Okay, here’s my story. Almost 39, female, starting weight July 07 was a horrendous 320lbs. Began training at a gym. A year later, with a routine of working out 5-6 days a week (strength 1hr 3x a week, cardio 5hrs a week, plus miscellaneous classes). I’ve struggled with my intake, finding what’s right for me, and settled on low carb. I have been doing Atkins since February and lost the weight faster. But I’ve plateaued since June.
I am considering the V-Diet. Before shelling out the money, I’m testing my ability to stick to an all liquid diet and am doing EAS low carb protein shakes to the calories based on the V-Diet formula:
non training days
using my shakes–25%, 40g fat/7%, 18g net carb/66%, 239g protein
using my shakes–24%, 44g fat/6%, 20g net carb/68%, 285g protein
Debating about trying one real meal (chicken and broccoli a day) to transition my way down.
I’m also not intending to follow the V-Diet workout as I trust my trainer’s expertise on that end.
Mostly I want to test whether going lower carb (I’d been having 6% carbs (50g) and lower calories (my nutritionist had me at 1900)…I want to see if these changes show on the scale.
How do these macros compare with the V-Diet? AWFULLY high in protein (Atkins instead is high in fat).
I just can’t spend $450 and find out I can’t stick to liquids…
What do you think of those who say “do it with real food”?