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Why not bump them up some and see what happens. Track what your eating for a week and take it to a nutritionist. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. Does this seem reasonable to you? Go see a Naturopathic Dr!!

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So the more I feel it, the more progress I am making. Anyone can go a couple hours. I can go a couple more hours. I can eat whatever I want! I can buy them. I can hold them. Whatever I want to eat I can eat, and should eat… for dinner! If I like to plan things, then I make detailed plans of what I will eat and when. Instead tap into areas of your mentality where you have a track record of success and power.

Project your eating plan through that powerful part of your psyche. These are things that have helped me through 17 days. So, the scale is always wrong in some way or another. Just focus on the process. The results will take care of themselves. That is a fantastic summary and reflects my own experience and thinking.

You are so right about that. In fact for me that has been the toughest part but ultimately very rewarding. But here is a pretty good one. I just reasoned that most of what we see regarding diet and weight loss is either wrong or designed to get us to part with our money. I have long suspected that starvation mode in the context of dieting was a myth and I also suspected that the metabolism thing was just rubbish too.

Glad you sent this my way though. Day 30 Status I wanted to do push ups and sit ups every day. I think the biggest issue with making a change like this is when people try to change their basic nature.

But I can control when I eat. That is a tremendous result. Having the discipline to keep going and make the progress you have made is well worth celebrating.

I think you are nicely placed for anotheer good month one day at a time, of course. Too many people throw themselves into it. They get injured and disillusioned and let the eating plan slide. I think you have the balance exactly right. Your weight loss is stready and not too extreme. And exercise seems to make me hungry, I am going to start this one whole meal a day, mashed potatoes, pasta salad and yes something sweet but small.

An apple or egg in the morning then this is doable. And walking instead of killing myself at the gym and small amount of weights Here I go…………………. Hi Lisa, sounds like a good plan! Again this weight fluctuates even throughout the day. If I go out and work on my farm weeding crops, building, moving dirt, etc then I could easily weight by 2: If I have a big breakfast and some chocolate milk then I could weigh The exact weight is less important than the trend. Look at this past week.

I went from to and back in 7 days. Regarding my energy levels. A lot of people would think that if you only eat once a day that you would be lethargic, tired or unproductive. Basically, on the farm I get up at 7: After that I do things out of the heat — work in my shop repairing things, pressure can or process foods, shop, etc.

All the while I am also tending to chickens, goats, dogs, meat rabbits, and my daughter. I typically will go to sleep at about I wanted to do push-ups and sit-ups every day. I enjoy running sometimes. I would have done some exercise last week but I got a wicked sunburn on my lower back and then I got sick. From time to time I have no doubt I will run miles, again without eating before doing it.

So, your body uses the energy that it gets from the food that you eat. The energy is there. The more I do the more energy I have. No doubt you feel great for having made such progress. It happens so often… no change… no change… up a little… no change and then Bingo, Big Change. I did notice yesterday when I weighed myself in the middle of the day I weighed , so I knew it was just a matter of time until I weighed that in the morning. Again, you weight fluctuates throughout the day — especially after working outside or working out, because sweating drops water weight.

Does that mean days will be enough? Also, and more telling, I had to buy new jeans this week. This was my high estimate of weight loss. My expectation was to lose 1. And I do drink scotch and beer. A meal is the food I want plus the dessert I want. Once you get the hang of skipping breakfast then you have that meal out of the day. That just leaves the middle of the day. I find that business with the weight happens to me too. I would like to start this as well. I am overweight by 25 kgs 55lbs and have been struggling with for the last ten years.

What is your one meal like? The great thing about this is I eat what the familiy eats. Mostly meals based around meat, chicken or fish, with either potatoes or rice, and vegetables. It would have killed me to wait a whole day just to tuck into a bowl of salad and mung beans.

There were some days I got greedy and that slowed my progress. Hi guys, there is a very nice forum for us one meal eaters, it is Edit: I started this diet few days ago and I feel great! David if you know of any or if you can start one please post it here on your blog I check your blog regularly: Thanks for clarifying about the forum I posted and not just deleting my post or ignoring my comment, it was very nice of you!

Actually, I think the spam is limited to the General Discussion board. It looks like a promising forum with some nice people! Thanks for the great blog. I tried something similar, though a bit more drastic as I only ate one meal—but also a very light meal—a few years ago with great, fast results. I am now married, 34 yrs. I just re-started this diet—this time not drastic like before—with the one free meal in the evening, and I know it will work for me.

You are rewarded by eating your favorite meals every single evening, and because of that, unlike other diets, this diet is sustainable.

I think that is likely something promulgated by people who freak out when they feel one bit of hunger and cannot deal with it. Or perhaps it does work to keep your metabolism going, but the fact is that severe deficits also work, and the one meal a day without a drastic deficit, works great too. To me, a calorie is a calorie, and so long as you have a deficit, you will lose.

And besides, I find it easy to eat one meal a day without getting hungry. But I also found it way too hard to eat rabbit food multiple times a day for six days a week with only one or two cheat meals on the weekend.

And that is frankly IMO a sad way to live given the social emphasis placed on food, the environment we live in which encourages eating, and all the temptations out there. Its mental torture to watch this and a diet killer. So this one meal a day diet is the best of both worlds. Eat what you want once a day and still lose weight. And over time, for those who feel inclined to do so, we can make changes to the types of food we eat.

Maybe you feel the same way, but for me it was more important to do something about my weight, see some results and feel good about what I was achieving. I may do that at some point, but for now, I find that my priority is to lose the weight first, however I can do that, and this kind of diet has allowed me to finally stick to weight loss plan. I am sure the health benefits realized by losing several pounds will be good.

Not exactly health food, but I lost a bunch of weight and the doctor actually shook my hand because my blood pressure and cholesterol had also improved dramatically, even with tacos and burgers!

I think its important to realize that not every diet is for everyone. For me, this is what works. For me I wanted something close enough to my normal diet. I keep seeing stories about people who change what they eat radically in order to lose weight only to go back to their old diet and put the weight back on. I think that if the beer is ice cold it has fewer calories. Or maybe it was just a dream.

I know this is once a day, but I decided to do breakfast and then dinner. I used to be so skinny and then my 30s hit and my weight has crept up and up. Daily walks with my dog of miles have done nothing to help me lose, lifting weights at the gym did zero.

I would break down calories into little chunks thru the day — calories here, there, and then I would be so hungry at dinner I overate every time. Breaking down between 2 meals though is definitely easier, and I like that I am letting my stomach have a rest. How can it be natural for people to eat every 3 hours? Do we really believe that back in ancient Rome or Egypt people were carrying around food to nosh on thru the day?

I have an app called myfitnesspal on my iPhone and I use it to track my food and exercise. I wish I had thought of doing this sooner. I trained myself to want food at certain intervals, get hungry, etc. This book gave me the insight I needed to see this thing through and re-train myself. Eventually I was able to transition to one meal. If two meals works best for you, you should definitely stick with that. Most of dieting is mindset, breaking old habits and forming new ones.

A week ago I was According to myfitnesspal log I have had a calorie deficit of calories below my calorie limit every day. The idea to treat lunch as a small snack instead of a meal is a good one.

I had to force myself to eat and felt even worse. The vacation may be an interesting challenge for you but you can definitely come out the other side better off. You have it right about the snacks. Snacking is dangerous for me, I have to be so careful or the flood gates open.

Its David from May in the post up above. What I wanted to say was congratulations on the successful weight loss. Even eating one good meal per day is not as easy a diet as I thought it would be!

I thought it was going to be easy for me to stick to the diet, but I deviated from it when family came to town. All we seem to do when they come to town is go out to eat, constantly! So I am back to say I have started the diet once again, about 3 weeks ago, and have stuck to it to a tee this time with no issues and thus far have lost 11 pounds. I seriously hope to remain on it for many more months, and may then ease up on it only slightly and maybe have two meals a day.

I think this is something I can stick to long term. Congrats again to everyone who is successfully trying this and good luck! Well done of dropping the 11 pounds and good luck on getting to your 25lb target.

I know from my own experience that it takes persistence and it takes time. I am trying to lose over a lbs and so far this one meal a day diet is working for me.

I have been doing it for 2 weeks and ive lost about 6 lbs. I also incorporate a small snack during the day here are some of my choices fruit,a chunk of great cheese w crackers or a bagel w a little butter n jam. I look foward every evening to a well thought out delicious dinner and sometimes i have dessert,maybe x a week. I also drink alot of water and do some light walking about 10 minutes most days. And my love and obsession with food is now geared towards that 1 meal which now seems alot more satisfying then 2or 3 mediocre meals.

Firstly… well done on losing some weight. Sticking to any diet for a long period of time is going to be challenging, so you have to do it in a way that feels least like a diet. The beauty of eating one meal a day is I ate what I wanted and I ate with the family. It was all very normal. Without a doubt my own progress was slowed down because I refused to count calories.

Had I done so I think I would have lost the weight a lot quicker. I admire your resolve to stick to the plan 7 days a week. I think you can definitely do it. You sound very positive. Just keep trying different approaches until you find what suits you. Thank u for the encouragement ,i will post often and let u know how this one meal a day diet is working for me. Here is some stats on me ,I am 40 years old w a 20 year old daughter in college and im married.

Currently unemployed but looking for work in a bad economy. Thankfully my husband has a good job. I did think about having a cheating day or eating 2 meals at least on the weekends but as i went along the idea of a really good dinner everynite seemed enough so far.

The first week was HELL ,had to get my body adjusted to eating one main meal a day but with some light snacking here and there like i mentioned on my previous post got me thru it. Once again thank u for this blog its been so helpful and i also like your house cleaning tips. A small snack can cure the first in minutes, but to cure the second I have to wait a whole day! Glad you liked the house cleaning tips! Hi david Just wanted to share that i slipped off plan by eating leftovers and snacking over the last few days.

I know the one meal a day plan does work because i did lose some weight when adhering to it. But found myself struggling a bit of late and would gladly appreciate any advice or tips on how to get back on track and succeed like you did. Just trying to regroup and sharing my experience thus far honestly………. You have a desire to change and with that as your starting point, really good things can happen!

Two meal with one of them eaten late evening, like suppertime, also works very well for me and I sometimes slip into that routine when I get bored with just one meal. It took me far too long to lose the weight and I could have done it much quicker had I created a tighter structure. It was more of a casual desire — and sadly that;s not enough to carry you through the tough times! When I started out on this I had some very powerful reasons to want to achieve my goal.

There were times when the reasons and the feelings associated with them faded, but I always found I was able to tap back into them. Let me know if it makes sense… maybe I could clarify a few bits? Just know that what you want to do is possible and that you can do it. If it takes you a little longer than most, so what? You just do it your way and in your own time.

One thing that I have started doing is fixing my One Meal early in the day so it is ready for when I eat at 3pm. I browned a bunch of lean hamburger, put all kinds of spices in it and had it ready for my teeny little whole wheat bread.

I am watching my portions, but I am not counting calories — I know it is somewhere in the vicinity of calories, but I am very satisfied after the meal. This had worked for me too. Have they never seen people in famine?

People in the old days used to eat twice a day. And in Theravada Buddhism, monks may only have one meal a day before noon, and that was considered the middle path half way between 2 and 0. It can be done! Hi david I read your reply very carefully and i reread your original post on the one meal a day plan that worked for you.

Like you im not counting calories and all foods are allowed when having my one meal usually i have it in the evening. The one trick that was working for me was that i would make sure that 1-meal was really tasty or something i really looked fowrard to eating for example a nice cut of steak w a baked potato and veggies and a nice dessert like a slice of chocalate cake.

Very yummy indeed and when having hunger pangs during the day from not eating knowing what my evening meal would be sustained me. After thinking about your reply especially the comments that im in the early stages of my weight loss plan im taking your advice on fine tuning what can work best for me.

I agree with you on trying to make this diet not feel like its a diet ,and to m ake it as close to my normal and still giving me results. I just need to figure out some ways during the day until dinnertime how to cope when i do get hungry and if i do allow myself a snack,how to keep tasty yet damage free….

I strongly love this one meal a day plan just need to find the best way to make it sustainable for me looooong term. If any readers of your blog also can share tips ,ideas or light snack suggestions that get them thru the day that would be appreciated big time on my part. I saw you drank tea alot during the day but i am not a tea or coffee drinker..

Again thank you for this blog ,hope you get alot of sponsers because it is very informativ for people like me….. I think maybe you have something like that in mind for yourself? I tell myself that the hunger is a good signal and that if my body really needs energy it can get it from my fat stores.

When I feel hungry it reminds me that there are others much worse off and if they can go without food for days, then I can certainly manage it for a few hours. At the moment it suits me to have one main meal slightly smaller than I would usually eat and then a good sized snack of something awesomely tasty just before I go to bed. The thought of doing that keeps me going all day, and means that I can put up with small bland snacks for the rest of the day.

I like how you say the snack is to fight off hunger pangs and not to have a pleasurable experience. I am back from vacation and ate waaaaaaay more than once a day. I plan to wean myself off the morning smoothie perhaps save it for dinner, since I love it so and replace it with an apple. I hate every kind of apple, but they are very nutritious and have lots of fiber.

That will fill up my stomach and I can get on with my day and not worry about food until dinnertime. Yeah, this holds true for me too. On the days between the high-days and holidays I tend to work a bit harder to put in a calorie deficit.

Having the apple a day works well for me, but if you like your smoothies, maybe you should stick to having them? Snacking at other times in the day is fine, but of course the trick is not to continue eating. The snacks are definitely functional. This is what I am aiming for! I am healthy-ish now, no ailments, I want to stay that way. As of tomorrow I am going to do it and keep my own little blog.

I like what you did with the belt, I have a pair of jeans very sexy ones that i want to get on and done up!! Well done and love your site x. The one meal a day thing is a bit of a mad idea, but it can be adapted to suit your own needs and modified as you go along.

The lunch crowd… the Italian food… but on the other hand, those oh-so-sexy jeans! Being a dad does that to a man. Gone were my days as a single guy who ate a light lunch, ran miles at night, and then gorged on a pound of beef with no carbs at around 11 pm with a beer, resulting in a reasonably fit physique for me.

With a wife who cooks good meals and a baby and a lack of time to exercise, I gained a LOT of weight. Add to that the fact that a heavy lunch made me sluggish at work, and then I decided I had to go to extreme measures. Thank you for that. So two weeks ago, I decided to begin. I immediately lost weight by the second day of doing this.

That first week was good. This resulted in me making a slight gain in weight. But my question at this point is this: Cheating is creeping into my day and the small cheats are really starting to add up. But… if you got some early results with it, it might benefit you to return to the way you were doing it when you got the results, i. Down from several weeks ago to as of today.

Not as fast as I would like, but how can one complain about losing a pound a week after so many weeks? And 2 I am worried about what will happen when I re-introduce lunch to my diet. Will I regain all this weight? What I do now is drink coffee with Equal for breakfast and another for lunch. For dinner, I take buckets of vitamins as well as my cholesterol medicine, then I feast.

Now doing this HAS resulted in a much-needed weight loss. But am I wrecking havoc on my body? Regarding the second issue, I will be the first to admit that I am mentally addicted to the idea of lunch. But I sure as heck would like to have it! I mean dinner on a two-meal-a-day diet will still be big like it is now.

Nothing else was working, not eating three healthy meals a day and not running long distance several times a week. If two meals a day is shouting out to you as the way to keep it sustainable, it has to be worth experimenting with for a while. I definitely liked two meals a day and I did lose some weight doing that. I really really need to lose at a minimum about 60 pounds. If I do get hungry, I would pop in a few grapes, or two or three crackers.

I am going to now track weight loss and see if I cant get a little slimmer with one meal a day and some excersize. For instance, I just did a Jillian Micheals workout and I can hardly walk…I cant do this for thirty days……id die. It might not fall off like some of the other fad diets like the atkins diet, no carbs what-so-ever but it may come off. And, like you I would prefer people I know, not to know I am on another weight loss kick.

It will be interesting to see if it works for me as well as it has worked for you. On a day to day basis tracking weight can be tough but you just have to have faith that as long as you stick to your eating plan the weight will come off. I can really relate to you wanting to keep it to yourself. Adopting this as mid to long term lifestyle change helps. Please let me know how you get on! Brooke Good luck to you and I believe you can do it! I have tried every diet there is, practically, none of them worked.

I am soooo determined this time. I have about 40 lbs or a bit more to lose and then I am going to have to firm shore up the devastation I have caused. Boy oh boy is it gonna be some work. On week one, I was seeing a daily loss result on the scales but annoyingly it seems to have stalled for the last five days. I lost about two stone over the course of a couple of months doing a low carb diet but have since put it all back on.

You are doing so well! They lie big time! It sounds like you have a good thing going on there. Having a wider window during which to eat sounds like a great way to do it. I found it so beneficial in that it gave me something to look forward to.

I knew I was in it for the long haul so it was motivation for me to be strict throughout the week. There are conflicting arguments about starvation mode and plateauing. Which is largely why I stopped weighing myself and trusted the feel of my waistband and the view in the mirror and later, the tape measure.

Thank you for the reply. The scales showed a difference of 3 lbs in two weigh-ins within 10 seconds of each other today. Time to ignore it! I refuel at 20, so I should be fine. Would it be between or lower?

One of the biggest favours I did for myself with this diet was to ignore all the conventional wisdom about starvation modes and the like and I just got on with it. I got to a point where I started to doubt almost everything I read and wanted to see for myself. 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. I did the lose 20 lbs in weeks program to make weight for my military weight in and I lost 22 1bs in just over 3 weeks. Thanks for helping me make my weigh in! Feel free to use them if you like, hope to look better in a few months, thanks for the advice on my new plan, and for being so generous with your knowledge.

My confidence is on the way up and I feel great. Just in time for my Stateside vacation in two weeks. Maybe I'll wear a bikini instead of a suit this time!!! Hi Adrian, I've attached my before and after pics. I put the same dress on for comparison. Thank you so much for all your motivation and support.

My 3 week 15lb weight loss pics. You should ONLY do this diet for longer than 4 weeks if you're able to effortlessly sustain a less than calorie diet without you constantly being hungry or thinking about food all the time because…. The Key to losing weight fast and keeping it off permanently is finding a diet or a lifestyle change you can stick to for the long-term and in most cases….

Then chances are you're going to gain back some or all of the weight you lost once get off the diet and go back to your old habits and that's why it's best that you use one of the permanent lifestyle changing weight loss plans here especially if you don't have a weight loss emergency to lose weight fast and keep it off for good.

Will this work for a woman over 50 years old and in menopause? I need help cause it seems the way I lost weight before 50 is not working right now.

Adrian I walked 4 to 5 miles and ate very restrictive. I ate 6 meals per day. When I stopped that is when menopause kicked in and I had awful cravings and ate junk and wasn't sleeping paid money for the Doctor and to try herbs.

Hot flashes kept me awake most of the night and I exhausted most of the day with low energy to exercise. Now I just plain need help to get this together once again. Hi I'm lbs and I'm 18yrs old I would like to lose 80lbs in 3months is this possible? What do I do if it is? I would like to lose 20 lbs by October 5th. Is this possible if I follow your plan? Hi, Adrian; I need your help, I been so depressed over my child death and gain 70lbs In my midsection area.

I am ready, and motivated to get rid of that 70lbs. Please help me with specific guide. I am asking for your help. Please guide me with more specific. Hi, I'm lbs. I'm looking to lose 20 pounds in the next 2 months. I usually only eat about calories a day and trying to lose weight. I know that's usually not enough food but I'm having a hard time bringing the amount of calories up where food just makes me feel sick and I hate the thought of eating more.

I don't think I'm heading to an eating disorder where I'm slightly over weight although it does run in my family. I was , 4 weeks ago and have not changed a thing. I have restricted mobility where I got scoliosis back surgery 2 years ago and then was rear ended 3 months after that. I would like to lose as much weight as possible in 3 weeks. Is it possible for me to lose more than 20 pounds if I follow your emergency plan? I'm and I'm trying to lose 40 lbs in 3 weeks, with walk and jog and gym everyday a long with a smoothie diet can I do it?

I'm facing a big surgery abdominal reconstruction and bowel resection. I've already lost 20 lb in 7 weeks. My Dr wants me to lose at least 20 more in the next 4 weeks. He didn't say how I'm 5'6" currently Do you have to eat 2 pieces of fruit and or veggies before each meal or can it only be one piece of fruit? It can 2 small sized fruits if you wish.

Adrian I had gastric by pass 8 yrs ago. My weight was and I went down to I gained weight and I'm now I really want to lose at least 25 pounds. Will this weight plan help me? I'd love to lose this weight in 3 months. Thank You for any advise.

Mt wife and I plan to start this plan tomorrow I just have a couple questions 1. Can I drink black coffee no cream or sugar on this plan 2. Can I eat the weight watchers or lean cuisine meals as long as they are not more than calories?

You can't ask me questions to make it easier for you. This plan needs to be followed AS IS to get the extreme results. Both of you need to do my other plans where its possible to veer off course and not follow the plan AS IS. I thought we were using this plan "AS IS" you said eat whatever you want as long as it's not over calories so the lean cuisine and weight watchers meals some are under calories so why can't we eat those.

We work long hours and can't exactly cook a meal all the time under calories so why not eat these under calories? Omg Adrian I just googled how to lose 20lbs and your site was the first one to pop up! I remember looking on my flip phone in middle school as a fat kid printing out all the detailed info and links that lead to other links omg so much info! We love you from houston Texas!! I have been doig a lot of research on your site and Youtube channel before starting my diet.

I have done so many diets and exercise regiments, and nothing really worked because they were just not that accomadating. Low carb meant a lot of veggies that I don't eat, so I had replaced them with chicken, eggs, and fish. As you can imagine, that didn't go over well.

I have been doing your HIIT videos for 3 days now while also having been a calorie meal plan for 6 days now. I plan to go up to calories on day 8 and on day I have been drinking 1 L of water every day. My main concern is when will the scale or stomach fat be expected to start to drop? I am 27 years old, 5ft. I am trying to get down to lbs before September. I would like to fit my old jeans again. Thanks for any information. Thank you for the quick response.

I have to say, your work out videos are awesome, and the HIIT ones kick my ass! I actually dread doing them two times a day, but I know it is worth it. Hi Adrian, I love your website, you videos thanks for what you do. I am currently, 5' 3' lbs, female, 20 years old. I have a friends wedding coming up on Aug 19th. How much weight can I lose in that much time?

Hi I am a lbs lady in my 40s and 5"5 i need to lose 20 lbs by end of August.

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