What You Should Know
The Fat Flush Diet is another product of Anne Louise Gittleman, a woman with a PhD in holistic nutrition and the author of a number of diet books. The idea behind the Fat Flush Diet is that by cleansing the liver of toxins, the body can drop pounds more readily. The Fat Flush Diet incorporates three phases; the two-week fat flush which will restrict calories to about 1100 a day, the ongoing fat flush that ups the calorie count to 1500 until you meet your goal, and the lifestyle eating habit which allows you to up the calorie count even more by incorporating a variety of healthy foods into the diet.
The Fat Flush Diet is spelled out in Gittleman’s book by the same name, which means dieters will have to keep up motivation on their own to complete the program. We are pleased to see that the Fat Flush Diet also incorporates other elements of healthy living like getting enough sleep, drinking sufficient water and adding supplementation. However, we wish that Gittleman would emphasize the importance of a daily exercise regimen in a weight loss program as well.
It is no wonder that some dieters lose a number of pounds in the first two weeks with such a drastic calorie reduction prescribed. However, we would question whether this decrease in calories is really the healthiest way to diet. First, it seems that many would have trouble sticking with such a strict regimen and second, it would appear that hunger would become a problem without any sort of appetite suppressant in the mix. The recipes that are prescribed in the plan will take some time to prepare and the ingredients may be somewhat costly. This leads us to wonder about the practicality of such a program and once again to voice concern over whether this would be an easy diet to stick to until results are met.
The Fat Flush Diet is sold on Gittleman’s website for $14 at the time of this review. Apparently the book includes recipes, menu choices, advice for eating out, tips for sticking with a long term program and other ideas for detoxification of the body.
- The Fat Flush Diet stresses healthy habits like getting sufficient sleep and plenty of water.
- The book is relatively inexpensive.
- Simply offering a book leaves all of the discipline and motivation up to the dieter.
- The diet does not appear to incorporate a daily exercise program.
- The strict calorie reduction and limited food choices may be hard for some to stick with.
- There is not clinical evidence to support the idea that detox is effective for weight loss.
There is nothing wrong with an occasional detox program to flush out the system, but these diets have not been proven effective for weight loss over the long term. Without ongoing support and a strict calorie intake and menu plan, we don’t believe that dieters will be able to stick with the Fat Flush Diet easily. We encourage dieters to look for programs that offer a weight loss supplement with a reasonable diet and exercise to reach their goals.