From Publishers Weekly
A nutritionist and the author of 20 books on health and healing, Gittleman here offers a companion cookbook to her best-selling The Fat Flush Plan. The three-phase plan calls for a strict avoidance of white rice, white flour, salt and sugar (Gittleman prefers Stevia Plus when she simply can't avoid sweetness) and the embrace of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The 200-plus recipes include dishes for each of the plan's phases (which will mean nothing to readers who don't own the original volume), from breakfasts to snacks to desserts. While the fat flush philosophy seems commonsensical, the plan itself is rigid, if not downright draconian, and the puritanical zeal with which Gittleman expounds upon fat-flushing may begin to grate on any but the truest converts. Half a grapefruit, broiled with 1 teaspoon of honey, is a "special occasions" snack, flaxseeds are everywhere and Fragrant Fat Flush Meatballs use cauliflower in place of breadcrumbs: for a foodie, this is some dispiriting stuff. Nevertheless, while the utter lack of salt does her recipes some disservice (in Phase 3 recipes, there is occasional permission for "salt to taste"), Gittleman's reliance on fresh herbs, which she cites for various healing powers, wholesome ingredients and easy cooking techniques makes her cookbook worth a look for those serious about making big diet changes.
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From the Back Cover
The Companion Cookbook to the National Best-Selling Weight-Loss Plan That's Changing the Way America Diets
Ann Louise Gittleman created a weight loss phenomenon with the New York Times best-selling The Fat Flush Plan. With its unique focus on detoxifying the body and flushing away fat, this program has helped thousands to keep the weight off and lead healthier lives. Now she has created The Fat Flush Cookbook, with more than 200 recipes using fat-flushing foods and thermogenic herbs and spices introduced in The Fat Flush Plan to cleanse the body. This tasty, heart-smart volume includes:
- Time-saving, one-dish dinners
- Packable lunches
- Vegetarian-friendly ideas
- Serving options for singles and families
- An extended list of name brands suitable for Fat Flushing
With delicious recipes, Fat Flushing information, and meal choices to suit every lifestyle, The Fat Flush Cookbook is perfect for the millions of people across the country struggling to keep the weight off and lead a healthier, happier life.
"Ann Louise's Fat Flush Plan is dietary common sense for all the right reasons--it's balanced, it's a program you can safely stay on for life, and it works."--Dr. Barry Sears, Author of The Zone
"A unique program that shows you how to shed unwanted pounds while improving your health, thus building a bridge between beauty and vitality."--Share Guide
"The Fat Flush Plan has all of the elements to help change America's approach to achieving and maintaining a healthy body...it has been field tested by thousands of individuals who have contributed to its continuing evolution from a basic diet to a comprehensive lifestyle program."--Total Health Magazine
With the Fat Flush Plan, Ann Louise Gittleman showed the world how to detoxify the body using foods that flush away fat while building vitality and strength, leading to a healthier overall lifestyle. And now it's even easier to do, with The Fat Flush Cookbook. This delicious volume contains more than 200 recipes using fat-flushing foods and featuring the thermogenic herbs and spices--including ginger, cayenne, mustard, anise, fennel, and cinnamon--that help to cleanse the system. With a diverse array of recipes to fit all lifestyles and tastes, fat flush novices and veterans alike can find new and tasty ways to incorporate this program into their daily lives.
In addition, The Fat Flush Cookbook shares new research behind the way the Fat Flush Plan works. It explains why certain Fat Flush staples speed up fat loss and provide profound detoxifying benefits while protecting overall health. Some of these key fat-flushing ingredients include:
- lean proteins
- phytonutrient-dense vegetables and fruits
- flaxseed and flaxseed oil
- thermogenic herbs and spices
- high-protein whey
- cooking broths
These ingredients are prominently featured in the book's recipes, along with explanations of their benefits and alternative ways to use them in meals. Cranberries, for example, which are now ranked among the best health foods we can consume, are an essential component to the success of Fat Flushers everywhere, and The Fat Flush Cookbook provides creative ways to enjoy this delicacy--along with tips on simple ways to sneak all these staples into existing favorites without making any major adjustments.
Whether you use this book as a companion to the Fat Flush plan, or simply as a stand-alone cookbook to supplement your daily diet, The Fat Flush Cookbook will help to create a variety of delicious, healthy meals that will contribute to your health and well-being...for life.