Using the Fat Flush Plan for Other than Weight Loss?
I'm a new forum member with a question that you may not get too often.
I used The Fat Flush Plan about three years ago to lose about five pounds of middle-age weight gain around my middle. I was successful, but that wasn't all it did. I had so much energy, felt so lean, and no longer had the digestive problems I usually have. The problem was, I started to get too thin (132 pounds on a 5'9 frame), so I had to start eating more to keep weight on.
Once again, I'm feeling bloated with lots of digestive problems, so I'd like to utilize the elements of the plan to address those issues, but I don't need to lose any weight. So I'm wondering if you can offer any guidance for the detox portion of the diet that doesn't involve weight loss. I know weight loss is a big issue for many people, but has Ann Louise done any work based on the same concepts for general good health?
That is the beauty of FF, she gives you a detox, weight loss and maintanence plan in one book.
You'll want to go to Phase 3 (the maintanence plan) and follow the protocol for that. If you are still losing weight you can increase your carbs even more. I do well on 2 but it may not be enough for you. Each body is different.
Welcome to the Forum!! Keep us posted on your progress and we're here if you have any more questions or need support.
I personally would do P1 even if you are not looking for weight loss, because that is the detox phase, and a great start to the plan if you are looking to focus on detox rather than weight loss. However you would then not need to stay in P2 any length of time, just long enough to make sure the carbs you introduce aren't causing any negative effects. Once that's done you can keep introducing P3 foods as well, just make sure you take the time to assess how your body is reacting to each new food.
And of course, let's not forget about exercise. If you are consuming enough food and exercising, you will look lean, not overly thin. The trick is to consume food that doesn't "pollute" your detox pathways, and to include forms of exercise that can help you increase or at least maintain your muscle mass.
Dry skin brushing is also great and works in conjunction with the other elements of Fat Flush (essential fatty acids from FSO, lean protein, enzymes from fruits and veggies) to improve skin's elasticity, which also adds to the über-healthy look you can achieve when you follow all facets of the plan
It's nice to have you back! Please feel free to pop in anytime you like for motivation, updates, question, or just to hang out with the other lovely ladies who are currently on the plan!
Last edited by ElyMom; 09-20-2012 at 02:13 AM.
Hey there Healthgal,
These lovely ladies are absolutely right- Fat Flush can definitely be used in this way. I just wanted to point out though, that if you're main goals are general nutrition and addressing possible food sensitivities, The books Super Nutrition for Women and The Gut Flush Plan may also be appropriate. Check them out! Best wishes