Honestly, JF, why are you doing this?
If you’re determined to cut for the summer, go for it, but just keep in mind that you WILL get weaker (assuming you have semi-decent numbers).
Seriously, look into the G-flux thing. It’s a LOT harder than the V-Diet, but this will be your best shot at maintaining mass if you want to cut a little bit quicker than you probably should. Increase kcals IN, and drastically increase kcals OUT.
You probably already know many of these, but I’ll list them anyway. If your current training is working well, simply add in some of the following;
*No simple sugars, stick to complex carbs even after training. Less carbs overall (carb-cycling is best).
*Cardio (low intensity, assuming you are training hard and heavy) 10-20mins each day, seperate from weight training.
*Decrease total volume of each training session, and perform more sessions per week (possibly the most effective option, but I realise this may be impractical).
*Add 1 or 2 training sessions involving heavier circuits/complexes. For example, a circuit involving legpress/chins/OHP or similar for low reps/high volume will rip fat off you like crazy.
You get out of this sport what you put into it. Ultimately, the V-diet is a complete cop out. Try a couple of things above and you’ll see how much harder it is, and how much better the results are.
This post was full of win. If only every fat person who “goes to the gym” would just read this and do it.
However I do have a better outlook on the V-Diet, having done it myself a couple years back. I don’t remember really getting hungry though and I definitely didn’t feel like shit. I think it was probably the HOT-ROX Extreme that helped with both those side effects. The HOT-ROX used to make me feel great. I lost 12 pounds in the first 2 weeks and I think about 20 lbs overall.