I think the idea behind the VD is to not lose any muscle.. I think it was on T-Nation, an article that explained the entire process and what to expect. I also think that site is run by the same people who sell all the required supps for the VD, so there may be some bias...
Others here have run other diets, similar in the extreme level, such as Paleo or Warrior or Keto diets, but I think VD is one of the only very low solid food diets, other than starvation..
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