Not for something as “harsh” as the v-diet for 15 whole days. I could cut out sodas and take a good shit and lose seven pounds in a week without the sacrifice. I had read of many people dropping 20+ pounds on the v diet in 28 days. I am basing my response on the degree of weight loss other folks have reported.
The general median I’ve seen is about 15 pounds, with few losing less than ten.
Maybe the OP doesn’t lose a lot of water on low carb diets. Who knows?
Well I am not real sure why I haven’t lost much weight or fat. To respond to Prof X, I have been lifting for two years, I started with the MAX OT program and continued with some of the Waterbury programs. During these last two years I have hit plateaus and lifting maxes. Currently I am following the lifting regiment to a t. Deads, squats, weighted chins and dips etc. I was really basing my results on what other posters are losing 10-20 lbs. Granted if I lost a lot of weight fast I would assume it was a combination of fat and muscle, but I am able to add 5 lbs every week or two to most compound exercises. I am happy with that aspect. Thanks for the responses btw.[/quote]
Considering what I’ve seen on this site, 2 years of training still makes you a beginner. In fact, if you are still unable to create your own training program that produces results, you are still pretty much a beginner.