Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Typical Warrior Diet day

I have had a number of requests to outline the average day for me on the Warrior Diet, what I am eating and how I time it with training.

I have in no way mastered the WD, but this is a glimpse at where I am now, after being inspired to do the WD by Marty Gallagher's book Purposeful Primitive.

Depending on whether I have 6am class, I wake up between 5am and 8 am. I'll get some coffee in my belly and usually add little milk to that. I generally do my own training session somewhere between 10 am and noon. After training, I'll have a shot of protein powder, sometimes in milk, and an apple or a banana.

If I get hunger pangs during the day, a handful of almonds, walnuts or pecans and some water tends to shut them down.

The big meal comes at around 8pm. I have a couple of favorites.

Spinach salad w/feta, raspberry vinaigrette, strawberries and walnuts.
Beef, I don't measure, but probably 16-20 oz of either steak or ground beef. My father in law is a farmer and I am currently making room in the freezer for a repeat of last Christmas-a side of beef. High quality stuff and super tasty.
If I am still hungry, yogurt mixed with protein powder and some peanut butter.

I mix 6 whole O3 eggs and 4-6 whites in a skillet and scramble them with black pepper and sometimes chopped green pepper. I'll heat up a can of organic black beans and mix it all up in a bowl with some cheddar cheese and chili seasoning. I call it a chili omelet. I'll eat this with whatever fruit/vegetable suits my fancy.

I have found that it is vitally important for me to not overdo the under eating. It leads to me being too hungry come time for the big meal and I wind up eating cookies or fries. When I eat a little more during the day, just enough to kill the pangs, I don't have to fight with my inner fat kid when the big meal gets there.

My friend and colleague Sara Cheatham Sr. RKC gives her perspective on it here.


Sean Schniederjan said...

that's almost exactly what i've been doing except i've been eating large quantities of pizza at night with some green beans. i'm losing some weight and feeling strong.

Tytbody said...

That's a nice gift, a side of Cow... I'll take it. lol.