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 “under eating” during the day and “over eating” 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 overate 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. 🙂