well this is kind of an intro and my concerns so I didn't wanna necessarily put this in the "new members" section.
anyway, my name is Kristen. ive been doing omad on and off for several years with temporary success. the reason I say its temporary, is because despite the popular belief that the first week is the hardest and its supposed to get easier the more u do it. I am the exact opposite! the first week or 2 isn't that bad. im about 6 weeks in and ive been feeling like I miss food too much! im usually a pro at eating once a day, but seeing as im still at that weight loss plateau that ive been stuck on for weeks (only losing a few ounces per week), its very demotivating and im terrified of the scale. so especially during that one week out of the month, (every female will now what I mean), it is especially hard! I even exercise here and there, just some light walking. and I even do an average of 5-10 miles once a week when I visit my local theme park, and that's on my splurge day in which I only have 2 light meals and maybe 1 snack if I feel like it! so I don't understand it. if anything, I feel like im gaining weight!!!!
also, when people say they can do this for years nonstop, I can only go for a few weeks to a few months before I REALLY start to miss food and it gets harder and harder. on the emotional side of things, I do suffer with a lot of stress in my life and have issues with severe anxiety, and multiple psychological "labels"! I have a strong tendency to stress and boredom eat, so maybe its the lack of having those comfort foods, and the fact that it feels like im restricting myself and saying I absolutely can not have those foods, even denying myself even a sip of water after ive had my meal unless it is to take my pain medications! I bloat like crazy!
well I don't know what else I can say, but I do appreciate tips, or maybe someone here can relate so that I don't have to feel alone here.
thanks for reading!