Okay, so obviously this wouldn’t be the V-Diet, but here’s my idea:
I know I can last one day on the V-Diet because I have. How much of a benefit do you think one would derive from doing the strict V-Diet one day on, then eating whatever HSM’s they wanted the next day, and repeating this for 56 days (so that you’ve done 28 TOTAL days of the V-Diet plan)?
My initial guess is a 50% loss of fat is the best that can be hoped for, as compared to what one would have lost on the real V-Diet (= 100%). This is assuming one does not eat more than they normally would on their “off” (all solid meal) days in an effort to “make up” for lost calories the previous days. However, I don’t think this would be a problem, for me at least, since the shakes made me feel so full in the first place.
I know I would derive some benefit from this approach, by gaining lean muscle, since I don’t take in enough protein on an average day.
So, my main question is, would the reduced calories and carbs on the “on” days facilitate any fat loss, or would the “off” days counter any progress?
To be clear, I believe the V-Diet works, but I’m toying with this idea for my particular needs.