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V-Diet Physiological Mechanisms


#1

I’m not a doctor or a biomedical engineer, but am I correct in assuming that the V-Diet works mainly through ketosis?


#2

No. Lots of info here: http://www.t-nation.com/readPhysClin.do?id=1852678&pageNo=0#bottom


#3

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.


#4

Reduced calories and carbs, proper supplementation.


#5

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.


#6

Wouldn’t ketosis lead to lipolysis, which is the destruction of triglycerides (fatty tissue death)…or is ketosis a bad thing?


#7

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.


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