I started the V-diet the day after you, Scottish 190. Fairly similar stats too. 5-9, 180 about 15% bf. I did the first four days with no solid meals, one a day since. I added the meals because my sleep was shit because that’s the only time hunger and cravings were hitting. Much better with the meal.
The meal’s not a horrible idea, but it will slow the progress. If you want to curb latenight or early morning cravings, have a shake right before bed, I mean finish as you are lying down to go to sleep. Some days when I had a tough day, or worked out “extra” hard, I would have a shake and a half right at bedtime. Never once did I wake up hungry with this scenario.
Also make sure you’re getting 7-8 hours of sleep. This diet doesn’t do too well with much less.
Thanks for the tip, I’ll probably try going back to shakes only for week 2. I assumed that on the sleep and after getting only about 4 hours between day 2 and 3, figured I’d try a meal. The sleep issues (besides hunger) seem to have subsided, so I’m game to try no meals again. I have stayed in the calorie and carb requirements even with the meals though.