Anyone do ZC OMAD?

(jilliangordona) #1

Hi all… I’m looking to do a few weeks zero carb and see how my body reacts. The school year is about to start up, and I prefer to fast until dinner so I can be more efficient over my short teacher lunch break and not working about packing anything.

I didn’t see anyone talking about it so I was curious. Once I eat up the plants and dairy I have I will go ahead and start… so I won’t go ZC OMAD until my body is a little more used to it. Thanks!

(Jodi) #2

Do you do OMAD now?

I personally haven’t had any luck forcing OMAD, and I’m not currently ZC. Sometimes it naturally happens for me (when keto or ZC), but it never is a consistent thing long term. I always like ZC as far as you just eat more fatty meat when hungry, no concern about how many meals or other restrictions. :blush:

So no actual help, just my experience lol.


I’m ZC and switch between IF and OMAD. The last few weeks I’ve also thrown in a couple of 3-day fasts.

(jilliangordona) #4

I did OMAD during the end of the school year (March-May) and then stopped once summer started. I also didn’t follow it on the weekends. I was asking because I was curious if it was feasible, but the more I read the more I see people reporting less hunger!

(Meeping up the Science!) #5

I don’t now because I can’t get enough protein in one meal (I have a gastrectomy) however, I did for a very long time. I enjoyed it for a multitude of reasons.

This is what taught me I had a very weird relationship with food. Briefly, I mourned the loss of other “meals” and then was all, “WTF am I doing?!” It made me realize the emotional reliance I place on eating. I found ZC OMAD liberating, truly.

Right now I typically IF, however once every 4-6 weeks I will do OMAD for a day or two. Just hard being only able to eat about 6-8 ounces by volume at once, tops. Even so, I still find it very useful and enjoyable to do so.

(Dread) #6

Absolutely fine, barring any crazy medical conditions you haven’t disclosed. I regularly fast 3-5 days in the week and OMAD all weekend long on ZC.

(Crow T. Robot) #7

Do you follow Chris Krueger by any chance? If not, he has a bunch of videos basically touting ZC OMAD. It’s pretty simple and he doesn’t complicate it, although he does sell coaching (gotta make a living). He’s fun to listen to and shares a lot of keto friendly info.

(Dread) #8

I saw some of his videos, and he seems pretty genuine. Also, he doesn’t go nuts pushing the paid stuff. I believe one could easily get by and see real results from the free advice alone.

Also, he’s stated that if someone straight up asks for help, he’ll help them without thinking twice (even at no charge, so he says).

(Crow T. Robot) #9

That’s a good way to put it. I think that’s part of the appeal for me. I really get the impression that he just wants to help people and even though he has a program, he doesn’t push it.

(What The Fast?!) #10

I know that Penny @Ocrgrrrl is doing OMAD. She just started and has a thread about it here:

I don’t do OMAD because I don’t want to eat all the food at once, I feel like a.) I would overeat because I’d be like…AHHH I only get one meal! b.) then my stomach would stretch and release insulin and c.) if I went off of it, I feel like I’d be used to eating big meals and then just eat more than one big meal a day.

BUT a lot of people have success with OMAD! Especially if you are doing it for schedule purposes. PLUS, the health benefits of fasting all day are fab!

Good luck and let u know what you do!


The idea of zero carb (carnivore) is to eat when hungry, and I’ve found that most of the time for me that
means twice a day (never once) and occasionally 3x. I never try to force any eating pattern but try to listen to my body and identify true hunger.

(Adam Kirby) #12

I have been doing ZC OMAD for 2 months maybe and have lost 10 pounds. I’m specifically doing it for fat loss and I’d say it’s damn effective for that. I love having two meal times freed up and simplified shopping as well.

(Andrew Schaefer) #13

I shift between OMAD and T(wo)MAD. It really just depends on the day. I’m at the office from 7-3 and get home around 4. Sometimes I’ll eat right when I get home (usually bacon + eggs) and a couple hours before bed (1lb of 55% lean ground beef from US Wellness Meats and drink the drippings). Other times I’ll have something to do right after work and just eat all of that at once for my only meal of the day. I don’t really notice a difference when I split it up or when I eat it all at once. That said, even when I eat two meals my eating window is still very small (somewhere like 4pm to 8pm).