Day 22 of 365 | The Carnivore Diet Experiment!
Hi friends: It’s day 22 of 365 of the carnivore diet experiment! As many of you know I am still eating one meal a day! I get many questions daily about omad/intermittent fasting. What is intermittent fasting? It is a term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting during a defined period. Intermittent fasting may produce weight loss comparable to long-term calorie restriction. Omad pretty much means eating one meal a day! It can be breakfast, lunch or dinner. All calories are consumed at one meal. Many dieters combine omad and intermittent fasting. Just like me.
I’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions about eating one meal per day.
FAQ omad/intermittent fasting:
What kind of foods can I eat?
Many people eat whatever they like. However, for some people, they do hit a wall with this method. There isn’t any single food that you should or shouldn’t eat. Personally, I am eating only meat but I have had times when I eat whatever I like.
Think of this diet as your time to eat a ton of food in one sitting, instead of throughout the day! If you love food like me, you’re going to love this way of eating.
If you are not doing the carnivore diet, I would recommend doing the ketogenic diet along with omad. This diet consists of high fat, moderate protein and low carbs. An example of one of my keto meals would be a ribeye steak, vegetable, strawberries and coffee for dessert.
Recommended reading: “The Keto Diet?”
How many hours should you wait before going to sleep after you have your big meal?
I stop eating at 7 pm each night and I go to bed at 10 pm but do what works for you.
How long can you eat one meal per day for?
As long as you want. I have been eating one meal a day for over a year now! It gets easier. At the 3 month mark eating one meal a day became a habit.
Eating once per day is a real, long-term approach to dieting that can work for as long as you want.
Does it matter whether you eat your one meal in the morning or at night?
Nope doesn’t matter at all. It should be your preference and what works for you time-wise. My one meal is always dinner because I want to have that meal with my family. Also, I do not like to go to sleep with that hungry feeling.
Could eating one meal per day be bad for you?
I do not believe that it is. I went from eating from the time that I woke up until I went to sleep. Now I think that is bad for everyone.
Can eating McDonalds be my one meal for the day?
Please use common sense. I would say yes to fast food once in a while. I would stick to nutrient-dense foods to maximize your health.
Can I drink coffee during the fast?
Yes, coffee is a great appetite suppressant to use while fasting. However, I would recommend drinking only black coffee during your fasting time to avoid breaking your fast.
Can I add milk and sugar to the coffee during my fasting time?
I would avoid artificial sweeteners if possible because it can stimulate your appetite. I would stick with black coffee and tea. Only have your coffee or tea during your feasting time with your omad.
Is eating one meal per day guaranteed to help you lose weight?
No, everyone is different. Not everything works for everyone. Omad is not the magic fix. You still have to be consistent and make wise food choices.
I tried this diet and it doesn’t work for me? What do I do?
Impossible to say. Maybe you’re eating too many calories during your omad.
Should you exercise before or after your meal?
I didn’t go to the gym while doing omad. However, do what fits your lifestyle. I do think that it is important to move your body. Even if it is swimming or walking daily.
Do you need to count calories while eating one meal per day?
I personally did not track my calories. However if it is helpful to you, track them especially if you are not losing weight, then you will know why and then you can adjust.
What if you get hungry when fasting?
Drink plenty of water.
Stayed away from sugarless gum. The chewing actually makes me feel hungry.
Stay busy and productive.
Why do you take black seed oil and when?
I take it because it helps with my immunity. I haven’t had a cold or flu since I started taking it. No flu or cold for over two years. Also, it is a fantastic appetite suppressant.
I take it about 30 before I eat. I add one teaspoon to a glass of water.
How much water should you drink?
At a minimum, enough to stay hydrated. Drink when you feel thirsty. Keep water nearby to sip. Personally drinking water helped to ward off hunger pangs. Fooled my tummy into thinking I was full.
Hopefully, this answers all your questions and gets you on the right path.
Check out my flashback video! 30-day carnivore challenge video! Just in case you missed it. The truth about the carnivore diet!
If you would like to join me on this experiment, please check with your doctor first. I will be posting on Instagram/lolaslifessons. If you are not on Instagram, comment here: Twitter/IamLola2017 and Youtube/lolaslifelessons Feel free to let me know about your process there.