I just finished week one of my V-Diet, even managed to go to a local 420 BBQ and stick to the plan yesterday. Over the remaining time left for my diet, I see two potential issues.
- On May 8-10, I’m volunteering to help out with security at a large convention. I’ve helped to co-ordinate it for several years now, and had already started the diet before realizing the dates were going to coincide. The shakes themselves shouldn’t be too difficult to stick to during the con - probably less blended shakes, but I’ll live for the three days.
My concern is that I’m going to be on my feet and running around for 18-20 hours a day, and at least one of those days I’m going to be lifting. It seems clear that my caloric intake needs to be higher on these days, but I’d like input from more experienced V-dieters on how/when they’d add their calories in. This is my usual routine, though the times may move an hour or so based on the day’s schedule:
6:00 - Wakeup
6:30 - Shake 1
10:30 - Shake 2
2:30 - Shake 3
6:30 - Shake 4
** If it’s a workout day, the workout and workout shake happen sometime in here**
10:30 - Last shake
11:00 - Bed
(The NEPA walks move around, though I’ve been religious about getting at least half an hour a day, usually on my lunch break at work)
So how would y’all get around this? My routine the days of the con will likely be up at about the same time, then running around till 11 or midnight. I’ll make sure to arrange time for shakes and lifting.
- My dad’s birthday was last week, and our tradition is that I take him to dinner. I could wait until after finishing the diet, but that’s not for five more weeks. I’d like to find somewhere I can take him that’s veggie friendly (for him) and has a HSM-compatible choice (for me.) Any suggestions?
Anyhow, I’m very happy with the progress I’m making so far. I’ve generally felt “lighter”, and really noticed the energy drain after yesterday’s HSM (a chicken burrito bol from Chipotle, with extra veggies instead of rice and easy sour cream/cheese.)