I am starting the V-diet. I have been struggling with food cravings for a while. My decision to do the V-Diet is about proving to myself that I am able to follow a plan and stick it out. I’m also very encouraged by some of the “typical” results that I’ve seen from other people’s posts as well as Dan John’s articles. I also like what I’ve heard about people losing the craving for junk food.
I started the diet on Tuesday (my Day 1) because I was out of town and also didn’t get all of my supplements until late Monday afternoon.
Here are some of my current stats:
Waist: 44 inches
I took these this morning before I ran out the door to the gym. I will capture all of my stats this Sunday as well as some pictures.
First day’s workout was pretty good. I tried to go pretty heavy and really max out at the 4-5 rep range.
Front Squat: 185 (moderate to difficult) - 4 sets x 5 reps
Assisted chin-up: 66 lbs assist (very difficult but I finished) - 4 sets x 5 reps
DB bench press: 65 lbs (difficult) - 4 sets x 5 reps
Ab wheel rollout: 4 x 5 (My abs are still sore)
Nutrition: I followed the diet to a T. I’m not taking any leucine as it didn’t ship with my order. Based on my stats above, would anyone reccommend I take the leucine to maintain muscle mass or should I just be concerned with losing fat and not worry if I lose a little muscle along the way? I am taking the optional fiber supplement.
Feelings: A lot of gassy feelings going on in my stomach periodically throughout the day. I was okay with not “eating” until I got home and then started to feel a little light headed and was missing food. But I didn’t give in. One day down, 27 days to go!
Any feedback positive or constructive would be greatly appreciated!