Over 25 years ago the Fat Flush concept was introduced by creator Ann Louise Gittleman in her first book, Beyond Pritikin, with the Two-Week Fat Flush. The Fat Flush Plan and the 4 other Fat Flush books that’ve followed were featured as New York Times bestsellers.
While the Fat Flush diet plans have evolved over the years to incorporate the latest in slimming research, the main principle of detoxifying the liver to accelerate weight loss remained.
A liver clogged with poisons, toxins and excess fats cannot perform its fat-burning duties. Freeing up the liver to do its job may be the single most important step you can take to reach your weight loss goals.
In the fat-burning process, drinking plenty of water is essential to keep you system flushed and allow your liver and lymphatic system to function properly — we always recommend drinking half your body weight (pounds) in ounces of water daily.
Over the years, we’ve learned that with popularity comes imitation, so we weren’t surprised to see a guest on Dr. Oz promoting a “new” Fat Flush Water. Since then, you’ve probably seen it on Pinterest or Twitter or maybe even a blog or two, and the pictures do look delicious and refreshing. It is a lovely way to add a nice citrusy flavor to your water, but does this “Fat Flush Water” live up to all the hype? Does it really flush fat?
First, let’s look at the ingredients — water with a sliced grapefruit, a sliced tangerine, ½ a cucumber and a few peppermint leaves floating in it.
These are healthy foods with qualities that can be helpful during weight loss — peppermint helps with digestion, grapefruit contains an antioxidant flavonoid that can increase insulin sensitivity, tangerines are a rich source of vitamin C which stimulates the liver’s premier antioxidant (glutathione), and cucumbers have diuretic properties.
However, infusing your water is giving you almost none of the benefits of simply eating these foods, and quite honestly, isn’t flushing the fat.
The good news is we do have a Fat Flush Water that really does flush out bloat and stubborn fat deposits. It works so well that we’ve heard from Fat Flushers who have lost as much as 6 to 7 lbs of backlogged water weight in the first day!
Our signature Fat Flush Cran-Water contains water mixed with pure unsweetened cranberry juice — how simple is that? You can mix it up in the morning and sip on it throughout the day — we recommend 64-ounces (eight 8-ounce glasses) daily.
Cranberry juice is a natural diuretic and packed with flavonoids, enzymes and organic acids such as malic acid, citric acid, and quinic acid which have an emulsifying effect on stubborn fat deposits in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system — the body’s “garbage collector” — transports all kinds of waste products not processed by the liver. With the help of the organic acid components, cranberry juice digests stagnated lymphatic wastes. This explains why so many Fat Flushers report that their cellulite disappears!
Even if you’re not following a specific diet or trying to lost weight, you can sip this tart and refreshing beverage daily to help flush out water weight, balance blood sugar, improve cellulite and keep your liver and lymph in optimum cleansing mode.
For 30 FREE Fat Flush Recipes, download our Taste of Fat Flush Cookbook