Liquid Diets Review

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Liquid diets are diets that are designed to control calorie intake by limiting what you eat to all liquids or mostly liquids. The products available for liquid diets are either over the counter programs that include juices, shakes and snacks, or specially designed programs that are designed by a physician and medically supervised. Liquid diets are supposed to reduce the daily calorie intake to about 400 to 800 calories. With the reduced calorie intake, the body is supposed to start burning already digested fat. Liquid diets are supposed to result in rapid weight loss, with minimal effort.

Ingredients

One example of a liquid diet shake contains: Fat, Saturated Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat, Monosaturated Fat, Sodium, Vitamins and Minerals, Fiber, Sugars, Protein, Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Iodine, Molybdenum, Biotin, Selenium and Chromium.

Product Features

There are liquid diet programs that are strictly fluid only with shakes or juices that are supposed to replace all of your meals. There are also some liquid diet plans that replace breakfast and lunch with liquids, then allow you to eat a healthy dinner. These diet programs may also provide snack bars for in-between meal snacks. The shakes that are generally used in liquid diets are high in protein, low in fat and low in calories.

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Advantages

  • Many companies claim their diet shakes are nutritious, delicious and satisfy hunger, while leading to relatively rapid weight loss.
  • Many liquid diet varieties are available over the counter.

Disadvantages

  • Liquid diets drastically reduce the amount of calories consumed; therefore the dieter’s metabolism is slowed down to conserve energy.
  • Because of this, when the liquid diet is finished and the dieter returns to their normal diet, any weight that was lost can be quickly gained back.
  • Side effects of liquid diets can include muscle cramps, anemia, dizziness, menstrual abnormality, and constipation.
  • Most liquid diets do not contain a healthy balance of essential nutrients like protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and it is possible that this can lead to harmful health consequences such as cardiac irregularities and gall stones.

Conclusion

There is a vast assortment of liquid diet programs to choose from. Following a liquid diet as instructed is said to result in rapid weight loss, and can help you learn how to avoid overeating. These programs are not meant to be followed long term. Generally the recommended period is for about eight to twelve weeks. There is a good chance that any weight lost will be gained back after the liquid diet period is over unless healthy eating habits and exercise habits are learned and practiced before and after the dieting period is over. These products can be purchased at most retail grocery stores and are said to be affordable for most consumers.

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5 User Reviews about Liquid Diets

  • 1
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    fusian

    I am having a very difficult time losing my stomach fat. I eat very healthy- fresh vegies, raw, steamed or stir fried in pam- turkey ground, skinless chicken broiled, fish broiled or baked, fresh fruit, light wheat bread (2- slices) whole grain cereal with lite soymilk. Nothing is every fried ever! I walk on the treadmill (20 mins in am at moderate to high pace) sprinting- i drink 64 oz of water a day. If I need a splurge on weight watchers fudgesicles. I never eat at fast food restaurants. EVER. and if I do – i get a salad. I cook or steam everything I eat. I live this way everyday. But my weight just piles on…if I cut back i get really shakey and light headed to the point of passing out. I am 55 years old and I am 5′5″ tall. I weigh 175 lbs and cannot get it off. I kayak, swim, hike, do yoga etc. and I cannot lose any weight. I am so depressed and tired of trying but if i quit trying I will really gain a lot of weight. NEED ADVICE! what else can i do and why is this so hard? I need to be down to 140 at least and cannot get there. My eating habits are not a diet they are my lifestyle.
    is there anyway this can help me? and what else is out there?

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    vanessa ruvira

    you probably need a complete detox. that alone will take off 15 pounds. because it consist of 4 things it cleans your liver, your kidneys ur immune and last but not least your colon. thats were your stomach fat comes from. yea and it takes care of parasites too. i lost 7 pounds the firt week. they have a 1wk or 2wk even one month clensings. try it. good luck

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    Al

    Hi! I’m an 84-year old man who weighs 265, am comfortable at 220. I had a diet three years ago that worked; lost 37 lbs in 6 months. Surgery took me off diet and haven’t returned. I had soy milk with diet granules twice a day, plus one regular full meal. Also some supplemental bars. My PCP says go back! Which program do you reccomend? Al

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    Al

    Hi! I’m an 84-year old man who weighs 265, am comfortable at 220. I had a diet three years ago that worked; lost 37 lbs in 6 months. Surgery took me off diet and haven’t returned. I had soy milk with diet granules twice a day, plus pcpone regular full meal. Also some supplemental bars. My PCP says go back! Which program do you reccomend? Al

    What do you recommend

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