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Would you recommend I try the 16/8 or 18/6 fasting method before trying omad method? How did you guys start with omad? And how are your results so far?

Would you recommend I try the 16/8 or 18/6 fasting method before trying omad method? How did you guys start with omad? And how are your results so far?

kerill333

Over years, I'd noticed that if I skipped breakfast, lunch wasn't usually a big deal, but if I had breakfast, especially a large cooked breakfast, a few hours later I wanted lunch. So when I tried IF, skipping breakfast completely was the logical step. I pushed lunch later when I could, was surprised at how easy that was, so a year ago when I heard about OMAD I decided to do it as dinner only. The first few days were hardest. Mid afternoon I had a boiled egg to fend off the hunger pangs. Worked perfectly. Ghrelin tamed. A few days of that and I made it to dinner time. I have a 2 hr eating window. I've been doing this for about 11 months and love it. Am about 33 lbs down. I wasn't obese so that is quite a significant weight loss for me. BMI is down over 4%. I have a powdered vit/min/veg shake every morning now and coffees through the day (with oat milk and a bit of sugar) so it's not a clean fast BUT this is how I cope, this makes it really easy for me to stick to, and the weight keeps coming off. Zero cravings, zero obsessing about food. Just 1 day at a time, and I eat whatever I want as my OMAD. Literally anything including dessert. It's easy and I love it for giving me my body back after decades of struggling. Good luck! I am happy to answer any questions.


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33 lbs is 14.98 kg


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33 lbs is 14.98 kg


Desperate-Bat4885

I have a very similar story, I love to hear it from someone else too!


Chimpindisguise

23:1 requires more mental fortitude when you are just starting out. If you have no experience IF then omad is definitely a bad idea. You have to ease into it. If you have been a regular three meal guy then eating just one meal can seem a big task. All you will think about is that one meal which will take a lot of mental negotiations. So try 16:8 to 18:6 to 20:4 to 23:1. I am on my third week of omad, not that this is my first time. My longest streak is 100 days strict 23:1. Coffee and nootropics are great if you want to include them. Please avoid processed food, sugars and soda, they will just increase your cravings and mess up your hormones so your flow will get disturbed. Eventually, you will get conscious of your body reacting to healthy food and automatically you will see a change in your food choices.


HuntersBeard

I’m in the minority here but I never really did any other forms of intermittent fasting (16:8, 18:6, 20:4) before I did OMAD. I was doing research on it and found that the benefits of intermittent fasting are greatest when only eating one or two meals a day. I decided to just go ahead and try it back in June, been doing it everyday since. I had to find out what time worked best for me to eat, at first I tried around 4pm but I’d be hungry around noon then after like a week and a half I switched to eating at 1pm and now I’m fine.


cooterlongbottom

Go small and work your way up. This is how you develop your "Fasting Muscles" everyone is talking about. You've got this!!


helheim101

All my life iv had really severe food cravings. I can get really nauseous when hungry and totally hangry. To do OMAD I started by dealing with these cravings and for me I had to cut out carbs completely to do this which meant eating lots of low or no carb food for a day and then back to normal and repeat until I could conquer the cravings. Took a while of listening to my body. My point I suppose is we are all different and learning your biggest prob with food and your food relationship helps to make a good plan.


dickheadmcdickerson

omad or bust


SteelGrimpeur

My whole life I’ve never been able to stomach breakfast, despite all the ‘encouragement’ of others. « Most important meal of the day, you know. » My ass. Stretching the fast over lunch wasn’t too difficult. OMAD picked me.


ChrisPkMn

Same here, eating breakfast gives me reflux. It simply doesn't sit well in my stomach regardless of what I eat. Lived my whole life doing 16/8 or 18/6 so switching to OMAD was a breeze.


Girth_rulez

I started with OMAD after a little experience with IF. Only being able to eat once a day takes a lot of stress out of dieting. It's like can I eat this? No. Totally simplifies things.


1v5me

We are all different, what works for me, might not work for you. Hardest part for me, was getting rid of sugar addiction, and the rampant snacking, comfort eating etc etc. I recommend you get to the point where you get 3 meals a day, and don't feel any hunger or cravings outsides those meals, then you are on the right track, and can start to experiment and see what works for you (omad, 2mad)


bobbythegoose

Started with 18/6 for about 2 weeks, and then 20/4 for about a year, and OMAD for going on 4 years now. No more inflammation, anxiety, depression, and I think clearer now. Energy levels are always stable. Clearest skin I’ve ever had in my life. People say I look years younger.


scionkia

Just started one day, didn’t eat until dinner because I was busy. Then I just kept doing it before I’d ever heard the term OMAD (maybe three months ago). I quickly found this group. Results, I loose about one pound per week, pretty consistently. Not too fat to start with (21% bodyfat, now at 17%). I do a 21-3, which is really 2.5 hours of beer drinkin follwed with 30 minutes of eating. I have fasted a few times (2-7 day increments, both water and juice) in my life to heal some IBS issuues that I was told could only be treated via surgery. I’ll tell you personally that you can do some amazing healing if you shut down the digestive system for a week.