Chris Shugart wrote:
I’m on my 4th day of the V-diet and was wondering what you guys think of this idea:
Swapping 1 or 2 shakes a day for some healthy solid food of the exact same nutritional value.
Is it a good idea, will it still work and if not why not?
Because you will fail the diet, not get the behavioral changes, and not be doing the V-Diet anymore.
Do the diet or don’t do the diet.
The “eat less, exercise more” idea is great… but 66% of the population is fat anyway. It fails. The V-Diet doesn’t when followed correctly. The strictness and lack of wiggle room is crucial.
I too am on day 4 of the V-Diet and I was wondering the same thing. I am having no problems sticking to the liquid diet. I’ve got my Flameout, flax oil, flax seeds…everything. I’m loving it and I actually feel a LOT stronger in the gym which I was surprised about. However…I don’t see how it would matter if instead of having a shake at 8:30pm I had 7-8 ounces of grilled tilapia (fish). The calories and protein are almost identical and it’s zero carbs. I can understand not changing the V-Diet if you’re dumb about it or can’t stick to the macronutrient levels, but what about something like my idea?
Thanks all for your feedback
ok this is my edit…
I read through a couple pages of posts and see where this has been brought up. I understand that someone with no self control could fail the diet but I don’t see any reasonable answer to not replace the nightime shake with 8 ounces of fish (no veggies…maybe some lemon juice). I wouldn’t suddenly go adding all kinds of other foods or replacing every shake. My situation is probably not the typical V-Diet scenario though in that I’m starting it at about 11-12% BF and just trying to get ripped and then start a clean bulk from there. [/quote]
DO IT OR DON’T DO IT. see above post THAT YOU QUOTED. if the calories and protein were the issue then Shugart WOULD NOT HAVE DONE IT THIS WAY. there’s a point is what i’m saying. your situation is the ideal one, already pretty low bodyfat wants to get ripped uses the V-Diet=awesome idea. I am in the same situation. Talk to Makavali he had a similar situation as well.
But for god sakes stop trying to change the freakin plan. It’s not supposed to be easy or be made easier if it will truly work. I’m 11 days in and I went from a 32 inch waist to a 31 SO FAR while maintaining strength for the most part. that’s pretty good i think.