will I turn into some kind of rage virus zombie?
It’s the morning of day 2 as I write this and I’m thinking the answer will be yes, lol.
A little bit about me:
I’m a 28 year old male who has spent the last 15 months cutting from 339.4 to 256 through exercise and a common sense dietary approach heavily influenced by Dr. John Berardi and his book, The Metabolism Advantage. Unfortunately, I’ve plateaued at this weight for about 2 months now and need to make some changes to get un-stuck. At the same time, my brother is getting married in just over a month and my girlfriend is starting the liquid diet for bariatric surgery. (She’s a different forum post altogether, I tried to stop her…) So there are a lot of things that line up quite well with the 28 days of v-diet at this point in my life.
Things that I’m adding/changing (I know, I know, how dare you…):
I’ve added the greens plus and BCAAs once per day into this v-diet protocol between meals as calorically cheap nutritional insurance. I’m taking in about 10 fewer calories worth of peanut butter at night to offset this. (This is mostly because the nutrition label gave 200 calories for 32 grams and I’m too lazy to work out the grams needed for 210 calories worth.)
I’m also taking a multivitamin.
I’ve been working with a trainer since last year so we’ve altered my workouts a bit to more closely follow the plan outlined for the v-diet. I’m dropping my post lifting cardio intervals for the NEPA walks. Given the drastic calorie reduction from what I’m used to, this change was a godsend.
I started taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu last week. Since new students don’t have to roll hard for the first month or so, I figured it would go well as a NEPA substitute for those days.
I’m following the plan on the assumption that I’m 210lbs. As I’m morbidly obese I really don’t see a problem with this. Plan 4 from the calculator is just closer to what I can actually force myself to consume. It’s not a huge difference calorically, I just know from my previous experience that I have a hard time getting 3 scoop shakes down.
With day 1 in the books, I have a few things to observe:
I’m very thankful that I’ve played around with intermittent fasting in the past. Spending entire days sipping nothing but water, greens plus, and BCAAs while my friends eat in front of me has helped prepare me for this.
I think I’m having a reaction to the Flameout. I’m allergic to seafood and while the allergy is supposedly to proteins and not to fats, I’m still getting odd tingling reactions after taking it. I’ll experiment a bit more with this by avoiding it the rest of the day today to see if it goes away. I haven’t had this reaction from other fish oil supplements. Go figure…
I’m developing a great 2.5 hour timer as that seems to be when I’ll get hungry after a shake. Yesterday though, I found myself ready for sleep but still needing to take that bedtime shake. That was a struggle to get down and honestly, I left out the third scoop of protein.