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'S CHALLENGE:
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 fare...my 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.