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Longevity & Why I now eat One Meal a Day

October 13, 2019

Longevity & Why I Eat Once a Day
Nutrition & Our Hybrid Body In the 1950’s, my friend Bill was a very
gifted Engineer who made an extraordinary car. The car’s main fuel source was electricity,
and gasoline was to be put in whenever available. It was fine for the car to use gasoline every
other day or so, but the problem was that people ran it on gasoline nearly 90% of the
time. This resulted in the car breaking down frequently,
all the while Bill was trying to tell people “Use it the way it was designed!” Despite his advice, people continued to theorize
about how to properly use the car. Bill went bankrupt and left the Automotive
industry soon after. This situation my poor imaginary friend Bill
found himself in is quite like our modern Health Environment. How did eating get so complicated? Most of us just want to feel good, look good
and live a long life. You would think by now there would be a straightforward
consensus on what our eating habits should look like, but we’re faced with countless
trains of thought on the topic. Maybe we’re supposed to be doing the ABC
diet or XYZ diet or something in between? One of the first “diets” was proposed
by a man named George Cheyne in 1724. Now, on Amazon you can find over 50,000 different
books on the topic. Like Bill’s car, surely there is a simple
way we should be fueling our bodies that is most suitable for its design. Obviously we’re not engineered, but we Homo
Sapiens emerged around 200,000 years ago and the majority of that time, the food environment
could not have been anything like today’s food environment. Agriculture didn’t even exist for a good
190,000 years of that time. Not even the fruits and vegetables we have
today would have been similar as we hadn’t cultivated them to our liking. Just 700 years ago here’s what a banana
would have looked like. So what way of eating did we adapt to? The environment would have chosen our diet
rather than us. Your choices would have been to eat what was
available or be dead. The idea that our body must have adapted to
a certain ratio of macronutrients available in the environment is not novel; and recently
has become quite well known due to the “Paleo Diet”. However, what I’m getting at is our body
would have also had to have adapted to how often the food was available – there should
be a natural frequency of eating that promotes health and longevity. Where to start? The logic would be that more nourishment,
more food would make you healthier and live longer. But let’s take a look at this from the First
Principles method as described by Elon Musk: “It’s kind of mentally easier to reason
by analogy rather than from first principles. First Principles is kind of a Physics way
of looking at the world. And what that really means is you kind of
boil things down to the most fundamental truths and say ‘OK what are we sure is true?’
and then reason up from there. That takes a lot more mental energy.” So what do we know about longevity? Other than exercise, the word “superfood”
might come to mind. Maybe more Omega-3’s or some Red Wine or
making sure to take supplements and drink less alcohol. There are a lot of things that contribute
to longevity, but there is one method accepted by science that you can use to consistently
increase longevity. “If I take any organism on the planet earth
from yeast cells to spiders, insects, rabbits, dogs… and I reduce their caloric intake
by 30%, they live 30% longer. The only organism which has not yet been deliberately
tested by scientists are Homo-Sapiens!” Let’s start here. For some time, the conventional wisdom has
been that you need to get 3 balanced meals a day to stay healthy. Ever since I was a kid, “Breakfast, Lunch
and Dinner” seemed as natural as sleeping or going to the bathroom. Breakfast was the most important meal of the
day, I needed a healthy lunch to focus the rest of the school day and being sent to bed
without Dinner was child abuse. The situation is basically the same in Japan
where I now live, as with the rest of the world. If we want to reduce caloric intake to increase
lifespan, the only choice then is to eat less at each meal, because we need 3 meals, right? But where did this 3 meals a day idea come
from? As Abigail Carroll suggests in her book “Three
Squares: The Invention of the American Meal”: Eating three meals a day was basically invented
due to culture, When European settlers got to America, they found Native Americans were
basically just eating whenever they felt the urge to, rather than at specified times. The Europeans took their lack of defined eating
times as evidence that they were uncivilized and had them change. In short: The 3 meals a day paradigm is not
based off of our biological needs. How our environment designed us
In a Hunter Gatherer culture it wasn’t surprising at all to feast on a big catch, then survive
on very little or no food for an extended period of time until they were in need of
another big source of fat and protein. In fact, the environment up until now would
suggest that if we could not do that, we probably wouldn’t be alive to be reading about dieting. The Pirahã people, an indigenous hunter-gatherer
group of the Amazon Rainforest was extensively studied by an anthropological linguist named
Daniel Everett. He found they do not eat every day or even
attempt to do so. They were even aware of food storage techniques
yet never used them except to barter with Brazilian traders. When questioned about why they do not store
food for themselves they explained “I store meat in the belly of my brother”. Until the advent of Agriculture, eating 3
meals a day and in some cases even eating every day was a near impossibility. Some of you may be pointing to the fact that
the life expectancy in the Paleolithic era was much lower than now at around 33 years,
as a sign that our modern eating habits are healthier. However, infant mortality rate was a big factor
in bringing that number down. You have to understand that one of the effects
of modern civilization and technology is that you can be unresourceful or made up of weak
genetic material and not die. As Doug McGuff explains about the life expectancy
back then: “It didn’t really have anything to do with anabolic catabolic balance or long
term health benefits because there were older survivors and the fossil evidence of those
older survivors based on ligamentous attachments and bony assessment and bone mineral density
was: they were extraordinarily robust.” Glucose Metabolism & How “conventional wisdom”
screwed us The common misconception is that a stable
blood glucose is necessary for survival, which would biologically justify 3 meals a day. Bear with me through a bit of Biochemistry
to understand why constantly consuming Carbohydrates to maintain blood glucose is not only unnecessary
but can be a detrimental and vicious cycle. So, After you eat some carbohydrates- Bread,
Pasta, Candy, Whatever. Glucose enters the bloodstream and insulin
is secreted to distribute the glucose properly. Via an insulin receptor, glucose enters the
cells to produce energy. This can only happen at a certain rate, so
to overload the cell with glucose or have glucose sit in the bloodstream, 70 grams can
be stored in the liver and 200 grams in the muscle. So you have your morning bagel and some Frappa-
“Whatever you want, some vanilla bullshit latte cappa thing, you know whatever you got,
I don’t care.” and you’ve stored all the glucose you can store. So it has to go into your body fat. As well as storing it as energy, your body
puts it in your body fat because the fat cells have less complex machinery as the other cells. Too much glucose can bind to the proteins
and muck up the machinery of the cells in a harmful inflammatory process called Glycation. It’s kind of like pouring pancake syrup into
a car engine. The problem here is that if your energy levels
start to wane, you can’t tap the energy out of your stored body fat because the hormone
that does that- hormone sensitive lipase is sensitive to insulin. Insulin will not allow you to tap body fat
for energy. If you have a bunch of insulin sitting in
your blood from processing a bunch of glucose before and you need energy, you’re going to
get ravenously hungry and will need to jack your blood sugar up short term with a snack
or something to raise your energy levels again. This is why if you’re following the recommended
American diet, you’re usually going to be stuck in this loop of wanting to eat every
time your blood glucose drops and 3 meals a day will feel very necessary. Even Medical Doctor Peter Attia fell victim
to this: “Despite exercising 3 or 4 hours every single day and following the food pyramid
to the letter, I gained a lot of weight and developed something called ‘Metabolic Syndrome’
Ketosis to the rescue
If you stop eating glucose for about 10 to 12 hours, your glucose stores will deplete
and your body will start breaking down fat so that the liver can produce something called
Ketone bodies. Ketone bodies produce energy for your cells
through similar pathways as glucose but are much more stable, efficient and don’t cause
complications like we just talked about. You may have heard of this Ketosis state referred
to as “Starvation Mode” in school, but this by no means suggests you are about to
starve. I particularly dislike this term because it
suggests that glucose/carbohydrates is our body’s primary fuel source, when in fact
it is possible to live entirely without carbohydrates. “Humans have absolutely no requirement for
Carbohydrate. Not 1 gram do we require. We have this fabulous liver that produces
as much glucose as you require.” Case in point: A 456 pound 27 year old man
in Scotland fasted an incredible 382 days consuming only water and vitamin supplements. He lost 276 pounds and completed the fast
with no ill effects. He was technically in “Starvation mode”
this entire time and his body was using his stored body fat for energy. Quick note: Ketosis and Diabetic KetoAcidosis
are NOT the same thing. Several years back, when I first heard about
low carb diets, I was skeptical and frankly when I heard my close friend’s mother was
trying the Atkins diet, I was worried for her. However, after understanding the biochemistry
behind it, I started doing the ‘Paleo diet’. I felt great in general, had a better physique
with less effort and much more stable energy levels. The downside was it got kind of annoying to
have to plan my meals so much, so I would cheat a lot here and there. The Benefits of Fasting
Even after people were in environments where they could eat much more frequently, the concept
of fasting for health benefits has been around for some time. An Egyptian Pyramid Inscription from around
3800 B.C. reads “Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters
lives their doctor.” Plato apparently fasted for greater mental
efficiency, the “Luther of Medicine” Philippus Paracelsus called fasting “the greatest
remedy” and Mark Twain suggested fasting to be more effective than any medicine. The Romans even found that they cure people
who were possessed with demons by shutting them in a room without food. To simplify an incredibly complex process,
aging in essence is the result of cumulative damage to your DNA. Professor of Genetics, David Sinclair and
his team found that not eating stimulates the Sirtuin proteins which are directly responsible
for DNA repair. Professor of Neuroscience Mark Mattson, at
John Hopkins University Neuroscience showed how fasting promotes the growth of new neurons
in the brain. This explains why fasting has been linked
to the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. This information got me excited about Intermittent
fasting. With intermittent fasting you’re not eating
for 16 hours of the day which gives your body time to deplete the glucose stores and start
burning fat as well as reap the benefits discussed above. So many sources are pointing to the key here
being that whether you are doing extended fasting, intermittent fasting or simply eating
less, you are giving your body a chance to deplete its Glucose stores and dip into ketosis,
leading to the health benefits discussed. I was keen on the fact that I could get similar
effects to Paleo with more leeway in my diet. The problem with Intermittent Fasting was
I found with myself craving food outside of the 8 hour eating period, and I still had
to be somewhat strict with what I ate (although not as strict as my 3 meals a day regimin) Upton Sinclair who was born in the the late
1800’s and lived to the swell age of 90, published a book in 1911 called “The Fasting
Cure”. The book was inspired by the personal accounts
of 250 people who cured some ailment with extended fasting. The ailments ranged from colds, headaches,
constipation to arthritis, valvular heart disease and cancer. Dr. Alan Goldhamer spoke about how in 2012,
a 42 year old patient cured her cancer (stage 3 follicular lymphoma) with a 21 day fast. All this opened me up to try my first week
long fast… but I ended up around the 4th day even though I didn’t feel particularly
bad. While I missed my goal and I didn’t really
feel all that different afterward, over the following days I started to notice something. I used to enjoy eating some refined sugar
crap here and there, but after the fast I wasn’t so interested. It was like it reset my eating preferences. Around this time I came across a book called
“Kuufuku ga hito o kenkou ni suru” – by Dr. Yoshinori Nagumo. The title means ”Hunger makes people healthy”. And it provides an incredibly compelling argument
for limiting yourself to one meal per day. It touched upon many of the things I’ve
talked about here, some things I didn’t and it dispelled some worries I had like malnutrition
and whatnot. (Also, It was easy to trust him since he’s
30 years older than me and looks younger than I do.) I decided to try eating once per day for 2
weeks. For 3 weeks prior to starting, I had been
showing my little sister around Tokyo while eating basically anything and everything that
looked good. I started the Nagumo plan the day after she
left and the first three days were definitely the hardest. When the clock hit around 11AM, I realized
I wasn’t getting the joy from eating that I was used to around this time of day and
started really wanting to eat. My stomach didn’t particularly hurt, it
was the equivalent of not being able to play video games when getting home from Middle
School. Around 4PM was when I was convinced that I
was really hungry and needed to eat. Waiting another 30 minutes until 4.30PM to
eat was like pushing through a last set of squats. The next two days were slightly easier, and
come the 4th day I realized I wasn’t looking at the clock thinking “Ah…Only 4 more
hours to go!”. A week later I decided to put the diet to
the test by doing a 50 kilometer bike ride to Atsugi from Tokyo. I hadn’t been working out all that much
and a usual bike ride for me was about 3 kilometers. It was unsurprisingly difficult, but I never
felt really physically weak. I had hunger pangs earlier than normal, but
I didn’t feel like I had less strength from a lack of food. This made me decide to stick with eating once
per day. It’s been a month since I started and I
feel great in general, my energy levels are very stable, I feel more focused and surprisingly
I have less problems with hunger compared to Intermittent Fasting. Even if I don’t eat the healthiest meal
I can now feel confident that my body will have more than enough time to empty out whatever
excess glucose or toxins I ingested. (The only time I do crave unhealthy food is
when I’ve had some alcohol.) Looking back, it’s hard to imagine having
to pile so much food into my stomach throughout the day. Other than the health benefits, one other
reason I do this is the same reason Steve Jobs wore basically the same thing everyday:
It makes choosing easier and it frees my brain up to focus on other things. At least For myself, the amount of new information
I get only changes my behavior by a small factor. For example if I increase my knowledge about
the detriments of alcohol by say… 60% maybe I’ll cut my intake by 30%. With this article alone I’m not expecting
you to suddenly start eating once per day, but hopefully you can start giving your body
a break and eat when you need to, not when the clock says you should. If you liked this, be sure to subscribe. I’m trying my best to have a new video out
at least every two weeks so stay tuned. You can see my last video here.

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  • Reply Barbara Botanica September 27, 2019 at 2:41 am

    I hate sport exercise. is boring for me. my movements are in the garden and the big land. staircase in my house. I am not overweight, but have some fat around my hip and stomach. now I am in keto – OMAD – it is not easy to eat all this fat, meat and veggies. I am so full after.

  • Reply missy mason September 27, 2019 at 6:12 am

    No! That wont work! Polynesia people

  • Reply missy mason September 27, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Not helpful! What about food allergies! Omg! People!

  • Reply g8india September 27, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Very awkward but relevant question. Do one poop daily when they do OMAD

  • Reply Interesting September 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    So how can I build muscles on low calorie?????

  • Reply pedro rodriguez September 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Maybe the perfect mix is OMAD/ketovore/HFLC with some veggies like brocoli and celery.

  • Reply Patriot Watch September 27, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    We were created by god..not nature..otherwise good info.

  • Reply Tertiary Adjunct September 27, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    But I'm HANGRY!

  • Reply Sean Sweeney September 28, 2019 at 10:30 am

    How long do you guys think till I wither away and die on one meal a day working full time and commuting 30 miles 4 to 5 days a week on the bike? 😄

    No chance pal!

  • Reply robnhood September 28, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I like to eat 32 times a day

  • Reply Jane Bell September 28, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    For 35 years i have only ate when hungry and never ate breakfast. Not for any other reason other than that the thought of eating when not hungry grossed me out or mostly i simply didnt think of food when i wasn't hungry. When people heard i didnt eat breakfast or maybe didnt eat that day they were appalled and proceeded to lecture me. Now it is a "new" dieting technique😂.

  • Reply Adam Fuchs September 28, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    what movie is that on 7:00

  • Reply Keto Beach September 28, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    OMAD vs. Keto which is better, which will work for you? Million dollar question. I tackled it and the answer might surprise you.

  • Reply Alexandra Ariel September 28, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    I tried to skip breakfast for a few days and I felt terrible. Shaky, weak, hungry. But when I did a juice fast for most of the day, I was ok. Why?

  • Reply Jamie Star September 28, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    This theory is not new. I naturally eat this way and reap the benefits. What I think is outstanding, he expands this concept really well. You must watch this if you feel your health could be better. Don’t believe the lie of the food pyramid, marketing for profit, not your health and longevity.

  • Reply UpMyPSI September 29, 2019 at 12:38 am

    TY! I'm glad I found and then watched this video. I have fallen into this pattern of eating less solid food than I used to. No details right now, but this video dispels concerns I've been having about the amt. of solid food i eat each day and verifies my observation that perhaps society has misled me into believing I need to eat x amt. of food for good health when my personal experience has demonstrated the opposite. However, I think each person needs to find the amount of food they need to be healthy and feel energetic, and over time the nature of that might shift in various ways. What was healthy for me to do at the age of 10 might not be so great for me now.

  • Reply Michael Mc Donagh September 29, 2019 at 2:33 am

    No such thing as evolution of man

  • Reply Charles Coker September 29, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Steve Jobs was a vegan, and died of cancer. So it would seem he would not be a role model for eating healthy.

  • Reply Tommy Charles September 29, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Here is all you need to know: The idea of 3 meals per day was invented by the food industry, who then goes on to lobby government and health organizations.

  • Reply Ricca Shaps September 29, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I feel sicker forcing myself to eat breakfast or 3 meals a day. I work in the afternoon to late shifts so breakfast is not ideal for me. I always believed that you eat only when you're hungry. Food is more pleasurable when you feel the need to eat prior. I have only been eating 1 proper meal a day and perhaps a light healthy snack in between.

  • Reply Sania Mirza September 29, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I'm sorry if I sound really dumb here but do non-Muslims break their fast everyday like us? or do they have no food day and night continuously for however long they fast.

  • Reply Mahmud H Khan September 29, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    It's ok for me to have one meal a day but only there is one problem of having bad breath.

  • Reply Marcus Engel September 30, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Very informative video! I really appreciate the clarity with which you explain everything. Thank you!

  • Reply luis reyes September 30, 2019 at 4:04 am

    This is ez if you work in a office 1 meal a day is ok ….if you work construction or a moving companies eat 3 times or more per day i see this

  • Reply Hallowed Unrest October 1, 2019 at 2:48 am


  • Reply jj jj October 1, 2019 at 4:19 am

    i eat 3 times plus when i feel like it

  • Reply Nila October 1, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Your justification for eating just 1 meal a day isn't far off from the typical 3 meals a day structure – most of it is just anecdotal evidence.

  • Reply jett peters October 1, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    One meal a day WRECKED my Libido.

  • Reply kith kat October 1, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Yang 2020

  • Reply Roland Herzog October 1, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    lets Start at 1900 new

  • Reply ThatsMia October 2, 2019 at 12:04 am

    I was raised to only eat one meal a day.This is natural for my family. I’ve never been able to eat 3 meals a day or breakfast (unless I didn’t really eat the day before) eating so much.. 3+ meals has always been a weird concept for me yet people call me weird for only eating if and when I’m hungry which is generally one meal a day

  • Reply Annie Doe October 2, 2019 at 3:22 am

    I just eat when am hungry. I was having so much abdominal issues with attempting to eat 3 meals a day with the typical 2 snacks as advised by my doctor. I just have a low appetite maybe it’s just a medical problem I have.

  • Reply 5tegosaurus October 2, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    This is why I like to say I "eat to live" not "live to eat".

  • Reply Bettye's Cooking Channel October 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Excellent research on intermittent fasting.

  • Reply E.C. Animation October 2, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Ohh! Think of all the time you'd save! Less time making food. Less time doing dishes. Less time going to the grocery store. Less money spent on food! Win win!

  • Reply namira chic October 3, 2019 at 5:57 am

    And i do this bcs of i want keep my money safe :")

  • Reply bb b October 3, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Gonna do something about it

  • Reply Ta Neyleme October 3, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    I think you are from McKinsey

  • Reply Wario October 3, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Lol I skipped breakfast once a week ago and felt absolutely no difference that day then any other day. I actually felt a little better, and more fit.

  • Reply Tim Allen October 4, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I lost 50 lbs in a few weeks by eating popcorn and just one sandwich a day, and walking a lot. The sandwich would have some kind of meat and cheese, plus pickle or lettuce or tomato or onion or whatever, and a bit of mayonnaise. I walked an awful lot though.

  • Reply In Tan October 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    3:18 – we haven't been tested by scientists, but we have been tested by nazis' death camps. those who survived them usually lived much longer than usually people do.

  • Reply uruk October 4, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    This is one of the few videos I've rewatched on YT. It's just excellent!

    I'm almost eating once a day. I eat a small keto breakfast, then an early dinner. I don't know if OMAD would be better. But I will definitely do a long-term fast very soon.

  • Reply Anjelo Whebb October 4, 2019 at 4:39 pm


  • Reply Huggy Bear October 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Is that why the life expectancy in Africa is so long?

  • Reply Willsk October 5, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Been doing for about 8 months I was 103.5 Kg and now I'm 81.5 Kg.

  • Reply King Voxel October 5, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Whatchu doing in Japan?

  • Reply lopezb October 5, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Great summary! I've been doing IF for 4 months with occasional OMAD, and now am upping that, so this is encouraging!

  • Reply lopezb October 5, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Zen monks in India at the time of Buddha used to have many rules (precepts) which seem crazy to modern people, like "don't eat after noon."
    But now that one seems achievable! It's just one version of IF.

  • Reply TROOT October 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm


  • Reply Marla Plunk October 6, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    "Obviously, we're not engineered" .. Yes, because it makes perfect sense that the complexity of the human digestive system was completely figured out by nature, all by itself, with no explanation of where "nature" came up with such an effective design.

  • Reply Peace Ninja October 7, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Anyone else seeing the title of this video in French or is it just me?

  • Reply - king- October 7, 2019 at 7:11 am

    but i feed hungry if i not eat and i m weaker skeleten so we have to eat

  • Reply - king- October 7, 2019 at 7:11 am

    you can only choose one of two thing ,stronger healthier body but short life or thin skeleten with long life,

  • Reply Sylvester Stone October 7, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    "I store meat in the belly of my brother." Cannibalism? The narrator never explains this statement. I wonder why.

  • Reply Juan Garcia De Ortega October 7, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    People ask me how I look 26 when I'm 36, well here you go! I eat when I'm hungry and drink water when I'm thirsty and only when I feel the need, I rather listen to my body than to an ever changing recommendation.

  • Reply xjellybeans x October 8, 2019 at 3:08 am

    I’m 37 years old and noticed my body and skin is losing its firmness. I’ve been taking collagen builder to hopefully get my firmness back. With that said, I have been only eating one meal a day. I don’t feel as tired. Less sick. Lost weight. And hopefully be able to build some muscle along the way.

  • Reply Zeke Banister October 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Elon Musk lol the pot head. He should stop trying to be a celebrity and try to figure out why his car company stock tanked and his company is in financial trouble

  • Reply theinngu October 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    The Buddha said that eating one meal a day was conducive to health and longevity …..

  • Reply Lambo Lambo October 9, 2019 at 12:18 am

    I like ur video until u said u evolved and ur ancestors are monkeys!! Ain't none of my family monkeys and never have been so me and u a different species I guess cause I was created the way I am I didn't evolve

  • Reply Rubén Alvarado Barzuna October 9, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Hey, man. Your videos are amazing. Please do one on monophasic vs. biphasic vs. polyphasic sleep patterns.

  • Reply Toni Marshall October 9, 2019 at 8:19 am

    LOL..(I've been doin this for Years…)

  • Reply Luca Rozzi October 9, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    The ancient Greeks started eating 3-4 meals per day and then the Romans followed showing this way to the world. The excuse for this behaviour was not the actual hunger but to distance themselves from animals.

  • Reply shawn burnham October 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm


  • Reply Joshua Wells October 10, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I'm a firm believer in the low calorie once a day diet. I've eaten this way almost all my life. My motivation was; I believed most of my family's health problems(diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure) were all caused by obesity due to poor dietary decisions. I decided I would be the first man in my family in a number of generations to achieve my thirties without being welcomed to them with the aforementioned ailments. I don't watch what i eat, I eat whatever I want. But i eat very little. Usually less than 1200 calories. I started doing this when I was 19. I am 5' 10" and at the time weighed 275 pounds. I started eating the way I still do today and now, at 34, I weigh 190 pounds and people often confuse me for someone in my mid 20s. This diet is no joke.

  • Reply TheLizardKing1967 October 10, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    SUGAR and Carbs are designed to shorten our lives and rob us of our health.

  • Reply Seky Delfino October 10, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Thank you for putting all this info together
    I appreciate the time and effort to make this video. This video is great for me research and to keep learning more every day.
    Thank you!

  • Reply Vicente Fosco October 10, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    sooo, what’s the answer ?

  • Reply hak October 10, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    What time is the one meal?

  • Reply Jersey Stotler October 10, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I was never big on eating didnt like sweets or ice cream about40 years ago I stopped eating red meat and drinking milk I have only ate fish and chicken veggies and fruits I am now almost 64 years old I barely have the wrinkles of a 30 year old all the ladies ask me how I do it? What can I tell them go back 40 years and change what you eat!!! I fast often and eat one or 2 meals a day do not eat fast food lots of tuna fish in water herring sardines weird food I know but I weigh 119 pounds and still have muscle tone and work out. It pays to start young the body you build threw the years will be the body that sustains you when you grow older!

  • Reply ROY FR October 10, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    11k people seem to disagree????

  • Reply SuzieQ Wonder October 11, 2019 at 12:21 am

    I’ve been eating once per day for years. My brother gets on my case about this because he’s eating 3 meals a day! I exercise regularly & feel better. He suffers from non-stop allergies ~ must be from all that tainted food he eats….

  • Reply Carlo Castaneda October 11, 2019 at 6:31 am

    I only eat once a week
    I am from Cuba 😳

  • Reply Geshmachten October 11, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Very cool ! Thanks for the advices. We are doing now a 90 days Omad challenge:) even after 5 days we have great results ! Keep up the great work ! Amazing

  • Reply sidehatch69 - October 11, 2019 at 8:39 am

    What a nightmare

  • Reply sidehatch69 - October 11, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Make sure you turn the chinese book upside down while you stand on your head to read it what a asshole culture that is hahahahahahah

  • Reply Sandra Dornick October 11, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I adapted a lazy keto diet last year for the last several months I only have eaten one meal a day and have lost 33 lbs to date. Maybe 15 more to go and I should be back to a healthy weight. My skin has changed and gone from dry to soft and supple now. I know my organs aren't wrapped in all that fat and can function normally now. My hair is soft and shiny too. Making simple changes to your eating can change many things for you.

  • Reply Adam Goodword October 11, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I considered doing a fast and only drinking water …. then I thought, well what I could do is just eat one meal a day and replace other meals with cleansing juices.
    I've lost 8 pounds in two weeks.
    I don't feel weak. I've been hitting the gym hard. I'm not lacking energy when I go to the gym.
    I feel so much better and lighter.

  • Reply Charlotte October 11, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    IF WE ALL DO THIS there is no starvation anymore in this world! Enough food for everyone! So lets do it !!!

  • Reply Horses4life1001 October 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Go to Kent Hovind channel and you will learn about evolution

  • Reply MVP Heat October 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I'm thinking about adopting a once a day fatty liver diet and supplementing apple cider vinegar one time before or after eating. Im not overweight but I've abused sugar most of my life and I think I will one day die sooner then later if I keep sticking to what I'm doing.

  • Reply Thomayam Upright October 11, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    WOW!! I've been eating one meal a day for a year now. People look at me strangely. No one asked me how I have so much energy, when cycling, on one meal a day. It really works. Listen to your body. It knows much more than you think. Af for the four food groups, ACK!! Main source of protein is BEANS!! On cycling, I'm doing over 100 miles each month, and I had both hips replaced five years ago. YAY for me. 🙂

  • Reply miikee97 October 11, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    What if you’re skinny and trying to gain weight?

  • Reply Andy Okus October 11, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    I eat once a day and barely that. Of course diabetes kills the hunger and thirst and sex drive. So in a way it's a blessing. The closer you get to being Spirit and dead to the flesh is the Way!!!

  • Reply Solange Leroy October 12, 2019 at 12:08 am

    c est quoi l idée de mettre un titre francais
    sur une video non traduite……….!!??

  • Reply Patti Murphy October 12, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Soon we will all be starving when Armageddon comes .

  • Reply Jackson O'Neil October 12, 2019 at 1:57 am

    no matter what u do, your gonna die….of something….so enjoy and stop jerking people around u dum douche

  • Reply Archie Danesh October 12, 2019 at 5:43 am

    It is true that we don’t need to eat 3 times a day, I know because I consumed only 1 meal a day 5 days a week when I was in high school and I weight-lifted 6 days a week, did cross country, track and wrestling, even played 3 hours of basketball after school. I maintained having lots of muscles and had only 6% body fat. When I got to college I started going to parties drinking and eating more, over the years I gained a lot of weight to the point that I got fat. For a month now I’ve gone back to the old way of eating of my high school years, but this time 2 meals a day before 4pm then I don’t eat till 9am the next day.

  • Reply Archie Danesh October 12, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Carbs you do need though because I tried the no carb diet and started having a lot of weakness and severe constipation.

  • Reply Sloopy .Dog October 12, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I only eat one meal a day. I start the meal at breakfast time and finish at supper time.

  • Reply Sloopy .Dog October 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I'm on the seafood diet. I see food and I eat it.

  • Reply Mikki Lucero October 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I started my 16/8 intermittent fasting a month ago and now Im doing OMAD for a week now. I feel stronger and have mental focus in my job. The first 2 days were difficult and felt tempted to eat but I always have my coffee or an apple cider juice with me which keep me full until I break my fast at 11 am. I lost 20lbs now, from 185 down to 165. I dont crave for sodas and other junk food anymore. I fill my stomach with real food and exercise few minutes everyday.

  • Reply mus x October 12, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    i lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks because i was so busy with work that i eat once a day. after the 2 weeks, i figured out i am more happy and energetic that i made it a life style to eat once a day.

  • Reply Quill Inkwell October 12, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I eat one new born human child every 3 months. I shine my shoes and I'm always on time. Think about it.

  • Reply Napolion Dynmomite October 13, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Why I have the muscle tone of a canned ham

  • Reply Mario Vaughn October 13, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Very very informative I learned quite a bit here thank you

  • Reply Sigma Geranimo October 13, 2019 at 7:21 am

    i got a better idea, why dont eat at all ? just take MDMA and water

  • Reply S.L.S October 13, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I have eaten one meal a day for 58 years. I can count on one hand the number of times I have ever felt hunger. I am a major meat eater. I rarely ate veggies and virtually never ate fruit. I am now 73 years old and am considered very healthy and have no major diseases.

  • Reply Multorum Unum October 13, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Where's this from? 6:59

  • Reply Nosakhare Obakpolor October 13, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I love this video!!!!

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