This is a video about how I lost 30 pounds in 60 days and kept it off for 4 months doing Intermittent Fasting (IF) and eating One Meal A Day (OMAD) combined with a healthy diet and intense excercise.
I get tons of questions from people who think they will lose muscle or get weaker doing Intermittent Fasting or eating only one meal a day. There are a lot of myths that fasting will put your body into “starvation mode” and you will lose all your muscle. In this video I wanted to explain how IF and OMAD helps your body lose fat. I explain why IF and OMAD doesnt make you weaker and doesnt cause your body to lose muscle. I wanted to post some footage of me doing some yoga poses that require tons of strength to prove that IF or OMAD doesnt make you weaker.
I posted a video in September 2017 about my 60 day journey with Intermittent Fasting and eating One Meal A Day (OMAD).
I got tons of messages asking me what I eat so I posted a 2nd video in October to help people understand how much food is required in order to eat only meal a day.
Most people think that the reason why I lost weight is due to lowering my calorie intake but that is far from the truth. The reason why I have lost so much weight is because I fast for 23 hours a day. When you fast, your insulin glucose drops and your body will burn its stored fat as energy.
I eat my one and only meal every day at 2pm. 5 of those days are at my restaurant, Monarch 9 Café in Yorba Linda, CA where I eat the same thing; a bowl of filet mignon pho (with cabbage instead of noodles), a salad with either grilled lemon grass pork, shaken beef or steamed ginger chicken. I also always have a bowl of oatmeal (with almond milk) and fruits and 1 cup of nuts.
I used to take tons of supplements (protein powder, glucosamine, chondroitin, creatine, glutamine, zink, magnesium, fish oil, etc) I no longer take and supplements. I now get all my nutrients in my food. I get all my carbs from vegetables, my protein from my meats and my fats from nuts.
I started Intermittent Fasting on July 15, 2017 at 176 pounds. I had a goal to get and STAY under 160 pounds. I have tried every diet out there and always lost weight initially but I was never able to sustain my weight. I was expecting it would take me 2-3 months to get under 160 pounds but I was actually able to get to 159 pounds on the 30th day. For those that know me, when I do something I dont do it half assed, I always go all in, so after hitting my goal weight in 30 days I decided to push myself even harder and start eating only One Meal A Day (OMAD). I have been on OMAD for 6 months now and I feel amazing. I am steady between 146-148 pounds, I was trying to get above 150 pounds but now I am comfortable at this weight.
I have found out that while fasting my body will produce more HGH (Human Growth Hormone). The longer the periods of fasting, the more HGH is produced. This made sense since I had way more energy and felt way stronger when I was only eating One Meal A Day. I hope this video helps you out in any way. If you are struggling with trying to lose fat I highly recommend you try Intermittent Fasting.
I just recently signed up on Instagram (June 2018) you can follow my journey on Instagram:
Tommy Huynh @t_wrex_mtb
I will continue to make videos along my journey. Below are all of my videos about my transformation with Intermittent Fasting and eating One Meal A Day;
1st video; Introduction into Intermittent Fasting and how I started eating One Meal A Day;
3 month update video: What I eat? My One Meal A Day:
6 month update: Does fasting help me lose or gain muscle?
9 Month update: How to eat One Meal A Day with Fast food:
1 year transformation video:
How I work out and what I eat on OMAD when I’m on vacation:
How I deal with hunger pains and cheat days:
There are tons of great videos out there, below are some channels where I found the most helpful information when I started Intermittent Fasting.
I eat the same meal almost every single day. Its healthy and loaded with nutrients. If you are ever in SoCal stop by:
Monarch 9 Café: www.monarch9cafe.com
Yelp reviews: %A9-yorba-linda-2
Music: “Red Forrest”: Otodayo Supa