Many diets out there tell you to not eat a specific food. In my opinion, restriction in this sense doesn’t help most people.
Do you know what does work?
Catering your lifestyle change with your likes and dislikes while still practicing moderation and mindfulness. And you can definitely do this on OMAD.
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Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this post is based on my personal experience and research. Please speak with a trained professional when considering options regarding your health. I am not responsible for any liability caused by your actions after reading this post.
Creates A Bad Mindset
I’m a big proponent of having the right mindset when making changes for your health. Attaching morals to inanimate objects like food is not a great one to have
If that works for you and you are healthily reaching your goals, go ahead.
But a lot of people, myself included, suffer from bingeing and other food related issues when food becomes “good or bad”.
I am an example of this. Before I did OMAD and proper lifestyle changes that have gotten me this far, I thought carbs were the problem.
There was no way overeating was causing me to slowly gain weight over the years. No way.
It had to be the carbohydrates.
My culture’s cuisine is carb loaded. Heavily.
So this was going to be a challenge.
I tried eating out of small bento boxes, eating only soups, eating multiple small meals, and tried to become vegetarian.
All of these encompassed lowering my carb (specifically rice) intake to levels I had never experienced before.
I also added intense pilates at home to the mix.
I lost 20 lbs in 2 months! I gained it back relatively quickly and gave up exercising completely.
Years later, I start weight lifting and doing OMAD (One Meal A Day). I eat what I want to help my muscles, but I was still viewing carbs as “bad” food.
Now I’ve learned that all food is okay. It’s what I do with it that determines how it affects me, good or bad.
My OMAD meals are full of foods that I like and nourish me.
Having this mindset has helped me lose weight in an appropriate amount of time and has set me up for success when I head towards maintaining my next milestone goal.
Unable To Deal With Unpredictability
Excluding certain foods will make social functions and just overall spontaneity difficult.
Food restriction of this type can prevent you from enjoying your life, depending on the person.
I know that it would absolutely suck to say I can never have cake because it’s simple carbs.
(ㆆᴗㆆ) No way.
I personally can’t have cake often since it’s too sweet, but it is a yearly thing I look forward to and not obsess over.
If someone gets me a cake, then the yearly quota is reset and I’ve gotta wait another year. I won’t reject it, but I will keep my goal in mind when accepting it.
Approaching the foods that you may have trouble moderating like this may help you have a healthier mindset and push you further towards your goals.
Not Tasty At All
It’s just not appetizing to avoid everything.
Understand that you eat to fuel your body to do the things you want in life.
It doesn’t hurt to make that food tasty too.
Plus by not restricting certain foods, culinary options widen a considerable amount.
I’ve been experimenting with using iceberg lettuce as my main salad green and making a okra Japanese omelet.
My point is that you lose out on making your one meal even greater when doing OMAD.
Do you agree? Or maybe you have other reasons to add? Let me know in the comments below.