04-26-2005, 08:19 AM #1chinups Guest
Check this dumb e-mail I got-U guys will like it
Exposed: The Top Ten Diet Fallacies -
And The Truth to Set You Free
By Ori Hofmekler, author of The Warrior Diet
Diet Fallacy #1. BREAKFAST is the most important meal of the day
When you wake-up, your body is already in an intense detox mode,
clearing itself of endotoxins and digestive waste from the past
During the morning hours, when digestion is fully completed (while
you are on an empty stomach), a primal survival mechanism, known as
fight or flight reaction to stress, is triggered, maximizing your
body's capacity to generate energy, be alert, resist fatigue and
This highly geared survival mode is primarily dominated by part of
the autonomic nervous system known as the SNS (sympathetic nervous
system). At that state, the body is in its most energy-producing
phase and that's when most energy comes from fat burning. All that
happens when you do not eat the typical morning meal.
If however you follow what "normal guys" do and eat your morning
bagel and cereal and egg & bacon, you'll most likely shut down the
above energy producing system.
The SNS and its fight or flight mechanism will be substantially
suppressed. Instead, your morning meal will trigger an antagonistic
part of the automatic nervous system known as the PSNS (Para
sympathetic nervous system), which makes you sleepy, slow and less
resilient to fatigue and stress.
Instead of spending energy and burning fat, your body will be more
geared towards storing energy and gaining fat. Under this state,
detox would be inhibited. The overall metabolic stress would
increase with toxins accumulating in the liver, giving the body
another substantial reason to gain fat. (Fat tissues serve as a
biological storage for toxins)
The overall suppressing effects of morning meals, can lead to
energy crashes during the daily (working) hours, often with chronic
cravings for pick-up foods, sweets, coffee and tobacco. Eating at
the wrong time, would severely interrupt the body's ability to be
in tune with the circadian clock. The human body has never adapted
to such interruptions. We are primarily pre-programmed to rotate
between the two autonomic nervous system parts: the daily SNS and
the nightly PSNS.
The SNS regulates alertness and action during the day, while PSNS
regulates relaxation, digestion and sleep during the nightly hours.
Any interruption in this primal daily cycle, may lead into
sleepiness during the day followed by sleeping disorders at night.
Morning meals must be carefully designed not to suppress the SNS
and its highly energetic state. Minimizing morning food intake to
fruits, veggie soup or small amounts of fresh light protein foods,
such as poached or boiled eggs, plain yogurt, or white cheese, will
maintain the body in an undereating phase, while promoting the SNS
with its energy producing properties.
*Note: Athletes who exercise in the morning should turn breakfast
into a post-exercise recovery meal. Such meals should consist of
small amounts of fresh protein plus carbs such as yogurt and
banana, eggs plus a bowl of oatmeal, or cottage cheese with
An insulin spike is necessary for effectively finalizing the
anabolic actions of GH and IGF1 after exercise. Nonetheless, after
the initial recovery meal, it's highly recommended to maintain the
body in an undereating phase by minimizing daily carb intake in the
following meals. Applying small protein meals (minimum carbs) every
couple of hours will keep sustaining the SNS during the daily hours
while providing amino acids for protein synthesis in the muscle
tissues, promoting a long lasting anabolic effect after exercise.
In conclusion, breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day.
The most important meals are post-exercise recovery meals. Saying
that, for a WARRIOR every meal is a recovery meal helping to
recuperate from either nutritional stress (undereating) or physical
stress (exercise). It's when you eat that makes what you eat
04-26-2005, 08:22 AM #2Originally Posted by chinups
but he seems to have some sort of backing going there im sure you could incorp that knowledge into creating a more beneficial breakfast but i would NEVER SKIP IT
04-26-2005, 08:25 AM #3AR Hall of Fame
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The same desired results of eating like the above (or not eating) can be accomplished by eating enough protein (amino acids) to support lean mass and enough fat (alternate energy source) in the right amounts at key times of the morning/afternoon/etc., (all times other than the pwo frame) All you basically have to do is keep insulin as low as you can and not store any excess carb intake as fat, and you have the same general idea.
04-26-2005, 08:27 AM #4Originally Posted by SwoleCat
blood sugar dictates almost everything IMO
you get that undercontrol and learn how to manipulate it you can beat any platue..
05-05-2005, 09:20 AM #5Junior Member
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I didn't want to believe anything about the warrior diet until I got sick and tired of eating out of plastic containers all day long and feeling tired and lethargic. I have been on the warrior diet for about a month now and feel better than I ever have as well with better gains than I have ever had. Leaning out by the day, getting stronger, more focused, and I actually get to enjoy eating everyday. I will never go back to eating gobbs of food every 2-3 hours of the day. Everyone should atleast give the warrior diet a trial run.
05-05-2005, 09:22 AM #6
on that idea
05-05-2005, 09:27 AM #7Junior Member
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It works. Plain and simple.
05-05-2005, 09:34 AM #8
man i would like to see what diet you were consuming before you started this .. because he is basically talking about eating minimal amounts of weak carbs and small protein for breakfast which is fine for the inactive gen public though i digress agaisnt any sort of Fructose i hate it gay 5carbon sugar should burn in hell.. but eating low GI COMPLEX carbs w/ lean solid protein sources is so much more beneficial to those who have adaquate muscle mass ><
05-05-2005, 09:50 AM #9Junior Member
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This is my diet before I started:
10 egg whites/1 cup oatmeal
6 egg whites/ 2 whole eggs
Protein/Dextrose shake (45g protein/75g dextrose)
Chicken breast/1 cup brown rice/veggies
Ground beef (96% lean)/ almonds
Salmon/veggies/salad (olive oil-vinager dressing)
Chicken breast/ Natty PB
I think this diet should have helped me lean out a bit. Don't you? And yes, I was doing 45-60 min cardio on empty stomach before meal 1.
05-05-2005, 10:15 AM #10
well depends are you 180 15% bf or like 240 @ 12% BF?
total kCal maybe > than expenditure or have like a 2-300 cal deficit... which isnt that much...
05-06-2005, 09:07 AM #11Junior Member
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I am about 195 @ 7-8% BF. I understand your point of view because I have done the "bodybuilding" diets and they do work. I am trying to stay lean and the diet that I posted seemed to plateau for me and I was really tired of those kind of eating habits. This diet works for me but maybe it wouldn't work for someone that wants to stack on mass. But I will say that I have gotten noticeably stronger since the warrior diet.
05-06-2005, 10:31 AM #12Originally Posted by submissionman
Yeah- starve yourself and you'll be a pro in no time! Sucker.
J/K- to each his own.
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