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Liquid Diet

Lose weight fast with this all-liquid diet

If you're looking to lose weight quickly, the liquid diet just may be for you. Like it sounds, an all-liquid diet is comprised completely of liquids, mostly clear liquids. This allows the body to be nourished, but quickly eliminate any waste, also burning calories from the lack of digestion and solid food. Liquid diets tend to eliminate toxins and other unwanted particles from the body, and are also used as a way to encourage digestion after gastrointestinal illness, surgery, or other trauma to the digestive system.

While a liquid weight loss diet does give fast results, it is recommended by many doctors to only follow this type of diet on a short-term basis. As well, people with certain medical conditions should not follow a liquid diet. Always consult your doctor before starting any type of diet, but especially an extreme diet such as this one.

Types of liquid diets

Generally, there are two types of liquid diets that people looking to lose weight may want to follow. They include the full liquid diet and the clear liquid diet.

Full liquid diets comprise both clear and thick liquid diets, and are generally prescribed to patients who are obtaining most of their nutrition from liquids. Types of liquids in this diet include milk, milkshakes, ice cream, puddings, strained cream soups, fruit nectar with pulp, smooth cooked cereals such as porridge and cream of wheat, butter, and honey. People wanting to lose weight quickly generally will not follow this diet, as it includes a lot of caloric content meant for sustaining a healthy food intake.

To lose weight quickly, most people will follow a clear liquid diet. Patients recovering from gastrointestinal illness or surgery will start their caloric intake again with this diet, as it is very easy on the body to digest and take in nutrients. Types of liquids in this diet include vegetable broth, bouillon, clear fruit juices, clear fruit ices, popsicles, clear gelatin desserts, or clear carbonated drinks.

Many people choose to substitute a meal with a liquid meal replacement, such as Slim-Fast or Carnation Breakfast drinks. While this is perfectly acceptable, one should be careful not to substitute all meals with liquids, as this can be harmful to the body.

A liquid diet is a great way to lose weight, but it's best to check with your primary physician before starting or continuing such a specialized diet. This will ensure an informed, healthy weight loss plan.

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