EAT ONE MEAL A DAY TO LOSE 1 POUND PER DAY AND 10 POUNDS IN A WEEK
The OMAD Diet is based on intermittent fasting and is backed by numerous scientific studies. It's a powerful and effective lifestyle of eating only once per day at the right time, and high intensity interval training (HIIT).
Scientific research has found that increased weight gain is largely a result not of the amount of calories consumed per meal, but rather of eating more frequently per day and irregular eating patterns which leads to a disrupted circadian rhythm.
All overweight and obese people have a disrupted circadian rhythm which leads to weight gain and a multitude of health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. The weight and health of the body depend largely on how well the circadian clock is working.
No matter what diets or exercises you try, if you don’t reset and correct a disrupted circadian rhythm, you will not lose weight permanently. Researchers have discovered that those with a disrupted circadian rhythm were unable to lose weight and keep it off no matter what they tried.
We need to follow the healthy eating habits of our ancestors, the hunter-gatherers rather than engaging in the bad habit of eating constantly throughout the day. For our ancestors, it was feast or famine. Humans have evolved to endure long periods of time without food and typically ate a big meal only once a day or less.
Most cultures around the world today that are thin and healthy only eat one, two, or a maximum of three times per day and do not snack at all between meals except for children and those with extremely fast metabolisms. The skinny French and Chinese cultures do not snack at all or do so very rarely.
People in wealthy, developed countries such as America have access to food whenever they want. This has led people to become “grazers” and to eat whenever they feel like it. Eating frequently and snacking has become an addiction for many, with people always wanting something in their mouth.
In recent years, some nutritional and weight loss experts have recommended grazing or having five or six “mini meals,” making people believe that this is a healthy eating habit. However, there are no studies to support this way of eating, and there is plenty of scientific evidence against it over the long-term.
The OMAD Diet is highly successful in helping all to lose weight fast, and keep it off permanently because it addresses the root cause of weight gain—chronodisruption—as well as several other hidden factors.
Within this book, there are over 700 scientific studies as well as numerous testimonials. There is no one-size-fits-all diet but you can learn from all the research and the success stories of others to design a habit of eating that is ideal for you and your lifestyle. Whether it's eating only once or twice a day, or eating low-glycemic index foods or low-calorie-density foods, this book comprehensively covers all the latest research to help you have all the knowledge you need to lose weight.