The Velocity diet is something which many people have raved about for a long time, due to its ability to deliver eye popping results in a very short space of time. Seen as a quick way to get into shape, the Velocity diet is one of the most commonly known weight loss diet plans out there today. Learn exactly what the Velocity diet compromises of and why I don’t believe you should ever use it!
In short, the Velocity diet is a liquid diet, which consists of five protein shakes a day, blended with fibrous supplements as well as quality fats. The idea is that the high protein allows you to maintain your muscle, the fibrous carbohydrates are vital to your bodily functions and the fats are used as a source of energy as well as an agent to help promote body fat loss. Once a week, you are able to have a high protein, low carbohydrate solid meal, such as chicken breast and broccoli for instance. The idea is that you consume a serving of your blended shakes every four hours throughout the day. The Velocity diet causes significant weight loss, but how much is fat?
As a bodybuilder, you really need to be consuming a meal every three hours at a minimum, which instantly sets you and the Velocity diet off on the wrong foot. Furthermore, you need some low glycemic carbohydrates throughout the day; some bodybuilders even consume these at night even when dieting. This is because low glycemic carbohydrates are the best form of energy, helping you remain anabolic and energised. To add to this, the rapid weight loss of the Velocity diet is sure to cost you some of your hard earned muscle and strength. By only consuming liquids the thermogenic effect of digesting food is almost lost, which contributes significantly to fat loss when following a conventional fat loss diet!
Whilst there are some minor pluses to the velocity diet I must say I do not agree with it! For one I don’t feel it is healthy, and I am a huge advocator of ‘health!’ Secondly, I feel that it is unnecessary because you gain very lean by eating healthy solid food. Finally, after this diet is over I fear that the individual would experience a bad rebound effect once they start eating solids again!
In conclusion the Velocity diet doesn’t make up for what you lose out on. There are other ways to achieve the same lean physique eating properly and healthily, which also allows you to retain all of your muscle mass at the same time. Therefore, the Velocity diet certainly isn’t something which can be recommended to an athlete reading FitMag!