Semi solid diet can also be called a semi liquid diet – it is just a different naming for the same diet. Sometimes all you want is a diet where you could still enjoy some of the meals from your current diet, but also reap the benefits of a diet which is much easier on your digestive system. Also maybe you are very attached to your current eating habits and you cannot simply make a fast switch to a 100% liquid diet ? Then a semi solid diet should be the answer for you.
This diet gives you freedom to replace as many solid meals with liquid alternatives as you want, but it also does not prevent you from eating what you have been used to eating for years. It is also a win-win for someone who is not desperately seeking to lose weight or improve his or her general wellbeing. It is also good for people who prefer a more gradual approach to changing diets.
In this article we are going to look at how we can easily mix both solid and liquid diets together, and at what transitional path can be taken for people wishing to go on a fully liquid diet and more.
Interesting point: side effect of moving to a liquid diet
Elderly people often “accidentally” grow a couple or even a set of new teeth in their 60s, 70s or 80s. Sounds incredible, but it actually often happens when elderly people stop eating any solid food mainly due to being forced by health issues and inability to properly digest regular meals. Also the same thing often happens to people who temporarily lose their ability to chew solid foods due to various reasons.
You can search the internet regarding this topic if you have doubts and you will certainly find cases mentioned. Such people simply consume all their food in a liquid state for prolonged periods and a new set of teeth starts growing. These people are often forced to take such measures by various circumstances, but what prevents someone from going on such a diet voluntarily?
As if miracles start happening on a liquid diet
Growing a new set of teeth might sound like a miracle, but people who for any reason end up on a fully liquid diet for long periods of time often notice other health related benefits which they could not get before on a regular diet. Many people report significant improvements to their chronic health conditions. For instance, one day they wake up and notice they no longer feel pain when walking, their body gets much more flexible, they do not need as much sleep etc. All of these are not really miracles as such, because when your body does not have to use as much energy to digest solid food, it uses this energy for other purposes, which in this case is self-healing.
Gradual transition to a liquid diet is the key
Now that we know what a semi solid diet is, we can talk about how to introduce it into your life. If you are not in a hurry to lose weight or improve your well being as quickly as possible and you are looking for something very simple to start from, then a semi solid diet might be the right place for you to start. First thing is to decide what goals you are trying to achieve. From my experience these would be the most common reasons why you would want to try a semi solid diet:
- You want to be on a lighter diet. Digestive problems, feeling tired after 3 daily meals.
- You simply do not want to chew as much, maybe your teeth are telling you to chew less or to stop chewing altogether.
- You want to lose weight, improve your fitness level.
Simplest solid meals to replace
Your typical desserts such as cakes, sweets, croissants, etc. all need to be replaced with fruit smoothies. Because these foods are full of sugar and various harmful additives. Fruit smoothies are full of vitamins and have natural sugars instead of artificial ones. Regular vegetable soups can be replaced with liquid soups. You can simply buy a soup cooker or a blender capable of blending hot ingredients and that should be enough.
It is enough to have only smoothies and soups on a liquid diet. Smoothies and liquid soups are basically two universal meals that can be consumed every day if you wish. Therefore, whenever you do not feel like chewing your food, you can replace it with one of these two food types.
Some interesting observations
- Most solid foods that you eat end up in the form of excrements that go into the toilet. Have you noticed that you usually feel better (more energetic, relaxed, etc.) after having a good bowel movement?
- Newborns who are still on a liquid diet usually have high levels of energy. Then after their parents try to feed them regular solid foods, their energy levels usually drop and they often cry not wanting to eat that food.
- When you get sick because of a flu or a cold and lie in bed for a few days not wanting to eat anything and you only drink hot tea and maybe soups, broths, juices, etc, have you noticed that after a few days you feel as if your body has renewed itself?
- Some people are born with an unusual teeth structure and various “deformities” which without dental intervention do not allow them to chew most foods. Maybe such people were not supposed to ever eat solid foods?
- Do you think that people were originally created by design with a necessity to go to the dentists regularly? How did our ancestors treat their teeth even a few hundreds years ago when there were no dentists?
- Maybe our distant ancestors were on such diets where they did not need any dentists at all? Maybe they were predominantly surviving on manually squeezed fruit juices and without the use of any modern juicers or blenders?
At the point when you are ready to start exploring a liquid diet, but you are not ready or do not see a pressing need to say a quick goodbye to all of your regular solid meals, it is likely a good reason to try a semi solid diet. You might find you like it.