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VikkiStMichael1 Fri 07-Dec-18 16:45:27

One Meal A Day

I've been reading up on this way of eating which is basically a form of intermittent fasting where you fast all day and consume the vast majority of your calories at one sitting where you have a meal (anything you want). Testimonials claims it increases concentration and focus as well as losing 2-3 lbs per week.

I've never been a breakfast person and I'm not generally hungry until about 2-3pm most days so was thinking of giving it a go. Just wondered if anyone hear had tried it and had any stories to share?

Welshmamma Thu 31-Jan-19 19:04:53

@TheGirlWhoLived thats great! If you can lose on 5:2 then two days non fasting is still a great plan! I had two meals today .... went with how I feel .... I felt hungry 😋

TheGirlWhoLived Wed 30-Jan-19 19:45:19

I’m doing really well too, down 5lb in a week which isn’t bad considering I had Saturday and Sunday off! Hoping to lose more this week with one day off at the weekend

MunchyMunchkin Sun 27-Jan-19 17:14:14

@blackbear10 you won’t become hypoglycaemic if you have no other medical problems and fast for 16-20hrs.
You might feel a little wobbly but a grain of salt and glug of water sorts that out.

Welshmamma Sun 27-Jan-19 17:14:10

@Blackbear10 i drink plenty of water and black coffee. I have ebough fat on me to keep going for soemtime, so havent been bothered by wozziness wink

Welshmamma Sun 27-Jan-19 17:12:14

@DONTPICKTHEMILKSPOTS IN 13 days. For me thats amazing as i have never lost more than two pound on any diet plan.

Blackbear10 Sun 27-Jan-19 16:43:22

Does anyone end up feeling woozy from blood sugar dropping on this diet?

I like the idea but I’m really concerned that if I don’t eat three meals a day I end up feeling really shaky and woozy due to my blood sugar dropping too low, maybe that’s just me though?

AllSuits Sun 27-Jan-19 16:40:42

As long as what you're eating is full of nutrients and has plenty of balanced variety, and your energy input is exceeded by your energy output, you'll lose weight and be healthy.

DONTPICKTHEMILKSPOTS Sun 27-Jan-19 16:21:33

@welshmamma you count the calories as well?
8lb in how long?

Readysteadygoat Sun 27-Jan-19 15:52:03

Not heard of this before now but I think I'm going to give it a go. My only problem will be not nibbling whilst feeding the baby at lunchtime confused

Welshmamma Sun 27-Jan-19 15:43:16

Ive dropped eight pounds, found it easier to fast than worry about points etc. Had a day when i needed to eat! I was headachey and just felt I needed to eat out of my eating window. Just got back on and fasted with no problem next day.
Ive been counting cals everyday! Love it!

Elephantina Wed 23-Jan-19 22:25:31

Hmm I could get on board with this. For the last few weeks I've been working on breaking my sugar fixation without meticulously "dieting" which has gone well, but now need to set about losing some proper weight (a good 3 stone) as my liver is apparently showing signs of fatty infiltrates.

At 46 and pre-menopausal I have found that the weight doesn't come off as easily as it did 15 years ago, so I need to try something other than calorie counting. Today I had a skinny latte at 7am then nothing until I got in and had a routine dinner at 8.30pm - easy when I'm working as I don't really notice proper hunger until I switch off my work brain. Mind you, by the time I arrived home after a 4 hour drive I'd have gladly eaten the table, that was a tad late...

Beerflavourednipples Wed 23-Jan-19 22:13:21

No. For various reasons it's better to have the meal earlier in the day, but for practical reasons quite a lot of people end up having it in the evening. If you can do it as a brunch, lunch or late lunch, it's better for your digestion and easier, because you spend more of your hungriest hours asleep.

Thanks. Yes that makes sense but I would have to have the food in the evening I think, due to work etc.

bridgetreilly Wed 23-Jan-19 22:09:54

Sorry, that was for Beerflavourednipples.

bridgetreilly Wed 23-Jan-19 22:09:22

No. For various reasons it's better to have the meal earlier in the day, but for practical reasons quite a lot of people end up having it in the evening. If you can do it as a brunch, lunch or late lunch, it's better for your digestion and easier, because you spend more of your hungriest hours asleep.

MunchyMunchkin Wed 23-Jan-19 22:06:44

Peppermint tea is a grey area, avoid if it makes you hungry. As it’s sweet it may well be spiking your insulin which is what you are trying to avoid. Try redbush.

Beerflavourednipples Wed 23-Jan-19 22:01:09

Yes, I feel like I could do this as well. I tried 5:2 once but the thought of not being able to eat much at all for the whole day was so off putting. If I knew I could eat a lovely big meal in the evening, I could be on board with it!

TheGirlWhoLived Wed 23-Jan-19 22:00:11

You choose an hour within a 4 hour window that suits you. I have mine at 1-2pm, only because I need energy for when the kids finish school! There’s so much to do in the morning with school run/housework/yoga Etc. That I just don’t feel hungry. I also walk to Tesco to buy whatever I fancy for my meal in the morning blush

MrsApplepants Wed 23-Jan-19 21:58:51

I’m very interested in this, I can fast for long periods quite well. Think I’ll give it a try, need to lose 20lb

Beerflavourednipples Wed 23-Jan-19 21:53:18

Is it best to have the main meal in the evening?

TheGirlWhoLived Wed 23-Jan-19 21:49:44

Is peppermint tea ok? Keeping with this and water apart from with meals when I’ll have a Diet Coke... or a beer grin

MunchyMunchkin Wed 23-Jan-19 21:28:08

Yep. Works wonders for weight loss and so easy once appetite correction has kicked in. Just ensure you keep the fast clean. Black tea, black coffee or water only.

Gummybear14 Wed 23-Jan-19 21:24:20

I have and combined it with keto losing 4 stone in 3 months. Easiest way of eating ever. Only stopped due to pregnancy but can't wait to get back to it. So much energy, never hungry and felt amazing.

Beerflavourednipples Wed 23-Jan-19 21:08:33

Never heard of this as a diet but interestingly this is how I ate at my smallest as a student nurse.

Interesting...i have realised that this is pretty much how I ate when I was a full time teacher pre kids. Have never really eaten breakfast, and I would often skip lunch because I didn't have time, and then would eat a big meal in the evening. I would eat/drink whatever I wanted at the weekend. I was the smallest I've ever been without even trying.

TheGirlWhoLived Wed 23-Jan-19 21:02:37

Giving this a go- done two days so far and finding it remarkably easy! Be interesting to see first weeks weight loss ( if any) are you sticking to rough calories for your meal or just plate size and mindful on nutrition?

Welshmamma Thu 17-Jan-19 09:07:56

Day four and ive dropped four and a half pounds, yes i am sure thats a lot of water but I havent found it difficult to sustain and feel less worried about what Im eating all the time x

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