Saturday, May 25, 2013


A couple of weeks ago I tried out the Fat Flush Water. Apparently it was first introduced by nutritionist Kim Lyons on The Biggest Loser tv show and then became popular when it was featured on The Dr. Oz Show. LOL...I didn't know about it until I saw a recipe for it shared on my facebook newsfeed.
5 easy steps to making it:

1. You start out with a pitcher of water with ice cubes.

2. Add 1 slice of grapefruit.

3. Add 1 tangerine.

4. Add 1/2 cucumber, sliced.

5. Add 2 mint leaves.

I've seen a few variations to the recipe:

Some people add wedges/sections of grapefruit and tangerine rather than slicing them.
Some find that leaving the rind on makes the water too bitter so they remove it.
Others like to take the water with them so they make up individual bottles. LOL...from the size of the opening, it looks like alot of extra chopping and squeezing is needed to get everything into the bottles!

How the Fat Flush Water works:

It contains grapefruit that’s loaded with vitamin C to help your body turn fat into fuel.
The tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, stabilizes blood sugar, and stimulates genes to burn fat.
Cucumber helps you feel full and acts as a natural diuretic, which means less bloating and water retention.
And lastly, it has peppermint, which is not only refreshing but also promotes better digestion and stomach calm.
Make a big pitcher of Fat Flush Water every morning.
The longer it sits, the better it will taste.
Drink at least one 8 ounce glass three times a day before each meal for 10 days straight.

I've even seen it suggested that a few green tea bags can be added to the pitcher. Since I'm already drinking hot green tea to help with burning fat, I think I will try it cold in my next round of fat flush water.


This week I am challenging everyone to try the Fat Flush Water.
Try it for the 10 days and then let us know here on the blog how you feel afterwards.

LOL...although I enjoyed the taste of the fruity water over my usual plain fat is still here!
But I will still be joining in this challenge (with the addition of the green tea).

One note: I couldn't find any mint leaves so my version isn't minty at all.

NEXT WEEK'S BLOG: Monthly check-in


DISCLAIMER: Whenever I use the word DIET in my blog posts I am in no way suggesting that I have invented/discovered some miracle system to lose weight. Whenever I use the word DIET, I am simply substituting a single word to replace the longer phrase EATING HEALTHIER THAN IN THE PAST.


  1. go to a greenhouse and buy a mint plant; then you will have all kinds of it.. I believe that stuff spreads.. when I had my farm I had all kinds of wild mint but never used it cuz my cows weren't picky about where they had their bathroom breaks.. LOL
    AND I had tried to get ingredients for this fat flush water but cannot find tangerines anywhere. So I will just eat my grapefruit and "mandarin" oranges instead. But good luck to those who do make the drink... Oh and what brand of green tea do you drink??? I have tetley here and it gets an ugly scum on it so when I drink it I get scum on my top lip and the inside of the cup is gross.. I love green tea lukewarm with no sugar.

    1. You and Al think alike Weezie...he's already said he's going to plant mint this year :)

      I usually buy the no name brand of green's $1.09 a box, can't recall how many bags it holds though. I also bought a box of Lipton's green tea bags with lemon/ginseng...took awhile to get used to the taste but I enjoy it now.

    2. I use Liptons Green Tea bags, they are really good and no scum!

  2. Anna would make these when she was living at home. They were so good. I have a few green teas that I drink Bigalow, a Korean brand the only english on it is HaDong Green Tea and my favorite is Tazo which is green tea and mint, they serve it at Starbucks and I buy the bags to make ice tea at home.

    Sometimes the teas with the fruit get a little sweet for me since I never put sugar in my tea I can taste it right away. I love cucumber water it is very refreshing.

    I love mint and have it growing in small container in the house and a big container outside I cut fresh mint everyday for my water and tea.

  3. I wanted to try once you said you were starting. I am not a fan of grapefruit at all, do you think ill still like it?

    1. I'll make some when you're here and you can try it :)