It refers to dietary modification in which foods or beverages are consumed during times of high stress (e.g., extreme food scarcity and environmental stress) to compensate for the absence of certain food or nutrient for longer periods of time, which is common in people with depression or anxiety. The main components of a typical water diet is a low-fat, low-carbohydrate (sometimes low-fat, usually very low-carbohydrate, sometimes low-sugar), moderate protein intake, moderate fiber intake, and lots of water to dilute the diet with. This is the most effective way to lose weight and improve mental health as one loses weight.
The water diet is also a way to supplement the person’s existing diets because there is no need to try new things on the side. A lot of people feel overwhelmed and feel guilty and that food is the only thing that will help them cope and resolve the issues. They have an emotional tie to food – they like to eat and eat and eat. Sometimes they are motivated by guilt, sometimes just by stress, but often they don’t know how to make an adjustment between the two. In their minds, they have to “prove” that they can eat better, be more physically active, be more relaxed, eat less, etc., and that’s it. This can be very frustrating.
But if you give them a way to make some adjustments while still eating normal food, they will follow it. They will see it as a way to make sense of their problems and solve their problems while they eat normal food. If they’re making food selections that will help them cope without losing control, that’s a good sign that they’re on the right track.
For those who struggle with food cravings to avoid, they can also follow a water-diet, which might be referred to as “craving-free water.” The general idea is that when you’re eating unhealthy foods, you won’t be able to stop craving those foods. But if you follow a water-diet, the cravings usually go away, too. A good example of a water-diet approach to eating might be a person who follows a low-carbohydrate low-fat diet. This is not a water-diet because, for that diet, you’re not limited to using only liquid carbohydrates (e.g., fruits, vegetables, cereals, etc.) in your diet. The idea is to take a low-carbohydrate, low-fat diet, but with the