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V-Diet Isn't Working, What's Wrong?


#1

HELP!! I don�??t have a clue what I am doing wrong but the Velocity Diet does not seem to be working for me �?? at all. I am 5�??9 and I weigh 163 pounds. I don�??t know my exact body fat but it is probably 20-23%. I have only completed my first week on the diet and I did not cheat, but I have not even noticed a shift on the scale from water weight.

This makes absolutely no sense to me, as my normal eating habits are full of bad starchy foods so I should have at least noticed a loss in water weight but I haven�??t even seen that. My pants are a bit looser but I presume that is because I am not bloated since the V-Diet is a low-carb plan. My menu is as follows:

Meal 1:
1 scoop Metabolic Drive
1tbsp flax seeds
2 fiber choice tablets

Meal 2:
1 scoop Metabolic Drive
2 Flameout capsules

Meal 3:
1 scoop Metabolic Drive
2 fiber choice tablets

Meal 4:
1 scoop Metabolic Drive
2 Flameout capsules

Meal 5:
1 scoop Metabolic Drive
1 tbsp flax seeds
1tbsp peanut butter

TOTALS:
29g fat, 40g carbs, 109g protein
890 calories

I have been weight training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Waterbury�??s intermediate program to the best of my ability, and I get my NEPA in most days. I am very busy with 3 jobs but on the days I happen to miss the NEPA I make it up the following day and do double to hopefully average it out.

The reason my calories are so low is in the past I have only had success on 1000 calorie diets as I believe my maintenance is somewhere around 1500�?� this is the first time I have ever had a difficult time losing weight.

I normally eat pure junk and whatever I want, and so this drastic change in eating habits should have shown some results. It is too early in the diet to plateau due to my calories being TOO low. As you can see there is no way it CAN�??T work, but it isn�??t.

I tried Berardi�??s no-carb diet for a week or two and I was dropping ½ pound a day and those results were amazing, but I didn�??t gradually reintroduce carbs because I couldn�??t take it anymore so I gained it all back and then some�?� that is the weight I am trying to lose now. I expected this to have the same effect, but it isn�??t working!!

I simply do not understand what I am doing wrong. I know it sounds hard to believe but I am not cheating, I am not over spooning the peanut butter, and on training days I add a scoop of surge on top of the above menu. I am telling the honest truth or I wouldn�??t be posting this.

I am so exhausted and staying on this plan is so hard, I am even pushing myself to remain on it despite it not working for another week hoping for a change�?� but it is so hard I am at the end of my rope. And if the Velocity Diet isn�??t working for me, I am about to give up on weight less completely. What else possibly could, if not this?

PLEASE HELP ME, I am desperate.


#2

Your calories are way to low! The forumula the Velocity Diet outlines is already on the low side. You are going to risk losing the small amount of muscle you might have and your going to destroy your metabolism. I don’t even think you should be doing the Velocity Diet, but atleast bump your calories up to the amount designed for the diet.


#3

I totally agree with J-lats…Your calorie levels are way tooo low even on the V-Diet. Your body is fighting…It is a simple as that. You should increase your cal and stick to the equation even if it is higher than you regular cal. I’m wondering what CS think about that if he can jump in.

But when I see your calorie level before considering the V-Diet, you should maybe consider another plan just to increase your cal, repair your body (like metabolic repair plan or J. Berardi ) or you will take the risk of being stock where you at (and I’m not talking about deficiency)


#4

I realized my post made me sound like a real drama queen, but I’m sure you guys can understand how frustrating it is to work hard with no results. I am 20 years old and I have never had a problem losing weight in the past, I don’t usually diet this low, I just wasn’t getting results. I don’t think I have a damaged metabolism as I can eat pretty heavy stuff and not exercise without a problem… well, up until I gained some weight doing Berardi’s get shredded diet but that was only for one week and I don’t think that’s enough time to damage my metabolism??


#5

I am with everyone else here, you need to go back and fix your metabolism. I myself am on an aggressive 30+ pound lose diet, but I still have a great deal of muscle mass to keep my metabolism going with just 1400/1600 mix.

At 5’9 and 165 with 20-25%, it sounds like you have already done a bit of damage that needs fixing first. Personally I would say you need to build up mass and strength, fix your underlying metabolic tendencies to starvation diets and then come back and address what ever other weight issues you may have.

I would also add that you can’t double up your walks. If you miss it, then you missed it. Trying to make up for it is counter productive, you are supposed to just slow burn off as your body has to move, its not really exercise and its not training.

It may take some time to fix it all, but the long term results will be better for you.


#6

[quote]frizzlez wrote:
I realized my post made me sound like a real drama queen, but I’m sure you guys can understand how frustrating it is to work hard with no results. I am 20 years old and I have never had a problem losing weight in the past, I don’t usually diet this low, I just wasn’t getting results. I don’t think I have a damaged metabolism as I can eat pretty heavy stuff and not exercise without a problem… well, up until I gained some weight doing Berardi’s get shredded diet but that was only for one week and I don’t think that’s enough time to damage my metabolism??[/quote]

Well maybe you should rethink your position about damaged metabolism…At your current stat With regulard exercise, weight training, you should eat way more than 1000 calorie a day to loose weight. (even on a V-diet) If you need to go that low, you may have a slow metabolism already . I do not think I’m mistaken when I say that the 1500 cal a day you considered beeing your maintenance level may be even too low on a regular diet. But I’m no specialist. This is just an input :slight_smile:


#7

First troubleshooting question - Am I doing the V-diet as written?

Answer: No

Redo the calorie calculations.


#8

The problem seems to be that you used one scoop of MD per shake. The average V-Diet shake contains two scoops. Hence, your calories are way too low. Didn’t you notice that this didn’t match the calorie goals the formula gave you?


#9

I will attempt the diet again with a 1300/1600 caloric range… though hypothetically I still do not understand why having too large a deficit would not work, even dangerously, considering it has in the past. Just hypothetical.


#10

You know if your going to modify it as you see fit your no longer doing the V-Diet.


#11

I don’t think he was aware of this problem. Probably just screwed up the math.


#12

I am female :slight_smile:


#13

[quote]frizzlez wrote:
I am female :)[/quote]

That is important fact you probably should have posted in your first post. There are different calculations based on gender.


#14

[quote]frizzlez wrote:
I will attempt the diet again with a 1300/1600 caloric range… though hypothetically I still do not understand why having too large a deficit would not work, even dangerously, considering it has in the past. Just hypothetical. [/quote]

It kills your metabolism in the long run then, when you get off dieting, you end up having a higher caloric intake and your metabolism is still dead from your super low calories which takes some time to bring it back up. So you end up putting weight back on at a quicker weight. Why not take in more calories, give your body what it needs, and then when you transition back to a normal diet you don’t just pack on the lbs.


#15

Along with what LM said, super low calorie diets also destroy your muscle, which again slows your metabolism, but also damages your body’s ability to grow more when you come off the diet. eventually your body learns to just store up fat for when you next go on a crash diet.

I don’t think anyone here wants to lecture, its just concern for your well being.


#16

[quote]devices2 wrote:
I don’t think anyone here wants to lecture, its just concern for your well being.[/quote]

Indeed. Not just for your physical well-being frizzlez, but for your mental well-being, as well.

You tried to “improve” the diet, which is a major no-no. You’re getting almost half of the calories you should have been getting. Almost half! That was from a quick calc I did on a spreadsheet . . . maybe closer to 2/3, but that’s still not enough.

No need to completely restart the diet, just recalculate your numbers and up your food amounts appropriately, unless Mr Shugart suggests otherwise. Since the V-Diet is his brainchild, he’s the final authority.


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