Posted on 18 Sep 2013
4 min read
There are a few things in life which I find overwhelmingly mundane.
Washing up, baby photos, the Victorian era (it’s just too long), Hugh Grant, anything by Jane Austen…
Another is dieting.
It’s just so difficult to summon up the enthusiasm to eat couscous and carrots, day in, day out.
It’s comparable to someone confiscating all of your high-def niche pornography and forcing you to rub one out over an old oak tree instead.
It’s just not the same.
Having said that, during my last foray into dieting/cutting/getting spectacularly shredded, there was one oasis of flavour, one meal which I genuinely looked forward to guzzling down each day.
That was PhD Diet Whey.
PhD Diet Whey is a well-regarded protein supplement designed to help with lean muscle and fat loss goals.
Essentially it acts as a healthy, low-carb snack alternative or a convenient source of protein post-workout.
Per serving, you’re looking at about 35g of protein (whey protein, milk protein concentrate, soya protein isolate), 7g of low GI carbs, and 2g of sugar.
This blend of ingredients helps keep you feeling full throughout the day and should help eliminate those pesky sugar cravings.
PhD Diet Whey also contains added nutrients to help boost fat loss and maximise performance and energy levels, such as green tea, CLA, l-carnitine, waxy vol and flaxseed.
Personally, I’ve never heard of some of those ingredients – they could well be made up:
Marketing Exec 1: “Paul, how can we make this supplement more appealing?”
Marketing Exec 2: “Have you tried making up a load of impressive sounding ingredients? They fucking love that.”
Marketing Exec 1: “What about… Waxy Vol?”
Marketing Exec 2: “Bingo!”
At the time of writing, PhD Diet Whey is available in five different flavours: vanilla, strawberry, Belgian chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate orange.
I usually opt for the vanilla flavour, which, although quite sweet, tastes tremendous.
So much so I found myself having cravings for it.
The shake mixes well with no lumps in sight, but it is a little grainy, which is apparently due to the flaxseed.
I blended it with semi-skimmed milk (always tastes much, much better than with water) and would often throw in a banana or some other frozen fruit for a great tasting protein shake.
Over the course of a month, I lost quite a few pounds, ‘leaned up’ considerably, and felt much more energised during training while using this supplement.
This was alongside three weightlifting sessions and three HIIT cardio session per week, as well a wholesome low-carb diet.
Obviously, it’s paramount that you use PhD Diet Whey in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.
If you just spend all day sitting in your pants, playing Grand Theft Auto and eating Belgian buns, this shake is not going to help you lose weight or gain muscle.
The ‘slow release protein blend’ definitely helped to eliminate any cravings I normally have during the day.
Usually I hoover up every calorie in sight, with an appetite as indiscriminate as it is voracious, but PhD Diet Whey satiated this binge mindset considerably.
On a side note, PhD Diet Whey also digests very well.
Unlike a lot of other protein supplements that I have reviewed, it thankfully doesn’t leave a trail of toxic guff gas lingering behind you all day long.
So if you’re consistently smoking your other half out with volley after volley of noxious protein farts, this supplement should help ease tension in the relationship.
The recommended retail price for PhD Diet Whey is usually £30 and £40 for a kilogram, which is a little steep in my opinion.
However, if you shop around online you can normally knock at least £10 off this price, making it much better value for money.
PhD Diet Whey is the ideal supplement for those looking to maintain muscle tissue while cutting down on fat.
It works perfectly as a low calorie snack between meals and/or post-workout protein fix, and helps keep those pesky sugar cravings at bay.
In addition, its great taste helps take the edge off those ineffably mundane diet plans.
All in all, another excellent product from PhD Nutrition.
Typically cheapest place to buy PhD Diet Whey is here at Amazon where it normally goes for well below the recommended retail price.
If you’ve tried PhD Diet Whey and have an opinion on it, I’d love to hear from you.
Just hit me up with your thoughts in the comments section below.
Also, if you happen to find anywhere cheaper than Amazon, please get in touch.
Until then, stay strong and stay shredded!