The one thing that almost every diet / get healthy plan in the world can agree on is to DRINK MORE WATER!!
And I just don’t ever do it. It’s boring and I’d rather have a latte / margarita / glass of wine / nice microbrew… BUT that’s not going to move me towards my goal of getting healthy is it?
So back to plan A.. The schwanky (is that a world?) hotels and health clubs always have beautiful glass pitchers filled with cucumber or lemon water and it always tastes so wonderful… I just can’t get enough.
I saw a beautiful glass pitcher filled with a variety of fruits and people were calling it…
FAT FLUSH WATER
So what the heck… if I’m going to try to drink more water, it might as well flush some fat AND have it look really pretty in my refrigerator… right?
The official recipe that’s on the Dr. Oz website is actually part of…
Kim Lyons’ Ultimate 10 Day Plan to Trim Fat
She advises those who are struggling with their weight and can’t seem to get started on a diet plan to let go of the fear of failure and throw away excuses. Focus instead on small daily changes. Kim Lyons’ 10-day plan consists of 4 easy steps that anyone can follow. Dr. Oz
Fat Flush Water
Ingredients, per 1 pitcher
- 1 slice grapefruit
- 1 tangerine
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- 2 peppermint leaves
Step one of her 10 day plan is the water.. make a pitcher and drink an 8 ounce glass of it before your meals for 10 days
The ingredients in the fat flush do a variety of things to help you according to Kim
Grapefruit is loaded with vitamin C to help metabolize fat
Tangerine increases sensitivity to insulin, stabilizes blood sugar and stimulates genes to burn fat
Cucumber helps you feel full and acts as a natural diuretic (less bloating and water retention)
Peppermint adds a nice flavor and is know for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and aids digestion
You can make a bit pitcher of Fat Flush Water every morning…. the fruit will last for a few days so what I did yesterday was just to replace the water I’d drunk during the day. This morning it was even more flavorful.
I’ve seen warnings about people who take medication for Blood Pressure and/or Cholesterol should avoid grapefruit. I have no idea, so you should ask your doctor or check the indications on your prescription.
I really like sunflowers and this big sun tea gallon jug always makes me happy AND it’s easy for a clumsy gourmet to push that spigot to fill up my glass all day.
Lets give it a try for 10 days shall we?
If you have tried this or have your own variation, let us know in the comments below.