Originally Posted by Nathan Stanley
I'm currently on day 18 of the V-diet and I'm down from 231 to 217 this AM. FYI, I've felt just fine for the entire diet w/ the exception of some nasty gas that got much better when I dialed down the flax meal a bit. I've been following the Starting Strength beginners program and have no problem w/ putting up relatively heavy weights.
I'm interested in transitioning to an IF plan (probably a fast 5 approach) and was hoping to get some advice on both transitioning out of the V-Diet (slowly increasing calories over the period of a couple of weeks) to easing into an IF approach...or do I need one. Since I've already been on a liquid fast, I'm guessing that the transition will be easier than if I had been on a traditional eating plan. Anyhow, any thoughts are appreciated.
I've actaully done this..
it's pretty easy and you will continue to drop pounds. here's what i basically did, it worked pretty well.
transition off of all shakes and onto to one meal in the evening, keep that meal really clean/paleo. No fruit, no grains, just meat and salad. keep track of your daily caories (kcal) and subtract that from your shakes, if dinner is 450 kcal, then drop your shakes by the equivelant of 450 kcal in the day, do not add more than liek 200 kcla over your v-diet amounts. if you were dieting at 1700, then shakes plus dinner shoudl be 1900 per diem for this week. .. do that for a week.
week two. boot up the kcal at dinner, still clean; no fruit, no beer, no bread etc. stay with same number of shakes. daily numbers go up by maybe 200 kcal again. compensate by droppign firts shake of day....
week three, don't break your fast until after noon, shoot for 3pm, then two shakes, then dinner, at this point, you're a llttle less strict on the number of kcal, but still strictly clean, meat and veggies, maybe nuts.
week four..drop shakes altogether, get all your kcal in a feeding window of 4 hours or less, make sure you're not adding more than 500 kcal over your daily amount on teh v-diet, something like 2200-2500 kcal. trust me, if you eat 2000 kcal in one sitting, you won't be hungry...