All right, I’ve been lurking here for a while reading success and challenges, formulas and recipes. Finally I’ve decided to jump into this diet full boar. Protein and Surge is on the way, HOT-ROX and Flameout sit on the counter, already started using Superfood and Flax meal(hey, I really like the taste and texture too!)
For support, I’m running a “biggest loser” contest at work (to start 9/2)and the V-Diet is my secret weapon! Even bought a “magic bullet” so I can blend my shakes with ice at work in my office.
Current weight is 225 and my goal is to hit 205 at the end of the 28 days and see my abs.
Running the numbers, my targets are 1904 cals on workout days, and 1587 on regular days. I’ve got everything dialed in to hit 1930 and 1560 respectively.
Will be doing intermediate workout as I workout with my girlfriend and this works better. I think this will also aid in achieving a perfect pace.
My final questions I have not been able to find:
Is the PB interchangeable for the flax, flame out or vise versa? Is the fat combo important to the diet?
I’ve read that the body can only metabolize so much protein per “meal”. Figuring 5 shakes per day, I’d be getting almost 50grams of protein per “meal”. Is this too much and do I need to add shakes to lower the protein?
Is it better to have the last shake as late as possible/before bed to decrease the length of fasting time, or earlier to increase it? My current schedule has my last shake at 9 PM on workout days and the first is at 8am, so I have 11 to 12 hours of fasting.
Not mentioned in this diet is ketosis. With low carbs even on full body workout days, seems that getting into ketosis would occur. Is this a goal or desirable?
I will be posting stats as I start the diet and thank you for the help.