A Sneak Preview of Fat Flush for Life Principles – Even in Winter, You Can Still Cleanse, Lose Weight, and Be Healthy.
Should you detox in winter? While I don’t generally recommend it long-term, I’ve found ways to cleanse—even right around Christmas—safely and effectively.
In fact, one Woman’s World reader who tested my one-day detox lost five pounds and four inches. “In one day, you can lose all the weight you’ve gained since Thanksgiving!” You, too, may want to consider an easy one-day juice diet—before the next round of holiday goodies hits your waistline.
The secret, which is the premise of my book, Fat Flush for Life, the Year-Round Super Detox Plan to Boost Your Metabolism and Keep the Weight Off Permanently, is to modify the detox protocol for each season of the year.
Even if you live in Alaska or Florida, the seasons have an impact on your health—regardless of the climate. This is a premise of the age-old tradition of Oriental Medicine.
In winter, it’s important to strengthen your adrenal glands and kidneys. That means your diet needs to support and nourish these organs—and any detox plan or even a quick one-day cleanse must do the same.
Fat Flush for Winter
This is the season when the body naturally slows down—even if your hectic holiday schedule demands otherwise. Both physical and psychological stressors—colder weather, overwork, holiday decorating, shopping, baking, and partying—can exhaust you, making it hard for you to deal with added stress.
This time of year, cravings for sweets and sugar are common. But they only increase your tendency to pack on excess pounds—and make balancing blood sugar levels even harder, creating more cravings in a vicious cycle.
In addition, many people, particularly those with high blood pressure or those who retain fluids, may need to watch salt intake. Too many salty foods create bloating and add water weight. You may also feel fatigued, suffer frequent pain in your knees or lower back, and have trouble waking up and getting going in the morning.
Without enough of the right kind of salt, calcium may be deposited in the joints. Unfortunately, there’s as much confusion over safe sodium as there once was about fat. That’s why I recommend the right kind of salt in Fat Flush for Life.
The Christmas Cleanse
Pick one quiet day before you plan on feasting. Then skip solid foods and sip cleansing juices (like cranberry and pomegranate) and lemon water to unlock your body’s natural fat-burning capacity. For this warming, winter recipe, pick up the latest copy of Woman’s World, which features this special Fat Flush for Life beverage. This issue goes on newsstands today.
The fruit acids and vitamin C in this cleansing drink can increase the body’s ability to emulsify fat by as much as 30%. Cranberry is a powerful diuretic, and drinking plenty of water helps flush excess fluids from cells and tissues.
To help balance blood sugar on this one-day cleanse, I recommend sprinkling a little cinnamon onto your hot lemon water. This sugar-metabolizing spice, plus cardamom and cloves add flavor to my Holiday Detox Juice—and offer plenty of health benefits too.
Need a Little More Food?
Some people may feel a bit light-headed on a liquid diet, even if it’s just for a day. In that case, mix in 1 to 2 scoops of the new Fat Flush Body Protein. With one of the highest protein efficiency ratios on the market, this special blend of yellow pea and brown proteins contains essential amino acids and 20 grams of complete protein.
Fat Flush Body Protein will keep you fully sustained and energized for at least four hours. Naturally sweetened with calorie-free stevia (a sweet herb used for centuries) and inulin, a digestive tract-friendly prebiotic (feeding healthy bacteria that support weight loss), this powder offers great taste without bloating, gas, or digestive upset.
Last but Never Least
Your body doesn’t tolerate lots of raw foods in the winter. In addition to eating low-glycemic, fiber-rich seasonal fruits (apples, berries, pears, and pomegranates), steam some of your favorite seasonal veggies (bok choy, broccoli, carrots, chard and other leafy greens)—the brighter the color, the more carotenoids they contain. Fat Flush for Life contains a complete list of superstar foods ideally suited for this time of year.