The Fruit Flush Diet
Is it possible to lose weight if you eat fruit every two hours? According to the fruit flush diet it is completely possible and you can lose up to 8 pounds in three days.
Important! Consult your doctor before starting any kind of weight loss diet, especially if you have health problems.
What is the fruit flush diet:
According to the author of the fruit flush diet, clinical nutritionist Jay Robb, after 3-day fruit flush diet, you’ll give a break to your digestive system from the over processed foods. In this way the human body can purify and simultaneously burn fat effectively. Robb also claims that the nutrients in fruit help the breakdown of toxins and using the water and fibers in the fruit, they are disposed with the gastrointestinal tract.
Besides fruits there are also lean proteins included – proteins that can preserve muscle mass and help the process of losing weight.
The author warns that about 50% of the weight loss is due to loss of body fluids, especially if the diet is low in salt. Some experts believe that this percentage is even higher. However, rapid weight loss acts as a strong motivating factor for some people that are on a weight loss journey and this diet can become the ideal start for any other long-lasting diet and weight loss.
Fruit flush diet only requires two steps. During the first day you should drink protein shakes, and the next two days you should eat only fresh fruit – in every two hours, plus dinner, that consist raw vegetables and a small amount of lean protein (or protein shake).
The fruit flush diet provides a daily intake of 900-1000 calories which come primarily from fruits, vegetables and protein: 3 – 6 oz in the first day and about 2 oz in the last two days.
What is allowed to eat in fruit flush diet:
The list of allowed foods and drinks is very short:
– Fresh fruit,
– Raw vegetables,
– Lean proteins,
– Protein shakes.
Almost everything else is forbidden – salt, dairy products, coffee / caffeine, tea, alcohol, soft drinks, starchy foods, cooked vegetables, juices, oil and everything sweet. Don’t use dietary supplements for weight loss.
Menu example of fruit flush diet:
Every two hours from 8am to 4pm: Drink one protein shake (avoid all kinds of sweeteners and artificial colors), followed by 8-12 oz of water.
Dinner: Raw vegetable salad (no starchy vegetables and no salt) with 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil or flaxeed oil or 1 / 2 avocado with half a lemon and about 3-6 oz of lean meat or egg whites.
Days 2 and 3:
Every two hours from 8am to 4pm: Eat one serving (100 calories) of fresh fruit and drink plenty of water.
Dinner: Raw vegetable salad (no starchy vegetables and no salt) with 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil or flaxseed oil or 1 / 2 avocado with half a lemon and one protein shake.
Protein shakes mustn’t involve:
– Potassium acesulfame
– Artificial additives and colorings.
How does the fruit flush diet works:
The author of the fruit flush diet explains its effect with the following theory: Fruits and vegetables are vital for the body and as a result, the fruit flush diet brings relief to the digestive processes from other over processed foods and also the toxins are removed, thereby achieving a weight loss. Eating every two hours, stabilizes the blood sugar levels.
The consumption of minor amounts of protein during the second and third day of the diet (and more during the first day) helps to preserve the muscle mass while burning fat.
Followers of the diet recommend the fruit flush diet to be done once a week for 3 months or 1-2 times a month – if you like or when someone determines that he needs it. After the fruit flush diet, it’s recommended that you have a balanced everyday diet that will provide adequate calories and nutrients.
Active physical activity is not recommended during the three days of fruit flush diet – because of low intake of calories.
What skeptics say about the fruit flush diet:
Fruit flush diet is extremely low-calorie diet, low in essential fatty acids, vitamins, vitamins D and B, calcium and may ‘shock’ the body a little bit, that’s what the skeptics say. They also say that the fruit flush diet is rich in fruits, vegetables and lean protein, but it’s more important to have balanced everyday diet that is a combination of different healthy foods that will provide all necessary nutrients for proper functioning of the body.
Some people expressed concern that diets such as the fruit flush diet are seen by many people who want to lose weight as appropriate weight to get rid of excess weight, but because it’s so limited of products and flavors they may develop a negative attitude towards fruit and vegetables and to subconsciously exclude them from their usual everyday healthy diet .
That is why some people recommend avoiding diets such as the fruit flush diet and to choose a general healthy diet in the long term, but they also agree that because it lasts only three days, it’s not something that’s too extreme and people can try it if they have the will power to stick to the diet the whole three days.
Sticking to a certain type of weight loss diet for a few days will not cause a serious health problems – at least not for most people. Because it contains adequate amounts of protein and some healthy fats, the fruit flush diet is probably safer than other detoxing diets. But it can’t solve your long term weight loss problems if you start to eat fatty and unhealthy foods after the fruit flush diet.
If you still want to try it, get an additional daily intake of multivitamins and at least 50 grams of protein and consult with a specialist before starting the diet.