Started V-Diet yesterday and wasn’t planning on creating a thread but figured it might help someone else that was debating trying it.
I’m doing this because i’ve been working out for years and always gained some muscle + fat and then when i tried to loose the fat (i.e. using JB don’t diet) i lost the muscle so i was back at square 1. It has happened 2-3 times so i decided i was going to gain for 6-8 months (and it went well) and then cut with supps. V-Diet’s promise is to keep the muscle while loosing the fat so it appealed to me.
Right now my body is at the point where if i suck in my gut i look like a guy who works out and is healthy/athletic. If i let it hang out i look like a fatty. My gf tells me this is all in my head and I have a self image problem? Maybe…or maybe i don’t live in denial. I swear if i could just get rid of the fat and keep the muscle i’d be happy with my body…but that has yet to happen.
Looking at other ppl’s before and after pics makes me feel that this diet is more hype than substance. However, reading people’s threads shows that not everyone is following the rules. People drinking diet coke or having something between shakes or just falling off the wagon. My promise is that I will follow EXACTLY what is written to the T. But i still think V-Diet is marketing hype…hopefully i’ll be proved wrong.
I will post pics and measurements AFTER the 6 weeks. For now, i’m 25, started at 150 and bulked to 177, all the fat is in my stomach and lower back.
So here is what i’ve learned so far (I’m on Day 2):
(NOTE: Please remember these are my opinions only…)
Anyone that tells you these shakes are filling doesn’t eat 6-8 times a day. The shakes are not satisfying at all. They have no substance. You will feel full of water and that is it. The best thing about the meals is the fiber choice chewable. That’s how bad it is! However, the bedtime shake does keep you full at night and proves the importance of good protein powder.
Superfood tastes like ass. I wish i didnt have to put two scoops in for breakfast and dinner. It ruins them for me and just smelling it in the shake makes me gag. I’m trying to trick myself into enjoying it…i take my time with them and try to “enjoy” each sip. I’m hoping the fact that im starving will help.
I’ve got gas…and a lot of it. Thank god i have my own office.
The workout was great. I approached it with the same mind set as I would if i was gaining.
I am sore as hell from the workout. I’m understanding why there is 1 Flameout with each meal.
I don’t drink caffine. I took 1 HOT-ROX 2x yesterday. today I tried two per serving…i felt nauseous for about 45mins. Will go back to 1 tomorrow until i get some tolerance. Feels like i’m a tiny bit hotter under the skin than usual…like im oozing trace amounts of heat…
My job required analytical thinking and problem solving. My energy is low and my mind is foggy. My work performance is suffering. I’m sure this will only be for the first few days until i get used to the cals.
I’m sure someone will tell me that i’m being a bitch, to suck it up, and my spelling sucks…or maybe my post will get thrown out but these are merely my comments on what i’m experiencing so far.