Fight fat, supercharge metabolism, and jump start healthy weight loss.
Believe it or not, swimsuit season will be here before you know it. If snow shoveling hasn’t done it for your waistline, don’t despair. The latest research suggests some smart ways to turbo charge weight loss in just a few weeks.
“Energy presented in liquid form can have satiating power,” says recent research in the Journal of American Dietary Association. Adding fiber to low-carb foods helps suppress appetite and allows you to control what you eat.
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that low-carb dieters lost 50% more weight by getting most of their protein from plant-based sources—compared with those who ate more meat. And a study at the University of California at Davis shows a 40% reduction in consumed calories when people eat more plant foods.
The latest stats show that 67% of Americans are overweight or obese. Even 18% of teens are overweight! Most people in this country have their work cut out for them long before bikini season begins.
Dr. Ann Louise’s Take:
It’s very exciting to discover that metabolism can be “reset” with cleaner and greener plant proteins!
After reading the study in the New England Journal of Medicine, I designed a brown rice/yellow pea powder for my book Fat Flush for Life. Last summer, a focus group took this protein for a “test drive,” and a new turbo-charged Fat Flush program was born.
The Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown is an amazingly simple but flexible program that’s perfect for people with a busy lifestyle. And unlike many weight-loss programs, it’s inexpensive—costing less than $15 a day including food.
Basically, you enjoy two protein-rich smoothies at two meals each day—and eat a nutritious dinner (or lunch if you prefer a larger meal earlier). You have a wealth of nutritious foods from which to choose, and Smoothie Shakedown recipes offer a wide variety of flavors.
Effective Weight Management
Because you’re eating every 4 hours, this weight loss plan is safe. And because the Smoothie Shakedown includes plenty of protein and filling fiber, you’re less likely to feel hungry.
Fiber-rich chia and ground flax seeds—used in this program—are excellent sources of omega-3 oils, which help balance blood sugar and lower cholesterol, in addition to slimming you down. Not only will you find recipes using these seeds in the Smoothie Shakedown, but you can also add a tablespoon or two to one of these shakes if you’re not eliminating daily.
A typical smoothie uses 1 cup of berries, 1 scoop of Fat Flush Body Protein powder with one of the highest protein efficiency ratings available, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil, and 8 to 10 oz. of water with ice cubes. A dairy-free blend of brown rice and yellow pea protein, Body Protein keeps you energized and sustained for a good 4 hours with 20 grams of protein per serving.
While I don’t recommend that everyone go vegetarian, it’s clear that plant-based protein can jump start healthy weight loss. That’s one reason that Fat Flush for Life includes a vegetarian detox plan and classic Fat Flush includes vegetarian options.
Everyone else can enjoy grass-fed beef, fish, lamb, poultry, or seafood in the daily meal, along with plenty of fiber-rich veggies (either cooked or in salads), and fresh fruit to help satisfy even the sweetest tooth. Like both Fat Flush programs, the Smoothie Shakedown includes plenty of slimming spices (cayenne, cilantro, cinnamon, dill, garlic, mustard, parsley, turmeric, and more).
The Bottom Line
In our in-house Smoothie Shakedown study, women in our test group all lost between 5 and 20 pounds in just two weeks. If you have 50 pounds or more to lose, you can stick to the Smoothie Shakedown for a month to get started and then move to The Fat Flush Plan or Fat Flush for Life.
Fat Flush for Life
The Fat Flush Plan