Monday was Day 1.
I had a DEXA scan done a couple months ago, and it showed a 28% Body Fat result. I’ve always carried a lot of fat, and competing in long-distance triathlons for the past 8 years hasn’t changed that. I’ve prematurely ended my triathlon season do to a minor injury coupled with lack of motivation, so figured this was the perfect time to try something new. I’ve never done anything this drastic w/my diet, and in the past I would poo-poo’d anyone who did. Moderation hasn’t made big changes, so I’m giving this a go. I feel good about the mental commitment and control. I like that I don’t have to think about what / where to eat for the next 28 days. I love food, and am surprised at my lack of hunger on this diet so far. I’ve been feeling a shaky / low blood sugar type feeling, but not hunger. I’m guessing that feeling will pass as my body transitions into ketosis.
More about how I’m incorporating VDiet into a long-term plan w/triathlon:
You can also access two prior DEXA scans on that blog, and see that 6-8 weeks of eating & training like a monk resulted in only a 2% BF decline, along w/lost muscle (despite weight training every other day).
Deviations from the plan:
Didn’t get the HOT-ROX, otherwise following diet to a T
Will be doing a 2-hr bike ride most Sundays, but at VERY EASY pace (obligated).
I took some pictures for myself on day 1, but will take some “official” before pics later this week - in a way I can replicate throughout to document body changes.
I’m thinking of making tonight my HSM night. If I wait until Sunday, then at the end I’ll be having my HSM the day before the diet ends. Seems like mid-week would be better for getting through this. Any reason I should wait until the weekend? Do most eat after the V-challenge day instead?
Thanks for reading… Tammy