For the Greco-Roman soldier wannabe, this modified fasting program from a former member of the Israeli Special Forces is similar to weight builders' "animalbolics" diet. Forget calorie counting. Instead, Hofmekler suggests that we return to our bodies' instinctive eating style, "undereating" during the day and "overeating" at night. He recommends eating a daily main meal in the evening, with no caloric restrictions (light snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables is okay during the day, as is eating small amounts of lean protein). According to the author, this burns fat, builds muscles, accelerates metabolism, and slows aging. Short, intense strength and aerobic exercises (illustrated) are also part of the "warrior training," along with pre-and post-workout meals. Alluring though the "warrior" image may be, it seems unrealistic to expect most men especially the 40-plus who would most benefit to stick with this plan for a lifetime. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.