Liquid diets promise weight loss, detoxing and cleansing. From protein shakes to cold-pressed juices, they claim to have a solution—albeit an expensive one—to your health worries and woes. Should you try a liquid diet? It depends on your goals and how you go about it.
Intermittent fasting, where you fast for a certain number of hours and time your meals accordingly, can be challenging, but new research shows it might have benefits regarding appetite suppression and weight loss. According to preliminary research published in the journal Obesity, eating earlier in the day and fasting later in the day and evening might help people control their appetites better and therefore lose weight.
Following a restrictive diet plan in an effort to lose weight can be pretty enticing—as we're sure you've seen plenty of #progresspics all over social media attributed to trendy diets—but there's a lot more to consider than a diet's rules and restrictions before diving into a strict weight loss regimen.
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My friends and family often use me as a sounding board for their own personal diet questions—this is what happens when you're a Registered Dietitian. One question that seems to come up often is some variation of, "Should I go on a cleanse or try a detox diet?" Whether they want to lose weight or they think it's a way to detox their body, plenty of people look to cleanses as magical cure-alls.