Perhaps one of the easiest and most convenient ways to lose weight are liquid diets. If you are too busy to prepare a healthy and nutritious meal, liquid diets are the best option for you, since they require you to drink shakes and drinks instead of having a meal. These diets can be very effective for weight loss if you use them properly. One of the most popular liquid diets today are:
The Velocity Diet
This diet consists of 5-6 liquid meals, depending on whether it is a training or non-training day. There are also weekly solid meals, which will help you manage your poor eating habits, besides losing weight.
The Cambridge Diet
This diet is actually very low in calories. However, it is claimed that it contains all the recommended daily doses of the necessary vitamins and minerals. It comes in a form of powder, which can be used to make shakes, soups, etc. For a faster weight loss this diet has to be used as the only source of nutrients.
This liquid diet is actually a complete medical program for losing weight. Besides the liquid shakes, there are also a medical assessment and support. The shakes in this diet come in many flavors.
This liquid diet consists of two shakes a day, three Slim-Fast snacks (fruit can be used instead) and one regular 500 calories meal. It also comes in many different flavors.
Liquid Diets and Health
Before you decide to try a liquid diet it is important to consult with your doctor first. There have been cases when certain people have experienced health complications because of liquid diets. Some of the negative effects we are going to mention here are:
- Formation of gallbladder stones
- Loss of lean muscles
- Kidney and gallbladder problems
- Irregular heart rate
This is something you have to keep in mind if you choose to try a liquid diet. Avoid being on them for a longer period of time if you want to avoid these side effects. These diets mustn’t be considered as a long-term solution, because of their effect to the body. It is better to consider them as the first and most important step in losing weight and having a better and healthier life.
Since we all want to lose weight permanently, keep in mind that permanent weight loss in possible when the number of calories taken is lower than the number of calories burnt. Keep this in mind and every diet will work.