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How can I safely get on a liquid diet?

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First, talk to your doctor about whether a liquid diet is appropriate for you. Pregnant or nursing women, and people who take insulin for diabetes, or anyone with a chronic illness shouldn't go on a liquid diet. If your doctor gives you the okay to go on a liquid diet, you should also see a registered dietitian, who can go over the diet with you and make sure you're getting enough calories and nutrition. Your dietitian might recommend that you take a vitamin or nutritional supplement while you're on the liquid diet. Before you choose a liquid diet plan, know what you're drinking. If you're considering one of the commercial diets, look at the daily values on the nutrition facts label. Be sure you're getting 100% of all the recommended vitamins and minerals. You may also want to pick a diet that is not too low in calories and contains plenty of protein and fiber to keep you feeling full while you lose the weight gradually. Liquid diets that include a solid meal or two per day, or that teach you healthier eating habits, will be more likely to help you keep the weight off in the long run.

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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