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    Orbster is offline Senior Member
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    Hello all,

    I have recently purchased the Warrior Diet book after reading about it briefly in Purposeful Primitive last year sometime.

    I started it a few days ago and it fits in really well with my busy lifestyle as a courier driver.

    During the day I have bananas and apples and a leafy green salad made with tomatoes, a few chopped olives and a little chopped ham drizzled with a little olive oil and plenty of water with the odd cup of coffee thrown in too. I also have a small handful of cashews and a multivit.

    My overeating phase begins in the evenings usually beginning with another green leafy salad but minus the olives and ham. Then I'll have some grilled chicken or other grilled lean meat served with some stir fried veg and lastly I may have a selection of cheeses if still hungry.

    Would any experienced WD'ers make any changes to this at all or have I got things reasonably spot on?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Anyone?...

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    I wouldnt describe myself as experienced but hey...im having a go.

    Ive been on the WD for 2 weeks now and have seen a loss of about half a stone. I am also newly using a kettlebell but am taking it steady as i had an operation on my spine 2 months ago.

    I have read the book too and think i have a simple grasp on the theory (although i think it designed to be flexible).

    My day consists of waking and having 2 glasses of water (sometimes a green tea)
    I try not to snack at all during the day if i can help it but if i feel the slightest hunger pang i opt for a handfull of soya nuts or mixed seed or a single point of fruit (apple of tangerine).
    I sometimes have a fruit/veggy juice (made from a juicer rather than out of a bottle).

    For evening meals i try to eat maximum food (ensuring my calories dont go over 2000 as im trying to lose weight) although i am not rigid on this.
    Example of what i had last night was a bowl of clear soup, a green leafy salad with 2 boiled eggs and a grilled chicken fillet with a brushing of reggae reggae sauce on top.

    I sometimes have a biscuit with a cup of tea later in the evening but dont always.

    I drink lots of water all day too. Sounds like you have it sorted out but it just takes a bit of fine tuning for everyone.

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    Are you on the diet strictly to lose weight? I've been on it for 2 weeks now, and have dropped 3-4 lbs. Seems the weight fluctuates depending on whether I have a high carb or high fat meal. Author says you should rotate these, and also have different amounts of protein daily, which I find difficult to do.

    Still struggling a bit with the undereating phase. Supposedly by week 3 the hunger pangs go away and energy shoots up. Right now, I still get sleepy at the same times like I did on previous eating plans. My evening meal is always a green salad, vegetables with chicken or turkey, and either nuts or brown rice depending on the day. Some days I will also add some cottage cheese to increase my protein intake.

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    Orbster is offline Senior Member
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    I'm on the diet to see if I can lose that last little bit of stubborn fat around my midriff. I train mainly for strength usually but due to a couple of niggling injuries I've had to ease off a little so I thought now would be and ideal time to try a radical new eating plan.

    I don't struggle at all with under eating despite being a big guy at 6'4" and 104kg but I certainly do make up for it in the evenings.

    I'll keep this updated to keep a record of my progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbster View Post
    Would any experienced WD'ers make any changes to this at all or have I got things reasonably spot on?

    Thanks in advance.
    You are eating too much food in the undereating phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock View Post
    You are eating too much food in the undereating phase.
    I wouldn't say he's eating too much in the undereating phase, since we don't know the amounts of the items he listed he is eating.

    I would drop the bananas and ham from your undereating phase. I would personally substitute the banana with a grapefruit or orange. The ham defeats the purpose of eating specific foods during the undereating phase to alkalize your body. I'll usually have a banana about 30-60 minutes before a workout, but not earlier in the day. I usually workout just prior to my overeating phase.

    Also, if you're going to have any kind of nut towards the end of the undereating phase, it should be almonds. I'm not sure if you like almonds or not, but they're definately recommended as the nut of choice in the book.

    Coffee is fine in moderation.

    I'm not on the warrior diet for fat loss, since I'm already a lean guy. Because of this I make sure that I take in small amounts of light protein throughout the day. ie. 1/2 scoop vanilla whey mixed in water, 2 omega-3 eggs, 8 oz. yogurt are usually staples in my undereating phase.

    My basic plan that I follow is:
    Wake up
    Hot cup of green tea
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    A grapefruit and shortly after 1/2 scoop vanilla whey mixed in water
    8 oz. carrot, beet, and ginger juice (freshly juiced) and shortly after two omega-3 eggs
    8 oz. plain organic yogurt mixed with berries and usually a little bit of mango for extra flavor

    30-60 minutes before workout eat a banana
    Prior to workout a hot cup of green tea
    Workout
    PW shake consisting of rice milk, scoop of vanilla whey, strawberries, banana and flax oil

    Overeating phase:
    Leafy green salad with cucumber, onions, tomatoes, olive oil, and a little bit of cheese
    A huge bowl of broccoli, cauliflower, and whatever other vegetables I feel like making
    16 oz of meat
    High carb days I'll eat a big bowl of brown rice, if still hungry I'll have some oatmeal w/fruit
    High fat days I'll snack on almonds, walnuts and pecans

    Since I'm not trying to lose weight at the moment, I'll snack on some celery with natural peanut butter about an hour before I go to bed. Then right before bed I'll drink a hot cup of chamomile tea.

    Not sure if this helps or not, since we both have different goals at the moment. I love the warrior diet, but honestly come September I'm going to drop off the diet for a little while and try to put on some more muscle mass. I'll probably follow a more conventional eating plan for muscle gain, but I'll still try to stick with the ideas that Ori wrote in the "Anti-Estrogenic Diet" book. After I make the gains that I hope to, I'll come right back to the WD for maintenance and also to probably drop a couple pounds of fat that I'll gain.
    Luke-ISSA CFT & IKFF CKT

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    Quote Originally Posted by fttfbass View Post
    I wouldn't say he's eating too much in the undereating phase, since we don't know the amounts of the items he listed he is eating.
    True, I suppose I worded that wrong. However, he's not following the plan laid out for the undereating phase. If it's working, great, but it's not the WD.

    Olives, ham, olive oil... "apples and bananas"(plural) sounds fruit heavy. How about some celery? Then, in addition to the protein(not lean) and fats I've already listed, he's taking in nuts too.

    I think the problem is that he's got a planned menu for his UE phase. He's going to eat that stuff no matter what. What I got from the book is that you should just go with the flow - have some berries and veggies around and if you get too hungry, munch on them. If you are dying for protein, eat some.

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    now im concerned....was my typical day ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock View Post
    True, I suppose I worded that wrong. However, he's not following the plan laid out for the undereating phase. If it's working, great, but it's not the WD.

    Olives, ham, olive oil... "apples and bananas"(plural) sounds fruit heavy. How about some celery? Then, in addition to the protein(not lean) and fats I've already listed, he's taking in nuts too.

    I think the problem is that he's got a planned menu for his UE phase. He's going to eat that stuff no matter what. What I got from the book is that you should just go with the flow - have some berries and veggies around and if you get too hungry, munch on them. If you are dying for protein, eat some.
    I'm definately guilty of having a planned menu on the UE phase, too. But then again if I miss any or all of my UE meals, I don't really give a crap. Somedays I'll eat everything that I wrote in my previous post, somedays I won't eat a thing during the day. It depends how I feel, and what my body tells me it needs.

    I definately agree with D Rock. "Apples and bananas" (plural) does sounds very fruit heavy. The protein that is being taken in during the UE phase (ham) is not light and easily digestible. Nuts are occasionally fine towards the end of the UE phase, but you should get the rest of the UE phase in check before adding nuts. And if you do have nuts towards the end of the UE phase, make sure that they're almonds and not cashews.
    Luke-ISSA CFT & IKFF CKT

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