Intermittent fasting is one of my favorite weight loss methods! I’ve done the 16:8 Method, which entails eating for 8 hours and fasting for 16 hours.
While that method is very effective, I decided to take things up a notch with the One Meal A Day (OMAD) Method, which entails only eating one time per day and fasting the rest of the day. I was able to eat WHATEVER I wanted in that one meal! I used this method along with a few simple guidelines (see them below) which resulted in a weight loss of 11 lbs. in 7 days!
I will warn you that the first 2-3 days will be extremely tough! You will be hungry and you may want to give up. Although I would love for you to make it through all 7 days, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!!! If your well-being is at risk, then stop the program and resume regular eating.
1: During the fasting period, the only liquids allowed are:
B: Sparkling Water
C: Coffee (no sugar)
2: Since keeping your insulin levels low maximizes weight loss, the only sweeteners allowed are those that wouldn’t raise my insulin levels (Stevia).
3: Before I consumed my meal, I had 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV)
4: I consumed my one meal in one hour or less along with a multivitamin to ensure I got my daily nutrients. That one meal can be comprised of whatever I wanted!
5: Medium-High Intensity Cardio Workout 45-80 minutes each day
6: I picked Day 5 to be a Break Day, where I ate normally and did not intermittent fast.