I have had a number of requests to outline the average day for me on the Warrior Diet, what I am eating and how I time it with training.
I have in no way mastered the WD, but this is a glimpse at where I am now, after being inspired to do the WD by Marty Gallagher’s book Purposeful Primitive.
Depending on whether I have 6am class, I wake up between 5am and 8 am. I’ll get some coffee in my belly and usually add little milk to that. I generally do my own training session somewhere between 10 am and noon. After training, I’ll have a shot of protein powder, sometimes in milk, and an apple or a banana.
If I get hunger pangs during the day, a handful of almonds, walnuts or pecans and some water tends to shut them down.
The big meal comes at around 8pm. I have a couple of favorites.
Spinach salad w/feta, raspberry vinaigrette, strawberries and walnuts.
Beef, I don’t measure, but probably 16-20 oz of either steak or ground beef. My father in law is a farmer and I am currently making room in the freezer for a repeat of last Christmas-a side of beef. High quality stuff and super tasty.
If I am still hungry, yogurt mixed with protein powder and some peanut butter.
I mix 6 whole O3 eggs and 4-6 whites in a skillet and scramble them with black pepper and sometimes chopped green pepper. I’ll heat up a can of organic black beans and mix it all up in a bowl with some cheddar cheese and chili seasoning. I call it a chili omelet. I’ll eat this with whatever fruit/vegetable suits my fancy.
I have found that it is vitally important for me to not overdo the under eating. It leads to me being too hungry come time for the big meal and I wind up eating cookies or fries. When I eat a little more during the day, just enough to kill the pangs, I don’t have to fight with my inner fat kid when the big meal gets there.
My friend and colleague Sara Cheatham Sr. RKC gives her perspective on it here.