In this superficial age where thin is in, there are multifarious liquid weight loss diets that you can find. Here are some popular low- calorie, low-fat ones which I suggest you only use in times of emergency. Having to fit into your wedding gown in one week is probably the only reason I will accept.
The Cabbage Soup diet lasts for one week. The name is pretty self-explanatory. You can have all the soup you want till you thoroughly abhor it. There are no restrictions on vegetables, fruits (except bananas. However, Day Four is the day you eat not less than eight bananas so you can get sick of it. Sadistic huh?) and non-sweetened fluids. However, there is a very limited set of strictly- stipulated foods for everyday of the week. This maybe a healthy alternative to a week of junk but it may backfire when you swear never to touch vegetable or its soups in your life after this.
If you are one who must have some solid food to sustain you, steer clear of this weight loss plan. This is an extremist liquid weight loss diet as it allows no food at all for 10 days! Yucks! Its formula: an eclectic blend of spring water, lemon juice, organic maple syrup and cayenne pepper. You take this about 10 times a day, along with 1 glass each of laxative tea and salt water. This formula is actually meant as a detoxification regime but people use it as a diet too. This is absolutely crazy and the logic behind this diet goes against common sense. If you are as insane as to want to take up this program, I suggest you book a flight to Africa. You will not be alone when you starve to death.
The Grapefruit diet is a 12-day liquid weight loss diet. You get to have your fill of black coffee, vegetables and meat as long as you have grapefruit or its juice to go with your three meals. It is also compulsory to have eggs and bacon every morning! Though this seems the most sustainable of all diets, be warned, as studies have found that excess consumption of the fruit may increase the risk of breast cancer. Second, having so much butter, bacon and eggs everyday may defeat your purpose of dieting since you might die of high cholesterol or clogged arteries instead. I also do not understand the logic of some of its ‘rules’. First, you can eat all the meat ’till you are stuffed’ Second, you can have all the butter you want and even have your vegetables with them. I do not think it is unnecessary to explain why I find these ridiculous. It seems like its creators were woozy in the head from dieting when they came up with this regime.
Overall, I am personally quite appalled at the multifarious liquid weight loss diets.
Common sense tells me that they are just never going to work if you are looking for a sustainable and healthy weight loss regime. One simply cannot get even half the required nutrients on a liquid diet. A personal take. Stay away from such crap. Period.