Originally posted by want2design
Thanks heaps for the great information, I am going to be giving it a try very soon.
I have a few small questions for you.
1. What is your opinion on "free" days or cheat meals? Normally we don't do "free days" ...a cheat meal for a special occasion is ok once in a while but generally if your metabolism needs a boost we go for a carb up
2. Is there enough carbohydrates daily to not require a "free" day or meal? The first meal plan has carbs in it and there's no need for carb ups. The second meal plan uses a carb up twice a week. So it depends where you are in the meal plan
3. When making Whey Protein shakes, is it possible to mix them, store them in a bottle, and drink them several hours later (max. 3 hours). Does this affect the Whey Protein in any way? Yes...that's fine to do
I am thinking if there ever was a "free" day - a carb up would be a better choice, but I would like to hear your thoughts on it.
By the look of the diet I am thinking there is probably enough carbs, and this probably eliminates the need for a carb-up or something similar. (This method owuld only be used on a ketogenic diet, yeah?). DP / w8 diets don't do "ketogenic" in the sense we're not trying to establish ketosis. We do manipulate carbs but we always choose slow burning carbs (unless you're depleted and carbing up...and even then the wackiest we get is a banana).