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SINCERELYCHELLY
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2/7/13 5:53 P

Thank you all for the feedback and kind words.




DRAGONCHILDE
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2/7/13 9:35 A

Heres links to lots of medical research regarding the risks of very low calorie diets:

www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/content.p
hp?211-Research-into-the-Dangers-of-Ve
ry-Low-Calorie-Diets


More fun potential complications: Increased insulin resistance (higher risk of diabetes), heart disease, sudden cardiac arrhythmia and death.


Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 2/7/2013 (09:35)


TONKA14
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2/7/13 9:32 A

Please note that SparkPeople Does NOT Endorse or Recommend

* Fad diets of any kind
* The use of diet pills and/or weight-loss supplements
* Extreme calorie reduction or starvation diets
* The elimination of entire food groups
* Losing more than 2 pounds per week (However, individuals who are more than 100 pounds overweight may safely lose up to 1% of their body weight per week with our program.)

SparkPeople DOES Recommend:

* Establishing realistic and management healthy lifestyle habits
* Calorie counting and food tracking/journaling
* A balanced diet and moderation (no foods or food groups are off limits)
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* Losing weight at a slow and sustainable rateóno more than 2 pounds per week (or up to 1% of body weight per week for people who are more than 100 pounds overweight)
* Eating at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
* Using measurements besides the scale to track weight loss
* Getting support from our positive Community of members and experts
* Taking a multivitamin/mineral supplement (especially for people who follow calorie-restricted diets for weight loss)
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DRAGONCHILDE
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2/7/13 9:30 A

"I want to know if exercising on this liquid for at least 30 minutes a day really speeds up the process."

No. Eating fewer calories and burning more will not cause you to lose weight faster. In fact, doing so will likely shock your system into slowing your metabolism down, and holding on to the fat you do have. Exercise requires fuel, and right now, you aren't providing enough fuel for your body to function on a day-to-day basis.

"I want to try it out but I don't want to feel extremely tired or drained. Has anyone ever exercised on a liquid?"

Many people have. Exercise bulemics and anorexics are fond of this particular method. It's not safe, nor recommended by Sparkpeople experts, and puts you at risk for complications.

The problem with these short term fast diets is that they are not helping you learn anything for life. Diets don't work. 80% (or more) of people who diet not only gain the weight back, but MORE. What you're doing when you do this sort of thing is essentially tricking your body into thinking it's starving (in this case, it IS). What happens is that when you return to normal eating patterns, your body puts MORE weight on to guard against future famine.

In other words, your short term success NOW will result in greater weight gain later.

Meal replacement shakes are fine as a part of a healthy diet with enough calories to sustain bodily function. However, when you are replacing ALL food and restricting your intake so low, you are doing several negative things to your body:

Without enough fat, your body cannot adequately absorb the few nutrients you are getting. You are starving your cells of needing nutrition. This can result in vitamin deficiencies.

You are increasing your risk of depression. Without adequate nutrition, your brain's function is literally depressed, and more stress hormones are excreted.

Your body is burning everything EXCEPT your stored body fat. It's holding on to every bit of fat it can, because you're starving it. But muscle and organ tissue is fair game. Yes, even on a short-term diet. And as I explained above, when you return to normal eating habits, your body will pack on more pounds and fat as a result.

You are not losing fat right now. You've shed lots of water weight, and what little actual weight you've lost is likely to be from sources you don't want it to come from.

Diets don't work. Research has shown this time and time again. Among the other risks you're courting right now: Gallstones, hair loss, bone mass loss, muscle tissue loss, depressed immune system, increased cancer risk, and much, much more.

There are no advantages to this diet.



RUSSELL_40
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2/7/13 9:19 A

When you quit this liquid diet, what healthy ways to eat will you have learned? None. So you will go back to eating unhealthy, and gain it all back. You are losing because you aren't eating enough. No one ever keeps those pounds off.

Find a diet that is in range, and that you can stick to. One that isn't " the hardest thing I have ever done ". Exercise will burn more calories, and help with your cardiovascular health. Right now you are depriving your body of essential nutrients, and calories to function, and not exercising at all. The result is 10 lbs of weight loss that you will gain back, maybe with extra weight. I don' think anyone is going to tell you this is good, and it isn't sarcasm, or criticism.. it is concern.



NAUSIKAA
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2/7/13 5:55 A

Okay, well, I've never done 600 calories/day but I have done 800 calories/day. I also exercised for about 4-5 hours/day at a moderate to high intensity.

The doctors said it was a little bit touch-and-go and I am really grateful that I happened to be so close to the hospital when I collapsed. Although I will always have the scars luckily the surgeon was good at plastics so they're not really visible.

How close do you live to a good hospital? And what's your insurance like? Years later I'm still paying my hospital bill :(



SINCERELYCHELLY
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2/6/13 10:15 P

I heard about that movie. Haven't seen it before though. Juicing is awesome, I may go back to that.



35BYMAY
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2/6/13 10:10 P

Try and search people who are juicing because of that fat, sick and nearly dead movie



35BYMAY
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2/6/13 10:09 P

Try and search people who are juicing because of that fat, sick and nearly dead movie



SINCERELYCHELLY
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2/6/13 10:06 P

I know how to eat healthy, but I'm fasting right now. You guys haven't told me anything I didn't know already. I was really hoping to get answers from people that have done it before. & what they've done while on it.



35BYMAY
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2/6/13 10:02 P

Im sure a million have... that's why they are here. To learn how to NOT diet in unhealthy ways, but to learn how to eat properly, forever.



SINCERELYCHELLY
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2/6/13 9:58 P

No one on this site is on a liquid diet or has ever done one? Out of everyone?

Wow.



35BYMAY
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2/6/13 9:54 P

You wont get a good answer because no one on this site is doing what you do



35BYMAY
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2/6/13 9:52 P

Unfortunately, its not weight you have lost, its just water. Once you start eating again, no matter how little, the water will come back. And if you exercise, you may end up on the floor with a paramedic over you :(



SINCERELYCHELLY
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2/6/13 9:50 P

I'm not exercising at all. This is temporary. I will return to eating healthy when I'm done fasting.

Any answers to the questions in the OP?



UNIDENT
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2/6/13 9:44 P

"Please no sarcasm and overt negativity"

Well I won't be sarcastic, but you won't find much but negativity for your plan to eat 600 liquid calories only per day, and then exercise on top of that.

Unfortunately, the choice you have already made is exceptionally unhealthy for you. To compound it by exercising definitely would be extremely dangerous.

I would urge you to return to healthy eating as soon as possible, for your own sake.



SINCERELYCHELLY
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2/6/13 9:41 P

Hello everyone, I'm Chelsea. I just started a liquid diet last week and I'm excited because I've lost 10 lbs in 7 days. However, this is the hardest thing I've ever done. I want to know if anyone else has done this before and how did it work out for you?

On my liquid diet I consume over 80 ounces of water a day and 3 Lean Shakes(180 calories each (GNC)) throughout the day, no specific times.
On days when I feel really hungry I have plain yogurt mixed with my Lean Shake or Strawberry Whey Protein.

I want to know if exercising on this liquid for at least 30 minutes a day really speeds up the process.
I want to try it out but I don't want to feel extremely tired or drained. Has anyone ever exercised on a liquid?
& what other kinds of smoothies and liquid do you consume on a liquid diet?

Please no sarcasm and overt negativity.
& This is not my permanent lifestyle diet or a long-term plan FYI.



 
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