I didn’t keep a log about my V-Diet, but I figured it may help other people if I post some information now that it’s over. I’ll separate my topics into a few different posts so they’re easier to read.
General Info about Me:
Today is Day 28 for me, and that’s it for the V-Diet for me. As I’ll tell you about later, I can’t do a proper Transition, since I really can’t drink another shake.
I started the diet at a carb-loaded weight of 195 pounds, and this morning I weighed 178. I’m happy with the amount of weight lost, but I was hoping this diet would be the answer to finally getting rid of my lower back fat, which is a result of years of poor eating. That part of me looks COMLETELY untouched by the diet.
As a result, I will continue my fat loss efforts by jumping right into CT’s Refined Physique Transformation program and nutritional guidelines. I plan on increasing my calories to about 10x bodyweight, since this program is a lot more intense than the V-Diet workouts. I will be consuming all solid food.
A little background on me, for those interested. When I started at an out-of state school in 2004, I hardly exercised and got to be a fat 195 pounds. I cleaned up my diet, following the nutritional advice in the Men’s Health Abs Diet and started training regularly, and went down to 175 after a few months. I stayed there for about a year and a half, and then started calorie counting.
I didn’t know a thing about protein intake at the time, and I dropped down to 145 pounds after a few months, and graduated college at about 150 pounds in December '07.
I then started a few programs from T-Nation and ate at a surplus, with several attempts to cut more fat along the way. None of those worked too well, and I actually gained 4 pounds of lean mass one month I was trying to lose fat (lucky me?) while under the guidance of a Biosignature practitioner.
I put on a good amount of muscle, and when I hit about 190 again, I set a date to start the V-Diet to try to actually see the muscles I’ve worked hard to build. I figured that something extreme and quick would make this happen…