I did OMAD for a while when I 1st started keto. I had a lot of excess body fat then, and it seemed that as soon as I became fat adapted, I could easily go for a full day without feeling hungry.
By the time I started ZC, I was much lighter. I was in the habit of 2 meals a day, switching my routine occasionally between skipping breakfast and skipping dinner, just to mix things up and see what felt best.
It would be really sweet if my life were so unstructured that I could follow the advise of a lot of the veteran ZCers and only eat when hungry and eat until full. Unfortunately, my life takes place according to a schedule and takes me to places that are more then a few steps away from my stockpile of meat, so I have to pre-plan roughly when I am going to eat and pack a portion that matches my best guess as to how much it will take before I’m full.
As a reversed T2 diabetic, I prefer to keep a 14+ hour window each day without eating to ensure that I get a good window of low insulin. Packing 2 meals into a 8-10 hour window leaves me eating when I’m not hungry several times a week. Dropping to OMAD, I struggle to get enough packed into that one meal to keep my energy steady.
I’m starting another phase of my N=1 today. My plan is to eat every 16 hours. To fit this around my sleep schedule, I started out this morning with a big meal at 5:00 AM. I’ll eat again at 9:00 PM this evening, then again at 1:00 PM tomorrow, then 5:00 AM on Wednesday, etc. I think this may hit a sweet spot where I am getting hungry just as my planned meal is approaching, On the days I have an early & late meal, I eat both of those at home, so portions can be more dynamic, and I only have to pack something to take to work 2 or 3 times during the week.