Fat Flush 365

July 24, 2015
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

The Seasonal Reset Diet for Summer Weight Loss

You want to know the secret of the most successful dieters?  The ones who lost the weight quickly and kept it off for years?  The ones who gained confidence…who light up a room and exude vitality from a mile away?

Well, the good news is, there’s a simple recipe:

  • A diet plan that evolves with your progress and the changing of the seasons.
  • A combination of supportive nutrients that “have your back” when you slip up or cheat.
  • A community of supporters who understand you and will share their experience and insider tips.

Fat Flush For Life

Fat Flush for LifeAfter years of overwhelming success with the classic Fat Flush Plan, I decided to take things a step further by creating a plan that not only offers seasonal variety, but also takes into account the roots of Chinese medicine by nourishing and detoxifying the organs associated with each season, and supporting the emotions that are closely tied to each organ as well.

These hot summer months we are passing through focus on the heart and small intestine in my Fat Flush For Life plan.  If you are troubled by angina, shortness of breath, slow or irregular pulse, numbness or tingling in the left arm or hand, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, belching, gas, heartburn, lethargy after meals, or bad breath, then you are sorely in need of a summer reset!

My summer Fat Flush nourishes the heart by focusing on enzyme-rich fruits loaded with potassium, vitamin B6, folate, and lycopene.  Fresh, crunchy vegetables supply detoxifying fiber to the small intestine and do wonders to cool the body on a hot day.  A special blend of rose hips and hawthorn berries proves to be a protective and refreshing treat, too.

And, if you’re suffering from exhaustion and physical fatigue during this busy time of year,  I’ve got a Bach Flower remedy for that!  Plus, advanced detox techniques like dry brushing, earthing, and aromatherapy baths.

Keep It Close To Home

I’m a huge supporter of the local and sustainable food movement and have always gravitated toward a macrobiotic style of eating—I’ve seen the healing power of it as it saved my beloved James’ life!  There are so many benefits to practicing a local, seasonal diet.

You get to enjoy foods at their peak of ripeness, flavor, and nutrition.  Have you ever tasted the sweetness of a sun-warmed strawberry, fresh out of the garden?  Or the burst of flavor from a vine-ripened heirloom tomato?  Those are experiences that cannot be topped!

Greenhouse gases from the long-haul transportation of food across North America are reduced by maintaining a local diet, too.  Now that’s something we can all feel good about!

Let’s not forget that investing in our local economies provides a huge boost to the quality of life in our communities.  If you are fed up (like I am) with Big Agra, vote with your dollars by purchasing food from a local farmer.  I have found such comradery this way, and I want you to experience it, too!

What Others Are Saying About Fat Flush For Life

The Townsend Letter For Doctors And Patients
“This diet works, it really does…Like any life change, embarking on The Fat Flush Plan for Life requires a commitment, but this one pays back huge dividends…The Fat Flush Plan for Life is a highly thoughtful, all-inclusive vastly useful guidebook for those who truly want to be slim and healthy year-round.”

Amazon Fan Review
“Being a fan of Fat Flush for some time, I was most eager to read Fat Flush for Life. What I do like about this book is that it brings out the seasonal approach to organ detoxification. Each season being the optimal time for that particular organ to detox. I like the sea veggies added to the recipes for Fat Flush because they are versatile–they may be put in stews, on meats or in salads. It was news for me to read how beneficial they are to our thyroid. In addition, what was really a revelation for me was the relationship between our thyroid and zinc/copper imbalances. The new wellness section mentioning the benefits of oil-pulling for removing toxins from our body was very enlightening! It has greater benefits than tooth brushing or flossing because it pulls bacteria from beneath our gums and the crevices of our teeth. I am now an avid oil-puller! I found the recipes delicious and I loved the variety. The Bach Flower remedies addressing our emotional connections to organ detoxification is another way on my path to wellness and I intend to use them!”

Supplements to Cover Life’s Curveballs

Now, I know that nobody is perfect.  Plans change, things come up… life happens!  We’ve all been there, on day 2 of a new diet, when something unexpected happens and we are left with two choices:  starve, or cheat.

Because I know this predicament all too well, I’ve built a safety feature into my Fat Flush plans. With the Fat Flush Kit, you’ve already got all your bases covered!

Cravings are reduced by a proprietary blend of Oregon grape root, 400 mcg of chromium, and essential fatty acids—the stars of stabilizing blood sugar levels.  Oregon grape root contains berberine, which lowers blood insulin levels in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetics by enhancing insulin sensitivity and reviving the pancreas to improve insulin secretion. Berberine also stimulates the production of brown fat, the body’s most metabolically active fat, so you can supercharge calorie burn.

Detox is enhanced and supported by dandelion root, turmeric, and just the right dose of milk thistle.  Many individuals take too much of this herb and mistake a true allergic response for aggressive detox.  The dialed-down dose of milk thistle in the Fat Flush Kit prevents the immune system from over reacting.

In addition, 360 mg of Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) from black currant seed oil, and 500 mg of L-carnitine keep your metabolism pumped upBoth of these nutrients mobilize body fat from fat stores, helping to keep your tummy flat and provide ready energy that gets you through your busy day.  GLA even protects your skin from embarrassing flare-ups of eczema and psoriasis that can occur from eating off-plan foods to which you are sensitive.  And if joint inflammation and stiffness have got you down, don’t grab a sweet treat—reach for GLA to reduce pain and swelling and get you moving once again!

Community Counts

Sometimes, all you need is a friend.  Someone to cheer you on, say “Hey you’re doing an amazing job!” or be there when you’ve slipped up to remind you, “You are strong, beautiful, and worth every bit of effort it takes to get back on the wagon!”

The Fat Flush Community is a free-of-charge, supportive and encouraging place to maintain accountability.  What started as an online home for journaling and sharing recipes has blossomed into a world-wide network of people looking out for each other.

Here is a place to ask questions if there’s something you don’t quite understand, to share the amazing recipe you just created, or find inspiration for a Fat Flush friendly dinner party.  If you’re having a rough day, talk about it!  And when someone else is in the same boat, you’ll surprise yourself by offering them encouragement that inspires them, and maybe even hundreds more.  This feature rounds out my lifestyle program by reminding us all that we’re not on this journey alone, and together WE CAN!

Take Action, Get Flushing!

Fat Flush for Life Starter BundleSo, are you ready to get started?  Purchase the Fat Flush For Life Starter Bundle (which includes the 3-part supplement kit and a copy of my book Fat Flush For Life), as a reader of my blog, you can save 10% off with coupon code ALGFAN.

Questions? I’ll see you on the Community!

Related Articles and Podcasts

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

For a FREE daily dose of tips and strategies for maintaining healthy weight, conquering insomnia, and much more…check out my Radical Health Tips.

I’d like to meet and greet you on my Facebook groups, so won’t you check us out at the Radical Metabolism RevolutionFat Flush Nation, or my Inner Circle!


  1. Izzy

    I am a Fat Flusher for life – and will never look back. All these so-called
    “newer” programs from Paleo to Primal to Pegan are all Fat Flush copycats.

  2. Christina

    I love the variety of foods and added healing modalities that Ann Louise has added in this book. I’ve lost weight and kept it off for years with the Fat Flush program. This book really has lots of helpful information. Thank you Ann Louise.

  3. Patty L.

    Since I have been Fat Flushing, I have started to incorporate the added wellness
    protocols in FFFL. I still use the original FFP as my bible, but love the baths, flower remedies and fitness routines this book offers. I am ordering the bundle to get back on track again. Gratefully yours.

  4. Donna

    I’m so glad to read about all the benefits I will find in Fat Flush for Life program. I just recently started phase 3 of Fat Flush. I’m excited to learn about more benefits from the seasonal approach.

  5. Linda S.

    I’ve been a Fat Flush Fan for over 10 years. Not only did I lose over 50 pounds, but my blood sugar issues were normalized. I have been living by the Fat Flush principles ever since but I am glad to know about this book and all the options it offers. I am excited to pick up a copy. I appreciate all that you do Ann Louise!

  6. Sylvia

    This book is a wealth of information! I have bought several for friends.
    Thank you again Ann Louise Gittleman.

  7. Clarita

    This is an awesome concept. I never thought about needing to change foods with the seasons. I’m getting the book!

  8. Amy

    This looks like a great plan. One I could actually follow long term. Thanks for explaining it so completely.

  9. Angela

    That’s good news that you have a “cheat proof” fall back on this plan. I’ve tried so many other plans and I try my best to follow them completely but eventually I do mess up. When that happens I get discouraged and it’s hard for me to keep going on the diet. It sounds like you have made this plan with people like me in mind.

  10. Casey

    That’s awesome to have a free support community. Many sites charge for that. I’ve found that I do so much better when I have people to talk to.

  11. Joanna

    This is a great way to lose weight. I’ve lost almost 20 lbs on the summer plan. I’d highly recommend it!

  12. Bev

    I’m really into local food and eating with the seasons. This seems like the perfect plan for me to use to lose weight.

  13. Jennifer

    I’ve been taking the GLA and it is working. My belly is coming down! I’m going to try the whole program and I’m sure I will lose even faster.

  14. Madelaine

    I love this plan. It has so much variety. I lost the 20 lbs I needed to lose during the Spring season. I really like the exercise sections for each season.

  15. Sheryl

    Sounds interesting. I’ve done Fat Flush and lost weight in the past. I’ll pick up a copy of this book too. Thanks.

  16. Lorene

    Sounds like an interesting program. I’m looking for something I can actually stick to, I’ve tried so many and couldn’t stay with it.

  17. Rosemary

    I started a couple weeks ago on the Summer plan and have lost 10 lbs. It’s amazing! I usually have a difficult time losing weight. Thanks for this book Ann Louise.

  18. Jackie

    Thanks for the information. It sounds like a healthy eating plan even if I don’t want to lose a lot of weight. I only need to lose 5 stubborn pounds.

  19. Leigh

    I’ve never tried a diet according to the seasons but the concept looks interesting. I do shop at the farmer’s market in the summer. With produce being shipped from all over the world it is hard to know what is in season any more, the rest of the year.

  20. Marlene

    When I did the Fat Flush years ago the Forum was a huge part of my success. I’m so glad that you still have a Community support group. I am a Fat Flush Lifer, as I have been following the Fat Flush principles for over 10 years and maintained my initial 30 lb. weight loss.

  21. Lollie

    Interesting blog. I don’t really need to lose weight but I like the idea of eating with the seasons. I’m going to check it out. Thank you Ann Louise.

  22. Donna

    Being older ( I’m in my 70’s) I was skeptical that this diet, eating so much good food, would actually work – but it has! I’ve lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks. This is amazing for me!

  23. Penny

    I tried the Paleo diet but didn’t have very good results. This approach looks interesting. I’m going to get the book.

  24. Angie

    I’ve been using Fat Flush for Life for a couple of years now. It helps keep my weight just where I want it. I enjoy the healthy foods and all the variety of recipes. I love the healing modalities that Ann Louise includes with each season.

  25. Barbara

    That Community support group is awesome. I’ve gotten all my questions answered very fast, even by Ann Louise herself. That is really impressive that she takes the time to answer personal questions on there.

    • Donna

      I’m reading the currant ffbook on my kindle, having trouble flipping back n forth. Can you suggest the type of matcha and can I drink it more than 1x a day? Thanks.

      • Team ALG

        Donna, matcha is not part of the Fat Flush Plan. Tea can be very high in fluoride which can slow your thyroid and make it harder to lose weight.

  26. Trisha

    I’ve been traveling this summer and I can’t believe how much weight I have put on. I’m going to check out this plan for sure. Thanks Ann Louise.

  27. Patti

    I had success losing weight last Winter on this plan. By being on the plan I avoided my usual holiday weight gain too. I’ve maintained it since January. I lost 12 pounds in December.

  28. Merle

    I took the Fat Flush supplements when I did that plan and they really helped. I lost 12 pounds in two weeks.

  29. Ingrid

    I just bought the book and I’m ready to start the Summer plan. I’m very excited. Thank you Ann Louise.

  30. Teresa

    That’s great you are promoting eating seasonally. I always have a big garden and enjoy the fresh and flavorful food for many months of the year.

  31. Belinda

    The information about certain organs needing attention in the Summer is very interesting. I always learn so much from your blogs.

  32. Beverly H.

    This is a great concept. It sounds like a very healthy way to eat even if I don’t need to lose weight. I’m going to order the book.

  33. Harriet

    I’ve had great results with the Summer plan. I’ve lost 10 lbs so far, which is a lot for me. I’m not hungry either.

  34. Darla

    Ann Louise thank you for this great extension of the Fat Flush Plan. I’ve been a successful Fat Flusher for over 10 years and enjoy all the additional foods and life style suggestions in Fat Flush for Life. It has made it easy to keep my 30 pounds off that I lost on Fat Flush.

  35. Amie Lout

    I have not yet done a full on fat flush, but these comments have opened my eyes some and the post was very insightful. I just don’t want to do something like this and gain it all back later on. I have been reading Outstanding Health, oustandinghealthbook.com is the site for it. Michael Galitzer is the author, he is big on energy and how it helps us stay healthy, the more energy one has is extremely beneficial. It’s a good read!

    • liz

      Arnie, wait until you do the Fat Flush. It is a lifestyle so you KEEP the weight off. It is an extremely energizing plan. Ann Louise is our amazing health guru. Try reading this book!!!

  36. Donna Ormos

    I started the 3 day plan and I can’t drink 6 drinks a day. I’m full and the cocktail makes me nauseous. Can I drink 3 or 4 instead?

    • Team ALG

      Donna, you can drink less if you need to. You want to make sure you are doing the smoothies to get enough protein. Drink less of the cocktail or modify it for your needs. You can make it with broth instead of tomato and you can adjust the spices if that is an issue for you.


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