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Old 12-08-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I donít know what OMAD stand for but Iíve read about people are fasting on the internet. Iím not sure I want to fast, but have a plate of steamed vegetables so itís close to it. I have light gravy sauce with shiitake mushroom as my protein. Pretty tasty.
I can sustain it long term too.
One Meal A Day = OMAD.

I lost my weigh (~65#, kept off ~9 months so far) by logging every single thing I eat and limiting calories to less than I burn in a day. I also see how much protein, carbs and fat I get and make sure those aren't way out of whack. I eat whatever I want, but goals of getting enough protein and having some veggies in there plus knowing what leaves me hungry affects my choices. I use a phone app with a huge database so logging is easy.
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:40 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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One Meal A Day = OMAD.

I lost my weigh (~65#, kept off ~9 months so far) by logging every single thing I eat and limiting calories to less than I burn in a day. I also see how much protein, carbs and fat I get and make sure those aren't way out of whack. I eat whatever I want, but goals of getting enough protein and having some veggies in there plus knowing what leaves me hungry affects my choices. I use a phone app with a huge database so logging is easy.
Wow, congrats. That’s amazing. I hope you can keep up with it. I can’t stand any of these apps, my kids suggested one for me, so I just eat a little less and do more activities. In fact, when I was using the myfitness app or something similar, I made no progress. Whatever works for you is great, keep doing it.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:06 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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The holidays are not too bad for me since I am alone and don't really socialize. I do have one family member who sends HM cookies, but I can control myself. I have had my one quart of eggnog and it was delicious. I don't dare buy any more.


What gets me is the limit on exercise. While the weather is good I try to walk as much as possible. But it didn't get above 20 today, that's cold. There are no gyms nearby.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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That’s the problem with winter, I’m glad I have my badminton class, someplace to exercise in bad weather. Next year, when we get a chance we put a ping pong table in the garage. When the weather is bad, we still get some exercise.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:25 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Wow, congrats. Thatís amazing. I hope you can keep up with it. I canít stand any of these apps, my kids suggested one for me, so I just eat a little less and do more activities. In fact, when I was using the myfitness app or something similar, I made no progress. Whatever works for you is great, keep doing it.
MyFitnessPal (mfp) is the big one and it's what I use. It just tracks calories; it isn't a diet. It doesn't affect progress; it just helps explain it. You can use it with any diet you want. I also just eat a little less and do more activities; I just have some reasonably good numbers on consumption versus burn that helped me hang in there at times when progress seemed slow.

Weight loss isn't linear; the scale might say the same thing for a couple of weeks and then fall fast for a week. I didn't experience the long stalls that some people do. Those are usually due to inaccurate logging.

You do have to be sure that you are correctly logging every single thing you eat, weighing on a food scale whenever possible and that you don' log too many calories for exercise. If you enter minutes of exercise, mfp will usually give a number that is too high and I either enter less minutes or edit the number to be lower. It's like they measure a 20 year old doing the exercise at high speed.
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:40 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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This may be the year I say the heck with it and ask Santa to consult the big and tall shop.
Lose the weight in ADVANCE of the holiday season (Aug/Sept)... not after.
Then enjoy it all as you add back those 5-10lbs.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:34 AM
 
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Anyone "aiming to limit weight gain" has already lost.
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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Anyone "aiming to limit weight gain" has already lost.
...the battle, not the weight (sadly).
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Me: Couple bites of any deserts and no carbs on my plate...or a table spoon of potatoes so
people don't comment.
A week of fun =3 months to take it off. Repeat that everyday.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Enjoy your holidays, just pay attention to the amount of carbs your ingesting.
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