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Chimera23
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My boyfriend and I just completed the strict 28-day phase of the V-Diet and I wanted to share our results. Immediately prior to starting the V-Diet, we got our body fat measured via hydrostatic analysis and today (28 days later), we got dunked again. We followed the diet exactly as posted, along with the suggested Waterbury training program. It was by no means a fun diet, but it definitely got the job done. Without further ado, here are the results:

Me (Female, 22)
Before/After:
Weight: 126lb / 118lb
Body Fat: 20.4% / 14.7%
My lean body mass went from 100.3lb to 100.6lb, so I literally lost nothing but fat.

Boyfriend (Male, 25)
Before/After:
Weight: 204lb / 187.75lb
Body Fat: 24.1% / 17.8%
Again, he lost only .5lb of lbm, so again, nearly -all- of the weight lost was fat.

It was actually kind of funny, we had the same operator for both hydrostatic tests, and he was floored by our results. He actually started laughing at one point because results like this in such a short period of time are so incredible - not only did we lose weight, but we lost almost -no- muscle.

I've attached some of my before/after pictures. We'll be following the transition as slated as well, so it's possible we'll continue losing fat.

As miserable as I was on this diet, the results are undeniably impressive. I didn't experience much of a taste change, but I ate fairly clean before this (though too low on protein, I'm sure) so that may have had an impact. In any case, I definitely got a bit obsessive about researching nutrition and weight training programs in all my extra free time, so I doubt I'll have too much trouble staying fit and healthy post-diet.

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Chimera23
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sk01
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Astounding, thanks for posting results. I just finished my first 28 day V-Diet and share similar results. Good job on getting through it!

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needresults
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Well done. Where did you guys get access to the Hydrostatic tests? I had similar results and actually jumped my lifts, but was unable to monitor the bf%. Kudos on the completion and good luck with future endeavors.

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eigieinhamr
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I think the back shot shows the most progress. Very nice.

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fitnesslady
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Awesome progress, thanks for sharing. You made some fanstatic changes, now put on a little more muscle and you will wow them every where. Love the swimsuit by the way. Don't know what your goals are, but you have one hell of a start.

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Chimera23
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Thanks, everyone, for your supportive comments! My boyfriend said it was cool for me to put up his before/afters as well, so here they are! I'm really proud of (and impressed by) his results.

FL - I definitely want to build some more muscle in areas. I am looking forward to starting the X workout program ( http://www.figureathlete.com/...ed_body&cr= ) next week.

needresults wrote:
Well done. Where did you guys get access to the Hydrostatic tests? I had similar results and actually jumped my lifts, but was unable to monitor the bf%. Kudos on the completion and good luck with future endeavors.


There is a company called Fitness Wave ( http://www.getdunked.com/...ome/default.asp ) that does hydrostatic testing in the LA/OC area (and other areas, if I'm not mistaken). It's not perfect as they estimate the residual lung volume rather than measure, but all other variables being held equal, the difference between the starting/ending percentage is still pretty cool.

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Chimera23
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And the Front

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Bona
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IMO, this is what the V-Diet is all about! You guys both has great results and it's even more impressive that you are actually excited about working out after the program and continuing to eat healthy.

Great job to both of you, I hope that others can take after your example!

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skohcl
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Excellent job both of you! Could not have been easy, and you both achieved amazing results!

I'm just curious, how tall is your BF?

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Chimera23
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skohcl wrote:
Excellent job both of you! Could not have been easy, and you both achieved amazing results!

I'm just curious, how tall is your BF?



He's about 6'2" and I'm about 5'5".

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JuicyLucy
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Very inspiring!

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rrjc5488
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Well done!

How are you finding/did you find the transition period? I start my transition in a couple of days. :)

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RichardI
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Congrats to both of you, very impressive results indeed. I start tomorrow and this kind of shit just inspires me. Good luck with the transition phase.

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VTBalla34
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Bump. This thread should be stickied or should be the basis for before/after photos IMO.

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kaisermetal
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I would love that

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Kungfushish
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You BF should add a lil mass back, good job. Read quality mass diet.

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