Yes, yes. I haven’t blogged for a number of days. We are approaching 100 days of 1 Meal A Day and I’ve been relatively successful in terms of losing weight and despite the fact I’ve been injured. It’s become a regular habit to eat this way for me, so I’m less inclined to blog about it. Also, it’s an extra 5 minutes of guff to do in the morning.
Anyway, although we aren’t at 100 days yet, here are my impressions.
- It’s an “easy” way to have a healthy diet because the rules are simple – don’t eat until dinner time.
- The results are clear. You can see that the weight reduces. (Although of course, both the fasting argument and lower calories argument apply.)
- I don’t get as hungry as I expected (although yesterday was exceptional). In fact, just before my accident, I was able to cycle 75km in a fasted state.
- My fracture has healed so far with no problems. I’ve eaten good protein every day.
- We don’t particularly spend less on food, but we eat more protein which is expensive.
- My gut feel is that I would do better generally if I had two meals a day provided they are low-carb, or even back to the slow-carb diet of 3 meals a day.
Given the above, I’m probably going to switch to a hybrid of 1 – 2 meals a day with one day off at the weekend. But we will see – the 100 days are not up yet.
At the beginning of the 1MAD period, I was 82.1kg with a body fat of 19.9%. Currently, I am 78kg with 18.3% fat. The day I had my accident I was 78.2kg at 17.9% body fat. I’ve clearly not been as active for the last two months but I’ve maintained my weight more or less.
Anyway… we had a break at the weekend and I managed to cook Eggs Benedict in the morning on Saturday and a full roast in the evening. Despite efforts otherwise, I still cooked too much. On Sunday we had pancakes, visited the pub, had a walk and ordered fish and chips. We had far too much to eat really, but my weight didn’t go over 80kg.
Monday was an easy 1MAD day and I had some leftover salmon with a beef stir fry. There was more leftover beef from the roast on Tuesday and I made a savoury mince. I possibly cheated a bit because I used a Knorr gravy cube and these usually have sugar in them. I found it difficult on Tuesday and ended up eating around 1430. I also had some wine in the evening, hence the amber status.
My arm is much more mobile and I can raise it above the shoulder, but it ached a lot on Saturday due to the cooking. There’s still a lot I can’t do with it, but basic mobility is there. On Sunday I had to put it back in the cuff because of a circulation problem.
I’ve started to test for ketones again and here are the statistics as of today: