I’m looking to really make my V-Diet as beneficial as possible and part of that is making sure that my HSM’s are the best they can be. What is the ultimate goal of the HSM? Is it simply to keep you from going crazy and to get a break from shakes? Or does it serve a purpose physiologically - e.g. a little more carbs than you would usually get from a shake to boost lepitin (a dieting tactic I don’t fully believe in). It seems to me that having a moderate portion of grass-feed beef would be a fantastic meal in itself but Shugart says:
Your healthy solid meal doesn’t have to be complex. Here’s a simple guideline:
Get some clean protein: lean steak, a couple of grilled chicken breasts, turkey, baked or grilled fish, etc.
A big pile of mostly green veggies: steamed broccoli, spinach, zucchini and squash, etc.
A small starch: dry sweet potato, a bit of brown rice, or a small side of whole wheat pasta
Big salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing (no cream dressings)
A small bit of fruit for dessert is fine too if you want it.
Don’t sweat the amounts too much. You’ll be surprised at how fast you fill up on these solid foods, so there’s little chance you’ll overeat.
Is it really that easy? What are other V-Dieters experiences with this?