I have read disputing articles on protein fasting. Trouble is, I'm forced to fast (according to religious convictions) twice a week from all meat, poultry, blooded-fish, and dairy products. The only seafood I can eat consists of species like shrimp or lobster but my budget is not that loose and this menu is high in the toxin urea. My goals are set for massive muscle gains. Soy-containing meals are NOT an option... I take about 4 shakes every fasting day, consisting of whey protein isolates, calcium caseinate, and hydrolyzed whey protein mixed with water, not milk. The fast is obviously very strict. Peanuts are a decent source of protein and fat but the toilet experience makes me cringe. With the shakes alone I get about 240 grams of protein. Question 1: will living off the shakes for 2 days a week damage my digestive tract since I have no solid food available for chemical synthesis? Manufacturers warn against using protein shakes as meals. (is this because they fear vitamin/mineral depletion?)
Question 2: are there any foods recommended that fit within the guidelines I’ve mentioned?
Question 3: is seafood like shrimp, lobster and crabmeat a sensible source of protein for bodybuilders?
Question 4: inquiring about the brighter side of things - does the biweekly fast help me at all in the gym besides cleansing the blood?
Thank you all very much. I love T-mag!