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Anyone doin One Meal a Day (OMAD)

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

  1. Spl@

    [email protected] Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I do one meal a day, but lately I have found that I need something, bulletproof coffee or such or the hunger gets quite unpleasant.

    My weight is starting to reach the point where I will be lower than I want. Also i'm having to be careful with the evening meal. Putting enough fat and protein in sometimes upsets my family.

    Made a lovely curry the other night, (no rice, cauli and broccoli for me) all low carb, worked out at around 30 carbs all in before divvying up the portions, lots of cream 4%, coconut milk4%, mince beef20% and pork. Spices, Plenty of butter. Next day I was on fire. Blasted the day.

    Everybody else apparently was on the express loo!
     
  2. Bewildered

    Bewildered Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow I’m still trying to learn, after reading about type 2 and then having my diagnosis changed. What do people eat as their one meal? And how do you transition to this?
     
  3. Ushthetaff

    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I do it but it’s about the size of 3 normal meals, I don’t do breakfast ever but do eat dinner sometimes , and tea well that’s the big meal of the day my weight is totally stationary, it always has been , i am really lucky I eat enough for an army but don’t put weight on . I have the same size waist now as I had when I was 18 , it’s not a planned diet to be honest it’s just the way it is .
     
  4. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    on my 3rd day of omad now

    it depends on my blood sugars if im to continue or not
    ive recently like in the last few days
    dropped from 10 to 12 fasting to less than 6
    with no apparent reason
    so idk if its going to stay steady or keep going down
    as there was no known reason to be in the 10 to 12 fasting( for a few months steady)
    i have no clue what its doing( i didnt have enuf strips to see but now i have a libre)
    but i hope to be able to stay with omad
     
  5. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great work! If you feel it’s sustainable, continue on while monitoring. Lots of IF plans, so if you feel off, tryout another or make adjustments.
     
  6. Lilylala

    Lilylala · Well-Known Member

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    Been omad since 1/2/20 was taking humulin m 3 , 30 am/pm now only 16 pm. bs at start 10 am 8 pm now 7 am 5 pm lost 35 lb typical omad meal meat and salad veg , treat at weekend takeaway kebab / curry / Chinese.since the start only had a few hypos but not totally been insulin free don't think I ever will be.
     
  7. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    it worries me something that i heard dr fung say in one of his videos
    idk if he talks about omad or not
    but he has nice fasting videos
    and in one im almost sure i heard him say that people get
    complications even with good blood sugars or bad ones when diabetic
    if i heard that right then it appears theres nothing we can do
    we dont need good numbers
    or all the struggle it takes to achieve them
    please tell me im wrong and
    i heard that wrong
     
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  8. SLLH

    SLLH · Member

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    I think perhaps you may have misheard. High blood sugar levels cause the damage.
     
  9. Widgets

    Widgets · Well-Known Member

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    I've been LCHF since early this summer when I was told that my blood glucose had been creeping up over the last few years and I was now pre-diabetic. I got access to my results via the GP website and yes, they've been going up by just over 1 per year since I went on BP medication a few years ago.

    I went hard on a low carb. diet and started exercising, and also started 16:8 fasting regime. Increasingly though that 16:8 was stretching to 18:6 or even 20:4. I've lost a fair amount of weight (I had a LOT to lose), but a week or so ago I'd been stalled on the same weight for what felt like forever (really it was about 5 days but, well, brains are weird lumps of tapioca aren't they?), so I thought I'd give OMAD a try.

    2 days of OMAD is all it took. I didn't feel hungry at all for more than about 20 minutes at a stretch. I had a standard (new me standard) at tea time (about 7pm) and that's it. Yesterday I had a small lunch and a slightly bigger evening meal and my weight is still going in the right direction. My current plan is to do OMAD at least once a week or so, for a while at least, and see how it goes, with options for more frequently depending on how I feel/how my numbers look.

    I do so love how supportive and informative this place is. Onward and downwards!
     
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    bloograss · Newbie

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    Just started it coz I heard Jason Fung say that if you really want to empty the sugar from your cells you need to fast. He was recommending 36 hour fasts (twice a week I think). That sounds too hard, so I thought I would try omad three days a week. We’ll see how we go, but the first two times have been fine…
     
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    bishee12 · Newbie

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    I did a three day water only fast, then OMAD for two weeks and then a five-day water only fast and now I am on OMAD again. I thought I would give in … but hunger doesn’t last forever and, on the five day fast, the energy reserves in my belly fat kicked in and I felt more alert and my hunger faded as each day passed. I lost 10kg and I’m not silly enough to believe that a lot of that wasn’t due to water loss. However, I have to buy new trousers now and my resolve to continue is boosted by that thought. I haven’t lost enough belly fat to stop taking my blood pressure tablets yet but I haven’t taken any metformin in two months. I am trialing an electronic glucose sensor and it tells me that my HbA1C is ‘normal’ and I can see what foods spike my blood glucose … so it’s a super way of proving to me which foods I should and should not eat. I am really pleased at the outcome and on my way to a body weight I had 50’years ago!
     
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