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Halfway Through the V-Diet


#1

So, I finished day 14 on the V-Diet today. Got my measurements taken, too:

Day 1:
Weight - 193 lb
Waist - 31 in
BF% - 15.6

Day 14:
Weight - 182 lb
Waist - 29
BF% - 13.4

The weighings were done with typical balances. The BF was done by a rec center worker with a body fat impedance meter, both times. (I realize this is somewhat inaccurate, but the fact that I’ve been consistent with the method of measurement shows progress to a degree.)

Some questions I have:
-Single digit BF likely at the end of the 28 days?
-Thoughts on moving to a carb cycling program after the transition off the diet (if my goal is maximum fat loss)?

Other thoughts on the diet:
-Very difficult first week, second week easy, third week looking easier.

  • The colder the water you use with the Metabolic Drive, the better. The longer you blend it, the better.
  • I’ve developed a tolerance to the HOT-ROX. Now What? Up the dosage?
  • Fiber choice = candy.

I’ll post pictures (day 1 and day 14) on saturday when I get home after finals.


#2

Single digit BF% is possible.

Increase carbs slowly first, then think about where to go from there.

How much HOT-ROX are you taking now?

Candy? Huh?


#3

I’m doing 2 HOT-ROX, twice a day. And, yes, the fiber sure tablets (despite the fact that they’re sugar free) taste like candy.


#4

How tall are you? I mean 182 with a 29inch waist is sounding pretty small to me.

Had you been working out regularly before doing this diet?


#5

Do not increase HOT-ROX over max recommended dosage. You haven’t “developed a tolerance.” It works whether you feel it or not. You may be used to the stimulatory components, but it’s main purpose is not a stimulant anyway.

Nice work, though. Very good halfway point numbers. Way above average.

Tip: Don’t just use cold water, use ice. I never make a shake without blending it with ice.


#6

I’m about 6’, and yes, I had been working out before this diet, but only lightly regulating my diet (i.e. logging, but not necessarily logging with a goal/limit in mind). As for the HOT-ROX, Shugart’s assessment feels about right, namely I haven’t been feeling the “buzz” , but my temperature has felt (and actually tested aurally) hotter. And in the end, that metabolic increase is exactly what the thermogenic is for.


#7

Another random though: does anyone else on the V-Diet miss cardio? HIIT? I actually enjoyed those. Any thoughts on reincorporating those into the two week V-Diet transition phase? I imagine it wouldn’t be advisable until after the transition.


#8

[quote]TEverett wrote:
Another random though: does anyone else on the v-diet miss cardio? HIIT? I actually enjoyed those. Any thoughts on reincorporating those into the two week v-diet transition phase? I imagine it wouldn’t be advisable until after the transition. [/quote]

HIIT 2-3 times per week instead of daily NEPA is fine once you get into the Transition, and after of course.


#9

[quote]TEverett wrote:
I’m doing 2 HOT-ROX, twice a day. And, yes, the fiber sure tablets (despite the fact that they’re sugar free) taste like candy. [/quote]

Oh… ha I was afraid you meant actual candy…

I’ll look into that stuff for myself. So the brand is “Fiber Sure”?


#10

[quote]Makavali wrote:
TEverett wrote:
I’m doing 2 HOT-ROX, twice a day. And, yes, the fiber sure tablets (despite the fact that they’re sugar free) taste like candy.

Oh… ha I was afraid you meant actual candy…

I’ll look into that stuff for myself. So the brand is “Fiber Sure”?[/quote]

I think I called it two different things on accident. I’m using “Sugar Free Fiber Choice” which look like big antacids, and cost about $14 for a bottle.


#11

As promised, pictures. There’s really no different in the before (left) and after (right), which is very disappointing. I’m getting somewhat discouraged despite the numbers. It almost feels as though I’ve plateaued on the V-Diet. Whatever. 2 weeks and the transition left. Hopefully I can make something happen.


#12

Biceps…


#13

The back…


#14

Side shot…


#15

Well, it’s decent progress. Give it a bit more time.

Sidenote: And you scoffed at me when I got you to go to this site.


#16

Given the lack of real muscle mass I’d say there is definite progress around your stomach and arms.

Keep it up, you’re doing well!


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