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  • #46
    Been eating one meal around 5 PM for months now, high fat, moderate protein and very low carb. I have a cup of coffee (12oz) in the morning with half and half and a teaspoon of sugar and I am fine for most of the day. I might nibble on something in the early afternoon, not a meal though. Fat adapted, don't really get hungry. I always stop when I think I am hungry and ask myself: Am I REALLY hungry and the answer is no...my tongue desires stimulation is all.
    Primal/Paleo is not for everyone, it's for those who have committed to understand.
    READ THE BOOK! ...as Robb Wolf says: "Trying to convince people to save their own ass will burn you out."

    Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, and an affront to all I stand for -- the pure enjoyment of food.” Anthony Bourdain

    and yes, calories DO count my little piggies

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Graycat View Post
      I started this experiment 3 days ago and I'm curious what to expect. Is anyone else eating just once a day?
      I'd eat about 1200 calories at 5 pm. and that's it. I am very active and exercise 5 days a week and I also keep it low-carb (have for over a year). So far I am not hungry until late in the afternoon. Any thoughts?

      I've been doing this for about 7 months now. I also eat my one meal at 5 pm., plus I drink water and very weak black coffee throughout the day. My weight was 235 lbs. when I started, and I'm down to 167 lbs. I was 155 in high school, so I'm "almost back to where I started from" as an adult - before all the years of mindless over-eating and driniking. I can tell by the small amount of flab left on my mid-section that I'll probably be right about 155 again, once I get rid of the remainder of my usless fat. It's just really sad, the way we Americans are making ourselves so sick because of our national food addiction. I'm so happy I decided to do something about mine. I plan to eat this way for the remainder of my life.

      My only concern, at least at this point, is that there are supposedly some studies that say eating this way causes your blood pressure to increase, which seems counter-intuitive to me. I'm going to break out my blood pressure machine tomorrow and see if this is true in my case.

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      • #48
        yeah generally. Sometimes 2.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by SeanM View Post
          I've stopped worrying about it. I eat when I'm hungry and I stop when I'm not. If that doesn't coincide with the arbitrary mealtimes our society has decided on, that's not my problem.
          Yep.
          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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          • #50
            I did a couple months of GOMAD, now I'm back to OMAD (Gallon of Milk a Day to One Meal a Day. Yup, I did think of it all by myself). I gained 25 lbs in about 2 months on GOMAD and 5/3/1. Now I'm still doing 5/3/1, training my rear off to get ready for an upcoming competition, and have lost all but 10 lbs. I'm probably leaner than when I started the bulk-up though. Maybe 12% body fat. And I really look forward to my Onemeal. (Decided calling it "lunch" was disingenuous).

            I do eat 2 meals on the weekends. Because I want to.
            The Champagne of Beards

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            • #51
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread74157.html

              OMAD is a cool name!
              Few but ripe.

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              • #52
                I end of doing variations of what a lot of 'one meal per dayers' are doing. I generally eat my meals, could be 1 or 2 between 4p and 8p. Bulletproof coffee and tea are also part of it. Sometimes none up to my feeding window, sometimes both. But the light 4p 'breakfast' is necessary a lot because if I skip that first part I am really really hungry around 6-7p and feel like I bang down too much at once...that 4-8 spacing is really necessary for me to feel satiated. Its not technically a meal, but that grass fed butter and coconut oil in the morning/early afternoon is the key for me to one meal per day.
                Its odd, but I am at the point where a true morning breakfast doesnt make me feel great...TMI, but especially so if the morning BM hasnt occured either...haha

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                • #53
                  It's really interesting reading all the replies. I was experimenting with one daily meal back when I started the thread. I still eat that way at least 3 days a week. The rest is usually 2 meals within 6 hour window.
                  To tell the truth I haven't noticed any difference in body comp, but I'm totally cool with maintaining at this point. Oh, and for me IFing has totally kicked the constant cravings and hunger to the curb.

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