One of the most convenient and easiest ways to lose weight fast is by following a liquid diet plan. Being on a liquid diet does not mean starving yourself by not eating any solid foods. The healthiest plans use liquids to replace one or two meals a day along with low-calorie foods for the other meals.
Besides powdered diet mixes and ready-to-drink bottled or canned diet products, any food that is in liquid or semi-liquid form can be used. This includes a variety of beverages, fruit and vegetable juices, soups, jello, ice cream, and other non-solid nutritional foods. The best liquid diet meal should consist of about 200 calories with a good balance of nutrients like proteins, carbohydrates and some sugar. Daily water should always be included, whether on a diet or not.
Any liquid diet should be followed over short periods of time. Healthy liquid diet plans can be maintained at regular intervals of one week on the liquid diet, then two weeks of a solid diet and back to liquids for a week. Another schedule that might be easier to follow is using the liquid diet for one or two days each week.
How much weight can you lose on a liquid diet ? It depends on the daily calorie intake and which liquid plan is being followed. I know, from personal experience, that it is possible to lose ten pounds in one week on the Cabbage Soup Diet. It is not nutritional enough to do often or for longer than a week, but this liquid diet works for anyone wanting to lose up to ten pounds fast.
Liquid diet results will vary per person. The average loss is 3 pounds a week, with reports of up to 7 pounds a week. People who are extremely obese have been known to drop forty-five pounds in 3 months, compared to other diets that average twenty-four pounds in the same amount of time. According to these results, a liquid diet that is healthy enough to continue using through consistent intervals can help you lose about thirty-six pounds or more in twelve weeks.
One of the hardest parts of any diet is the dreaded plateau. There comes a time when the weight just won’t budge! You may become so frustrated during this standstill that you consider giving up. These plateaus happen at different times for each person, but it is a normal part of losing weight. The secret to surviving such a discouraging event is to stick with the diet until the plateau passes, usually no longer than 2 weeks. As your body adjusts to all the changes caused from the recent weight loss, the fat will once again start to drop.