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No need to get the supposed optimal balance between protein, carbohydrate and fat. Following a balanced diet as outlined by the NHS is good enough. Build up fitness and exercise regimes slowly and deliberately to get the most enjoyment and benefit.
I needed a diet that suited me and my existing lifestyle. I needed it to be simple and inexpensive. I needed it to be something I could sustain over a long period of time and something I could adapt to a permanent lifestyle when I lost the weight.
My life is based around being at home with the children — cooking, cleaning , doing housework and building a home based business. Superfoods are super but they are also expensive and they are not the miraculous missing link in a successful diet. And as you doubtless know, comfort eating often seems like a way to relieve the stress. Throughout the day I drink water and tea.
Such is the beauty of this diet, fasting during the day means my stomach feels fuller quicker at meal times and stops me over eating.
I eat what the family eats. Meals based around meat, chicken, fish, rice, potatoes, pasta, bread, vegetables, fruit, milk, cream, cheese, eggs — and usually followed by something sweet. This is not about starving myself this is about controlling when I eat so that I can be assured of creating a moderate caloric deficit every day. I guess if you could classify it as snacking. I made a conscious decison not to take on any additional exercise other than walking once or twice a day with the dogs. Taking on exercise as part of your diet may seem like a good idea, but my own experience is that exercise hampers my efforts.
Understand that the real result is not what the scale says but whether you stuck to your eating plan.
You are going to feel hungry on a diet, learn to get comfortable with it. Hunger is a signal and not a command. The evening meal is not an open ended thing. For me that time is 6pm which gives me an hour to eat and limits my opportunity to damage my diet. So much of your success on a diet comes from what you tell yourself. So make sure you tell yourself things that will benefit you.
Unfortunately your weight is not an accurate indicator of fat loss. Instead I take my reward from having stuck to the eating plan. My failure to lose weight has bothered me for years and eventually I came to associate it with failures in other areas of my life. My initial motivation to get going with the diet came from negative emotions. I was unhappy about something in my life and this was my way of pushing back.
The same motivation also got me back on the diet after I fell off the wagon a couple of times. The prospect of always being within 5 or 6 pounds of my ideal weight instead of 35 or 36 pounds is exciting.
One problem with the weight loss industry is that there seems to be a counter argument for almost everything. You can read conflicting arguments both of which seem very credible and you become paralyzed by confusion and uncertainty.
Instead of getting on with doing something positive you end up in a perpetual state of inaction and unable to commit. But to be fair, I did have some knowledge from my previous weight loss attempts. I was happy that I knew enough and was willing to adjust along the way. Fortunately, because the early stages of my diet were largely trial and error I got a chance to experience the quick way and the slow way.
Mixing the two approaches helped me albeit unwittingly to keep my interest and helped me to accommodate whatever was going on in my life at the time. Simple It needs to be simple because as a work at home parent with full time responsibility for the childcare, my life is already complicated enough.
Eating one roughly balanced meal at the same time every day is about as simple as it can get. All they see is me sitting at the dinner table in the evening eating what they eat, enjoying my food and feeling full and happy afterwards. No lethargy Feeling lethargic mid afternoon is a productivity killer for me. Working through lunch and into the early afternoon is a bonus. It was all trial and error in the beginning and I made a lot of errors. I found I was able to make up for it by making slight alterations to the quantities of food I ate.
I also found that putting in two good days at the start of the week where I ate a small meal in the evening, would allow me to be less stringent for the rest of the week.
I get around this by having a cheat day every Saturday. Not particularly scientific, but if nothing else it gives me a nice reward every 7 days. It was important to me to keep my diet a secret, hut you might want to tell people it might be easier!! In fact I got it wrong a lot in the beginning.
It pays to have a rough idea of how many calories your food has but if you start to micro manage your food intake it starts to get tedious and adds an extra pressure. Beyond that, I let experience be my guide. See what works over a couple of weeks. The problem is I end up not just tasting the food, but actually eating it. Besides, starting early stretches your stomach out so you eat more to feel full. The last thing you want having waited all day to eat, is to sit at a table with your family and referee fights and arguments between the kids.
If you get to the end of your meal without really tasting and savoring it, you might not feel inclined to go through it all again tomorrow. So wait ten or fifteen minutes and then eat your dinner in peace. Make sure you eat meals you enjoy. If I sat down at the table to liver and bacon casserole I would not be a happy bunny. Rather than give up and quit, tread water for a while.
Go for maintenance rather than weight loss. Eat two meals a day and gradually work back to having one when you feel like it. As I continue my own fat loss journey I may well decide to experiment to discover for myself whether the conventional fat loss wisdom holds true.
Common Sense You need to apply common sense to this diet. Extended periods of fasting can lead to feeling faint or dizzy. Eat small snacks if you need to. The opinions stated here are my own, I am not medically trained nor am I a qualified nutritionist.
You must do your own research and you should consult a medical professional before embarking on a diet. But if you have any doubts at all you should see a doctor. I could have done it quicker but the price for the quick result was more than I was willing to pay. Oh and about the General. As a former U. They constipate you so badly that you get stomach pains after eating them for two days.
During the First Gulf War they apparently had to airlift a couple soldiers to Germany because of critical digestion issues caused by them. Anyways on the one meal a day diet: I used to do that in High School along with running every day and dropped from lbs to about to get in shape for AROTC although I was really skinny runner type, and after a couple months of PT was up to about from putting on muscle.
The way I always saw it, one meal a day is more natural from an evolutionary standpoint. Mankind was made to eat big meals rather than munch all day like the 6 meals a day has you think. A human being is far more flexible with eating adaptability than most nutritionists or health experts are willing to admit.
Hence why so many studies contradict each other in dietary research. I am in my early 40s. I last did this way of eating in my 20s and it worked fabulously for me. Now I am overweight and trying it again.
They tend to be normal hearty meals. Instead of dividing up my calorie intake between a breakfast that I never really wanted in the first place, and a so-so diet lunch and then making do with the few calories I have left to eat a weird meal different to everyone else in the household or at at the restaurant.
Hi Krystal, I think you summed it up very nicely. Thanks so much for leaving such a great comment — I look forward to hearing how you get on!! At that point i was frustrated at my efforts at weight loss. Excersing was not for me and eating salads put me into a bad temper. I was begining to think maybe i would never loose weight but then i read this wonderful article and realized may be i should give it a try… Eating one meal a day.
I look great and am never hungry!!! Just one thing, what does it mean when you wake up still really full from the night before? Did I eat too much? For example,last night I had salad, oven cooked fresh salmon with soy and ginger, brown rice a lot and broccoli and 3 glasses of red wine.
Maybe its the carbs that did it. If I get hungry during the day, I eat some natural almonds or a spoon full of yoghurt or have some coffee and that seems to work. I am 74 kilos and need to get down to 57 by end June I hope this is possible with this diet. I am so tired of counting calories and points and watching what I eat. I really hope this one works. Anyone have any tips? Great going, you can do this! Do you have any tips? Thanks for this affirmation. I am currently doing something similar.
I do have a mid morning snack boiled egg or celery or apple and mid afternoon snack like the mid morning one then eat my meal after 5 sometime. I drink lotsa water, coffee no sugar or cream or tea plain all day long. Just wanted to give you an update. There have been some days when I am really hungry either mid morning or early afternoon. Then I find myself obsessing about food.
So then I just have my Big meal then. At first I was worried that it would hurt the weight loss, but not at all- I continue to lose steadily. So on days where I am REALLY hungry, and decide to make an early big meal, then at night right before bed, I will have a small bowl of fiber cereal with a little milk and an apple- so that I go to bed with food in my stomach and can sleep.
The weight loss continues as before. And that early meal holds me for the day! The small snacks are a brilliant idea because they keep you on track. That can put on far too much pressure. Thanks for the blog. I met herschel walker yesterday.
I am 43 years old. Hi Tony, I know what you mean. Lots of people start this diet and then seem to abandon it — not so many follow through with it. Today is day This is about a calorie deficit per day. My Basal Metabolic Rate from a website is about calories. I simply eat it at dinner time. Sometimes that makes for an interesting meal. The chemical sugar swings are gone. My goal is 60 lbs of weight loss. As I lose weight my BMR will drop.
So it will go slower as I go forward. It took me a while before I was able to where you are. How does one go all day without eating? By simply doing it. However, I have found a few techniques that seem to help. Sloth, boredom, idle time; these all make me hungry. If I work all day and am focused then food becomes secondary.
Second, drink plenty of anything. I keep a case of water in my car. I keep a case of water in a small fridge in my workshop on the farm.
I keep a pitcher of splenda sweetened tea in the fridge in the house. At least for me I have found that the more I eat, the more I want to eat. This is especially true of sugar and carbs. Fourth, have a 5 Hour Energy. Fifth, if I have to eat something then I go ahead and eat enough to get me to dinner. The one time so far that I really felt like I had to eat something — or go crazy — I ate two ounces of ham. There are millions of people in the world who survive on a lot less food than I do.
There is no way to lose weight without feeling that feeling whatever that feels like to you. So the more I feel it, the more progress I am making. Anyone can go a couple hours. I can go a couple more hours. I can eat whatever I want! I can buy them. I can hold them. Whatever I want to eat I can eat, and should eat… for dinner! If I like to plan things, then I make detailed plans of what I will eat and when. Instead tap into areas of your mentality where you have a track record of success and power.
Project your eating plan through that powerful part of your psyche. These are things that have helped me through 17 days. So, the scale is always wrong in some way or another. Just focus on the process. The results will take care of themselves. That is a fantastic summary and reflects my own experience and thinking.
You are so right about that. In fact for me that has been the toughest part but ultimately very rewarding. But here is a pretty good one.
I just reasoned that most of what we see regarding diet and weight loss is either wrong or designed to get us to part with our money. I have long suspected that starvation mode in the context of dieting was a myth and I also suspected that the metabolism thing was just rubbish too. Glad you sent this my way though. Day 30 Status I wanted to do push ups and sit ups every day.
I think the biggest issue with making a change like this is when people try to change their basic nature. But I can control when I eat. That is a tremendous result. Having the discipline to keep going and make the progress you have made is well worth celebrating. I think you are nicely placed for anotheer good month one day at a time, of course.
Too many people throw themselves into it. They get injured and disillusioned and let the eating plan slide. I think you have the balance exactly right.
Your weight loss is stready and not too extreme. And exercise seems to make me hungry, I am going to start this one whole meal a day, mashed potatoes, pasta salad and yes something sweet but small. An apple or egg in the morning then this is doable. And walking instead of killing myself at the gym and small amount of weights Here I go…………………. Hi Lisa, sounds like a good plan! Again this weight fluctuates even throughout the day. If I go out and work on my farm weeding crops, building, moving dirt, etc then I could easily weight by 2: If I have a big breakfast and some chocolate milk then I could weigh The exact weight is less important than the trend.
Look at this past week. I went from to and back in 7 days. Regarding my energy levels. A lot of people would think that if you only eat once a day that you would be lethargic, tired or unproductive. Basically, on the farm I get up at 7: After that I do things out of the heat — work in my shop repairing things, pressure can or process foods, shop, etc.
All the while I am also tending to chickens, goats, dogs, meat rabbits, and my daughter. I typically will go to sleep at about I wanted to do push-ups and sit-ups every day. I enjoy running sometimes. I would have done some exercise last week but I got a wicked sunburn on my lower back and then I got sick. From time to time I have no doubt I will run miles, again without eating before doing it. So, your body uses the energy that it gets from the food that you eat. The energy is there. The more I do the more energy I have.
No doubt you feel great for having made such progress. It happens so often… no change… no change… up a little… no change and then Bingo, Big Change. I did notice yesterday when I weighed myself in the middle of the day I weighed , so I knew it was just a matter of time until I weighed that in the morning. Again, you weight fluctuates throughout the day — especially after working outside or working out, because sweating drops water weight.
Does that mean days will be enough? Also, and more telling, I had to buy new jeans this week. This was my high estimate of weight loss. My expectation was to lose 1. And I do drink scotch and beer. A meal is the food I want plus the dessert I want. Once you get the hang of skipping breakfast then you have that meal out of the day. That just leaves the middle of the day. I find that business with the weight happens to me too.
I would like to start this as well. I am overweight by 25 kgs 55lbs and have been struggling with for the last ten years. What is your one meal like? The great thing about this is I eat what the familiy eats. Mostly meals based around meat, chicken or fish, with either potatoes or rice, and vegetables. It would have killed me to wait a whole day just to tuck into a bowl of salad and mung beans.
There were some days I got greedy and that slowed my progress. Hi guys, there is a very nice forum for us one meal eaters, it is Edit: I started this diet few days ago and I feel great!
David if you know of any or if you can start one please post it here on your blog I check your blog regularly: Thanks for clarifying about the forum I posted and not just deleting my post or ignoring my comment, it was very nice of you! Actually, I think the spam is limited to the General Discussion board. It looks like a promising forum with some nice people! Thanks for the great blog. I tried something similar, though a bit more drastic as I only ate one meal—but also a very light meal—a few years ago with great, fast results.
I am now married, 34 yrs. I just re-started this diet—this time not drastic like before—with the one free meal in the evening, and I know it will work for me.
You are rewarded by eating your favorite meals every single evening, and because of that, unlike other diets, this diet is sustainable. I think that is likely something promulgated by people who freak out when they feel one bit of hunger and cannot deal with it.
Or perhaps it does work to keep your metabolism going, but the fact is that severe deficits also work, and the one meal a day without a drastic deficit, works great too. To me, a calorie is a calorie, and so long as you have a deficit, you will lose. And besides, I find it easy to eat one meal a day without getting hungry.
But I also found it way too hard to eat rabbit food multiple times a day for six days a week with only one or two cheat meals on the weekend. And that is frankly IMO a sad way to live given the social emphasis placed on food, the environment we live in which encourages eating, and all the temptations out there. Its mental torture to watch this and a diet killer. So this one meal a day diet is the best of both worlds. Eat what you want once a day and still lose weight.
And over time, for those who feel inclined to do so, we can make changes to the types of food we eat. Maybe you feel the same way, but for me it was more important to do something about my weight, see some results and feel good about what I was achieving.
I may do that at some point, but for now, I find that my priority is to lose the weight first, however I can do that, and this kind of diet has allowed me to finally stick to weight loss plan.
I am sure the health benefits realized by losing several pounds will be good. Not exactly health food, but I lost a bunch of weight and the doctor actually shook my hand because my blood pressure and cholesterol had also improved dramatically, even with tacos and burgers! I think its important to realize that not every diet is for everyone. For me, this is what works. For me I wanted something close enough to my normal diet.
I keep seeing stories about people who change what they eat radically in order to lose weight only to go back to their old diet and put the weight back on. I think that if the beer is ice cold it has fewer calories. Or maybe it was just a dream. I know this is once a day, but I decided to do breakfast and then dinner. I used to be so skinny and then my 30s hit and my weight has crept up and up. Daily walks with my dog of miles have done nothing to help me lose, lifting weights at the gym did zero.
I would break down calories into little chunks thru the day — calories here, there, and then I would be so hungry at dinner I overate every time. Breaking down between 2 meals though is definitely easier, and I like that I am letting my stomach have a rest. How can it be natural for people to eat every 3 hours? Do we really believe that back in ancient Rome or Egypt people were carrying around food to nosh on thru the day? I have an app called myfitnesspal on my iPhone and I use it to track my food and exercise.
I wish I had thought of doing this sooner. I trained myself to want food at certain intervals, get hungry, etc. This book gave me the insight I needed to see this thing through and re-train myself.
Eventually I was able to transition to one meal. If two meals works best for you, you should definitely stick with that. Most of dieting is mindset, breaking old habits and forming new ones. A week ago I was According to myfitnesspal log I have had a calorie deficit of calories below my calorie limit every day.
The idea to treat lunch as a small snack instead of a meal is a good one. I had to force myself to eat and felt even worse. The vacation may be an interesting challenge for you but you can definitely come out the other side better off. You have it right about the snacks. Snacking is dangerous for me, I have to be so careful or the flood gates open.
Its David from May in the post up above. What I wanted to say was congratulations on the successful weight loss. Even eating one good meal per day is not as easy a diet as I thought it would be!
I thought it was going to be easy for me to stick to the diet, but I deviated from it when family came to town. All we seem to do when they come to town is go out to eat, constantly!
So I am back to say I have started the diet once again, about 3 weeks ago, and have stuck to it to a tee this time with no issues and thus far have lost 11 pounds. I seriously hope to remain on it for many more months, and may then ease up on it only slightly and maybe have two meals a day. I think this is something I can stick to long term.
Congrats again to everyone who is successfully trying this and good luck! Well done of dropping the 11 pounds and good luck on getting to your 25lb target. I know from my own experience that it takes persistence and it takes time. I am trying to lose over a lbs and so far this one meal a day diet is working for me. I have been doing it for 2 weeks and ive lost about 6 lbs.
I also incorporate a small snack during the day here are some of my choices fruit,a chunk of great cheese w crackers or a bagel w a little butter n jam. I look foward every evening to a well thought out delicious dinner and sometimes i have dessert,maybe x a week. I also drink alot of water and do some light walking about 10 minutes most days.
And my love and obsession with food is now geared towards that 1 meal which now seems alot more satisfying then 2or 3 mediocre meals.
Firstly… well done on losing some weight. Sticking to any diet for a long period of time is going to be challenging, so you have to do it in a way that feels least like a diet.
The beauty of eating one meal a day is I ate what I wanted and I ate with the family. It was all very normal. Without a doubt my own progress was slowed down because I refused to count calories. Had I done so I think I would have lost the weight a lot quicker. I admire your resolve to stick to the plan 7 days a week. I think you can definitely do it. You sound very positive. Just keep trying different approaches until you find what suits you. Thank u for the encouragement ,i will post often and let u know how this one meal a day diet is working for me.
Here is some stats on me ,I am 40 years old w a 20 year old daughter in college and im married. Currently unemployed but looking for work in a bad economy.
Thankfully my husband has a good job. I did think about having a cheating day or eating 2 meals at least on the weekends but as i went along the idea of a really good dinner everynite seemed enough so far. The first week was HELL ,had to get my body adjusted to eating one main meal a day but with some light snacking here and there like i mentioned on my previous post got me thru it. Once again thank u for this blog its been so helpful and i also like your house cleaning tips. A small snack can cure the first in minutes, but to cure the second I have to wait a whole day!
Glad you liked the house cleaning tips! Hi david Just wanted to share that i slipped off plan by eating leftovers and snacking over the last few days. I know the one meal a day plan does work because i did lose some weight when adhering to it. But found myself struggling a bit of late and would gladly appreciate any advice or tips on how to get back on track and succeed like you did. Just trying to regroup and sharing my experience thus far honestly……….
You have a desire to change and with that as your starting point, really good things can happen! Two meal with one of them eaten late evening, like suppertime, also works very well for me and I sometimes slip into that routine when I get bored with just one meal. It took me far too long to lose the weight and I could have done it much quicker had I created a tighter structure. It was more of a casual desire — and sadly that;s not enough to carry you through the tough times! When I started out on this I had some very powerful reasons to want to achieve my goal.
There were times when the reasons and the feelings associated with them faded, but I always found I was able to tap back into them. Let me know if it makes sense… maybe I could clarify a few bits? Just know that what you want to do is possible and that you can do it. If it takes you a little longer than most, so what?
You just do it your way and in your own time. One thing that I have started doing is fixing my One Meal early in the day so it is ready for when I eat at 3pm.
I browned a bunch of lean hamburger, put all kinds of spices in it and had it ready for my teeny little whole wheat bread. I am watching my portions, but I am not counting calories — I know it is somewhere in the vicinity of calories, but I am very satisfied after the meal. This had worked for me too. Have they never seen people in famine? People in the old days used to eat twice a day. And in Theravada Buddhism, monks may only have one meal a day before noon, and that was considered the middle path half way between 2 and 0.
The waffles were wonderful even though it does take awhile to cook. I used Hungry Jack mix and followed the recipe for waffles. I sprayed the grates before each batch. I found that two scoops using an ice cream scoop did the trick for each side.
If you do it right you could probably get eight waffles. I added a little bit to the first two batches. Will not do that next time. I added blueberries before closing the lid to cook. It took 10 minutes to cook. We ate the first batch while the second one cooked.
The rest went into a bag and put in the freezer. Will use those next time. I thought everything went fine until I picked up the cooled unit to clean. Sure had a lot of water coming out of the bottom. Overall it is a good unit for the price. Gave it four stars because of the water situation. Good Waffles with a Couple of Changes. This is a good waffle maker, but I do a couple of things that i would do different than the instructions tell you to.
It says to cook them for 3 to 6 minutes and you should but don't start the timer until you can see the steam coming out of the maker. I found that if I followed these changes, I got perfect waffles. KimberlyD, March 7, This is an excellent waffle maker!! Add it to your own personal gym. About This Item Made of solid cast-iron 3-hole grip design Accommodates 2" bars. Good price and great weight. Jeymar, June 24, HappyCustomer, April 5, Not much can be said.
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