Kick start weight loss starting tomorrow with 1 meal/day diabetes "diet"?

Asked on December 31, 2013
Created December 31, 2013 at 6:55 PM

So, there was this study a while back in the UK where subjects were placed on an 800 calorie/day diet (600 calories from shakes and 200 from veggies). There was some success in drastically reducing blood sugar fasting levels. As I'm in the early throes of Type 2, I'm going to try this N=1.

	I plan to only do 1 meal a day, usually breakfast (or lunch on weekends when I wake up late), sticking to the 800 calorie recommendation.  However, for satiety purposes, I will skip the meal replacement shakes and replace with eggs/meat and healthy fats.  The remainder 200 calories can be filled by about 4-5 cups of frozen mixed veggies.  In a pinch, I can whip up a meal replacement "shake" with 1/2 can of coconut milk and about 2-3 scoops of whey protein isolate.

I understand that in the original experiment, the subjects ate throughout the day, but in my case, I will try my best to stick to just breakfast. I may cheat and do some bulletproof coffee or coffee with high-fat cream later in the day.

Any recommendations on this foolhardy experiment? :-) I will make sure my supplementation is dialed in (Vitamin D/C, potassium, sodium, fish oils) and not go to the gym. After 1 week, I'll switch to the standard ESE practice of 1-2x IF'ing a day, and the rest of the time eating 3 times a day with weights 2-3x a week, and HIIT 1x a week.

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