How much walking is too much? I have a lot of time on my hands and could walk for 4 hrs if I desired…i just do not want to overdue it. I usually walk 50 mins to work and back and seek movement and nepa as much and usually walk at the pace prescribed.
I also do an hour after work as well on both workout days and nonworkout days. I am just wondering if there is a limit to how much walking can be done in one day. Would more than one hour of walking become catabolic and be counterproductive? I just want to be able to say at the end of this diet that I gave it everything I have.
I will even walk 10 miles a day if that will help. I cannot stress how badly I want to see my abs but I will not allow that desire to cloud logic. I love your articles Shugart and am an incredibly motivated individual I just want to do everything perfectly right.[/quote]
This is a good question. There’s no real need to overdo NEPA. The diet plus the weights plus the supportive supplements does 90% of the work (or let’s just say MOST of the work). The NEPA, at around 30 - 45 minutes a day, is just a nice extra.
That said, the question is really, can NEPA be overdone? It’s not taxing on the muscles or nervous system (except for the very obese) after all. While I’m sure there’s a point of diminishing returns, it’s tough to say where that is, and it probably varies between individuals anyway.
Still, I’d say there’s really no need for over an hour of NEPA a day, though if you want to take two walks a day that’s probably no big deal.
Now, all that said, many people make grandiose plans while planning the V-Diet and return back to the suggested plan once they’re on it and feel the effects of low carbs and liquid meals. So, play it by ear. You may feel like extra NEPA, you may not.