By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
June 8, 2018
- What makes eating one meal a day (OMAD) day so appealing?
- Why every calorie you eat counts
- Better than OMAD!
OMAD, or eating just One Meal A Day, is taking dieters by storm these days. And I have to admit. It sounds pretty appealing… despite the fact that it requires starving yourself for 23 hours a day.
What’s the big attraction? Well, one of the touted benefits of eating OMAD is that after 23 hours of ravenous hunger, you can take one hour each day to eat anything you want. No restrictions.
This sounds pretty exciting to some folks. After all, if you can sit down to a dinner of chicken, ribs, pie and whatever else you want to eat it may sound like it is worth the effort.
Well, not so fast. If you approach this style of eating as a free-for-all for your favorite foods, chances are slim that you’ll get all the nutrients you need from your meals. (This is why many articles on the topic recommend supplementing with a multi-vitamin while eating OMAD.)
So if you find yourself drawn into the OMAD concept, remember that healthy meals are still going to be your best bet. But I’ll be the first to fill you in on a little secret. Continue reading