My wife and I have both decided to do the Velocity Diet (especially after reading so many success stories here). We started today and plan on keeping a mini-journal here to let folks know how it goes for us and to help us to stay faithful (to the diet, that is).
We are both in good shape but just want to lose those annoying pounds that seem to creep up on you over the years. I lift 5 days out of 6 and walk for cardio. My wife lifts 3 days per week and runs 5-6 days per week. She is just beginning to train for a marathon (the Athens marathon in Greece!!) and will probably need more carbs than what the v-diet allows as her mileage increases (she’ll adjust this if needed).
Here are our stats. Hopefully we will have pictures of our progress, also.
Stats: Husband (koots)
Calorie goal: (from Shugart’s formula)
1700 gym days
1400 non-gym days
Nutrient breakdown per day:
220-240g protein, 20g fat, 16g fiber, 50g carb (work-out days only)
Metabolic Drive & EAS protein blend (whey/caesin/soy)
Cold-milled ground flaxseed
Gatorade (post-workout carbs)
Organic peanut butter
BCAA, HOT-ROX, Multi-vitamin, Tribulus, CLA, Green tea
Stats: wife (easmith)
1350 gym/running days
1150 non-workout days
140-180g protein, 20g fat, 16g fiber, 50-100g carb (workout days only)
Green tea, multi-vitamin
(NOTE: I did not include fish-oil capsules in the plan for either of us. There are plenty of Omega-3’s in the flax and the calories are right on target without the fish oil.)