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djwayne 09-02-2014 03:59 PM

One meal/one snack per day...
 
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...

Kathy13118 09-02-2014 06:07 PM

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.

djwayne 09-02-2014 07:09 PM

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. :)

djwayne 09-03-2014 01:44 PM

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...

cindmahony 09-07-2014 04:09 AM

Hi, I too only eat one meal a day and the weight is falling off. I have been doing this for 10 weeks now and I'm never hungry either. I just keep it under 1000 calories a day. It works!!

Anne3091 09-11-2014 08:39 AM

One day one meal benifits
 
Benifits :
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.

MossStar 09-15-2014 04:30 PM

Good for you if that works for you, as long as you are eating enough calories.

On weekends I usually have only 2 meals, not to lose weight, I get up later and more active and out of the house.

During the week I tend to eat 3 meals and snacks, since I am chained to my desk at work. :eek:

Anne3091 09-19-2014 11:32 AM

You too... chime and no need to left foot. And thanks for the appreciation.

Anne3091 09-19-2014 11:34 AM

Good work Moss star.......!!!

tekkychick 10-26-2014 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by cindmahony (Post 111009)
Hi, I too only eat one meal a day and the weight is falling off. I have been doing this for 10 weeks now and I'm never hungry either. I just keep it under 1000 calories a day. It works!!

I happened to see this; and I'm sure you are losing weight at 1,000 calories a day, and yea for you - but doesn't that seem too low? unless you're really short?


cindmahony 10-28-2014 06:33 AM

Hi,
 
Yes, I'm losing weight. Since I started July 1, I have lost 118 lbs in 4 months. I did have a TON of water weight, but I'm also dieting my butt off. My doctor has no problem with my 1000 calorie or less diet. I'm thrilled at how easy its been. But like I said, I had a lot of water weight!!! And no, I'm not short, just average at 5"5. I never had a problem with what I ate, portion control was my biggest issue. Now I measure and calorie count every thing I eat. My way of losing is not for everyone, but it works well for me. Thanks for asking....:)

tekkychick 10-28-2014 03:22 PM

You've done great! That's amazing! And glad to hear you're working with your doctor; I feel better about your limited calories (not that it's any of my business!)

Congratulations!

AprilMcClintock 11-11-2014 01:42 AM


Originally Posted by djwayne (Post 110929)
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...

Good thing that you've found something that works for you. However, you also need to exercise regularly to maintain your healthy body. For lasting results, you can also consider taking natural weight loss supplements. It can help improve your body, while you maintain your weight and metabolism.

Kathy13118 11-11-2014 03:33 PM

If your doctor reviews your use of a 'natural weight loss supplement' and tells you that it is harmless to your health, then the very worst that can happen is you will have wasted your money.

It sounds like the one meal idea works for you. When I was very young, I often had just one meal a day - yes, I was slim, but it might have helped that I was much younger, then, too!

VampireWriter 11-26-2014 01:40 AM

That would be quite unhealthy and counter productive. Starving your body makes you gain weight, eating just before bed also makes you gain weight and is bad for digestion. The best thing is to have 6-8 tiny meals per day.

The key to weight loss is simply burning more than you consume, a well balanced, whole foods, plant based diet would give your body what it needs without starving it. A lot of people have had luck with juicing to, gets ton nutrients and healthy weightloss.

Ryan.W 07-06-2015 04:36 PM

You don't need to restrict yourself to the 'traditional' breakfast, lunch and dinner meal plan though. Listen to your body's individual cues and respond when you feel hungry.

CandiHoward 07-16-2015 03:49 AM

I think it is but difficult to mantain something like this. I'd definitely starve. But if I substitute those commercialized meal replacement (shake) then I might survive taking it 3 times a day.


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