it, or possibly isn't in a state to be unhappy with his lot. But I'd do a lot to avoid that, if I could.

I totally support your efforts.

May I ask, and sorry to be lazy if this is easy information to look for, but what time of day is your usual meal time? Do you move the time around to have various overnight fast lengths?

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Yes, the results of high BS is chilling because if BS is high it is burning something up. You may not be aware of it but it is on a seek and destroy mission. It destroys cells, whether it's brain cells, kidney cells, or circulation and you lose toes. It's there and it's busy doing what it does best and many times we are totally unaware. Anyway like so many things we can choose to ignore it has horrible effects. I have been having a tough few days keeping the one meal going. But I am going to try it a little longer. So many positives for me, not sure it would be a better option of returning to 2 meals. I'm giving it a little longer.

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Meddy Peddy seems to be MIA for now. I don't know if BS is an issue for her.

I get the sense that most people who use OMAD start out at least not trying to make their meals precise because they often come from strict dieting and are exasperated with it. They want to just eat their meal and be done with it.

But I think anyone with health issues has to take that seriously. Keeping track of your BS and doing what it takes to lose weight and sustain it is crucial. HIgh blood sugar consequences are chilling! If OMAD keeps you from eating too much, mazel tov!

I keep thinking I want to swing two OMAD days a week, but I've recently been on a bender and think I need to get back to statis before I try something that could get the pendulum swinging. It may not work anyway. I tried something similar last year and it never came easy. I was constantly bargaining with myself to stay compliant. But I'm still so intrigued by the metabolic changes of shorter times in the fed state.

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I think I have passed the week of bulletproof coffee, even upped the ante with some cocoa added yesterday. It gave me a dark chocolate taste and I didn't have the usual feeling from having caffeine so???? It did give me a burst of feeling better, maybe energy and my BS has lowered, any thoughts?

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Last night was a feast night, not an everyday kind of night, I indulged with ribeye, boiled shrimp, and a salad. And as I am beginning to understand my BS responds upward after more protein in my meal. I also got sidetracked with my bulletproof coffee and had it after my meal instead of the usual 2 pm time, so that may not have been a good choice on a higher protein day. I will get that back at 2 today for sure. I want to do a full week with the bulletproof coffee to see how it goes before I decide to continue or not.

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BS of 117 this morning after a meal of fresh pineapple, peaches, 6 fresh cherries and cottage cheese. So if I keep meat and carbs separated it appears I can have some fruit. (Carbs near 60) So I can add a fruit day if I want. This will give a break to my liver not having such high protein from meat to deal with and give me a day to have fruit if I choose.
I also deal with "suggestions" that would sabotage me in the evenings after meals. Last night wasn't an escalation in my thoughts so I was happy with that also. Well, it's been a good learning week, learning about what works and what doesn't. At least I know I can have pineapple, peaches, and cherries when I keep it a fruit night. This week I also had a sweet potato with my meal and that was a success.
Does anyone operate their meals by macro percentages? On my regular OMAD meals, I shoot for less than 20 carbs, working on getting protein to 4 oz, and then fat is the rest. I have added bulletproof coffee at 2 pm which seems to have helped my BS settle down, not swinging over 120 at anytime. Has anyone else seen Bulletproof Coffee have that effect on BS?

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Well I say it was a success, my BS was 120 two hours after the meal with sweet potato and it was 118 this morning. No huge rebound, so I guess keeping it going, waiting to see on my fruit and low protein today.

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I switched it up today, bought a chicken to grill so I had grilled chicken, salad, and my sweet potato. So we shall see if I can add on occasion a sweet potato without a blowup of my BS. Waiting now to check my BS after the meal. Let me tell you, this is an amazing way to eat, I feel like something must be wrong. The sweet potato was the best, even if I can't do it again. It was well worth the try. Does anyone remember the diet plan Suzanne Summers came out with years ago? Seems she divided fruits into their own category as to when you could eat them. Tomorrow I will be eating fruit, no meat/low protein to see if I can repeat Monday's BS with some extra carbs. I sure hope for good results tonight and tomorrow.

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I checked- sweet potato will need to wait till Wednesday on the low protein day.


P.S.I Iooked up your No S Diet! Seems I am doing it mostly???

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Well, I have a sweet potato now in my possession. Maybe today or tomorrow on my low protein day???? I need to go check the numbers.

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I will with pleasure eat both kinds of potatoes for you, and absorb the calories, too.. I just replenished my supply on Thursday.

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Drifting is a great term, like when you skid through a turn but still get the curve taken. Sometimes white knuckling it. I have to say I am keeping things very simple this go around. With KETO there are lots of tricks and add-on items that people are doing, I have done that with diets before but this time I am taking what will get me happy and healthy and leave the complicated and costly out of it. One of the reasons I have added BLE is because I feel the difference with no sweeteners and no flour. I know my inflammation has decreased. No doubt about it. Food I eat now has a taste, amazingly so. I have slowed myself down eating, chewing and thinking over every bite, trying to stretch past the 20 minutes it takes for my brain to register. I am unable to do starch at all, hopefully, one day I can add back some beans but that's a way down the road. I enjoy hearing you can embrace them, eat some for me along with a sweet potato. LOL
I plan an excursion with a sweet potato this fall with loads of butter and cinnamon. Waiting for the fresh crop.

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I have actually drifted more and more into high starch meals. I was convinced I needed protein mostly from animals (I didn't consider beans for that because their protein is only third of their calories from starch and I was using 40/30/30.) It turns out I can be very satisfied with high starch meals: beans might be part of the mix, but even a cooked grain (not ground into a flour) and potato are a delight.

My fasting has been minimal, not counting the "fasts" between three meals most days, meaning no snacking 5 days a week. Sometimes my weekends are even lighter than that. I was lucky enough for that to take care of most of my weight loss. I tried some of the varieties out there, but never could become happy at reducing my eating hours. I wanted my coffee with plenty of creamer very near after getting up and liked having a meal at dinner time. SOMETIMES I've been able to do just a 12-hour fast. Plus, for the last few years, nearly every quarter, I do a DIY version of what's called the FMD (fast mimicking diet) for 5 days. (NOT recommended for people who have active health problems- they should do it through a doctor with very precise ingredients, and unfortunately quite expensive.) That, too, is not for weight loss; I don't weigh myself very often but I did follow it with weighing after a couple of rounds and found that within a few days my weight had returned to where it was, which is what I expected. However, It seems to be the reason I have taken off another 10 lbs., although I wasn't trying to. And they have come off around my torso: I"ve also gained some muscle even though I wasn't exercising very consistently. And I've chosen to eat fewer flour-based foods when home, so my diet has gotten pretty simple. I didn't do it for weight loss, either, but it may have contributed to it because I read that cutting out a lot of "highly palatable" foods can lead to a lower set point.

I actually tried to do M/T/W low carb for several weeks. I found it very unsatisfying. I wasn't hungry. but I still WANTED to eat, mostly because since I was doing it mostly vegetarian , there were a lot fewer foods to chew than I am used to. I found myself going into the fridge for cream cheese and regular cheese plus into the nuts just to chew, ending up taking in a lot more calories than I think were appropriate. The experiment was supposed to go until June 21, when I would evaluate; by the time I got there, I was down to two days and was so excited to get back to my carbs. I never had the patience to do it long enough to get to be fat-adapted, as they say. There is evidence that intermittent fasting can result in the same insulin reducing reduction without the carb restricting. I will admit that I still often want to eat with no real hunger even after I eat a meal I know will take me to the next time to eat, about 5 hours later, with only a bit of hunger. Or sometimes even longer. I used to just eat my three meals anyway, but just recently, I've made myself wait until I'm hungry and that has resulted in a few long overnight fasts. It's not fun while I wait, but I always feel glad the next day.

Whatever problems I still have I'm willing to live with because I never want to go back to the lousy feelings I and so much of teh time when I was compulsively overeating.

I tend to choose to eat quite similarly every day because it's just simpler and I"m more likely to stick with it rather than make much more complicated. Sustainability trumps changing the routine back and forth during the week. But I know that has worked quite well for some.

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Six years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I have played around with it, did a lot they recommend never doing to start with but being uninformed I plowed ahead. LOL, I am a true believer in finding what works for you. This is one journey we must figure out for ourselves. I started with OMAD and snacks, and that didn't work because I am a grazer, one snack leads to 3-4 till my cutoff time. I also keep bumping into what triggers my BS up. It seems protein sends me over the ledge. I am one of the chosen who converts protein over it seems. I keep falling over KETO and OMAD information. Today I found where it is recommended to include 3 no protein days, every other day during the week. M-W-F? Have you read anything about this? I may give it a go next week just to see.

And I thank you for your thoughts on my journey, I am not so courageous as I am determined to find my path this time. Call me a seeker, seeking the truth to what makes my body tick.


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You have no idea how courageous and dedicated I feel you are in this process. To keep trying in the face of the sacrifices it has taken to accomplish what you have. I am humbled. I think I was able to stick with only one day on one meal. It would mostly be to prove to myself not only is it possible, but that I might even feel pretty good the next day. In the future, I aspire to do it once or twice a week, according to Brad Pilon, whose book Eat Stop Eat I finally bought after years of receiving his newsletter and it opened the door for other explorations.. May I ask where you got the idea for OMAD? Had you tried the other methods, such a extending your overnight fast to 16, 14, or 12 hours first? Tx

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Ok things are leveling out, BS still is temperamental but maybe one day? I am staying with OMAD, low carb, and BLE guidelines to top it off. I am feeling pretty good to boot, for me anyway. I hope everyone else is doing fine.

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I had the surgery back when it first became available, I had the impression it would fix me. After the surgery, he told me I had one year to get it off and said goodbye. I hope if others have surgery they do better at self-educating themselves than I did. I do know without the surgery I would have reached even heavier weights, I weighed 298 when I had surgery, reached 225, got pregnant and losing weight was lost. After surgery at my heaviest, I weighed over 336 before I started this path of getting healthier and eliminating foods that I couldn't eat and have any control. I think we are on the same page about the surgery-it still takes lots of work.

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It's true that it's just a tool. One of my colleagues has done marvelously well. My niece, a disheartening failure. She weighs more than when she started and I'm pretty sure she was well over 300 pounds then. Honestly I feared for her because the doctor did not ask to change some of her habits and lose a little weight beforehand, as my colleague's doctor had. In addition when our family was out to dinner not long before the surgery, I offered to split a meal with my sister, and my niece laughing questioned that. Split a meal? That worried me a lot.

But I don't want to get too far afield! No system is foolproof.

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Surgery works for about one year and if you haven't fixed your head in that time you are back to square one. Surgery is only a tool to get you started and then it's up to you to do the work. There is no easy fix for overeating except finding out what is eating you. As my doctor said even with surgery a person can sit and eat ice cream and gain weight.
It always comes back to personal choices.

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One way to look at it is that people who have had weight loss surgery can eat only small amounts. Supposedly anything goes; on the other hand, there is nothing to stop you from not choosing modern manufactured foods, especially if you actually like some of the other options.

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My meal today will be grilled chicken and cauliflower salad.

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My meal today:
1 sausage link
Broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots
1 fresh tomato


It seems I will be giving the under 500 calories a run for the money for the next stage of my journey. Working on staying in the moment as I eat and slowing down with my eating. Studies show staying under 500 calories keeps the fat burning, we shall see.


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Just stopping by to say hey, I hope things are well with you. I have changed a few things since I was here. I also messed up with a Buffet that was very disappointing, horrible food and a break in my guidelines. I have been eating the two meals, so OMAD got lost for awhile. I also picked up some of the Bright Line Eating guidelines and added them to my food choices. Measuring has helped a lot and only eating at meals-no snacks has been a game changer. I stumbled over some videos about OMAD and I'm thinking I may return to it after my present fast. How is everyone doing?

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A meal is sort of anything I eat, from a sanwich to a full plate ... it´s hard to accept that a pizza is an OK meal, it´s the OMAD that matters and it will in the long run work okay. But as I am very used to believe that as soona s I don´t have full control, eat healthy and track evertyhing to be sure I stay within the recommended daily calories, I feel like I am cheating ansd cheating means "All is lost, may as well binge..."

The other day I hade a meal with a dessert of strawberries and cream, it was OMAD and it was also too many calories for a day but I do want to learn to ignore that as it is an exception from my average day...


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May I ask what a meal is for you now? Are you falling in to a pattern of about how much you eat at a time? I certainly don't want to feel bad if the food is not healthy. For most of my time, like for 5 years, a fair number of my lunches and dinners were about half fast food (Mexican, pizza, or cheap Chinese buffet).

Did I say anything here about finding out that without aiming at it, I lost some abdominal fat and gained muscle (not sure where)? My limited fasting may have been a reason, as I'm now discovering while reading a book by a longevity researcher.

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I find it interesting how my brain is accomodating to OMAD. That does not mean that I manage it the way I see in my vision _ established eating time and very healthy food only – but it means that I think it is natural to eat only one time a day. Had you asked me six months ago I would have thought it was a very weird idea....

This gives me hope that I will be able to change my obsessed mind by just struggling on and trying, it will change slowly....


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I'm having an unplanned overnight fast of about 15 hours tonight. I ate a relatively normal lunch for me but then had a mid-,afternoon coffee with creamer around 3:30 pm. Then I dropped off the rental car and decided to walk to the bus taking detours until I got to nearly 10, 000 steps. (I even ducked into a high rise hotel and climbed 20 stories.) I kept hoping I'd get hungry so I could have a delicious dinner of food I have in my fridge. I got home at nearly 8 o'clock. Only two hours to bed. I will really enjoy my breakfast. I wish I thought i could make it to 20 hours, but I just love my morning coffee too much.

I ate only 900 calories today. I don't usually track but I'm trying to see if I can help bump my team up in its category. That's not as low as is used in the EOD diet, but it matches the amount that was eaten EOD by residents in a nursing home in Spain decades ago. They were fed enough to on up days to keep their weight steady. But it had health benefits even without weight loss.

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Inacar, it is actually natural for your body to want more than it needs at any one point. Eons ago, it paid to be able to eat more than we needed. But we do have to be the ones to put the breaks on now because the reasons we needed the food then are gone now. I hope you can find something to weaken the urge, but it still pays to hold out as often as possible, even when it's so irritatingly uncomfortable. Then holding out instead of giving in will become the default, but it will also be necessary a lot less often IF the plan is the right one for us.

Let us know if the vinegar helped or if you stumbled on something else. I don't like tea but I've found often that a cup of decaf with some half and half at the end of the meal can be a signal it's over. When I sip it, it will often take long enough that a feeling of fullness gets more convincing.

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Inacar, try drinking some apple cider vinegar diluted in water when you feel you should be done eating but still craving more. It has helped me turn off my cravings.

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How are things going, Ladies?

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I wish my desire to eat would go away when I['m not really hungry, but it doesn't work! Just waiting it out. Good luck, inacar.

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I am so ready to figure out the graze mode I get in between my meal at 5 and cut off at 9pm. My head knows I am full and yet my "heart" still wants more. I am staying within my foods I can eat so all is not lost but my head knows it isn't what I need to be doing. I have absolutely no reason to be in that hunger mode at this time of my life. I need to break the cycle.

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It rarely has to do with physical need. The kinds of nutrients that are truly needed when not eating are not things that register on the brain. It sends out signals for calories! I'm sure we all have a few hanging around in storage.

I'm lurking and checking in sometimes because I aspire to one or two days a week of one meal. But, my eating and weight are actually pretty good, so I'm not in enough of a hurry to commit yet. I just like to watch and support for now.

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As I so far has not succeed in really establishing a meal time it differs between 2 pm and 9 pm my hunger feelings are sort of chaotic and they also depend on what I eat with my meal. But they are rarely hard to resist as they go away in five minutes. Worse are cravings at night and they seem to be there wether I have eaten recently or not. It´s the disease of compulsive overeating and has nothing to do with physical need I think.


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I tried changing the window and eating two meals, a light one at 3 and then a dinner around 7. Well I tried it one day, and I was surprised that it didn't feel right, I prefer the one meal at 5 PM. My husband does like the earlier meal added and keeping a wider window for eating. Not sure how it will play out, kind of strange being on different schedules.

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OMAD has worked for me! My stomach gets a little grumbly about 3:00 on some days. I have bulletproof coffee in the morning... And .I find that if I don't eat... I am not hungry! It seems like an oxymoron, but it's odd that it's true!

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Usually not posting means that I have started eating. Not this time, I have been so occupied with accordion and singing that I spent most of my time with that. This week so far has been without any slips at all which is probably the first time since I started. I do have streaks of cravings and start every day with thinking "Hmm, maybe I should take a break from OMAD and have breakfast.." so far I am resisting.

Had a doctors appointment tuesday and told him and he wanted me to leave som blood samples but it should be fasting – so I told him about OMAD which meant that I was fasting since it was eleven in the morning... The results was in my journal online yesterday and they are all very good, that´s really great!


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How's it going! Check in good or bad!

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I agree Inacar – it is about FREEDOM. Yesterday I travelled by train all day and if I was not dedicated to OMAD it would have been a lot of negotiating how and what and when to get food.
It was really relaxing not having to think about it at all! And I was not hungry...travelling from 9.30 pm to 5.30 am and hade my OMAD at 6.30... a great day!


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OMAD- is always a work in progress for me but it means FREEDOM!. I am still working on the getting real about portion sizes at the meal. Yes I do have to set myself to get past the 3 o'clock hour, my stomach usually complains around 12 till 3 but if I can get past 3, I am good. I found if I go for a walk and drink lots of water, maybe a coffee break, I manage better. Finding a way to divert my thoughts sure helps. And someone who has been sedentary for years, I am surprised by how much my body looks forward to the short walks. Work in progress.....
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I am really slipping and sliding with OMAD but I am still hopeful, it works most days although I have a feeling in the back of my head that I eat too much at that only meal....


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Maybe I should start an OMAD Diary on my blog... what I fear are uncomprehending comments I am eally to sensitive but I do want to record what is happening, writing the former post made me realise that I don´t really remember how my procject works on a daily basis.


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Forget about a chat thread, I realise that an OMAD thread is what I want to get thoughts from others that have tried, are trying or are going to try.

I experienced through this group that there was an "official" diet called OMAD, I thought that it was an idea of my own. Learning that there were others that thought it might be a lifestyle behaviour really necouraged me.

I have tried OMAD as "lifestyle" since maybe january but it was not until I read about it that I felt that it was okay as a life style choice, that was mayb in february.

The pattern that seems to work is to eat at 15.00-17.00 depending on how the rest of the day is planned. What does not work is to eat my meal too early, before three in the afternoon makes me an easy target for cravings at night.

I try to see this spring as a "trail run" and I allow myself lots of mistakes because the most important thing is that I learn to get back on track no matter what and that I collect what in this theory that wotks for my compulsive, impulse-ridden and obsessed self!

Most mornings goes without cravings but they DO happen and I do have to make a decision if I am going to eat or not. I would estimate that I succeed 28 out of thirty days in not eating.

If I have a meeting or go exercising or otherwise occupy myself away from home it is often easy to delay my meal until 15 even if I arrive home at 12.

My ´meals feels exaggerated - when tracking them I usually get beween 800 and 1700 calories, at one time I even had a pizza, an average "unhealthy" pizza in Sweden has 1500 calories.

I have given in to evening cravings nd I have given in to eating two meals a day, but the evening cravings are not from hunger, they are the disease grumbling and trying to make me lose sight of the OMAD idea that I like.

I hope there are more OMAD-followers in this group I will write more of my experience but this will do for now...


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