OMAD, or one meal a day, is a common trend amongst people who are trying to lose a significant amount of weight. It has both metabolic and psychological advantages, but it’s only one of the many tools available to whom is looking to get leaner and healthier.
And as a tool, it must be used properly.
Nothing wrong with eating once a day, the prolonged fasted state between meals encourage autophagy and improve insulin resistance, also there is a physical limit to the amount of food that you can ingest in a single meal, therefore it doesn’t really matter what are you eating in terms of macros.
I tend to eat OMAD when i’m travelling, if I’m on a intercontinental plane I’d rather sleep or read than eat that blob they try to pass as food, and if I’m walking around a city where most food places are just tourist traps I prefer to wait and have a great meal in the evening in a good restaurant.
But I’m not a fan of using OMAD every day.
We need to have a good metabolic flexibility, and that means being able to adapt to different regimen; making OMAD a habit means that if we go back eating two or three times a day our body would’t be able to efficiently adapt to more meals, with the risk of going back to the vicious circle of insulin resistance.
Fasting add stress to our lives already overly stressed, and too much stress will make you sick.
In a perfect world, we would live most of our days outdoor, in contact with the Nature and away from EMFs and artificial lights, drinking only fresh spring water and eating wild meat. But we don’t live in a perfect world, and our cortisol levels are usually already high, with no need to further increase them fasting too often.