Posted by
Message
NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Oct 2008
5669 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Question - Does anyone know if eating one meal a day slows your metabolism? Say you’re exercising regularly (5-6 days a week) and consuming no more calories than if you were eating 3 meals within a 16:8 fasting:eating window. Which approach would be better suited if you’re trying to lean down and burn fat?


Mingo Was His NameO
LSU Fan
Brooklyn
Member since Mar 2016
13578 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

Does anyone know if eating one meal a day slows your metabolism?


If you are already really lean it probably can, especially if you do it for a long period of time, but I doubt there's a single person on this board that applies to.

quote:

Which approach would be better suited if you’re trying to lean down and burn fat?


One meal a day, but probably in the 5% better range.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
tommy2tone1999
LSU Fan
St. George, LA
Member since Sep 2008
3795 posts
 Online 

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

Not possible to the degree your describing.


And yet it is. Sorry to burst your preconceived notions bubble. Down 21 pounds as of today. Same amount of food consumed.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
60
litenin
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Mar 2016
1690 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
I’ve noticed sometimes I’ll have a deep belch or two in hour 20+ of a fast. Not excessive but surprises me since I haven’t eaten that day.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Oct 2008
5669 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Okay here’s an update on my journey over the last month since abiding by this healthy lifestyle protocol:

Cut out all alcohol.
Eat only one meal a day. (Lots of veggies and protein). *Completed a 54 hour fast once*
Supplements: Whey, Creatine, Leucine, Pre Workout, Red Beet Crystal.
Lift 5-6 times per week (not back to full strength yet but making good progress)
Run/walk 3 miles a day.

Went from 205 down to 185. *weight does fluctuate between 185 and 190 depending on when I’m on the scale, but 185 is just the lowest I’ve been consistently seeing this week.
More vascular.
Less jiggle.
More confidence when looking in the mirror.
Mental clarity has seen significant improvement.
Overall energy levels significantly boosted, especially in the morning.
Significantly less appetite. *virtually no more late night cravings/snacking
This post was edited on 6/26 at 7:11 am


tigergirl10
Member since Jul 2019
1342 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

As a kid, I never woke up in time to eat breakfast and didn’t eat lunch at school because I get nervous eating in front of other people.
This is exactly what I did too. Lol


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
TheBob
Florida State Fan
Metairie
Member since Jun 2005
16652 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
What is OMAD?


TigerGrl73
LSU Fan
Nola
Member since Jan 2004
20600 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

OMAD

One Meal A Day


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
StringedInstruments
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2013
11935 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

Okay here’s an update on my journey


That’s all awesome, and I’m glad OMAD has worked for you. But how sure are you that it’s OMAD and fasting that is responsible and not simply the weight loss and dedication to fitness?


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
lsu777
LSU Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
13997 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

But how sure are you that it’s OMAD and fasting that is responsible and not simply the weight loss and dedication to fitness?



Well the omad is allowing him to consistently stay in a caloric deficit over time and which is causing the weight loss.

I love intermittent fasting and recommend it for most people, but once calories and protein are equated, there are no real benefits fatloss wise. It's a great way to develop consistency though.


StringedInstruments
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2013
11935 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

Well the omad is allowing him to consistently stay in a caloric deficit over time and which is causing the weight loss.


Right but his post only mentions the weight loss in passing and then lists a bunch of added benefits (mental clarity, energy levels, etc).

Aren’t those responses to the weight loss and added activity?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Oct 2008
5669 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

But how sure are you that it’s OMAD and fasting that is responsible and not simply the weight loss and dedication to fitness?


I suppose it could be a combination of multiple factors. In the past I haven’t been able to replicate these results without some form of IF. It was only after I experimented with a ketogenic diet a few years back where I noticed a bigger difference in not only weight loss, but also those other added benefits. Then, flash forward a year later and I started experimenting with OMAD. To the best of my knowledge I was inadvertently slipping into a slight state of ketosis simply by eating once a day even without controlling the intake of carbohydrates through my diet.

quote:

Aren’t those responses to the weight loss and added activity?


They very well could be, and I’m not discrediting them in any way, shape or form. I’m merely crediting this OMAD approach for the quick benefits and results I’ve seen thus far. I’ve hovered around 190 for the past 10 years even when I’m in my best physical shape. I’ll jump up to 205ish fairly quickly if I’m not exercising regularly or not disciplined with my diet. This OMAD approach has made it far easier for me to control my appetite, stay disciplined with my diet and see physical changes of my body regardless of what number I see when I step on the scale.

I was very displeased with the way my health (mental, physical and spiritual) was headed towards during the quarantine and this lifestyle change has made all the difference in rebounding back to being in good condition from all previously mentioned aspects. Now that I’ve established a routine suitable for a lifestyle I don’t struggle against, it’s put a better perspective on things as they relate to a simple measure of a number on a scale. I’m starting to focus entirely more on the nutrition side of things so that I can still be around 190, but a more lean, mean, fighting machine rather just in a “healthy” weight range for my height, age and sex. It’s true what they say about the difference between looking good and feeling good. And right now I’m able to see the positive results in the mirror, in the gym and on the scale all simultaneously.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
The Donald
Member since Jun 2013
163 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

OMAD

What, if any, restrictions are you giving yourself for that one meal?
Also, what time are you having that meal?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
J_Hingle
LA
Member since Jun 2013
2208 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
quote:

Well the omad is allowing him to consistently stay in a caloric deficit over time and which is causing the weight loss.


Bingo. I weighed 199 at the end of January and as of today i am at 174. I was always one to do strict dieting like keto along with IF, but just like everyone else, I would do great and it would last for small amount of time. So this time I just decided to eat less. Crazy right..I have always made smarter choices when it comes to eating but also would tend to over eat. Now, I still make smarter choices but cut back on over eating and started to somewhat track my calories. This is way easier to keep up long term rather than just going strict diet. I get to enjoy delicious foods but I just eat less. Eat less Move more!


NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Oct 2008
5669 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
I’ve reached a plateau of 185. Would like to shred more body fat, but not liking the idea of dropping down to 170-175 ish to do so, because then I’d have a mountain to climb to reach 185 adding back mostly muscle. Goal now is to maintain 180-185, while simultaneously burning fat and adding muscle. Not sure if that’s realistic, but I believe it can be accomplished through strict dieting and ramping up my exercise routine. Problem now seems to be I have such a small appetite, and am basically force feeding myself protein shakes after workout and before bed. Will continue IF and OMAD till I can no longer achieve the results I desire.


Yeti_Chaser
Member since Nov 2017
1120 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
you've dropped from 205 to 185 in 6 weeks? I wouldn't call that hitting a plateau. You just lost a lot really fast which just isn't a sustainable rate so naturally your progress is going to slow down. Have you looked into reverse dieting? It's something I've just recently started reading about but it sounds like a good way to help increase your metabolism


NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Oct 2008
5669 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Yeah, but keep in mind that beginning weight was after a solid 2 months of poor health habits. Maybe plateau wasn’t the right word to describe what I meant. What I meant by it was I consciously chose to stop at 185. I felt as though I could easily drop more weight, but decided that’s not what I wanted. So the “plateauing” came about because I’m making myself consume enough calories at this point to maintain the same body weight roughly, which is a relatively new concept for me.
Just had to google reverse dieting to make sure I knew what you were talking about. It makes sense. Think I’m actually doing that somewhat without having known the name for it. Will have to look more into it now that I know what it is. Appreciate your input.


southern686
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
426 posts
 Online 

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Here is my experience with IF and OMAD.

26 year old male, 5'11", does not workout/exercise, desk job, but is constantly active and outside on weekends.

Started IF about two years ago.
Within days it turned into OMAD.
On top of OMAD I was watching portion size and in general trying to cleaner/better. I dropped weight quick, around 25-30Lbs in the first few months.
I quit OMAD as I was happy with the loss, went back to my regular habits and started to gain weight back. Not all that I lost, but made it back to my average.

I am comfortable at my average and did not really care to lose weight again, but I did want to maintain it.
So I started OMAD again. This time, I payed no mind to portion size or what it was we cooked for dinner. I also only did it 4-5 days a week as it was the easiest.
I guess over time it just became normal for me, and I don't even realize I am doing it anymore. It is well over a year now and I have maintained my weight within 2-4Lbs+-.
Keep in mind this is with no cardio, exercise, or gym. I guess the only "exercise" I get is when I am outside working on stuff, cutting grass, in the woods, etc.

I know it has down sides, but for me the positives out weigh them.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
first pageprev pagePage 2 of 2next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram