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Best Time for V-Diet


#1
 Chris Shugurt says it's a great program too kick-off a cutting phase or newbie,mainly because of the instant results. I was kicking this around in my head and if a guy was above 15% bf,wouldn't it be better to do something like T-Dawg first. If you are pretty fat to begin with,the fat comes off pretty easily anyways.

Once you get down to 12% to 10%,fat loss get really hard. Wouldn't this time be a great to incorporate V-diet?I mean,why do T-Dawg at 20% and lose 4 pounds of fat a week,when T-Dawg would probably let you lose 3 pounds a week at first. Then when you get down to where you're only losing a pound a week(for me,thats at aroun 11%)do V-Diet to nuke the rest of that fat off to get shredded.


#2

The attraction is that it is really easy and has relatively no food preparation time. This type of "all shake" diet isn't really that new of a concept and is often used in Hollywood.

I think Christian Bale was on a diet of blended beef shakes 6x/day for close to 3 months for his role in Batman Begins.

Chris Shugart did really do his homework and I think that if you use a high quality protein like Metabolic Drive, and follow his recommendations, it is a pretty decent way to strip off fat.


#3

I think the V-diet is most effective at around 15-20% bodyfat...


#4

I was at around 20 - 22% bodyfat when I started "dieting". I followed a smart eating plan (no particular macro's or anything, just calorie counting) and lost my 2lbs a week until I got to around 15%. After 10 weeks and results starting to slow I kicked it up a knotch with the V-Diet and everything is going well.

I don't think there is a "best" time, but if you are already diligent enough to eat correctly and get down to 12% or 10%, then finishing off with the V-diet would be a great idea.


#5

just get your shit together long term, it's a better move.....[flame suit on]


#6

Hey guys,I followed V-diet last summer and got great results.I think that following it when you're at a lower bf% will get you better results.Any diet will make you lose fat @ the begining,but the V-diet is like a nuke,great results in litle time.When you get to a low BF%,V-Diet will work the best.Don't hate me becuase I'm not PC.