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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Do A Liquid Diet After Giving Birth

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Is it safe to do a liquid diet after giving birth?

Is it safe to do a liquid diet after giving birth?

Yes: A liquid diet is fine only if it is a well balanced liquid diet. Since the stomach adds liquid and mixes everything around, whatever is eaten ends up as liquid anyway. The important thing is to keep the calorie intake just enough to maintain the pre-pregnant weight. Then, the daily breastfeeding will use up the excess "gained" weight. There are about 500 calories in 25 ounces of breastmilk. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is it normal to still be able to squeeze some milky looking liquid from nipple 13 weeks after giving birth when never breast fed?

Is it normal to still be able to squeeze some milky looking liquid from nipple 13 weeks after giving birth when never breast fed?

Milk 13 Weeks Later: Milk on expression (squeezing the nipple) is normal 13 weeks after giving birth even if you did not breastfeed. Do not continue to squeeze the nipple or you might produce even more milk. If milk begins to drain out of one of both breasts on its own, without expression, then you should see your doctor who will order some blood tests and perform a breast exam. ...Read more

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What are some pros and cons of a full liquid diet?

What are some pros and cons of a full liquid diet?

Yes: Con- chewing begins digestion in the mouth and helps your stomach secrete acid by site, smell and taste. Digestion begins and sets the stage early. By drinking a liquid drink- you are minimizing these functions that help digestion. Pro- to a liquid diet, may help to break down hard to digest foods, by already liquefying them. ...Read more

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Is a liquid diet a good diet plan ?

Is a liquid diet a good diet plan ?

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 calorie-controlled meal. But its best to also have the fiber/other benefits of food. Replacing one or at most two meals with a balanced liquid diet can be ok. Danger of all liquid diets: calories too low, lose too fast, metabolism falls, REGAIN! ...Read more

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Can u eat candy while on a liquid diet.?

Can u eat candy while on a liquid diet.?

Is candy a liquid?: Well, first of all, candy isn't a liquid. Second, you shouldn't be on a liquid diet anyway - just not healthy or safe. So, no and no. ...Read more

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How long would be too long for an all liquid diet?

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. ...Read more