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The Fat Flush Plan

The Fat Flush Plan 

    AUTHORS:  Ann Louise Gittleman  Barry Sears PRODUCT DETAILS: Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (December 6, 2001) Language: English ISBN: 0071383832 Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches Shipping Weight: 1.27 pounds 

EDITORIAL REVIEWS Book Description

Kiss cellulite goodbye! The Fat Flush® Plan melts fat from hips, waist, and thighs in just two weeks and re-shapes your body while detoxifying your system.

The Fat Flush Plan is a groundbreaking low carb/detox diet and fitness program. Fat Flush is known as the only diet program that gets rid of bloat, supports the liver, cleans up the lymph, and helps to eliminate the appearance of cellulite – for good. An international best-seller with legions of devoted followers, The Fat Flush Plan has been featured on The View, as well as in cover articles in Time, Glamour, Self, and many others. It is based upon essential fats (such as flax seed oil and flax seeds), balanced proteins (including eggs, meat, fish, and moderate soy) plus low-glycemic healthy carbs from fat flushing fruits and vegetables. The Plan also features “cleansing” tonics such as unsweetened cranberry juice and water, the “Long Life Cocktail,” and daily hot water and lemon juice as well as a delicious array of fat burning, water regulating, and insulin controlling herbs and spices (think cayenne, mustard, cilantro, parsley, cinnamon, and cloves).

From the Inside Flap

If you're like most people, you're probably thoroughly confused when it comes to choosing a weight loss plan. You've been bombarded by new miracle diets, yet constantly alerted to the health risks associated with these fads. Are carbs bad? Is a high protein diet good? How much fat is really healthy? Should you follow the Mediterranean diet or the Asian diet? Finally, there's a way to ease your concerns and meet your goals: The Fat Flush Diet Plan will show you how to shed unwanted pounds while actually improving your health, and building a bridge between beauty and vitality.

The Fat Flush Diet's unique, groundbreaking program targets cleansing the liver­­the largest, most versatile organ in the body­­and the one most essential to maintaining optimal body weight. Based on a satisfying, healthful, and cleansing combination of essential fats, balanced proteins, and quality carbohydrates, this detoxifying process boosts the liver's ability to function at its highest level, accelerating weight loss while improving your health. Simple safe, and highly effective, this plan:

works via a process of detoxifying the liver thereby increasing metabolism provides an excellent way to begin dieting as well as to continue weight loss is the only diet program that can successfully break through the stubborn weight loss plateau every dieter faces, and "flush out" stubborn fat, while retaining crucial nutrients The Fat Flush process also sets off a domino effect of health benefits, including:

Increasing your metabolism

Giving you more energy

Helping you get a more restful night's sleep

Stabilizing your moods

Here, at last, is a diet that combines common sense and sound science, making it the perfect choice for both first time dieters and those who have had varying levels of success on other programs.

FINALLY, A DIET PLAN THAT BUILDS A BRIDGE BETWEEN BEAUTY AND HEALTH !

"Ann Louise Gittleman once again leads the crusade for better nutrition. She exposes the pervasive myths that all fats are bad and that unlimited carbohydrates are good. Sensible and thorough, her Fat Flush Plan is a terrific primer for anyone wanting to lose weight and regain vitality. We recommend it enthusiastically!" ­­Michael R.Eades, M.D., Mary Dan Eades, M.D., Authors of Protein Power

"What a great program! Whether you're starting a diet with a bang or trying to budge the scales after a binge or just tuning-up your body and hoping to lose some stubborn inches, this is a great, safe way to do it." ­­Fran McCullough, Author of The Low-Carb Cookbook and Living Low-Carb

"Ann Louise's Fat Flush Plan is dietary common sense for all the right reasons ­ it's balanced, it's a program you can safely stay on for life, and it works." ­­Dr. Barry Sears, Author of The Zone

From one of the Top 10 Nutritionists in the United States, according to Self magazine, and one of the most influential healers of the 21st century, according to Total Health, comes a revolutionary diet plan. Based on a delicious and healthy combination of essential fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, Ann Louise Gittleman's Fat Flush was first popularized on iVillage.com, The Women's Network. Thousand of dramatic testimonials later, the Fat Flush message board has become one of the most popular diet and fitness boards in the history of iVillage. Now, Gittelman shares her complete Fat Flush Plan with dieters everywhere. This phenomenal plan is worth its weight (loss) in gold.

From the Back Cover

If you're like most people, you're probably thoroughly confused when it comes to choosing a weight loss plan. You've been bombarded by new miracle diets, yet constantly alerted to the health risks associated with these fads. Are carbs bad? Is a high protein diet good? How much fat is really healthy? Should you follow the Mediterranean diet or the Asian diet? Finally, there's a way to ease your concerns and meet your goals: The Fat Flush Diet Plan will show you how to shed unwanted pounds while actually improving your health, and building a bridge between beauty and vitality.

The Fat Flush Diet's unique, groundbreaking program targets cleansing the liver­­the largest, most versatile organ in the body­­and the one most essential to maintaining optimal body weight. Based on a satisfying, healthful, and cleansing combination of essential fats, balanced proteins, and quality carbohydrates, this detoxifying process boosts the liver's ability to function at its highest level, accelerating weight loss while improving your health. Simple safe, and highly effective, this plan:

  • works via a process of detoxifying the liver thereby increasing metabolism
  • provides an excellent way to begin dieting as well as to continue weight loss
  • is the only diet program that can successfully break through the stubborn weight loss plateau every dieter faces, and "flush out" stubborn fat, while retaining crucial nutrients

The Fat Flush process also sets off a domino effect of health benefits, including:

  • Increasing your metabolism
  • Giving you more energy
  • Helping you get a more restful night's sleep
  • Stabilizing your moods

Here, at last, is a diet that combines common sense and sound science, making it the perfect choice for both first time dieters and those who have had varying levels of success on other programs.

FINALLY, A DIET PLAN THAT BUILDS A BRIDGE BETWEEN BEAUTY AND HEALTH !

"Ann Louise Gittleman once again leads the crusade for better nutrition. She exposes the pervasive myths that all fats are bad and that unlimited carbohydrates are good. Sensible and thorough, her Fat Flush Plan is a terrific primer for anyone wanting to lose weight and regain vitality. We recommend it enthusiastically!"--Michael R.Eades, M.D., Mary Dan Eades, M.D., Authors of Protein Power

"What a great program! Whether you're starting a diet with a bang or trying to budge the scales after a binge or just tuning-up your body and hoping to lose some stubborn inches, this is a great, safe way to do it."--Fran McCullough, Coauthor of The Best American Recipe Series

"Ann Louise's Fat Flush Plan is dietary common sense for all the right reasons ­ it's balanced, it's a program you can safely stay on for life, and it works."--Dr. Barry Sears, Author of The Zone

From one of the Top 10 Nutritionists in the United States, according to Self magazine, and one of the most influential healers of the 21st century, according to Total Health, comes a revolutionary diet plan. Based on a delicious and healthy combination of essential fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, Ann Louise Gittleman's Fat Flush was first popularized on iVillage.com, The Women's Network. Thousand of dramatic testimonials later, the Fat Flush has been seen on The View, featured in Newsweek, and named by O magazine as one of the hottest contenders for "America's Next Great Diet Craze." Now, Gittelman shares her complete Fat Flush Plan with dieters everywhere. This phenomenal plan is worth its weight (loss) in gold.

About the Author

Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., is the award-winning author of over twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller Before the Change. There are more than 3.5 million copies of her books in print. She has been seen on Dr. Phil, The View, Extra, Good Morning America, 20/20, PBS, and CNN among countless television appearances. She writes a monthly column for First for Women magazine. Gittleman holds a Ph.D. in holistic nutrition and a master's degree in nutrition education, and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. She lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Not realistic for most people, November 2, 2006

While I found the writing style good and the information interesting, the actual diet was unrealistic, too restrictive and lacking fun basics that make other diets tolerable. I found myself longing for spices (how bad could pepper really be?) and questioning the validity of their restriction. I couldn't stand the ground-up flax seeds in my cranberry cocktail - the texture reminded me of trying to drink mud with little bugs in it (or what I imagine that to be).

I'm not writing this to disparage anyone from trying the diet - if you can handle the restrictions and you have the self-control required, you might find this diet doable and rewarding. I tried the Fat Flush with a group from work - inspired by one woman who is able to do the flush again and again every year (she always gains the weight back). The rest of us, while successful for varying degrees of short periods, found the diet unrealistic for any long-term results - all of us gained the weight back and spurred by instant weight loss, some even picked up worse habits than they began with.

The funny thing is I found much of the health information useful or interesting, but I got rid of the book b/c sitting on my shelf it reminded me of unrealistic goals and failure - not what I want out of a get-healthy plan.

I'm writing this review so that others don't get sucked in by all of the positive reviews hoping for lasting results - 3 of us didn't have any.


Rating: 3.5 | Added on: 26 Nov 2006

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