Michael Woodhead


Ori Hofmekler
Blue Snake Books
ISBN-13: 978-1-58394-200-0

Although I'm not dissing this book in particular, I do wonder just how many more diet books will appear on the market.

No doubt, thousands.

The Warrior Diet (first released in 2003), however, takes a different approach than most other diet books. It bases its reasoning on three basic human instincts: the instinct to survive and multiply; the hunter/predator instinct; and the scavenger instinct.

"The Warrior Diet is built on the principle of cycling between periods of undereating and overeating". Cycling, here, refers not to bicycling, but rather to the recurrence of various events that we do during the day-eating, drinking, sleeping, etc; or, in this case, undereating and overeating.

The author explains each phase, and also gives examples of what sort of foods would best be eaten during each one.

Next, he looks at how to combat what he calls 'stubborn fat', the fat that, no matter how much you diet, just doesn't seem to go away. He shows what causes it, how to prevent it, and how to get rid of it.

Proponents of other diets often explain why their diet is better than the others are, and Hofmekler is no different -- he compares and contrasts The Warrior Diet with several other popular ones, grouping them into five different kinds depending on what they are meant to do.

Later, the author delves into historical diets to further explain and elucidate the principles of The Warrior Diet.

Finally, Hofmekler looks at how The Warrior Diet can affect areas such as sex drive, potency, and animal magnetism. However, although the diet is primarily aimed at a male audience, he does include a chapter on how it will benefit women.

Exercises, training principles, meals and recipes round out this intriguing book designed to create "high energy, explosive strength, and a leaner, harder body."

If that's what you're looking for, then The Warrior Diet may be for you.