I’m not trying to be an ass and tell you what to do, but by looking at your picture and the about me in your profile, I’m not sure the V-Diet is right for you at all.
You weigh 160 pounds and are a beginner to lifting. You want to put on size, so how would doing a diet be helping you? If anything, you should be able to get the newbie gains where you can add muscle and manage to keep the same amount of fat, which would actually lower you BF cuz you’re gaining LBM.
These are just my thoughts, but it’s your call. Perhaps if you posted some current pictures from now, we could better determine if this diet would would actually do anything for you.
thanks man. i have, obviously, thought a ton about the issue(s) you raise.
here are my feelings:
Chris Shugart recently wrote in one of the threads on this forum that the VDiet was actually intended for lean people trying to get to the next stage of lean, and not for the larger people who tend to do the VDiet (although it works wonders for them too). Anyways, I think that in many ways, I am actually the sort of person the diet is intended for.
I have been lifting/eating seriously since November or December and have made great progress (put on 10 or so pounds; I now lift more than my bodyweight in squats, deads, and bench). I’ve been eating cleanly, for sure, but have definitely accumulated some fat, and I want to get rid of it.
This is for three main reasons: aesthetic, to increase my metabolism, and to just see what it takes for me to get really cut… something I’ve never experimented with yet.
- Last spring, while I was in school, I was doing a great job eating cleanly and not having too many cravings. This summer, when I’ve been at work and constantly around junk food, I’ve been cooking cleanly for myself, but my cravings have DEFINITELY come back (and i’ve cheated a bit on occasion). In addition to getting rid of fat, it is time to get rid of those cravings!
Those are the basic goals that I have for this diet. For me, achieving them in a quick and extreme way is the way to do it so that I can get back into a strength phase or a mass phase afterwards (haven’t thought about which one yet).
Instead of going “medium”, I like to work on narrow goals, one at a time, and to know that I’ve put as much as i could into them in the time i gave to them. Ultimately, the smaller goals that I have for myself complement one another towards my larger goals, which are based both around health aims and aesthetic aims.
let me know if this doesn’t make sense. those are all my feelings, but they very well might not be sound! thanks for your opinions and whatnot!