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    What if I ONLY drank my calories and nutrients..stuff like gatorade,water,milk,juices,V8,and slimfasts?I just drank them till I was full? do you think weight maintenance would be easy? FYI,I float around 158 when I really wrestle at 152,but mainly because I just love to eat.
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    Calories are calories whether you drink them, eat them, or take them intravenously. A liquid diet will screw up your digestive system and contribute nothing to your weight loss efforts. If you want to feel fuil and eat less, drink several glasses of water about a half hour to an hour before meals, then eat a balanced diet with very limited sugars and fats, and try to limit excessive caloric intake by portion control. You will feel better and wrestle better.
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    "Liquid diets" come from the idea of fasting which is where one refrains from solid foods in order to give the Liver, Kidneys, Intestines & Lymph system a break from the constantly cleansing they are doing. Drinking your food, (completely different then fasting) can be a very healthy solution if 1) you know what you are doing & 2) you are juicing and/or using a Vita-mix to liquefy your solid foods. Many foods when eaten raw or juiced will be high in enzymes which will actually AID your digestion not mess it up.

    Gatorade & Slimfast are some of the worst things you can put in your body long term. Gatorade is for replacing for electrolytes. Slimfast is contains synthetic vitamins. BOTH have as their MAJOR ingredient high fructose corn syrup, a substance that is a cheap sugar & contributes to obesity & diabetes. It also acidiifies the body, (not good). There are much better alternatives for replacing electrolytes & getting vitamins then those 2 products.

    If you are trying to lose weight the main concern is lowering calorie intake while keeping your bodies nutritional needs met. If you deny your young body it nutritional needs you can definitely screw yourself up.

    If you are not getting enough protein, you may lose weight but you will lose important muscle mass & hence strength; not enough B1 & it will effect your nervous system; not enough of the lesser known vitamins like Choline & Inositol will effect your liver & blood sugar levels respectively.

    Drinking a high nutrient high protein low calorie shake/juice/smoothie once a day could be a viable way to lose some weight AND still get all the nutrition you need. If you go to a health food store you can find some very good "protein powders/meal replacement powders" that are 1) Non-GMO & 2) contain NO artificial sweetners, (things like nutrasweet or sucralose, incredible horrible for human consumption). Also organic free range eggs are a great source of complete protein & blended in a shake are more easily digested then other animal proteins.

    Hope this helps.

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    Liquid Diets have cons and pros.
    Do not go on a Liquid Diet if you do not need to be certified or weigh-in for 3 days...Eat some solids, protein bars/shakes, and do some workouts and be better.

    Go on a Liquid Diet, if you came back from a sweaty school practice and you need to make weight by tomorrow... Then drink little and workout and use the Liquid Diet.

    But that is just me, and that is what IM doing tonite... Im 132 and trying to cert. at 125....

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    i never looked at it from the scientific standpoint,but yes,the eletrolyte problem is huge..just last night,i had a huge thing of gatorade for after weigh-ins,and i drank about half of it,but the electrolyte/water imbalance in my system made me need to puke out some of the gatorade,unless i found some water...needless to say,i got the water,haha..thanks though,i'm a guy of logic,and this made total sense
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    thanks spider,i'll be sure to do this,i'm allllllways thirsty,but never as hungry,so this system should be perfect for me
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    Heck, if it worked for Oprah in the 80's, it ought to work for anyone!


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    Alkaline water IS alkaline because it has alkalizing minerals in it which are very important for the body, (Calcium, potassium, magnesium etc). Tap water is usually neutral & filled with toxins that prevent the body from becoming completely hydrated as does most bottled water. Distilled water pulls toxins out but also good minerals as well & should be used only in certain occasions.

    Many health food stores now are carrying alkaline water in bottles now. I have a machine that makes alkaline water but a good bottled brand is REAL WATER out of Las Vegas, (Get Real Drink Real Water - The Best Negatively Ionized Bottled Water). They also have a concentrate that makes alkaline water.

    Hope that helps.

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    yeah this does kr1963,thanks....but im thinking about getting smart water,because they add electrolytes in it,so it shold help a lot with keeping hydrated for extended periods of time,but overall,yeah i get what you're saying about the alkaline water,ive never thought about it like that
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