My college roommate and I decided to try the V-Diet. Both being in grad school, the convenience of it seemed perfect for us. He’ll be posting in the same thread here as well. I personally decided to try it because I feel as if my body composition hasn’t changed in 5 years. I’m not overweight, but the idea of a strict diet that had a workout plan laid out for me sounded fun. I normally write my own full-body workout programs, but the plateau and monotony of it was getting boring. So, here goes!
Took all my body measurements the night before starting.
Weight: Didn’t have a scale, will take tomorrow! Around 192 though.
Bodyfat: 14.7% - Measured by calipers and BB.com’s 4-site method, so I can’t comment on accuracy.
Overall, the day went really well. On top of the V-Diet supplements, I’m taking BSN- Hyper Shred that I had in my cupboard from a different purchase months ago. Took the first shake about 7:30. Wasn’t a fan of the Superfood. Thinking about just mixing it with the first shake, or buying some flavoring to help with that. Protein was delicious. I’ve been drinking protein shakes since I was 15, so I don’t foresee that part being an issue for me. I wasn’t ever really hungry throughout the day, which did surprise me a little. I normally eat quite a bit of food!
I chose to do the intermediate workout. It wasn’t too bad today, but I am still running on previously stored glycogen. I’m expecting it to get harder. Plazma is awesome! I tried the workouts the last two weeks without Plazma and definitely noticed a difference today. The one thing I struggle with is finding a weight that is a true 5RM, yet doing this program without a spotter. It just doesn’t seem to work well with two people and the rest times, and I’m afraid to go too heavy on DB bench and truly fail at 2-3 reps. Any ideas?
For week one, I’ve decided to make 4 days worth of food in one meal. It’s just a lot cheaper and easier with my schedule. It’s a Mexican casserole consisting of lean beef, brown rice, rotel, brown beans, onion, and green pepper. I then slice up 1/2 an avocado each time I heat it up to throw on top. I felt like I was cheating when I had it tonight. Looking forward to seeing how the rest of this goes!
Overall, I felt great on day one. Expecting it to get harder as I go, so I’m preparing myself for that. I’ll post some “before” pictures later.
Additionally, results may be interesting because I also drank like a stereotypical grad student. Excited to see what happens!