Here’s what you need to know:
Much easier than the original V-Diet
My thoughts on the supplements
My overall takeaways
Beginning Weight: 197.4
Ending weight: 187.5
A little background. I started this diet 13 months after starting Crossfit. I gained 18 lbs the first year of Crossfit. Some good, some bad. I saw a picture of myself at the beach this summer and realized I need to lose some fat. I did the original V-diet 5 years ago and lost 18 lbs. I lost 10lbs on this diet. This new diet is infinitely easier. The 4 solid meals in 28 days was absolutely brutal. I remember fantasizing about food all of the time and couldn’t wait to finish it. This diet with the 1 Healthy Meal per day is easy. Anyone can do it.
Workout: I did my xfit box’s WOD 4 days a week. This consists of a strength portion followed by some type of metcon. Pretty standard I think.
NEPA Walks: My favorite part of the entire process. I walked for 1 hour at 5-6am everyday. Didn’t miss a day. I’m a futures trader and it really helped my performance at work getting up early and getting the blood pumping. I didn’t listen to music…just got in-tune with my thoughts. I will definitely continue the walks from now on.
HSM: I ate roughly 700-800 calories for every HSM. I then took half the serving of protein before bed to cut 110 calories from the day. I usually ate 1/2 a rotisserie chicken with some broiled potatoes and steamed veggies.
Hot Roxx: I took 1 capsule before the NEPA walks. Seemed to help give a little pep in the step.
Protein: I recommend the chocolate and vanilla.
Flame Out: As Rx
Alpha Male: 2 capsules in the morning 5 days a week. You definitely “know” you just took some type of supplement. Not sure of the end result.
SuperFood: I ran out on day 21. Totally lame. C’mon T-Nation, at least give you enough to finish the 28 days!
Plazma: First of all, what’s with all of the foam? Ridiculous. I had to make the serving hours in advance so the foam would go down a little bit. Also, the 1000ml, for me, was way too much to consume. I could barely get down the second 500ml. Maybe because some days the metcon was only a 12 min AMRAP. I cut back to taking only 500ml total, which i believe the female Rx. I didn’t see the benefit of Plazma.
Indigo 3G: I started taking it on Day 1. I will continue for 1 month after. I don’t know if it is beneficial or not. But it sure is expensive. $130 per month?
Z12: I took this before the diet. I love it.
Much easier than the original diet. I would do this diet again. I would’ve not done the original again. Lost 8 less lbs on the new diet. Not as effective as the original? Maybe?
Not sure of how beneficial any of the supplements actually were. I would not buy Plazma again.
Like with everything in life, this diet largely depends on your genetics. If you have good genetics, you will see a more dramatic result. My genetics are not very good.
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