Some people intentionally decide to adopt time-restricted eating habits by having just one meal, every day. The reason for this decision varies from person to person. It could be because they can’t afford the cost of three meals every day, for religious purposes, for the benefits that come with intermittent fasting such as weight loss and increased productivity or simply to test if they have the fortitude for fasting.
Tips for Survival
It can be very challenging to stay true to your one-meal-a-day program and to avoid risking your health. Here are a few tips that you can use to survive.
1. Adopt A Plan
Establish and adopt a plan for the time to have your meal. Most people prefer to have one meal at night but it doesn’t have to be so for you. Eat at different times for some days and see which time is best for you. However, you can always adjust this plan depending on each day’s schedule. On some days it may be easier to have your meal during the day and some, at night would be most ideal.
2. Eat Healthy
Your meal should contain enough calories to sustain your activity levels for the day. Ensure you eat a healthy balanced diet. You can also include foods that you like to avoid cravings. However, be careful not to binge eat or overeat unhealthy food.
3. Stay Hydrated
You must stay adequately hydrated throughout the day. Drink more water than usual to help maintain your body fluid balance, energize your muscles, and control calories if you wish to lose weight. Entirely remove tea, soda, and coffee from your meals.
4. Avoid Addictive Foods
Keep snacks and processed foods out of your meals and possibly totally out of your reach. These foods can be very addictive and have you going back for more even after you have had your meal for the day.