Thinking of trying the OMAD diet (One Meal A Day)


David81

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I'm thinking of trying the OMAD diet, as I am in need of some weight loss. I hear OMAD is a great way to help one lose weight and I am all for giving it a try. For those who don't know, OMAD is an acronym for One Meal A Day. It's a very simple diet, you eat one meal a day. You can either do it for life, or for a certain period of time, maybe a few weeks to a month, it's up to you.

Has anyone tried this diet? Does it work? I am going to give it a try soon so maybe I'll try to update this topic once I do. :)
 


Sparhawk

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It's interesting to hear you write about this as I have been doing intermittent fasting on and off for about a year or so now.

The basic premise is that if we eat more than once per day, we are just giving our bodies more layers of stuff to digest before they can get to the burning of fat each day. So if we take away those added meals, our bodies can digest our one meal easily and then have enough hours left in the day to start burning fat.

It apparently also increases secretion of the Human Growth Hormone, which is beneficial when working out and building muscle.

It's worked fairly well for me, and I think the OMAD diet sounds pretty similar, so I would definitely give it a shot. Just remember to keep your calories fairly reasonable for that one meal, and to also work out if you can.

Once you are used to eating in this way, you won't feel too hungry outside of your normal eating time.
 

TaffyApple

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I have never tried it but for me, it would not work. I would eat the one meal a day but then by the next meal, I would be starving so I would just end up overeating. Or I would fudge and have a snack- which would turn into two or three or four snacks.

Good luck if you decide to do it.
 
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Eddie88

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Word to the wise here, because I tried it: be careful. You can really mess up your digestive system. I'm not playing, either. When your body is used to only eating one meal a day and then you go back to eating several, you will get upset stomach, cramps, diarrhea, the whole nine. I would just eat a little less junk and hit the gym, honestly.
 

Silver Surfer

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I have never tried it but for me, it would not work. I would eat the one meal a day but then by the next meal, I would be starving so I would just end up overeating. Or I would fudge and have a snack- which would turn into two or three or four snacks.

Good luck if you decide to do it.
That would be exactly my problem. I don't think I could keep it up for a day.

But then again, who knows, I never thought I could give up smoking, but I did.
 

Lucky

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I do off and on intermittent fasting, usually two meals a day. But it's definitely hard to stick to. I don't know if I could do just one meal a day. I'm not sure if I could get in the required amount of calories (over 2000) in just one meal.
 
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