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Fat Flush Water – Does it Work?

Fat Flush Water You’ve seen Fat Flush Water all over the web, but does it really get results?

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.

But, what about this “Fat Flush Water” — will it actually flush the fat?

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.

FF WaterA Fat Flush Water that really makes cellulite vanish!

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.

Here’s the Original Fat Flush Cran-Water recipe…

Original Fat Flush Water
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Serves: 8 ounce glass
Our signature Fat Flush Cran-Water contains water mixed with pure unsweetened cranberry juice. 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. With the help of the organic acid components, cranberry juice digests stagnated lymphatic wastes. 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 you liver and lymph in optimum cleansing mode.
  • 1 ounce 100% pure unsweetened cranberry juice*
  • 7 ounces water
  1. Mix water and unsweetened cranberry juice together in a large glass.
  2. To save time during the day, mix a full batch (64 ounces) in the morning -- add 1 cup (8 oz) cranberry juice to a half-gallon container and fill the rest with water.
*Look for brands like Knudsen, Trader Joe's, Mountain Sun, or Simple Truth available at your supermarket or health food store.

Enjoy — Let’s drink to flushing fat and busting bloat with our signature cranberry Fat Flush Water!

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Posted on May 29, 2013
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298 Responses to Fat Flush Water – Does it Work?

  1. Pamela says:

    You recommend drinking 64oz of Cran-Water daily. Is this in addition to drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water?

  2. lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing this – I LOVE the cranberry Fat Flush Water! I have been drinking it for years and I know it’s the reason I have no cellulite. I have told so many of friends about it and they all swear by it!

  3. Jason says:

    I had seen this on the Dr. Oz show and was wondering if it really worked or not. Now I know, thanks for explaining how fat flush water works. Looking forward to trying some the recipes too!

  4. Allie says:

    I made the fat flush water and its disgusting. Idk if u dud it wrong but it taste like orange peels. Disappointed but I’m gonna still try it.

    • admin says:

      Hi Allie! I take it you tried “their” recipe with the oranges, grapefruits, etc? We weren’t too impressed with it either. The color alone leaves alot to be desired– unless murky water is your thing…

      For actual Fat Flush Water, try our formula with pure cranberry juice. The science speaks for itself. 😉

  5. carmen says:

    While drinking the fat flush do you still eat foods or do you just drink the juice all day?

    • admin says:

      Hi Carmen! Eat up! :) Cran-water is part of the Fat Flush Plan protocol, coupled with fruits, veggies and lean proteins.

  6. Millie says:

    So,are U guys saying I should do the cranberry flusher and not the citrus flusher? I made my first pitcher over the weekend and am trying to drink my first 8ozs as we speak,(not a pleasant taste) but before I make my second batch I hope someone will help me out.

    • admin says:

      Hi Millie! The science (and testimonials) prove that Cran-Water is a more efficient flusher of fat. Cranberries have specific and unique flavonoids and enzymes that cleanse your lymphatic system, and liver.

    • Wayne says:

      I use Stevia powder to give it a little sweetness.

  7. camille utter says:

    can I do both of the fat flushes while pregnant? It just sounds good and healthy I just dont want to risk anything and if i can do it should i be drinking just that all day and a little water? or both water and and the cran-water?

    • admin says:

      Hi Camille!

      I can’t comment on their so-called “Fat Flush Water”, but our program (the official Fat Flush Plan) is safe to do while pregnant. We just advise running it by your doctor first, and making sure to keep up your calorie intake.

  8. camille utter says:

    Oh and also can you mix both the water citrus and the cran flush together? if you let the water citrus sit for a day then mix it?

    • admin says:

      I’m sure you can mix the waters together, although we can’t be sure of the results you will see as it isn’t part of our protocol.

  9. Carolyn says:

    What’s the difference in effectiveness between the Miracle Juice (crab-water with lemon and orange juices + cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg) and the Cran-Water/Fat Flush Water? Which should I drink for the One Day Detox?

    • admin says:

      Hi Carolyn! Ah yes, the Miracle Juice. The cran-water is the main staple for the Fat Flush Plan and is most effective with the protocols of this plan. The Fast Track Diet protocols are different and so include different intake requirements. For best results, we always recommend following protocols supported by the plan you have selected. (You may enjoy cran-water while on the One-Day Fast.) Best of luck!

      • Mary says:

        The “miracle juice” Carolyn was referring to is Gittleman’s recipe from The Fast Track 1-Day Detox Diet. I was wondering the same thing as Carolyn.

  10. Nancy says:

    This is my first day of the fat flush water with the citrus. Could not find peppermint leaves so used mint. Are you saying this is not going to work and I should do the cranberry instead. All of this is so confusing…Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Nancy! The “Fat Flush Water” with citrus, as seen on Dr. Oz, is a totally different recipe whose creator ‘borrowed’ our trademarked name without permission. This article was written with the intent to clarify what the original and true Fat Flush Water is (our Cran-Water), and why Cran-Water is the most effective ally in flushing the fat. The science speaks for itself– cranberries are amazing little gems and we love ’em!

  11. Nance says:

    Wouldn’t it be better to just drink the pure cranberry juice without water?

    • admin says:

      Hi Nance!

      You could…if you can stand the tartness! :) But our recipe includes diluting with water so you are sure to get your daily intake of water as well (2 birds, 1 stone).

  12. Cathy says:

    Is it ok for a diabetic to drink this? Not sure about the cranberry juice because I know juices cause the sugar to spike. Thanks for any information!

    • admin says:

      Hi Cathy! Great question, as most fruit juices these days are LOADED with added sugars. This is why it’s so important to look for pure, 100% unsweetened cranberry juice. (no added sugar there) We’ve had diabetic Fat Flushers who have had great success with the Cran-Water.

  13. Sarah says:

    Is it ok to drink MORE than 64-ounces of Cran-Water a day? I finished my 64 ounces by 2 pm yesterday and didn’t know whether I could drink more Cran-Water or if I should drink plain water. I need about 110 ounces of fluid a day, if going by the 1/2 your body weight rule. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi Sarah! It’s perfectly fine to drink more than 64 ounces. Cran it up! :)

      • Sarah says:

        Fabulous, because I really love it and it’s helping me get rid of LOTS of extra fluid! I’m also following the Phase 1 of the Fat Flush Plan. Thanks!

      • Yaneth says:

        I’ ve been drinking this cran-water for the last week. I drink one glass first thing in the morning then throughout the day. water,cranberry juice, and fresh lime or lemon juice. I lost 5 lbs in the last week. I do feel better. I was feeling bloated, puffy! I felt the difference in my face,belly and fingers. I think this drink will be part of my everyday routine. I don’t mind the taste at all. I know it’s good for me.
        Now, I can’t wait to see about the cellulite! My mission is to get the whole family on it. My daughter has severe ezcema so eating healthy at home it’s a must. Thank you!

        • admin says:

          Woah, Yaneth! That’s fantastic!! Thanks for sharing! :) Best of luck to you- get the whole fam on board! 😀

  14. Steph says:

    Does this need to be refrigerated?

    • Steph says:

      I keep a container of water on my desk at work. I fill it every two days to get my alloted “1/2 my body weight” in water. Could I mix the Cran Water every two days and leave on my desk un-refrigerated? Thanks.

      • admin says:

        Hi Steph! Mixing your Cran-Water in batches is definitely a time-saver! We would advise checking the label on your cranberry juice to see if there are any advisories about refrigeration, though. If they advise “refrigerate after opening” or “keep refrigerated”, you may want to mix smaller batches (one day at a time).

    • Admin says:

      Hi Steph – it does not necessarily need to be refrigerated.

  15. Kelly says:

    Hi, i am planning on starting the program and need to know if this drink is useful for keeping weight off. Does it just flush water weight, or actually burn fat? Also, are zero calorie seeteners okay to use in it? How long until you see reaults on average?Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi Kelly! The enzymes in cranberry help clear out your liver and lymph, making them function more efficiently. (That’s how it flushes cellulite) The protocol doesn’t call for any sweeteners, but if you must, a pinch of Stevia is the only natural sweetener we recommend.

  16. Terri says:

    The FFW as seen on Dr. Oz indicates that it should only be used for 10 days at a time maximum, is there a similar limitation with our FF CranWater?

  17. Terri says:

    Is there any reason why you couldn’t add a little unfiltered raw organic honey to sweeten a bit?

    • admin says:

      One of the reasons the Cran-Water is so effective is it’s simplicity and purity. There aren’t a bunch of ingredients that get in the way of the cranberries doing their thing. Raw organic honey is a good option for sweetener, but it may impede your results with the Cran-Water.

  18. Marianne says:

    I am on my 8th day of doing the fruit flush, I have not noticed a difference, nor have I lost any weight.I have been drinking 2.5 liters per day. So I will try the cran-water flush now. Hopefully I have better luck!

  19. Sharon says:

    I’m thinking a lil splenda won’t hurt…right?

    • admin says:

      We don’t recommend artificial sweeteners, at all. If the cran flavor is too much for you, try diluting with a bit more water.

  20. Melissa says:

    Hi! I have been using the citrus flush with some great results …but this really intrigues me…gonna switch over and watch my cellulite :) What about adding some orange slices? or do you think that will impede the process?

    • admin says:

      Hey Melissa! Our recipe’s purity and simplicity of ingredients is what helps make it so effective. Adding more ingredients changes the chemistry, so we can’t be sure if you’ll get your desired results.

  21. Monique says:

    I have a question can I use the all natural Simply Cranberry cocktail Juice?

    • admin says:

      Hi Monique! Cocktail juice usually contains added sugars, even if they are “natural”. We advise sticking with pure cranberry juice.

  22. Zee says:

    I have drank the cran-water when I have a UTI…I love it. Didn’t know about using it as a fat flush. Do you just drink the cran-water all day or can you have food? Would it hurt to not have food and just do the flush? I am sluggish, tired, headaches…my dad says I need to cleanse my liver. Would this work for that?

    • admin says:

      Hi Zee! Cran-water is part of the Fat Flush Plan, which also includes eating fresh produce and lean proteins. Sluggish, tired and prone to headaches do sound like familiar symptoms from people who have done the Fat Flush, cleansed their liver, and now they feel awesome! Check out the plan:

  23. Lynn says:

    Is it safe to drink this much cranberry juice if you are taking statins ?

    • admin says:

      Hi Lynn! Our protocol only calls for about 8 ounces (total) of cranberry juice a day as part of the Cran-Water, however anytime there is a concern about food and drug interactions, we always suggest consulting your prescribing physician.

  24. Mark says:

    Is Sugar free gum permitted on the diet

  25. Karen says:

    Can you point me to the science about flushing the liver with cran-water?

  26. Fj90 says:

    Hello I’ve been looking at this for a while and wondering if it would help aid my weight loss through slimming world. Only trouble is I’m confused about the ratio of water to my weight? I’m 11.9 stone at the moment after losing a stone already. How much should I drink?

  27. Sandy says:

    I’m so glad I found this, I was ready to try the other fat flush. Not no more! Can’t wait to start seeing results with the stubborn cellulite. Im currently in a mission to lose weight and I’m sure this will help me. When doing my zumba I will drink this instead of regular water! :)

  28. Elaine says:

    How many cups a day do you suggest I drink?

    • admin says:

      Hi Elaine! We advise drinking half your body weight in ounces, a day, of water– 64 of those ounces can be Cran-Water.

  29. Elaine says:

    How many cups do you suggest I drink?

  30. Mel says:

    Can I just have the cranberry fat flush water all day without eating or can I do it along with one meal a day

    • admin says:

      Hi Mel! Our Cran-Water recipe is not a meal replacement drink. It’s a beverage to enjoy throughout the day, accompanied by well-rounded meals!

  31. luly says:

    I saw a mention of flaxseeds being added to the water but I don’t see anything about it here. Could I add ground flaxseed or pure flaxseed oil to the cran water? Also, I don’t have a gallbladder and I feel like this may have something to do with my issues with weight. Any thoughts?

    • admin says:

      Hi Luly!

      You are thinking about the Long Life Cocktail included in the Fat Flush Plan book. The protocol calls for 1 Long Life Cocktail in the morning consisting of 8 ounces of Cran-Water and either 1 teaspoon of powdered psyllium husks or 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds. There are so many underlying causes of weight gain; not having a gallbladder could certainly be effecting your body’s processes and metabolism.

  32. luv4taffy says:

    Hi…is there a certain amount of time to drink the CranWater or can it consumed everyday for life?

    • admin says:

      Hi there! Cran-Water is cranberry juice and water, and that’s it. It’s safe to drink everyday, for sure! Go for it!

  33. Lisa says:

    Hi this looks great! Is the book you mention an e-book?

  34. Tamara says:

    I’m willing to try this. But wanted to know if Ocean Spray 100% cranberry juice ok to use?

    • admin says:

      Hi Tamara! Any brand of cranberry juice will work (there are many), just be sure to read the label very carefully. It should be “unsweetened” 100% cranberry juice.

  35. Joselle says:

    So you can drink this all day everyday and and won’t hurt if you have accid reflux or gerd.

    • admin says:

      Hi Joselle! With pre-existing conditions, we always advise consulting your healthcare practitioner when making a dietary change. They have all the pieces to your specific situation and can advise you of the best thing for circumstances.

  36. Melissa says:

    Does it matter if its from concentrate or not?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Melissa – you can use 100% unsweetened cranberry juice or 100% unsweetened cranberry concentrate. You will use less concentrate of course!

  37. Melissa says:

    Does it matter if it’s from concentrate or not?

    • admin says:

      Hi Melissa! You can use cranberry concentrate, just re-constitute the juice according to the directions adding only water.

  38. Paige says:

    Hi. So what would be the difference between putting a natural sweetener in the juice, or drinking the juice without it but having something to eat as you are drinking the juice that has some form of sugar in it. Wouldn’t it all combine in your stomach anyway and change the affect of the juice? Just a thought.

    • admin says:

      Hi Paige! 100% cranberry juice works as a natural diuretic (and fat flusher) because of the natural flavonoids, enzymes, and organic acids that pass through your organs as it digests- think of them as little sweepers, cleansing out all the junk. By adding sweeteners (even natural ones), you are taking away from the purity and simplicity of those enzymes and acids. Natural sweeteners may not be BAD for you, but they could certainly impede the effectiveness of the juice as it passed through your system because your liver (for example).

      We suggest sipping the cran-water all day for most effective results. This means you- presumably- won’t be eating every time you’re drinking the cran-water.

  39. Linda Miller says:

    Love this have lost 2 lbs so far and feel great.I usually try to drink 48 oz every day of water so a little more water and spicing it up with cranberry juice is great.Will. make this a daily routine. Thanks so much.

  40. Sabah says:

    I’m 13, not sure how much I weigh as I haven’t checked in a long time, but can you please tell me roughly of how much I should be drinking? Also, I’m taking iron tablets which were prescribed to me. Another thing is should I be drinking this and if so, does this get rid of belly fat? Thanks!

  41. Tikia says:

    Hello, im trying this diet n I want to know if I can use the 100% concentrate original juice by ocean spray

  42. Tikia says:

    Hello again, I c u said unsweet cranberry juice n I cant find one that say it on there so can I use diet cranberry juice?

    • admin says:

      Hi Tikia! “Diet” will not be 100% unsweetened juice. (“Diet” means there are some things taken out and other things added in. Not 100% natural!) There are many brands that make 100% cranberry juice- maybe ask an employee at your local grocery store to help you find it? I’m sure they’d be happy to help! You could also make your own cranberry juice using this recipe >>

  43. Becky says:

    I cannot locate pure unsweetened cranberry juice. Where can it be found? I live near Chattanooga, Tn.

    • admin says:

      Hi Becky! 100% unsweetened cranberry juice is available in most large grocery store chains. There is probably someone who works at the store that can help you find it… (It will be in the juice aisle.)

  44. Tara says:

    Hi, I drink 20oz bottled water, I want to make some in advance & just grab them out of the fridge & go. How much cranberry juice would I add to a 20oz bottle of water? Thanks :-)

    • admin says:

      Hi Tara! We love the “mix a big batch” method! The recipe calls for 1 ounce of cranberry juice + 7 ounces of water. (use that formula to make however much you’d like!)

  45. Kristy says:

    Hello! Just wondering if I can’t find 100% unsweetened cranberry juice, can I use Oceanspray cranberry juice?

    • admin says:

      Hi Kristy! Oceanspray makes 100% unsweetened cranberry juice. However, they also have a cranberry juice with added sugar. Make sure to look for “unsweetened”.

  46. Marie H says:

    Is this Cran-Water good for a person who had Gastric Bypass?

    • admin says:

      Hi Marie! With pre-existing medical issues, we always recommend consulting your doctor before making changes in your dietary routine.

  47. prissy says:

    I mainly drink water only, after years of drinking it plain, it’s great to have found the cran fat flush recipe. Does it make you feel bloated? Does it cause constipation? If so can you recommend anything? I tried the citrus fat flush water, omg I was so bloated I couldn’t stand myself.

  48. Kami Shackelford says:

    I had started the other citrus fat flush yesterday (awful :-(!!) But I saw this and tried it last night. Drank my first 32 oz yesterday and am starting another 32 oz today. Very tart but doable. Will see how it goes. Thanks!!

    • admin says:

      Great! Keep it up, Kami! It is a bit more tart because there isn’t any sugar added (so you found the right juice!); don’t worry, your taste buds will adjust. The tartness is what natural cleansing enzymes taste like! 😉

  49. Donna V. says:

    My juice says no sugar added but it also has apple and pear juice from concentrate. Is this the right juice?

    • admin says:

      Hi Donna! That doesn’t sound right- you are looking for “100% unsweetened cranberry juice”.

    • Laura says:

      The pure unsweetened crsnberry juice usually comes in a glass bottle and is either on the top or bottom shelf of the grocery store (I’ve noticed). If you can’t get it there, try a natural foods store or health food store.

  50. Jim says:

    In your article up top, you mentioned how the lymphatic system transports fluids throughout the body. About 18 months ago, I went thru radiation. Currently I have lymphademia, which produces bulges (for a better word) in various parts of the body near the area that was radiated. The radiation flattens the lymphatic nodes and liquids have a hard time passing thru and pool up in parts of the body. So my question is, will this cran fat flush help my lymphatic system by breaking up some of the areas that are blocked?

    • admin says:

      Hi Jim! It certainly could help with blockage! However with pre-existing health concerns, we always recommend consulting your healthcare practitioner or specialist when making dietary changes. They’re well-informed of your specific situation and are best qualified to advise.

  51. Jan says:

    Hi.we started drinking fat flush water citrus yesterday and taste awful.goodthing I saw your site now we can do cranwater instead. Thanks a lot, when is the best time to drink it?though we drink it before meal .do I need to exercise to loose weight?

    • admin says:

      Hi Jan! We recommend drinking at least 64 oz throughout the day. You can drink it with meals, in between meals, while cooking meals, after meals…(you get it.) Exercise certainly always helps if you’re trying to lose weight! However, the enzymes in the cran-water will help flush out your fat stores naturally, by itself.

  52. Lisa Hreha says:

    I have been dabbling in the cran juice. Need to be more consistent but when I do drink it I add fresh lemon and limes since I love my water with these fruits. Makes it even more refreshing. Hope thats okay.

  53. Cherina says:

    I’ve just started today! Im very excited to see & feel results. I just gave birth to my 3rd child 3 mos ago & although I’ve been running anywhere from 12-30 miles a week, Im not seeing much result at all and its very discouraging… I hope the combination along with healthy eating will finally do the trick! I used “Open Nature 100% unsweetened cranberry juice not from concentrate” … Is this the correct juice?

    • admin says:

      Hi Cherina! Congrats on the 3rd kiddo! :) Baby weight is pretty stubborn, huh? Sounds like you have a great game-plan and definitely the right cranberry juice! Best of luck!

  54. Zach says:

    I am curious what kind of food should you eat to help this cran water fat flush work faster or at least at its top efficiency?

  55. Anna says:

    Hi! I started last night, and it’s 100% Cranberry Juice with no sugar added. But it’s a blend of 4 juices, with that work?

    • admin says:

      Hi Anna! For our recipe, we recommend true 100% cranberry juice. Other fruits have different natural make up (ie levels of natural sugars, etc) that could alter the results you will see. Adding them to the cranberry- while still a healthy beverage- may interfere with the cranberry doing it’s thing. Make sense?

  56. Jacquie says:

    Heard about this so I went and purchased the 100% cranberry juice from the health food store and I am excited & ready to get started.

  57. Lisa says:

    Hi. I love fat flush but I am afraid the do it again. The last time I did it I started getting headaches, etc. I figured I was detoxing crap from my body and it was just a detox reaction. I had been on tons of toxic drugs to treat Crohn’s and wanted to flush it all out but that headache didn’t go away and I got a low grade fever. It wouldn’t go away so I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted fever the symptoms still didn’t go away and I got a rash all over my trunk and thighs. I was hospitalized and they never for sure figured out the rash though it did look a bit like RMSF rash (which should have resolved from treatment) except some of the bumps were raised. Anyway, in hospital they found I also had a very low WBC count and a strep B infection in my throat. They eventually diagnosed me with Lupus.

    Anyway, is it safe to try the fat flush again? Is there any possibility that the detox caused the lupus to become active? I suspect that Lupus may be the body’s response to a severe toxic state. Makes sense that foreign toxins might make the body freak out and attack “healthy” tissue that might be harboring these toxins. Anyway, I’m trying to ease into it this time. Starting by just drinking a bunch of cran-water all day and long life cocktail and lemon water every morning while also doing a parasite cleanse. Then I will gradually ease into the phase one part of the diet. So is this a good idea? Do you have any other advice on cleansing under these conditions? One more question: Is it better to make your own cranberry juice? Are the enzymes still active after pasteurization or if the cranberry juice was made from concentrate and reconstituted?

    • admin says:

      Hi Lisa – Thanks for your comment. Extremely strict detox programs can be a lot for the body to take on when it’s already in a compromised state, however, the Fat Flush program is designed for a more gentle cleanse. Some people do experience headaches during the first few days of a Fat Flush, but not long term as generally the program just focuses on clean, healthy eating. We always recommend that you begin with the “Pre-Fat Flush” protocol to prepare your body and begin to phase out sugar, caffeine, etc. so as not to create as much shock to the system. Because of your previous conditions, you may want to take your own approach and slowly transition yourself into the plan. You could always start with Phase 2 instead of Phase 1 and see how you do. The cran-water and hot lemon water are generally not a problem.

      You mentioned that you are doing a parasite cleanse currently. If so, we would advise completing that program before beginning the Fat Flush Plan.

      As far as cranberry juice goes, of course, fresh is always best, however, cranberries can be hard to find year round. You can stock up when they are in season and freeze them. However, many Fat Flushers use the pre-bottled cranberry juice with great results.

      We wish you all the best in your health journey!

      *Please note that none of the above information is a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your health care practitioner before starting a new diet or health regimen.

  58. Teri says:

    Hi, I just found your site, read your post, and promptly made myself some Cranberry Fat Flush Water using Trader Joe’s 100% cranberry juice. Do you know what the ratio of water to cranberry juice is if you use a pure cranberry juice CONCENTRATE? They’re more expensive, but it may be less expensive in the long run if I can use less than 1 oz. per 7 ozs. of water. Thanks so much!

    • admin says:

      Hi Teri! Glad you found us! :) If you’re using concentrate, we recommend reconstituting the juice according to their directions and use as “juice” (according to our directions) from there. Know what I mean?

  59. Heather says:

    If ALL you have access to is regular cranberry juice, are you getting the same results??

    • admin says:

      Hi Heather! We recommend strictly 100% unsweetened cranberry juice because there is lots of extra stuff added to “regular” cranberry juice. (tons of added sugar, plus other fruit juices) These extras can definitely impede your results. If you can’t find ready-made pure cranberry juice, try making your own! It’s super simple and cranberries can easily be found in the frozen fruits section! Try it this way:

  60. Marikay says:

    Will you get the same benefit if you heat the water then add the cranberry juice and drink it warm?

  61. NolaGirl says:

    I am having difficulty finding “100% unsweetened cranberry juice”. Where can I find it in Baton Rouge, LA?

    • admin says:

      Hi there! Most large grocery store chains stock unsweetened cranberry juice (at least one brand). It may be difficult to pick out amidst the plethora of other juices so if you can’t seem to find it in the store, maybe one of their employees will know where they keep it.

  62. Khan says:

    I bought the “Cranberry Premium” by Oceanspray. It says 100% juice and no sugar added. Is it ok to use this one for cran water? Also, how long do I have to take it?

    • admin says:

      Hi Khan! 100% juice w/ no sugar added is just the ticket! It’s just juice and water so it’s safe to drink for however long you’d like. It has been a replacement at our office for regular water, in fact! We drink it every day! :)

  63. Tina says:

    I just started drinking the cranberry fat flush water today…not bad. When should I start seeing results of my cellulite disappearing?

    • admin says:

      Hi Tina! It varies by person based on your body and how much you’re drinking, etc. We’ve heard from people who have started experiencing a difference within a matter of days!

  64. lea says:

    Hi just wondering how it works does it make you go to bathroom i mean how does it flush the fat ive tried so many things please help

    • admin says:

      Hi Lea! Cran-water will definitely make you go to the bathroom- that’s the only “exit” route for any sort of intake. It will also be clearing out waste that has become lodged in your fat stores and the only place for it to go is…out! Best of luck!

  65. Queen says:

    will 100% pure pomergranate juice do the same as the pure cranberry juice? I will drink the cranberry juice if I have no chioice but I do find it a bit too tart. I once heard that the pomergranate juice will have the same effect. thank you for all of the helpful information!

    • admin says:

      Hi Queen! Pomegranate juice does have so many health benefits, however it doesn’t have the same fat flushing enzymes in cranberry juice (those same enzymes are responsible for the tartness, in fact!). Try diluting the cran a bit more until your taste-buds have adjusted. (Yes- they can do that!) Just like they grow accustomed to flavors of sugar or salt, we can “retrain” them to not need them, as well. Pretty cool!

  66. alexandra says:

    Hi I got ocean spray 100% cranberry juice no sugar added is this ok? How much do you mix in a pitcher of water and juice? Thanks.

    • admin says:

      Hi Alexandra! 100% unsweetened juice is exactly right! As stated in the article, the combo is 1 ounce cranberry juice mixed with 7 ounces of water. If you’re making a bigger batch, keep that ratio the same and it’ll be perfect!

  67. terri says:

    Can I use 100% cranberry juice instead? I couldn’t find unsweetened at Market Basket.



  68. Teri says:

    Between your cran-water and pomegranate water, which is the most effective for cellulite loss … or they both equally effective? Thank you!

  69. Charlotte says:

    It is definitely tart but hoping for
    good results. I found the juice in the vegan section of the grocery store. I found that OS has apple juice concentrate in it. Will that change the effects??

    • admin says:

      Hi Charlotte! Juice blends will absolutely make a difference in effects. Apple and grape juice (among others) are often used to “fill out” other juices; unfortunately these other fruits have a high sugar content, which will impede the effects of the cranberry enzymes. (Your body is too busy processing the extra fructose to be thoroughly cleansed. It’s like sweeping the floor while the kids are running through the house with muddy shoes. Know what I mean?) Apple juice is nutritious and delicious, but keep it out of your Fat Flush Water. :)

  70. Melissa says:

    Hello, so I just want to get this strait if I am doing the cran water is there specific recipes I need to be following?

  71. Konica Whitfield says:

    I find 100% Cranberry Juice, but the ingredients show apple juice concentrate and other fruit concentrates. Will this work?

    • admin says:

      Hi Konica! That’s marketing trickery, a slight of hand on their part. Cran-water calls for “100% unsweetened” cranberry juice, meaning no other additives (including other juices). Manufacturers add apple, pear, and other juices as fillers. This also adds sugar, which you’re trying to steer clear of. Look for a juice with ONLY cranberries and you’ll be good to go!

  72. Sue says:

    Does taking cranberry capsules and drinking 64oz of water day have the same effect?

    • admin says:

      Hi Sue! From our experience, cranberry capsules may carry certain benefits (ie. preventing urinary tract infections), but there is no substitute for the unsweetened cranberry juice. Because it is liquid, the cranberry juice is absorbed immediately into the system, helping to keep the liver’s detoxification pathways open and acting as a digestive aid for the waste material stuck in the lymphatic system. (the process that flushes cellulite and bloat) You could try diluting the juice a bit more than the recipe calls for, and gradually work your way up as your taste-buds grow accustomed to the juice.

  73. Robin T says:

    These are the ingredients in the cranberry I bought…is this the right kind to use in the cran-water? Thanks!!


  74. Shamarri Shaw says:

    Is there a certain time frame that we need to drink the water to see results? like for instance a 2 week challenge?

  75. Cris says:

    Hi will this work if I use OceanSpray’s Cranberry Juice? It’s 100% juice, but it has a blend of concentrated apple and grape juice…

    • admin says:

      Hi Cris! No other fruit juices should be added to the cranberry. “100% juice” and “100% cranberry juice” are different– you’re looking for 100% cranberry juice. Apple and grape juices (and sometimes pear) are added as fillers and have high sugar content.

  76. felly says:

    hi I just read about this cran flush drink..looks gr8. Im going to try it out and see if it works. Cause I have alot of unwanted fat that I need to get rid of I recenty changed my diet and have been exercising at least 5 days per week burning 500 calories. Wish me luck…I’ll keep posted

    • admin says:

      Best of luck! Our cran-water is the original Fat Flush Water so you’re in good hands! 😉 We’ve seen so many people succeed with this recipe- can’t wait to see what it does for you!

  77. Shelby says:

    Does this stain your teeth like kool aid would??? It looks pretty red..

  78. Arlene Garcia says:

    I see a lemon in the picture. Are we suppose to add some as we’ll? And if we do, do we just squeeze the juice out or cut it into slices and add it that way?

    • admin says:

      The lemon was to make it pretty. :) Lemon is a good liver cleanser, but isn’t technically part of the Fat Flush Water recipe. We recommend having your daily lemon in the form of Hot Lemon Water in the mornings. Gives your system a good, clean “wake up”!

  79. TONI says:


  80. alaina says:

    I was just wondering is this okay to do while breast feeding?

  81. Christina says:

    okay i wanna try this but am wondering how long should i try this for & about how much weight on average do ppl lose??

  82. Christina says:

    ok ty im definitly gonna check out these stories i.need to lose 20pounds lol i have a way to go started dieting & eexercizing yesterday,nd seen this so decited to try ive dieted before for a month alone just eating right & exercizing everyday nd lost 12pounds but that was in april so now here i am again kinda hard to do,i have 3 lil ones ages 3,2,9mos so hopefully this helps even alil :)

  83. Alice says:

    The cranwater makes my mouth and lips burn and i get bumps on the inside of my lips. What can i do to stop this?

    • admin says:

      Hi Alice! It sounds like you may have a slight allergy to a component of the cranberry. You could try diluting with a bit more water and see if that helps. If it continues, stop the cranberry all together to see if that helps. If an allergy to cran really is the problem (rare, but it happens!), you can try the recipe using pure pomegranate juice. It doesn’t carry the same laundry list of detox benefits as the cranberry juice, but is still a good option.

  84. Ashley Lodge says:

    Can you actually lose weight by drinking this. Ive tried many ways of losing weight, but nothing works. Hoping this will!

    • admin says:

      Hi Ashley! We’ve heard feedback from LOTS of successful people! Scroll through the comments to find a few or take a look at our Success Stories page for entire stories of people who have lost weight (up to 100 lbs!!) using our Fat Flush Plan- which the cran-water is a staple in:

      Best of luck to you!!

  85. Aubrey Martin says:

    Hi I was wondering if this is ok while breastfeeding? Or is it to much of a detox

    • admin says:

      Hi Aubrey! For women who are breastfeeding, we recommend following Phase 3. Your body needs calories (more than allowed in P1 & P2) while your body is “making” nourishment for two. 😉 Best of luck!

  86. Ho says:

    Hi, I can’t get the meaning of – We recommend drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily.

    If I am 70kg, how much water (include Cran-water) i should drink daily? Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi Ho! The ratio is meant to be a pounds-to-ounces. (I’ve added some clarification in the text; thank you for raising the question!) So in your case: 70kg = 154lbs, and half of 154 is 77, which means you should be drinking 77 ounces of water a day, including Cran-Water. Thanks for the question!

  87. Mike says:

    So if I undersand correctly, 100% cranberry juice with NO SUGAR ADDED is the same as unsweeetened. I only ask this becasue I know that no sugar added means that there are artificial sweeteners used.

    • admin says:

      Hi Mike! Manufacturers are getting pretty crafty with their label phrasing, aren’t they?? You’re right to ask and here’s the black & white of it: “No Sugar Added” is a good thing, but it could also mean that they’ve added either artificial ingredients (not technically sugar) OR they’ve added other ingredients that already contain sugar (ie juices from fruits high in sugar naturally- like pear or grape). Know what I mean? So it’s important to look for “Unsweetened” AND to check out the Ingredients list on the label. Not the Nutrition Facts chart, the actual list of ingredients. Hope this helps! :)

  88. Tessia says:

    Is this safe to do while breastfeeding?

  89. zoya says:

    Can I drink cran water without doing the fat flush plan or do I have to purchase the supplements in order to see any results?

    • admin says:

      Hi Zoya! The cranberry juice will still contain the naturally occurring diuretic enzymes, acids, etc. However, the juice itself can only do so much. It was designed to accompany the FF Plan and supplements for boosted efficacy. We can’t be sure of the results you’ll see in just drinking the Cran-Water…although, at the very least, it’s a super healthy alternative to sodas, sugary drinks, etc! :)

  90. Bella says:

    just wondering will 100% juice blend cranberry pomeoranate cherry, no sugar work?

    • admin says:

      Hi Bella! Juice blends containing other fruits are not recommended for our Fat Flush Water. The important thing about our recipe is the power of pure and simple, naked cranberry juice. The efficacy of the enzymes in the cran can be impaired by added ingredients/fruits. (It’s like having your toddler help clean the house. Yes, they’re sweet and amazing- but in this instance, the extra stuff gets in the way and impedes a thorough cleanse.) Know what I mean?

  91. juju says:

    I have two questions:

    1.) Can I mix cran-water with citrus water?

    2.) Can I do cran-water 1st week and do the citrus water the other week?

    • admin says:

      Hi Juju! The magical combo is simply 100% unsweetened cranberry juice & pure water. Adding other elements will impede the pureness and efficacy of the cranberry enzymes on your liver.

  92. Ravyn0317 says:

    Can selzter water be used in place of the water? I prefer sparkling, but want to be sure it won’t impede the effectiveness. Thanks :)

  93. Lisa says:

    Hi! I have started drinking cranberry juice and ground flax seed in the mornings. I am drinking 1/4 cup juice with a dash of water and 1 tbsp ground flax…should i be adding water? Or is it ok to drink the juice in 2 oz shots 4x/day? Also, why hot water with the lemon juice? I have been drinking the juice of half a lemon with a dash of water each morning, before I drink the cranberry juice…thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi Lisa! The cleansing benefit of cranberry juice is when it is diluted- 8 oz of juice in 64 oz of water. (You need to drink the water for the flushing out action.) The lemon juice also helps detoxify the liver and digestive tract, so having an 8 oz glass of water with ½ lemon is also important for the full cleansing action. The tablespoon of flax really needs the water to effective too. Bottom line? Water, water, water. :)

  94. Maria says:

    When making the cran water, does the water need to be filtered or purified, or can you use regular tap water?

    • admin says:

      Hi Maria! In any case where water consumption is concerned, we recommend filtered or purified. The heavy metals and other dangerous things in tap water these days is astonishing…and so bad for your health. Great question- thanks for stopping over!

  95. Nina says:

    For the sake of enduring the cranwater mixture… Can one just drink the required cranberry juice real fast by itself?

    • admin says:

      Hi Nina! The cleansing benefit of cranberry juice is when it is diluted- 8 oz of juice in 64 oz of water. (You need to drink the water for the flushing out action.)

  96. Roxanne says:

    I Have just started the Fat Flush diet today. I live in Canada and was wondering where i could get the vitamin supplements here. I live in the Vancouver area of British Columbia

  97. Nette says:

    I started yesterday and I’ve been experiencing some flatus (gas). Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

    • admin says:

      Hi Nette! When you change your diet, you can experience digestive issues, especially if you haven’t been eating enough fiber. To help with digestion, you may want to try HCL+2 with meals. (found here: Another cause of flatulence can be yeast overgrowth. A probiotic can get rid of yeast and undesirable bacteria in your gut. We recommend UNI KEY’s Flora-Key probiotic powder (found here: This formula has been known to help with weight loss too! I also want to suggest heading over to the Fat Flush Community to explore other options and what has worked for other Fat Flushers with a similar problem. (

  98. Debora says:

    We add cinnamon to our cran water.

    • admin says:

      Yummy, Debora! Sounds like a good treat! Be sure most of your cups o’ cran-water are plain though; the purity of the cran + water combo is where the magic happens.

  99. Amy says:

    Hi – I just started doing this today, but I don’t know if I got the correct cranberry juice. I know it’s to be 100% with no sugar or anything. The stuff I got is 0% sugar, but it’s from concentrate. Is that okay? If not, could you suggest some brands? Thanks so much!

    • admin says:

      Hi Amy! It sounds like you have found what you need! As long as the 2 ingredients are water + cranberry juice, you’re good to go! Concentrate is fine. If you’d rather use juice that isn’t concentrated, watch for the brands mentioned in the article: Knudsen, Trader Joe’s, Mountain Sun, or Simple Truth. (There are bound to be more, but those are the most common.) Good luck!!

  100. Alexis says:

    when shopping for cran juice I see that they have unsweetened natural cran juice as well as unsweetened cran concentrate, which is more effective? Thank you

  101. Melinda says:

    I have been drinking this everyday for one week. Haven’t lost a pound. Have eaten healthy around 1000 calories and done cardio. Very frustrating.

  102. Wendy R says:

    Is it better to use filtered or purified water to do the flush. And how long do I do the fat flush for?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Wendy! It’s always a good idea to use filtered water, in any case of consumption. (Unfiltered tap water contains an alarming amount of chemicals and heavy metals.) Cran-water is a staple of the Fat Flush Plan which has 3 phases, designed for detox, weight loss, and lifetime maintenance. Get the details of the plan at

  103. Heather says:

    I drink plenty of water now and would be interested in incorporating the cranberry into my diet. Could I just drink an 8oz glass once a day and it be as effective as sipping the cran-water all day?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Heather! The cleansing benefit of cranberry juice is at its best when it is diluted- 8 oz of juice in 64 oz of water. (Plus, you need the water for the flushing out action.) We recommend drinking it, using our ratio, throughout the day for best results.

  104. Lori says:

    I am trying to avoid sugar so can I use the Diet Cranberry juice they sell now?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Lori! The 100% unsweetened cranberry juice used in our Fat Flush Water will only have a small amount of naturally occurring sugar. We never, never, never recommend drink “Diet” cranberry juice (or “Diet” anything for that matter). If you check the ingredients list, you will find sugar substitute- Ocean Spray, for instance, includes sucralose. These artificial sweeteners are added to make the flavor sweet, without the presence of actual sugar…but they are chemicals and do lots of damage to your body; will definitely impede results of the Fat Flush water, to say the least. (Get more information on artificial sweeteners here:

  105. Carla Pires says:

    I was wondering what name brand cranberry juice should I use? Does Ocean Spray %100 cranberry juice work ?

    Thank you,
    Carla Pires

    • Admin says:

      Hi Carla! Any brand will work, as long as it is “100% unsweetened cranberry juice”. Double check the ingredient list to make sure there’s only water and cranberry juice. Knudsen’s and Trader Joe’s are popular brands amongst seasoned Fat Flushers. :)

      • Trish says:

        Since the Knudsens barand already has filtered water, would we need to add less water than the 7oz water/1 oz cranberry juice.

        • Admin says:

          Hi Trish,
          Many juices will contain filtered water if they are made from concentrate, which is OK. You will still want to dilute the juice with 7 oz water.

  106. rosa martinez says:

    Is it safe to do if you’re diabetic ?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Rosa! Absolutely! There are many people who are/were diabetic who have had amazing success on the Fat Flush Plan! (Of course, with pre-existing health concerns we recommend consulting your healthcare practitioner when making dietary changes, of any sort.)

  107. Bianca Walter says:

    Is there any side effects or detox reactions when starting the fat flush water? Ive been doing it the last few days and had a few funny stomach turns here and there? Also can you use 100 % cranberry powder and mix it into water? thankyou

    • Admin says:

      Hi Bianca! Some people do experience detox symptoms– especially if you are following the Fat Flush Plan correctly, cutting out caffeine, white flour, sugar, and alcohol from your diet. These symptoms should subside after a few days; if not, consider consulting your health care practitioner. We don’t recommend using cranberry powder to make Cran-Water. The enzymes are not active in the powdered form of cranberry juice. (Those enzymes are very important for lymph cleansing, which is what helps get rid of cellulite.)

  108. Tracey says:

    How much cran for a 16.9 oz bottle of water?? And does it make you loose weight??

    • Admin says:

      Hi Tracey! The recipe calls for 1 ounce of juice + 7 ounces of water- you can definitely make a large batch, just be sure to stick to that ratio and you’re good to go! Countless people have lost weight while drinking Cran-Water! Check out previous comments on this post or our Success Stories page to see how much others have lost:

  109. Barb says:

    I bought the Knudsen and it doesn’t say its unsweeten. Says its from concentrate with 9g of sugar. Is this the correct one or do they have an unsweetened?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Barb! The best way to be certain you have the right juice is to check the Ingredients list. The cranberry juice you’re looking for will have a simple list: water and cranberry juice (perhaps from concentrate, and that works just fine.)

  110. Barb says:

    It says unsweeten on the side. I think it’s probably ok. Thanx

  111. Allison says:

    I tried to find Cranberry Juice EVERYWHERE possible, and raw cranberries to, but i couldn’t. So in the end, i bought Tropicana’s Cranberry Juice. Is it okay? Will it work? Also it has some Grape and Apple juice added. If not, please suggest an alternative fat flush. Thanks a bunch.

    • Admin says:

      Hi Allison! The added juices in the mix can definitely impede with the cranberry enzymes- and therefore, impede with your results. Perhaps an employee at the store can point you towards the unsweetened juices? (They’ll definitely know where to look.) You can also check the frozen fruit section for fresh cranberries- those work perfectly and are available year round!

  112. Barb says:

    Can someone tell me how long this takes to work? I have been doing for 4 days eating fruits, vegetables and chicken. Keeping calorie intake to no more than 1500 cal. Also running/walking 4 miles a day in the morning. The only difference I notice is going to the restroom a lot and stomach is bloated. I do the 64 oz prep in the refrig. Someone please help! I don’t want to get lypo. Does this help the leg/knee area also?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Barb! Our bodies are all different, so the time it takes your body to react to dietary change will differ from anyone else. But it sounds like you’re definitely on the right track! (fresh fruits, veggies, & lean protein.) Be patient and stick with it!

      Head over to our Success Stories page (or even check out some previous comments on this post) to see how it worked for people just like you! The Cran-Water is a staple, one element, of the Fat Flush Plan. If you don’t already have it, get the complete plan and protocols in the Fat Flush Plan book: You can also head over to the Fat Flush Community to chat with other Fat Flushers like you! (Here’s the link: Best of luck!

  113. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been trying to follow this method, and have been drinking the long life cocktail in the morning and evening. I’m finding it hard to incorporate the flax seed oil into my daily diet, but find I can easily do so if I add it to the long life cocktail. Is this okay to do? Thanks for your help!

    • Admin says:

      Hi Jennifer! We don’t recommend incorporating flaxseed oil into your daily Long Life Cocktail. Adding it instead of the flaxseeds does not accomplish the colon sweeping effect of the fiber, and even slows down the lymph cleansing effect of the cranwater. Adding the oil addition to the flaxseeds will slow down the cleansing effect as well. Some good ways to get a daily dose is by blending flaxseed oil into your morning smoothie (you can’t even tell it’s there), use it as salad dressing, or even just drizzled over some sliced veggies. Best of luck!

      • Jennifer says:

        I wasn’t adding it instead of, I was adding the flax oil in addition to the ground flax seed. I will try better to get it into the other things I’m eating during the day. I have added it to smoothies, and you are correct, can’t even tell it’s there. If I have the morning cocktail at 6:30-7am, hot lemon water at 7:45 am and smoothie (with flax oil) at 8am, is this all to close to one another? Sometimes I do the hot lemon water and grab a hard boiled egg and some turkey on the go (which was making it hard to add the oil). Guess I need to wake up earlier!!

        • Admin says:

          Sounds like you have a good game plan, Jennifer! They sell little mini tupperware containers (like, TINY) that works perfectly to take a dose of flaxseed oil with you on-the-go. Several of us here at Fat Flush HQ bring it to drizzle over our afternoon veggie snack. (Or on a salad at lunchtime! Take it to the restaurant with you and use it- with a squeeze of lemon- instead of the dressing they offer.)

  114. Tristen says:

    What is the full plan including this Cran-Water? Is it ok to just drink the Cran-Water while eating healthy my own way? Also, I’m only 17 years old, is it ok to drink this for my young age?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Tristen! Cran-Water is a staple in the Fat Flush Plan– 3-phase plan that starts with detox and transitions to long-term weight loss, and lifetime maintenance. The book outlines a healthy eating plan for each phase! (Check out the plan: Our Fat Flush Water is simply pure cranberry juice + water so it’s perfectly safe for your age. Please keep in mind that it’s always smart to consult your healthcare practitioner before making major dietary changes if you have any pre-existing health conditions. Best of luck!

  115. maylene says:

    Hi, I am on this oral contraceptive called levlen which gives me fluid retention/bloating (hence why I am very willing to try this). Will this affect the effectivity of the pill in any way?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Maylene! We recommend consulting the prescribing doctor in this case. They will know the ins-and-outs of the medication and will have the most informed recommendation for you. Best of luck!

  116. ree says:

    Will 100% cranberry juice sugar free work?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Ree! Sounds like you nailed it! Check out the ingredients- as long as it only contains juice and water, you’re good to go!

  117. Hanna says:

    Starting today! Are any of the Fat Flush phases are safe for breastfeeding?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Hanna! Phase 3 can be used as a foundational eating program for pregnant or breastfeeding women, utilizing the full array of servings in every food category as a baseline. Best of luck!

  118. Mer says:

    WOW! What a simple, fabulous, idea! I added the cran to my water for 1 day and felt amazing! I’m also eating low carbs and super healthy but have felt so sluggish lately with just 72+ water ounces a day. I added the cran and have been ‘regular’ all day and feel so alert its a new thing I’m deff going to try and do every day. Who knew adding cran to water was so simple and so easy!

  119. Busisiwe says:

    Hi, can I add fresh lemon slices, fresh grated ginger and fresh mint leaves on my cran water

    • Admin says:

      Hi there! You definitely can add those, but we can’t be sure of the results you’ll see if you stray from the official (simple) recipe of cranberry juice + water.

  120. Monita says:

    Do I have to blend all the ingredients with water using a blender or I just have to drink that water by removing the ingredients after leaving it overnight.
    Do I have to excercise along with this to loose weight?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Monita! If you are making homemade cranberry juice (by boiling cranberries in water), you should remove the cranberries before using the juice to make Cran-Water. Exercise certainly always helps if you’re trying to lose weight! However, the enzymes in the cran-water will help flush out your fat stores naturally.

  121. Angie says:

    I would liket to know if the cranberry pills have the same benefits than cranberry juice for cellulite….and how long it takes to start to notice the difference? Thank you

    • Admin says:

      Hi Angie! From our experience, cranberry capsules may carry certain benefits (ie. preventing urinary tract infections), but there is no substitute for the unsweetened cranberry juice. Because it is liquid, the cranberry juice is absorbed immediately into the system, helping to keep the liver’s detoxification pathways open and acting as a digestive aid for the waste material stuck in the lymphatic system- the process that flushes cellulite and bloat.

  122. Denise Burton says:

    This sounds so incredibly easy! I have tried the citrus flush but I don’t think it helped at all. I will give a chance to this one because I know that cranberries are natural diuretic! Regards!

  123. Dmcavoy06 says:

    Where can I buy filtered water and will I get the same results from tap water?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Dmcavoy06 – Filtered water can be easily obtained by attaching a filter to your kitchen sink. You can also purchase purified/filtered water from your supermarket. We always recommend filtered water because it does not contain the chlorine, heavy metals, chemicals and microscopic parasites that may be in tap water.

  124. Lea says:

    Is there any reason why I couldn’t just use my juicer with some fresh cranberries to get the cranjuice before diluting? In the book it says to cook them and wondered if that was essential for some reason. I am using organic, frozen cranberries that happened to be in my freezer.

    • Admin says:

      Hi Lea – Boiling the cranberries is essential to soften the fruit and bring out the juices. Otherwise the berries are too hard and it is difficult to get enough juice out of each berry with a juicer.

  125. Samantha Harper says:

    Where do you find the pure unsweetened cranberry juice?

    • Admin says:

      You can find it in most supermarkets and health food stores. Look for the healthy juices and it should be there. The labels should say “100% unsweetened cranberry juice” – Knudsen, Mountain Sun, Simple Truth are just a few common brands. You can also find it at Trader Joe’s.

  126. Alexzandra says:

    Can this drink make you feel a little sick?

    • Admin says:

      not usually Alexzandra, but everyone’s system is a little different. You may want to try diluting it more and see if that works better.

  127. Misty says:

    The only cranberry juice I could find was concentrated so how much do you think I should put in with the 64 oz Thanks

  128. Missy says:

    I’m spending the summer in Italy what cranberry juice do you suggest?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Missy, look for 100% juice (or juice concentrate) with no added sugars or other fruits. You can even make your own cranberry juice if the fruit is easier to find.

  129. Neema says:

    I am assuming we can’t have a casual glass of wine for at least 2 weeks?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Neema, it depends what phase of the plan you are in and your dietary goals. For phases 1 and 2 of the Fat Flush plan we recommend you avoid alcohol to optimize the benefits. For phase 3, and those not on the plan, cran-water is still a great addition to your daily water intake to continuously detox your body.

  130. Chef says:

    Hi has anyone tried juicing to help with rheumatoid arthritis? If so, has it helped??

    • Admin says:

      Hi Chef, there are some studies linking cranberries to rheumatoid arthritis. This drink is loaded with other benefits so it couldn’t hurt. Let us know if it helps your RA.

  131. Jin says:

    I made my first juice today and had to use a blender because I don’t have a juicer. It made about 6 cups. I’m 5’1and103 lbs. I couldn’t finish the whole juice at breakfast so I split it into two. Is that ok? The snack juice I was able to drink all.

  132. Shamia says:

    Hey I just started the cran-water flush today but I’m wondering is it okay to use diet cranberry juice?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Shamia, the only approved cranberry juice is 100% unsweetened cranberry juice, no cranberry cocktails. Make sure to look at the ingredients and confirm that it does NOT include any added sugars or other fruit juices.
      Pure cranberry juice is usually in the health food section of your local supermarket, but some are displayed with the other juices. Some good brands are Knudsen, Mountain Sun, Trader Joes, or Simple Truth.

  133. marie says:

    So glad I found your site. My questions is regarding the dreaded C word – cellulite. Mine is persistent and resistant. But I battle on. Vigorous massage, lemon/vinegar water, supplements of all sorts, green juices, lots and lots of exercise. I today started the cran water. I’m also started yesterday to do hot/cold alternating showers. And will try icy/hot pre-workout to get the circulation going. My question is how long to see the cellulite start to reduce? Do I need to drink a minimum of 8 cran waters a days? Going on vacation in 1 month. I’m desperate to at least get into shorts. Does is also help tone/tighten loose skin? Lots of questions. Please help. Thank You!!!

    • Admin says:

      Hi Marie,
      The cranwater will definitely melt the cellulite and yes you do need to do the 64 ounces per day. It starts working immediately so within a month you should see a big difference. Exercise is important and if you can do any rebounding on a mini trampoline it will be the most helpful form of exercise. Unless you lose the weight very quickly you should not have any loose skin, but CLA-1000 can help with toning and tightening. I hope you are also following the Fat Flush plan way of eating to help detoxify your liver and contribute significantly to your results.

  134. Marie says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the quick response. I’ll give those a try. Can’t wait to see how this works out.

  135. Linsay says:

    I started drinking the 64 oz. of Cran Water daily a couple of weeks ago and am so grateful! It’s helping me stay hydrated and I have lost weight without trying whatsoever besides drinking it daily! I have a question, is there any negative effect on tooth enamel from drinking this amount every day? I was curious because it is so acidic and I was worried perhaps it could be bad for teeth to be exposed to it so regularly. I would so appreciate finding out if it is safe for tooth enamel! Thanks kindly and be well:)

    • Admin says:

      Hi Linsay,
      It should be OK, but if you are worried about your tooth enamel you could try drinking it out of a straw. This will also minimize any discoloration of your teeth.

  136. stephanie says:

    I am using 100% Cranberry juice no sugar added by Ocean Spray. Would this work for the cranberry detox?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Stephanie, usually Ocean Spray sweetens their cranberry juice with other fruit juices such as pear, grape or apple. You would need to find a juice that lists only cranberry juice in the ingredients.
      Some good brands to look for are Trader Joe’s or Knudsen.

  137. Vanessa Torres says:

    I found the 100% cranberry juice at trader joes but I’m not sure if it’s the unsweetened kind. It says it’s all cranberry juice not from concentrate but it still has 10g of sugar for 8 fluid ounces per container containing 4 servings. So my question is even dilute is it okay to be consuming that much sugar all day and still be able to lose the weight?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Vanessa,
      The unsweetened cranberry juice will have some natural sugars in it, which is OK for you to consume. Make sure to look at the ingredients and confirm that there is no extra added sugar.

  138. Brenda says:

    I have been doing the Fat Flush diet on and off for about 3-4 years for about two weeks at a time. This includes 32 oz a day of the Cran Water mix. It has cleared my skin (face), I have lost weight, etc. I just turned fifty this years and did my first colonoscopy and had no polps – clean. I think it is a result of the Fat Flush diet and Cran Water. If you keep drinking, you start to enjoy it.

  139. Marie says:

    I Did the cran water alone for about two weeks and found I started bloating and feeling yuggy in my stomach whenever I ate to the extent I didn’t want to eat at all to avoid all the symptoms I was experiencing. Was this toxins that were released thru drinking the cran water only? I only got relief when I followed the smoothie shakedown for two weeks. Have loads of cellulite so would love to try it again but am afraid to because of what happened before. Can you help? Marie

    • Admin says:

      We agree with what you expressed in your other post– when you realized that the feeling in your stomach may have been detoxing too quickly without supporting it with a change to a detoxing diet.

  140. Joe says:

    What are the concerns regarding the high oxalates in Cranberry and the large consumption of cran-water on a daily basis increasing the risk of kidney stones?
    Also, when drinking the cran-water on a daily on going basis cause your bodies elimination system to excrete waste so fast that it doesn’t actually get fully digested before its eliminated? Since the cranberry and fax is literally scrubbing the insides of the colon?

    • Admin says:

      The cranberry juice is very dilute and you are drinking it with plenty of water so that there is no risk to the kidneys for most people. In fact, some people have avoided forming stones by drinking pure cranberry juice. However, if you are prone to forming oxalate stones you may feel more comfortable drinking water with apple cider vinegar in place of the cran-water. It would be 1/2 tsp. of apple cideer vinegar per glass of filtered water. Don’t worry about excreting too fast because of the cran-water. This doesn’t happen.

  141. Debbie says:

    I am 60 and just trying this for the first time will it get rid of cellulite that you have already do not have a lot

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