Answers to help flush your fat and purge fluid buildup—with the best results.
You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers.
Q: Can I personalize The Fat Flush Plan a little, or do I have to adhere to it 100%?
ALG: Fat Flush is based on principles, rather than hard-and-fast dos and don’ts. So, the short answer is yes, you certainly can personalize this program. But, the more you can build your meals around Fat Flush elements—the fiber-rich Long Life Cocktail, hot water and lemon, lean protein (including Whey Protein and Body Protein), low glycemic veggies and fruits, flaxseed oil, and essential fatty acids—the better!
One popular way to personalize Phase 1 of Fat Flush—especially if you want to continue heavy-duty workout routines—is to add one or two friendly carbs—for example, a half cup of peas or a small sweet potato helps satisfy Fat Flush athletes.
Q: Do I have to take supplements while I’m Fat Flushing?
ALG: Certain supplements—like the essential fatty acids contained in GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)—are crucial to weight loss success and shedding belly fat.
A daily dose of 360 mg of GLA-90—nature’s weight loss aid—mobilizes metabolically active brown fat to burn off extra pounds and increase energy. This supplement also keeps your skin moist and dewy-looking during weight loss, controls PMS symptoms, and relieves arthritis.
In Phase 3, you’ll want to add fat-burning CLA-1000—nature’s belly fat fix—before each meal. Even if you regain a little lost weight during this maintenance phase, you’ll redeposit 50% of it as muscle. CLA-1000 contributes to overall wellness, too. This powerful antioxidant aids in the prevention of breast cancer, enhances immune function, and lowers unhealthy cholesterol levels.
Along with GLA-90, the Fat Flush Kit contains Dieters’ Multivitamin and Mineral for daily nutrient support without further burdening the liver from its 400 various tasks—including detoxification—and Weight Loss Formula to stabilize blood sugar, increase energy levels, and support healthy fat metabolism.
Q: I know that flaxseeds are part of the protocol, but I’ve been told they can be harmful. Is this true?
ALG: Lignan-rich flaxseeds are safe in proper amounts. They do contain a substance known as cyanogenic glycosides—as do lima beans, sweet potatoes, yams, and bamboo shoots. Cyanogenic glycosides metabolize into a substance known as thiocyanate—a chemical that, over time, has the potential to suppress the thyroid’s ability to take up sufficient iodine.
There are two simple ways to avoid this problem. One, consume a maximum of 3 or 4 tablespoons of ground-up flaxseeds per day. The other is to lightly bake or toast the flaxseeds, which deactivates and decomposes the cyanogenic glycosides, but preserves the beneficial omega-3 properties.
To toast them, spread flaxseeds on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F for 15-20 minutes until seeds are crispy.
Q: Can I take fish oil instead of flaxseed oil?
ALG: When it comes to fish verses flax, there’s some misunderstanding. For most health issues, flax and fish oils provide comparable benefits. However, studies indicate that the omega-3’s from flax are a better choice. Science has confirmed that the ALA content of flax oil has benefits all its own, without having to be converted into EPA and DHA. For example, several breast cancer studies found higher concentrations of ALA in breast tissue lowered the risk of manifesting breast cancer—and these high levels of ALA in breast tissue lowered the risk of cancer metastasis to other parts of the body. I suggest using 1 teaspoon of fish oil (or 3 capsules of Super-EPA) to 1 teaspoon of flax oil.
Q: My husband wants to follow The Fat Flush Plan. Should men do anything differently?
ALG: Because men tend to have more lean muscle mass (20% in fact) than women, they usually lose weight faster—typically 8 to 16 pounds in Phase 1. Guys who follow Fat Flush often make some personal adjustments, like skipping from Phase 1 to Phase 3. I know, it doesn’t seem fair, but that’s how it is.
Some men also find they need more than 8 ounces of lean protein a day. They can increase portion sizes of chicken, fish, and lean meat by 2 ounces at lunch and dinner. Or guys can simply double up on Fat Flush Whey Protein at breakfast.
Q: Is there anything perimenopausal and menopausal women should be aware of?
ALG: Fat Flushing provides many hormone-stabilizing benefits for peri and menopausal women. Using ground flaxseeds—that act as a hormone modulator—as well as GLA, helps to balance mood swings, quell hot flashes and night sweats, and provide lubrication for tissue dryness.
Q: If I use psyllium husks in the Long Life Cocktail will it interact with my birth control pill?
ALG: Possibly. The water-soluble fiber in the psyllium husks can lower the effectiveness of birth control pills and any other prescription medications. You should try to always take your medications at least 45 minutes before or after the cocktail. If you’re using flaxseeds, they don’t appear to have the absorbable quality that psyllium has—and may be a safer option.
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