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Jason Blais 08-30-2006 07:38 PM

THE WARRIOR DIET "How to Take Advantage of Undereating and Overeating"

What is the consensus opinion of the diet/book?

I was given the book today and have only read thru the preface and forward.

Is it something worth pursuing?

Rob McBee 08-30-2006 09:13 PM


I've seen a few threads on the "Warrior Diet". Consensus seems to be positive overall. It has a huge amount in common with the Intermittant Fasting(IF) concept. Do a search for both and you should get alot of discussion. I think with all these approaches(Warrior, IF, Zone, Zone/Paleo, Cyclical Low-Carb, NHE) you have to dial it in to what best works for you. If nothing else I thought the WD was a good read.

Jason Blais 08-30-2006 09:21 PM

Rob -

Right on. Thanks for your time.

Gorm Laursen 08-30-2006 11:42 PM

I follow something you could call warrior diet in periods - especially summertime. My experience is that you get a whole lot more energized and actually develop a healthy relationship to food that way. The book itself isn't a waste of time in any way. It's quickly read, and you'll gain some thourough insigths in the proces which you can always further study on in other paper/books.

John D Wilson 08-31-2006 12:56 AM

I rather liked Ori's book although he is given (in my opinion) to flights of non-sense.

Example. He bases the term "Warrior" on the Roman soldier - who's primary workouts were incredible feats of walking (about a marathon a day) on a high carbohydrate diet (hard tack). His program is nothing like a Roman soldier's.

Also note, he claims to have been a Navy SEAL (caps and all) in a Testosterone Nation interview. He was allegedly in the Israeli spec ops, but he was never in the U.S. Navy.

In spite of the hype he does seem to have some good info supporting IF.

Robert Wolf 08-31-2006 09:02 AM

You just need to tweak how you implement things, otherwise its good stuff.

Yael Grauer 09-01-2006 12:37 AM

I just read an article on Warrior Diet on Karen Robinson's website (she's great) at

I have met a few people who had a hard time with it and some who lost fat as well as muscle (even while working out) so I guess it depends.

John--got any citations for that? Someone should turn him into -- it's quicker if someone in the Navy does it than if a civilian does. I hate fake SEALs.

John D Wilson 09-01-2006 11:38 AM


Here is a link to the T-Nation interview.

You can use your browser to find (Edit => Find in Page) "SEAL"

I read this maybe 4 or 5 year's ago. I checked a SEAL site that had a "Wall of Shame" for fake SEALs. They also had a service which would verify a SEALs authenticity (by BUD/s class). Ori was not a SEAL.

I mentioned it to Ori's publisher, Dragon Door. Their position was basically "SEAL, Spetznatz (sp?), Israeli spec ops, its all the same."

I know two SEALS. I can assure you, that is not their view of the subject.

Jason Blais 09-01-2006 12:44 PM

No excuse for claiming to be something you are not.

Lacks personal honor; something all warriors modern or ancient should cherish.

No excuse. Period.

Yael Grauer 09-02-2006 10:03 PM

Ah, yes. Dragon Door and T-Nation. Two shining examples of journalistic integrity.

Too bad. The diet looks really interesting. I think I'm probably going to end up doing some weird mutant combo of clc/paleo/metabolic/warrior diet, but knowing this I will borrow instead of buying the book.

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