Warrior Diet: Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse for High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body [NOOK Book]

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Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution–to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes not ordinary dietary changes but rather a radical yet surprisingly simple lifestyle overhaul.

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Overview

Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution–to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes not ordinary dietary changes but rather a radical yet surprisingly simple lifestyle overhaul.

Drawing on both scientific studies and historical data, Hofmekler argues that robust health and a lean, strong body can best be achieved by mimicking the classical warrior mode of cycling—working and eating sparingly (undereating) during the day and filling up at night. Specific elements from the Warrior Diet Nutritional Program (finding ideal fuel foods and food combinations to reduce body fat) to the Controlled Fatigue Training Program (promoting strength, speed, and resilience to fatigue through special drills), literally reshape body and mind. Individual chapters cover warrior meals and recipes; sex drive, potency, and animal magnetism; as well as personalizing the diet for women. Featuring forewords by Fit for Life author Harvey Diamond and Fat That Kills author Dr. Udo Erasmus, The Warrior Diet shows readers weary of fad diets how to attain enduring vigor, explosive strength, a better appearance, and increased vitality and health.


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Editorial Reviews

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"Ori Hofmekler's Warrior Diet principles are some of the most cutting-edge and useful strategies I am aware of for rejuvenating your muscles and your brain. His unique perspective and keen insights into integrating nutrition and fitness will catalyze your ability to optimize your health. I have personally used this diet with great success to rapidly increase my lean body mass, and I consider it a crucial component to successfully achieving your ideal weight."
—Joseph, Mercola, DO, founder of Mercola.com

“In my quest for a lean, muscular body, I have seen practically every diet and suffered through most of them. It is also my business to help others with their fat loss programs. I am supremely skeptical of any eating plan or “diet” book that can’t tell me how and why it works in simple language. Ori Hofmekler’s The Warrior Diet does just this, with a logical, readable approach that provides grounding for his claims and never asks the reader to take a leap of faith. The Warrior Diet can be a very valuable weapon in the personal arsenal of any woman.”
—DC Maxwell, 2-time Women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Co-Owner, Maxercise Sports/Fitness Training Center and Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy East

"In a era of decadence, where wants and desires are virtually limitless, Ori's vision recalls an age of warriors, where success meant survival and survival was the only option. A diet of the utmost challenge from which users will reap tremendous benefits."
—John Davies, Olympic and professional sports strength/speed coach

“We’re so convinced that we’ve found 2002’s 25 best (the fastest, easiest, cheapest, and most effective) get-fit solutions, that we are awarding them a prize ... FIRST’S first annual Slimmys for weight-loss excellence. When it comes to diets, we weed the godsends from the gimmicks and give you the very best every issue. But our pick for best of the best? The Slimmy goes to ... The Warrior Diet.”
First For Women magazine

“Women everywhere are raving about the super-effective ‘warrior’ diet—eating lightly during the day, feasting after dark, and losing weight at record speeds.”
Woman’s World, November 2002

“Rare in books about food, there is wisdom in the pages of The Warrior Diet ... Ori Hofmekler knows the techniques, but he shows you a possibility—a platform for living your life as well. The Warrior Diet is a book that talks to all of you—the whole person hidden inside.”
—Udo Erasmus, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

The Warrior Diet certainly defies so-called modern nutritional and training dogmas. Having met Ori on several occasions, I can certainly attest that he is the living proof that his system works. He maintains a ripped muscular body year round despite juggling extreme workloads and family life. His take on supplementation is refreshing as he promotes an integrated and timed approach. The Warrior Diet is a must-read for the nutrition and training enthusiast who wishes to expand his horizons.”
—Charles Poliquin, author of The Poliquin Principles and Modern Trends in Strength Training, three-time Olympic Strength Coach

“Ori Hofmekler has his finger on a deep, ancient and very visceral pulse—one that too many of us have all but forgotten. Part warrior-athlete, part philosopherromantic, Ori not only reminds us what this innate, instinctive rhythm is all about, he also shows us how to detect and rekindle it in our own bodies. His program challenges and guides each of us to fully reclaim for ourselves the strength, sinew, energy, and spirit that humans have always been meant to possess.”
—Pilar Gerasimo, Editor in Chief, Experience Life Magazine

“I think of myself as a modern-day warrior: businessman, family man, and competitive athlete. In the two years that I have been following The Warrior Diet, I have enjoyed the predators’ advantage of freedom from the necessity of frequent feedings. I also benefit from the competitive edge of being a fat burning machine. My twelve-year-old son, who is also a competitive athlete, has naturally gravitated toward The Warrior Diet. He is growing up lean, strong, and healthy, unlike many of his peers, many of whom, even in this land of plenty, are overweight and frequently sick.”
—Stephen Maxwell, two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Co-Owner, Maxercise Sports/Fitness Training Center and Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy East

“An original, distinctive, and highly satisfying diet plan, The Warrior Diet is meant especially for those who pursue an active lifestyle.”
Midwest Book Review

"I refuse to graze all day, I have better things to do. I choose The Warrior Diet."
—Pavel Tsatsouline, author of Power to the People! and The Russian Kettlebell
Challenge

“Sill stronger, leaner, and fitter then ever with the Warrior Diet!”
—World Cup Climber Jürgen Reis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556438509
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 104,878
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Ori Hofmekler is a well-known political artist and health expert. The founder, editor, and publisher of the national health and fitness magazine Mind and Muscle Power, he is the author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet and Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat.


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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xvii
Foreword   Harvey Diamond     xix
Foreword   Udo Erasmus     xxi
Author's Preface     xxiii
Introduction to the Second Edition     xxv
Introduction     xxvii
Ancient Warriors vs. Modern Man     xxvii
One Meal A Day     xxix
The Warrior Diet Advantage     xxx
The "Stubborn Fat" Syndrome     xxxi
Some Practical Advice for Utilizing This Book     xxxii
The Warrior Instinct     1
The Instinct to Survive and Multiply     1
The Hunter/Predator Instinct     2
The Scavenger Instinct     5
The Warrior Cycle     9
The Energetic Cycle     10
The Cycle of Materialism and Dematerialism     10
The Healing Process of the Cycle     11
All in the Timing-Finding Your Cycle     12
The Undereating Phase     13
Controlled Fasting     14
Daily Detoxification (Elimination of Toxins, Burning Fat, Anti-Aging)     19
The Adaptation Period     22
What to Consume During the Undereating Phase     25
"Living" Foods     25
What To Drink     26
What To Eat     27
Protein     28
Carbohydrates     30
Enzymes     31
Supplements for the Undereating Phase     33
Protein Powders: A Review     40
Summary of the Undereating Phase     43
The Overeating Phase     45
The Overeating Principles     45
Controlled Overeating     46
The Three Rules of Eating     48
The Main Meal: Food Preparations for the Overeating Phase     55
The Importance of Choosing Fresh Foods     55
Cooking Your Own Meals     55
Protein     60
Oils     68
Carbohydrates     71
Fruits     73
Grains     74
Sweet Meals for a "Sweet Tooth"     77
Fiber     78
Fermented Foods     79
The Acid-Base Balancing Factor     81
Salt Restriction     84
The Most Allergenic Foods     85
What Is Not Allowed on the Warrior Diet     85
The Warrior Diet Daily Food Cycle: What and When to Eat and Drink     86
Stubborn Fat     91
What Is Stubborn Fat?     91
What Causes Stubborn Fat?     92
How to Prevent Stubborn Fat     94
How to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat     96
The Warrior Diet Versus Other Diets     101
The Warrior Diet vs. the Frequent-Feeding System     103
Reviews of Popular Diets     103
The All-American (Junk Food) Diet     104
High-Carbohydrate, Low-Fat, Low-Protein     105
The Zone (40/30/30)     106
High-Protein, Low- or No-Carbohydrate     107
Holistic Diets     109
Lessons from History     113
The Romans-An Empire of Wanderers     114
The Greco-Roman Warrior Cycle     116
Concept of Food and the Roman Diet     118
Rules of Eating     124
Sickness and Medicine     126
Living Off the Land     127
Summary     128
Conclusions for the Modern "Warrior"     132
The Warrior Diet Idea     137
Cycling the Warrior Diet     137
Cycling the Autonomic Nervous System     139
The Instinct to Overeat     140
Glycogen Stretching     142
How Much Body Fat Should You Have?     143
Building Muscles Without Gaining Fat     144
Insulin Insensitivity     145
The Sense of Freedom     145
The Romantic Instinct     147
The Aggressive Instinct     150
The Myth of Eating Whole Foods Only     150
Chemical and Environmental Toxins, and Other Stressors in Everyday Life     151
Prostate Enlargement Problems     157
Questions & Answers     163
Sex Drive, Potency, and Animal Magnetism     171
Sex, Power, and Instincts     171
Male Performance Factors     174
Potency and Diet     174
Overtraining vs. Your Sex Drive     179
The Warrior Diet-Instinctual Living and Potency     180
Women on the Warrior Diet     183
The Warrior Workout: Controlled-Fatigue Training     187
Lean 'n' Mean for a Lifetime     188
The Warrior Controlled-Fatigue Training Goals     189
The Controlled-Fatigue Training Principles     189
Make strength-training priorities: joints and back     189
Combine strength, speed, and high-velocity exercise     190
Train to resist fatigue     194
Do not train to reach failure     196
Make your workout short     198
Pre-Workout and Recovery Meals      199
The Exercise Program     202
The Exercise Manuals     206
Pre-Fatigue Exercise     207
Post-Fatigue Exercise     211
The Core Exercise     214
Laterals     218
Supportive Manual Exercise (Abs, Back, Shoulders)     222
Workout and Diet     235
Women Who Follow the Warrior Workout     236
Warrior Meals and Recipes     239
Meats     240
Eggs     242
Baked and Grilled Meals     245
Soups     247
Desserts     248
References     253
Index     00
About the Author     00
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2007

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    Ori Hofmekler is fast becoming as highly regarded an expert on health through his advice on tending to the body and its fueling as he has been respected for his often controversial art: his name may not ring bells but a glance at his art will bring to mind moments of 'ah-ha!' we have noticed in the media and galleries. He is an original thinker and his current revised book, THE WARRIOR DIET, makes for not only fine reading but also as a guidebook to better health. His source? History - just as it has been his source for imaging political statements on multiple matrices. With terse statements and research Hofmekler addresses the national 'malignancy' of obesity, the natural by-product of the sedentary computer focused society where exercise is gauged by the distance from the computer to the food machines and the microwave. With an at times seemingly unintentional wit (or sarcasm) Hofmekler looks backward to the time of the warriors, giving us evidence that the reason past men and women were in better shape to face the world had a lot to do with the way they consumed food. Not to make this very informative book sound simplistic (there are certainly enough pages of theory on nutrition, exercise, mental adjustment, etc to keep the reader committed to Hofmekler's regimen), but the startling theory is the presentation of the eating pattern we have been told for years is incorrect. Hofmekler shows us how the correct way to make use of natural resources of energy and fortitude is to eat the right foods lightly during the day and save the main meal for the evening - the time when the Warrior in us needs to replenish particular energy patterns and storehouses and process not only the strains of the day on the mind and body, but to also physiologically mend the temple in which we dwell! Not just another diet book, this, but instead an approach to reexamining life patterns is the main driver of Hofmekler's book. It is sound, readable, helpful, and a fine gift to each of us to make the next year healthier. Grady Harp

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