Caveman, warrior, or eat stop eat diets.

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    May 28, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    I have come across many of these ways of eating lately and wondered has anyone out there tried this method. basically most of them consist of consuming fruits, veggies, lean meats, and healthy fats.......

    upon waking you would pretty much not eat until dinner ( with the exception of post workout carbs and protein from fruit and protein also during the day you graze on fruit and veggies mainly) The only large meal is at dinner which you choose how late and this is where you eat large amounts of fruit and other foods listed and if you want to eat pizza or drink beer this would be the time. Now some are a little more flexible, for instance, the warrior" says eat as much til your thirsty of any foods, and the caveman diet, says starting phases 2 and 3 you stop eating the junk at the main meal and keep it at the healthy stuff..... then the Eat stop eat diet says you dont eat anything all day ( no post workout meal either) and your dinner is normal but with this one, you only eat like this 1-2 times a week and the rest of the week is normal...... Now personally, I have been doing some of these principles...... since april and i must say it does help the binging and excessive desires to eat when bored and gets rid of the sluggish drowsy feelings..... heres what i do.......

    I wake up drink lots of water, drink a cup of coffee ,head to the gym do my high intense workout with lows volume of weights and cardio then i quickly consume chocolate milk and a bananna as my meal. throughout the day, I eat some fruits and some nuts til about 5:30-6:30 I have my laRGE DINNER which always starts with either a huge salad or lots of mixed veggies and then comes the complex carbs wth protein and lastly whatever i want which is usually sugar lol.

    so...... just curious, has anyone tried this? if your looking for fat loss as your goal with lean muscle, i suggest it. but p.s--- I like to do this for about 2-6 weeks and then spend a week or two eating higher amounts of calories to offset the slower metabolism and to prevent lean tissue loss.
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    May 28, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    Huh. I've heard of these 'evolution' based diets, but thought they were mostly fictitious...I guess not, eh? icon_confused.gif

    I haven't tried any of those you mentioned, but couldn't help thinking that if you are able to regimen yourself so strictly, why don't you just eat five small, calorie-restricted and whole-food meals a day (thereby avoiding junk, processed, and similar foods which predominantly contribute to weight gain)? Yes, that's a gross oversimplification, but you get the idea? Not only does a well-timed breakfast set your metabolism for the day, but your body needs a relatively constant supply of complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats (especially when exercising with regularity) as well as the essential nutrients these food sources contain--a combination that seems to be seriously lacking in the 'diet' you mention.

    This plan may have worked for you--heck, who wouldn't lose weight by essentially starving their body--but I would NOT recommend these plans for weight loss of any kind. When you deprive your body you can learn to 'reprogram' cravings, but it's all about balance. Your fat cells may be reducing their volume, but they are also changing the way they metabolize fat. The moment you intake more, so will they--cravings aside.
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    May 28, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    I'll pass
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    May 28, 2009 4:18 PM GMT
    if any of those will make me look like the OP then sign me up icon_smile.gif
    i mean he's gorgeous! haha
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    May 30, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    My only question is "why"?

    Why not just eat a normal regular diet? Keep it healthy, keep it clean, stay away from processed and junk food.