Fruit Flush Diet

fruit flushThe Fruit Flush diet is a three-day detox diet designed by nutritionist Jay Robb to cleanse your system and help you lose weight. This detox diet plan claims to help you lose up to nine pounds in just three days, conquer food addiction, and jump-start your diet and exercise

The Fruit Flush Diet: Basics

The Fruit Flush diet is a severe three-day detox session during which you will:

  • Drink at least 12 glasses of bottled or filtered water each day
  • Avoid non-water beverages, including coffee and tea
  • Eat any type of fresh fruits (no frozen, dried, or canned fruits), preferably organic
  • Have salad in the evening — all non-starchy, preferably organic, vegetables
  • Avoid exercising
  • Consume supplemental protein drinks

The Fruit Flush Diet: Pros

The main strength of the Fruit Flush diet is that it encourages you to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, which are an essential part of a healthful diet.

The Fruit Flush Diet: Cons

  • Nutrient deficiencies. Zied does like the fact that the Fruit Flush diet incorporates some protein, which many detox diets fail to do, but she says that the restrictions make it difficult for you to get all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you body needs. “This whole plan is not about what you can eat and what you should eat, but what you can’t,” Zied says. “Where is the calcium? Where is the vitamin D? Where are the omega-3 fats? Where are the B vitamins?”
  • Too few calories. According to Zied, you can count on feeling zapped of energy while you are on the diet. “If you don’t eat well, you’re not going to feel well,” Zied says.
  • Temporary weight loss. Zied says that most of the weight you lose while doing the Fruit Flush diet is water weight, along with some lean muscle tissue and some body fat. “[The Fruit Flush diet] is a temporary solution. You can’t really eat and live this way,” Zied says, adding that you should always be wary of a diet plan that promises such a steep weight loss in just three days.

If you are considering doing the Fruit Flush, keep in mind that it is nothing more than a quick fix, and you will probably regain any weight you lose as soon as you go back to your regular pattern of eating.

Reference:Everyday Health; By  Krisha McCoy, MS, Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH

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Sexy Beast Workout Part II

alligatorAlligator

Start in a modified plank, elbows bent and tight to your sides; shift weight forward, keeping abs engaged. Walk right hand forward 3 inches, dragging feet with you (as shown); repeat on left. Continue for 30 seconds. Works shoulders, triceps, back, abs

Pantherpanther

Start on all fours, knees hovering 2 inches above ground. Move left hand and right foot about 3 inches forward; repeat with right hand and left foot. Continue, keeping knees off ground, for 30 seconds. Works shoulders, abs, butt, thighs

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Start in a plank. Step right foot to outside of right hand; raise right hand as you open chest to sky, kicking left leg between left hand and right foot (as shown). Reverse to start. Repeat on opposite side. Continue for 30 seconds.  Works shoulders, core

Iguana

From a push-up position, move right hand a few inches forward and bend left elbow out. Bring left knee to left elbow (as shown); do a push-up. Lower left foot and straighten leg as you bring left hand a few inches forward to repeat on opposite side. Continue for 30 seconds.

Do each move for 30 seconds. Rest 90 seconds; repeat the four-minute set

1500 Calorie 30 Day Meal Plan

Meal planning

Day 30

Friday’s Meal

Breakfast
Loaded Vegetable Omelet
1 banana

Snack
1 Luna Bar

Lunch
Black Bean and Cheese Burrito
1 apple

Snack
2 small boxes of raisins

Dinner
Whole Wheat Pasta with Vegetables
Salad with 2 Tbsp olive oil/vinegar dressing

Snack
1 Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich

Reference: Women’s Health

What is your Purpose

Morning Inspiration…. Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values….Ayn Rand 

What is your Purpose in your LIFE?

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