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    Hey sorry I haven't introduced myself yet but was wondering if anyone eats 1 giant meal a day and thats it? I have known others that do it but I can't seem to stuff myself passed 1.5lbs of meat especially if its a nice fatty cut. Also how do I get myself to eat more at a sitting? I want to be able to pack away 2-3lbs but can't seem to do it. I am a large male so it shouldn't be an issue.
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    Pack in enough fat during the meal, and you'll be golden. Timing is really helpful, too. If you are awake 12-14 hours of the day, and can hold off eating until you've been awake for 6-7 hours, eat your big meal, and go to bed 6-7 hours later, you've got it.
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    Why?

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    They told me they have increased energy and I like to experiment.

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    I don't know if one meal a day has any metabolic advantages over, say, a 6-8 hour eating window with a daily 16-18 hour IF. It seems like most of the IF people here eat at least 2 meals daily.

    I've done a dinner to dinner fast before. I just couldn't fit enough food in my stomach when I first ate, and wound up eating a second dinner a couple hours later I was so voracious!
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    I typically fast until dinner (~20 hour fast) but I usually eat a very large meal post-workout and sometimes a smaller meal afterward. I guess I'm usually eating for around an hour for my first meal; I don't try to shove it all down at once. I eat a bowlful, fix the next bowl, eat, and repeat until I'm full. On rest days I might eat only one meal but it is intentionally smaller than normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurite View Post
    They told me they have increased energy and I like to experiment.
    who is they?

    i can eat one meal a day and be just fine. i usually only eat in a fairly small eating window (5-10PM) that fits with my work schedule...and there are plenty of times when i only eat once. however, i like eating twice so i can spread out my nutrient intake. it's difficult to get everything you need--particularly in protein requirements--in one sitting.
    from a personal experience, i can tell you that i find i have much more energy eating during that window than trying to pack that much food into one meal and wanting to throw up. obey your hunger; your body knows what it wants.

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    I've tried one meal a day at times and found it hard to get enough protein in one setting. From there, I moved to two meals in the evenings but I found that it really wasn't practical having to eat twice most evenings. These days, I use the lean gains approach with an eight our feeding window and usually two meals. One meal is possible, but especially being a big guy you'll need to get a lot of food down and that's just not always practical. Your mileage may vary though of course.

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    Once in a while I only eat one meal in a day - but I think it would be hard to do it multiple days in a row. I follow the 'eat when I'm hungry' meal plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    who is they?

    i can eat one meal a day and be just fine. i usually only eat in a fairly small eating window (5-10PM) that fits with my work schedule...and there are plenty of times when i only eat once. however, i like eating twice so i can spread out my nutrient intake. it's difficult to get everything you need--particularly in protein requirements--in one sitting.
    from a personal experience, i can tell you that i find i have much more energy eating during that window than trying to pack that much food into one meal and wanting to throw up. obey your hunger; your body knows what it wants.
    Sorry lol they are other paleos I know, some on forums and also quite a few raw paleos do it as well and receive benefits.

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