The Warrior Diet says that if you aren’t actively living, you are passively dying. The first sign that you are passively dying is if you are getting fatter and sicker. The warrior diet seeks to reverse this all to common predicament in modern man.
The Warrior Diet is based on survival science and historical evidence. It proposes a radical yet proven effective solution to modern man’s ailments and deteriorated physical condition.
Human evolution is based on millions of years of having to scratch out a living in a never ending battle with nature. In other words, our bodies weren’t meant to sit in an office in front of a computer all day and then come home and sit in front of a television all night all the while stuffing our faces with limitless indiscriminate calories.
The premise of the Warrior Diet is that you eat one main meal at night, avoid chemicals, combine foods adequately and challenge your body physically. You will learn how to nourish the body in sync with its innate circadian clock by separating between day foods and night foods. This effectively removes toxins, increases conversion of fat for energy, increases utilization of nutrients and improves resilience to stress. The result is a leaner, stronger and healthier body.
The founding principle of the Warrior Diet is to eat one meal at night. This is based on evidence that humans are primarily nocturnal eaters. You are allowed light grazing in the morning and afternoon.
The warrior diet relies on research that shows that the human genome is programmed for a late Paleolithic world. Hunter/gatherers were better adapted to pre-agricultural food such as chemical-free fruit, vegetables, roots, sprouted legumes, nuts, seeds, fertile eggs, wild catch sea food, and dairy from grass fed animals.
The reason we look at what was happening in the Paleolithic world is that it ended 10,000 years ago with the birth of agriculture. 10,000 years simply isn’t enough time to evolutionarily adapt to the changes agriculture brought to the world.
Further, today’s world isn’t even an agricultural one. In fact, agriculture was the first wave of change. Industrial development was the second wave. We’re now in the third wave which involves us sitting around thinking for a living instead of working with our bodies. Is it any wonder that evolution, which works over dozens of generations, has failed to keep up?
What the Warrior Diet does is try to reintroduce the eating pattern of prehistoric man into the post modern world. For instance, it suggests that you should limit your daytime (before 6 p.m.) calories to under 300 and then eat one or two big meals totaling 1500-2000 calories after dark.
The Warrior Diet also prescribes exercise and nutrition programs that provide short, intense strength and aerobic exercises, along with pre-workout and post-workout meals. This approach intends to reduce fat while maintaining or improving muscle tone.
You will have a slightly hungry edge during the day, but you will go to sleep satisfied when you participate in the Warrior Diet.