There are many different types of fasting, so it's all about finding one that best suits your schedule and lifestyle.
Unlike some of the more traditional versions of intermittent fasting like 16:8 and 14:10, OMAD focuses on “one meal a day”. This can be a more advanced version of intermittent fasting.
Similar to other types of fasting, there is no restriction on what you can eat. However, getting enough calories, nutrients and a balance of healthy foods is important during this 1-hour eating window.
The more you reduce your eating window's time, the higher the energy content of the foods you eat must be. Nuts, seeds, avocado, and high-quality oils are all great to eat during OMAD. Make sure to have lots of water and unsweetened coffee or tea to stay hydrated.
At Fastic, we promote long-term lifestyle changes such as small tweaks and gentle intermittent fasts rather than anything extreme.
That said, an occasional OMAD may work for you by helping you get back into the swing of things or balance a particularly heavy period of eating.
If you have a healthy relationship with food, are healthy overall and would like to give OMAD a go, then we recommend trying it out once a month.
The time you eat is up to you, but it’s best to eat around the same time every day if doing it regularly. And if you’re active, try to eat close to your workout time.
Keep in mind: Fasting windows longer than 23 hours should only be carried out with medical approval.