Challenge Update - Finishing OMAD April
📢 I hereby officially end OMAD April
May has come and it is time for the aftermath.
Let´s start the second review round of the OMAD progress to cover the weeks three and four. (For the first round, see OMAD progress.)
OK - how long did I fast? And how many meals did I eat?
Calculating from April 1st to April 30th, I come to the following results (I do not count the fasts from March and May that are visible in the images below):
Hours fasted: 706 hours
Number of meals: 26
Longest fast: 47 hours
Number of prolonged fasts: 4
I don´t count the hours of ketosis based on the above numbers as I ate most of the meals very low carb. With this, I have been in ketosis most of the time anyways minus some hours after meals with a slightly higher carb volume.
The weeks three and four went well. Actually, I want to mention that OMAD became normal at one point in time. And normal means that OMAD did no longer feel super special or like a food challenge.
Honestly, this is what I am wondering about the most. How can it become normal in such a short period of time to completely switch to only one meal a day? The question arises that OMAD might be more normal to humans or me than I thought initially.
As I kept on fasting completely on Mondays, eating on Tuesday and Wednesday were the most emotional meals: Tuesday after having not eaten for 40+ hours as a feasting event and Wednesday funnily as a surprise Oh I can eat again - already? I just ate yesterday.
Otherwise, I kept on sleeping well most of all nights and enjoyed every single meal I had. Unfortunately, I got some symptoms of a cold most likely due to hay fever which led to me not feeling too well all the time. I put this allergy on my list of things I want to improve with diet and fasting.
What a question: OMAD May already started!
But this time I want to vary a bit more and play with the numbers. My current plan is to mix between some 24-hour fasts and some 30/16 as well as incorporate -if possible- some prolonged fasts. With this, I want to avoid that my body adjusts to OMAD too much to keep it challenging.
30/16 means that a 30 hour fast is followed by one meal followed by a 16 hour fast followed by one meal. Both meals have a length of one hour and with this, we have a full 48-hour cycle.
What about you? Are you in again?