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Intermittent fasting one meal a day

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Hi Would anyone be interested in an Intermitent fasting thread?  I had some good results last year with this way of eating.  However since lockdown i have put on so much weight snacking all day mainly biscuits.  I felt really well doing Omad or one meal a day. I didn't count calories or cut food groups out Just ate one evening meal no starving.  Has anyone else done this or intermittent fasting. If there is already a thread please point me to this. If you have any tips or suggestions books on the subject please post. 
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  • IbizafanIbizafan Forumite
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    I don’t think anyone has added to the original 5:2 thread for ages, so it might be time for a new one. I have been doing intermittent fasting for three or four years now, usually 5:2 but after a holiday, Christmas etc, 4:3. I don’t follow it at weekends, and generally find it pretty easy, having two meals a day. Protein is the key for me, so both meals will be eggs, chicken or fish as their main component. I also go to the gym on fasting days, and even do an evening job on fast days, and I don’t feel affected by the lack of calories. I never fast on holiday, but get straight back to it on return and find the whole concept suits me, because it’s only one day and tomorrow soon comes.
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    We've only occasionally done one meal a day, timing it for late afternoon and keeping very busy in the morning. 

    We maintain the weight we lost on 5:2 with 16:8 every day. Never even think of breakfast now and eat first around 12.30 - 1pm. 
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  • wewpetcomwewpetcom Forumite
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    Come on guys ... the world is about to be fun again
  • Serena03Serena03 Forumite
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    I would be interested the 5:2 diet really worked for me but need the motivation to get back to doing it!
    'Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about';):)
  • suki1964suki1964 Forumite
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    I often only eat one meal a day but am I a skinny minx? Nope

    I can only maintain weight if I eat sensibly over 3 or 4 smaller meals a day
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  • joyce_150joyce_150 Forumite
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    OMAD seems hard to start and maintain. Try cutting the carbohydrates in your diet and try eating more on fruits and veg - natural antioxidants. 
  • charlielhydecharlielhyde Forumite
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    I tried the intermittent fasting, but it's tough for me... My diet is based mostly on fruits and vegetables

  • josewisejosewise Forumite
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    Just eat clean, no need for such radical steps
  • savingmoresavingmore Forumite
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    yes, i will join a thread like this.  There is a lot of good science behind intermittent fasting.  I am on day 12 of the 800 fast diet (Dr. Michael Mosley), and doing 16:8 time restricted fasting.  Doing well on it and eating well, two meals a day, healthy mediterranean diet.  Weight coming off, so it’s motivating.  Also with the lockdown, walking every morning with DH for 35 mins and then a second walk later on .....not out in public, so following government instructions.  happy to have company!

  • hansolo2000hansolo2000 Forumite
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    Does vit c dissolved in water take you out of a fasted state?
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