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And the weirdest thing of all,.. Thank you for the reply. There are zero drawbacks and it usually takes me under a week to get back to it and I usually lose between 3 to 5 pounds a week. Its great having a flat belly and I have no intention of going back to the old me. I failed a lot to begin with, and I fail less often now.

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I go for about calories on my dinner plate and the other comes from the dessert and any snacks I eat during the day. I use a small dinner plate and fill it to the edges. Some days I over eat, some days I under eat. Anyway, your plan to leave it for two weeks feels like a good one. Thank you for the calorie estimate. I managed to sneak in a bag of chocolate popcorn yesterday and justified it.

I won the battle with the Curly Wurly. I gave the wretched thing to my wife and she ate it. Not too fast and not too slow but still allows you some room to manoeuvre. I find that I often learn more from my failures than my successes. Fantastic read and just want I was looking for. I took part in the fasting period of Lent earlier this year and gave up eating two meals, so just had the one in the evening.

I made sure my evening meal was small to medium size and as I stopped feeling hungry, my meals got smaller. I would also drink green tea with some vinegar and honey in it which helped suppress my appetite after dinner. I did not weigh myself, but I knew I was losing weight because my clothes were getting much looser. I also worked out times a week. I enjoyed eating once because I could have small meals and still have my favourite biscuits or even some chocolate after my meals.

I felt good about myself and had so much energy. Due to developing a chest infection second time around, I stopped eating once a day and started eating times and even started eating bread which is like kryptonite to me……. I love it, but it bloats me terribly. Needless to say my clothes have gotten tighter. I want to start back because eating once a day is liberating for me. I do need to ask, is it ok to drink cups if coffee with sugar, no milk or cream? Regarding the coffee, I think one of the best things about this diet is that you can adapt it to suit yourelf.

For me, the tea with whole milk and one sugar got me through the day. It gave me something to look forward to and kept me from raiding the larder. I set out on this diet partly as an experiment to see if I could prove the conventional wisdom wrong — and all that I can tell you is that I have indeed gained some muscle.

There are some pictures here from my 10, push up challenge. He might be right to suggest that your results might be better if you chose a more optimal approach to dieting, i. Third world body builders put on massive muscle on dreadful diets.

I was thrilled to receive a reply from you. Still going strong eating once a day, but having some difficulty establishing a cut off time for not eating. Want to have my dinner between 6pm and 8pm and never let anything pass my lips after that.

This seems to be an ongoing battle. Any words of advice?? It is indeed a battle and one I still have to fight. I finish with something sweet, like a piece of chocolate.

I drink a coffee like I would at the end of a meal at a restaurant it signals the end of the meal. I get straight out of the kitchen and do something else. I tap into some negative ot positive thoughts whichever has more pull at the time emotions drive actions. Thanks for the tips, David. Will shorten the window for eating to an hour and then find something to occupy my mind and time. Things still going well and I am finding it easier to stick to this and the hunger pangs are becoming more easier to manage and ignore.

I re-read your blog and have only just seen that you had two meals on the weekend. Did you find eating two meals on Sunday make eating one meal on Monday more difficult? Yeah, I eat two meals on the weekend. Because the weekend is about family, so I like to sit down with them at lunch and eat with them.

Because two meals will pretty much be my lifestyle when I reach my fat loss goal. Eating is a joy… why deny it? It requires practice and practice often brings failure. I failed a lot to begin with, and I fail less often now. I just kept the long term view that I would eventually learn to deal with it… and mostly, I have. When I get it badly wrong, I start over again the next day.

Trial and error, refine as you go along. I swear it took all of 1 or 2 mins the first day to eat all my stuff. Five minutes the second. I will try harder to slow down. This was one of the most intersting post i have read up on about one meal a day diets.

I have read them all,but this one really caught my attention. I have always tryed this way of eating but never made it past friday after starting monday. Every thing you wrote about really made since to me.

I like what you said about eating one morsel extra would just send you off to eat more and for me im better off not to eat often like most diets require because id just over eat. I need to do this for me and my marriage my husband never says anything but i know my weight holds us back from going out and doing activities because im so self consious, im gonna try this concept and let you know how im doing. I believe your post will inspire many people.

Do this for yourself. Do it for how it will make you feel to have achieved a small step towards your goal every single day. Make yourself happy first and that happiness has a way of spreading. Your husband will start to see you differently — more because of your state of mind than anything else. See it as a long term thing but also something where you get to win or succeed every day. Hi David I am so inspired by this whole website!!!

Actually, I started out first with intermittent fasting to gain the control of when to eat. I did only one 24 hour day to challenge myself. But I knew sticking to not eating at all, for several days was not my cup of tea. And when I did start back eating I over ate every time so what weight I did lose I gained back and more. In one week I went from lbs. One day at time. But when u said scales can lie. The jeans is a perfect Idea!! I think that the bottom line is that in order to loose weight, you have to eat less calories than you burn.

Unless you want to exercise A LOT, you have to decrease the amount of food you eat. I like eating good food pizza, fried rice, bacon, etc and I like feeling full, but I can deal with hunger, so one meal a day was the obvious diet for me. By the way, I once lived on nothing but MREs for 2 months and lost 20 pounds as a result. Hi Lucy, thanks for sharing your experience.

Your own results are fantastic! For anyone who really struggles with hunger, then I guess meal replacements would be a good option! I found your site because I just started this diet and went looking for others trying it. Like you say, the type of diet working for every individual probably varies.

I know it works for me because I did this ten years ago and lost 20 kg in 4 months, from to This suited me at the time as I could eat at a restaurant next to my workplace and as I then lived alone I could have soup in the evening. This worked so well because I promised myself I could have three courses everyday if I wanted: Soup, main course and dessert.

Which I almost never did but I could if I wanted to. If I was going out to dinner, I just had a bowl of soup at lunch. I think this is an ideal diet for me as there is only one rule.

No counting, remembering when to eat next etc. Anyway, I got overweight again so I want to use this method. I started out yesterday at It will be interesting to see how this works out now. I could easily see myself eating a chicken salad for my evening meal during the summer at least. I have been toying with the IF lifestyle and doing loads of research for a while now.

On Thursday I started the 1 meal a day approach and you know what, I lived! Granted I have only done 2 days with 1 meal per day as, like you I plan to eat lunch on the weekends. I lie to eat big meals, my husband is a fantastic cook. I love wine as well! I used to exercise hours and hours a day just to maintain my weight. So one meal a day for me it is. I turn 40 in September and I want to be on my way to my ideal weight then. I started drinking spirulina powder with water this morning.

It tastes like pond water which I guess it is actually. It works better for me this way. Kgs are fine by me. I used to do Judo when I was younger and less broken and the weight categories were in Kgs. And now at the end I realise that the Last reply is from yesterday!! I once did this kind of diet, but unknowingly. I lost 15 kg in only 3 months. Well, today was my First day. I plan on taking a Cup of tea with milk and sugar, If i feel weak.

Sorry about the kg and cm, German influence. Yeah, this is a great thread. There are lots of great comments and perspective from others who are trying to make this diet work.

Some are definitely doing it! I am 19 years old going on 20 soon.. Smh yeai know almost 6 years. I would say that I need to lose a GoOd pounds. Which just resulted me losing Muscle and not fat.

Because when I stepped on the scale I would weigh lighter than before …. I just have one question …. Are you sure you can eat whatever you want when you have that. One meal a day was a means to an end for me. I wanted to limit the times between which I could eat a meal because it took away any other choice.

I pretty much ate anything I wanted, but to be fair I already had a reasonably balanced diet with fruit and vegetables featuring strongly in many of my meals. And also how big should your portion size be? I did eat some of the things you mentioned but not all the time. Somewhere along the line I think we have to learn to make better choices about our nutrition and this diet has been a great way for me to do that.

Portion size is difficult. A plate full of lard is obviously different to a plate full of lettuce. Thanks for answeing my questions!

Alright so ill take it into consideration that certain foods have to be eatin in moderation. And ill make sure that my One meal a day consist of mostly healthy foods majority of the time. Umm… do u think it would be ok for me to drink Diet Coke Zero calories thrum the day?

Ofcourse ill drink lots of water also. Reading some of the other comments and your story I am Super excited to start this. I am more than ready to shed these extra pounds! You can adjust as you go along.

Sort of need a bit of encouragement here. Yes, around my waist, clothes are looser, but my stomach looks arwful, much more bloated looking. I look at your pictures and I can see such a difference in your body.

I know I do have a lot of body fat around my middle, but I thought with eating once a day , cutting down on carbs and killing myself at the gym would show good results. Maybe I need to shock my body into letting go of fat as it seems to be holding on for dear life.

Limit your salt intake, because you will retain water on a high salt diet. How I look at it, you have to break down a wall. Fat loss is deceptive. You can lose several pounds and see no real difference in the way you look.. Part of the problem here is we look only where we can see i. Maybe in August try a different approach?

Keep in mind that this can be a long process and try to get your feelings of success from sticking to your plan rather than the apparent lack of physical results. Also keep in mind that doing it the way I did it… guessing about calorie content and paying little attention to nutrition is far from optimal — so results are bound to be slower.

I was just surfing the web and found your blog. I myself do a similar diet. I work out twice a day and eat one substantial meal for lunch. This is a routine I follow during the weekday and I have my cheat days on the weekend as well. I feel fuller doing this vs eating six times a day. I have always found that eating that many times a day to stay full just seemed too tedious. Thank you for your words of encouragement. You are right about others saying that I look slimmer. My sister says it, but I always think to myself..

Could you tell me what you eat on your cheat days? Also, do you think that very overweight people trying to lose weight, should have a cheat day at all? You must feel amazing and look fantastic?! I unfortunately have to change my plan as from today: On the other hand, i hate sleeping hungry! Skip breakfast, have lunch with enough carbohydrates, Then Dinner with Low carbs or with carbs? I plan on Jogging 7km for two days and Then One day rest!

I really want to Take Part in the race, and i want to lose weight too. Having one meal a day the last werk has really motivated me. Anyone have an advice for me? Hi Fatuma, I hope the diet is still working for you. The most important thing for me is that I eat fewer calories than my body needs each day. I love only eating 1 lunch a day as I feel I sleep better at night without needing to digest food in my stomach. I have a question for you: After you lost the first 20 pounds and waited a while to lose the last 10 pounds, how long did you wait and did you continue with the 1 meal a day?

Or did you go back to 3 meals a day during this period of time? Hi Karen, Well done on losing the 7lbs in a month. After I lost the first 20lbs I was pretty much straight into the next 10lbs. The first twenty took me five months and the last ten took me just one month. Sorry that it took me so long to reply. Last time I weighed a week ago I was down 16lbs!

I want to look at this as something I can adapt to for the rest of my life. I used to be on a prescription drug a few years back that seriously suppressed my appetite and it just occurred to me that this was exactly how I ate! I was also drinking almost every night back then too. Not a good thing. I like your blog David so thank you for sharing! I will let you know how I get on! I want to lose another 58lb by Christmas and I figure I can if I lose around 2.

Aelie, You have done a fantastic job with the weight loss! You mentioned the wild variation in your calories and although I have nothing to back it up, I think that can be a good thing. It keeps your body guessing. Somehow that sinks into my subconscious mind and helps me on the days when I under-eat. I hope it went well. I basically eat dinner only. Every now and then I may squeeze in a small snack. On Monday I feel bloated because I eat more on the weekend.

The weight has fallen off. What do you think about my situation? I have to thank you and everyone who has kept me motivated.

I finally saw the scales move. Not much, but it did cheer me up. I have fallen off the wagon for a couple of days, but back on today. So basically I will be fasting till dinner time, but I will be drinking water through out the day. All that matters is that you get back on and keep trying. I hope all is well for you. Sorry again for the late reply. I started this diet exactly a month ago now simply bcos I was tried from carrying excess weight around.

I should add that this was not visible to me in the mirror, am just glad I was not discourage. Thank you again for this blog. The tape measure is a great way to monitor your progress and an inch is a fantastic achievement.

I think you will eventually see the difference in the mirror but if not maybe taking photos will help you. Maybe one day you could describe your food to me, I would love to hear about your diet.

I should tell you how am following this diet, I drink a cup of coffee in the morning before going to work and another cup around midday with lot of water throughout the day. I eat my one meal around 6: I just discover I need to stick to my one hour window by reading some of the comment. I would described my dinner but am African, our food is different.

There are just some days when I have to snack. Keep up the good work!! Thanks for writing this! Iam sure i will be able to contineue. Hi Sonam, sorry for the delay in replying to you. Hi Angela, 4 lbs is a good result for the 1st eight days! Hi Jose, 85lbs in six months is an incredible achievement!

I know that you put the weight back on again but sometimes when life hits you hard you just have to find a way to survive. The key thing here is that you started again and have lost another totally amazing 38 lbs. Good luck as you continue towards your goal. By the way, your English is superb!! And the I eat my main meal Actually I have been losing weight with the 6meal plan but all of a suden I just stoped losing for the past 2 months. So my main goal is to lose the last bit of fat 15lbs This type of diet suits my lifestyle perfectly and I wish I had found out a long time ago.

I don;t feel I have to worry too much what I order or how much of it I eat within reason. Perhaps what you need to do is give it some more time? Good luck and sorry for the delay in replying to you. I need to catch up on a few things around here, including replying to those of you kind enough to leave comments. Sorry for the delay in approving some of the comments, and apologies for appearing to ignore you.

Hi Christopher, I think as long as we make some changes to our diet, i. But I have a few more rules. I have lost 9kgs which is around 20 pounds in about five months. The beauty of this diet is that it prevents the one mouthful leading to another effect, which was my downfall and the only reason I ever got fat in the first place. I am in fantastic health as well. Good skin, hair, nails. Trim waistline and flat tummy. This is the diet for me. Saturday is my cheat day and sunday two meals from monday to freiday again the same plan.

Where in Germany do you live? I live in Bavaria, maybe we could share more of our experince about the One meal a day: Bavaria i dont really know where it is? Soman, there are no rules to this diet, you just make them up to suit yourself. I found the best way for myself by experimenting and I still do experiment.

See how it works out for you. Hi Bubbles, I love the way you do it. I love your attitude to falling off the wagon. It really helps to pick the positive angle and just get back to it. I was wondering what types of food you would eat when you did eat. Thanks Sonam, send you an Email………… dj i always say, If its going to be just One meal a day, then ist has to count, i Would otherwise Start craving for stuff that i deprive myself………..

Hi Nancy hope all is well,how are you doing with your one meal,myself in thired week and i have lost only 4 pounds but this time iam not going to give it up. Hi dj, I pretty much eat anything and everything that takes my fancy. There are certain things I avoid like sodas, but from time to time I still enjoy a glass of cola. I eat all the regular foods like pasta, pizza, potatoes, bread, rice, chciken, fish, beef, pork, pies, pastries, cakes, ice cream and lots of fruit and vegetables.

I needed to the time to arrange my return and I wanted to make sure I rememebered my summer for something other than my diet. Now published — click here. Hi just come accross this, i wasnt looking for a diet, was looking for cheap ways to eat. Anyway decided to read and the more i read the more i got it. Now in my 40s i dont want to be a 6 or an 8 but i want to be a darn lot smaller then i am, so tomorrow will be my first day trying it out, how much i weigh isnt the issue so i am not going to weigh myself i am going to go off my clothes size.

Hi Polly, I think you have a good way of looking at it. I look forward to hearing how you get on. Wish I could think of a suitable Arnie quote in response. Ive been reading this website for quite a few days as i googled One Meal a Day diet as this is the only type of diet that has ever worked.

First of all i just want to say HI to David and im totally inspired by how much weight youve lost and how youve managed to keep it a secret from your family ie eating normally with them …have they not noticed your fantastic weight loss? I like doing this diet as i enjoy socialising and i do not want it to affect my life going out for meals with friends etc. A couple of years ago i slimmed down ALOT like 3 stone…. I have planned to change this and decided that today would be the day id finally post on here as i think we could all deffinitely spur eachother on to lose weight.

So far i have gone from 11 stone to 10st 4 but i has taken me a couple of months and i dont know whether my metabolism has slowed down or im not drinking enough water but i cant get the rest off. Ive been at the same weight for a while now. I go to the gym and workout but i dont do enough weights to bulk up. I am doing 1 meal a day and fruit but recently the last week ive not had any fruit. Today i got a bit fed up and had 2 meals non fattening and im scared to weigh myself im going to leave it another 2 weeks before i do!

I really love this website and read it everyday for updates and stuff best of luck with all your diets guys would be great if we all spur eachother on and start losing weight!!! Secondly, what a fantastic job you did in losing 3 stone a few years ago! If the lack of apparent results is driving you nuts, maybe you could take a slightly more scientific approach and count calories for a while? Give it another little while and you may discover that your scale weight drops by a pound or two overnight.

Just want to ask a question.. Is it good to have my one meal at 5 pm or its better to have it at night? The thing is, you have to learn to live with this. I choose to eat aroiund 5 or 6pm because it fits in with family life. I also enjoy the fact that I feel satisfied during the evening so I get the psychological boost from spending a few hours with food in my belly. A big part of why this works for me is how I feel about it.

Just another question , i cant always have my meal at the same time for some reasons but always between pm so can i have my meal for ex: And is it better to not drink anything during the day or its normal to drink for ex: The diets sometimes claim that the timing of meals is crucial for optimum fat loss. The simple idea behind one meal a day is that your task is simply to eat fewer calories than your body needs. I drink tea or coffee with one sugar and milk full fat… because I like the taste throughout the day.

Maybe upto six a day. Sometimes less, sometimes more. I also drink water. Does that help at all? I started following a similar eating plan about a year ago. Over the following months, I lost about 20 pounds and am now happily in the maintenance phase. I intend to stick with the one meal a day plan pretty much forever, because it lets me have the body I want without obsessing over calories. So glad to read your story and know there are others out there who are experiencing the benefits of this lifestyle.

And even better… you sound so happy! Dear David, I am very glad to come across your article. I have been asked most by women how to stay slim while I still eat dinner as most of them skip dinner just to stay in shape. I eat very light breakfast and drink coffee, just to accompany my husband and my kids like most of normal people do. Then, I hardly eat any thing after that until dinner as I never enjoy eatting alone during the day, unless I have a lunch appointment with my girl friends.

I do excercise times a week, 2 hour session, but not Saturday-Sunday. Recently, I did gain a few kgs. I was cm, 57 kgs. They suggested to skip dinner. I was so struggled and never lost any grams.

So, I was doing some reseach about age and gain weight. Then, I found your post got me thinking. For the past months, after we moved to new neighborhood, I was trying so hard to blend in. I would have many lunch appointment with many new moms around here. Until, I guess, I got used to eatting the real lunch. After I have my mind set to loose some weight. I come back to eat very light during the day.

My very light is to feel a little hungry but not until gassy. I would drink lots of water or coffee with no sugar. I too have heard that the older we get the fewer calories we need. I may do one day. I still eat really well, and lose weight and build a little muscle all at the same time. Hey David im 17 years old and i wanted to start this diet.

While on this diet i wanted to go jogging or walking everyday to speed up the weight loss process. I will only be eating 1 meal a day, nothing crazy.

How much weight can i lose? Also is it OK to exercise to speed up the weight loss? Will exercising even speed it up? The slow process teaches you something about yourself and helps you to change the eating habits that got you overweight in the first place.

You start to make better choices not always but often enough to make a difference. I had some very specific reasons for choosing this approach and I had tried other methods first. Give it some thought. Hi, Today is my 3rd day of this diet. I will eat night and next day morning Ill motivate myself that I can eat in abt 8 hours time…. I have not check my weight but I feel very light.

Thank u for sharing. Hi Sarah, Well done for making it to day 3! Most of the feelings of success from this diet come from sticking to the plan more than what the scale says — because, as we know, the scale readings are often misleading. Keep at it and please let us know about your porgress. HI evryone today i intend to share this good news to those who have been discouraged in anyway.. That is a fantastic encouragement for me and for others. I can imagine you feel very happy, and so you should, because you did all the hard work, you made the sacrifices and you showed the discipline to stick to the plan.

You deserve all the credit. Thank you for being a fantastic example for others to follow. David, About how much calories did you eat per day since you were only eating 1 meal and a snack? Hi Jake, I aim to eat around to calories. I try not to worry about it too much. Counting calories is pretty boring but it can be a quicker way to lose the weight. Hello David, seems like a great post. I have started this diet today. I need to cut out around lbs too, so I hope to have the same experience you had within months from now.

I am just wondering though, did you ever have trembles at some stages? I so often feel this and giddy too when I am dieting especially when I tried the one meal a day diet the first time like a year ago and did quit for that reason back in the days. Is it because of the low level of sugar in our blood or what? How can we bypass this feeling? Because when it occurs it makes you feel so weak… I can bypass the hunger, but I really hate the trembles… What do you recommend? Yes, there were times when I felt weak.

It would be the worst thing in the world to faint while at the wheel of a car or operating machinery. Small snacks designed to fuel not fill. Thanks so much for sharing. I did do this diet just after I finished school and lost 25kg like this, but was too strict…this caused some bad bowel problems.

Thanks so much for all your advice, great post. I remember this being quite difficult in the beginning, but after a while you dont even think about food anymore…I hope I get to that point quickly.

Thanks for sharing the important point of being too strict and highlighting that there can be medical implications and complications. The relaxed approach worked very well for me for the first 30lbs. It then becomes much more of a lifestyle than a diet which helps to keep the weight off. I started the 1 meal a day a couple weeks ago with a snack too and have lost 6 pounds!

And I have kept it off! I am totally amazed at how little food I really need. The meal and snack I eat are nutritious and nutrient dense. Except for yesterday — which was pretty much a disaster as far what I ate — and I must say — I was miserable! Love your blog — keep the info coming. I often worry that some people think diets like this are a license to eat calories of chocolate every day and end up effectively starving themselves.

I just wanted to know if you eat pizza, mcdonalds… And what is the amount that u have when you eat those types of food. I do eat all of those things. But I try to eat them infrequently.

I have been reading your blog for a while now and was so inspired by your weight loss success with one meal a day! I decided to try this, after all, like most other overweight people, I had tried absolutely everything over the last 10 or more years with zero success. I tried eating healthy all the time with the often recommended 6 small meals a day and found myself heavier and heavier and hungrier and hungrier until I caved and ate everything in sight!

Can I tell you that I have been eating this way for around 3 months now and I have effortlessly dropped 15 kilos! I have another 20 kilos to lose yes I really stacked it on over the years! But I feel so much better already, not to mention how much better I look! I have honestly never been successful with losing weight, never been able to lose more than a few kilos and thanks to you I know I have finally found what works!

On weekends I still eat pizza, pasta, ice cream and chocolate, not as much as I used to but enough to make me happy and ready to start the week again eating one meal a day, this meal is usually very healthy but sometimes not but I still lose weight despite this. What has amazed me the most is that it is like my hunger has been switched off, I used to be starving hungry an hour after breakfast each morning, then hungry again after lunch and in the evening I could easily put away another big meal and desert and was ALWAYS craving things.

I think half the battle is believing you can do it, seeing your success has motivated and inspired me so much! The best thing, besides the weight loss of course, is the absolutely blissful feeling of freedom from being consumed by food — no calorie counting, no packing healthy snacks, no planning out every single thing I need to eat, no stress with what to order if I am going out for dinner, no one even knows how I am doing this except for my husband who has adopted this too and loves it!

So David thank you for your advice and tips on this method of weight loss and for sharing your heart. I really believe everyone is different so everyone will respond differently to diets, something you have clearly shown and I am grateful to you for sharing. You are awesome and I wish you and your family success, peace, love and happiness! The one meal a day diet, has been working great for me.

I started it in January of this year and my progress is a 70 pounds of weight loss. Sorry Jackson as a nurse I just cannot let that one pass. Bile is not returned to the gallbladder if unused in digestion. The Gall Bladder is a one way organ that stores concentrated bile to add to digestion when fats arrive in the gut.

Just out of curiosity i am 57kg and want to drop down to 50kg in preferably a month or two maximum. Do you know any way and i can do this?

And what is the quick way you are talking about? I wanted to say thank you for this article I have two children under two and Im a stay at home mom..

I just got done with a three day fast Im now Im starting this diet today. I feel as if I was ment to find ur article thank you again. Hey, i wanted to start this diet and i had a question. On this diet can i eat the foods i normally eat? Like rice, chicken, spaghetti , eggs, etc. I also eat fruits. Or do i have to follow a strict diet eating only veggies and fruits. I started this diet on Friday again after having some time off and loads of socialising events…. First weigh in is this friday so its exciting the fact that every friday im going to post my weight loss for the week.

Thanks for opening our minds. I started this lifestyle in August. In 2 months, I got to my goal. For dinner, I ate whatever I wanted plus dessert. Had two cheat days a week weekends. Obviously, I had to watch the plate size, because I wanted to lose those saddlebags, but now while maintaining, I have my huge dinner, my dessert on weekdays,and indulge profusely on weekends. This lifestyle is for me!

The only different thing is: Fasting suits me especially on weekdays working days. I do not mind keeping this lifestyle at all. I dont miss breakfast or lunch. I still enjoy a nice brunch on weekends. I am done with all that pressure thanks to your website. Thank you for everything.

Are you still around? Hollywood pineapple diet, cabbage soup diet… I can go on and on. I also tried the healthy approach, not really dieting, but watching what I eat and doing heaps of exercise. EAch time I tried to lose weight I was successful. Where I am not successful is keeping it off.

I have hunger waves that pass. I drink herbal tea all day with a small amount of maple syrup and lemon throughout the day. My problem is that I suffer from acid n reflux syndrome, so when my stomach is empty I get these awful burps.

Thank you for this post. I am actually at DAY 1 of this diet since having stumbled upon your blog yesterday. I do drink a cup of coffee and then another one or tea three hours later, with a light snack, maybe a piece of bread or fruit. Today, I tried drinking a liter of water an hour before noon.

I walk for half an hour about 4 times a week and usually have my dinner between 7: I will keep you guys updated on my progress and thank you all for sharing yours. I did this before i ever read this and i lost 5lbs in one week i wasnt hungry during the days so i would eat 1 time a day closerto the evening but would eat chips and cakes to snack on and drink water it worked but next week i am going to do this diet really since i realize you did it too and seen your results.

Sir i do ur efforts and congratulate that you are doing this. I am also doing such thing by taking a meal in morning every other day. Not only this i take only home-cooked food and no packet food, no oily food for the last 2 moth. What do you thing will it work? And I guess it depends what you mean by oily food. If you mean deep-fried food, I guess that would make sense. I think the best way to make the one meal a day diet to work is not to go too low on calorie intake, and to keep the diet as close to balanced as you can.

Does that make sense? I just found this but wanted to share that I followed a similar regimine about 3 years ago and lost lbs.

This is a great weigh for me to lose weight compared to other diets I have used in the past! I think that counting calories is the better way to go with this diet. It takes all the guess work out of it. Just wanted to say thank you for writing a very informative and relevant article. Eating one main meal at dinner time of what you actually WANT to eat rather than what your told is healthy makes this way of eating easier to sustain for life.

Im also doing 30 minutes on a step machine with free weights every 2 or 3 days just to feel strong in my body but i realise that its not central to my weight loss as you rightly said, its more a bonus or add on. Hi David and all. I enjoyed reading the posts here and have just embarked myself on a similar quest. My food should include all six tastes — salty, sour, astringent, sweet, pungent, and bitter. I thought this would be a place where I can post my results along the way.

I am a mom of four, age 48, pounds, looking to get to about My big lunch makes me feel satisfied all day. I do go to bed early, as suggested, though. I think that having the main meal at lunch time is better in several ways.

We can always build upon it as we go. Your approach to the exercise sounds great. I saw this site last year and started for a while. She keeps munching or eating every hour and keep offering me. Then, I moved to a new city, live alone and changed everything. Yet, did not diet…. GOOD news was that I never gained either. Until last month, holidays started and I started putting on more. I realised that I was eating more and during the school year, I only had time for 1 or 1.

I was never that hungry. I used to go to class at 8am, with back to back classes, I did not any time for lunch. I only have some brunch, but not heavy. Then I eat dinner around five after I come home. Then I realized that this is exactly or close to the 1-meal a day plan. I started this about few days ago — to be on 1-meal a day strictly. Within 3 or 4 days, i lost about 3 pounds. Yet, I believe they are fluid retention. So, I have decided not to weigh me every day. Right now, I am planning to make sure that my body gets adjusted to this meal plan, I will not worry about weight lost and then, I will worry about losing weight.

If I do not lose any more weight by end of January, then I know that this meal plan is not for me. My weight fluctuates easily. I will put on 3 pounds overnight if I had full meal. AND it will take me at least a week of starving to shed them. That is why I gave up on diets! But now, I really need to lose at least another 15 pounds. I am at pounds today. Last week I was …that is overweight for me and I was depressed.

I used to be under pounds all my life. I am not greedy to get back to pounds. David, just like you, I do not have breakfast. I hear lectures all the time how bad it is for me. In fact, when I eat in the morning, especially heavy breakfast, I get stomach ache. That is why I do not eat breakfast. Sometimes, I just go out with Protein-Shake with low fat milk or coffee or simply drink water!

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