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The Warrior Diet, 2nd Edition - Ori Hofmekler

The Warrior Diet, 2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 4th December 2007
ISBN: 9781583942000
Number Of Pages: 312

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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.

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.

Industry Reviews

"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

"Sill stronger, leaner, and fitter then ever with the Warrior Diet!"
--World Cup Climber J rgen Reis

Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Forewordp. xix
Forewordp. xxi
Author's Prefacep. xxiii
Introduction to the Second Editionp. xxv
Introductionp. xxvii
Ancient Warriors vs. Modern Manp. xxvii
One Meal A Dayp. xxix
The Warrior Diet Advantagep. xxx
The "Stubborn Fat" Syndromep. xxxi
Some Practical Advice for Utilizing This Bookp. xxxii
The Warrior Instinctp. 1
The Instinct to Survive and Multiplyp. 1
The Hunter/Predator Instinctp. 2
The Scavenger Instinctp. 5
The Warrior Cyclep. 9
The Energetic Cyclep. 10
The Cycle of Materialism and Dematerialismp. 10
The Healing Process of the Cyclep. 11
All in the Timing-Finding Your Cyclep. 12
The Undereating Phasep. 13
Controlled Fastingp. 14
Daily Detoxification (Elimination of Toxins, Burning Fat, Anti-Aging)p. 19
The Adaptation Periodp. 22
What to Consume During the Undereating Phasep. 25
"Living" Foodsp. 25
What To Drinkp. 26
What To Eatp. 27
Proteinp. 28
Carbohydratesp. 30
Enzymesp. 31
Supplements for the Undereating Phasep. 33
Protein Powders: A Reviewp. 40
Summary of the Undereating Phasep. 43
The Overeating Phasep. 45
The Overeating Principlesp. 45
Controlled Overeatingp. 46
The Three Rules of Eatingp. 48
The Main Meal: Food Preparations for the Overeating Phasep. 55
The Importance of Choosing Fresh Foodsp. 55
Cooking Your Own Mealsp. 55
Proteinp. 60
Oilsp. 68
Carbohydratesp. 71
Fruitsp. 73
Grainsp. 74
Sweet Meals for a "Sweet Tooth"p. 77
Fiberp. 78
Fermented Foodsp. 79
The Acid-Base Balancing Factorp. 81
Salt Restrictionp. 84
The Most Allergenic Foodsp. 85
What Is Not Allowed on the Warrior Dietp. 85
The Warrior Diet Daily Food Cycle: What and When to Eat and Drinkp. 86
Stubborn Fatp. 91
What Is Stubborn Fat?p. 91
What Causes Stubborn Fat?p. 92
How to Prevent Stubborn Fatp. 94
How to Get Rid of Stubborn Fatp. 96
The Warrior Diet Versus Other Dietsp. 101
The Warrior Diet vs. the Frequent-Feeding Systemp. 103
Reviews of Popular Dietsp. 103
The All-American (Junk Food) Dietp. 104
High-Carbohydrate, Low-Fat, Low-Proteinp. 105
The Zone (40/30/30)p. 106
High-Protein, Low- or No-Carbohydratep. 107
Holistic Dietsp. 109
Lessons from Historyp. 113
The Romans-An Empire of Wanderersp. 114
The Greco-Roman Warrior Cyclep. 116
Concept of Food and the Roman Dietp. 118
Rules of Eatingp. 124
Sickness and Medicinep. 126
Living Off the Landp. 127
Summaryp. 128
Conclusions for the Modern "Warrior"p. 132
The Warrior Diet Ideap. 137
Cycling the Warrior Dietp. 137
Cycling the Autonomic Nervous Systemp. 139
The Instinct to Overeatp. 140
Glycogen Stretchingp. 142
How Much Body Fat Should You Have?p. 143
Building Muscles Without Gaining Fatp. 144
Insulin Insensitivityp. 145
The Sense of Freedomp. 145
The Romantic Instinctp. 147
The Aggressive Instinctp. 150
The Myth of Eating Whole Foods Onlyp. 150
Chemical and Environmental Toxins, and Other Stressors in Everyday Lifep. 151
Prostate Enlargement Problemsp. 157
Questions & Answersp. 163
Sex Drive, Potency, and Animal Magnetismp. 171
Sex, Power, and Instinctsp. 171
Male Performance Factorsp. 174
Potency and Dietp. 174
Overtraining vs. Your Sex Drivep. 179
The Warrior Diet-Instinctual Living and Potencyp. 180
Women on the Warrior Dietp. 183
The Warrior Workout: Controlled-Fatigue Trainingp. 187
Lean 'n' Mean for a Lifetimep. 188
The Warrior Controlled-Fatigue Training Goalsp. 189
The Controlled-Fatigue Training Principlesp. 189
Make strength-training priorities: joints and backp. 189
Combine strength, speed, and high-velocity exercisep. 190
Train to resist fatiguep. 194
Do not train to reach failurep. 196
Make your workout shortp. 198
Pre-Workout and Recovery Mealsp. 199
The Exercise Programp. 202
The Exercise Manualsp. 206
Pre-Fatigue Exercisep. 207
Post-Fatigue Exercisep. 211
The Core Exercisep. 214
Lateralsp. 218
Supportive Manual Exercise (Abs, Back, Shoulders)p. 222
Workout and Dietp. 235
Women Who Follow the Warrior Workoutp. 236
Warrior Meals and Recipesp. 239
Meatsp. 240
Eggsp. 242
Baked and Grilled Mealsp. 245
Soupsp. 247
Dessertsp. 248
Referencesp. 253
Indexp. 00
About the Authorp. 00
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ISBN: 9781583942000
ISBN-10: 1583942009
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 4th December 2007
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised