Below is a report by my wife of our experience on the Velocity Diet. It is more from her view since she referenced her journal to write it.
We started with 20 jars of Grow!, eight bags of milled flax seed, five jars of Surge, three bottles of HOT-ROX, and a bottle of fish oil and flax seed oil from Sam’s. I also used Alpha Male during and M after.
Our workout was upper, lower, rest, upper, lower, rest, rest.
We were very pleased with our results. If you have any questions not answered here feel free to PM me and I will do my best to answer them.
Velocity Diet Report
Him: 32 years old, 6?6?, 26 pounds lost in 26 days
Her: 30 years old, 5?6?, 15 pounds lost in 15 days
For four weeks preceding the start of the V-Diet, we had been on a high protein, high fat regimen. I?d been taking HOT-ROX for those four weeks, and we were going to the gym to lift 4 nights a week (but no cardio). My muscles were definitely firmer, but I hadn?t lost any weight at all on the scale.
The weekend before we started the V-Diet, we went on vacation with family and ate ? well, vacation food: ice cream, pizza, burgers, snack cakes. We arrived home from vacation feeling awful, and totally ready for some dietary discipline.
The first day of the V-Diet, I felt bloated from guzzling what seemed like a lot of shakes, and the lukewarm Surge drink I had post-workout was hard to get down. I felt too full still at 9:30 p.m. to drink my last shake of the day, and I had a really hard time getting to sleep.
I felt woozy around mid-afternoon on the first few days (which I learned was typical of the carb depletion I was going through), but I felt great during most of the day – very alert and energized. By the end of the fist week, I was going go to sleep at night without any problems at all. And the good news is, things only got better from there.
I ended up having shakes (2 scoops Grow! in various flavor combinations + about 12 oz. water) at 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Christopher had six shakes a day (2 scoops Grow! + 16 oz. water) at 7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m.
With the first 4 shakes of the day, I also slugged back a separate drink of 2 tablespoons of milled flax seed mixed with about 1/2 cup of very cold water. Christopher added his milled flax seed to his shakes and loved it, but I just didn?t like having all those chunks in my drinks, so the flax seed shooter worked better for me.
On workout days, we had Surge to sip on during and after our workout. I found that having it really cold made it much easier for me to drink, and I never had a problem after the first day. In fact, we both started really looking forward to drinking the Surge because of the simple carb boost.
On non-workout days, we took fish oil pills (first three meals) and flax seed oil pills (last two meals for me, last three meals for Christopher). I took HOT-ROX first thing in the morning and again around 1 p.m. (3 pills each time). Christopher took HOT-ROX and Alpha Male at 8 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.
One thing that was awesome was never having to worry about planning, shopping for, fixing, or cleaning up after meals. That was one of my favorite things about the diet.
The most surprising thing about the V-Diet was that I rarely felt hungry ? and if I did, it was usually really close to time for my next shake. I didn?t go to bed feeling hungry, and I didn?t feel deprived. The first week, I wanted food and had some very intense cravings, but I found that writing them down helped get them out of my head. It also helped to remind myself that on Saturday I?d get a meal (I highly recommend the weekly social meal ? I must say, the salad and steak I ate at the end of my first week was the best thing I?ve ever tasted). I think Christopher?s cravings hit the Thursday of the fourth week and I was just getting really bored with shakes by then. And I really didn?t want anything sweet at all, pretty much the whole time we were on the diet (amazing because I have a serious love for all things sweet). I just wanted chicken and vegetables and brown rice and wheat toast. Well, and also pizza.
When we finished the V-Diet, I really felt like I?d accomplished something. I used a Chris Shugart quote from the T-Nation boards for inspiration: “Not quitting is the first and most important step.” I?ve tried several different diets over the years (with moderate success followed by re-gaining the weight, of course) and generally felt I didn?t have much self-control or discipline. Doing the Velocity Diet was tough, but I was really proud of myself when I finished, and now, about a month later, I?ve only gained back about 2 pounds.