09-11-2011, 08:10 AM #931
09-11-2011, 08:22 AM #932
As for the burgers, why not switch to some fish, eggs or game meat. Cook them in lard or butter, or in a stew.
09-13-2011, 07:24 PM #933
09-20-2011, 08:04 PM #934
Hi there, I just had a quick question about the warrior diet and muscle loss. Is it going to kill my weight loss to take in protein powder during the day? I went from 270 to 225 in approximately 2 1/2 months. I eat till I am full at night which is approximately 12 oz of lean steak or other equivalent animal protein. I also currently take in 60g's of whey pwo. I have lost quite a bit of muscle and would like to retain what I have left. Would it be more beneficial to have a small protein shake 1 -2x per day (excluding my pwo shake) or taking a shake a few hours after my big meal but still within my overeating phase?
09-21-2011, 04:49 PM #935
Will this diet help me recomp? Should I eat at maintenance? I want to maintain the same body weight, but lose fat and gain muscle. How do I go about doing this?"Psai is the love child of Rick Ross, Ghandi and Oz" - Phoenix9369
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09-27-2011, 03:23 AM #936
09-27-2011, 11:53 AM #937
10-03-2011, 07:09 AM #938
Considering giving this diet a go. I had a friend do it who I think liked it quite a bit. However, will it make it difficult to continue gaining muscle (as I am on my current "eat all the time" diet )? Should I have a protein drink after my workout or will that affect the purpose of the diet? I read the book but I'm just curious if anyone has personal experience with these things.
10-03-2011, 09:36 AM #939
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10-04-2011, 11:23 PM #940
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I have been on this diet for 3 months now and aim to keep it up as long as I live. What I've noticed browsing through this forum is that there is little mention of Ori's other book on the WD, Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat. I didn't truly get the genius idea of the WD until I read this addendum which focuses on gaining control of the hormone systems that control metabolism, particularly Insulin, which is the primary trigger for entering an anabolic state.
What I've taken from these books, as well as other readings, is that the whole point of undereating is to prevent an insulin spike during our active hours--a time when we want to be in a catabolic state with energy ready. In this light, it is critical to avoid large doses of carbs or small doses of simple carbs during the fast. So many people on this forum depend on fruit during the day for available energy, and are unwittingly triggering their insulin system with the fruit sugars. Ori says we should be relying on our glycogen stores replete from last night's meal supplemented during the day with lean proteins and non-starch vegetables, and to reserve carbs for the end of the feast to ensure an insulin spike and a strong anabolic state (as well as a minimal dose post-WO). He does, however, okay berries, which are low on the GI, during the fast.
This is probably the hardest lifestyle diet that exists. It's only fitting that this thread with its 30+ pages resembles more of a support group than a source of info. And really I'm just posting this to communicate with other warriors, since I am the only one I know on this diet and take daily grief from every single person in my life because of it. So let me share a few hard learned tips that were breakthroughs for me. Hopefully they will help someone else out there.
-Drink enough water during the day. I habitually drank mainly when I ate, and neglected to hydrate myself properly during the fast. If you have low-energy during the day, perhaps you are dehydrated as I was. Gulp down as much water as you can when you wake up, even if you don't want to. It's medicine. Just swallow it. Repeat whenever you feel hungry and will not snack.
-At first, when I entered my eating phase, I would wolf down everything I could real fast cause I was so hungry. Then sleep would come promptly. As a result, I had trouble fitting all those calories in my shrunken stomach. It takes discipline, but I've found it easier to eat the 1500+ calories of healthy food (which is a giant volume) by eating a few small meals in relatively rapid succession during the feast. I try slowly transitioning into eating by starting, as Ori says, with a salad, letting it sit at least 30 mins, then a protein meal small enough to be followed up with a large protein meal 1-2 hours later, now with some carbs, and a final, smaller, carb heavy meal at the tail end of the feast. I like occasional sweets, and this is the time to eat them!
-When the diet fails (but really I mean if you fail), it happens slowly. When we crash off it, as happens occasionally, it is easy to get back on the horse. The risk we run is always neglect: a breaking down of proper WD habits over time and under the guise of various excuses such as personalization of the diet, gustatory reward for something or other, the negative influence of another person. This diet tends to fall apart slowly, and when it does, it is very discouraging. Staying on the WD means being aware of the more subtle ways that failure can creep in and stopping them at the source. Sugar, particularly, is a drug probably no less potent than cocaine. The same rules that apply to a recovering drug addict also apply to a warrior. Train yourself to be vigilant. Find a blockade to put between hand and mouth. I plan on tattooing my right hand with a symbol of life, something to shame my eyes should a handful of potato chips ever approach my mouth while I am out fighting in the world.
Good, all off my chest. I will eat and sleep well once my shift is done.
10-08-2011, 09:25 PM #941
10-24-2011, 08:21 AM #942
Post #514 from fatdaddy67
"I've been using a version of the Warrior Diet for almost 2 years now...
My modified WD includes sipping whey protein all day. I also take in fish oil, and some BCAAs. All told, I take in about 100-110 grams of protein prior to my big meal. I know this isn't exactly text book, but it works for me.
In the last 8 months I am losing fat, not as fast as on a strict WD, but I am NOT losing muscle. Simply by adding in protein during the undereating window, my muscle losses disappeared."
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10-26-2011, 02:11 PM #943
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I started doing the WD about 8 months ago, and began to quickly loose weight. I dropped from 220 to about 205 in a matter of weeks, and ate a massive amount of food. I now am back to being a fat slob because of not fighting the instinct of denying certain foods, and eating whenever and whatever I wanted. This is indeed a lift style, and a way of living. When I was on the WD, energy, BP, HRT rate and everything was picture perfect. I am now making my way back to the WD, to hopefully never leave again. Some time ago I was discouraged in doing the diet again because I posted on this forum, and received no feed back regarding the issues that I had. So i encourage all...stick to this!
I would like your feed back on my meals.
protein shake with fruit: approx. one cup of mixed berrys, and mangos
1 cup of peanuts and banana
2 cups of whole grain cheeze its.
Usually consist of chicken or fish, sometimes goat, or pork
rice, vegs and other stuff. and desert. One day out of the week i eat pizza or so
11-01-2011, 07:35 PM #944
11-01-2011, 08:20 PM #945
6:00 AM Swim
8:00 AM Post Workout
Yogurt and Banana
10:00 AM Main Workout
11:00 AM Post Workout
Cottage Cheese and Mixed Berries
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Epic Meal Time
Red Wine or Beer
11-09-2011, 11:03 PM #946
Could someone please help me with this q., I had made a thread on it, but no one is answering:
I have been a warrior dieter for the last 14 years.
I want to go on a cut. Ori recommends High Fat days, but this hasn't been working for me lately - besides I don't enjoy those foods anymore - I don't like much meat.
What would happen if I went on a vegetable-protein-oatmeal diet? (as a warrior)
My main meal would then be loads of vegetables with some lean protein (chicken or fish) and 2-3 bowls of oatmeal with milk.
These are my favourite foods, esp. oatmeal with some milk. I would be at a calorie deficit, but do you think I would go hungry due to the high carb content (1 cup of oatmeal=20g; 250ml milk 12,5; I may have 500ml milk).
My main fear is to wake up hungry in the middle of the night.
11-15-2011, 09:43 AM #947
4 weeks into this diet and never felt more free after breaking through that plateau from thar 6 meals myth first week was hell but thats the point you have to be a true warrior and nothing better than knowing at the end of the day of all the hard wirk your feast is much more rewarding )I dont believe in quit, true strength pushes on.
11-15-2011, 06:23 PM #948
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11-16-2011, 10:42 AM #949
11-26-2011, 01:08 PM #950
1.5 weeks in my Warrior Diet. I do understand now why they call it the Warrior Diet, my first few days of this diet I experienced low energy, and some dizzyness(like I was drunk)
When I wake up I drink some hot water, or hot chocolate (tis the season)
I eat nothing on my fast. I chew gum.
Now for the good. I lost 7lbs my first few days. I was very happy with that weight loss and hope this diet will allow me to lose more weight.
I cut out potatoes, bread and rice out of my diet.
During my feast I try to eat more fruits and veggies. I eat more fish now then I did before. I eat cereal/2%milk as a filler after my meals. A protein shake after lifting weights. I'm starting to count calories.
I'm concerned about losing strength....My goal is to have a 6pack and to get my weight down to 165-170 (185now)
Is there anything I can do to make this diet more effective?"before you achieve you must believe"
"anything is possible"
"Don't be afraid of your dreams"
12-02-2011, 07:09 PM #951
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I just have to share the most awesome thing ever. I wasn't really excited to get stuck with a two week work trip between Thanksgiving and Christmas - it's hard enough getting out workouts and eating well during this time...however...everyone told me I would be ok in Argentina...and so far they've been right.
Took a few days to get into the swing of things here, but today I really nailed it:
9:30am Venti Americano from Starbucks
12:00pm Large two-bag mate tea in the office
3:00pm chicken sandwich from a small local shop
6:00pm lift hard - back and biceps
9:00pm polish off a 1100g (yes, that's nearly 39 ounces - or 2.5 pounds) steak which was the most amazing thing I've ever tasted
I think this place is a warrior diet DREAM!
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01-08-2012, 09:28 PM #955
01-10-2012, 10:18 AM #956
I own the book, but Ori doesn't make clear statements on these issues:
He says "if your goal is to lose fat, you'll more likely benefit from high fat days"
When you're cutting, do you eat a low-carb diet or do you eat the usual amount of carbs, watching the amounts and not eating till you burst, but till you're satisfied (reasonable amounts) ?
Is it really bad to totally cut carbs out (except for veggies) as long as you are cutting (this is what Ori says) ? I am asking because of possibly reduced thyroid hormone conversion (but ketoers for instance do this when on SKD). I am experiencing a stall on high fat, low-carb right now.
If you are switching between high and low carb days (as Ori recommends), do you get headaches and what do you do about that ?
01-13-2012, 12:32 PM #957
I have been on WD for over 4 years now, have gone off it (manual labour, travel) for periods up to 3 months, then right back to one meal no problem.
Now combine with keto (ckd).
Just skimmed the book again, lead me to browse this thread.
For all the what to eat/drink during the day questions, my approach is lots of water and black coffee, zero food.
I don't follow the meal structure in the book anymore, too complicated. But I will say that I will never go backto training after eating. Even when traveling and eating during the day (like to sample all the food in a place) I find a gym and lif before having food, if I am trying to lift that day.
When cutting, I track calories.
Good luck everyone, no more scavenging,
01-22-2012, 09:16 PM #958
Not sure if they have been posted yet, but here are a few links from Chad Waterbury's blog concerning Warrior Diet and his own variation of it. I think his variation, especially his muscle building protocol, is very interesting.
His Warrior Diet Article
Waterbury Diet for Fat Loss
Waterbury Diet for Muscle Growth
02-13-2012, 04:00 AM #959
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Just a short post, because of lack of time. I've gathered some experience with Intermittent Fasting and the WD myself, and I am pretty sure, that I will live by this regimen probably for the rest of my life. I own most of Ori's books, expect for the Warrior Diet (have read the book, too - friend of mine owns it). The last installment I read was "Unlock your muscle genes" where Ori has outlined some brief outlines of his research. Anyway, Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat, The Anti-Estrogenic Diet, Unlock your muscle genes and The Warrior Diet are best reads, if you ask me.
Problem here is that most folks haven't read the original books, only relying on some substrates and articles, which just take the nutrition part out of the context - without the exercise approaches and the message behind this style of living. For my opinion a big disaster. Every time I hear people talkin' about the Warrior Diet on the bulletin boards and then ask, if anyone has even read the literature, I just get some question marks. Then I don't know if I should laugh of cry ^^ Pretty depressing.
02-17-2012, 05:34 AM #960
Pre workout shakes
Hello fellow WD-ers!
I just finished reading the book and realized I was already for 75% on this lifestyle (I pref. this over diet) for some time now.. Now I know what to do and what I need to change during the day.
I do however have a question regarding pre workout shakes. I use(d) Gaspari's Superpump Max for over a year now and have had great results with it. I recently bought N.O. pump from Francis Benfatto to see how this stuff works.
But does this stack with WD? If I understood it correctly, I am boosting all anabolic activities in my body to make sure I got enough power for my empty stomach workouts. Would these pre work shakes boost it through the roof or over the top?
And did any of you change your supplements during the day? eg BCAA, Omega's, Vit. etc.?
Please share your thoughts with me.