I'm trying out a new diet...One meal at 4:00pm and one snack like a p&j sandwich about bedtime. The logic here is that I can skip breakfast and lunch, and hold out till 4:00 then eat a regular meal which should tide me over till bedtime, then have a light snack and go to bed...start over again the next day doing the same...no other snacks, but I can drink all the coffee or tea or water I want. It's already showing results after only one day.
I picked 4:00 pm because that's about the halfway point of my waking day.
As I'm getting older, one meal a day makes sense, as three meals a day just seems like too much. I'm going to try this for a while... Nothing else seems to work, so cutting calories and meals down to size it my only answer...
It's about the calories. A lot of diets stick to a range of 1600-1800 calories per day to lose weight. That's not even taking into account a person's height, level of physical activity, etc. (which fitday does).
If you think about it, dividing up 1600 calories into 3 meals and a snack doesn't give you much. So if eating just one meal and a snack works for you and it's within your calorie limit, sounds great to me! Unless you have medical issues that might make your doctor have a different opinion, it's worth a try.
I have plenty of medical issues, but all my doctors agree that I should lose some weight, so whatever will work is what I'll do. So far day two is going along fine as planned. I'm surprised, I'm not really missing food as much as I thought I would. Seeing the scale come down is a big motivator for me.
Well after two days, the scale says I'm down 4.2 pounds....this is showing up on my Fitday goal chart as a major drop. It's a very obvious drop that coincides with the diet...funny thing is I don't feel hungry at all.. Lets hope it continues...
Eating only one meal a day can actually make you eat less, because you are forming less of a habit to constantly eat. You are also able to eat until full so itís really not a challenge at all, and itís easy to keep up. You can choose the time of day you want to eat, although itís easier to eat at the end of your day. You can easily lose or maintain your weight with this way of eating. Most people lose weight without having to monitor anything, but some may still want to monitor how much youíre actually eating so you donít get too carried away.
When you eat this way the body is able to clear out and detox properly between meals. This gets rid of the excess water weight that added extra pounds and bulkiness to your figure, as well as fat from the reduction of calories. Itís kind of a dual effect. This way of eating might not be for everyone but if youíre tired of constantly eating, being obsessed with food, or if you feel like your eating plan is making you more bulky than slim, it just might be something worth trying.
That's great that you found something that works for you I agree with what the person above me said. When you eat less, you free up the energy your body has been spending digesting all that food, and it can attend to other things such as cleansing bodily impurities, like body fat. You also regain control of your appetite. I've found that after I've done a fast, I'm more in tune with my body's requirements. It's better at telling me when I've eaten enough. Good work and keep it up.
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