Progress Pictures Only – One Meal a Day for Six Weeks

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Here are the progress pictures from my current phase of dieting.

This is part of my One Meal a Day for Six Weeks project, where you can see a summary of the full six weeks with links to the relevant blog posts.


Start weight 185 lbs


End of week 1:

Weight loss picture 20160723


End of week 2:

Weight loss progress 20160730


End of week 3:

Diet progress picture 20160806


End of week 4:

Weight loss progress picture 20160813


End of week 5:

Six week diet weight loss progress picture week 5


End of week 6:

Six week diet progress picture 10lbs lost

That’s the final picture in this phase of the diet. The next phase is an aggressive diet over 4 weeks. Go take a look!


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda October 3, 2016 at 7:35 pm

I’ve begun eaten no one meal a day. My question is how did you handle the loss of regular bowel movements plus handle the gas?
Thanks for your help.


David October 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Hi Linda, I can’t say I’ve suffered from gas because of the diet but I know what you mean about the bowel movements.

That’s part of the reason that sometimes the scale doesn’t move from day to day. Just knowing that it happens is enough to help me cope.

Good luck with the diet! 🙂


lozandro October 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm

I’m 17yrs, 6 feet tall…. I started this 1mad diet 2 weeks ago and l lost 5 pounds. I don’t count calories when eating one big meal a day and It Always seem like I’ve over eaten.
Pls I wanna know if it will affect my weight loss?


David October 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Hi Lozandro,

It probably feels like you’re over eating because you haven’t eaten much throughout the day and then you eat a big meal in the evening.

The only way to know for certain is to keep eating the same way and see what happens.

You could also do a little research to get a reasonable estimate of how many calories you’re consuming to give you a rough idea of whether you’re over eating.

It sounds like you’re doing well so don’t change anything for now and see what happens.

Let me know if I can help with anything else.


lozandro October 15, 2016 at 8:49 pm

I weigh myself on my scale and get down when it reads (example 173lbs).
After 2 seconds i get on it again then it reads another weight(171.8).
It happens everyday and I usually record the second.
I don’t know which is right. Has it ever since happened to you?…. Pls what should I do?


David October 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm

I had the same problem so I used to weigh myself 3 times and take the average.

Honestly though, daily weight matters so much less than the trend over a period of time. Even with your crazy scale you should still be able to plot a trend. You could even average out your weekly weight and plot that trend over a period.

You could even stop using the scale and take measurements instead.

Don’t let scale weight get you down. It various so much from day to day owing to water and waste retention.

Just stick to the process. There’s no rush. Sustained weightloss requires us to play the long game.

Stick with it, you’ll be fine.

Hope that helps.


lozandro October 15, 2016 at 11:17 pm

Yeah…..thanks a lot.


Tristin Breaux November 6, 2016 at 1:21 am

Hey man, i just started this diet because i normally cant eat breakfast (just how ive always been, it makes me sick) and even during lunch i force myself to eat a decent meal. I work out with weights 4 times a weak and run a mile everyday. Im just wondering what i can eat during my 1 meal, like is there foods i shouldnt eat or can i just go all out during my meal


David November 17, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Tristin, sorry for the delay. Sounds like you have a good plan there. Doing weights is awesome for fat loss.

Obviously there are benefits to eating good quality minimally processed foods, but actually I think the biggest thing initially is to reduce the calories. To that end it matters more that you are able to stick to your calorie deficit by eating some of the food you enjoy.

Hope that helps.


Joe December 20, 2016 at 6:46 pm

Hi, thx for the article.
I was wondering…, will I gain back weight after? I’ve heard that if you lose a great amount of weight without eating much it will affect your metabolism. After, you’ll gain a great deal of weight back. I’m worried that might happen, so I’m asking, has that happened to you?


Tom Bradley February 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm


Firstly thanks for a great article, secondly you look great.

I’ve been doing this now for 2 week’s, my main meal = only 1300 a day, but still I don’t feel like I’m losing any weight, I’ve not weighed myself, I’m just going by the way I look, my abdomen still looks big, maybe I’m expecting to much to soon as I’m a 52 year old male, I’m just not noticing much in the way of visuals, I also exercise low impact, high intensity 3 times per week, should I be noticing a change or should I be weighing myself for a more accurate idea of my weight loss.

Yours Sincerely



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