So I found out about the V-Diet about a week ago. In that time Ive spent about the majority of my free time researching the diet and gathering everything needed. I dont like the whole public posting thing, but I think the added pressure will be a good thing. Plus a few weeks from now I think the GF, and friends maybe able to appreciate this blog if I ever tell them about it.
-I am currently in the post college/begining work period and still living at home. It is very difficult to control what you eat all the time while still being partially dependent.
-I spent basically every dollar I had left on supplies for the diet. I got as many Biotest supplies as I possibly could afford, but may have to sub in cheaper subs when the initial Biotest supplies is done. Biotest is clearly the best supp’s on market, and every dollar possible will go there.
-Two things really got me to start this diet. Chris Shugart’s “All or Nothing article”, and Gus’s blog. If the point of his blog was to show “Average Joe: You can do this”–It was a homerun. Chris’s article about being an All or Nothing person hit home, and helped me accept who I am. CS’s writing was obviously a big factor…He really has mastered being a dick, informing the reader, speaking to the reader directly, and most of all giving you the sense he has been in your position before.
-I am doing this diet more for general health more then anything else. Having some heart scares in my family, and Diabetes my goal here is to strictly to lose Body fat and keep as much lean muscle as possible. Eventually I would love to have goals like have Ab’s, Veins showing, striations, but for now my priority is simply health.
-I have been reading T-Nation for some time, and am a fan of most of the general theories around here. The articles have been fantastic, and the work of Berardi, and Shugart has been exceptional. I was in horrible health about 1-2 years ago before I started following this site. I’ve since lost around 30 pounds(Started 235)since then by working out , eating better, and carb cycling.
-I’ll have pictures up by the end of the day. Along with Measurements. Today is my first day of the diet.
-Most people around me will either do not understand this diet, or think its some Fad so I expect this to be the only place I can discuss the diet so please excuse the length.