The Ups and Downs of Liquid Fasting


At some point while dieting, you may just grow tired and fed up of all the expensive fad diets that don’t really work well with your weight loss goals. Some commercial diets may even cost you a fortune before being able to achieve visible results. In the end, you will end up losing more from your pocket than from the flab on your waist.

But this doesn’t mean you have to surrender trying to lose weight. Because actually, you can even start losing weight right this moment, at your very own home, without having to spend much, at a rate that you are in control of.

Liquid diets have been a popular means for the health community to help obese people lose weight. Basically, they a liquid diet is a diet low in calories that are meant to replace the usual meals throughout the day.  A well-known liquid diet that is endorsed by many celebrities, including Beyonce Knowles, is the Lemonade or Master Cleanse Diet. If you feel uncomfortable about consuming clear liquids throughout the day, shakes may also be a good alternative especially when you use fresh fruits and vegetables. In that way, you won’t be deprived of any nutrients while fasting.

But liquid diet doesn’t cover all sorts of fluids. Everyone knows that alcohol contains large amount of calories that contribute to weight gain. Also, stay away from sweet sugary drinks. If you prefer buying at the grocery, make sure that you check the nutritional label of the commodity.

The good thing about most liquid diets is that they are capable of cleansing the body. On top of that, they are totally low in calories. But that is also its downside. So if you plan to have a liquid diet, it is essential that you consume at least 1,200 calories per day or else you will put yourself to a state of starvation. Some diets like Medifast will only allow 400-800 calories per day which is why a person will lose up to 5 pounds in a week. However, liquid and soft diets should not be prolonged as it is also essential that you receive proper nutrition from other food products such as protein from meat.

Weight loss through liquid diet is no doubt effective, but the main concern is keeping up with the right nutrition for your body. Do not attempt to fast overly and lose more than the ideal weight in a given amount of time. Ask an expert regarding your weight loss plans before starting any.