March 18th, 2005, 11:45 AM
I was wondering if anyone was interested in doing this with me? I've been considering doing this for a while. It's a two week toxin flush diet. I even asked my family doctor to see if it was ok, and she said yes.
Basically, you remove dairy and carbs from your diet for two weeks. You still get enough carbs from the veggies and natural sugars in meat so you don't have to worry about that, and you still get fibre from the flax seed oil you use, and you still get calcium from all the dark green veggies. So it's balanced.
The diet is to clean out your digestive system. It cleans out your colon and kidneys. You also loose all that extra water in your system.
I am going by the library today to take out the book again. I could create shopping lists and recipes here for you, so all you would have to do is follow that.
What do you think? I always tell Archie that our dog eats better than us. It's spring. Why not do some spring cleaning of our bodies!
March 18th, 2005, 11:48 AM
Sounds goog raingirl. You get the details and I will see if it is something I could do. Sounds like it would be an okay diet. :D
March 18th, 2005, 11:49 AM
My supervisor did it but as part of initiating a long term diet. After the two weeks she could add a few more foods. I don't think I could do it. Ketchup, you can't even have ketchup!!!
March 18th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Yeah...after two weeks you change it. I'm only really interested in the phase 1 part to just clean out my system. If I like it, I might continue on...who knows.
Hopefully the book is in!
Here is a summary of the plan:
Plan's name: The Fat Flush Plan
Book(s): The book titled 'The Fat Flush Plan' by Anne Louise Gittleman was published in 2002 but the first fat flush eating plan made its debut in her book 'Beyond Pritkin released in 1988.
About the author: Anne Louise Gittleman. Anyone who does know the health scene at all over the past two decades knows that Ann Louise is one of the most respected, dynamic, and accomplished "celebrity" nutritionists America has ever produced. As a writer, consultant, talk show host and spokesperson, Ann Louise has imprinted her distinctive message on everything she does.
Basic Philosophy: Emphasis is not given solely to controlling insulin production but to "Five Hidden Weight Gain Factors" being
Fear of eating fat
By the numbers: The ratios resemble the the Zone's 40/30/30, and the Dr. Sears has written a forward for the Fat Flush Plan
Method: The plan has three set guidelines
Phase 1: The two week Fat Flush
Phase 2: Ongoing fat Flush
Phase 3: The lifestyle eating plan
Phase 1 is the 'toughest' stage of the program and has been labled 'bootcamp'. It is first and foremost a cleansing program to facilitate weight loss by giving the liver support and nourishment.
Phase 2 is designed for ongoing weight loss with a bit more variety in food choices adding back a 'friendly' carb each week to check for adverse reaction to it.
Phase 3 is really the fat flush maintance program providing a lifelong eating program aimed at increasing your vitality and well-being for life. Now 2 dairy products can be reintroduced and a variety of starchier veggies and nongluten grains. Once again new foods are added back one at a time to gauge your bodies reaction. Once on this stage of the program you will likely find your daily percentages work out at the ratio 40:30:30
The FFP is made up of whole natural foods eaten without salt.
Cut out are trans fats, caffine, diet sodas, alcohol, aspartame, sugar, yeast relalted vinegars (except apple cider vinegar), all grains and cereals, starchy vegetables, in the first phases dairy products (except whey) are also cut.
Flaxseed oil (2 tlbs) and essential fatty acid supplement are to be taken daily.
1 cup of unsweetened Cranberry juice is to be watered down to make up 64 oz and taken throughout the day.
First thing upon waking and last thing at night you have a teaspoon of psyllium husks in a glass of the 'cran-water' dubbed the 'Long life cocktail'.
Lemon juice in morning in hot water.
Lean Protein up to 8oz a day.
Eggs up to 2 a day.
Vegetables unlimited from a choice of non starchy low GI selection.
Fruit up to 2 a day from the low GI and carb, eg; 1/2 grapefruit or 1 c berries equals one choice.
A Day on Phase 1: The 2-Week Fat Flush Plan
Try this sample menu:
Long Life Cocktail
8 ounces hot water with lemon juice
Veggie scramble: 2 scrambled eggs with spinach, green peppers, scallions and parsley, and one 8-ounce glass of cran-water
1/2 large grapefruit
20 minutes before lunch:
One 8-ounce glass of cran-water
4 ounces of salmon with lemon and garlic, warm asparagus, mixed-green salad with broccoli florets and cucumber, 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil, and one 8-ounce glass of cran-water
Two 8-ounce glasses of cran-water
20 minutes before dinner:
One 8-ounce glass cran-water
4 ounces of grilled lamb chop with a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of dried mustard, sautéed kale in broth, baked summer squash with a touch of cloves, and 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
Long Life Cocktail
How to Use This Menu:
You can use this example as a basic menu guide. Just substitute foods from the same food groups for daily variety. Besides the daily diet, take GLA supplements, and a balanced multivitamin/mineral. You can change the fluid intake to suit your schedule if that is more convenient, of course.
Unique Fatures: No herbs or spices except for those fat flushing herbs and spices outlined in The Fat Flush Plan
No oils or fats except those in the flaxseed oil
No grains, bread, cereal or starchy vegetables such as beans, potatoes, corn, parsnips, carrots, peas, pumpkin, or acorn or butternut squash
No dairy products
March 18th, 2005, 12:22 PM
I do not know if I can do this if I can not have ketchup. LOL I love ketchup! :D Just kidding I will read it through Raingirl and I will let you know. I hate to start something if I know I will not be able to finish it. So I will look it over and let you now ASAP. :D
March 18th, 2005, 12:35 PM
It would be a killer for me. I love my mugs of tea with cream and sugar. :D
March 18th, 2005, 01:18 PM
After reading it I am not sure if I can do this or not. Raingirl you are more brave than I am. I up up for losing weight but I do not think I can do this diet. :D :yuck:
March 18th, 2005, 01:26 PM
I just checked before going to the library, and all copies of the book are taken out, and have a waiting list to request!! Oh well...
March 18th, 2005, 05:15 PM
NO ALCOHOL???? HAHA count me out!