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  • Is the Warrior Diet any good?



    I'm a little skeptical...


    I've been doing it for the past two days, as some of you know from my earlier posts. I don't follow it exactly as it is in the book; I just do the one-meal-a-day.


    My problem is not with fasting, but with eating. I eat during a 4 hour window, from 6 to 10. My stomach is in so much pain when I try to eat a whole day's worth of food, though! And I am still hungry. I've been having trouble falling asleep, too, from eating so late at night. When I wake up, my stomach feels like it's still full. Am I doing something wrong?


    Is this a good practice? Isn't it too much for the body to handle at once? Is this how our ancestors REALLY ate?

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    What are you eating?


    I eat one meal most days. I just eat 3 or 4 t-bone steaks (or similar). It&#39;s quite easy to wolf them down and then I&#39;m not hungry for 20 hours.


    If you don&#39;t get enough fat or eat too many carbs, you won&#39;t feel full and will end up eating too much.


    It&#39;s not about eating three meals at once, it&#39;s eating until you are satiated.


    It&#39;s very easy to eat this way and it ties in well with afternoon strength training.

    The "Seven Deadly Sins"

    Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
    Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
    Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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    • #3
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      This is what I ate yesterday (in order):


      Kale with olive oil and (soaked) sesame seeds

      Broccoli with soy sauce

      Whole Milk Grass-Fed(First time I had it!)

      Quinoa and mushrooms cooked in bone stew

      Huge Steak

      Dark Chocolate

      Coconut Oil


      An hour later I got hungry so I ate:


      Raw Kale

      Tuna with soysauce

      Another glass of milk

      Half a cup of blueberries


      I only counted the carbs, which totaled to ~75 grams.


      What do you suggest?

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      • #4
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        Well I find it quite easy to get enough food, but I am almost zero carb and I can easily eat over 2lb of meat when I am hungry.

        It is important to get enough fat and I cook in tallow/lard and eat all the fat on my steaks (trimmed grass-fed beef)

        I find that carbs just make me hungry. I just snack on jerky to fill me up then.

        The "Seven Deadly Sins"

        Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
        Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
        Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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        • #5
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          Man, I don&#39;t know how you eat so much.


          I&#39;ve been doing the "one meal" thing for a few days now- mostly due to my work schedule. I get home and have a reasonable size dinner and that&#39;s enough for me. Half a roaster chicken, a couple eggs, and maybe a bit of produce, and I&#39;m full.

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          • #6
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            Is it true that the body is better at absorbing nutrients if you eat just one meal a day? Or is it the opposite?


            It makes sense that eating tons of food at night promotes muscle building, because that is when muscles are repaired, isn&#39;t it?

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            • #7
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              I utterly agree with DianaRenata - on the days when I have IF&#39;d and just eaten once a day, I&#39;ve only been able to eat a little bit more than I would at my normal evening meal.


              I&#39;m surprised that you were actually hungry only an hour later though...


              I didn&#39;t think the idea was to eat a whole day&#39;s worth of food into a small window. My body would definitely complain if I tried to do that.

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              • #8
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                That was not my typical whole day&#39;s worth of food, though. I&#39;d say it was 2/3 of it. I had a fairly intense work out early that day, as well as a long walk, so maybe that&#39;s what triggered the extra hunger.

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                • #9
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                  im rarely hungry on my 1 meal a day program but im also about 95 % carnivore


                  yesterday i ate about 400g of steak and some blue cheese + some red wine, carbs still under 10gr. feel satiated with that through the next 20 hours and definately cant stuff myself so that stomach hurts. i think its quite impossible to do that on a mostly meat diet.

                  challenge yourself
                  i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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                  • #10
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                    I&#39;m also carnivore. I eat when hungry, to satisfaction but not to "stuffed". I go back and forth between eating once and twice a day. On the days that I eat once, I typically don&#39;t eat any more food than I would if I ate twice. Everything I&#39;ve read about intermittent fasting (not necessarily Warrior Diet) says not to make your break-fast meal any larger than usual.

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                    • #11
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                      i think i prefer eat stop eat and fast 5 to warrior diet, the monotony of knowing im not going to eat from 7 in the evening till 7 the next evening is too restrictive, and i get bored at work, watching everyone else eat, but with fast 5, you can eat a late lunch by 3, and very little piece of chicken and veg for dinner at 7, you will be too full at that point to eat anymore

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                      • #12
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                        @Raphael S - maybe it&#39;s psychological that you want to eat so much? This isn&#39;t a criticism, more a question. I know that when I first IFd, my brain kept on telling me I was hungry, when in actual fact my stomach said not.


                        Maybe your brain is telling you to get all the food in now, because you won&#39;t eat again until the same time the next day? Why not try cutting down on the amount you eat and see what happens then? For example, don&#39;t eat again an hour after you first eat?


                        Worth a try?

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                        • #13
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                          You may want to try Leangains dot com. That may be more your style. The only real difference is that it has an 8 hour feeding window. 20%cal 1st meal then workout then eat 2 or 3 meals for the last 80%.


                          Don&#39;t forget your carbs if you are still lifting heavy!

                          Don't be a paleotard...

                          http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...oxidation.html

                          http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...torage-qa.html

                          http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...rn-fat-qa.html

                          http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html

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                          • #14
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                            Two days....ok

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                            • #15
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                              More evidence to show that the hunter-gatherers ate mostly one big meal per day:


                              http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/20...frequency.html

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