Thursday, January 14, 2010

Supplements and Fat Flush For Life

Back in December, I posted the list of supplements I take daily when I am on plan. Many have asked in my blog comments for me to list them again, so here you go:

Calcium and Magnesium +D - helps with withdrawal headaches, plus vitamin D helps with mood
Tonalin CLA - reduces the body's ability to deposit fat and promotes the use of stored fat for energy
Flaxseed Oil - Contains Omega-3 fats, which raise your metabolism, help flush water from your kidneys and lower your triglyceride levels.
Multi-vitamin for Her - to cover the rest of my bases!
Evening Primrose Oil - The GLA found in evening primrose oil mobilizes the metabolically active fat known as brown adipose tissue (BAT).
Acetyl L-Carnitine 400mg + Alpha Lipoic Acid 200 mg - fat burner
Milk Thistle - a liver regenerator and helps with bile stagnation
AssistU - all natural appetite suppressant (


A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to receive a free copy of “Fat Flush for Life” by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman to read and review. The book interested me because it had the word “detox” in the description. I started reading the book today, and was pleasantly surprised to find out the plan that is outlined in the book is identical to the plan I began last April that kick-started my weight-loss. It is actually the basic plan that I follow now, and is the reason I take the supplements daily.

Some of you might remember my friend, Yvette, who lives in CA. She is the friend who changed the way I look at food, and also the friend who formulated the AssistU pill. This spring, she gave me an outline of food to eat and supplements to add to my diet. I had totally forgot she credited this book for most of the plan! She loves this book because she says this is basically the way she has eaten her entire life. Did I mention that she is extremely healthy and has never been overweight?

Basically – here is the basics of Fat Flush (six core commandments):
1. Love your liver (when your liver is clogged with bad stuff, it can’t maintain blood sugar levels or burn fat).
2. Love your lymph (which is the foundation of you immune system and when lazy, can cause cellulite and excess stomach fat)
3. Eat the right fat to lose fat (now you see why I take supplements that add GLA, CLA, and Omega-3’s and 6’s – good fat triggers your body to burn more calories and decrease body fat, as well as making you feel full and more satisfied.)
4. Stress less (and sleep more) for less fat (we ALL should know that stress and lack of sleep makes your body produce too much Cortisol, which creates belly fat…)
5. Lower your insulin to lower your weight (insulin is a fat-promoting hormone…)
6. Recognize false fat (water-logged tissues in your body caused by prescription meds, food allergies, and hormone imbalances)

I am really glad I read this book, because it reminded me of several things I was doing this spring that I need to start back, like the cran-water daily and hot lemon-water in the mornings. It also reminded me of the importance of staying consistent with my supplements, eliminating sugar and caffeine from my diet, and eating as clean as possible. It also recommends a few new things I want to try, like chia seeds. This new book has a detox plan that is specialized for each season – I definitely plan on paying attention to that and trying to incorporate it into my plan.


I am at school now, waiting on my evening class to begin. My mom is watching my kids and just informed me she got them Burger King for dinner.... even though I told her we were banning fast food from the house. I told her there had better not be a TRACE of that stuff in my house when I get home. I'll report on that and my workout later tonight!


  1. That books sounds really interesting and I am trying to learn more about healthy supplements and foods that will help in my weight loss and healthy lifestyle.

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  2. Dang! I'm going to need a part-time job just buy the supplements, let alone the book:-)

    You sound like your back on track!

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