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Can an elderly person survive on a mostly liquid diet

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Heard
40 years experience
Vary the liquids: Pan on several different liquids, tsates and consistencies.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 34 years experience
See below: Sure liquid diets work, but do you eat like this for rest of your life.I think not. We recommend that you learn to eat for you.That is the best answe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Heard
40 years experience
Eating again: Most people can not keep it up indefinitely. There is a tendency to over eat when starting back on real food.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Don't.: As a general rule, liquid diets are too drastic and unhealthy to promote meaningful and lasting weight reduction. Don't fall for it.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Not exclusively: Liquid diet preparations need to contain a balance of the nutrients you need throughout the day. If they do, they are a convenient way to take in a ca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: If you take in less calories than you need, you will lose weight. There are nutritional drinks you can drink to assure that you get all the vitamins ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on why you are on a liquid diet and what exact type of candy you are eating. Pure sugar candy should be ok. Peanut brittle may not be ok.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Heard
40 years experience
Sure: Gum would be good for keeping mouth moist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
No: Probably not for everyone, however, the cows milk protein which is predominantly casein, curdles in the stomach, empties slowly and is a contributing ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Liquid diets: There is no long-term purpose for being on a liquid diet; it can be dangerous if you are not liquifying the correct nutrients.
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