Hi everyone. i haven't got The Warrior Diet book yet but i'm really anxious to try it. I'm 18 i train in Muay Thai 3 to 4 times a week and train with weights another 3 times a week. I'm trying the Warrior diet to see if it will help my energy levels and also to lose some stubborn fat that i just cant seem to get rid of with the usual calorie counting and 6 meals a day. my favorite meal by far is sushi will i be able to include that in my meal or is it out? also i enjoy a bit of takeaway once a week (macdonalds, pizza, chinese food) will i still be able to have my cheat meal? apart from that my diet mainly consists of rolled oats, egg white omelets, bananas, apples, grapes, whole meal pasta and bread, white and brown rice, steamed veggies and grilled lean meats. But like i said i just can't seem to lose this last bit of stubborn fat.
The sushi is not ideal due to the white rice, but I cheat with it once in a while. Others do as well. I'm just now starting to get into the stubborn fat elimination, so I can't tell if sushi will affect that yet, but it still looks OK so far. Also, if you're referring to sashimi, that is most def. allowed and is a great food. I assumed you were talking about nigri/sushi with rice. As far as the take-away goes, once you detox your body and go organic, I think those craving will go away - they did for me anyway. If you still have them, make those things at home so you can control what goes in them. This is a big change for most people. I think it's important to NOT think about what you are eliminating and go in with an open mind. Think about the BENEFITS of giving those things instead.
As far as your plateau, the take away will have an impact on that. If you're going for a 6-pack/ripped body, those "cheats" will affect that - even if only once a week. Obvioulsy, people will cheat from time to time and that's OK. just realize that it will impact your results. From what I've seen, they don't necessary put weight/fat on, but rather hinder your progress. With that said, once you get the body comp you want, get an ice cream once in a while, etc. I don't think it's realistic to go for the rest of your life - some 60+ years without any of food little pleasures. Also, you have to have that in mind.