I was born in 1961 when weightlifting and personal health were practiced and promoted by few. People like Jack Lalane, John Grimek, and Charles Atlas were way ahead of their time and understood the necessity of practicing a healthy lifestyle and not getting caught up in the hype of processed foods and fitness gimmicks. They continued to practice and promote good old fashioned fitness and sticking to the basics. I believe it was Jack that said "if it tastes good than throw it away" I don't really go that far because I really like to taste my food but that statement still makes a lot of sense, especially in the modern world of so-called food which is strictly based on taste and profit. By taking perfectly good food and enhancing it with sythetic or toxic additives it is not really food the way it was meant to be consumed. I am fascinated by the wealth of good nutritional resources that are so readily available. This was not available to the average person before the internet.
I have read Ori Hofmeckler's "Warrior Diet" three times cover to cover. I am still learning and understanding the concepts presented here. The main premise is that nutritional efficiency comes from intermittent fasting and that we don't need to graze on small meals throughout the day. I have been practicing this for the past year and a half ever since I read this book. After going through the first time, I felt a pretty good understanding of what the book was saying. Even before reading the book I was already practicing the warrior diet on the loosely based system of my own. I have always eaten breakfast but I find that I'm not that hungry in the mornings and most of the time I'm not that hungry after working out early in the morning. I have always enjoyed eating lots of food in the evening just prior to going to bed. This is the time that I am most anxious to take on some calories. Eating like a predator means not grazing for just any food where one does not eat just for the sake of eating but searches or seeks out good food sources. We are not going to self-destruct or become so weak that we cannot function just because we haven't eaten in a few hours. Our bodies are designed to function very well on little or no food during the day. We now live in a scavenger society were fast food and processed food is always readily available at a cheap cost. Most things like this that are available so readily or not even live foods or things that should be eaten by the human body. Here are some simple steps to take in order to eat like a predator:
1) Get rid of the mindset that you have to eat every two or three hours.
2) Know what to eat the types of food to eat and how to find it.
3) Stay well hydrated.
4) Eat mostly Paleo when you do eat.
5) Practice intermittent fasting.
6) Learn to function at a higher level on an empty stomach.
7) Work out in a fasted state.
8) Save the big meal for the evening.
9) if it doesn't walk, run, swim, fly, grow don't eat.
10) don't be afraid of fat.
11) Low-fat/no fat is processed food.
Give intermittent fasting a try. You can start small by going for short stretches of undereating or not eating. Among the many advantages are that food tastes better and we come to appreciate it more and not to mention stable, consistent insulin levels. For much more detailed information check out The Warriordiet.com.