My name is Christian, I’m an ex-college athlete who has enjoyed to work out a decent portion of my life. In college I played baseball and sat around 200 lbs with sub-10% BF at times. I worked out a lot due to the sport and stayed really healthy.
After college, I moved to a third world county where I contracted multiple tropical diseases and was really sick. I came back in summer of 2015 at 167 lbs, which I lost the majority of in my first month in Central America. After which, I worked manual labor and stopped working out, since I would spend 10-12 hours a day in the Texas sun digging irrigation ditches.
Fast forward to now: I’m a software engineer, and I sit on my butt all day. I do work out, but not as often as I should, and I am a typical “see food” dieter. I eat what I see in front of me and I haven’t ate the greatest. I’ve stuck around 190 lbs now with around 13% BF. While this isn’t terrible, it isn’t where I want to be and I am dissatisfied with that. After getting motivated this summer and getting my strength levels back up, I jumped on the Texas Method for awhile before I hurt my back in a non-lifting incident, and had trouble walking.
My wife, on the other hand, she has had some health issues that we haven’t been able to figure out. A lot of it may in fact be diet related. She has seen doctors, been diagnosed with IBS and Candida, and we’ve done diets like FODMAPS, Gluten / Dairy free diets, and “attempted” to carb-cycle. She is not so great about sticking to diets and really doesn’t like to work out even though she knows it is something that she needs to do.
I first read about the V-Diet in Never Let Go by Dan John and I have avoided it simply because I, in the past, have tried to stick to a consistent yet healthy diet. I’ve obviously failed recently at that. My wife knew that I knew some diets and I mentioned V-Diet when the Doctor told her to carb cycle about 3 months back. We finally got to the point where we decided to do it.
Here are my stats:
Day 0 16 40 49 35.5 41.5 23.5 23.75 16.5 17 12.75 13 12.5 12.5 189.2
Here are my wife’s stats:
Day 0 14.25 38.75 43.75 37.25 43.5 23.5 23.75 16 16 11.75 11.75 10 10 170
I am 6’ tall, she is 5’ 7". We’re doing this to see how well this resets our bad eating habits, to lean out, and then to also see how she deals with the whole low-carb thing.
We took pictures, which I will post later (of me only) and I’ll try and keep this updated as much as possible. My one question for those who have done V-Diet before:
My wife gets nauseous / bad indigestion when drinking the protein shakes. Ideas on how to make these a little more doable for her? She says the taste is too sweet and this has caused her to skip the bedtime shake twice in 5 days so far, so I want to try and find a way to make these better for her.
The good news about doing this together is that it is much harder to fail, especially when you shell out $800 for two people to do the diet for this month!