well the good thing about muscle milk other than being the number one protein shake for eva is that it is an excellent source of fiber now.
Until the age of 18 I had a endomorph body type at 230 lbs. Now I am 20 and weigh 165 relatively toned except the dreadful stomach area that is so hard to create muscle in and keep fat off at the same time.
My goal is to lose 5% body fat. Then see where I am at at that point as far as symmetry and body composition.
Is it truly possible on this diet for 14 days then carb day then repeat?
time will tell is the only answer[/quote]
It’s also an excellent source of G-Amine, or “EndoCreatine” as Cytosport calls it.
This is taken from the Dave Barr article on the aforementioned compound:
“But wait, there’s MORE! Order now and you’ll get another potentially dangerous ingredient for free!” One particular supplement (“SWOLE”) combines GPA with another potentially dangerous substance known as Glycocyamine (G-amine). Sadly, G-amine (also known as guanidinoacetate) has been picked up by a few different supplement companies who obviously don’t do any research on what they’re getting people to ingest.
The reason G-amine is so popular (from a marketing standpoint, not from the consumers) is because it is the precursor to creatine. Just like Testosterone can come from andro, creatine comes from G-amine. The theory is that you jack up G-amine levels and you get a whole bunch more creatine. The really asinine part is that, you can just directly take creatine!
Unfortunately, consuming this chemical seems to have the undesirable effect of elevating blood levels of a substance called homocysteine, which is a very strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease (Stead et al., 2001). Cardiovascular disease is easily the number one killer in the Western World, and the last thing we need to do is increase our risk for it.
Conversely, taking creatine decreases homocysteine levels, raising even more therapeutic possibilities for this supplement. As if to spit on your grave, if you’re supplementing with creatine, G-amine may also decrease its uptake by muscles (Zugno et al., 2003)."
Personally, I’d never voluntarily consume anything linked to CVD.
Also, the fiber in Muscle Milk comes from less than desirable sources and there’s little research to back Cytosport’s claims concerning the inclusion of the MCT’s.
I’m not saying Muscle Milk is a terrible product, but I definitely wouldn’t rely on it for 66% of my caloric intake. I think you’d get much better results focusing on your aforementioned “specific nutrient dense super foods” and cutting your protein powder intake in half, if not down to just one shake a day.
And please, for my sake, order some Metabolic Drive if you stick with your four shakes per day plan. Two scoops, plus some flaxseeds, and you’ll have a much healthier alternative that’s a clean swap, macro-wise.