Alright, read his post, it says “half of the shakes.”
I read his post before I gave my first reply to it.
He asked for opinions…
what do you guys think? good idea for a cheaper version of the diet?
and I gave mine (that it’s not a good idea), based on my knowledge of, and experience on, the diet. I explained my reasoning in my second post.
And I stand by my opinion…
The V-Diet is designed to be extreme bare-bones, as is. Cutting corners is risky.
You’re already right on the edge between a catabolic/anabolic state when you follow the diet as it was intended. Anything lesser (and whey is a lesser-quality protein source than a blend – for the purpose of this diet) – even if it’s only half of the time – and you’ll most likely drop your metabolism into starvation mode.
But, again, that’s just my opinion. He doesn’t have to follow it.
He might be better served by asking Chris Shugart about it directly.
Who, by the way, states in the Velocity Diet I thread:
I also think it’s silly to use a whey-only supplement. We know now that a blend of proteins is far superior for use as a meal replacement shake.
Metabolic Drive! [Metabolic Drive] contains the blend of protein sources I’m looking for, including whey and micellar casein, scads of it. Micellar casein’s amino acids are intact, unprocessed and unaltered, with increased nutrient absorption. Most importantly, nitrogen retention – the physiological condition you gotta have for muscle growth – is amplified by micellar casein. Add the fact that it’s absorbed slowly and uniformly, and you have the perfect dieter’s protein. I’d be a nut to use anything else.
I would take special notice of the last sentence,
I’d be a nut to use anything else.
I would guess that he says that for a reason.
He was pretty thorough, and precise, in presenting this diet to us. Nowhere, in either V-Diet thread, does he recommend using straight whey, at anytime during the diet, as a substitute for a blend. If he thought it was a viable change, then he probably would have included it in his revision of the diet in the Velocity Diet II thread.
But, again, that’s just my opinion.
Ain’t nobody gotta listen.
He says it’d be silly to use it as a meal replacement, one of my arguments in the my previous post is that a couple of these shakes are serving as workout nutrition.
We’ve both had our experiences and what worked and didn’t work at the time. Personally, I’d only use the whey around workout times and maybe first thing in the morning if I were in a bind, but I think it’s completely feasible to use whey for some of the shakes if you’re a little short on money.