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Fat Flush Diet
How this diet works:
If you want to flush away fat,
nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., says you'll need to rid your
body of leftover toxins.
It's all about the liver, which Gittleman calls a
"fat-burning" furnace. According to her, many people have tired,
toxic livers. The first phase of the diet helps detoxify the organ and
make it healthy. By phase two, dieters are slowly adding back
"friendly carbs" like brown rice. In phase three, dairy foods
are reintroduced. There are also more choices in the oil and fruit groups.
Along with following the eating plan, dieters are supposed to get adequate
sleep, keep a journal and exercise.
Dieters gradually increase their calorie intake, starting in phase one
with 1,100 to 1,200 calories; then 1,200 to 1,500; and finally, in the
maintenance phase, 1,500 or more per day. They also follow specific
"fat flushing" rules: one protein item per meal, no vegetables
and fruits together, no milk and meat together, no water with meals, etc.
Could be costly for supplements like flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil and protein
powders. It is challenging for vegetarians as animal proteins play a big role in this
regimen. Vegans should take an amino acid (protein) supplement and
possibly a protein powder
Duration: 2 to 4 weeks, although dieters actually make some
changes before starting the plan. Eventually you move into the third
stage, or lifetime regimen.
Book: The Complete Fat Flush Program
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