The Warrior’s Diet For Energy

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A warrior is always ready for action with energy available whenever he or she is called to perform. Big meals can cause lethargy and lack of focus. The warrior’s diet prepares us for the daily challenges of life that demand our focus and energy. It provides energy when you need it.

The warrior’s diet consists of small meals or snacks eaten every 2 to 3 hours throughout the day. The meals are simple and usually include only one type of food such as a handful of almonds, or sunflower seeds, 1-2 apples, carrots or celery sticks, crackers with avocado, or a bowl of rice with sprouts or cooked beans. You can choose whatever you like as long as it’s not junk food, refined flour, or sugar.

If you’re considering cutting back on caffeine, this diet may help you do that. Caffeine gives you temporary bursts of energy. The warrior’s diet will keep blood sugar levels even throughout the day. You’ll have more sustained energy in the long run.

To prevent gaining weight on this diet or any other diet you choose to follow, determine your resting metabolic rate (RMR) and energy expended through physical activity (see Lose Weight Simply). Always keep a written journal of the calories you consume. Remember to choose nutrient rich foods with a combination of protein, fat and carbs.

Make sure you are hydrating enough too. Often times, lethargy results from poor hydration. Don’t choose sodas or sugar laden juices. Instead, opt for herbal teas, natural fruit juices, or just plain water.

It’s a time to get creative, to eat better and to observe which foods give you the most or least energy. Give yourself the diet that provides the most amount of energy so when life calls for action, you’re ready, willing, and able.

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11 thoughts on “The Warrior’s Diet For Energy

  1. davidyochim says:

    Oh, but I wish the US Military provided Warrior Diet Meals instead of Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)😁

    During my military career, 16 years Navy helicopter Special Warfare support operations, and then Army which I retired from, we lived on MRE’s out in the field. An MRE, if you eat the entire package, averages about 3000 calories to fuel you for the day of heavy operations.

      • davidyochim says:

        No, not dehydrated. Just highly preserved and packaged in an airtight synthetic pouch.

        The meals are high in carbs and protein, some actually taste decent enough. In each package there is a main entre such as tuna noodles, bbq pork and rice etc. Along with some type of cracker, peanut butter pack, candy and a coffee pack. Sometimes you get a hardened high protein and carb bar kind of like a tasteless protein bar. Sometimes you might get a pack of raisins or dehydrated cranberries.

        To give you an idea of how highly preserved they can be, I have eaten MRE’s that were up to 10 years old.

      • davidyochim says:

        They come with a warmer pack. You place your meal pack in the warmer pack and pour in a little water to activate the warmer. To be honest, for min e personally after a month or better in the field, I just ate them as they were. After a while, they all tasted the same to me. They were an energy source more than an enjoyable meal. Fuel to get you through combat operations.

      • Brenda Sue says:

        David, you know that I’ve eaten MRE’s. They are so processed that they don’t seem like food at all.

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