I’m not a doctor or a biomedical engineer, but am I correct in assuming that the V-Diet works mainly through ketosis?
No. Lots of info here: http://www.t-nation.com/readPhysClin.do?id=1852678&pageNo=0#bottom
That’s the psychological aspect of it, and I understand that, but I want to know how the V Diet makes the body drop body fat so friggin fast while maintaining muscle mass compared to other diets.
Reduced calories and carbs, proper supplementation.
That reminds me, the other night I was in the bathroom looking for a towel when I saw my box of ketosis strips so I thought I’d check just for the heck of it. And as expected, I was not in ketosis.
Wouldn’t ketosis lead to lipolysis, which is the destruction of triglycerides (fatty tissue death)…or is ketosis a bad thing?
Not sure but it doesn’t really matter since this diet does not put you into ketosis. I’m getting 50+ grams of carbs on non-lifting days and over 100 grams on lifting days. Way too much for ketosis.