Not knowing what to think and a little fearful of the taste based on the label, I mixed up 4 scoops of Mag-10, henceforth referred to as Mag-10 in 1.5L of cold water with 1 teaspoon each of berry and orange and 2 scoops of Power Drive. I drank roughly 12 oz every three hours. I’m not sure how the math works out, but the water jug might have been less than full when I started.
Overall, the taste wasn’t bad and the day was far from brutal. I was however, woken from a night out on the town by a phone call letting me know that I was supposed to be working, covering for someone. So, I didn’t get started until say 1000 and spent the day sitting in front of the computer fixing stuff and running upstairs from time to time to swig down some Mag-10 juice.
I didn’t start taking the forskolin/ZMA/tribulus until the following weekend.
First day of the V-Diet. I’ve tried the HOT-ROX Extreme before and in fact have an opened bottle sitting around somewhere. The stuff makes me feel like I’m having a fever and I refuse to take it. If necessary, I’ll take bronkaid and jet alert.
The plan is to have MPF days on Sun/Tue/Thu and V-Diet days the other 4 days of the week. To that end, I’ve decided to make the first shake of the day with whole milk.
I also wanted this first shake to be make with whole milk an no leucine in order to give the Metabolic Drive the best chance of not making me want to hurl like every other protein drink I’ve ever tasted. There’s a reason I always liked thin running protein shakes, so I could slam them down without tasting them.
I’ll say that I was pleasantly surprised, VERY pleasantly surprised. The Metabolic Drive has a small aftertaste, but it’s not a foul aftertaste like everyone else. So, I didn’t hate my shake, had my supps and went downstairs to get to work. Yes, I work from home.
Additionally, to support the every other day of MPFing, I decided to use the Surge Workout Fuel (SWF) pre workout and drink my next shake when I got back home.
My second shake was an hour or so before going to workout, was made with water and included the leucine and wasn’t as wonderful as the first as I’m one of those people who can in fact taste the leucine and it doesn’t taste good.
My workout was horrible, positively horrible. I was weak, my mind wasn’t on working out. So, I did a couple sets of everything and went home.
A couple more shakes finished out the day and a scoop of almond butter as a small treat.
**Tuesday (day 3):
MPFing again. This time I used 5 scoops of Mag-10 with 2 scoops of Power Drive and 2 teaspoons of berry flavoring. Incidentally, a capful equals 1 teaspoonful. Still working 12 hour shifts to support the customer after their recent software upgrade, so another day of chasing down issues etc. MPFing is a walk in the park with a beautiful woman compared to straight up nothing but water 36 hour fast. The Mag-10 drink itself isn’t great, but it doesn’t suck either.
Chewing a lot of SF gum.
**Wednesday (day 4):
Another V-Diet day. A shake with milk, shake, SWF, gym. This was an OK workout, not stellar, but certainly not the debacle from Monday. Back home for another shake. The 12 hour support finished today after 10 hours. I decided to clean out some of the old leftovers from the refrigerator and throw some of the stuff I’d made for the kids into the freezer as they weren’t going to be back until Friday and I certainly wasn’t going to eat it. A little almond butter and then off to bed.
**Thursday (day 5):
I mixed up 6 scoops of Mag-10, 2 scoops of Power Drive and 2 teaspoons of orange flavor. Taste had a definite vomit aftertaste. So, before the next serving, I added another teaspoon of orange flavoring. That helped a little, but the aftertaste persisted. I suspect that the natural flavor of the Mag-10 is acidic and thus it’s going to take more orange to cover it up. I could be wrong too.
**Friday (day 6):
I had my morning shake, but was unsure how the day was going to progress. I was being taken to lunch and figured I’d use it as my HSM of the week. Well, I overdid the meal a bit.
Clam chowder, iceberg wedge with diced tomatoes, bacon, and runny bleu cheese dressing, prime rib, mashed potatoes and squash, and creme brule’.
I got the kids from their mothers and made them chili with beans for dinner and I had no will power for drinking a shake, so I ate chili with them and a few corn chips. Then, after running to the movie store to get Bill Cosby - Himself, I made up a batch of the almond flour/coconut/splenda cookies and ate 9 of them. That pretty much turned the HSM into a full on refeed.
I was 215.5 on the scale that morning. I was 220 on the scale that night. My original plan was for Saturday to be a VD day, but given the damage of Friday, I decided to alternate it with a MPF instead.
**Saturday (day 7):
MPF day with 6 scoops of Mag-10, 2 of Power Drive, and 1 tsp each berry and orange. I made some pancakes for the kids with oat and sweet rice flour and splenda. They didn’t turn out so hot, but the kids ate them up. I’ve got a whole cupboard full of non-wheat flours and I’m going to use it up slowly learning to cook without wheat and then without grains altogether.
I finished out the day with my MPF and headed to be early. We had adventures planned for Sunday, going into the National Forest to cut a Christmas tree.
**Sunday (day 8):
Decided the night before to do a second day of MPF wholly on my own recognizance. I mixed up 8 scoops of Mag-10, 2 Power Drive, and 4 tsp of flavoring 2 berry, 2 orange. That finished off the first tub of Mag-10 and I’ve got TONS of flavoring left.
Kids and I went to church, came home, got the truck and I brought along about three servings of Mag-10 mix. Found a tree, cut it down, tried to drag it and it would barely move. It was a legal sized tree, so I cut off the bottom 10’ and left it there in the woods. I got my littlest one to carry the saw, and my older two grabbed one handle of my sled strap and I grabbed the other, and we hauled a 15’ tree back to the truck. Once at the truck, I shortened the tree to 8’ so it would fit in the topper, loaded the branches and we headed home.
I fed the kids and then we jumped into the little car and headed back to church for some cookies, hot chocolate, and caroling. Halfway there, the car died and I got to push it around a little. Got a ride back to the house, collected the truck and back for cookies etc.
That’s a long way of saying that on the second of 2 days of MPFing in a row, I got to do some GPP and strongman training
**Monday (day 9)
I woke up this morning a little hungrier than usual, drank my shake and got to work. I had my next shake an hour or so before working out. I drank 3/4 of my SWF before leaving for the gym, and I had an AWESOME workout. I was strong and identified a really tight muscle in my right thigh/groin area that has made doing front squats painful. Once identified, I spent my time between sets, using the bones in my forearm to “massage” it.
SUMMARY AND OBSERVATIONS THUS FAR:
I took another set of measurements this morning
Around the shoulders: 52.75"-.75"
Around the sternum: 37.75"-1.75"
Around the belly button: 38.5"-2.0"
Around the hips: 41.25"-.75"
According to this calculation (http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/)
For me, I find that the pain if you will of eating 1600 cal a day and the pain of taking in 450-500 cal a day is comparable and in fact, I find it much easier to MPF for a day than to V-Diet.
Either the Resversatol or the Rez-V makes my urine smell like I’ve been eating asparagus. Shrug, just a curious observation.
I’m not sure by what mechanism etc., but the morning after a day of MPFing, I wake up in what I imagine feels like contest shape, albeit for whatever level of fatness I’m at. What I mean by that is that my muscles are full and dense, more so then they’ve ever been. My skin is tight, and I don’t feel like I’m anywhere near 19% bf. I especially expected this morning after two days in a row of MPFing to feel flat and loose and I felt as good or better today than any other day.
I feel like I’m sleeping better and this was before getting back on the ZMA.
After a week of this little plan of mine, my conclusion is that the Mag-10 Pulse Fasting is doing something more than just the V-Diet. However, at the same time, my overall results despite 5 days of MPFing aren’t any better than what could be obtained via a straight up V-Diet. The benefit to me of doing it this way is compliance. I like the variety and I like how I feel in the morning.
Yes, I know that I’m not strictly doing the V-Diet or the Mag-10 Pulse Fast in that I’m leaving out certain things, and changing things up all over the place. Still, I thought I’d add my experience to the data set and let others take from it what they will.
Probably no updates until this coming Sunday or Monday. I didn’t take any pictures before starting, but I’m going to dig up the pre photos from before my one successful run at something like the V-Diet. In those pictures, my LBM was about 5lbs less and my BF% a little higher, but it’s a pretty close approximation.