Eating One Meal A Day: Insane Fat Loss Or True Insanity?

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I have read just about every comment posted here. Can anyone suggest how many calories to consume or do you just eat a normal plate full? Since I don't need to lose a lot, I don't expect to be on it for more than a few months. I eat fruit, veggies, a cup of rice with chicken, beef, or fish. Anyone specifically looking to combat the effects of aging, recover from injury, and lose excess bodyfat should definitely looking into using the acai berry, temporarily if not indefinitely. I have lost weight by this diet. This really works for me!

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Do Not Send Email Notifications. I lost over 50 lbs in 6 months with Medifast. YOu eat 5 Meifast meals but still have 1 real food meal per day. As a soy-based product, is Medifast suitable to a person with an egg, milk and all-by products of milk food allergy? Hello Jane, please consult with your physician in order to respond to your question.

I plan to hang in there until the end of March hopefully to see more results. The price is the only thing holding me back, but after talkin to the nutri. This i have done for the last 4 fays and still i have lost 9 lbs.

What are the recommended portions given by your nutri. Most people save money while on program,less trips out to the store,not eating out as often.

I have been trying Medifast for 2 weeks now and I have lost 7 lbs. I make sure to have my lean and green meal everyday in addition to the medifast meals. You are not going to be hungry at all. The bannana pudding is great and I add a tbsp. You can add acouple of things like that and you will still lose weight. I also make sure that I walk 30 min. I have an awful sweet tooth and it is nice to have some sweet things to eat on this diet.

Good luck to all. Medifast is the only way I could have lost 65 lbs. Hello Mary, please refer to the Medifast official website and contact Customer Service for your inquiry. I have been on Medifast for about 10 weeks. I have lost 45 lbs. Eatting six times a day is not hard.

They have things like Honey Mustard Pretzels and Crunch Bars that are very easy to carry with you and eat at your desk. It is pricey, but it is working. I use their products mostly-but my goal is life-style change, so occasionly I eat something that is not on the plan. But I use wisdom and discretion. Do these Medifasdt meals contain soy?

Hi Jeanna, for the exact ingredients please refer to the Medifast official website. In addition, because of your allergies, please consult with your physician before beginning Medifast.

You can order soy free items: There are other items also. I cannot have any soy products and I have been asking around if Medifast as to which diet shake I can purchase and be safe. Saw your input and wanted to respond for your info. I was excited at first because of the weight loss but now am getting bored with the food and I do not see the weight dropping off like it did at first. I plan to hang in there a while longer hopefully until the end of March. The 5in1 plan does include food other than the Medifast meals, therefore that part of the above is incorrect.

You can have steak, pork, chicken and vegetables, all without the weight spelled out in the plan. Eating many small Medifast meals during the day really is not difficult-you are never hungry. Once your target weight is reached you do have to stick to the maintenance plan as instructed. You cannot go out and consume a full pizza.

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Remove from oven and let cool two to three minutes before cutting and serving. Three meals a day must have been invented by food manufacturers lol. I just tell them I am not hungry and if they try to make me eat after that they are just being rude. Give it a shot. There are zero drawbacks and it usually takes me under a week to get back to it and I usually lose between 3 to 5 pounds a week.

Within 6 months you can easily be down 60 to 70 pounds. Hi Mary, while I like the fact that you have lost weight, I would like to put a caution here, it is to much weight loss in a week, maybe you need to re-look at what you are not doing right, thanks. Try to make it till night time. This gives your body enough time to flush toxins and use its own glucose. For a female, a lot of that will be water weight and if she is doing it right, it IS possible to lose that much so quickly.

Her body composition can be totally different, water weight high, etc… Everyone has their own journey and success story. When you think about it, this is pretty much how our ancient early relatives ate. They spent the day working, gathering, roasting and then ate their big meal. I started back this week, have already lost 5 pounds and this time I intend to stay on it.

From what I have read this diet really takes the fat off your internal organs also and I know that is really good for long term health. In my twenties I never struggled with my weight. I felt need most times to eat once per day or if more than that it was something really small.

I went from a size 12 uk to a prefect size 8 uk in 12 weeks! I did it in But apart from losing weight here are some of the. I have a lot of weight I need to lose. I hope this works for me. Hey Ron, how are you getting on? How has the 1 meal a day thing worked out for you? I do love a glass of wine — I usually drink maybe two or three times a week, but I can easily drink the full bottle each time. When eating one meal a day you end up eating so much less calories than when eating 3x a day so yes you will still lose weight even while drinking the wine because your calorie consumption will have reduced from cutting out the extra meals and snacks.

Wine however may be leaving you looking a little puffy, it also may prevent you- once you have lost a certain amount- from losing anything further and in that case you would have to cut down on the wine too. But that depends on your goals. I think to drink one bottle of wine a day and expect to lose weight is pushing it, but I reckon half a bottle, 1 meal and at least 30 minutes exercise should help you continue in the right direction.

I started on Ash Wednesday and should end at Easter. I do drink an apple cider vinegar tonic and this does help suppress my appetite. If I have a snack it is only some grapes or snow apple.

I only drink herbal teas for fluid intake. I might continue after easter until I reach my ideal weight. I lost ten stone, lbs in just 7 months, 4 stone in the first 2 and that was all from one meal a day and a 30 minute walk daily upping to an hour. I went from a size 24 to a 12 and the results are simply amazing. You sound like you started where I am now…..

Amazing result Louise , can you please tell your start weight and current weight and what you were eating in your one meal please? Wow, that is amazing and very inspiring. I just starting eating one meal a day and will begin my walking on an incline treadmill tomorrow. I have about 75lbs to lose or 5 stones. I am very excited and feel I have finally found something that works for me.

I was just wondering what is the best time to eat my one meal a day at?? I had stubborn vanity pounds that I wanted to lose and it was KILLING me to eat several times a day and keep the calories as low as they needed to be to lose them.

I was never full or satisfied. Once I started eating one big meal a day, the pounds fell off without me feeling deprived. I did a modified version of this by eating something small at the start of the day cheese stick, one fried egg, a protein shake.

The only minor downside is that my energy was not even thoughout the day. I would get a bit tired, but it was manageable. I probably could have increased my total amount of calories and remedied this issue.

Also, as another poster mentioned, it seems our bodies are designed for this eating plan. I recall when I was much younger and not dieting that I naturally ate very little during the day and my main meal in the evening. The way I got into it was back in college. I would eat a big thing of rice and frozen veggies all cooked up together with some meat on top. Of course, do not forget to measure it out so you are not under or over eating. I eat fruit, veggies, salad, a cup of rice with meat, fish or chicken.

On the weekends with your dinner treat yourself to half cup of your favorite ice cream, or muffin or a thin slice of cake. I was researching over the past weekend wondering how Jesus would have eaten. And I have found no problem now on my 3rd day of eating 1 meal. Funny thing today I looked up eating just one meal a day on Google lol and found this site.

Was a bit curious if it could hurt me to keep eating just 1 meal a day. But I guess not glad you guys posted. Thanks and in for the long hall.

Can anyone suggest how many calories to consume or do you just eat a normal plate full? Not stacked,just an average meal size. I live in the UK. Would 3 days of walking for 6 hours working at a dog day care centre and an hour on an exercise bike 7 days a week be okay? As for food,I eat frozen food products as I cannot afford fresh foods. I enjoy meats,pasta or anything spicy. I can easily live without bread but have a fondness for cereal. Would these foods be okay to eat?

Also would having steak once every so often be okay if I go out for a meal? I can easily drink coffee without milk,sometimes with sweetener or I can have it without. I enjoy Diet Coke and peppermint tea,also green tea.

Pleas, if you could offer advice,much appreciated! Eat a normal plate of food. I eat fruit, veggies, a cup of rice with chicken, beef, or fish. So yes, you can eat anything you like without overly thinking about it. Once I was over my tough time, I have to say I felt fab and was at my ideal weight. Have put around 28lbs on since and now feel overweight and uncomfortable. This diet is a faster way to weight loss for anyone like me who gets bored of constantly calorie counting with slow results.

Yes you get hungry at the start, but just have to stay busy until meal time and until you get used to it. I remember going on this diet several years ago, and if I was not mistaken, I remember losing one kilogram a day. Now that my weight limit went over the edge aggressively, I tried many diets, but none of them seems to work, so I remembered this diet, and I googled how much wight can you lose, and I found that you only can lose 6 kgs a month.

My target is to drop 18 kgs, even though iit takes 3 moths to drop that much wight,? I love this diet. I actually look forward to eating in the evening. I see it as my reward.

I am 60 years old and would often get spikes in my sugar level. When I started the one meal per day I started to feel much better. Throughout the day I drink water and green tea. If I start to feel really hungry I drink a very cold can of diet coke—works for me! In the late evening for dinner I have fruit, veggies, some rice, chicken, fish or beef. I lose about 3 lbs per week. I am happy to hear from someone in my age group.

I turned 61 in Oct. I have been on this plan for about 3 weeks and I love it even though my results are not as good as most other people that are posting. I am losing about 1. Hey iam pounds. I want to lose 40 pounds in 2 months. I eat only 1 meal a day if I eat pizza I only 1 and a half slices at the end of the day the other days I eat less than calories and drink lots of water.

Especially with how little you weigh now. I did his way of eating around 10 years ago and in exactly 14 days lost exactly 12 kg — going from 65kg to 53kg. Same routine would go on for all 14 days, until I flew back to UK. When back in UK, I went on a scale I saw 53kg. Did I manage to keep the weight off? Yes yet I put on kg. As soon as I started eating more often, I put on kg and that was it, no more than that.

Then years passed, at some point I got depressed and was given an antidepressant which caused 18kg weight gain in 1 month.!!! Then I had the knee issue and gained even more, all in all going from my usual 54kg to 72kg then to 82k and then to Until now I managed to shed 26kg and now I weight 69kg which keep going to and then returns to 69 again! Then next 5 kg from 75 to I dropped by eating very little and very rarely and also it took a long time as k would go down, then back up, then down again then back up.

Right now my weight is anything between Very tired with this so decided to try eating once a day like that time on holidays and will see how it goes and if will be able to shed it again and how quickly. However at that time I walked a lot — hours every day.

What I also noticed is that sleep pattern is crucial for weight loss. The earlier you go to bed and the more hours you sleep — the lighter you will be the next day. I checked it many times and every single time I noticed a huge difference. So, sleep is our best friend when it comes to weight loss. All weight that I lost till now from those I have lost weight by this diet. You just need to occupy yourself with something throughout the day and eat a big meal at night.

I usually eat 2 meals at night. Drink water the whole day and also if possible exercise 30 minutes at least 3 days per day. I started eating one meal a day a few weeks ago. Socially it makes most sense for me.

I decided to get online to see if this eating style was detrimental and found this page. Cheap, easy and works for me! I need to cut back on costs and this might do the trick.

As a nomad I spent way too much time in fastfood places or looking for a place to eat. This method might save me money AND time! My wife and I have been doing this for close to 2 weeks now and the weight is dropping off rapidly. I am no stranger to modifying my lifestyle to incorporate healthier practices. This is my 2nd marriage and my wife is Hispanic, 18 years younger and beautiful.

These two starches wreak havoc on the waistline and over the past year I obtained an intrinsic knowledge of this phenomenon. I needed to do something quick, hence the one meal per day. I have not eaten red meat for over 40 years and pork since I was This is due to years of doing good things Used to run 54 miles per week — martial arts training — and lots of yoga.

I was vegetarian for 4 years but added poultry and seafood when I began in kung fu I needed the added protein. Okay, the one meal per day… I eat whatever I want in the evening for dinner and still losing weight Yes, I pig out!!

Think about it though, with 3 meals a day you are beating your digestive system up, constantly shoveling in more food than it can breakdown during those relatively short spurts between the meals. With my 1 meal per day, my body has about 23 hours to break it down and get rid of it. During the day I have a smoothie to keep me going banana, strawberries, fresh pineapple chunks, spinach and a tbsp of peanut butter, blended with almond milk. My wife just discovered that adding chia seeds to spring water works for her as a meal substitute.

It has wonderful medicinal qualities too. The corporate food conglomerates want to keep you fat, clueless and profitable to them. I just have a question, What happens if a 15 year old does this kind of thing? Am i still going to lose weight? And will it be bad for me? If you get enough calories in during the day and eat calories below your recommended intake for maintenance, there should be no problem.

That being said, please consult a doctor before going on a diet. This is a perfect way to loose weight…. I did it and it worked very well for me…even during the one meal…I try to aviod big food…. I am going to start this one meal a day diet from tommorow 22 June present weight 15 stone 5 pounds and I intend to eat 5 boiled potatoes with ketchup each evening and nothing else.

I will let you know the results in 2 months. Yet when you read body building magazines, when they lose weight they cut down the carb and in the off season when they gain weight they eat high carb diets, the same diets doctors recommend for losing weight. In the off season body builders collect muscle and a lot of fat from the high carb diet, and before a show they lower the carb altogether, the reason is you simply cannot lose weight while on a high carb diet.

As a person who is over weight and has lost weight at different points in my life, the worst diet was the high carb diet, it leaves you tired and feeling hungry, and even left me light headed. My cardiologist has just recommended the one meal a day way of eating, so not all Doctors are the same.

I agree and you know the amazing thing about this eating 1 meal a day is that it cuts down on your grocery bill. I love this diet! The number one thing that helped me was drinking kifer, after a week my sugar cravings were gone and sticking to one meal a day was no problem!

A cup of kifer b4 bed and one meal during the day! I eat whatever i desire too. Been doing this for 25 days now. With this system you can lose around 8kgs per month. When you start getting closer to your ideal weight this will start to slow a little. Just keep yourself busy until dinner time. Drink water and one or two cups of coffee or tea. I have been on Slimming World for three months religiously following the plan and have lost a painful 6lbs.

I have documented everything eaten and drunk. I have been doing this three days and will still go to my weekly weigh-in as a recording exercise. Going to be interesting!! Will try this right away. But not sure which is the best time to eat my one meal. BZee , The best wat for most people is evening meal but i can assure this works. This is the only thing that works , eat to you fill your one meal and drink plenty of water , Excercise is not needed but if you walk for 30 mins a day the weight flys off FAST!

You dont have to ro do this as it will work but speeds up , rememebr no running or jogging just a plain simple walk. Hi I am wanting to do One meal a day eating plan to lose weight. But I am addicted to my morning coffee 2cups with milk and 1 sugar. Do you think I will still lose weight by having my coffee. In just 2 days by eating 1 meal a day I have lost 4 pounds and 6 ounces and have lost a half inch on waist and hips and guess what I am not even hungry until it it time for me to eat my 1 meal again the next day.

I have more energy and I am less sluggish. Recently I have cut the breakfast. My tummy seams calmer. And the weirdest thing of all,.. Of course I want to lose some extra pounds, but not too many. This is, for now at least, relief to my body! I have tried sooooo many so called DIETS…lost only a few pounds then watched my weight loss stall as I kept right on dieting!!! Felt miserable during the whole process too!!!

My current weight is lbs and no matter what type of diet I try nothing has worked for me except the 1 meal a day eating plan!!! I did a little experment, several months ago, I started eating 1 meal a day and during the 2 weeks of eating that way, I lost 10 lbs and felt the best I ever felt, Believe me it works…. Nothing was hard about it, it was me who decided to starting eating 3 meals a day plus 2 healthy snacks, which by the way I have felt horrible body wise and have not lost 1lb Starting again today with the 1 meal a day process plus 30 minute of treadmill walking per day and will come back every so often to post my results!

Blessings to each of you who are embarking on this great way of eating!!! Day nine on eating 1 meal a day have lost 5 pounds and 4 ounces so far. I am doing low impact aerobics and strength training with weights so that I wont lose any muscle weight. I am not having any cravings because by eating 1 meal I can still enjoy my favorite foods and I also take multi and fiber supplements as well.

I want to start eating once a day. My question is can I eat breakfast I read of dinner? Please let me know. Thank you so much. Hey Carol, it really does not matter what time of day you eat your one meal. As long as you are only eating once and not snacking the rest of the day, pick whatever time works best for you!

This way of eating makes so much sense to me. Only day 5 but not as hard as I thought it would be. I really look forward to my evening meal. I tend to eat healthily but had a terrible time with snacking. I think this could really help me get back to where I should be, improve my health and still enjoy life! This has been my go-to web page every time I feel my determination evaporating — Thank you! I love food but dinner is the one meal of the day that I actually enjoy so I really hope this will work….

I need to start this. Save you a tons of money as well. Specially if you live here in NY. Been eating only one meal every day with one to two days of complete fasting a week since may. I have gone from to I am now working on 48 hours in a row of fasting every five days. So one meal a day for 5 day and then a full 48 hours food free. When I do eat I still only eat half of what is on my plate. At this point I am eating way less than calories a day. The bummer deal is that eating is no longer a social event.

It pains me to even have to spend a dime on food. I am so over eating in general. My goal is to get into the s. I think you should be careful with only eating one meal a day and also fasting so frequently. Observing a monthly fast 24 hours is part of our religion. We believe it helps us spiritually, and is also an opportunity to give to the poor the money we would have spent on food with encouragement to be as generous as possible! I need to lose weight and be smart with all these testimonies.

Hi im on day 3 and apart from a few pangs its going well. Have to say im kinda used to the one meal a day diet because we do that 1 month every year during ramadan where we cam go 19odd hours without food and water so to be able to drink fluids is a bonus! I have read just about every comment posted here. I am glad to see, I am not the only one who is tired of trying to figure out what to eat day in and out.

Being concerned with how many carbs per meal blah, blah, blah… Congratulations to all of you who are enjoying the success and making it a lifestyle. It makes total sense eating one good meal a day. Thinking about it, none of them carried the weight I keep allowing to make contact with my body either. So that says a lot to me.

I have been considering this for a few weeks now and I am ready to get started. I have cut out sugar and gave up wine for 30 days on day 10 now. I am today and is my goal that will be accomplished. I will keep you posted on the progress.

I am so excited to have found this site. Started this diet without researching it first 6 days ago. In the first 4 days I lost 11 pounds and over the past couple days I have had more energy than I know what to do with and my jeans are feeling looser. No noticeable physical change as far as appearance goes just yet but I feel like I may need to shop for new clothes soon.

I am drinking water almost nonstop throughout the day, light snacking a few walnuts every few hours and after I eat dinner I get full so fast. I started at pounds, yesterday I weighed in at pounds and my goal weight is pounds. This is pretty exciting! This is just an answer to my problem,, I started it 6 days already and without having weighing scale.. I admit it I lost very much of weight..

For those who did not try in this easy and effective method of losing weight, I recommend u to try this asap.. Can you really eat anything on your one meal? Can you really eat anything on your single meal?

This works perfectly for me. I have lost 40lbs in five months using this one meal per day method. I prefer eating it during lunch instead of dinner. Please make sure to drink water through out the day and remember to take multiple vitamins. I have Fibromyalgia and Ehlers Danlos. I cant tolerate gluten and I am prone to bloating as my stomach is too stretchy and its hard to digest food.

Its vital that I maintain low weight as being even a couple of pounds over, puts pressure on my already knackered joints. I have tried, like many of you, many different healthy eating regimes and I remember doing the one meal a day thing back in before I was diagnosed and feeling amazing.

Yes, it was hard to start with as you are still craving foods. But I feel drawn to trying this again. I feel confident that as well as helping with weight management, it will also give my tummy the break it so desperately needs! I am interested to see what impact if any , it has on the general inflammation in my body. I read an interesting post on here, by someone with rheumatism and they experienced some relief from the pain. I shall keep you posted.

Good luck to you all and do you find that the majority of the people who knock this method of eating are usually over weight??

I was wondering if you could choose your daily meal at different times of the day. For example, could I eat a giant brunch on Sunday, or choose to have a big late afternoon meal pm like in Europe? Research on this would be fascinating. Since trying to eat meals a day always an exerciser , I gained 20 pounds in two and a half years.

I have always hated it, end up over-eating, and have been very unhappy. So happy to find this information today. Let me first of all tell you that I agree with your philosophy and myself, have eaten one meal a day at night for coming up on a decade straight.

In addition, I do NOT eat any junk foods, and my nightly meal averages around calories. Despite repeated efforts to lose weight including eliminating soda pop I am lucky if I can drop pounds a month, and if so, I plateau out at lbs.

I was wondering how many calories can you eat if your doing the one meal a day only diet and how long dose it take to see results? I like the idea and the comments really shows that this is a working plan so I am up for it..

I know is gonna work…. I am wondering how a person can do this when they are exposed to food in their face? He has a high metabolism and does not gain weight.

Just want to lose around 20to 25 lbs. Be around food and not be tempted. In the mean time, you could ask him to help you by not waving food in your face. And know that, although your husband is not overweight because of a fast metabolism, that does not mean he is healthy. A lot of people confuse being thin with being healthy but that is not the case. I agree with the mindset theory…i recently started the one meal a day plan on Saturday 5th November. Anyway, when i pulled through the first day, i lost a whooping 1.

My birthday is on the 19th and i plan to look amazing. Then I eat my dinner at 7: I have not been able to add exercise to my routine yet but I am more energetic than usual.

I have lost 11 pounds in 8 days. I weigh pounds right now. This diet is awesome. First 2 days were painful but now iam ok. I eat somewhere between 1PM and 3PM, and try to have a liesurely meal over two hours—not gargantuan, but I hate rushing through 1-hour meals. This way, I get to prepare a nutritious meal and still have a healthy dessert fresh fruit. So I just drink something flavorful in the morning as a no-calorie treat—coffee, tea… And I really like that I have to prep food, cook, and wash up dishes only once a day.

Within a half hour of finishing eating, my kitchen is clean again. I discovered that starches are very difficult for me, even eating just one meal a day. Today I experimented, cut out starch, and ate high-fat, moderate protein sprouted beans , and high fiber vegetables, fruit , but no bread or pasta or rice all which I used to love.

This plan is so simple that I never want to stop. I want to see how it affects my appetite. Been doing this diet for 2 weeks and lost 14 lbs. Got another 11 pounds to go to reach my target weight by 20 december. I think i can just about do it!! My 1 meal consists of meat , abd vegetables followed by fruit and yoghurt and at least 30 minutes exercise every day, walking, football or cycling.

I am finding it tough i cant lie but am determined to make the weight. I will be back here on December 20 look out for my post! Just to update I just realised I didnt give you my starting weight which was 14 Stone 4lb on 19 Nov. I initially lost 1 stone in 2 weeks which is a crazy amount but i since plateaued and i now weigh 13 stone. My target is 12 stone 7 by 20 Dec which i dont think i will make.

I am now struggling to rid myself of my belly fat which is the hardest bit to get rid off!! The last 7 days i have lost nothing even thoe I have intruduced some HIT exercise to my exercise routine. I am not sure why i am sticking at this weight because last time i got down to 12 stone 4 albeit around 2. Maybe its because im older 55 now!! Never mind my body is looking trim, got a boyish body now and just bought some 32 inch slim jeans which i look good in so cant complain.

Its still a great diet!! Hi guys I said I would report back on December However I had to revise my strategy as the weight stopped coming off. So I decided to go on to the hospital diet which is a 3 small meals low calorie diet which equates to about calories a day. The change in eating plan tricked my body into metabolising the belly fat although some of it will be water!!

So over all I am pretty pleased with myself so far. As regards Christmas I will be back on to eating 1 meal a day for 2 days then back on to the 3 day low calorie diet. My target final weight is 12 stone 7 by 31 December. Update you Jan 1. I was just thinking about the amount of pounds I have lost in the time period. Not bad going eh!!!

I will advise next year what I will do. Hi folks said I would update on January 1. My weigh fluctuated over the days as one would expect. My next target is to hit 12 stone 5 by 1 February. However I might be too thin at that weight! I now have the middle aged dilemma of do I stay a few pounds over weight as my face might be too thin!

At the end of the day if I get too low I can always put a couple of pounds back on. It is easier to put weight on than take it off. Hi guys its me again. The good news is that I have put no weight on since I last posted.

So 12 stone 9 is still a good weight for a 55 years old guy. I treated myself to some lovely clothes in the January sales, tight fitting designer shirt and a couple of pairs of slim fitting trousers together with some lovely shoes. Its great having a flat belly and I have no intention of going back to the old me.

Still want to lose 2 pound minimum and see were I go from here. Back beginning of March. One meal a day is the best diet both physically and mentally. Hi guys reporting back as I said I would. Today I weigh 12 stone 7pounds, a very respectable weight for a 55 year old man medium frame. A total weight loss of 25 pounds so far.

I still got a small amount of belly fat but to be honest I am just about there. Now its a case of permanent life style changes and not letting things slide but I can whole heartily say that this diet works.

I need to lose 30 pounds! I need to report! You can have pizza and salad but make sure you have lots of salad. Maybe have some fruit and yoghurt after too!!

It all depends how sensible you are. If your a person who is mentally strong I would go for it. However, if you suffer from a mental illness or have a tendency for bulimia I would say no. I have suffered from mental illness myself last 10 years but am improving and mentally strong.

Your choice, maybe consult your doctor or an elder first as you need plenty of discipline but the results are worth it. I meal a day in the evening, exercise HIT exercises are good, cut down on sugar and carbs, more protein in your diet. Your weight will drop off. I was on a different diet a few years a go. It made me miserable even though I was losing weight. I started the one meal a day diet in I was weighed at the hospital I have really bad stomach problems and weighed 69kg. A month or so later after doing this diet I was at 64kg.

The nurse asked me how I lost all that weight in such a short time. I came across this diet on another site and wanted to try it so I could eat what I want to. I have a question though. My thighs are still really big, mainly the front upper part.

Does anyone know how to get rid of the fat on there? If you follow the diet you will lose weight everywere, not necessarily in the time order you want but nevertheless it will happen. One meal a day with my current appetite due to my social life and being a student, seems quite doable as long as i keep the right motivation. Anyone wanna join me today? My tip is to weigh yourself every day. If you pig out one day, cut back the next!!

I started Jan 18th at my highest weight But healthy snacks and small portions all day is torture — leaves me hungry and not knowing where to draw the line. Keep your stories coming! I weigh 65 KG on plateau and on a Low carb high fat way of eating, i have started today, i only eat at My goal is to weigh 55 by April my birthday wish me luck.

I did this several years ago and lost around 80 pounds and by sticking to this plan kept it off for several years. Going back to one meal a day. I started with one cheat day and progressively started cheating here and there until eventually the diet was blown and I gained all the weight back, plus some.

Hi everyone, I started yesterday, eating one meal a day. My goal is to do this for the next 6 months and lose pounds which equals out to 2 pounds a week hopefully by August. For maintenance weight once I get to my goal, my plan is to eat fruit or yogurt for break fast and lunch and stick with a meal for dinner of what I want but usually meat and salads and drink lots of tea.

I want this to be a lifestyle change. I have two protein shakes a day- one in the morning made with GNC protein, almond milk, and a lot of ice to make it thick calories. This seems to tide me over until like 2 or 3pm when I have my second shake- premade GNC shake calories. Maybe calories worth of food or less. I may be less now. I have tried so many diets and ended up falling off the wagon now day two and feeling fab. Hey someone help I started this yesterday now on my second day.

I could mentally do this everyday no problem but will this really be good for me as an athlete or no? If you make sure you have a balanced healthy meal and you feel good then have trust that you will be fine. I did it before last winter and was really surprised. My energy stayed up. Once a day eating is sooo simple, and I look forward to a satisfying full meal at night!

I found that after a while my capacity for food even once a day, was way down and I was satisfied with way less food. I have been doing this for months and I am almost back down to a 25 BMI. I have done this off and on my whole life, but sometimes cave in to social lunch pressures. My blood sugar is normal again it always crashed during the day when I eat lunch and my blood pressure is right on the money. Once you get past the first 3 or 4 days, it becomes normal again.

I agree with others that the stigma is hard to overcome and it is easier to just say I already ate lunch. This is not a diet; it is just better for my overall health and I can eat whatever I want within a 1-hour window.

I started this 9 days ago and lost a total of 10 lbs at weigh in this morning. I had 70 now 60 to lose. Here is how I do it: I have no snacks—Nothing to fall back on. Around 8pm I go out to eat at a sit down restaurant every night. I have a small steak or fish. I talked to the chefs there and they only cook the bare meat. No added salt or butter or any of the other goodies they put on in a restaurant. They do lavish with herbs though! You can get that a number of places.

I get it at my grocery, but Amazon and Ebay has it too. Portion sizes if a steak is 6 oz. A lot of chicken is injected with salt.

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