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Velocity Diet day 2

July 27, 2009 9pm in Velocity Diet | Comments (0)

Surprisingly I feel really great.  I’ve never felt hungry, and maybe it’s all psychological, but I feel healthier already.  I have a feeling that around day 5 or day 10 I will be extremely sick of drinking protein shakes, but for now it’s not too bad.

I took some “before photos”, I’ll post them when I feel brave (if that ever happens!)

I’m very sore today, because I tried the new exercises in the training plan, some of which I’d never done before (like squats, or this bent over dumbbell lift thing).  It’s been ages since I felt the “soreness” of weight training and it feels good.

I noticed I was a bit “away with the fairies” at work, forgetting to do some of the things that people asked me to do, but I’m really looking forward to seeing some results.

Velocity Diet day 1

July 26, 2009 3pm in Velocity Diet | Comments (0)

Well I’m halfway through the first day of the velocity diet.  2 meals down and 138 to go, oh boy this is going to be tough.  I have to take this thing called Leucine, no idea what it is but it’s an essential amino-acid in a powder form that you mix with water and it has one hell of an aftertaste.

I had a lot to eat yesterday so I don’t feel that hungry today.  That makes my first day of the diet not too bad, however I’m not sure how this is going to go after day 4 or 7 or 28.  Oh boy.

I had a vanilla berry protein shake mixed with flaxseed and “superfood” and Leucine for breakfast, then after I got back from a long walk I had a chocolate raspberry protein shake.  Exciting stuff.

Starting the Velocity Diet

July 22, 2009 11am in Health and Fitness,Velocity Diet | Comments (0)

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Well, this Sunday 26 July 09 I’ve decided to start the Velocity Diet:…/velocity_diet_30

I’ve always been particularly self-conscious with how I look, and I feel like I have looked the same since I was 21 (in 2001).  After reading the reviews online it seems like something I can do.

Basically, it involves nothing but protein shakes, milled flaxseed, natural nut butter, and a weird variety of supplements, none of which I have heard of.  Oh, and you get a healthy solid meal (HSM) once a week.

Three or four times before, I’ve done a “Juice Diet” where you drink nothing but Juice.  The longest I ever managed to do that for was 13 days in a row.  I think the Velocity Diet should be a bit easier since there’s actually a solid meal to look forward to once a week, and I love the taste of the protein powder that I have at home.

Being in the UK, the ingredients aren’t as readily available as they are in the USA.  I’ve used my favourite brand of Protein Powder – Scitec – but I’ve bought Biotest Surge, Biotest Flameout and Biotest Performance Superfood off eBay.

I can’t find the Biotest Leucine anywhere, so I’ve gone for Maxx Essentials Leucine 6000 Maxx.  It arrived from eBay today with packaging that’s all in French… which is a nice touch.  Doesn’t matter, I don’t know what the heck Leucine is anyway.

I’ve never had problems with eating the same thing for days and days on end.  I’ve never been good lifting weights though… I just can’t find the motivation.  In addition, I’m not the gym type, so I’m going to have to use the weights and weight bench I have at home.

Boy the Superfood is expensive – £34.95 for a tiny 140g (4.94 oz) container (plus the cost to send it to me!).  But… it’s got extract of Wild Blueberry, Orange, Raspberry, Strawberry, Acai Berry, Coffee Berry, Goji Berry, Pomegranate, Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Wasabi, Wild Yam, Green Tea, Apple, Mango, Passion Fruit, and Watermelon.  Crikey.  It also has an Orac Factor of 5,000.  I wonder what that is.

The diet also involves Milled Flaxseed.  I bought it but am too scared to try it just yet.

It’s going to be hard not going out and having a drink or two with friends, or even a meal, so I’m potentially going to be a hermit for 28 days.  I’m not sure how well that’s going to go.

I’m quite nervous about all this, but I think it was in the “Body-for-life” book (something else I tried many years ago) where it said “if you do the things you always done, you’ll look and feel like you always have”.  Or something like that. 

So it’s only 28 days out of my life for this, and if I don’t try it, I’ll spend much longer than that wondering what the result would have been like.