When I first contemplated eating just one meal each day it wasn’t just on a whim. I have done a lot of reading and watching videos on the subject and for me it makes sense.
As a family, we have been eating a plant-based diet for well over a year now and it has made a marked difference in my husband’s diabetes and weight. He’s gone down to minimum medication from the double barrel approach. Technically his lab tests show no diabetes at all but his doctor is cautious. I can appreciate that for now. My husband has also lost 40 pounds, his cholesterol is 134 and no issues with blood pressure etc. He has just naturally reduced his portions and is able to eat 3 healthy meals each day. I, on the other hand, have lost 25 pounds and do feel better but the extra weight lingers because I binge or snack throughout the day. Try as I might, I can’t seem to eat 3 meals each day without snacking. Once I get started eating I can’t seem to stop.
In the past, I used high protein diets and although they worked for awhile, I gained the weight back. Now that I am on a plant-based diet and see the dangers of animal protein to my health, I have to decline. I decided to give intermittent fasting a try to not only keep my food addiction at bay but to lose weight and take advantage of the longevity associated with intermittent fasting and caloric restriction.
This is how I came to One Meal Each Day. I will be keeping an online journal here as well as sharing more articles etc that I find that support this concept in order to help others make informed decisions about eating styles, nutrient dense diets, and lifestyle choices for health.