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Liquid Diets

Friday, January 16, 2015

Okay, I'm not talking the alcohol one here, but that one scares me too.

Growing up there was first the Stillman's water diet, then the 14 shape up program (which by the way, has two sets of easy tone up exercises that are great-one which taught me how to breathe when I work out to maximize the workout, but no I didn't go on that ketonosis provoking gem), then slimfast shakes, then something by shaklee, and others, now juicers. I can see wanting to lose weight rapidly. Then the mega vitamins instead of eating what you should, shakes to get protein rather than eating meat. But, the way our bods were designed, does anyone else think that there is something about real, whole food, that helps 'exercise' the digestive organs the way they should be, otherwise, they might shut down doing what they're supposed to do, let alone doing it properly?

Have a great weekend!
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    Both sides of the equation...the surgical weight loss gurus swear by liquid diet prior to surgery or when a plateau is struck. Also bland, low residue diets are used to rest an altered or upset GI tract....definitely not a permanent solution though and when at all possible a whole food diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables with adequate protein is the best sustainer.
    2083 days ago
    You are so right. There are so many women at work on these crazy diets and juicing is a big one. It drives me crazy and maybe that's because I have a sister who has definitely damaged her health with all the yo-yo dieting and over-the-top exercising.
    2099 days ago
    emoticon emoticon eating is important, I didn't and became anemic... emoticon
    2108 days ago
    Totally agree!
    2108 days ago
    I too agree that liquid seems less than ideal although some of my friends with time management challenges swear by them. I do not as I think you need to take the time to chew, eat, digest and let your body tell you that it's had enough.

    2108 days ago
    I feel it is better to eat whole prepared foods instead of drinking it, since it takes the body 20 minutes to realize its full- correct. emoticon
    2109 days ago
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