Hold up a second here. I’m sorry for getting to this thread so late but did you do the calculations to figure out how many calories you need? 866 calories is way too low. You didn’t post your weight but I’m guessing somewhere between 180 and 210 depending on your height. I’m at 177 and my calories are 1300 for non-lifting days and 1600 for lifting days.
I know it seems like less calories should be better but that’s not the case. Remember we are trying to preserve lean muscle mass as well as lose fat here. So go back and do the calculations to figure out how many calories you need. Then figure out how many grams of protein you need each day (1 gram per pound of bodyweight). From there it’s just a matter of figuring out how many scoops of Metabolic Drive you need each day. Check out my thread (“18 months later, doing the V-Diet again” or something like that) if you need help because I outlined exactly how I came to my numbers.
Also, 488 calories from Surge? You should only be using 1 serving per workout day so that will be 320 or 340 calories depending on which flavor you are using.
Lastly, you don’t have follow the V-Diet workout (although I highly recommend it since it is all laid out pretty clearly) but if you don’t, then make sure you are using a full-body circuit type of workout.
I have done the V-Diet before (and doing it again right now) and trust me, you will like the results but you must be strict and follow the diet EXACTLY as Chris Shugart outlines it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, most of us that read this particular forum are pretty helpful and you won’t get flamed like you do in some of the other T-Nation forums.