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Old 04-14-2009, 08:20 AM   #1
Emily Mattes
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Default Rapid Fat Loss vs. Velocity Diet

I'm 5'6'', 173, ~25-26% body fat, currently halfway into Week 2 of the Velocity Diet, and I have only lost a total of two or three pounds total.

Last time I did the V-Diet I only lost six pounds across the whole month (and it's not for lack of body fat to lose), so I'm worried this will be a repeat. I thought last time it was because I hadn't used Metabolic Drive past the first five or six days and I hadn't done NEPA, but this time I'm using MD the whole way through and doing at least 30 minutes of NEPA a day on top of Olympic lifting four times a week and the results are looking to pan out the same.

I'm thinking of switching to Lyle McDonald's Rapid Fat Loss plan, but don't want to cut out on the V-Diet early. Normally I would just chill out on the V-Diet, see if it works, and try RFL after, but there are two considerations: first, I need to drop fifteen pounds by June 15th, and second, starting the first week of May my coach is putting me on a strength cycle and does not want me on any extreme diets. Therefore, I have until the end of April and the end of April only to get a head start on the fifteen pounds so I can lose the rest at a reasonable rate through May and June.

Could someone give me any advice on the merits (or not) of switching? Anyone have experience with both diets?

Previous to this, I lost a little under twenty pounds at a reasonable rate since November, then the past month or two got derailed and plateaued. It was on a pretty low-carb diet, with the calories higher than I get on the V-Diet but the carbs lower.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:43 AM   #2
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6 lbs in a month is actually good. 1 lbs a week is actually probably standard recommendation, and it's not like you are actually in obese BF%...

If you're plateauing after 2-3 weeks then may switch up the diet. I would ride out the current one until it doesn't work anymore TBH.

I don't have any experience with each though so I can't help you there.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:24 PM   #3
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How long had you been dieting before this current run on the V-Diet?
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:04 PM   #4
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I was seriously keeping on top of my diet from December to mid-February, at which point a job derailed me for a few weeks and after that I wasn't completely on the horse.

Also, I would be pretty happy with 6lbs in a month if it wasn't the Velocity Diet. I can lose 6-8 lbs in a month on the previous diet I was following--the goal of the V-Diet was to speed things along a bit. If I can lose the same amount of weight on solid foods while eating a bit more and not sacrificing workouts, then why V-Diet/RFL at all? I expected a bit more from something that said there would be Amazing! Results! if I lived off of starvation levels of protein shakes for a month.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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Women I think have not always had stellar results with the V-diet, plus you're not all giant and fat, so 6 pounds in a month is real progress at your current BF.

If I were you, I'd stick it out to the end of the diet but feel free to mix in real food instead of shakes. I did a modified v-diet and lost 28 pounds. 20 of which stayed off, I had a cheat meal every weekend and ate meat for dinner every night. Buy Lyle's book and start tweaking in a way that makes it more sustainable and DO count calories.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:44 PM   #6
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What Dave said.

You gotta remember that the more BF you lose the hard it is to get more pounds to come off.

Just like strength... the stronger you get the harder it is to make any "significant" progress. We're all fighting for mostly 5-10 lbs PRs while novices could do that every week.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:51 AM   #7
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I do not think that there is a magic pill or formula for dropping those unwanted pounds. I myself have been overweight, I tried everything from weighltloss pill to dieting but nothing really work for me. Heard from my friend Christopher Guerriero that we are fat because of Candida Albicans which is apparently responsible why we have cellulite and why it is hard for us to lose weight.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
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I do not think that there is a magic pill or formula for dropping those unwanted pounds. I myself have been overweight, I tried everything from weighltloss pill to dieting but nothing really work for me. Heard from my friend Christopher Guerriero that we are fat because of Candida Albicans which is apparently responsible why we have cellulite and why it is hard for us to lose weight.
What?

Do you know what candida albicans is? And why it should have NOTHING to do with being overweight?
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