The Warrior Diet/Intermittent Fasting

The Intermittent Fasting Diet says to eat whatever you want (healthy stuff of course) during any 8-hour window during each day. The Warrior Diet slightly modifies this and asks that you move this window to as late in the day as possible.

I have been following (or trying to follow) a combination of both of these diets for the past 4 months. When I wake up in the morning, I take some fresh squeezed lemon juice – about 1 ounce, then about 8 ounces or more of warm water, and I drink it with a straw. Lately I have also been adding some cayenne pepper. You can substitute the cayenne pepper with any herb or root vegetable juice that is good for your digestive system such as horseradish, ginger, peppermint oil, or mint. Sometimes I will add some Pink Himalayan Sea Salt into the mix as well. Not a lot of salt, but just a twist or two from the salt grinder. Then I go to work or go about my day. I will then eat my first meal at 1pm or later. Then after I get home from work or the gym, I will try to eat again as soon as possible. Then the next time I eat will be the next day. Do I feel hungry at all? No, never. In fact you are never supposed to “feel hungry,” your body is sending you signals for a reason whenever it is thirsty or hungry.

Many will say that they cannot “function” unless they have breakfast. I often reply to these people that what you eat at breakfast is not broken down by your digestive system and absorbed into your body for at least a couple of hours. Additionally, when your stomach is empty, your body does not take resources from the rest of your body which is what you need to function well, whether it be at your job, in school, or whatever else you are doing that day. During this time, your organs are also using these “idle cycles” to cleanse and detox itself. For example, your liver is busy all day long cleaning out junk from dirty food which you eat, when your liver is overwhelmed, it stores a lot of this junk or toxins. But when your liver is not busy dealing with a new supply of junk, it starts cleaning out the old junk. Same thing goes with other organs.

Anyway, I have noticed that ever since I stopped eating breakfast, I have been more awake and able to do a lot of things more effectively than before I started this diet. Of course, I have also lost some belly fat, which is also good… so do some reading and check these diets out.

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