8/22 Weightloss Wednesday: OMAD Sucks

It’s time for Weightoss Wednesday!  As of this morning, I am at 235.8 lbs.

So I’ve been doing OMAD (One Meal a Day) for about 3 weeks now and while I’m going to stick with it until the end of the month, I feel like I’ve experienced it enough to pass judgement on it.  I hate it.  Seriously hate it.

The idea that I would be fat adapted enough to go through a 24 hour period without feeling hunger was one of those things that sounded really good on paper but in practice just didn’t work for me.  Turns out I hate being hungry, who knew?

So here’s the surprising thing I learned.  One meal a day for 2 or 3 days a week, no problem at all.  In fact I feel pretty good.  But once I start trying to stretch that out to to 7 or more days in a row, I get crazy.  Like scrounging for anything crazy.  My work had a dessert contest so I walk into the break room and it is filled with pies, cakes, fudge and who knows what else.  That dessert table was absolutely screaming at me and if truth be told I did try the dessert pizza.  It was delicious and I gained about 5 lbs the next day so definitely not worth it.

It was when a giant slab of sugar covered bread that I really zeroed in on the biggest problem I was having with OMAD.  As I got through my shift at work, any will power I had to avoid temptation went down as my hunger went up.  I was uncomfortable and getting a bit obsessive with what I wanted to eat.  It just wasn’t a good situation to be in and any benefits I enjoyed wasn’t worth the price I was paying.

Rereading the above I feel like a bit of a wimp.  After all, who can’t keep their commitments and just suffer through but I don’t want to suffer.  I want to feel satiated all the time and not have to think about food ever.  So I’m finishing out the month and going back to a 16-8 eating window on most days with occasional days of OMAD.

How did you do this week?  Let me know in the comments!

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