The warrior diet is a type of intermittent fasting protocol that involves extended periods of fasting and short periods of feasting. The feasting portion of the warrior diet is quite literal — dieters are encouraged to eat 85 to 90 percent of their calories during this window, which can be up to 1, calories in one sitting for someone on a typical 2, calorie plan or up to 2, calories in one sitting for an active person who needs 3, calories per day. Experts worry this diet may lead to nutrient deficiencies and warn that it is inappropriate for many groups like athletes or pregnant women. Fasting is nothing new, and the practice of fasting has a diverse, complex history.
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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler. Aims to present a synthesis of modern scientific research and ancient secrets for reducing body fat, gaining energy, getting stronger and looking younger.
This book seeks to prove that humans are at their energetic, physical, mental and passionate best when they 'undereat' during the day and 'overeat' at night. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Warrior Diet , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Warrior Diet. Sep 20, Seb T. Full of pseudoscience and emotional writing. He makes it very appealing to a younger male audience by selling it as the way the spartans, and other warrior cultures ate, which is pure bs. Do you really think spartans, roman legionaires and the like were concerned about meal timing and ate the highest quality food they could obtain at times that fit in with their special fasting schedule?
Like any army, they ate what was available, cheap, produced and distributed en mass amongst the troops. Which Full of pseudoscience and emotional writing.
Which yes, probably included a lot of rice and wheat unfortunately. I don't think they turned down lunch because 'oh dear, I can't break my fast until my 4 hour window starts, so maybe I'll just wait for a few hours.
Maybe ask me again after our 3 hour forced march? It's as ridiculous as writing a book about how Genghis Khan and the horde lived on yoghurt and beef jerky which caused them to conquor the world from horseback. I can just see the Mongol Probiotic Conqueror Yoghurt being marketed now..
Don't get me wrong, there are benefits to fasting for sure. But not in the way Ori presents it. Anybody I know that's athletic and active has failed miserably on Ori's diet I worked at an MMA gym for 3 years in the past. The athletes I knew lost energy and gassed quickly when they trained or competed. Try it for yourself and see. Ori's taken a beneficial practice fasting put his own twist on it, wraps it up in pseudo warrior-spartan-hua marketing myth, and then of course sells his own line of special warrior supplements.
This type of blatant BS really gets to me. If you're interested in fasting that works, without having to swallow a load of marketing - look into Brad Pilon's Eat-stop-eat, or Leangains which you can pretty much find for free online. Daniel Castro Great review. Actually I think there was some good tidbits of information in the book for me not to give one star to it, but Ori's seems really dising Great review. Actually I think there was some good tidbits of information in the book for me not to give one star to it, but Ori's seems really disingenuous.
Nov 15, Filip rated it liked it. Warrior Diet is not just another gimmick, it's a concept that has been part of common sense of old civilizations like Sparta or Roman Empire, and modified to suit the modern man. Basically, The Warrior Diet is about undereating during the day with live food to reach a fight-or-flight state alertness, more energy, "hunger for life" and detoxify the body.
This puts the body into a highly metabolized state, setting the stage for assimilating the nutrients at a much greater rate. When the day is done, you have a huge feast, combining as much textures, flavors and colors possible to reach satisfaction and satiety and eliminate any cravings.
It's the way that hunters and warriors lived throughout the ages. The moment the food was made a convenience, people of developed countries started to get soft, tired and at an all-time impotency high and fertility low yes, there is a section on that kind of fitness performance too , just like captive animals. It's the opposite of the good old 6 small meals per day plan, and it is argued that many meals during the day give you bloating and don't give a chance for your body to cleanse and rest from all of the digestion, not to mention the inconvenience.
Some people may think it's a bit of a detour, but I loved the history part and ended up copying a fair chunk of it in my notes. I'm fascinated about depictions of everyday life, customs and beliefs that took part back then. Besides, this being non-fiction, you can always skip the sections that you don't like, right?
Of course, what would a book about warriors and diet be without a workout section? Ori is not a fan of bodybuilding rightfully so , preferring functional strength instead. He tries to decipher how the lean and light soldiers of the ancient managed to lug so much weight over ridiculous distances every day. Not only that, but they were always ready to fight and bring it on for hours on the battlefield. There is an emphasis on explosive, high-resistance workouts.
I would love to see an updated version, as this book was released a decade ago. Jun 22, Meaghan rated it did not like it. There's some good information if you can wade through the bad tips. I'd call this the bro diet. He lost me when he suggested using a proprietary protein powder blend with cow colostrum. I'm also not keen on his likening eating pizza to a "fresh kill.
Oh and there was the suggestion to take estrogen blockers. I'd recommend reading the Complete Guide to Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung instead of this book. Jul 15, Niclas rated it liked it. The author has some quite interesting ideas on how far modern man has 'strayed' from the way he used to eat, fight and live.
I would have enjoyed the book more if he had stuck to facts instead of hyperbole and didn't constantly try to up-sell his own protein powders and vitamin supplements. Jan 20, Sebastian rated it did not like it Shelves: non-fiction , nutrition.
Aug 19, Abdullah Alasmari rated it it was amazing. It is among the few modern books that touch the subject of fasting and its benefits. Bit of a touchy subject and people who practice it face skepticism and criticism. The book challenge the norm of the traditional 3 meals a day approach and slowly lure the reader into realizing how much freedom and health benefits can be associated with this fasting approach.
I would however say that Ori Hofmekler approach is more lenient as he suggests that eating small healthy snacks wouldn't harm during the f It is among the few modern books that touch the subject of fasting and its benefits.
I would however say that Ori Hofmekler approach is more lenient as he suggests that eating small healthy snacks wouldn't harm during the fasting period. I've been researching the topic for quite sometime and discovered that the best result comes from complete caloric restriction during the day water and zero calories beverages like coffee and tea are allowed , there is no limitation when this is practiced, not mentally nor physically because the body turns to the reserves to feed itself body fat , furthermore, as long as the individual is drinking enough water, there are no restrictions and the body is adequately supplied.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone brave enough to undergo this ancient eating method. Feb 20, Victoria rated it liked it. You'd probably benefit more by reading a book geared exclusively towards fasting, but it's a worthwhile read nonetheless. I find the principle of one-meal-a-day, in practice, to be very healing on both a physical and spiritual level. Highly recommend the practice of fasting! I really like Mr.
Hofmekler's theories on dividing up the stress you put on one's parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. One does this by dividing a single day up into an under-eating fasting phase and over-eating phase.
Each phase has its rules and guidelines and after following them for about a month now I can say this diet really suits me well. No more afternoon slumps. And I can still eat as much healthy food as I want.
The Warrior Diet: Review and Beginner's Guide
The concept is nothing new, but its popularity has swelled in recent years and now every man and his spotter is seemingly singing its praises, whether for performance or for more aesthetic benefits. Here's where The Warrior Diet fits in. Created by author Ori Hofmekler, this diet is supposedly based on the habits of ancient Roman and Spartan warriors , who would eat very little during their active days, then reward themselves with an epic night-time blowout. This approach to intermittent fasting might better be referred to as the diet.
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The Warrior Diet Might Help You Lose Weight — but There Are Some Risks to Know
When it comes to intermittent fasting, the best protocol is one you can confidently stick to. For some people, that means starting small. For others, that means diving right into a more rigorous regimen. The warrior diet is a type of intermittent fasting schedule.