As all of you know, I have been on the ketogenic for about seven to eight months now and I have gotten pretty good results and have lost a lot of weight because of the ketogenic diet but now I am gonna be trying a different kind of diet. The diet that I will be trying is called the warrior diet. The Warrior Diet exercise and nutrition program was created by Ori Hofmekler. It hinges on a somewhat controversial diet based on a daily cycle of “undereating” during the day and “overeating” at night. That is why it is called the warrior diet cause the historical warriors did not really eat that much during the day and they over ate at night when they were able to rest.
It is said that in the warrior diet, the primary focus is the nervous system, specifically the part called the autonomic nervous system or the ANS. The autonomic nervous system has three parts, the sympathetic nervous system or SNS, the parasympathetic nervous system or PSNS and the enteric nervous system or ENS.
The “undereating” phase of the warrior diet is supposed to alert and prepare your sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to potential stress which results in the generation of energy and burning of fat. While you are undereating, the body is forced to use your fat storage as a source of fuel and energy for maximum metabolic efficiency which promotes weight loss.
The “overeating” phase of the warrior diet recognizes the role of the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) in regulating digestion, elimination and other metabolic activities that can slow you down. When you eat during the day, the process of the body’s ability to remove toxins and waste from the body is stopped and blocked and since the detoxification important for health and to delay aging, the eating mainly occurs at night.
I think I am gonna like the warrior diet better because, with the ketogenic diet, you can not really eat fruits. I am the kind of person that can eat fruits all day and with the warrior diet, you can eat fruits during the day when you are in the undereating phase. You can also eat vegetables but I am not really into vegetables. The warrior diet has no restrictions on the amount of food that you eat during the night time or the overeating phase. You can eat all you want. However, it recommends that you eat your proteins first then following it with vegetables and carbs if you want. It is also recommended that you get necessary proteins from beans, tofu, seeds or other plant-based protein sources. You should also include some dairy. Choose organic dairy products such as plain unsweetened yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese and other types of cheeses such as ricotta, goat, Parmesan or feta.
I will also be doing intermittent fasting while I am doing the warrior diet. I hope I will get good results and lose a lot of fat with this diet. I will keep you guys updated. 🙂
Ronald Eugene Régnier
for over ten years I trained in ballet and other dance forms, also performing, and waited tables to pay the bills; exhausting long days! But I loved it!! My whole life was adapted to facilitate giving maximum focus and physical exertion to this pursuit. I ate very little in the day, fairly big meal at night. I went back to this in principal over a year ago, so that my energy in the daytime is at its highest, — cool to see this and learn new perspectives on such this lifestyle choice.
Hi Bob, I consider myself an expert on weightloss and diets. The warrior diet sounds good I cannot say I know much about that one except it appears from your info it is very similar in what foods you can eat as what is called the plant based diet. (not vegan). The one thing I noted in your post details is the Cheese. I have never observed any regular cheese eater over the years being able to lose weight. Also I would be very careful with the exercise as its not that long since your bypass op. I always advised people that xercise is not absolutely necessary to lose weight. If I was going to do the warrior diet I would get some of my protein from animals as in the plant based diet which is 10% animal protein. Also you never mentioned eggs, hope you plan to eat some eggs as they are the best food source available. as they are regarded by the experts as the most complete food available. Good Luck…..Norm
Hi Trevor. This article was not done by me, it was from my son, Jared. He is trying the Warrior Diet. Personally, I have no interest in it, because what I am already doing is working great for me!
Bob Martin If he is like the average young guy he would be consuming far too much soft drink and things like pizza. I have seen his pic in some posts and he looks ok just needs to cut down on soft drinks and junk food and not sit in front of the tv/pc playing computer games and he will lose any excess weight. No big deal, it seems to be a young persons way of life these days.
No, I guess you have not been following him. He drinks no soft drinks. Only eats a ketogenic diet and does a lot of intermittent fasting
He also does not watch TV. He plays a lot of sports.
He sounds like one son of mine. He has been overweight all his life played so much football and other sports he is still overweight and still in the Australian Army 24yrs +. Has been tested so many times over the years by the army who wanted to kick him out because of his weight. Ended up by the experts saying he had big bones and all the flesh on them was muscle and not fat. Nothing he tried helped him lose weight except low carb meals home delivered from some upmarket company.
Sounds exactly the same!