I am on Day 12 of the V-Diet. I ordered everything from Biotest; I haven’t cheated with too much nut butter, adding milk etc. I have done everything by the book regarding the diet.
For the workouts because I have a recent back injury I haven’t been able to do squats or dead-lifts but have been training around the injury with upper body and lower body exercises as allowed.
My one HSM so far was breakfast…5 whole eggs and 1 small piece of flat bread I am currently overseas so my healthy carb choices are limited).
These are my weights thus far; started the diet on March 3, 2010 - today is March 14, 2010:
You see there is an uptick in weight on 3/11/2010. I attribute that to water/glycogen from my HSM the day before.
Now I realize that weight loss will slow once the water/glycogen are gone but comparing 3/9 to 3/14 I’ve lost .2 pounds in 5 days; which given normal variations in weight is statistically meaningless, so in 5 days I haven’t lost any weight.
Now I realize raw weight isn’t the whole story, I am overseas in a remote area and don’t have a tape measure or the ability to measure body fat but my pants are not noticeably looser nor am I seeing much in the mirror over the last week.
Is this a normal plateau? Can I expect to get over this soon? I don’t mind gutting out the diet but I am feeling discouraged, any advice would help.