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Can a person live off of consuming only liquids?

Such as milk, hot chocolate,nutritious shakes, water, soda, coffee, etc... I'm not thinking of doing this, I was just curious.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I'm sure someone could live off of a purely liquid diet, but it is not something I would recommend. All of the food groups need to be introduced into one's diet to ensure proper metabolic function and overall health. Liquids as an absolute limit the ability to consume adequate amounts of protein, complex carbohydrates, and many vitamins and minerals found only in certain foods.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No. That is not possible. You could not get enough nutrients out of liquids alone to survive. Even with the most nutritious shakes there would be a lot of necessary nutrients and calories missing from your diet.

    You would rapidly lose too much weight and get quite sick.

    Take care,

    Troy

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A person can't live without food for more than two weeks, and liquid for more than three days. But the shakes have some sort of food in them, so I'm sure that you could if you drank them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We sailed the north seas, and there were times we went for days on end with liquid foods, as we were in too much rough weather to serve in the mess. I became appreciative of solid food. Yes when necessary, and no if not.

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  • nerte
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    in case you had different techniques of having hydrated and fed, i'm uncertain how long you may final. yet once you have been held captive (or something like that) devoid of nutrition, or water, you are able to in simple terms anticipate approximately 3 days. it truly is the rule of three's: 3 minutes devoid of air 3 day devoid of water 3 weeks devoid of nutrition Now, that would not prepare to anybody, besides the undeniable fact that that's a generalization. =)

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  • 1 decade ago

    A person can survive by consuming liquids, it just wouldn't be much of a life.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What do you think a baby consumes until he/she can chew and swallow solid food?

    You would find a liquid diet boring but you could certainly live on one.

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  • Tigger
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    In theory, it's possible. But it's not really advisable, and your system does need some bulk so it will function properly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you could for a bit, and then it would mess you up. It would cause serious problems. Your body needs fiber and stuff to digest.

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    1 decade ago

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