Ok, so I am on day 5 right now. I am starting this log a few days in because I wanted to make sure I was going to do it before posting.
I am a huge fan of Dan John and first heard of the V-Diet when he first did it a few years ago. I am 33 (almost 34) years old. I have been competitively olympic lifting the last 5 years. However, I am a skinny fat with bad genetics and hit a plateau I couldn’t break, even with hours and days and months and years doing cleans, squats, snatches, etc.
Olympic lifting got to be all consuming and I just stopped making progress. I do love it and maybe someday will get back into it when I am a master lifter.
I decided to do the V-Diet because I saw a picture of myself with my shirt off and almost puked. Since I have bad genetics, my weight is carried in my love handles, butt and thighs. Regular dieting doesn’t really have the impact I want it to have.
I also wanted to do the V-Diet because of the mental (and physical) challenge of it. No shit, it’s been hard so far. I keep fantasizing about food. I imagine this is what it’s like for someone to quit smoking.
I only took one measurement because I figured if I lost weight in the waist, I would be satisfied.
Waist: 39 inches
I took before pics and see if I can upload them.
Will report back soon.