I am training 6 times per week because the last time I went on the v-diet (this is my 3rd time over the space of 3 years doing the v-diet) I lost way too much muscle and my strength dissapeared if anything else. I am following a split program ( Day1: Chest triceps, Day2: Back biceps, Day3: Legs, Day4: Shoulders Day5: Off ). I am lifting heavy to try to preserve muscle, between 5-8 reps for all sets and doing 3-5 sets for each exercise and 4 exercises per day.
example : Chest and triceps would be : Flat bench 5x5-8, Incline Bench 5x5-8, Dips 4 to failure @ bodyweight, skullcrushers or close grip bench 5x10-12 (a bit lighter on the final exercise).
As a result of this I am finding that I am holding my strength much better that I did during my last v-diet.
As for the diet side of things…
My protein shakes that I am having are regular whey isolates which I mix with water. With each of the 6 shakes that I have during the day I take a fibre supplement (which gives me ~10g of fibre per shake, so that x6 for the daily total), I am also having a tablespoon of flaxseed with each shake as well.
I am getting great results and my energy levels are fine. I am having no trouble sticking with the diet (the fact that it is my 3rd time on it may be helping), the only concern I have is that my eyes have gotten puffy like I have not been sleeping… I am not taking any drugs (recreational nor bodybuilding related) and I am getting plenty of sleep so It is really confusing. My eyes started getting puffy a few days into the diet. I will have to go to my GP and get a blood test done.