Posts Tagged ‘warrior diet’
For many years I was around 13 – 14 stone. Muscular, young and with an excellent blood profile for all markers. I never have even seen let alone used steroids.
When I was a teen I was anorexic and a drug addict. I was 6 stone at 16 and nearly died. Body building saved my life. I doubled my weight in six months from 6 to 12 stone. This was a phenomenal ego boost.
Any way when I was about 27 I was introduced to a high starch diet. Again a massive gain in muscle occurred.
After years of struggling to gain weight my muscle exploded & I got up to 220 lbs pretty easy. But as you should know a high carb diet also packs on more fat. For the first time in my life , while I was muscular and athletic, fat actually became a health concern.
At 44 & 230 lbs 20% body fat it still is today so a few weeks back I decided to try Paleo Diet. I have been on Warrior diet for quite some time & that diet has helped keep my belly fat at bay some what. My hope was that Paleo could take me down to 10% body fat and maintain my muscle mass – or even increase it.
I have done Paleo for 3 weeks now so I can fill you in.
PRO: If you want to weigh around 180 lbs give or take 20 lbs then Paleo will work for you.
CON: If you want to be big and muscular Paleo wont work – its too hard to get the required energy intake to be say 220 or more lbs.
PRO: It is great being on a healthier nutrient profile
CON: I have felt very low in energy during many workouts
PRO: I lost gut fat fast
CON: I lost muscle size too (was it visceral fat ? – I don’t think so)
My verdict on Paleo – I will continue to shun dairy and grains – but apart from that this diet is for skinny men – not me.
OK so I will keep the aspects of Paleo I know are good. No dairy (except for whey, casein, colostrum) & no grains.
My experiment has led me to “The Anabolic Diet” which I read about before but never tried. You can do this diet while sticking to most of the Warrior & Paleo principles. Just that on Anabolic you add more fat during the week & you carb load on the weekend.
I am just starting Anabolic Diet – I know it has similarities to the Ketogenic Diet & BodyOpus Diet
Ok so I know already I am gunna end up with a Hybrid diet that suits me. I will keep you informed of the results.
Books you want…
OK there is enough reading & Dietary information there for you to experiment for a year and find the right mix for your goals and body.
I started Warrior Diet a couple of years back & it took me from 30 – 20% body fat. Now I am 230 lbs and 20% fat I want to get down to 10 – 8%.
To do this I am combining Warrior and Paleo – as on just Warrior I was still wolfing down huge amounts of dairy like yoghurt & milk plus lots of potatoes.
Yoghurt & potatoes are probably two of the best weight gain foods when combined with a healthy diet.
Now I have cut them and all grains – my waist has immediately shrunk in just 9 days. I have lost a few KG too but that is not my goal.
My goal is to maintain at least 100 kg body weight but alter the composition to 10% or there about body fat. I don’t want to go below 8%.
I also don’t want to lose muscle mass so I will build up on Kettlebell Complexes and heavy basic deadlifts, squat & bench. I also am getting some whey.
All along I am doing my knee rehab also. Hopefully in 2-3 months my body will be ripped and my knees strong enough for hard core rucking again.
Hey I am three weeks into this “diet” now – I am the same weight but have a tiny bit less fat on my upper abs and pecs.
At first it was tough to not eat much during the day but now I don’t even get hungry. I am considering staying on this diet for longer but if I do I will add more whey protein during the daytime fasting stage and I will do a creatine / glutamine cycle.
I will also experiment with a fat burner stack – this I will take in the morning and the creatine stack in the evening before bed as the fat burner ingredients neutralize creatine.
I should also add more HIIT cardio work to get rid of more fat without losing muscle.
Yes Its time for me to get ripped at all costs. I started venesection treatment for my high blood iron but it wont be confirmed as iron loading until the results are in from the blood letting.
If its not then I have a liver problem from stuffing my face – I am doubtful though as my C reactive protein is very low which means there is no inflammation in my body.
Anyway – a fitting time & motivation to ditch my fat which resides on my abs and chest.
So for the last 2 days I have been reading the book & implementing this unusual regimen of fasting all day and literally stuffing my face for 4 hours at night.
Many debunk this diet & I can appreciate why – I will give it a 30 day trial. I dont want to get thin – just alter my body composition.
For more information check out http://www.warriordiet.com/