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  • psychod787
    psychod787 Posts: 4,088 Member
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    Jrpwgr wrote: »
    Anything you can do to trick your 2 million years of evolution at being so efficient with storing calories, works. Whether it works short term or long term though, that's always the question.

    What are you trying to say? That if I eat all my calories at one time vs many small meals, I will gain weight?
  • psychod787
    psychod787 Posts: 4,088 Member
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    jgnatca wrote: »
    Was taught and experience bore it out, that small regular meals are the best way to prevent the peaks and valleys of blood sugar. As a diabetic. OMAD wreaks havoc to that.

    I have read about how farmers' breakfasts have caused problems with diabetes that was often undetected before. It was (is?) common practice for farmers to eat huge breakfasts and then spend all day in the field without stopping to eat another meal and have a late dinner that was lighter than the breakfast. You still see the "farmer's breakfast" at restaurants and it will generally be pretty much everything - eggs, sausage, ham, grits, hash browns, biscuits and pancakes with plenty of butter/syrup/honey/jam and maybe a big glass of OJ.

    Only difference these days, is people eat them and go to an office to work not the field!
  • butterfli7o
    butterfli7o Posts: 1,319 Member
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    Sounds terrible to me. Also sounds like a low cal count/weight for a male. But whatever works for you.
  • garygtmm
    garygtmm Posts: 13 Member
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    To clarify, I’m 5’8”, 150 lbs, 22-23 BMI and I USUALLY only eat dinner during the week. 1500 calories of meat and vegetables is pretty much all I can physically put in my belly - so that’s what I eat on OMAD days (5x/week usually). IF + OMAD = Easy weekly, monthly yearly caloric intake control - I call it a lifestyle. Maintaining a Caloric and nutritional balance over a week, month and year while eating 3-6 times a day was way too high maintenance for me. Now, I cook for ~30 minutes a day and I shop for groceries once a week. My grocery list is short - meat, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, onions and veggies. The absurd amount of time I used to spend fussing over meal planning, measuring, cooking and shopping is now spent sleeping. Importantly, you WILL end up eating nutritious, high protein, low carb foods when you eat on a schedule like this. If you don’t, you will go to bed (and wake) up hungry and weak. A ribeye steak with cauliflower and broccoli (with cheese sauce of course) at 5-7 pm keeps me happy, comfortable, energetic and sharp all day.
  • BarneyRubbleMD
    BarneyRubbleMD Posts: 1,092 Member
    edited April 2018
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    garygtmm wrote: »
    To clarify, I’m 5’8”, 150 lbs, 22-23 BMI and I USUALLY only eat dinner during the week. 1500 calories of meat and vegetables is pretty much all I can physically put in my belly - so that’s what I eat on OMAD days (5x/week usually). IF + OMAD = Easy weekly, monthly yearly caloric intake control - I call it a lifestyle. Maintaining a Caloric and nutritional balance over a week, month and year while eating 3-6 times a day was way too high maintenance for me. Now, I cook for ~30 minutes a day and I shop for groceries once a week. My grocery list is short - meat, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, onions and veggies. The absurd amount of time I used to spend fussing over meal planning, measuring, cooking and shopping is now spent sleeping. Importantly, you WILL end up eating nutritious, high protein, low carb foods when you eat on a schedule like this. If you don’t, you will go to bed (and wake) up hungry and weak. A ribeye steak with cauliflower and broccoli (with cheese sauce of course) at 5-7 pm keeps me happy, comfortable, energetic and sharp all day.

    hmmm...and I gained 160 lbs on OMAD back in 1995 and maintained that gained weight for almost 2 decades following OMAD (for me, my big meal was a 2pm every day). However, I wouldn't fill up on 1500 calories even with a lot of meat, eggs & cheese (which I love) & ended up eating about 5000-8000 calories/day while on OMAD during that one meal--now that I look back on it, I think it was too much like one big "binge" meal now that I've been diagnosed with a binge eating disorder--maybe that's why OMAD wasn't a good "match" for me.