Switched things up to a little more ‘extreme’ this time around: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity/vdiet_extreme
Went from 185 down to 160 (loss of 25 lbs in 6 weeks). Strength has all but remained.[/quote]
Im thinking of starting the V-Diet at the start of January. You seem to get great results so would like to know if I should start with the beginner V-diet or this new program you’ve created.
At the moment I’m 24, 5’ 11’, 195 lbs and 17% body fat. Looking to drop 20 lbs and feel ripped. Any ideas appreciated.[/quote]
Sorry for the delay, just saw this post.
My honest recommendation - since this is your first vdiet - is to do it 100% exactly as written. We’ve done it 3 times now, and will be doing it a 4th time in April since we use the vdiet as a way to clense and shred for spring/summer, albeit with our own tweaks to make it more extreme… but our first go was done exactly as laid out in the vdiet plan on the site. I think that’s crucial to not only get the best results, but break the bad habits and get comfortable w/ the overall structure of the plan. It’s by no means easy, but by follwing it to the letter the first time, I’d think you’d have less chance to deviate and more chance for success. We’ve seen 20+ lbs come off each time through, and the tweaks we’ve added only changed the rate as which we lost weight for the most part. (plus I have a hard time w/ the taste of the protein shakes…so the mag10 pulses were my saving grace aside from holding my nose and chuggin’ everytime it’s time for a shake)
Also, the first time through was pretty much hell the first week or 2, but once you get over that ‘hump’, it’s pretty much smooth sailing. We had headaches, nausea, fatigue, etc. the very first go, but didn’t really experience any of those any subsequent times through the plan, even w/ the more extreme tweaks. (the weird side effects do come on pretty strong each time though - enhanced sense of smell, trouble sleeping, etc)
This time around I plan the following:
Meal 1 - vdiet breakfast shake from plan
Meal 2 - MAG-10 pulse
Workout - Anaconda
Meal 3 - MAG-10 Pulse
Meal 4 - vdiet dinner shake from plan
Meal 5 - vdiet shake from plan + Nut Butter or MAG-10 pulse (will probably switch those up throughout the diet)
I don’t think we’ll include any Pulse Fasts this time, but we’ll still keep the daily fasted cardio w sips of MAG-10 in place since that really seemed to help. I’ve been on indigo but will probably drop that during the diet since I don’t think i’ll be taking in enough carbs, but will resume once we transition out. We might even wrap this up after 1.5 - 2 months with the 6 days to shredded to see just how ripped we can get: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_diet_mass/shredded_in_6_days
Let me know if you have any questions or need any additional advice. G’luck!