^^ You make some good points. My only problem with a lot of the solid meals is that they are slower digesting in both carbohydrates and proteins, not to mention that fats will slow absorption. Immediately following your workout glut-4 is up and you will be able to digest more protein and a lot of your solid meals will delay the transport of these vital nutrients to your body. At all other times of the day, you want the solid meals that will slowly disperse nutrients until the next meal but following a workout, you want it to go to work as fast as possible. The whey will go in and work to reverse catabolism immediately and the carbs will work to "wet" the "dry sponge" and fill muscle glycogen. By doing this, you can effectively kickstart the repair process and fend off catabolism.