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Have You Ever Been On a Liquid Diet?

There always seems to be speculation about how a certain celebrity has shed pounds, and the most recent target of the weight-loss rumorville is Lindsay Lohan. The starlet is no stranger to media commentary regarding her body, and the most recent accusation is that LL is on a mostly liquid diet that includes drinking three Red Bulls a day.

There are plenty of reasons for refraining from liquid diets, principally the fact that they can be dangerous due to their tendency to leave a dieter undernourished. I sort liquid diets in with other fad diets that aren't sustainable for long-term weight loss, but many of us are guilty of trying some pretty ridiculous and unhealthy diets in the name of slimming down. Does a liquid diet make your list of abandoned weight loss techniques?


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Kasia_ Kasia_ 7 years
noooo, never
AMP AMP 8 years
I did the master cleanse, so yes, I guess I have. I loved it though and can't wait to do it again.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
I had gastric bypass surgery (primarily for maintenance & to avoid some weight related familial issues) almost three years ago Zulkey. I lost 170lbs from the surgery and 60 pre-op - I've only gain back 25 lbs from medication so I'm doing excellently. Thanx for the well wishes Zulkey!
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
No, but I'm not a moron so I tend to refrain from doing stupid things -- this is of course referring to liquid diets to lose weight, not liquid diets because you can't eat solid foods! Having 3 Red Bulls a day is dangerous (seriously). Does Lohan ever make any good decisions??
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
No, but I'm not very big on dieting
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
good luck to you wackdoodle: hope you're doing OK.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
I was on a liquid diet while in the hospital for gastrointestinal problems about two years ago, and when that was over, I vowed to myself that I'd NEVER do it again. It's misery!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Yes I have been on a liquid diet as prescribed and monitiored by a Physician. I was on a protein sparing liquid fast for one year. Absolutely no solid food - just these shakes, fruit drinks, milk and soups from the doctors office plus liquid potassium and weekly health checks including weekly EKGs and blood panel tests and quarterly Echocardiograms to watch for destruction to my heart. I lost 90 pounds though I couldn't drop below 200 lbs. Ultimately a year after the liquid diet I gained 120 lbs back and kept gaining until I decided to stop everything.
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 8 years
I had to when I had jaw surgery. 3 months of thin liquid while my mouth was wired shut. I ended up at 97 pounds and I'm 5'10"- my husband called me Skeletor. :) I wouldn't do it again for anything.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I had to only eat mushy foods for a week due to my wisdom teeth and OMG I am so ready to eat solid foods. There is something so gratifying about eating solid foods, chewing, digesting, etc.
Alithyra Alithyra 8 years
I had to for medical reasons a few times. I'd never do it of my own free will. I freak out enough for the 12-14 hour fasts before blood tests. Diseases of the digestive system are NOT fun.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
NOPE. One of my coworkers did that master cleanse thing - the lemon, cyanne (this is probably misspelled but I don't have time to look it up) pepper, maple syrup water diet and she lost a ton of weight, but she'd gain it right back as soon as she was off the diet, so she kept going back on! Finally, she fainted while doing an eye pre-exam. The patient was totally freaked out and my coworker was ORDERED to eat regular meals from then on.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I should add that you CAN be on a safe liquid diet...I had a coworker who had severe TMJ and she really couldn't chew her food. She had these special shakes that she had to drink and they had plenty of calories in them...I don't think she lost much weight on the program, but she did say that she missed the action of chewing and enjoying her food.
laellavita laellavita 8 years
unless you need to do one for some medical reason, liquid diets are about the stupidest things you could do to your body - besides completely starving it down by not eating anything at all.
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
in high school, i would do liquid fasts every monday.
sham28 sham28 8 years
Juices have a lot of calories though, it seems counter- intuitive. Unless they're just drinking water all day. I love the green superfood juice and power-c ones, there's no way people can lose weight drinking those!
kclulu kclulu 8 years
Oh heeell no. Call me old fashioned but I like to chew my food.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
I did that " 48hr Hollywood Juice Fast" thing that was popular a few years back at the start of my eating disorder. Liquid fasting is dumb, unless its for religious reasons there is no reason to do it, the body doesn't need "cleansing" we have organs for that. And it won't make you lose fat weight (The only weight loss that matters). It'll just make most people cranky and hungry and will often lead to a binge. (note the other exception might be an obese person doing one to save their life under the care of a medical doctor, not from a spa either, a real live hospital people!)
Allytta Allytta 8 years
no thank you ;)
noo.. i love food! liquid diet = crazy
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
are cocaine and meth considered liquids these days?
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