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Matthieu Hertilus 09-02-2009 08:25 AM

Warrior Diet
I've been trying the warrior diet for about 2 weeks now for a variety of different reasons: 1) it's convenient since I am very busy with work and class throughout the day, 2) I'm someone who likes big meals, 3) I'm looking to drop some extra weight (currently under 170# [about 9-10% bf] at 5'6") as I don't like being too thick for my height (even though it's not really bad weight). I was hoping to get some feedback from those who have tried the diet or are just knowledgable about nutrtion in general.

Though the diet says that one should eat fruits and vegeatables throughout the day, I find that it gives me energy crashes and so I tend to do better just fasting throughout the day. Should I keep trying to give fruits and veggies a chance during the day since they are so essential to one's diet?

Also, I am someone who values athletic performance as I am currently shifting my focus toward track and field. Is the one meal a day enough to support performance for a prolonged period of time or should I anticipate switching things up? I haven't noticed a decline in my performance although the drop in weight as blunted since I started.

Thank you in advance for comments and advice on the subject. I am always looking to learn

Derek Weaver 09-02-2009 10:25 AM

If you're getting energy crashes with fruits and veggies throughout the day... then don't do it.

Try a more 'traditional' approach, like maybe Leangains and be sure to eat enough. I remember another thread where it looked like you were taking in ~1200 cals or something if I remember. That won't do the trick.

Mike ODonnell 09-02-2009 03:39 PM

Energy crashes sounds like blood sugar lows.....so maybe you need to switch up your snacking to more protein/fat based for steady energy like nuts......

If it ain't working....change something up and see what happens....it's the only way to really learn what does work.

Matthieu Hertilus 09-03-2009 08:42 AM

Thank you for the input. I have been noticing that the Warrior Diet hasn't been sitting well with me the next morning (thats about as clean as I can put it). So perhaps it is just not right for me or is only good for a certain amount of time.

I am going to start a more regular meal plan with 2-4 meals a day with BCAA supplementation in between.
Thoughts on that?

Derek Weaver 09-03-2009 09:41 AM

I think you're overthinking. Figure out how much you need to maintain/improve performance and body comp. If you're 9-10% BF, then there's not much improvement to be made body comp. wise.

After that. Eat that much. 3 meals/day... fine. 6 meals/day... fine if you like eating like a bird all day. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Mike ODonnell 09-04-2009 07:20 AM

Best part about finding ways that don't work....is you are one step closer to finding what does....mix it up, finds what works for your lifestyle and energy.

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