What You Should Know
The Fat Flush Diet is detailed in a book by Ann Louise Gittleman. It consists of three phases of diet restrictions, with the phases becoming less restrictive as you move further into the program. The diet also includes an exercise component that varies depending on the phase. The program aims to not only trigger weight loss, but to also detoxify the body and improve overall health.
Specific diet plan (ingredients) varies.
The first phase of the Fat Flush Diet requires a diet of only 1100-1200 calories per day. In this phase there are many specific food restrictions. The participant is expected to cut out many carbohydrates including grains and cereal, dairy products, alcohol and oils.
In the second phase of Fat Flush the same food restrictions remain as in the first phase, but calorie intake is raised to 1200-1500 per day.
The third phase reintroduces certain foods and allows the participant to settle on a reasonable calorie intake that will maintain the weight loss achieved in the first phases. At this point it is expected that a new way of living and eating has been learned, and that the Fat Flush detoxification is complete.
Along with each phase are exercise requirements that incorporate both low-impact cardio and strength training.
- The Fat Flush Diet is a safe approach to weight loss and detoxification.
- Like many weight loss and detox plans that require healthy eating and exercise, the Fat Flush Diet can be beneficial and effective if followed diligently.
- This Fat Flush diet requires some very restrictive eating habits, which may be hard for some to adjust to, and even harder to maintain over time.
- Significantly lowering calorie intake (as in phase 1) can potentially slow metabolism, which can reduce weight loss potential.
- The only tool provided by the Fat Flush program is a book that you purchase. There are no meals, no exercise equipment or videos, and no supplements. You are not given any tangible aid in your journey to weight loss and detoxification.
- Some of the meals that are suggested can be very costly, and with a tight grocery budget they might not be feasible.
The Fat Flush Diet is a fairly safe and healthy approach to losing weight. It aims to ease the participant into a steady lifestyle of healthy eating and moderate exercise. It will probably work for someone who is well-disciplined and patient.
The severe diet restrictions in the first two phases of the Fat Flush diet could potentially cause both physical and psychological stress. Because of the potential slowdown in metabolism, weight loss could be very minimal.
With pricey foods accompanying much of the program, you might have to shed some extra money as you shed the pounds. After you weigh the risks and benefits, it is a matter of what changes you can comfortably make in your life. And don