Interview with Ori Hofmekler – Originator of The Warrior Diet
By Idai Makaya
(Article written for Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine, in September 2009)
Continuing with the theme of intermittent fasting for martial arts weight management and performance, this month will feature one of the well established intermittent fasting regimes, called the Warrior Diet. This form of IF was developed by a former Israeli Special Forces operative, Ori Hofmekler, and is particularly suited to hard-training athletes.
The Warrior Diet, in a nutshell, involves using a 20 hour undereating period to turn on the fasting metabolism (fat burning) and compensating with a 4 hour overeating period (to boost metabolic rate and provide all the necessary nutrients for good health and performance). Obviously, eating this way will lead to a new set of metabolic systems becoming prominent because the body will be fuelled differently to that of a person who eats large meals more regularly. MORE.