In , Ori Hofmekler published the Warrior Diet to help people get off the roller coaster of weight gain and loss that modern-day diets may cause. He bases his. Ori Hofmekler is a fellow renaissance man; not only is he a world renowned artist, but he is also the author of the ground breaking Warrior Diet. The Warrior Diet. Based on survival science, this book is the first introduction to intermittent fasting, and proposes a radical dietary approach that challenges.

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What is The Warrior Diet and how does it work? This article tells you exactly that.

The majority of human history has been predominantly a period of scarcity and shortage. Only the past few centuries has man managed to get access to consistent food and shelter. The modern world is such an abundant place for calories, comfort and other pleasures of life.

With that being said, our primal physiology is still adapted to living in an evolutionarily unforgiving landscape. Instead of having to exert bofmekler in hunting and gathering food, every one of us can simply buy and consume more calories than we need.

What is the Warrior Diet (Warrior Diet Basics and Mistakes)

The obesity rates are rising and there are now more people who are overweight than those who are not. Unless we start respecting the primal condition of our bodies and start implementing some ancestral practices of health and longevity into our modern lives.


InOri Hofmekler came out with his book The Warrior Dietwhich was one of the first eating protocols that promoted intermittent fasting as a sustainable lifestyle. In essence, the Warrior Diet is a way of intermittent fastingwhich involves undereating during the day and consuming most of your calories at dinner. The idea is to trigger some of the most powerful adaptive mechanisms of your body that promote fat burning, health, and longevity.

Ori Hofmekler based his book on the example of Ancient warrior nations, such as the Spartans and Romans, whose people would be physically active most of the day and then feast at night.

Intermittent fasting restricts your eating window within a certain time limit i.

The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler

The Warrior Diet is more flexible and not that focused on the timing aspect of IF. He says that nutritional stress is one deit the most powerful triggers for longevity and sexual vitality. Ketosis is one of the cornerstones for this. This is the core blueprint of the diet. You can follow this cycle indefinitely and adjust it according to your situation.

Things like exercise, cold exposureheat shock proteins, high-intensity interval training, hypoxia, and radiation are all examples of hormesis. However, some nutrients also have hormetic properties. Ori calls them stress activated foods that have a similar hormetic effect on your physiology as does exercise or training. In fact, they can actually boost the life extension benefits of intermittent fasting. These stress activated foods trigger AMPK, the fuel sensor responsible for energy production under stressful conditions.


Glycogen depletion puts your body into an amazing metabolic advantage because you become more sensitive to insulin and carbohydrates.

Ori says that it even makes warroir resilient against sugar, which is detrimental to your health in excess. Therefore, no matter what diet you choose to follow, you want to restrict your carbohydrate intake to some extent, as to reduce inflammation, be in ketosis at least sometimes, and maintain stable blood sugar levels.

Some fasting hacks there. However, there are still some mistakes people tend to make. If you want warior know how to optimize your nutrition, exercise, sleep, and mind for health and performance, then check out the Body Mind Empowerment Handbook.

Like I mentioned, I dket had Ori on my podcast. He has written many other books, other than The Warrior Diet and his research is fascinating. Life is a process of stress adaptation. Living organisms adapt to the conditions of their environment and those of natural selection.

Check out my full day of eating on the Warrior Diet where I talk about other beneficial stressors and hormetic effects. Ori said that nutritional stress is one of the most powerful triggers for longevity and sexual vitality. The perfect combo of glycogen depletion and hormesis.

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