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    TezOak is offline Member
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    Default Warrior Diet help needed

    Hi all,

    I am new to KB and the WD (Infact i havent even started the diet yet) and wondered if anyone can help me?

    Like I say, I am new to KB and am working the program minimum. I am loving this simple yet extremely challenging exercise and think I will be doing this for a long time.
    This is good for me as i am overweight and hate the way my body now looks.

    I am aware that exercise alone is not going to help achieve my goals hence the reason for the WD.

    My main questions are;

    1) What times are best for eating. I hope its between 6-9 pm? I can at least eat one meal with my family.

    2) It says to the undereat for 16-18 hrs but is it just me or do those sums not add up? By this i mean that if i eat at 8pm the undereat/fast for 18 hrs that takes me to 1pm??? does that mean i then have to have my overeating period then? Maybe im reading this all wrong but either way it confuses me>

    Can anyone help my simple mind?

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    dpluslane1 is offline Senior Member
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    First off, welcome to KB's and WD: two of the most enjoyable and effective ways to stay healthy and feel good.

    My advice is don't overanalyze the Warrior Diet. It's a template. It allows a good bit of freedom. It's subjective and up for debate but in my opinion (how I have been using it) I eat the big meal at the end of my day, whenever that may be. I run a kettlebell gym and sometimes I am not done until 8PM. Sometimes I get done early and have my overeating phase at 3 or 4PM. And on rare occasion, I have brunch with my friends and eat my "overeating" meal at noon then "undereat" the rest of the day. From how I interpret WD there are 4 hours of the day that you have freedom to "overeat." Other than that, just eat your raw fruits/veges, nuts, plain yogurt, boiled egg, clear broth soup, and other approved "undereating foods." I dont really think it matters all that much exactly WHEN you eat - but it should be leisurely and enjoyable. And after the first serving, rest 20 minutes and if you are still hungry then eat again.

    What I think IS important in WD is how you structure that "overeating" meal. Follow the instructions. Start with raw vegetables. Move to cooked veges and proteins. Follow that with good carbs OR something sweet (sweetened with something natural such as agave, cane juice, maple syrup, etc - not refined sugar) OR more good fats (nuts or avocado.) A glass of wine (or two?) is allowed but it's suggested to not drink beer or liquor - especially if your goal is weight loss and not maintenance. Stop eating when much more thirsty than hungry. Where I see people complaining that the Warrior Diet "doesn't work" is when they get to the overeating phase and eat a whole pizza, a burger, a piece of cake, and a pitcher of beer (I have seen it... more than once) and then wonder why they arent getting leaner.

    Good luck!
    Delaine Ross, RKC Team Leader

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    koyote is offline Senior Member
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    I'm finding that the 7-8pm meal is about right for me right now. I'm not quite following the guidelines for daily meals, but I'd suggest you definitely look at snack times right after workouts or any lengthy movement- walking or cycling, not just swinging 'bells.

    I'm very new here and not eating "right" yet- I'm still transitioning from "paleoAtkins" to WD, But I think Delaine has it right. eat slow at first with the dinner, too. It helps you eat less.

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    eltorrente is offline Senior Member
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    ~6 hours of over-eating, ~18 hours of undereating. Not that you have to over-eat for 6 hours straight - but it's a period of time to eat whatever your body needs during those 6 hours.

    Eat some carbs (oatmeal is recommended) before you workout, and have a recovery shake when your done. Cook your meal after you shower and chow-down. Eat some more when/if your still hungry in the next couple hours or so. Try to stop eating 2 hours before you go to bed, if possible, and if not - oh well.

    Just eat light during the day, and chow down at night - pretty simple, and effective.

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    D-Rock is offline Senior Member
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    The way Ori explains it in the book is all mixed up and way too complicated. Since then, he has cleared things up and said to eat within a 4 hour window.

    There are plenty of IF style diets out there and they tend to differ by their feeding windows, usually 2-8 hours.

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