Started the V-Diet on Sunday. I have a couple of observations and questions, but wanted to give a little background on my self. I am 45 and have been active all my life. I have always fluctuated between 190-200 lbs, but have seen muscle mass and cardiovascular conditioning deteriorate. My measurements are as follows:
Neck 16 1/4
Shoulders 19 1/2
Chest-Upper 43 1/2
Chest-Lower 42 1/2
Waist-At Naval 38 1/2
Waist-At Largest 36 1/2
Upper Arm-L 14 1/4
Upper Arm-R 14 3/4
Upper Leg-L 23 3/4
Upper Leg-R 23 1/4
Lower Leg-L 15 1/2
Lower Leg-R 15 1/4
Here are my observations and questions.
The afternoon shakes are not enough to keep me full. I was fine after the breakfast shake, but the lunch and mid afternoon left me in agony. The same occurred on Monday.
On tuesday, I forgot to include the milled flax seed in my breakfast shake, which I drank at 9:30. By 11:00, I was once again in agony. I did put the milled flax seed in my lunch shake, and I was perfectly fine and lasted until the dinner shake.
This tells me that the milled flax seed is keeping me full, while the protein is not cutting it. I have also munched on the fiber choice tabs, to no avail. So my first question is this. The breakfast and dinner shakes call for one serving of milled flax seed.
According to the package, one serving is 2-4 tablespoons a day. I was doing 2 in the morning and 2 for dinner. Can I split those servings throughout the day?
Second issue. I just finished my second workout. I am doing the easy workout. On Monday, I flet like throwing up half way through the workout and in fact did after I completed my planks. I ended up throwing up my shake that I consumed about 1 1/2 hours prior to the workout.
The same occurred today. I drank a shake at 11 and worked out at 1230. Felt like throwing up half way through the workout, but continued to push myself. After my first side plank I vomited.
I am following the program as directed and don’t want to extend the 45 second breaks for fear of throwing up. I am a former athlete and have thrown up many times due to workouts. My concern is that I am throwing up the nutrients I am taking in, which will impact my nutrition. Short of behaving like a bovine and re-consuming my vomit :), I don’t know what to do or if it is an issue.
Lastly, I am taking some of the additional “suggested” supplements. Some of them suggest being consumed prior to eating. Is it safe to say that being that I am drinking a shake, that I can take them with the shake…as if I were taking them with water, or should I still take them before the shakes?
So far day #4 is going well. I am just trying to get this hunger thing under control.
Thanks for any guidance and I am glad to be part of this program!