heres the thing prof… . I havent “cut” in about a year… . Ive gone up 5kgs over my previous heaviest (or roughly 12kgs from my “cut” weight) and I cant be bothered trying to lose fat as Im still unsatisfied with my size… . before I do any more dieting I want to see if I can still gain some more muscle… . therefore I want to see if its possible with a mostly liquid diet to cram more calories down. …
the reason I want to do it short term is because I think the large amount of milk would probably play hell on my allready crap digestion… . I am not afraid of losing my abs as Ive never had them and have resigned myself to never seeing them for what may be the next few years at least. …
It may have been an unfortunate choice of words in the first post. If you mean short term to refer the liquid aspect alone that’s different than a wholesale “short term bulk”. That was the reason I asked why anybody would want to do it.
A short term bulk is like a quick drive from NY to LA. By definition the process can’t be done short term unless 8 ounces of muscle or turning back in Newark is considered success.
I can only tell you that I consume very modest amounts of liquid food and have no problem getting my 4000-43 or 4500 calories a day.
This last post sounds like you’re concerned about not getting enough. Don’t fear the fat. At 9 calories a gram intelligent fat intake can not only bring the cals, but actually create a more anabolic environment in your body. Done right it won’t get you any fatter and maybe even less so than lots of liquid.
I do believe TEF is a real and the metabolic cost of ingesting meat, eggs and fish has to be greater than living on shakes.