The keys to overweight are liver toxicity, waterlogged tissues, fear of eating fat, excess insulin, and stress, asserts nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman. Her Fat Flush Plan addresses these problems with a targeted diet.
The Fat Flush Plan, filled with nutritional analysis and detailed explanations, is not a quick read. Despite Gittleman’s assertion that the plan is “as easy as 1-2-3,” it is quite regimented. No white flour, white sugar, margarine, vegetable shortening, artificial sweeteners, or caffeine. The diet emphasizes essential oils (e.g., flaxseed and GLA), protein (eight ounces or more, plus two eggs a day), vegetables, thermogenic spices (e.g., ginger and cayenne), water, and diuretic beverages (eight glasses/day of diluted, unsweetened cranberry juice). In its first two-week phase, the plan is a rigid, low calorie (1,100-1,200 calories/day), low-carb (no grains or starchy vegetables) diet. Phase two lets you increase your calories to 1,500 and add two “friendly carbs.” Phase three, the “lifestyle program,” moderately adds more dairy, carbs, and calories. Gittleman promotes walking and recommends strength training in phase three.
It is a true lesson for ALL of us to learn.
Many questions come to mind, when we approach the topic of self awareness.
Is it all about looking inward, and finding our deeper selves?
Is it checking our behaviour, and accounting for our actions?
Just look around you, on a daily basis, how much further are we moving away from ourselves?
We have to keep ourselves busy, be it on the phone, headphones on with music blaring, totally engrossed playing games on our smart-phone !
For me, it is being true to mySELF. Acknowledging all the emotions in a given day, being thankful for where I am, taking in as much as I can see.
When last did you look up, and discover a new sight a building that has been there all along, flowers blooming in a garden, all the little things that we sometimes take for granted.
Take the time, look around you, there is so much more to every day!!!!
Welcome to the BODY BLOG, this is the very first posting for BODY IN SYNC.
I am looking forward to sharing “new” Pilates and Yoga information with you as we move forward towards 2012.
This year has been a year of GREAT changes for me, moving from Boston to London.
As we prepare to say farewell to 2011, it is time to reflect on the year that is passing us by.
Looking back at what we have accomplished and experienced, and looking ahead to what we would like to achieve and share.
I say THANK-YOU to everyone that has helped my with my achievements, and I looking forward to sharing more Pilates and Yoga in the future.
Stay well, stay strong.
Be True To yourSELF.