This is my 4th time doing the V-Diet, or a hybrid version of it, since 2008 and every time has been very successful. With the addition of the 1 HSM a day it makes it much more manageable. In the older version I did always look forward to that peanut butter shake at the end of the day though.
I started a fast/detox 2 weeks prior to kicking off this go round simply because I needed a quick start and quick change. I was at the heaviest I have ever been due to being out of the gym bc of a nagging shoulder injury and laziness. Add in a piss poor diet and enough alcohol to make an Irishman blush on St Pattys Day and I had ballooned up to around 260-265. I dropped down to 245 by eliminating alcohol, very low carb/high lean protein/healthy fat diet with basic body weight exercises and HIIT for about 2 weeks.
I started the V-Diet late Jan, I am on week 3 and down to 227 at 6 foot 2. I seem to be stuck at this weight for the last week or so but I think that is due to some muscle returning, and I can tell in my measurements. I had ok strength before, Deadlift 355/Squat 285/Bench 225 at 185-190 lbs so doing the beginner program I have been adding weight each week in addition to the 5 second drop in rest periods because my strength seems to be returning rather quickly.
I have been swapping 1 shake for 2 XL HB eggs and 1 serving of steel cut oatmeal w/ a little Metabolic Drive for meal #2 each day and I drop some cals out of the evening shakes on non workout days by only using 1-1.5 scoops of Metabolic Drive because I feel full enough at night.
Take HOT-ROX and all the other supplements as the diet indicates. And I love Plazma. Took some getting used to the taste and I had to mess around with the flavoring a little.
My HSM is lean protein with brown rice or sweet potato and green stuff, like spinach, raw broccoli, etc.
I do have some questions:
My goal weight is 190. I am over halfway there in a little under 6 weeks. So that would mean dropping another 20-25 lbs or so, after this round of the V-diet (I hope to be down in the 215 ish area when this round is over). After I am done with this round of the V-diet would it be wise to cycle in another round using the intermediate workout program or moving on to something else like an Indigo-3G plan, Hypertrophy/fat loss? I feel like another round of V-Diet with the intermediate workout plan may be better as I continue to get my strength back up, but I wanted to ask the expert.
Is it ok to stack Alpha Male with HOT-ROX? Or is that too much of a good thing?
Thanks in advance for both the diet and your answers.