Eating just one meal a day

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  1. Mac33

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    Not losing any weight. I'm only 70kg but have a small to tiny pot belly.

    I eat super healthy short of an occasional chocolate.

    Generally eat two main meals per day with fruit snacks in between.

    As of today,I am going to eat one meal per day with lots of healthy snacks throughout.

    I reckon I can lose a few kilos in the fortnight.

    Time will tell.
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    Heard of this diet before, http://www.mashed.com/97657/eat-like-sumo-wrestler/
     
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  3. Dags

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    Does eating one meal a day sound healthy to you?
     
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    I went on amoxicillin for a dental procedure this month - my body stopped absorbing food and I lost 8 lbs despite eating the same amount as always. Makes me wonder if there might be some combination of probiotics that could help people lose weight on demand?
     
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    "lots of snacks" is not one meal.

    Dumb idea but whatever it's your life.
     
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  6. CT-Topspin

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    Sounds like intermittent fasting to me. I think the jury is still out on all the proclaimed benefits beyond forcing caloric restrictions via a window to eat. Anecdotally, people mention it gives them more energy and promotes muscle growth.
     
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  7. J011yroger

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    I drink 2 oz of motor oil 30 minutes before meals and eat guilt free as the oil coats my intestines and the food passes clear through.

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  8. MasterZeb

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    This isn’t healthy. Instead of decreasing the amount of meals and starving your body, decrease the calories and burn them off aswell. This will in turn help to increase your metabolic rate, which will then help you to lose more weight aswell and get healthy. One meal a day, you’re slowing your metabolic rate, which is the total opposite to what you want. 3 meals a day is recommended for a reason. You may lose weight, but that doesn’t mean you will get healthier by doing this diet. Eat the right foods.
     
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  9. CT-Topspin

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    Just to play devil's advocate, proponents of IF have pointed to eating 3 meal's a day as something that SLOWS down the burning of calories due to consumption of food raising insulin levels which in turn slows the metabolic process.

    Again, it's a fringe nutritional practice that's gaining popularity but it's interesting to experiment and tinker with.
     
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  10. r2473

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    Solution is simple. Cut down to zero meals a day. Keep that up for a few weeks. You'll lose weight.
     
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    You’re ahead of your time. In the future everyone will be drinking the latest intestinal absorption blocker and pigging out.
     
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  12. Booger

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    One meal per day is fine if that works for you. It's not unhealthy.
     
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    Youve gotta excercise and burn the calories aswell with the three meals a day. The less muscle you have, the less energy your body needs and it gets stored as fat, slowing down your metabolism. Muscle demands a lot of energy to maintain. Yes, eating three a day and not excercising does slow it down aswell, but not to as much of an extent.
    Fasting/ starving your body is going to to have the same effect, with your muscles not getting enough energy. You’re gonna be low energy and no fuel to take in, so excercising on one meal is pointless, and simply won’t be as effective as you having a balanced 3 meal diet.
    You’ve gotta eat the right foods aswell. No good eating three pizzas a day. And when you eat the right diet, your insulin level should not be an issue.
    It’s just one of those crazes nowadays that people have created without having any knowledge about how your body works imo.
    The main thing to do when you want to lose weight is to excercise and increase your metabolism. You’ll never hear any athlete in the world say they eat less than 3 meals a day.
     
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  14. CT-Topspin

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    George St. Pierre was just on a podcast with Joe Rogan raving about intermittent fasting. He's typically on the cutting edge of health and nutrition FWIW.
     
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    Idk. What did he say about it? From what I have experienced and what I have been taught, ‘starving’ diets are not a healthy option of losing weight.
     
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    I guess starving would be a bit disingenuous. It's more akin to compressing your window of time to eat into 8 hours vs. the typical 18 (assuming 8 hours of sleep). You should eat the same amount of calories you normally would, you are just giving your body a longer period in a fasted state.

    GSP mentioned using it as a control, where he was experiencing performance gains and optimal levels of energy during training (while fasted). He also liked the convenience of not having to worry about always eating given his busy schedule.

    There is some study out there that fasting could potentially add years to your life as well.
     
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    One can also draw inspiration from the bulimics :D
     
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    Don't want to damage my teeth, the Jolly method also facilitates smoother operation of the joints and easier bowel movements.

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    Is the Jolly Method(TM) suresh-tested ?
     
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    Are you trying to get me banned?

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  22. Ronaldo

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    This athlete does,
    [​IMG]
     
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  23. J011yroger

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    I'm not judging, but what does the second J stand for?

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  24. r2473

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    Ask @dgold44
     
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  25. J011yroger

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    What if I don't like the answer?

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    Dgold never disappoints
     
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    My friend has been eating one meal a day for years, but he eats like 2K+ cal in that one sitting with no snacking. He's weight lifting monster with 300+ bench, 400+ squat and 500+ deadlift. Sent me this: https://www.scientificamerican.com/...ng-might-help-you-live-longer-healthier-life/

    Like others have said, intermittent fasting's efficacy is not conclusive. What is conclusive is eating less calories than your baseline per day leads to losing weight and eating more leads to gaining weight.

    Or, you could have this situation: I just had my annual physical and found out my gym's scale is off by 10 lbs... meaning 10 lbs heavier than I thought ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  29. Ronaldo

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    Be sure to sleep after eating that enormous meal. [​IMG]
     
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    I have increased my food intake but weight still stays at 55kg. Won't go any higher.

    I know a lot of overweight people who have reduced their food intake a lot but are unable to lose weight. They have gone through a lot of tests and met many doctors.
     
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  31. tennis tom

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    Any particular brand?--Mobil 1, Castrol? How often do you do filter changes?

    Quickest weight loss diet I had was food-poisoning--11 lbs in one week! Fish taco Tuesday--wish I could bottle it!
     
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    Diuretics was a go to. Twice in 6 mos, 35# in 5 days. When phatties claim they retain are retaining fluid. Bet your bottom-dolla they know fo sho wut's up. And it's not just their weight.

    p.s. Halle has a clue too. Diabetics have a great way to handle excess weight and look good doing it.
     
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    I know a guy who eats only one meal a day.
    It starts when he wakes up, and ends when he falls asleep.

    No breaks.

    Just one meal.

    Discovered him on the internet while searching for high-quality tennis videos.
     
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    Heavy strokes? Lays on his forehand? Met him at Golden Corral. Bellied up at the steak bar.
     
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  35. donquijote

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    You could do the healthier choice and drink olive oil instead. Not as tasty as the motor oil though.
     
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  36. Stretchy Man

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    If you only weigh 70kg why do you want to lose a few kilos? :confused:
     
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    Caster, meant Castrol Oil may help him lose those Kilos fast.
     
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    I want to wish OP good luck! Yes, why not!

    For most of my life, I believed I need to eat rice everyday. Rice is a staple for Asian for thousands of years. I must have rice. And breakfast is the most important meal. One should eat three meal a day and a good meal contains mostly carbohydrate/grain, some protein, and a little fat.

    After a journey, the biggest change I have made is to my brain, my belief. I believe now that human has evolved and adopted to occasional starvation in the 200,000 years of human existence. Eating 3 meals a day is actually a recent development and among many development not necessarily good ones to our body. If your genetic makeup does not tolerate starving, then you would have become extinct by now. Counting calories in food intake and exercising hours, like a mathematical problem, is an oversimplification of our body system.

    What works for me is to let go of the control. Accept that you do not have to eat a fixed number of meals a day, or at certain time, or certain amount or certain food. I feel I do not have to cook or make food all the time, and I am more relaxed. I enjoy food when they are available, if it is too much work to cook, I do not mind skipping meals. I eat less than half as much rice and grain as I used to. Just let it go. The biggest change is just to let go of the control.

    To plant the seed to the idea, watch "The Science of Fasting" and read "Sapiens: A brief History of humankind".
     
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    Eat healthy,
    train a lot, and have patience.

    The only sure way to lose weight in the long term.
     
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    I'm eating one to two meals a day with some fruit throughout the day.

    Each Friday I do a half fast where I'll eat only fruit throughout with perhaps a plate of soup at night.

    Still spot on 70kg this morning,my goal being to get to 67kg by xmas.

    I do not believe eating a meal in the morning is healthy.

    What they tell you and what's actually correct are usually opposites.
     
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    "healthy" is an impossibly vague term; healthy in what respect? For example, gastroenterologists have long known that skipping breakfast seems to increase the risk of gallstones and gall bladder disease, probably because more regular and frequent eating leads to more frequent contraction and emptying of the gall bladder, limiting the formation of stones
     
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    It appears that motor oil functions the same in humans and vehicles.

    Synthetic oil lasts longer. Less frequent oil changes. but make sure your insides are in tip top shake or you might spring a leak.
    With Synthetic oil after it exits your posterior you can reuse it for about 15,000 times. With regular oil only about 3,000 times.
     
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  43. dnguyen

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    You will lose the match as one meal per day is not enough. I get hungry all the time post-cymbalta. I took Cymbalta and I gained overweight faster but stopped talking and went cold-turkeyed, and lost alot fo weight. Now I get hungry all the time. I am not even that fat.

    I hate losing when I was feeling weak due to hunger.
     
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    Watched players struggle during Ramadan at the EOD.
     
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    "explosive ordinance disposal"?
     
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    After 7 pm till dusk
     
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