My One Burrito a Day (OBAD) One Meal a Day (OMAD) Diet

My One Burrito A Day (OBAD) for my One Meal A Day (OMAD) dietFor a couple weeks now, I have been following the one meal a day—OMAD—diet. I am trying it out because after reading about and trying the keto diet, which is very prescriptive, I wanted something easy that amalgamates intermittent fasting, one very satisfying meal that fulfills all the calories I need for a day that actually satiates me, and no food to cheat with in my fridge, cupboard, or larder.  

If I do a good job of tracking my macros—50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein—the chicken burrito with everything on it that I can get from Burrito Bros on Columbia Pike, South Arlington, is perfect: flour tortilla, grilled chicken, yellow rice, black beans, pinto refried beans (the mixture of the two is called “black and tan“) , cheese, guacamole, sour cream, cucumber, lettuce, pico de gallo, and sweet corn with a squirt of chipotle and cilantro hot sauce. 

My macros on one daily chicken everything burrito

My macros on one daily chicken everything burrito

It’s almost perfect.

Burrito Bros is closed on Sunday which is why it’s my cheat day when I can eat brunch and dinner like a normal yuppie. 

I’ll report on how it is working for me. Today, on Presidents’ Day, I did another OBAD but in this case, it was a double gruyère and onion burger with fries—one burger a day, in this case—but two patties are too much.

On that note, Burrito Bros, which also owns L.A. Bar and Grill, where I got my 1/2 priced lunch burger, also offers double meat burritos but that’s too much food as well. I don’t want leftovers because they’re too tempting for me, so I just ate them—the double burger and the double steak burrito, both—but I regretted it and won’t do that again.

L.A. Bar & Grill burgers are deliciousA single-patty burger and a regular everything burrito are good for me. 

And burgers and fries are only for special occasions. I would really like to make sure my single meals aren’t a series of junk foods with a multivitamin chaser. I would like to cycle in big salads with chicken and those sorts of things, but I don’t want to become a slave of cooking for myself.

With food in the house I tend to be seduced into breaking the essential daily 23-hours-a-day fast, drinking only coffee, water, tea, and sometimes broth or bone broth and sometimes some dill picked juice.


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