Hi, I'm Em and I'm attempting yet another diet in hopes of getting closer to my goal weight.
I've done this diet a couple years ago and lost about 16 kgs/ 35 lbs in 1,5 months. Back then, I didn't worry too much about
what types of food I ate, as long as I stuck to my calorie limit and fasting goals, and I'd eat anything I wanted, while still losing weight.
A lot of shit has gone down since then, and I went from 60 kgs/132 lbs and then I binged my way up to almost 90 kgs / 200 lbs.
So what is the diet?
OMAD, or One Meal A Day. This means fasting for 23 hours every day, leaving me with 1 hour to eat.
I'm also incorporating a 800-kcal limit, to ensure that I definitely will see the results that I need to see.
This time I'm hoping for another success.
But this time around I'm gonna focus on mostly eating healthy foods and hopefully see if that's gonna make any difference.
I'm only going to be weighing myself once a week, just to keep myself motivated.
I'm also going to be using my food scale so I can accurately measure my calorie intake.
- starting weight, 88.8 kg / 195 lbs
* I actually started this diet on September 20th and I'm currently on day 6 of this diet.
I did write down my progress in my journal but didn't think to write it here until now.
Anyway, here's how week 1 has been.
I fasted for 21 hours, when I decided to break my fast since I didn't want to end up eating my meal too late in the evening.
This was just to make it easier to fast for longer and still eat relatively early in the evening.
I bought some watermelon, as well as 2 muesli bars, and a couple slices of rye bread.
124g watermelon = 37 kcal
150g rye bread = 291 kcal
banana/chocolate muesli bar = 219 kcal
hemp/dark chocolate muesli bar = 174 kcal
Total kcal intake: 721
today I've been at work all day, so it was pretty easy to stick to my fasting.
I managed to fast for 24 hours, so I'm pretty happy with that.
I did make myself a huge salad at work (526 calories) but I ended up barely touching it.
instead I ate some apple slices, 2 fig bars, 2 baby bel cheeses and another muesli bar. So today has been yet another success.
I'm gonna have to estimate the calories a little bit today since I did eat a tiny amount of the salad but I couldn't really accurately measure how many calories. I didn't put any dressing or anything in it. I also drank half an ice coffee.
2 fig bars = 120 kcal
2 baby bel = 140 kcal
muesli bar = 212 kcal
ice coffee = 93 kcal
= 693 kcal.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that with the amount of salad I ate, I'm definitely ending the day at around 800 calories.
Total kcal intake: 800
I ended the day with a 23-hour fast.
I stuck to eating 3 fig bars, 3 baby bel, another muesli bar and some more apple slices.
I don't have much to say about today, other than I think I'm doing pretty great so far.
I'm definitely not struggling as much as I thought I would.
3 fig bars = 180 kcal
3 baby bel = 280 kcal
muesli bar = 212 kcal
143g apple = 126 kcal
Total kcal intake: 798
Honestly, I haven't really felt hungry at all today, and I kinda had to force myself to eat.
Ive found that if I tend to not eat anything, I'm much more likely to binge which is why I think this diet works so well for me because I still get to eat and restrict at the same time, which means I'm much less likely to binge or go over my calorie limit.
I bought some black oats/overnight oats at 7-eleven as well as a raspberry/protein skyr.
I usually love to eat these but I literally had to shove it into my mouth and swallow quickly because I got so nauseous just thinking about eating.
In the end, it all went down and I ended another successful day.
black oats: 394 kcal
protein skyr: 315 kcal
Total kcal intake: 709
Today has been alright. I still don't feel like I'm struggling too much, the only things I've noticed is that I dont really feel hungry or get cravings and I sort of feel like I have to force myself to eat. I feel like I need to push through the nausea and just keep eating my daily calories.
I know that once I stop eating completely, I'm most likely just going to binge and I really want to just keep going like this and hopefully I won't binge anytime soon. I'm still fasting for 23 hours, and it's honestly not even as hard as I thought it would be.
The other thing is that I did feel kinda dizzy earlier at work, but it wasn't like I was going to pass out and I just pushed through it.
I bought some low calorie ice cream (kinda similar to halo top) which I was planning on eating today, but I gave half to my bf and decided to just save the other half for tomorrow.
6 baby bel = 420 kcal
muesli bar = 212 kcal
89g banana = 79 kcal
fig bar = 65 kcal
sugar free red bull = 9 kcal
Total kcal intake: 785 kcal
So today I'm still gonna fast for 23 hours, but I've been contemplating what to eat since I still dont really feel that hungry.
In the end I decided that I'm gonna make myself an omelette, as well as some cauliflower and broccoli, and then I'll eat the other half of the ice cream as well.
300g broccoli = 102 kcal
300g cauliflower = 75 kcal
200g egg = 294 kcal
50ml milk = 47 kcal
ice cream = 146 kcal
total kcal intake: 664 kcal