WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE NEW FAT FLUSH PLAN?
For over 25 years, Fat Flush has helped millions of people lose weight, harness the healing powers of foods, reignite metabolism, fight cellulite, and restore the liver and gallbladder while improving their lives. Now, for the first time since its original publication, the acclaimed New York Times bestseller has been revised and updated with groundbreaking research, food options, and lifestyle choices to help you achieve lasting weight loss and wellness.
The NEW Fat Flush Plan includes:
* NEW Three-Day Ultra Fat Flush Tune-Up for quicker cleansing
* NEW Paleo, Ketogenic and Vegan-friendly recipes reflecting the latest diet trends
* NEW gluten research
* NEW Fat Flush bone broth recipe for cooking, snacks and side dishes
* NEW health revelations linking the gallbladder and liver to thyroid health
* NEW hidden weight gain factors that explain why it’s not your fault you’re fat
* NEW meals, menus, and shopping lists
* NEW tips for managing insulin, hormone, and stress levels
* NEW slimming, smart fats and sweeteners
Like its pioneering predecessor, The NEW Fat Flush Plan offers evidence-based detox and diet strategies that are simple, safe and effective, with a heightened emphasis on the role of liver health and the metabolic impact of foods. The best detox plan just got better. Best of all, you will see and feel the difference in just three days!
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About the Author
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is a top nutritionist internationally recognized as a pioneer in her industry. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books on health topics including diet, detox, women’s health, men’s health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty and the environment.
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Chapter 1: Someone Like You… Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.
Weight gain, bloating, and those stubborn fat deposits on your hips, thighs, and buttocks -- the very thought rattles your senses, not to mention your self-esteem. It's downright frustrating, to say the least. And believe me, you're not alone. There are more than 100 million of us currently fighting the infamous battle of the bulge. For most of us, it's a rigorous combat at best, trying one diet plan after another. Some regimens are too hard to follow, whereas others lack any real variety or satiety. In the end, we usually wind up back where we started -- unhappy and over-weight once again.
Over the years, I've had my own struggles with weight gain. Right from the start, I had to deal with a stacked deck, genetically speaking. Part of my body shape -- the proverbial pear -- I inherited from my mother and her side of the family, judging from the pictures of my maternal grandmother, aunts, and female cousins that graced our den wall when I was growing up. And like me, all the women on my mother's side were always on a diet, trying to lose those infamous last 10 to 20 pounds that seemed to stockpile below the waist.
On my father's side, my family history of diabetes didn't help matters any. From as early as I can remember in both junior high and high school, I suffered from low blood sugar, or "reactive hypoglycemia." I was always craving something sweet (such as cookies, candy, cake, or ice cream) to raise my blood sugar, which really piled on the pounds. I simply couldn't find the time to eat on schedule. Back then (much like today), I was too busy being responsible and a caretaker for everyone else -- being a high school correspondent for the Hartford Courant newspaper, serving as the president of the Service Club, and teaching religious school after regular school -- that I ignored my own body. So it's no wonder that I was always going up and down on the weight scale.
My use of food as an anesthetic to offset the stress of a competitive college environment during my freshman and sophomore years only compounded the matter. I would drift into one dorm for lunch and then into another one for yet another meal. In fact, men used to love to take me out because I didn't drink but had a hearty appetite. The truth is that I could eat anyone under the table. In addition, my body never seemed to firm up the way some women's do when they exercise. Moreover, I had to literally force myself to exercise anyway.
THE FAT FLUSH GENESIS
I spent my junior year abroad in London. There I started to frequent health food restaurants. Vegetarianism and drugless healing fascinated me. My whole life took an about-face once I began a program of cleansing and detoxification. (Which, by the way, helped me lose fat from those stubborn hips of mine rather effortlessly!) For the first time, I realized that whole foods, herbs, and dietary supplements could become a path not just to healing and wholeness but also to weight loss. Back in the United States, after I graduated from college I decided to enroll in the New York Institute of Dietetics as part of the Dietetic Technician Program. Later, I received a master's degree in nutrition education from Teachers College at Columbia University. Later on, I became a certified nutrition specialist (C.N.S.) with accreditation from the American College of Nutrition.
It was a classroom experience at Columbia, however, that foreshadowed the nature of my professional journey and eventual Fat Flush discovery. While I was a student there, I heard the "Lamppost Story," which continues to this day to motivate me. It goes something like this:
A gentleman goes out for a walk on an extremely dark evening and arrives at his destination, only to find that he has lost his wallet along the way. He immediately retraces his steps and starts looking for the wallet under the lamppost, where there is light. But he is unable to find his wallet because he had really lost it in the dark, where the light didn't reach. The moral of the story is that the answers are out there somewhere; you just have to look in the right places that have yet to come to light.
Inspired by this to search for answers beyond where the light was already shining, I was convinced that the real answers to weight gain, cellulite, and bloating were out there somewhere. I believed that we had yet to search in the right places, evidenced by the enormous amount of unsuccessful diet plans. Thus I embarked on a quest to find the missing links to weight loss. In my heart, I knew that the answer wouldn't be like any other diet plan. It had to be a program that addressed the underlying sources of weight gain and also embodied sound nutritional guidelines.
Today, while many women in their thirties, forties, and fifties are concerned about their changing shape, I've been able to keep my body pretty much fat-resistant for nearly three decades now. And that's despite my heredity. I found that once I had discovered an entirely new approach to managing my weight, it no longer mattered how the genetic cards were stacked.
That approach is my Fat Flush Plan -- a program based on a unique diet model using healthful essential fats, balanced proteins, colorful carbohydrates, and a strict daily routine. It is designed to address and correct the most prevalent underlying causes of weight gain. These unseen causes have nothing to do with your genes. Instead, they reflect simple body chemistry imbalances that you probably never suspected. I call them the five hidden weight gain factors, which are the key to just about all of our overweight and obesity issues. You'll find that most diet plans typically target only one or two of these factors, which may explain why they don't work in the long term and cause recurring weight gain.
Ignored, overlooked, or simply not taken seriously enough, the five hidden weight gain factors include the following: an overworked liver, lack of fat-burning fats, too much insulin, the stress-fat cycle, and a unique take on "when fat is not fat." These factors are caused by a stagnant lymph system, sneaky food allergies, birth control pills, hormone-replacement therapy, and medications. You will learn all about these problematic factors in the next chapter, along with the scientific developments behind each factor that have reached a critical stage only in the past decade.
The discovery of my Fat Flush Plan didn't happen overnight. It progressed naturally out of every area of my life, from my personal weight control quest and working alongside my nutritional mentors to a wide variety of professional experiences spanning my entire career in counseling, consulting, and researching.
Early in my career, I had the privilege of working beside such nutritional pioneers as Hazel Parcells, Ph.D. and Nathan Pritikin. Their contributions helped me on my own weight control journey, which in turn enabled me to assist thousands of my own clients in their weight control efforts. In fact, when my first book, Beyond Pritikin, came out, my private practice in California grew, and soon people everywhere were resonating to my message that essential fats were absolutely necessary for rapid weight loss, longevity, and good health. For years I had a thriving practice that included sports figures, movie stars, fashion designers, producers, and members of the Joffrey Ballet. In this way, I was helping others who in turn were helping me fine-tune my program and stay on track myself as the messenger of a new weight loss approach.
Copyright ©(2002) by Ann Louise Gittleman.
Table of Contents
The Fat flush Phenomenon
Chapter 1-Someone Like You...
The Fat Flush Genesis
Destination: A New Body and A New You
Chapter 2- Top 10 Hidden Weight Gain Factors #1 Through #5
Hidden Factor #1: Your Tired, Toxic Liver
Hidden Factor #2: False Fat
Hidden Factor #3: Fear of Eating Fat
Hidden Factor #4: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation
Hidden Factor #5: Stress as Fat Maker
Chapter 3-Top 10 Hidden Weight Gain Factors #6 Through #10
Hidden Factor #6: Messy Microbiome
Hidden Factor #7: Poor Quality Bile
Hidden Factor #8: Tuckered Out Thyroid
Hidden Factor #9: Hidden Hitchhikers-Parasites
Hidden Factor #10: Missing Magnesium
Chapter 4-3-Day Ultra Fat Flush Tune-Up
Why It Works
The Three-Day Protocol
Factor #3: No Grain Drain
Chapter 5- The Fat Flush Plan: As Easy as 1-2-3
Before Your Being
Phase 1: The two-Week Fat Flush
Phase 2: The Metabolic Reset
Phase 3: The Lifestyle Maintenance Plan
All Three Phases
Chapter 6-Phase 1: The Two-Week Fat Flush
Giving Your Liver a Vacation
Two-Week Fat Flush Program
Two-Week Fat Flush Menu Plan
Chapter 7-Phase 2: The Metabolic Reset
The Metabolic Reset Flush Daily Protocol
Chapter 8-Phase 3: The Lifestyle Maintenance Plan
The Fat Flushing Food Combinations
The Lifestyle Eating Protocol
The Lifestyle Eating Plan
Chapter 9-The Power of Ritual
Phase 1 Exercise Program
Phase 2 Exercise Program
Phase 3 Exercise Program
Chapter 10-The Fat Flush Plan Away from Home
On the Road While Fat Flushing
Going Against the Grain
Fats of Life
Fat Flushing in the Fast-Food Lane
Parties, Business Luncheons, and Holiday Events
Chapter 11-The Fat Flush Master Shopping List
Before You Begin
Phase 1: The Two-Week Fat Flush
Phase 2: The Metabolic Reset
Phase 3: The Lifestyle Eating Plan
Chapter 12-The Fat Flush Kitchen
Stay Away From Aluminum
Curb the Copper
Other Smart Cookware
Smart Water System
Smart Cooking Tools
Chapter 13-Fat Flush Recipes
Fat Flush Staples
Lunch or Dinner Entrees
Condiments, Sauces, Seasonings
Fat Flush Seasoning Savvy
Fat Flush Swaps
Other Cooking Help
Chapter 14-Because You Asked
Ages, Stages, and Gender
Fat Flush Protocol
Supplements and Medications
Coffee, Tea, Or...?
Chapter 15-Resources and Support
Uni Key Health Systems
Nutritional Training Resources
Testing & Labs
Magazines & Newsletters
Books for Your Bookshelf
Pure Food & Clean Water
Fat Is Back: The Fat Flush Plan Hits the Mark
Did you catch the buzz? Newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and web sites throughout the country are welcoming fat back into your diet!
That’s right. Fat phobia has finally been put to rest. It was buried by The New York Times on July 7, 2002, with a landmark article entitled “What If Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat?”
But this information came as no surprise to readers and followers of The Fat Flush Plan, who already knew, firsthand, that it is the type of fat, not the quantity, that counts.
Based upon 15 years of clinical experience and research, The Fat Flush Plan provides a three-phase diet program that has proven that it is entirely possible to get thin and healthy on essential and critical fats like Omega 3rich flax seed oil; botanicals like evening primrose, borage, or black currant seed oil; and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) as staples of a weight loss program.
In fact, the book clearly identifies the fear of eating fats as one of the top five Hidden Weight Gain Factors. Others include a tired and toxic liver, waterlogged tissues, excess insulin, and stress as a fat maker.
Although the title certainly connotes weight loss, the results of The Fat Flush Plan go far beyond loss of pounds. Throughout the book you will be introduced to real-life Fat Flushing heroes -- men and women from all stages of life who share their stories. These personal accounts illustrate how Fat Flushers experience far more than just fat loss. They typically report having lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels; improved quality of skin, hair, and nails; a diminished appearance of cellulite; stabilized mood swings; relief from depression; and enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence. I have had the privilege of collecting enormous amounts of letters and email from enthusiastic Fat Flushers proclaiming that they are now leading more health-conscious and balanced lives than ever before.
Without harsh stimulants like Ephedra, caffeine, caffeine-based herbs, or aspirin, the Fat Flush plan contains a number of unusual elements not found in other weight loss regimens, like eggs and lean beef. Eggs with the yolks are included in the menu plans for every phase of the program because they provide the highest concentration of sulphur-bearing amino acids, which are vital for the liver’s ability to burn fats effectively.
Beef is on the Fat Flush menu because it is the highest dietary source of an incredibly effective thermogenic nutrient, L-carnitine, which transports fat into the muscle cells so it can be more effectively burned when the body is in a fat burning mode.
In addition to the food plan, there is an exercise program and an emphasis on journaling and proper sleep to relieve stress and decrease the fat-promoting stress hormone cortisol. Shopping lists with name brands are provided for convenience, as well as more than 30 recipes that are unusually quick and easy as well as tasty.
Many women share this program with their boyfriends and husbands. It is also safe for teenagers, and we have many teens whose skin has cleared up and whose ADHD is much improved on the Fat Flush plan.
I invite each and every one of you to join our Fat Flushing family. This program can be used as a stand-alone weight loss/cleansing program or utilized to kick off any other weight loss program of your choice. May this year be the year that you put yourself on the priority list and reclaim your best self. Ann Louise Gittleman