OMAD Diet Vs Intermittent Fasting is a practical approach to fasting wherein I share my opinion on the best way to use one meal a day and intermittent fasting for a lifetime.
Which should I do, OMAD diet or. Intermittent fasting? This is a common question we get. Many people find themselves being stuck in one camp, believing that whichever they choose to follow means they are committed to that style for the long haul.
OMAD diet benefits and Intermittent fasting benefits include but are not limited to improving hormone sensitivity, boosting your immune system, increasing growth hormone, and fat loss. Many people find these simple fasting methods to improve their health in extraordinary ways.
But let’s keep it simple. Remember these fasting strategies are here as tools to improve our lives. If we complicate them and make them so they are not sustainable, then we will fail at them.
When I use the OMAD diet or intermittent fasting, I cycle through both of them. Some days I will do one meal a day and some days I will do intermittent fasting. It all depends what fits best into my schedule that day. Usually, one day a week I do neither. This allows my body to constantly have to adapt and never get stuck in one certain pattern that would ultimately slow down my results. Next watch the video on OMAD Diet Vs Intermittent Fasting.
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[Video Transcription] OMAD Diet Vs Intermittent Fasting | A Practical Approach To Fasting
In this video were discussing which is better, one meal a day or intermittent fasting.
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In this video we are talking about the one meal a day diet versus intermittent fasting. This is a question we get quite often, which one should I do? Which one is better for me? Which one do you recommend, so I hope we clear this up for you.
Now when you look at the 16 and 8 method. If you are not familiar with it, essentially what it means is you are fasting for 16 hours and you are eating all your meals within a 8 hour period. Now when you look at one meal a day diet, essentially what this means is you are fasting for 23 hours and consuming all your meals, all your calories within a one-hour period. The thing is about both of these methods is they both have incredible health benefits.
Let’s go ahead an start with the first one here which is fat loss. Now you are going to get fat loss because you are going to burn through those stores and tap in your fat stores for energy. Then you are going to start burning through those fat stores for energy.
The next thing on the list is it is going to boost immunity. This is going to help you fight off viruses, bacteria all the things that can make you sick. It is also going to help decrease inflammation. So, all the inflammation that leads to chronic disease down the road. All the inflammation in the joints that are making you not feel well, giving you all the aches and pains. It is going to decrease that.
Now it is also going to increase hormone sensitivity. Hormones that are responsible for weight loss for instant insulin, gremlin. It is going to improve the way their functioning and then it is going to boost growth hormone. You are going to boost anti-aging effects in the body and you are also going to boost testosterone and you will boost recovery from an injury or working out, whatever it is.
These are the major benefits that it offers you and when we look at the one meal a day versus the 16 and 8 method. The 16 and 8 is a really great place to start if you have never done this. What it means is, essentially you are not eating late into the night and you are skipping breakfast. Many people do this unknowingly. When they see what the intermittent fasting is they go; ‘well I actually already do that now that I think of it’. The thing about 16 and 8 is it is more socially acceptable. So, you don’t have to skip meals like lunch with your friends, family or coworkers. Like you do with one meal a day. When you are on the 16 and 8 you can still enjoy that lunch, that community setting and eating those meals together with the people that you love.
Now, the other thing that is really good about 16 and 8. Is it is great to start if you are suffering some sort of condition. If you have a condition and you are not really sure about fasting, but you really want to try fasting instead of doing a three day fast or one meal a day, 16 and 8 is a incredible place to start. Remember you are still getting all these incredible benefits from it.
Now when we look at one meal a day, it is a little harder to do because you are eating all your meals in one sitting. The thing about one meal a day is many people love it. They don’t have to focus on what their going to do for lunch. They don’t have to focus on a good healthy lunch. They just have to focus on one meal and sitting down once to eat during the day. It saves them a lot of time and they like the way they feel on one meal a day. At the end of all of this, it is really your preference.
Let me share what I think of the two and what I think you should do and how I do it. Now when it comes to anything to do with your health the important aspect of the entire thing is what is sustainable. When we look at OMAD versus 16 and 8. The thing is most people like to join a camp where they only do OMAD or they only do 16 and 8. That is the end all be all. The thing that is most important when you look at both of these, it needs to be sustainable. It needs to be something you can sustain for a long period of time, in order to improve your health for a lifetime.
Now when we look at the benefits that are offered here, they are not amplified that much when you do OMAD. If you are doing 16 and 8 and it puts you out of your comfort zone to do OMAD and it is not socially acceptable then don’t do it because it is not going to be a game changer. If you love OMAD and it works well for you then continue doing it.
Now, what I do, and I think is best is to do is cycle fasting. What that means is, some days you do OMAD and some days you do intermittent fasting. The reason for this is because just like anything in life, your body peaks or plateaus when you do the same thing consistently every single day. For instance, if you follow the same workout routine or you follow the same diet for weight loss, typically you plateau and you need to change things up.
What I have done for a long period of time and makes it sustainable for me and makes it socially acceptable for me, is some days out of the week I will do OMAD and some days I’ll do intermittent fasting and at least one day every week, which is typically Sunday because we like to have a big family brunch together, I will go and do neither of them. So, we will have a big family breakfast and get together, so neither of these fit into that day. So, I do both of these throughout the week and one day I do neither of them. So that way my body is not getting used to one meal a day, it is not getting used to intermittent fasting, and it is not getting used to eating a breakfast every day. I am constantly changing it up and as a result of that it seems to help, seems to be more efficient, more effective, and more socially acceptable and sustainable for me.
Those are my thoughts on one meal a day and intermittent fasting. I don’t believe you should be stuck in a certain camp. I really believe you should do what is best for you and you should cycle through both of them and out of them to get the best results.
Give this video a thumbs up, share it with your friends, subscribe to my channel if you haven’t done so yet and then in the comment section below tell me what you do. Which one you do and like better and a matter of fact, do you cycle through them like I do? Then check out my other videos that can help you improve your health and well being.
I’ll see you in the next video.