Also known as the V-Diet, it is a customized plan geared to each individual through online software . You plug in the info and it calculates a personal menu based plan and you print it out. Thus, there is no counting carbs or calories. You just consume what the print out tells you to eat in foods and supplements.
It is for men who weigh between 160-265 pounds and women who weigh between 125-200 pounds. The aim is for 28 days; you have five shakes a day, and one healthy solid meal (HSM) once a week, that is four times within 28 days. The HSM consists of protein, carbs and vegetables.
- Allowed proteins are a lean steak, two grilled chicken breasts, grilled or baked fish.
- For veggies, 1-2 cups of steamed fresh broccoli, spinach, zucchini or squash and a tossed salad of dark green lettuce with vinegar and oil.
- Starches are limited to a yam, whole-wheat pasta or brown rice.
- For sugar, you are allowed to eat a small portion of fruit.
- The HSM is enjoyed over half an hour of easy eating.
The idea is that you will be re-training your brain to love healthy foods.
After the 28 days, transition back by adding one HSM per day and 3-4 shakes the first week, then two HSM a day and 2-3 shakes the next week. One HSM is breakfast, the other lunch or dinner- your choice.
Here would be a typical 2nd week HSM option –
Breakfast – Oatmeal with blueberries and scrambled egg whites or An omelet with fresh spinach
Lunch/Dinner – Turkey burger on whole wheat and a tossed salad with oil and vinegar, or Grilled chicken breasts with steamed veggies, or Salmon with grilled zucchini and yellow squash, or fresh spinach salad
Finally, as a permanent thing, have three HSM and 1-2 shakes a day as snacks.
Of course, like most diets, they claim they will give you successful results. The key factor to successful muscle building and fat burning /or sculpting seems to be this –
“Eat often, eat smart”
Lean proteins, essential fatty acids and veggies are encouraged along with fresh fruits and a few whole grains. limit your caffeine, sugar and salt; those are the three things Americans consume way too much of to begin with, right?