Liquid diets are used for weight loss. These diets do not involve solid foods. They are recommended for short-term periods as they do not provide the fill nutrition to the body. A diet should not be taken without the doctor’s advice.
Before undergoing certain tests such as a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, follow a clear liquid diet for some days to clearing out the digestive tract so the test can find some of the potential polyps or tumors. People with overweight and need to take bariatric weight loss surgery can also opt for such a diet, and these liquid diets are also been showing symptoms to help of Crone’s disease. Obesity has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, respiratory problems, gallstones, insomnia, and some cancers. To achieve fast weight loss Morbidly-obese people are encouraged to go on to doctors for supervised liquid diets.
There are many forms of gastric sleeve liquid diet. Clear liquid or full liquid diet opts for medical tests. As liquid diets are fluid ones they are involved with juices and shakes which are normally replaced by meals. It can also be a normal or balanced dinner by using some products which are replaced by a couple of meals. The liquid diet contains a low-calorie diet of 400 to 800 calorie and has a high protein and fiber in it supplemented with vitamins.
Liquid diets are most effective for short-term weight loss. The metabolism slows your energy levels. After returning to the old diet you will see that the weight will put up to the original. It is when you don’t change your food habits. American college in nutrition had investigated a diet effect which was ‘slim fast’. They had seen that after the twelve weeks of dieting people lost their weight up to 18.6 lbs in men and 14lbs in women. But after two years only 28% had weighed lower than the twelve-week diet. Some of them quit their diet program and gained their weight back.
People following liquid-diet programs can also suffer from side effects, which include fatigue, constipation, dizziness, muscle cramps, anemia, menstrual abnormalities, constipation, gallstones and hair loss. If a person is mildly obese, they may lose much lean body mass and also there is a chance of improved cardiac dysfunctions. Also, the high protein content in liquid diets can cause an electrolyte imbalance resulting in irregular heartbeats.