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V-Diet Help

I originally posted this in the Beginners Forum where I felt it belonged. Since nobody responded I started looking around and found several V-Diet threads in here and thought it would be more appropriate.

Hello to everyone.

My sister pointed me to this site about a week ago and I’ve been checking it out every day since. Both her and my cousin ordered their shipments for the Velocity Diet last week.

I am wondering if I am suited to this diet. I am currently 6’, 203lbs and in semi-decent shape. I have been to the gym off and on for the past few years, but I haven’t been to the gym at all in the last 8 months. My diet consists of whatever I find around the house, I snack on cookies/crackers/leftovers and anything else I can find. I usually have a home-cooked meal every day when I get home from work, and we have a family dinner on Sunday usually turkey/ham/stew etc. So I eat healthy most of the time, it’s mainly in the evenings after supper that I like to snack. I sometimes try to snack healthy by eating some sugar snap peas or a cup of berries.

My work schedule varies daily. I am an installer/technician for a cable company and I’m usually booked for 3 installs a day (Mon-Sat). These installs can take anywhere from 1 hour - 5 hours. Some days I have a lot of time to kill between installs and I usually just grab a paper to read and have a bite to eat at McDonalds. Other days I have no time to stop and eat because I work until ~9pm.

I believe I can incorporate this diet into my schedule, although I have a couple concerns. I would plan on having a Mon-Wed-Fri workout schedule and would like to get up early in the mornings to complete my workout, but a few articles have said not to do the workout early in the morning. If I can’t make time to workout during the day, is it fine if I go to the gym at 9 or 10 at night and have my last shake afterwards? Probably my biggest concern is about the loose BM. I don’t want to have to be running to and using my customers bathrooms all day, so can I alter the amount of flax/fiber I take in my shakes? I noticed that this problem only affected a handful of people (That posted about it).

I can include pictures if that would help in letting me know if I’m suitable for the diet. I believe I really need the discipline that this diet provides and I want to lose my craving for unhealthy/binge eating.

Here are my numbers and meal plans for the diet, if someone wouldn’t mind glancing over them to see if they add up I would appreciate it.

Calories:

(10.2 x 203 + 879) x .50 = 1474.80 (Round: 1500)
(10.2 x 203 + 879) x .60 = 1769.76 (Round: 1800)

Non-lifting Days:

10 Scoops Metabolic Drive (200lbs, so 1 g of protein per pound = 200g. 20g = 1 scoop)

Breakfast: 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, one serving of milled flax seed, 1 or 2 capsules of HOT-ROX Extreme

Lunch: 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, 2 Flameout capsules

Mid-Afternoon Snack: 2 scoop Metabolic Drive, one Fiber Choice tablet, 1 or 2 capsules of HOT-ROX Extreme

Evening Meal: 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, 2 Flameout capsules

Night Meal: 2 scoop Metabolic Drive, one serving of milled flax seed, one serving of natural peanut butter

Lifting Days:

Same except Surge Recovery after my workout. (Should I just use Surge Recovery/water in the shake or should I alter one of my meals?)

Measurements:

Largest part of belly: 39.5
Hips: 38
Upper Leg: 25
Lower Leg: 16
Ankle: 9.5
Chest: 42
Shoulders: 46
Upper Arm: 13
Neck: 15.5

Ok so I think I added it up right:

10 Scoops/day x 28 Days = 280/31 = 9.03 = 10 Bottles Metabolic Drive
HOT-ROX 2-4/day x 28 Days = 56-112 = 110/Bottle = 1 Bottle
Flameout 4 x 28 Days = 112 = 90/bottle = 2 Bottles
Surge Recovery 3 x Week x 4 weeks = 12 Servings = 16 Servings/Bottle = 1 Bottle

So 10 Metabolic Drives, 1 HOT-ROX, 2 Flameouts, 1 Surge. I think that sounds good.

Will I be needing BCAA’s or extra fish oil caps at all?

Any help is appreciated. I will be posting and updating a journal when I begin the diet.

I think BCAA’s help all around so I would use them.

The good thing about the Velocity Diet is its pretty much for everyone. The only person that can hold you back is you. In order to succeed you have to get in the mindset that failure just isn’t an option. The taste craving changes that come along with this diet would be well worth it even if you didn’t lose a pound over the entire period. It truly is life changing. Do it, have competitions with your sister and her cousin about who can lose the most inches, bf etc. and make sure your the winner. It is very hard to accomplish, it is def no walk in the park but if you think your ready for this then yes, it’s for you.

[quote]Higgins wrote:
I think BCAA’s help all around so I would use them.

The good thing about the Velocity Diet is its pretty much for everyone. The only person that can hold you back is you. In order to succeed you have to get in the mindset that failure just isn’t an option. The taste craving changes that come along with this diet would be well worth it even if you didn’t lose a pound over the entire period. It truly is life changing. Do it, have competitions with your sister and her cousin about who can lose the most inches, bf etc. and make sure your the winner. It is very hard to accomplish, it is def no walk in the part but if you think your ready for this then yes, it’s for you.[/quote]

Thanks for the words of encouragement, I can’t wait to start.

first of all, invest in some tupperware and skip the mcdonalds chill sessions. if you can’t find a microwave bring deli meat or tuna on the job.

i have done the V-Diet and loved my results, however it is an extremely low calorie diet with just enough macronutrients. to me it would make a whole lot more sense to try a low carb diet with lean meats, healthy fats, and veggies then slowly work into the V-Diet. My reasoning for this once i began transitioning into eating whole foods daily, then twice daily, etc. calories increase and my fat loss stalled out and put on water weight. it took like a full week after being “transitioned” for me to start losing fat again.

so unless you plan on being happy with your level of leanness after a 10-12 lb drop, then go for it. otherwise, start the fat loss with more “conventional” methods then maybe replace a meal with a shake meal at night for week three, 2 shakes week 4… until you are a V-Dieter.

[quote]Nick21 wrote:
I originally posted this in the Beginners Forum where I felt it belonged. Since nobody responded I started looking around and found several V-Diet threads in here and thought it would be more appropriate.

Hello to everyone.

My sister pointed me to this site about a week ago and I’ve been checking it out every day since. Both her and my cousin ordered their shipments for the Velocity Diet last week.

I am wondering if I am suited to this diet. I am currently 6’, 203lbs and in semi-decent shape. I have been to the gym off and on for the past few years, but I haven’t been to the gym at all in the last 8 months. My diet consists of whatever I find around the house, I snack on cookies/crackers/leftovers and anything else I can find. I usually have a home-cooked meal every day when I get home from work, and we have a family dinner on Sunday usually turkey/ham/stew etc. So I eat healthy most of the time, it’s mainly in the evenings after supper that I like to snack. I sometimes try to snack healthy by eating some sugar snap peas or a cup of berries.

My work schedule varies daily. I am an installer/technician for a cable company and I’m usually booked for 3 installs a day (Mon-Sat). These installs can take anywhere from 1 hour - 5 hours. Some days I have a lot of time to kill between installs and I usually just grab a paper to read and have a bite to eat at McDonalds. Other days I have no time to stop and eat because I work until ~9pm.

I believe I can incorporate this diet into my schedule, although I have a couple concerns. I would plan on having a Mon-Wed-Fri workout schedule and would like to get up early in the mornings to complete my workout, but a few articles have said not to do the workout early in the morning. If I can’t make time to workout during the day, is it fine if I go to the gym at 9 or 10 at night and have my last shake afterwards? Probably my biggest concern is about the loose BM. I don’t want to have to be running to and using my customers bathrooms all day, so can I alter the amount of flax/fiber I take in my shakes? I noticed that this problem only affected a handful of people (That posted about it).

I can include pictures if that would help in letting me know if I’m suitable for the diet. I believe I really need the discipline that this diet provides and I want to lose my craving for unhealthy/binge eating.

Here are my numbers and meal plans for the diet, if someone wouldn’t mind glancing over them to see if they add up I would appreciate it.

Calories:

(10.2 x 203 + 879) x .50 = 1474.80 (Round: 1500)
(10.2 x 203 + 879) x .60 = 1769.76 (Round: 1800)

Non-lifting Days:

10 Scoops Metabolic Drive (200lbs, so 1 g of protein per pound = 200g. 20g = 1 scoop)

Breakfast: 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, one serving of milled flax seed, 1 or 2 capsules of HOT-ROX Extreme

Lunch: 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, 2 Flameout capsules

Mid-Afternoon Snack: 2 scoop Metabolic Drive, one Fiber Choice tablet, 1 or 2 capsules of HOT-ROX Extreme

Evening Meal: 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, 2 Flameout capsules

Night Meal: 2 scoop Metabolic Drive, one serving of milled flax seed, one serving of natural peanut butter

Lifting Days:

Same except Surge Recovery after my workout. (Should I just use Surge Recovery/water in the shake or should I alter one of my meals?)

Measurements:

Largest part of belly: 39.5
Hips: 38
Upper Leg: 25
Lower Leg: 16
Ankle: 9.5
Chest: 42
Shoulders: 46
Upper Arm: 13
Neck: 15.5

Ok so I think I added it up right:

10 Scoops/day x 28 Days = 280/31 = 9.03 = 10 Bottles Metabolic Drive
HOT-ROX 2-4/day x 28 Days = 56-112 = 110/Bottle = 1 Bottle
Flameout 4 x 28 Days = 112 = 90/bottle = 2 Bottles
Surge Recovery 3 x Week x 4 weeks = 12 Servings = 16 Servings/Bottle = 1 Bottle

So 10 Metabolic Drives, 1 HOT-ROX, 2 Flameouts, 1 Surge. I think that sounds good.

Will I be needing BCAA’s or extra fish oil caps at all?

Any help is appreciated. I will be posting and updating a journal when I begin the diet.[/quote]

Congrats on wanting to get your self in better shape and health.

That said, I don’t know if you ought to dive in to the V-Diet right away. Maybe start with the T-Dawg and once you are eating clean go to the V-Diet or V-Diet lite.

[quote]Higgins wrote:
I think BCAA’s help all around so I would use them.

The good thing about the Velocity Diet is its pretty much for everyone. The only person that can hold you back is you. In order to succeed you have to get in the mindset that failure just isn’t an option. The taste craving changes that come along with this diet would be well worth it even if you didn’t lose a pound over the entire period. It truly is life changing. Do it, have competitions with your sister and her cousin about who can lose the most inches, bf etc. and make sure your the winner. It is very hard to accomplish, it is def no walk in the park but if you think your ready for this then yes, it’s for you.[/quote]

Haha I like the competition idea…although its no competition. I will win. :slight_smile:
~the sister