Hello. Nice to meet some fellow warriors. I stumbled across this board a couple days ago, and finally got around to posting, BECAUSE I FINALLY STEPPED ON A SCALE in the first time in a few months. My whole life, I've been scared to step on the scale, because my weight would always stay the same or go up.
I'm 25, and was chubby since I was 5 years old. I have hovered at around 230-250 for most of my adult life, and I finally got to 275lbs about 6 months ago. I was eating 4-5 meals a day, and drinking 3 or 4 tall glass rum 'n cokes every night.
Oddly enough, I never planned to start losing weight. I never even thought it was possible... I haven't done any workouts, or anything.The only thing I did at first, was simply quit drinking liquor, and eating lunch. I felt myself losing weight for the first time in my life, and it felt good. So after about a month I stepped up my game to 1 meal a day, period.
At this point, I still hadn't ever heard of the Warrior diet, and although I could feel like I was losing lots of weight, I felt guilty, as if I was not being healthy, even though I felt better than ever.
I googled "one meal per day", and found out about the science behind iit. NOW I realize why I thought working out was so pointless while eating 3+ meals a day, because it was! I ALWAYS had food digesting in my system, so therefor any energy my body needed for the activity was taken from the food in intestines, not from my fat cells.
I really gotta say thanks to Ori, though. I mean, I'm sure I'm not the only one that 'discovered' this diet on their own (not like eating less to lose weight is a revolutionary idea), but Ori has researched the science to show us that is actually a HEALTHIER way to live, and we shouldn't feel wrong about it.
OK, I lied, I did try working out ONCE so far, today was the first day, and it felt GREAT. It's so much easier to move now, I walked 4 miles like nothing (I can't run cuz of a knee injury), and spent 30 min on a bowflex, did some pushups and situps. And it feels good to know that EVERY SINGLE CALORIE I BURN is coming from my fat cells, because my body purified itself from anything I ate yesterday already.
So anyway, I just wanted to share my story.. I couldn't believe the scale a few minutes ago when it said 208!!!! And now that I'm adding a workout, I'm positive I'm gonna hit <200 soon! I don't think I've been under 200 since I hit puberty.
For people who are just starting out on this diet, I would say to take it slow. I mean, if you aren't used to working out, don't start working out UNTIL your stomach and body is TRAINED to this new way of living.
Yes, your stomach needs to be trained, or else it will beg for food like a dog at the kitchen table. However, just like a dog, if you don't give into it's whining, your stomach will eventually know it's role and wait patiently for it's meal. This training can take some time, but once it is done, you will have MORE energy to work out, because you aren't wasting all your energy on digesting food all day.
Well, I'll be lurking around these forums for a while. The warrior way of eating is so natural and benneficial to me, I know I will never go back to 3 a day. Maybe it's my lack of will power when it comes to eating (once I start eatting, anyway), or maybe it's my body's genetics, but I KNOW that 3 meals a day does NOT work for me.