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Model Your Diet After Ancient Civilizations

By Kellyann Petrucci, Patrick Flynn

Some ancient peoples, such as the Greeks and Romans, understood cyclical food consumption. They ate sparingly during the daytime hours and feasted together at night. They were also hardened warriors, lean, able-bodied, and mentally alert. They fought, they conquered, and they created great works of art, philosophy, and literature.

People are only as capable as the food they put in their bodies and the way they go about eating that food. The Greeks and Romans were mightily capable.

However, if you look at the ancient Egyptians, you see something else entirely. The Egyptians of 3,000 or more years ago followed a diet and lifestyle similar to the typical ones of today. They were more sedentary. They ate grains and sweets, and they ate often, following the frequent feeding method that is so often touted in modern-day health and fitness magazines as the only way to “keep the metabolic fires burning.”

And in the ancient Egyptian culture you can see what are described as the first known cases of diabetes, cancer, and metabolic syndrome — the very same diseases that run rampant in the modern world. It would be remiss to think that this similarity is merely coincidental, that what and how humans eat doesn’t directly affect their health and appearance.

The Warrior Diet aims to bring back the diet and nutrition styles of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It aims to nix the “eat often and eat at predetermined times” school of thought and return, instead, to eating by instinct. It may take time to regain those instincts, but by practicing the Warrior Diet, they will undoubtedly return.