Fasting: The Warrior Fast
It sounds hardcore and it is but boy does it work! Let us explain.
As we know from our previous blog fasting is a great way to enhance our health and fitness results and The Warrior Fast is definitely one of the harder fast but has some protocols which can make it easier.
The Warrior diet was created by Ori Hofmekler - a former member of the Israeli Defence Force and is was designed to mimic the diet of ancient warriors. Warriors would spend most of their day working, fighting and completing their duties before settling down to feast a few hours before sleeping. This would not only take advantage of the fasting benefits but it would also help them sleep and manage their time better. We spend a lot of time preparing food and eating it which might be better put to go use plus it's a great way to manage the sleepy affect of too much food.
We're nowhere near as active as our predecessors and thankfully our lives aren't in the same amount danger but we are still in danger, everyday. The accessibility of food and plus the amount of processed food available makes unhealthy and overeating too easy for us. We're suffering from diseases and illness related to the foods we eat and maybe '3 square meals a day' was great advice then but is it really now?
How you complete the warrior fast
Note that fasting on just water is the best option for increased results so if you find yourself relying on the berries and nuts too much then use the transitional period guidelines above for those too.
You can complete any type of training you'd like but be aware than performance levels will drop as you transition. We'd suggest sticking to your usual routine but decrease the intensity for a few weeks. To sure to eat enough food too during your eating window so your body has enough fuel for what you're asking of it.
Some of you prefer to training in the morning and thats ok just start your eating window once you're done and fast though the evening and night but be aware of a few things;
Who is this for
This method is perfect for those of you looking to stay lean but your schedule demands are too much of you.
Please be aware this along with the 24 hour fast is by far the most advanced method and you will need to build up to this. This method can be dangerous if you're diabetic (although fasting as a whole can improve this) and if you're pregnant.
Please share with with your friends and family and please let us know what you think!
Speak soon, The Team.
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