Take my intermittent fasting diet to the next level? Or, say F it and keep doing what works?

By Scratch De Reno

PITTSBURGH (FFD) - It was rainy cold Monday in May yesterday and when I got home from work I started raking stones. I was rather lethargic but this after work landscaping was my earmarked physical activity for the day. I got a half hour in so I will give myself the touchdown! Once again, I hit my Daily Gameday Objective. I did the One Meal A Day diet successfully—and for dinner enjoyed vegetarian chili with pasta and some fried chicken.

Yes, that chili had cheddar cheese on it and the chicken was fried. But, I ate it and stopped when I was full. I have been doing that for weeks now and the scale is going down my friend. So why question a good thing?

The OMAD diet is a fucking good thing.

On Wednesday I will hit 4 complete weeks. That is a milestone to be proud off and it represents a new habit. I can eat once a freaking day and feel fine on the OMAD. Why do I like this approach?

Touchdown for sticking to another OMAD day yesterday. Woohoo!

Touchdown for sticking to another OMAD day yesterday. Woohoo!

It simplifies my diet and food choices throughout the day. Each day you have a nice meal to look forward to as well. The four hour eating window does the trick for me now—but only if I don’t consume any calories at all before and after the four hour eating window.

This is a noted departure from the Warrior’s Diet.

On the Warrior’s Diet you can have raw fruits and vegetables during the day and even light protein.

The true Warrior’s Diet is still a sensible approach in my opinion. It can keep you healthy and if you were pretty close to being healthy to begin with, I think it can help put you over the top in terms of your health. However, if you want to loose a hundred pounds, much like I do, it does not work so well.

I have had trouble sticking to the Warrior’s Diet over the years, though there are times when I have had some success. I recall successfully doing the Warrior’s Diet for about a month and I did loose weight, but I suspect that the reason why I could never really stick to it long term is because the food outside the four hour eating window triggered my appetite.

I raked stones out a freaking neglected mulch bed. I didn’t want to do it, but I wanted the field goal. I need more 10s in my life.

I raked stones out a freaking neglected mulch bed. I didn’t want to do it, but I wanted the field goal. I need more 10s in my life.

The OMAD Diet is essentially the Warrior’s Diet without the snacking and allowance for raw fruits and vegetables.

I am itching to make my OMAD even a more healthy diet by restricting, or targeting more healthy food to eat during the week. However, no sooner than I have that inclination, I also know if the back of my mind that trying to make it increasingly better is a pathway to screwing it all up.

I have tendency to want even better results right away and I think therein lies a tragic reason why most of my dieting plans fail. I simply push them until I can’t do them any longer.

So sticking to OMAD for 4 weeks without getting too picky about what I eat is a major milestone. To keep my success going, I have to ask myself not what I can do to ramp this up to the point of failure, but how can I just keep it going?

The devil’s food cake is in the details my fat friend. So to answer the question posed by this provocative post, I will say fuck it, and keep doing what I am doing—until the whistle blows.