Liquid and vegetables diet
with minimal effort sounds like a win-win situation. With ads promising that you can drink your way to a slimmer figure and detoxify your body to boot, sound too good to be true -- and often, they are.
What Are Liquid Diets?
Liquid diets control calorie intake by restricting what you eat to mostly or all liquids. How they work varies from product to product. Some liquid diets are fluid only -- fruit or vegetable juices juices or shakes -- that replace all of your meals, taken three or four times a day. These programs are either do-it-yourself options sold over the counter, or medically supervised plans available only through doctors' offices or hospitals.
Other types of liquid diets replace just one or two meals (usually and lunch) with drinks, but let you eat a healthy, balanced dinner. These diets may also include snack bars for in-between meals.
Do Liquid Diets Really Work?
Liquid diets contain a reduced -- and often significantly reduced -- number of calories. If you eat fewer calories than you burn off, you will . However, that weight loss may be short-lived. When you drastically reduce the amount of calories you consume, your slows to conserve energy. Unless you change your eating habits, you'll gain back the weight as soon as you return to your old diet.
Some liquid diets work better over the long term than others. Researchers have found that diets that include both food and liquids can help people control the number of calories they eat with liquid meals and help keep the weight off for several years.
As for the claim by some liquid diets that they can 'detoxify' the system by cleansing it of impurities, there is no evidence to prove it. The body, say experts, is a very sophisticated machine that has its own system of detoxifying through the and sweat.
How Safe Are Liquid Diets?
Ideally, liquid diet drinks should contain a balance of nutrients you need throughout the day, but that isn't always the case. Very low-calorie diets (400-800 calories per day) in particular can be lacking in these nutrients and should only be used under medical supervision. Missing out on essential nutrients can lead to side effects such as fatigue, , , , cold intolerance, electrolyte imbalance, and heart damage. A lack of fiber in your diet from not eating whole can lead to and other digestive ailments. You also can lose lean body mass if you don't get enough protein in your liquid diet.
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Liquid Diet and any suggestions..2010-07-15 21:37:52 by Critter85710
Well started dieting a few days ago and also joined a boxing class. WOW do I have to tell ya.. In one day I lost 4 pounds and have lost about 10 so far since starting the classes. I have not felt this good since boot camp. Ok on the liquid diet. Everyone needs their veggies, so I have an 8 ounce glass of V8 Spicy for breakfast. (Cause I love the taste) That is 2 servings of vegetables blended up in there. Not bad.. And since I do have a sweet tooth. I have substituted lunch for a delicious chocolate protein shake. Now I know a lot of people think those are nasty. But I use a cup of lowfat 1% milk, a serving of the shake mix, and to add the best flavor, a top full of carnation malted milk mix
Natural remedies and diet may help2011-01-26 12:48:45 by NaturalHealthBuff
Although the causes of PMS are numerous and not completely understood, it is still possible to give some natural approaches that can benefit all women.General dietary guidelines include the complete elimination of all "junk" food, as well as all stimulants (coffee, tea, alcohol, chocolate and refined sugar). The diet should contain adequate animal protein, plenty of healthy animal fats, complex carbohydrates and a variety of fresh vegetables. Fresh fruits may be included unless a yeast infection is present. All commercial vegetable oils, both liquid and partially hydrogenated, should be excluded as these interfere with key prostaglandins and the regulation of hormone production