The fat flush plan is a diet book written by Ann Louise Gittleman that promises to speed up fat loss, increase metabolism and eliminate bloating. What is more, the fat flush diet supposedly helps you to increase your energy levels, improve your mood and sleep better at night. The book starts by outlining some hidden factors that can lead to weight gain such as liver problems, excess insulin secretion and stress. Read on to better understand the phases of the fat flush plan.
The phases of the fat flush plan
There are three phases to the fat flush diet plan. Phase 1: The two-week fat flush Phase 1 is very restrictive, because you are only allowed to eat 1100 to 1200 calories on average per day. For the “internal flush” to work, you must eliminate the following foods from your diet: starchy vegetables, alcohol, sugar, grains, bread, cereal, margarine, dairy products, and all oils and fats apart from flaxseed oil. In general, the only things that you are allowed to eat are fruits, vegetables and some protein like eggs, salmon and chicken. For example, a typical breakfast is an omelette with scrambled eggs, spinach and green peppers, and a typical lunch is salmon with asparagus, broccoli, cucumber and one tablespoon of flaxseed oil. The intention of the phase 1 diet is to reduce water retention and help you to lose fat. Phase 2: The ongoing fat flush Phase 2 is for people who have additional weight to lose. It increases the calorie intake to about 1200 -1500 calories per day and needs to be followed until you achieve your desired weight. In this phase, you can also add two carbohydrates to your diet, like sweet potatoes, cooked carrots, or green peas. Phase 3: The lifestyle eating plan This is the maintenance phase for lifetime weight management. It allows more than 1,500 calories per day and you can add two more servings of carbohydrates, like beans, whole grain pasta, brown rice, corn or a baked potato. You are also allowed to eat some dairy products, like hard cheese, low-fat yoghurt or ricotta cheese.
Does the fat flush plan work?
The fat flush plan is a low-calorie diet and any low-calorie diet can result in weight loss. The good news is that this diet contains adequate amounts of protein, so it might help you to preserve your muscle mass, while losing weight. This means that in all probability, most of the weight that you are going to lose will come from your fat reserves.