Today, I started the Velocity Diet. I thought I'd make this log to help keep me on track, so I can keep track of my results and progress, and just give some general thoughts about how I'm feeling on this diet.
Why am I doing the Velocity Diet?
Looking at my stats, you would probably ask me, "Why the **** are you cutting, dude?". Well, I used to weigh a whopping 110 Kilos. I lost ~40 kilos over a long span of time, and now I'm trying to get rid of my lower belly and my love handles, with a bit of chest fat. I've found it almost impossible to get rid of this fat, so extreme causes call for extreme measures.
I also seem to have a really low threshold for amount of fat on my body to when it actually makes me look fat. If I put on a few kilos, I'll definitely notice it. I guess I just have some poor genetics.
I'm not sure how much fat I hope to lose, I just want to see some fat shed off my mid section. Any reduction and I'll be happy.
I weighed myself this morning (first day of V-Diet), and I currently weigh 72.5 Kilos.
Each day, I will drink 7 Shakes, with around 2 - 3 hours interval between each one. Each shake contains;
1 Scoop of Matrix 5.0 (Whey and casein blend)
15 grams of blended Flax Seeds
3 Capsules of Fish Oil.
Two of these shakes will be a "Night shake", which will be the same as above, minus the Flax Seeds.
At the end of each week, I'll be having one full food meal and the rest of the day will most likely comprise of 4 shakes. For my food meal, I'll probably have a cup of oats along with a tin of tuna or a small chicken breast. We'll see what happens.
Each morning I will take 2 capsules of Melting Point along with some Potassium and Magnesium caps. I will not overdo it with the Melting Point, because with this kind of diet, I believe muscle cramps would be a lot more prevalent.
I will be drinking plenty of cold water throughout the day, along with some black coffee, black tea, and anything else non-caloric I can get my hands on. I'll also be taking two multi-vitamins throughout the day.
After each weight training session, along with my post-workout shake, I will down half a bottle of Gatorade. I will be using this instead of Biotest Surge, which is what is usually recommended. I'm not using Surge because of cash restraints.
I'll be doing low intensity cardio every day, except for weight training days. I may be hiring an exercise bike this week, so I'll probably be doing that for about 30 minutes, or I'll just go and do some walking outside up and around some changing terrain/surfaces.
My weight training sessions will usually consist of a 5x5 routine, concentrating on the largest muscle groups of the body. I'll do a variation of exercises (from day to day), including deadlifts, presses, curls, rows, squats, lunges, military presses, etc etc.
I'm going to promise to myself that I will at least make it through the first fortnight. I will do my best to go the full four weeks (or at least three weeks).
Unfortunately, I cannot post photos. I'm renovating and everything is packed up, so things are a bit hectic. If I can get my hands on a camera, I'll definitely post some pics.
So, let the battle begin!
Day 1 thoughts, so far:
I woke up this morning feeling excited and slightly nervous.
I'm about to have my third shake for the day, and so far, I'm not hungry what so ever.
I do, however, feel a tad light headed. Nothing extreme, it's totally tolerable.
At first I thought the Flax Seeds tasted like absolutely crap, but I seem to be already used to them. I've eaten much worse tasting things before
Today will be a weight training day, but I haven't done that yet. I'll keep you posted.
See you soon.