4 Reasons Why I Love the Warrior Diet

Why I love the Warrior Diet

For the past two weeks I have been following a modified version of the Warrior Diet and I absolutely love it! If you haven’t checked out Michael Keck’s post on his version of the Warrior Diet, check it out here.  It will give you an overview of what the warrior diet is, why it works and a simple template to get started.

For the past two weeks I have been following a modified version of the Warrior Diet and I absolutely love it! If you haven’t checked out Michael Keck’s post on his version of the Warrior Diet, check it out here.  It will give you an overview of what the warrior diet is, why it works and a simple template to get started.

Here are my top 4 reasons why I love the warrior diet:

1) Fits my lifestyle

For the past few years I have been eating 5-6 meals a day.  Not only was this a huge pain in the ass, but more importantly it was very hard on my digestive system and it just didn’t feel right. I would literally bring food with me wherever I went. Most of the time I felt like I wasn’t even digesting the food I was eating. I was just eating because it’s been 2 ½ to 3 hours and I needed to eat to eat my metabolism up. After awhile this type of lifestyle just isn’t practical, nor was it yielding good results. So with a messed up digestive system, little to no results and constantly focusing on food,  I made a decision that I wanted to go in the exact opposite direction and try something completely different than what I have been doing.

The warrior diet is great because I do not have to worry about eating food when I am busy. I wake up have a cup of coffee or tea and then a protein smoothie around 12pm. I will then have another small feeding like a muscle building smoothie or tunafish around 3pm or my post workout meal (protein oatmeal). I start a 4-5 hour fest whenever dinner is served. It’s really that easy.

I highly recommend the warrior diet to any individual who is too busy or doesn’t have time to eat food during the day.

2) Go to bed satisfied

For the longest time I always loved eating late at night. When you follow the warrior diet, the bulk of your calories are consumed after 6pm. Unlike most diets that leave you feeling hungry late at night, the warrior diet lets you go to bed feeling satisfied.

3) Higher energy levels

Sounds crazy but my energy levels during the day have actually been elevated since I started the warrior diet. Opposed to popular belief, training in a fasted state works awesome for me.  My workouts since I have started the warrior diet have been awesome

4) Results

After 12 days I have already started to see my body fat drop. Check out this before and after picture below. While I still have a lot of work to do, I am 2 weeks in and I am loving a modified version of the warrior diet. I will be sure to keep posting y progress!

michael keck modified warrior diet

12 days Before and After

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  • I have bee on the Warrior diet for about 3 weeks now. At first i felt nervous about only eating one meal. I did not understand how my body would be able to maintain with only that one meal. Ithought i would get all weak and lose power.tHAT DID NOT HAPPEND .Ifeel better than i have felt in a long time.I am full energy i love how my body is starting to look.SO FAR I AM HAPPY WITH THE wARRIOR Diet

  • alen Timmy

    what kind of macro’s do you use?
    i want to gain muscle mass but not gain fat
    i guess i still need to go about 10% over my maintenace right?
    but what on non workout days?
    go on maintenance kcal or a defecit?and still on the same macro or less carbs and more fat?

  • Hey Alen,

    As far as macros I tried getting at least 1g to 1.25g of protein per lb of bodyweight on both training and non training days.

    On off days I got <.75 of carbs per lb of body weight, on training days I shot for around 1.5g per lb of body weight. As far as fat goes I try to get .75g of fat per lb of body weight on off days and tried keeping it less than <.5g per lb of body weight on my training days. Let me know if this helps.

  • Ele

    I work from 10pm – 6:30am and go to the gym right after on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Using a variation of the warrior diet, should I consume all of my calories during the 4-5 hours after my workout? Being done at the gym at 8:30, I don’t always stay up until 12:30 or1:30am.

  • Ele,

    Absolutely. Start sipping on a protein+carb drink during and after your workout. Once you get home eat your face off and try and stop and hour before bed.

    On your off days start eating at dinner time and continue feasting for 4-5 hours.

    What are your goals? What type of results have you gotten from using a variation of the warrior diet?

    Coach Megz

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