Having a B.S. degree in Home Economics, I have always had an interest in nutrition and enjoyed cooking. I have been active and fit most of my life. Over the years, I’ve gradually made many positive changes in both our diet and way of living. I was satisfied with the healthful habits that had become ingrained and felt like that was sufficient.
I’ve looked at The Warrior Diet book on the shelf for years now – intending to read it, but just never getting around to it. In spite of many colleagues who have proven its validity, the numerous positive reviews, and top-selling status – The Warrior Diet never made it from the bookshelf to my nightstand.
Toying with the Warrior Diet principles here and there, I did notice benefits in energy level and sense of improved health. Nevertheless, being a sweet tooth and carb lover, I was not willing to take seriously The Warrior Diet. My loss!
I became re-interested in the Warrior Diet, when Jeff told me of the importance of the “recovery meal” after workouts. I typically worked out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. My first food of the day was 12 ounces of freshly squeezed vegetable juice – drunk about an hour after the workout. It raised my blood sugar and energy levels for about an hour of so. When I felt the next blood sugar drop, I would eat a cup of freshly cut fruit. By this time, my kids are ready for a sandwich (made with irresistible homemade 100% whole grain bread). I am feeling much too waterlogged by this time, and either skip the sandwich (waiting until supper before eating any protein) or eat the delicious sandwich (and often ruin my appetite for dinner). Dinner always started out with a big salad, and was followed by protein, carbs, and dessert.
Following this training and wholesome eating plan (minus the desserts!), I had pretty good results. I was, however, concerned about my relentless sweet cravings – particularly for chocolate. I have craved chocolate for as long as I can remember. I vividly remember one evening, a few years ago, when I must have delighted in my chocolate treats too much. Jeff jokingly said to me, “I wish I were a piece of chocolate!” I laughed, but got the point: I craved chocolate too much. Still, I wasn’t willing to give up either chocolate or my favorite Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream. I justified my eating sweets by recounting all the other healthful things I practiced.
When I heard about the Warrior Diet workshop in NC, I was eager to attend. Ori Hofmekler, the author of The Warrior Diet, is a living encyclopedia. I soaked in all the information I could, and discovered the missing elements and faults with my current diet. I made only two changes and saw immediate results.
I began taking a small, protein recovery meal immediately following my training. Ori’s carefully and precisely developed “Warrior Whey” and “Warrior Milk” are products that my body responded very well to in allergy testing. They tasted so light and clean, had no chemical aftertastes, and were not loaded with sugars or additives. I noticed my blood sugars became very stable for the rest of the day.
The second change was to find and take a mineral supplement that my body desperately needed. I learned that sugar and chocolate cravings were a sign of mineral deficiency. My sugar cravings (more precisely – chocolate cravings) immediately ceased that very day I began taking mineral supplements. I was so amazed and delighted, that I e-mailed Ori of my progress and little victory.
Being so pleased with the Warrior Diet principles and products, Jeff and I have become distributors of the products and enjoy pointing others to healthy and effective solutions. If you want to learn more about the Warrior Diet, I recommend you start by reading The Warrior Diet (available in the “Books” section under “Store” on our website). Ori also has a great newsletter.
We’ll be making the products we’ve tested and recommend available soon in the “Store” section of our website. We welcome your thoughts and comments about the Warrior Diet in the “Nutritional” section on our forum. More on “The Warrior Diet” & “Controlled Fatigue Training” to come . . .
Best in health,
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