The Fat Flush Diet
The Fat Flush Diet is exactly what is is: it helps you flush the fat away! It was developed by nutritionist Anne Louise Gittleman who believes that we get easily sabotaged by today’s food that has so much fat and sodium incorporated into it. Therefore, she has devised a weight loss program that is a modern-day detox system.
The Fat Flush Diet explains 5 hidden factors that make us gain weight including liver health, food sensitivities and water clogged tissues, fear of eating fat, excess of insulin as well as stress. The Fat Flush Diet is mainly comprised of eating whole natural foods without the salt.
Although a strict diet, the Fat Flush Diet is one of the best diets out there because it teaches you to eat right and it gets you back on track not only with your weight but with your health as well. The Fat Flush Diet also comprises a “forbidden food” list, and here it is:
- Trans fats
- Diet sodas
- Yeast related vinegars (except apple cider vinegar)
- Starchy vegetables (first phase)
- Dairy products (except first phase)
- Flaxseed oil
- Herbs and Spices (except those outlined in The Fat Flush Plan)
The Fat Flush Diet is comprised of three simple phases. After you’ve thrown out all the bad foods, you can now start on phase one which is basically the cleansing phase.
Phase I – 2 Weeks
The first phase of the Fat Flush Diet lasts for 2 weeks. In this phase, you are restricted to 1100-1200 calories. The goal here is to lose that bloated stomach as well as the extra fat. In this phase, you are not allowed to eat the following: margarine, alcohol, sugar, oils or fats, grains, bread, cereal, starchy vegetables, dairy products. Even the herbs and spices are restricted to a small list.
Phase II of the Fat Flush Diet is a little more lenient than the first phase. It allows you more food choices as well as adding back a carbohydrate a week and seeing how your system reacts.
Phase III of the Fat Flush Diet is where your body is reintroduced to all of the forbidden foods and eaten in moderation. The last phase lets you eat 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein and 30 percent fat.
The Fat Flush Diet is a great diet for anyone wanting to loose weight fast. It’s absolutely fool proof, healthy, and easy to keep up with. Once you get going on it, it’s very easy to continue, and you don’t feel hungry all the time. Because certain foods are kept out, your body gets readjusted to the nation and therefore you don’t crave all the bad foods anymore. Absolutely stellar diet – give it a try!
Phase II – Ongoing
In the second phase of the Fat Flush Diet, the calorie allowance is lifted to 1200-1500 a day. The only thing that is going on in the second phase of the diet is the ability to upkeep with the diet until your desired weight loss.
Phase III – The Maintenace Phase
In this last phase, you are allowed to consume around 1500 calories a day. Also, starchy carbs are slowly reintroduced back into the diet along with gluten-free grains and some dairy.
The program contains a significant exercise component. This can be anything from 20 to 40 minutes of exercise per day, depending on the phase. This is typically low-impact (walking). Strength training (lifting weights) is also on the list (twice a week). A sleep prescription of exactly 8 hours per night is also required.
A Sample Meal Plan of the Fat Flush Diet in Phase I
“Long Life” cocktail
8 oz hot water with lemon juice
Vegetable scramble – 2 scrambled eggs, with spinach, green peppers, scallions, and parsley.
8 oz glass of cran-water [diluted unsweetened cranberry juice]
1/2 Large grapefruit
20 minutes before lunch
8 oz glass of cran water
4 ounces of salmon with lemon and garlic, warm asparagus, mixed-green salad with broccoli florets and cucumber, 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil, and one 8 oz glass of cran-water
Mid afternoon snack
2 8 oz glass cran-water
20 minutes before dinner
8 oz glass of cran water
4 ounces of grilled lamb chop with pinch of cinnamon and dried mustard, sautéed kale in broth, baked summer squash with a touch of cloves, and 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
“Long life” cocktail
But of course just like with any other diet, you need to be strong and motivated in order for it to work. Since this is a detox diet, the first phase might be difficult for some people as the restrictions need to be followed precisely. If you are not in the right mindset and willing to truly try and lose weight, you should not follow this diet. But if you think you have it in you to actually start and keep going with this diet, it can become a lifestyle.