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Anyone doin One Meal a Day (OMAD)

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by rab5, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. gettingamoveon

    gettingamoveon Type 2 · Active Member

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    I'm doing it more and more often. If a wave of hunger comes during the day, I drink water or black coffee and think of the money I'm saving.
     
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  2. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, I do one meal a day usually eating in the late afternoon/early evening. I thought I wouldn't be able to do this on hols, but like @gettingamoveon I thought of all the money I was saving and it wasn't as hard as I thought. :D
     
  3. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ive been doing OMAD since sept 9th
    i lean heavily to keto and low carb sometimes
    but other days have to eat with others
    which means it could be anything

    i really enjoy the OMAD
    its so much easier
    and i have dropped 1 bp medication
    and am using less insulin
    and have lost a few pounds
    so all in all very successful
     
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  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Sounds like you've found a bit of a groove there for yourself @cdpm . Good news.
     
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  5. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Excellent news.. very well done indeed.. Long may you continue with your successes.
     
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  6. MrsGruffy

    MrsGruffy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @cdpm - Glady you're having such great success with OMAD! I have too! I've been largely living an OMAD eating plan since March this year. I've nearly lost 20 kg so far. However, I have experienced 2 very long (6 weeks!) soul destroying, demotivating stalls. So I have found that as I don't especially get hungry, but can't do very long fasts, as I quickly begin to feel cold and ill and tired, instead I do some up to 72 hour fasts here and there (I stop when I start to feel poorly), and I also vary the time of my meal each day. So I might have breakfast- dinner - breakfast - lunch - lunch - dinner on consecutive days for example. I usually load up with 2 meals the day before a longer fast, with a higher percentage of fat than usual. I'm not sure why I do that - I think I read it somewhere, and it seems to ensure that I don't get horribly constipated while fasting. I know there's technically nothing to come out when you're not eating, but I get the most savage stomach cramps and really struggle unless I keep to a regular bowel routine. There is still waste from the body itself which needs to come out, even when you're not eating, I think. Keeping my water up is a thing I take very seriously, as well as supplementing with magnesium, and combined vit K and D3. I have also just commenced high dose ginkgo biloba (Tebonin - Blackmore's brand) but that is for tinnitus and vertigo which is driving me nuts at the moment - I have Menniere's disease.
     
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  7. set-in-stone

    set-in-stone · Well-Known Member

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    Money...motivation indeed!
    This is my third week on OMAD. And my easiest week so far. The first three days of week one was a struggle. I was hungry from noon to 4pm! But I pressed on. Had loads of drinks and bullion. Week two came with a stinking cold. I almost gave up
    This week has been easier. I have to remind myself to eat.
    Weekdays are fine as I work full time. It’s the weekend with family meals, teenage daughter etc. that I have to plan carefully. I have lost 1kg.

    Hoping to go on for a couple more weeks. Not sure I have the will power to make this a permanent thing.
     
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    set-in-stone · Well-Known Member

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    Well done!
    Hope I can last a few more weeks ...
     
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  9. Terrytiddy

    Terrytiddy Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I have done OMAD for months now. :) I find it very easy and I'm lucky I live on my own so no pressure from anyone at meal times. I also do extended fasting and follow Low Carb High Fat (LCHF)/Keto way of eating. I have lost over 5 stone and put my diabetes in remission and off all diabetes meds:happy:
     
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  10. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    im now on 81 days
    and it seems like i can
    go off my lantus
     
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  11. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Wow! That's amazing! :)
     
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  12. Iban

    Iban Type 2 · Member

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    Well done ! I am going to try that route. Thank you.
     
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  13. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    im still doing omad (since sept.)
    i dont lose much weight on it
    but that wasnt really my goal
    i think i have to change the meal
    composition tho
    as i still binge (maybe more protein)
    and am always hungry still

    but i have further reduced my insulin
    i was using over 200 units total
    of lantus and novorapid combined
    before omad
    then with omad combined with low carb
    i now use less than 100 units lantus and rapid combined
    but only with a small amount of weight loss
    so this tells me that it wasnt necessarily the weight loss
    that helped but the low carb and fasting that helped
    im happy with the omad
    but would like some weight gone
    but seems not likely
    so i will just take what it does do for me
    less insulin and less binging were my goals
    on omad so im halfway there anyway
    (less insulin is half my goals)
    :)
     
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  14. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    How are your blood sugars doing?
     
  15. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @cdpm have you tried doing resistance training as well? I assume you are going for a short walk after your daily meal.
     
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    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    nearly 7 when i wake up
    and go as high as 9 at other times
    of just random tests

    im afraid to take it after i eat
    (at 6-7pm)
     
  17. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    embarassed to say im not getting any exercise

    i have 5 and 8 and 10 pound barbells
    and was doing a tiny routine every other day
    3 exercises 8 reps each with the 5's
    but then hurt my shoulder somehow
    and never restarted
     
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    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Please forgive my ignorance but how do you avoid hypos when you only eat once per day? If I go longer than usual between meals I start with hypo symptoms and my bs's drop to 3's and I have to resort to jelly babies to bring my levels up and then eat a light snack to maintain them. I am type 2 and take Gliclazide as well as Metformin.
     
  19. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    I personally don't take any meds ... one of the benefits of fasting?
    So no meds no hypos.. only get to the 3's when extended fasting and then not usually for long.
     
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  20. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    for me i thought i could go off the lantus
    but then began waking up over 10
    so i went back on and am currently
    using half what i was
    and 2/3 less rapid insulin
    i cant remember now if i got hypos
    when i started but i dont get any now
    unless i somehow use too much rapid
    in the one meal if its a carby meal
    i believe my insulin to carb ratio may have
    improved but i dont know how to test only doing one meal
    i know the procedure but its hard to apply
    with not much to compare it to
     
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