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V-Diet and your Inner Demons
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tlm020
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Join date: Aug 2012
Location: Massachusetts, USA
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Inner Demons: Questions, Doubts, Fears, etc. No real need to explain what i mean here. We all have them and know what they are.

I think most people going into the V-Diet are strictly looking for the "quick" physical gains, or rather losses, that are associated with the V-Diet. Everyone sees the before and after pictures and immediately wants "That body", or what ever.

Then there are those that realize that there is more and read how the diet also helps re-program your eating habits and helps re-start you down that "Healthy" lifestyle by retraining your eating habits along with cutting tons of fat from your body.

I am a firm believer that the biggest gain from the V-Diet is the mental aspect in regards to whatever "Inner Demons" you may have. For most people, one of these inner demons will be food related. But for others this will be their doubt of their worth, their strength, their "Beauty" and so on. It will be their belief that they are "done," and should just give up and continue down their path. I'm pretty sure we could write a book about these "Inner Demons." But NO MATTER WHAT this demon might be, you WILL be faced with it during your V-Diet experience. There really is no way around it. And it is at this point where people either Face their demons and Keep on through the diet OR give in to those insecurities and "quit"/"cheat" or whatever. And it is this point where you make the biggest strides with this diet in my opinion. At these moments, you make gains far superior to the physical ones.

I'm hope others will chime in and tell me their thoughts on this. And possibly their experience with this. Also chime in if you think I'm wrong. Always open for good discussion.

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carreiro2221
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I think this is a great representation of what this diet is about. I do believe a lot of people are attracted to this because of "quick" fat loss, along with muscle retention, but I am truly in it for the lifestyle change. I want to crave vegetables!

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tlm020
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carreiro2221 wrote:
I think this is a great representation of what this diet is about. I do believe a lot of people are attracted to this because of "quick" fat loss, along with muscle retention, but I am truly in it for the lifestyle change. I want to crave vegetables!



Even with writing that, I'm not going to lie, I find myself falling into that trap and preoccupying myself with thoughts of appearance. It's only when I find myself fighting those cravings to cheat that I am really tested. And then it is at that very moment when I beat that craving that I make progress. And I truly can appreciate the diet now as I enter my last week as I not only visually have made progress, but I am not having those cravings. That is the real progress.

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Jaybee
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Not V-Diet as I haven't yet tried it, but, in one word...

Booze.

Don't get me wrong, I can go Sun-Fr without a drop, I'm happy to eat clean that whole time, but when knocking off time comes around, I hear the pub a calling...

Just to let you all know, alcohol suspends the body's metabolisis of fat for anywhere between 8-48 hours, depending on how much you chugged down, and how little exercise you get the morning after. Don't think running a massive calorific deficit the day before will help; the body makes it up not from the fat stores, but the muscle stock. Oh yeah.

Time for me to bite the bullet, go to the pub and drink non-alcoholic lager and lemonade.

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