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What are liquid diets?

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Like the name suggests, liquid diets mean you're getting all, or at least most, of your calories from drinks. Some liquid diets are limited to fruit or vegetable juices, or shakes, that replace all of your meals, taken three or four times a day. You do some of these diets on your own. Others need medical supervision. Other types of liquid diets replace just one or two meals (usually breakfast and lunch) with drinks, and then you eat a healthy dinner. You may also get snacks on some of these plans.

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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