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what would happen if i only drank protein shakes and water?

for two weeks

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Jun. 28, 2008 in Diet & Fitness

Answers (7)
  • Your body would naturally go into starvation mode if you consume less that 1,500 calories a day. You may lose weight but it would be muscle and not healthy at all. I wish there was an easy answer to weight loss...You don't know how badly i wish it Oprah said if there were an easier way than diet and exercise...She would have found it and bought the company. Sorry!

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 10:27 AM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • Great answer mommascoocoo! Starving your body of what it needs is just BAD. If you cant excercise, then get out and walk everyday. In the park, around the block, through the mall. Walking really helps. So does cutting out all the junk food, like soda pop (even diet) and sweet tea. Cut out the junk and walk a little every day. It really works.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:46 AM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • You would not get the nutrition your body needs. If you are trying to lose weight then increase your exercise and lower your calories but in a healthy way. Instead of eating a Big Mac eat a salad. Instead of ordering pizza make a healthy pizza at home. Google healthy recipes, there are tons. My aunt is doing Weight Watchers....try has done wonders for her and she doesn't was all about diet change for her.

    Answer by HeatherTurner at 1:55 PM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • If all you did was drank protein shakes and water you can cause damage to your liver. Your liver can only process so much protein. When it gets too much it shuts down causing renal failure. You have to balance your carb to protein intake. If you are not lifting weights on a regular basis, you dont need protein shakes. They are one of the worst meal replacement strategies out their. Eat lean meat, chicken without the skin. Eat a plain baked potatoe instead of one filled with stuff. Same goes for rice, mashed potatoes, etc. Dont eat anything within 3 hours of going to bed. Take the dressing off the salad, take the butter off your pasta and potatoes, buy lean meat and skinless chicken. Skip the mayo. Leave the greasy burgers. Look at the calorie intake at the fast food places. But dont just consume protein shakes and water. You will hurt yourself.

    Answer by dunkley4 at 2:01 PM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • You might get the big D! I know that fluids are more important than solid foods. That is only if you are on an abandoned island or something. Just eat healthy and smart. Plus, when you started eating regularly again, you may just gain back what you lost and more. Your body would overcompensate for what it lost in those two weeks.

    Answer by boyerbaby at 2:46 PM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • u gain more weight from ur body going in to starvation mode and then it would make ur melebolism veryyyyyyyy slow

    Answer by Patience1 at 1:01 AM on Jun. 29, 2008

  • You need a good balance of all food groups not just protein. Eat more often and in smaller portions. Do strength training (very easy low impact exercises and stretches)instead of aerobics and even walking. Those are great for cardio but not for weight loss. Decrease (or stop using refined sugar and carbonated beverages). Replace junk food snacks with more healthy snacks like fruit, nuts, olives. Watch the caloric intake. Be careful when eating out. There is so much you can do to lose weight when you make simple changes in your diet. I lost 50 lbs 2 yrs ago with only simple strength training stretches and a change of diet. It was not easy giving up some of the junk food and soft drinks but it paid off. Remember to keep a good balance. Off balance diets can cause you more problems than you started with.

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:15 AM on Jun. 29, 2008

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