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Extra Exercise for Curving Appetite


#1

Hey Chris,

Hopefully a quick question for you. Just finishing up my first week and feeling pretty good. However, on the non-workout days I am having a hard time with hunger. I know exercise helps curve the appetite. So my question is can I put another day of weights or V-burn challenge without negatively affecting the plan? Extra NEPA is not doing the trick on those non-workout days. Drinking more water to help with that getting full feeling, but the constant feeling of having to visit the bathroom is getting annoying.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Too much cardio can actually increase appetite rather than curb it, so definitely avoid that (hence one of the reasons there’s little to no cardio in the V-Diet plan.)

What I’d suggest is doing something restorative, such as foam rolling, stretches, planks, posture-work, or any of the various pre-hab exercises found in TNation articles.

Otherwise, short sessions of conditioning-like work are fine. Think of it as an abbreviated V-Burn: sled work, battle ropes, tire strikes, kettebell swings etc. Do not exceed 20 minutes.

All that said, hunger – or rather cravings mistaken for hunger since the V-Diet is nutrient dense – often goes away in week 2.