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Does/has anybody else live on a minimal liquid diet - longterm?

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#1 Butterfly kisses

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:07 PM

I have spent 2 years living on liquids only (sometimes a fruit juice once or twice per week ....not often though and a cup of powdered soup per day (no bits) - never going over 400 cals (Slim-a-Soup/ Batchelors).

Does anyone else honestly live like this?

Has anyone else my age sustained/sustaining themselves like this? (33 - suffered nearly 13 years) - if so how do you feel?

Any tips to get RID of the horrible bony sickly thin look, my legs are repulsive?


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#2 GeorgieW92

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:15 PM

I spent 5 months on one ensure per day (300cal).. transitioned back onto solid food IP last month. Honestly while liquid only was hell (and I struggled with b/p episodes once a week) I kinda miss how easy it was.. food is hard as fuck and prepping/ cooking/ cleaning.. I'm 25..

Can you increase the how many soups etc you have?
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:24 AM

I'm with you on this one. Liquids don't make me feel as disgusting as solid food. I mainly thrive on coffee in the morning, then tea throughout the day, and an alcoholic beverage or two to make me pass out at night if I need it (only started this one recently, otherwise I did not drink for many many years). Some days, I'll make smoothies to get nutrition, but usually I'm too lazy to make them, or it just seems like too much for my stomach.

I do eat a small amount of almonds or crackers once per day though, or some yogurt (because I'm lactose intolerant hahah). Sometimes I'll have salmon or some other kind of protein just for the nutritents.

But staying with liquids is easier for me to handle mentally. Solid food leads to regret, self-loathing, and every other sh*tty emotion one can have.

In regard to your question, I would recommend making healthy smoothies. You can add protein powders or anything, really! I think these help me to not look as sick as I actually am.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:03 AM

I've survived on liquid diets - but not 'long term' as I had a tendency to start restricting it until I was consuming nothing (fast track to hospital).

Even hospitalised majority of my weight gain was done through NG feeding/Ensure supplements.

In saying this liquid cals are slightly more tolerable than actual food for me but Ensure just spells 'treatment' and the thought of it turns my stomach. I was always sent home with a couple of big cans of Ensure Powder.

As others have suggested perhaps adding protein powder to soups, a product like Ensure/Boost/Complan etc... Good luck x
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:03 AM

I have gastroparesis so yeah, mostly tube fed (peg-j)

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 07:46 AM

I'm with you on this one. Liquids don't make me feel as disgusting as solid food. I mainly thrive on coffee in the morning, then tea throughout the day, and an alcoholic beverage or two to make me pass out at night if I need it (only started this one recently, otherwise I did not drink for many many years). Some days, I'll make smoothies to get nutrition, but usually I'm too lazy to make them, or it just seems like too much for my stomach.

I do eat a small amount of almonds or crackers once per day though, or some yogurt (because I'm lactose intolerant hahah). Sometimes I'll have salmon or some other kind of protein just for the nutritents.

But staying with liquids is easier for me to handle mentally. Solid food leads to regret, self-loathing, and every other sh*tty emotion one can have.

In regard to your question, I would recommend making healthy smoothies. You can add protein powders or anything, really! I think these help me to not look as sick as I actually am.


Sorry for the extremely late response, are you at your lowest weight living on a diet like this (presuming you are?)
What's your intake now?

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#7 Butterfly kisses

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 07:49 AM

I spent 5 months on one ensure per day (300cal).. transitioned back onto solid food IP last month. Honestly while liquid only was hell (and I struggled with b/p episodes once a week) I kinda miss how easy it was.. food is hard as fuck and prepping/ cooking/ cleaning.. I'm 25..

Can you increase the how many soups etc you have?


My IP team prescribed me ensure drinks but I cant bring myself to drink them, my current intake now is 1 coffee during day, an instant soup or 2 bullion cubes at night with mustard (weird I know) and water or zero cal drinks in between.
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