Why The 2 Meal Day Could Change Your Life This Year
If you want a positive lifestyle change to last a long period of time, it needs to become a way of life. This is where most diets fail, they may facilitate weight loss in the short term but most of them are unsustainable. You will put on weight as soon as you go back to your usual eating pattern.
Since I discovered intermittent fasting almost 5 years ago, it has become the most important discovery in my health and fitness journey, not only is it a way of life for me, my soul purpose in life at the moment is to share this way of eating with as many people as possible.
I truly believe IF is the missing link in our overall health and well-being because it can become a way of life. It gives you the power to reconnect with your body, which is one of the most empowering things you can do.
I experimented with many different types of IF and developed The 2 Meal Day, the only method that truly focuses on connecting your mind and body.
The two most popular methods of IF at the moment are the 5:2 and the 16:8.
The 5:2 involves eating “normally” for five days of the week and on two days you only eat 500 or 600 calories. It has been incredibly popular and successful but for most people, the two calorie counting days are incredibly restrictive and challenging. People usually follow the 5:2 until they lose weight and then go back to eating normally after. On top of that, it isn’t technically fasting (depending on how you eat those 600 calories).
The 16:8 protocol involves breaking your day up into a 16 hour fast with an 8 hour “eating window”. It can be followed every day since there is no calorie restriction. This is method is how I initially started my intermittent fasting journey.
The issue with both of these methods is the focus is on the wrong thing. By focusing on calories or time periods you never learn to listen to your body and understand what it needs and when it needs it.
Why The 2 Meal Day is different…
By skipping one meal, you are getting a 16 hour fast, but the focus is on eating when you feel hungry, not because the clock tells you to.
This slight change in focus makes a MASSIVE difference. It becomes a way of life rather than something you do in the short term to get you to your weight loss goals.
I follow The 2 Meal Day every day because of how it makes me feel, I am full of energy I never feel hungry, and I stay lean effortlessly. I regularly eat out with friends, and I love food – there are no feelings of restriction or deprivation, or I wouldn’t do it.
The 2 Meal Day is becoming a way of life for so many people because of its simple, effective and sustainable. It teaches your body to transition from burning sugars and carbohydrates to body fat for energy – this is one of the most empowering things you can do for your long-term health and wellness.
Not only will you lose weight, you will be FULL of energy all day long, no longer reaching for caffeine or nicotine or sugar to get you through the day.
Most surprisingly you will feel less hungry. T2MD teaches you to tune into your body. You will start to understand what “Real” hunger feels like, something that occurs every 16-24 hours not every four hours.
Being in a fasted state promotes incredible changes in the body. Taking us back to the way human beings ate for thousands of years when food wasn’t constantly available.
We have become dependent on sugar for energy. The mid-morning and afternoon slumps in energy levels have become the social norm, but I can assure you this is completely unnatural.
In the West, we have this phobia of having an empty stomach, but amazing things happen in the body when it is.
All you are doing is pushing your first meal later in the day and then enjoying two filling meals in the afternoon. Once you start to decrease how often you eat you will feel less hungry, and this is incredibly empowering.
T2MD has nothing to do with starvation. It’s about giving your body what it needs when it needs it. Just by pushing your first meal a bit later into the day you can optimise virtually every system in the body.
What people are saying about the The 2 Meal Day
Abigail Bower – I have completed both 1 and 2 phases now and have found a massive change not just in weight. But in my shape, strength and the little things like skin complexion and healthy nails!!
Hussein Faridany – Since I started T2MD my energy levels are constant, I’ve lost weight, and my all round mood is much better. I couldn’t recommend it more.
Sam Gibbons – I’ve been following T2MD for over 2 months now and I have to say it’s the best thing I’ve done regarding diets and exercise!
Claire Langley – It’s so easy and empowering to not worry about counting calories and feeling deprived. I’m so happy and am spreading the word to all who know me!!
Elaine Pietshe – The easiest thing I’ve ever done to lose weight and feel great. Thank you, Max Lowery for opening our eyes and sharing your knowledge with us
Anthony George – I lost 3kg in 30 days following the plan! Best of all it was effortless, this has now become a way of life.
David Jacobs – I’ve lost 13kg over a year of T2MD. I feel healthier, less hungry and it doesn’t even feel like a chore. Would recommend to anyone.
Henry Pelly – Since starting The 2 Meal Day I have more energy than ever – it has completely changed my relationship with food. The support team have been very attentive answering every question I have. Highly recommend.
Bella Buchanan – The 2 Meal Day really increased my energy levels and encouraged me to get in tune with my body so I can give it what it needs in a much more effective manner.
Philip Mack – If you are considering this, do it, I have also read around this extensively and the developing research that is out there is indicating significant health benefits for this way of life.
How to Start
Breakfast or Dinner?
Choose whether you are going to skip breakfast or dinner and stick to that decision. It’s crucial that your body gets used to one particular eating pattern. Studies suggest that skipping breakfast is the most effective method, but everyone is different. Your choice should reflect your lifestyle.
Eat at normal times
Although you’re skipping a meal, you shouldn’t change the time you eat your other two meals in the day. For instance, if you are planning on skipping breakfast but normally eat lunch at 1pm and dinner at 8pm, stick to those times.
Fast Every Other Day
To begin with, follow the 2MD four days per week, you can have one optional snack in between those two meals. Three days per week you will eat three meals and no snacks. As the month progresses you can build up to fasting every day.
Consume nothing but water, black tea or black coffee during your fast. Be strategic with caffeine, hold off on your morning coffee until you really can’t wait anymore. Caffeine can blunt your appetite.
If you are ready to give The 2 Meal Day a go – why not sign up for a FREE 7-Day Taster of the plan?