Thanks for the input guys.
Didn’t Shugart write in one of his articles that it could be monkeyed with? I seem to remember distinctly something along the lines of him saying you could have one solid meal a day if it was healthy and it would still work, etc. Also, my off day is every 4th day, so I’m basically eating 1.5 solid meals a week instead of 1. Hardly a huge difference, I’d say.
Also, the conditioning work I’m doing is metabolically very similar to Cosgrove’s After Burn program, which you may remember Dan John did during his V-Diet (barbell complexes and stuff.) I’m not running long distances - I’m running short intervals combined with plyometrics, gymnastics, weightlifting, etc. You may notice that my workout yesterday was heavy deadlifts.
Again, I appreciate the input, but I’m willing to bet that the creator of the V-Diet wouldn’t see any serious issues with the way I’m doing it. Are there any specific reasons you think my method is substandard, or is it just that I’m doing doing it “as intended” from your point of view?
As long as your getting results I say roll with it but if at the end of your time you’re not pleased with your result don’t blame the V-Diet because you’re not exactly doing it as prescribed. Yea, it seems like Shugs had something called the V-Diet lite that was something like 1 solid meal a day or something like that… but I don’t remember.
I mean to be honest, based on your before pictures, I’d say you would benefit from a full 4 week strict V-Diet plan. I think by only committing to two weeks of the diet you’re setting yourself up to quit because trust me, you’ll want to quite after 2 weeks. Of course I did the strict V-Diet of only 1 solid meal a week so my plan was different than what you’re doing.
Anyway, like I said, if you’re getting the results desired than rock on with it… I just kinda wish you hadn’t called it the V-Diet because technically it’s really not.