That meal can range from a double cheeseburger and fries to a more healthful salad loaded with greens, roasted veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. The idea is by limiting your calorie consumption throughout the day, you can feast on one meal usually defined as a one-hour window and still lose weight. Water and unsweetened coffee and tea are allowed, but otherwise, the kitchen is closed — all day long. The one meal a day diet is a type of time-restricted intermittent fasting, in which dieters will fast for 12 or more hours per day. Most people do this by starting a fast at night, skipping breakfast, and eating their first meal in the middle of the day — with another seven hours or so left to fantasize about food before going to bed. The one meal a day diet is so extreme it makes the other versions of fasting look tame. With the diet, for example, you can eat during an eight-hour window like between 9 a.
Weigh first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom in the nude or in the exact same clothes every day. You will need a good scale and a calendar. Your goal weight is your current weight minus 1 pound. So if your weight was , your goal weight is The goal in following this diet is to lose 1 pound in one week and keep it off. Breakfast: You must eat breakfast. Choose 2 different servings of fruit from fruit list. For example — 1 whole orange and 1 whole apple. It must be fresh or frozen. Eat 6 oz. If you get snackie you may have any fresh vegetable that you want- carrot sticks or celery sticks, etc.
The alternate-day fasting thing is very popular right now. This gist of it is, basically, feast and famine. You starve one day, then feast the next. Proponents claim that alternate-day fasting will lead to weight loss, as well as a number of other benefits. I preach sensible intake of real foods as part of a lifelong approach to health. I also depend on scientific evidence to guide my counseling.