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Do liquid diets work?

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Liquid diets can work, like any diet that gives you fewer calories than you use. These diets also can help by taking the guesswork out of portion control. But the results may not last. When you drastically cut calories, your metabolism slows to save energy. Unless you change your eating habits, you're likely to regain the weight you lost after you go off the liquid diet. Some liquid diets work better over the long term than others. Diets that include both solid food and liquids can be an effective and convenient way for overweight people to control the number of calories they eat.

From: Liquid Diets WebMD Medical Reference

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Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Flechtner-Mors, M. , August 2000. Obesity Research

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Yamamoto, T. , December 2007. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on October 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Flechtner-Mors, M. , August 2000. Obesity Research

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Yamamoto, T. , December 2007. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on October 10, 2019

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