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.