Warrior Intermittent Fasting Diet
One of the intermittent fasting protocols you may have heard about is called the Warrior
protocol, sometimes Warrior Diet. This is when you go a little longer during your fasting
periods, and eat just one big meal during the eating period. Here is a look at the Warrior
protocol to decide if you want to try this method.
How the Warrior IF Protocol Works
This is one of the strictest intermittent fasting protocols because you go nearly 24 hours
each time you fast. The basis of this plan is that you eat just once a day, after fasting for
nearly 24 hours. That meal should be rather large and sustain you for the next 24 hours.
It can be almost anything you want to eat, though of course you shouldn’t be eating
3,000 calories of donuts and soda. There are some basic food rules. The Warrior
protocol comes from the fact that humans used to have to catch and cook food all day,
where they would only eat once at night, so people on Paleo will often follow this
What to Eat on This Plan
Another different between the Warrior intermittent fasting protocol and other methods is
that what you eat during those eating windows are also different. Most other intermittent
fasting protocols allow you to eat your normal diet without changing it too much. With
the Warrior diet, you also want to eat closer to a traditional caveman diet, though not as
strict as Paleo. Here are some basic eating guidelines to follow if you decide on this
method of doing intermittent fasting:
Try to eat grass-fed/cage-free meat and eggs – When choosing your meat and eggs,
go as fresh and organic as you can. If you can get it from a local farm, that is ideal.
Otherwise, choose meat that was grass-fed with no hormones, and cage-free eggs.
Switch to grass-fed butter as well.
Avoid processed foods – This is a big one – try to limit your processed foods as much
as possible. This includes getting rid of boxed, packaged, and frozen foods. Anything
that can be microwaved is probably processed. Try to make all your meals and snacks
at home with fresh ingredients.
Reduce alcohol intake – You want