What Motivates You To OMAD?

#21
I'm just now getting back into OMAD. My motivation is developing a healthy, lean body that will benefit my Martial Arts training. I don't really have weight to lose, but instead am looking to get stronger and put on just a bit more muscle without the fat. also I am looking to make this a lifelong practice; the main motivation to me is that OMAD is both healthy and sustainable for life. BTW my training for strength is all Calisthenics, I am looking to gain full control over my body and gain strength without the size like Bruce Lee did.
 

Happyflowerlady

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#22
From what I have been reading, there are just so many health benefits that come with the intermittent fasting and OMAD routines, so it would be good for just about anyone, although it seems like most of us are also interested in losing weight.
My husband (Bobby Cole) is also into fitness , and he does weight training; so I am sure that he will be responding to any threads that deal with muscle building.
 
#23
From what I have been reading, there are just so many health benefits that come with the intermittent fasting and OMAD routines, so it would be good for just about anyone, although it seems like most of us are also interested in losing weight.
My husband (Bobby Cole) is also into fitness , and he does weight training; so I am sure that he will be responding to any threads that deal with muscle building.
that was my understanding as well. i dove into learning all the science which sold me on the idea of using OMAD in combination with my training, but as i said i have limited experience with how to best approach that.
 
#24
I think what motivates me is the whole fasting process and how it's healthy to give your digestion a break. When fasting I'm not hungry. I don't have to think about what to eat for breakfast and lunch anymore. I'm saving money & not having to think as much about food all day long. I was eating the same thing for lunch everyday too.
 
#25
In the last year I have been diagnosed as a prediabetic and I told the doctor that I would not take the pills. So I went to the American Diabetic Assoc. web site. Started there but soon found Dr Fung on You Tube then OMAD. Wish I had found OMAD 20 years ago, I need to lose weight but managing the diabetic's is more important. I'm 69 and losing weight is slow but it is coming off slowly. Love this group good suport
 

Happyflowerlady

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#26
I think what motivates me is the whole fasting process and how it's healthy to give your digestion a break. When fasting I'm not hungry. I don't have to think about what to eat for breakfast and lunch anymore. I'm saving money & not having to think as much about food all day long. I was eating the same thing for lunch everyday too.
Welcome to the OMAD forum, @VeganLeslie , and it is good to have more people here who are eating the vegan lifestyle. I think that is one of the best things about OMAD, is that people can use the fasting technique with just about any diet that a person wants to eat.
It is interesting how it can work for just about everyone, and there are people who almost live on fast food once a day, and other people who want to eat as healthy as possible, and still the fasting helps us all to lose weight and be healthier.
 

Happyflowerlady

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#27
In the last year I have been diagnosed as a prediabetic and I told the doctor that I would not take the pills. So I went to the American Diabetic Assoc. web site. Started there but soon found Dr Fung on You Tube then OMAD. Wish I had found OMAD 20 years ago, I need to lose weight but managing the diabetic's is more important. I'm 69 and losing weight is slow but it is coming off slowly. Love this group good suport

I can totally relate to what you are saying about finding this OMAD lifestyle years ago ! I am now 74, and my metabolism does not work anything like what it used to do, plus, I just can’t get as much activity in a day as I did when I was younger.
I know that when I only ate once a day, and it was usually a low carb meal, I was not hungry, and could lose weight fairly easily; but now, I am just struggling along, even with doing one meal a day and low carb.


I have a friend who is diabetic, and her doctors do not seem to tell her about the importance of what food she eats, and just tell her to avoid sugar. She actually eats a very high carb diet, and does not understand that all of those non-sugar carbs also turn into sugar once she eats them.
When I read The Obesity Code, it really explained a lot of things for me, and when I was looking for a forum, I found this one.
 
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