Moving forward with One Meal A Day (OMAD)
I've been experimenting with intermittent fasting for about a year, which has brought great physical and psychological benefits to my life.
The end goal still is to eat once a day. So, I have been doing incremental adjustments on my lifestyle towards it.
When I'm at the office—twice a week—I only eat dinner. When working from home, I have a light lunch and dinner. Some days, that lunch looks like this:
But most days it includes eggs.
For the last couple of weeks or so, I have been somewhat lenient. Some nuts and even a cookie for breakfast, some fruit at the office, etc. The reason is that I've been feeling down, I was (sort of) sick for a couple of days, and so on. Food was a way to comfort myself.
But I had enough.
This week I started weight training again, my whole body is in pain. Sudden life events are causing me heartache too. I cannot look for comfort in food, or alcohol, or Netflix, or any other source of cheap dopamine coming from screens. I must deal with all the shit without looking for an easy way out.
So, I think it is the moment to do OMD from Monday to Friday, shifting to a more high-protein, low-carb diet. I can take a break on weekends if need be. I'm going to do so until my Summer trip, which is roughly two months away.
This will put me in a sustained caloric deficit; but it won't kill me, I have fat reserves to burn. Two months of this shouldn't be a problem. After that, I can revisit the strategy.