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The fat flush plan
Gittleman, Ann Louise.
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New York : McGraw-Hill, [2002]

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xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
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If you're like most people, you're probably thoroughly confused when it comes to choosing a weight loss plan. You've been bombarded by new miracle diets, yet constantly alerted to the health risks associated with these fads. Are carbs bad? Is a high protein diet good? How much fat is really healthy? Should you follow the Mediterranean diet or the Asian diet? Finally, there's a way to ease your concerns and meet your goals: The Fat Flush Diet Plan will show you how to shed unwanted pounds while actually improving your health, and building a bridge between beauty and vitality.

The Fat Flush Diet's unique, groundbreaking program targets cleansing the liver#65533;#65533;the largest, most versatile organ in the body#65533;#65533;and the one most essential to maintaining optimal body weight. Based on a satisfying, healthful, and cleansing combination of essential fats, balanced proteins, and quality carbohydrates, this detoxifying process boosts the liver's ability to function at its highest level, accelerating weight loss while improving your health. Simple safe, and highly effective, this plan:

* works via a process of detoxifying the liver thereby increasing metabolism
* provides an excellent way to begin dieting as well as to continue weight loss
* is the only diet program that can successfully break through the stubborn weight loss plateau every dieter faces, and "flush out" stubborn fat, while retaining crucial nutrients

The Fat Flush process also sets off a domino effect of health benefits, including:

* Increasing your metabolism
* Giving you more energy
* Helping you get a more restful night's sleep
* Stabilizing your moods

Here, at last, is a diet that combines common sense and sound science, making it the perfect choice for both first time dieters and those who have had varying levels of success on other programs.

Author Notes

Ann Louis Gittleman is a leading nutritionist and author of numerous books including Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar in Any Diet and Get the Salt Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Salt Out of Any Diet. In these books, she explains the importance of sugar and salt in a balanced diet, but also the dangers of using them to excess. The book provides valuable tips on how to cut your sugar and salt intake.

In Guess What Came to Dinner: Parasites and Your Health, she explains that an amazing one out of six people suffer from internal parasites. A common, but often unknown, danger, parasites are often present in our food. She details the symptoms that people suffering from parasites might undergo, and explains how to guard against these unwelcome invaders.

Gittleman has a masters degree from the Teachers College at Columbia University. She was the nutritional director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, Calif. and has also been a consultant to medical institutions, spas, and clinics.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Barry Sears, Ph.D.
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Chapter 1 Someone Like Youp. 1
The Fat Flush Genesisp. 2
Destination: A New Body and a New Youp. 9
Chapter 2 Five Hidden Weight Gain Factorsp. 11
Hidden Factor #1 Your Tired, Toxic Liverp. 12
Hidden Factor #2 When Fat Is Not Fatp. 20
Hidden Factor #3 Fear of Eating Fatp. 28
Hidden Factor #4 Excess Insulinp. 32
Hidden Factor #5 Stress As Fat Makerp. 35
Chapter 3 The Fat Flush Plan: As Easy as 1-2-3p. 41
Before You Beginp. 43
Phase 1 The Two-Week Fat Flushp. 44
Phase 2 The Ongoing Fat Flushp. 45
Phase 3 The Lifestyle Eating Planp. 46
All Three Phasesp. 47
Chapter 4 Phase 1: The Two-Week Fat Flushp. 51
Giving Your Liver A Vacationp. 52
Two-Week Fat Flush Programp. 52
Two-Week Daily Protocol Dietp. 54
Two-Week Fat Flush Menu Planp. 57
Chapter 5 Phase 2: Ongoing Fat Flushp. 69
The Ongoing Fat Flush Daily Protocolp. 71
Basic Breakfast Ideas for Phase 2p. 73
Basic Lunch Ideas for Phase 2p. 74
Chapter 6 Phase 3: Lifestyle Eating Planp. 75
The Fat Flushing Food Combination Rulesp. 76
The Lifestyle Eating Protocolp. 77
Lifestyle Eatingp. 80
Chapter 7 The Power of Ritualp. 89
Exercisep. 89
Sleepp. 101
Journalingp. 103
Chapter 8 The Fat Flush Plan Away from Homep. 113
On the Road While Fat Flushingp. 114
Going Against the Grainp. 115
Fats of Lifep. 115
Fat Flushing in the Fast-Food Lanep. 117
Going Ethnicp. 118
Parties, Business Luncheons, and Holiday Eventsp. 122
Chapter 9 The Master Fat Flush Shopping Listp. 125
Before You Beginp. 126
Phase 1 The Two-Week Fat Flushp. 127
Phase 2 Ongoing Fat Flushp. 131
Phase 3 Lifestyle Eating Programp. 132
Food-Cleansing Bathsp. 134
Chapter 10 Fat Flush Recipesp. 137
Breakfastp. 138
Lunch or Dinner Entreesp. 140
Homemade Broths and Easy Soupsp. 150
Veggie Sidesp. 152
Salad Dressingsp. 155
Condimentsp. 156
Snacksp. 157
Treatsp. 158
Fat Flush Seasoning Savvyp. 159
Making Your Favorite Recipes Fat Flush Friendly for Lifestyle Eatingp. 160
Other Cooking Helpp. 162
Chapter 11 Because You Askedp. 163
Ages, Stages, and Genderp. 163
Fat Flush Protocolp. 166
Substitutionsp. 173
Supplements and Medicationsp. 177
Exercisep. 180
Coffee, Tea, or...?p. 181
Other Concernsp. 182
Chapter 12 Resourcesp. 187
Fat Flush Resourcesp. 187
Other Name-Brand Natural Weight Loss Productsp. 188
Educational Resourcesp. 190
Fitness Resourcesp. 202
Compounding Pharmaciesp. 203
Grass-Fed Resourcesp. 206
Referencesp. 223
Appendixp. 239
Indexp. 243