Could you live on just one meal a day? O, it’s not as MAD as you ...

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Could you live on just one meal a day? O, it’s not as MAD as you think

With fasting now a recognised way to lose weight and feel healthier, I tried OMAD, but going 23 hours without food ... ?

Kate Spicer

I came across a Facebook forum in 2018 for people practising a form of intermittent fasting (IF) known as OMAD. One Meal A Day? It sounded unsustainable and extreme. Who could stomach that?

A few months on, this April, we discovered exactly who when Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey revealed he eats one meal a day in a short, early-evening, three-hour window.

The response was uniformly negative. Rolling Stone called it “bonkers”. But my thinking, by then, had changed: fasting has a newfound credibility, not just from the actual science, but also from the cherry-picking amateur enthusiasts bolting from the internet and celebrity stable...

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