Honestly, I did the V-Diet a couple years ago, and am doing it again. Tons of water and don’t forget to add a little salt in. The first time I did the V-Diet, I was 2 weeks in, and the workout rocked…but afterwards, I felt so horrible I was minutes away from going to the ER. I listen to my bodies food cravings and all I could think about all day, before the workout, was anything salty. So, when I got home from the gym, feeling like refried crap, I ate 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. One of the best things I’ve tasted in my life! Within a couple minutes, I started feeling better and within 15 minutes, I was back to feeling amazing.
This time around, I add a pinch of sea salt the the last shake of the day and I haven’t felt bad once…and again, I’m 2 weeks in. Admitted, last time, after figuring out it was a lack of salt in my diet, I was cheating and eating about 15 calories of pickles, one for something to chew and two for the salt. I tweaked the diet for me, but it worked…lost 30-35 lb. of fat and put on 10-15 lb. of muscle. This time, I’m used to the hungry feelings and my willpower is better for waiting for my HSM at the end of the week…usually after the V-Burn, as a goal/treat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a big guy, but stick with it…it resets your metabolism, your energy levels and honestly, you’re will to live and accomplish![/quote]
The same thing happened to me the first time I did the V-Diet, except I discovered it by accident. I was feeling like major garbage, same symptoms as others (nausea, lethargy, headaches, lack of concentration and focus, etc.) but I figured that was just my body de-toxing. One day I was enjoying the final peanut-butter, chocolate MD shake and I said to myself “a little salt would really make this taste like a Reese’s PB cup.” Voila!! I felt immensely better. Sodium is a vital mineral for maintaining blood pressure, fluid balance, nervous system, etc. Especially now in the summer when you perspire more, low sodium levels in the blood is a real risk. Google Hyponatremia for more info.[/quote]
Would it be okay if I add 1/4 teaspoon of salt into each protein shake? I do a lot of running, anywhere from 4-6 miles a day and I feel like it would help me. I started the v-diet today and I just came back from a run, and I only ran a 2 miles and my body completely gave out. I also workout and went biking today.