In my initial blog about the Fat Flush, I mentioned that there are some specific details about the Fat Flush that make reading the book absolutely necessary to a successful experience with it. Here is a quick overview of some of the specific items the Fat Flush calls for:
You have to consume at least 8 ounces of protein per day to include eggs, lean beef, lean chicken and whey protein. Every pound of muscle burns 70 calories every hour. Protein is what keeps the dieting person from wasting all their muscle to cannibalism. (Yes, your body will use it’s own muscle for much needed protein if you don’t eat enough protein to sustain it!) Believe it or not, we cannot live on our fat alone.
Fats such as flaxseed oil and evening primrose oil are required on this diet.
Fruits and Vegetables
Colorful, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables are called for in this diet. There is no mention of starchy vegetables like potatoes or other starchy carbohydrates.
Spices like ginger, cayenne, mustard and cinnamon are all natural metabolism boosters and required on the Fat Flush plan.
A Special Cocktail
Daily walks and strength training twice a week are also required on this program.
Two things the Fat Flush calls for that most diets don’t is regular journaling and sleep. The benefits of keeping a diet journal are many. (We’ve discussed them at length here in the Weight Loss blog.) What most people don’t know is that if you don’t get the proper amount of sleep for your body, no matter how hard you diet and exercise, you simply will not lose weight.
Things like wheat, milk and yeast-based seasonings are all taboo on this plan.