Does anyone have any experience with a liquid diet and still riding a lot? I ask because I need to lose a ton of weight and the local fat people clinics offer two approaches. Surgery, or a liquid diet. I do NOT want surgery! The liquid diets are generally the same, with some variations. Drink a protein and vitamin shake for breakfast, another one at lunch, and then depending on which diet, you can have a normal meal, a highly limited meal, or another shake at dinner. And there are usually bars and stuff for between meals.
The problem I see (other then the potential GI issues) is that all the liquid diets have very low calorie numbers. very very low. You basically put your body into starvation mode. I am concerned that I would not have the energy to ride and be on a liquid diet at the same time.
Has anyone done this? Can you still ride?
oh... and I am fully aware that most people put the weight back on when they stop the diet. But like any other addict, I think I can handle it and keep it off once its off.