more fiber from psyllium husks
I just bought some more psyillium (ran out a few days ago) so I'll try putting more of that in my shakes and see if that helps.
I'm definitely steering clear of malodextrin and other simple sugars, for now. In general, I don't really think I would take it anyway cuz I'm an endo, but certainly not during this diet.
in the small 20-30g amount immediately PWO, I don't think its a big deal, but theres nothing wrong with skipping it either
Well, hopefully I can make it through today and go another week. I've noticed that I've gotten dizzy a few times when I've gotten up from bed or a chair and I'm thinking that it might be from doing this stupid diet.
Since I'm going to have a whole meal for dinner, I'll see how I feel tomorrow. If I have a dizzy spell after that, then I'm going to stop.
Weighed in @ 165 today (same as yesterday). It sucks not losing a couple pounds a day anymore, haha.
So I did a lot of damage to my body last night in the celebration of "the victory of an ill-equipped Mexican army fending off a large invading French force at the Battle of Puebla" as well as the Flyers' victory over Les Habitants. Whole food never tasted so good, haha. Woke up hungover as hell this morning and went to Dunkin Donuts for a breakfast sandwich hangover cure, haha.
Will reconvene the velocity diet this afternoon.
cork likes to party! The dizziness you experienced can be diminished with rolled oats. Whenever you feel dizzy or hypo just have some complex carbs and you'll feel better almost instsantly.
Yeah, it seems like the dizziness has gone away, so it's definitely cuz' of the diet. I'll try the carbs thing next time to see if it works.
I really hope I gained back more water weight than usual from hydrating myself all-day yesterday...because I weighed in @ 170 this morning, haha. That pretty much wiped out every thing from last week.
Gonna give myself a few days back on the diet to see if its just my body getting itself righted after my Saturday night bender...I can't see one night canceling out my gains for a whole week of the v-diet.
Tho the above poster mentioned not using malto/dex PWO, I was still able to lose 15 lbs on the V-diet. I would definitely consider myself an endo as well. I'm not saying they're the best PWO carb on this diet, but I still lost a good amount of fat using them.
However my fat loss seemed to slow down dramatically after the 3rd week. I'm now into my second week of the transition phase (2 solid meals/day)...haven't gained back any weight this week, but haven't lost either...which is dissapointing.
Could it be the malto/dex? What would be a better PWO carb option besides rolled oats? I'm at 200 now & my goal is 180~185.
Any Low-GI carb is fine, even vegetables, though oats are cheap, easy to fix up/grind/chug w/e.
Also, if you're back up to two solid meals/day and get enough carbs, you might want to try some HITT. That's supposedly even better than low-intensity cardio @ long-term fat loss.
BTW - I'm in Jersey, right outside Philly...Flyers are my second team (long-time Devils fan). But since they're out of it: LET'S GO FLYERS!
i've found I don't feel an insulin spike even from pretty simple carbs post workout. I've been using muscle delight or anabolic window and don't notice the insulin... might just be me tho
I think you hit the nail on the head. Think I've kept my cals too low & put myself in starvation mode & that's why my body doesn't want to give up any fat.
Well, it looks like my velocity diet is coming to an end. I've decided to go away tomorrow and won't be back until next weekend...gonna go visit some friends/family and I'm definitely not going to be hauling my blender around.
So, I'm back to 165...and hope that I'm at least below 170 when I start to eat real food and get my glycogen/water stores up back to normal...otherwise the experience would be wasted. I kind of liked not having to prepare any food for two weeks...I might do it just to change things up for a bit every once in a while.