Can you live healthily on one good meal a day
July 28, 2011 7:23 AM Subscribe
Can I live healthily on one meal a day?
posted by stenoboy to health & fitness (37 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My weight-loss efforts are not yielding results, primarily because I travel an awful lot for work, stay in different hotels in different countries, work long hours and oftentimes only have access to vending machines.
I'm thinking if I could train myself just to have one good meal a day (be it breakfast or dinner), it would take away the need to find food during the day, and mean I wouldn't be tempted to eat rubbish throughout the day and still have a late dinner. It would be a strategy to regain some control in environments where I have little control when/where the next meal is going to be.
Is it possible to get all you need in one meal and live off that for a whole day? I know it would take some training to get used to the hunger. What about brain power during the day? Would I mentally collapse in on myself?! And would you ever get used to it or is it too extreme?