It is about mid way through day 3 and I feel pretty good. Here are my details:
Height - 6’2
Start - 261.4 lbs
48hr Update - 254.6 lbs (down 6.8 lbs)
BF% - uh, too high?
V-Diet start - 9/13
I am using the over 35 lbs to lose formula and all the requisite Biotest products, with some minor excepts. Specifically:
- Substituting high grade fish oil and CLA for Flameout, though I may breakdown and buy some Flameout…)
- Taking 1 HOT-ROX Extreme 2x per day until I build up tolerance, then I’ll kick it up a notch
In lieu of a fibre tab or Metamucil, I am simply adding 2tsp of Psyllium husk to 4 out of my 5 shakes. I am also drinking 1 liter of very high quality green tea (matcha) that I dilute a further liter. I am also downing another liter or so of water, so I feel like I am keeping my fluid levels at a good spot.
NEPA walks at 6:00AM daily. Lifting starts tonight. Have been off for about 8 months, and it has been a few years since I trained at all seriously and had my abs!
Now for my newbie / new to V-Diet questions…
As I am a heavy guy with some serious weight to drop (50lbs or so), the formula has me coming short of 1g of protein for each pound of weight. Should I be concerned?
To get to the right calorie intake level, I am scale factoring not only my shakes but also Surge (on workout days). Should I be doing the same for my healthy fats (PB, Flax, fish oil, CLA), thereby implying that I should be upping the protein? Right now I am simply taking the calorie intake formula, subtracting the values for PB, Flax and Flameout (fish oil + CLA in my case) to determine my shake and Surge allowances.
Should I / has anyone adjusted their calories coming down? For example, I plugged in 261.4 lbs for the formula, but should I adjust this downward at the start of each week?
A lot of people have cited that they lose their sugar cravings. Bland food begins to taste phenomenal. Makes sense to me, but as you go off the diet post transition, does this really hold? Or do donut eaters simply crave less-sugary donuts, metaphorically speaking!
Time to go – shake time!