Saw a tweet about the V-Diet ebook and just downloaded it. Will have to read later as work and stuff, ya know.
Anyway, I do have some questions about the diet. Frankly, if it isn’t feasible for me or doesn’t deliver “promised” results, it’s not worth doing, ya know?
First: can anyone point to confirmation of the claims that the V-Diet helps reduce cravings for crap food? My biggest problems are that I’m not a good cook and my logistics around meal prep suck, and even more worrisome, I feel like I’m “addicted” to fast food like burger king, mcdonald’s, taco cabana, etc. If the V-Diet can help kill those addictions, HELL YES I’m going to do it. But if not, why expend the effort and spend the money?
Second: I fully expect there to be some form of cravings in my body while it essentially “detoxes” through this diet. How can I plan for and deal with those cravings when they come up? Note that I’m quite sure it isn’t psychological as I’ve been dealing with a psychologist on that piece and think I’ve got a handle on it finally; in my case I really think it’s some kind of chemical mix in my blood and brain.
Finally: Is it safe to continue the v-diet for more than 4 weeks at a time? I say this because right now I’m at about 250, having started at about 290 a few months ago (most of my “loss” has been through supplements and weight training). Once I’ve got rid of the cravings for bad food, I need to keep going to lose more body fat. I’d like to be able to use the V-Diet semi long term, maybe swapping out the shakes for HSM’s gradually over the course of months to follow, and jacking up healthy calorie intake as needed.
I’ve grown up overweight my whole life (I’m male, 6’0", 32, from Texas). I’m starting to finally understand that my weight problem is not only psychological, but chemical and physiological too. If the V-Diet can help get rid of cravings through a form of “detox” and actually show me some good progress, I think it’ll be the swift kick in the pants I need for a long-term transformation. But any worthwhile transformation, I fully believe, happens INSIDE first. That’s why I’m hoping the cravings go away; once that’s done, the rest should be relatively simple.
Thanks for any information you can provide, it’s appreciated.