Many people believe that the Soft Food Diet is a type of low-calorie diet. This is partly true. The definition of “soft” is any food that is low in calorie content. Most “soft” foods also come with a low-calorie substitute. However, the biggest advantage of this diet is the definition of what “food” should be.
WHAT IS FOOD
The definition of “food” is more of an attitude than anything else. When I say attitude, I mean the definition of how you feel after eating certain foods. It doesn’t matter if you eat the same foods every day; if you are hungry you will eat the food. You are not addicted to eating but your attitude determines how much food you eat. When your mood is good food will flow from your stomach into your mouth, whether it be soft or hard.
SOFT FOOD ADVANTAGES
There are three main advantages to the soft food diet – avoid choking, avoid stomach gas, and prepare pureed foods quickly. When you avoid swallowing the food, your body will start to naturally produce less saliva, thus reducing digestive problems. The second advantage is that you can prepare pureed foods (no added salt, sugar, or other additives) more quickly. The third advantage is the ability to avoid sodium (salt helps to open veins and increase blood pressure) and processed foods (sodium causes diarrhea and increases pressure in arteries).
If you are a standard eater and have had trouble swallowing over the years or if you tend to get gas at the top of your tummy after eating, you may benefit from modifying your eating habits. First, you may want to consider getting a gastric band, which helps your stomach to expand in size. You might also want to consider having surgery. These two options are not right for everyone. If your problem is severe, you may want to look at other options.
The soft food diet and weight loss surgery can go hand in hand. A gastric band is an expensive surgery that requires multiple hospital visits and recovery time. In addition, the food you eat while on this diet is hard to prepare and can be very painful. Although surgery is invasive, some people avoid it because of the pain and complications associated with it.
FOOD FOR LOSE WEIGHT
If you are looking for a diet that you can eat and still lose weight, the liquid diet may be the way to go. Many people who have undergone weight loss surgery or a gastric bypass find success with the liquid diet. One reason why some people find success with liquid diets is because they are able to avoid some of the foods that cause problems with their stomachs when on this type of diet.
Snacking is very important on the liquid diet, because it will limit how much food you are able to intake. For example, if you are on a soft food diet that consists of pureed foods, you will be eating such foods in small amounts, which means you can avoid snacking. However, if you are allergic to nuts or if you have bad breath, you will want to avoid some of the foods as well, since some of these nuts and bad breath causes interfere with your digestion.
BENEFIT OF LIQUID DIET
One of the benefits of the liquid diet is that it can help you avoid having to have surgery. Although gastric bypass surgery can be a life-changing procedure, it can also be costly. On top of that, it can cause uncomfortable scarring. If you have a lot of weight to lose, surgery may not be your best option. The liquid diet can also give you results, but since it is a liquid diet you will not feel the weight-loss effects for a long period of time.