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V-Diet: Is More Better?

Hey all, let me begin by apologizing in advance if this has already been discussed, but there are so damn many VD posts, I don’t think I’ve found them all.

I know that Chris has stated many times that he recommends doing the Velocity Diet for only 4 weeks at a time. It sounds like a good rule but I’m curious, has anyone given it an extra 2 weeks or so? If so, did the results continue? Or did the progress stall out? Any adverse side-effects of the extension?

I’m currently on day 5 of my second stint on the V-Diet. The first time was approximately 2 years ago, I lost 17 lbs and was extremely impressed with the experience. But this time around, I feel like the element of personal challenge isn’t there. I did it once, I know I can do it, and now I’m just doing it to get rid of the fat I foolishly allowed back onto my body since then. Maybe an extra couple weeks would make this mountain a little higher and motivate me more… or maybe it would kill me. Any thoughts?

I don’t see why not, as long as you still have extra fat to lose. One idea though if you’re going to do an extended version- make your weekly meals more of a refeed. Don’t go all crazy, but maybe bigger than if you were only going the 28 days. This will help keep your metabolism kicking.

IMO and I think it has been stated best to take a break even a week prob two better eat at maint or even a touch higher reset that metabolism a bit and get mental rest then go again. you’ll see better results from the metabolism bumping up again before cutting the intake back.

thats my 2 cc

Phill

[quote]Phill wrote:
IMO and I think it has been stated best to take a break even a week prob two better eat at maint or even a touch higher reset that metabolism a bit and get mental rest then go again. you’ll see better results from the metabolism bumping up again before cutting the intake back.

thats my 2 cc

Phill[/quote]

Thanks for the input guys. You’re probably right about taking a week or so off, but I guess I’m looking at it more from the standpoint of a mental challenge, to see if I have the discipline to actually do it. That being said, I’ve still got a little over three weeks left in the regular diet itself, so by day 28 I’ll probably look back at this idea and find it pretty retarded.

[quote]Phill wrote:
IMO and I think it has been stated best to take a break even a week prob two better eat at maint or even a touch higher reset that metabolism a bit and get mental rest then go again. you’ll see better results from the metabolism bumping up again before cutting the intake back.

thats my 2 cc

Phill[/quote]

This is also true.

However… you have done this before so you may not need the mental break.