10 Tips for Going on a Liquid Diet
When, how to skip solid food
by Carina Storrs
People with Crohn's disease often struggle to digest food, particularly when symptoms flare up. Sometimes a liquid diet is the answer.
"If you have a hard time maintaining your weight with regular food, whether it's because you have diarrhea or a poor appetite, I absolutely recommend drinking calories, sort of in combination with food," says Tamara Duker Freuman, a registered dietitian in New York who specializes in digestive disorders.
However, check in with a doctor or dietitian before going on a solely liquid diet (anything more than a meal or two).
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