by Stu W2008
Are you familiar with the Warrior Diet? It’s still relatively new, but it’s quickly gaining in popularity. If you’ve never heard of it before, let me get you up to speed.
Most diets tell you to eat many small meals spaced out during your day. I guess this one wanted to be different. Going against all logical dieting guidelines, this diet is based on the concept of under-eating and over-eating. It’s fine if this sounds crazy to you. I have to admit that I was skeptical too when I first came across it. Before you totally dismiss the whole idea, I would like to share four steps that will help you succeed with the Warrior Diet.
The first step has to do with your mindset. This actually holds true for every single diet out there, and there are way too many to name. To lose weight easily and effectively, you have to make it one of your primary goals. Losing weight for your own personal reasons is always better than trying to do it for someone else.
The majority of people start eating healthy and exercising in order to please others. Some train with the intention of attracting a potential mate, while others do it because getting compliments on their appearance gives them an ego boost. Neither one of these situations work very well for long-term success. Sticking to a diet and exercise program is much easier when you decide to do it for yourself, and forget everyone else.
The second step to making this diet a success is eating your biggest meal at night. This one is tough to get used to for some people because it goes against everything you’ve been told to do before. Having either three large meals per day or six smaller ones are the most common eating schedules.
I hate to say it, but this diet will not work for you if you skip this important step. By skipping the big breakfast and lunch, and having your largest meal in the evening, you will become leaner and stronger. The best news is that you can see and feel these benefits without having to alter the number of calories that you consume.
The third success step has to do with the foods you decide to put into your body. If you constantly eat whatever you feel like eating, you will be very disappointed with your results. This isn’t exclusive for the Warrior Diet. It applies to every single diet out there. Fast food is what you should pay the most attention to.
Eating fast food on a regular basis does absolutely nothing to help you lose weight. It is very high in fat, and the majority of the calories are empty (do not provide nutritional value for your body). Stick to the healthy stuff instead: fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, eggs, fish, and low-fat dairy products. These foods are much better for you because they contain calories that can actually be used for energy.
The fourth and final step deals with the time of day you decide to exercise. To achieve the best possible results, make sure you exercise during the under-eating phase. You might be thinking that doing this will make you weak, but combining exercise with under-eating actually helps you resist fatigue.
Let’s go over the steps one more time. First, you have to make up your own mind about wanting to lose weight. Second, make sure to eat your biggest meal in the evening. Third, keep an eye on what you eat. Fourth, try to exercise during the under-eating phase. I hope you found these tips helpful, and that they point you toward success with the Warrior Diet.
Jake Dennert is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry. He is truly dedicated to sharing his fitness knowledge with others. For more useful fitness information, please visit his site: http://www.front-line-fitness-tips.com