Within two days, my intense carb cravings were gone!
Linda L. lost 88 lbs – Classic Fat Flush
“Ten years ago, I lost weight following Ann Louise’s Fat Flush Plan. I even helped moderate her online forum for a while and went on a couple of her Fat Flush cruises! However, over the years, due to the stress of caring for my ailing parents (and the emotional eating that went along with that), the scale started moving in the wrong direction.
At the same time, I developed hypothyroidism. As a nurse, I figured that was an easy fix…just take the thyroid medication prescribed by my doctor. Yet, even though I took the medication religiously, follow-up blood tests showed that my thyroid function was continuing to decline. And, the weight wasn’t budging, no matter how little I ate.
Last spring, I began having attacks of gallbladder pain. I knew that I had the risk factors for needing my gallbladder removed: ‘Fat, Female and over Forty.’ Wanting to avoid surgery, I emailed Ann Louise looking for advice. She responded that she was in the midst of doing new research on the connection between bile, the thyroid and weight loss…and that, because of my medical history, I would be a great person to help her test her research!
Ann Louise suggested a couple of supplements that would be supportive of my thyroid and my gallbladder, but other than that, I was on my own. I was free to follow any diet I liked. Since I knew that Fat Flush works, I fell back on the basics of that plan, with the addition of some ‘new’ healthy fats: macadamia nut oil, pastured butter and avocados. (I had convinced myself years ago that I didn’t like avocados, but after trying them again, I love them!) So, basically, my daily food intake became low in carbs and high in healthy fats, with a moderate amount of protein.
My ‘start date’ was my 62nd birthday. Within two days, my intense carb cravings were gone and the scale was already showing movement! There were no hunger pangs; no feelings of deprivation; no calorie counting; no points to add up. Just a strong focus on healthy fats and real foods. During the first three months, I lost 31 pounds. After six months, I had lost another 22 pounds. And, now, just a couple of weeks away from my 63rd birthday, I am 88 pounds lighter than when I started this journey!
So, if you are ‘of a certain age,’ like me, don’t buy into the pervasive myth that women can’t lose weight after menopause. I’m living proof that’s not true. To be honest, it’s actually been easier then when I tried to lose weight in my younger years! This is where the bile factor really must play a big role! Oh…and my mental clarity has returned! No more…’Where did I put my keys?’ ‘What was I about to say?’ I do truly feel ten years younger than before I started this eating plan!
Of course, by now, I have read Ann Louise’s recent book, Eat Fat, Lose Weight, and I have a better understanding of the bile/thyroid connection. But, it’s not just interesting research to me. I no longer have gallbladder pain, no matter how much (healthy) fat I eat. No gallbladder surgery for me! And, my sluggish thyroid is a thing of the past. I have my energy and good metabolism back. Plus, I take less thyroid medicine than before and the blood tests show my thyroid is working better than it has in years!
These days, I am starting to add other healthy fats into my lifestyle. Coconut oil is the latest! After that, I’ll try another one from the many that Ann Louise discusses in her book. Using Eat Fat, Lose Weight as a guide, I know I can maintain this lifestyle…and keep on improving my health. As a nurse, I know that medication has its place and that surgery cannot always be avoided. But, I also know that the right foods make for great ‘medicine’ too!”
I’ve noticed a lot of great health benefits!
Leigh lost 57 lbs – Classic Fat Flush
“I was introduced to The Fat Flush Plan by my wife, who is a long-term successful Fat Flusher. She started cooking Fat Flush-friendly meals every day, so I reluctantly started following the diet. At that point, I weighed 230 lbs. I continued to eat some additional “off-plan” foods, but still managed to lose weight. I also started exercising and spent tons of hours working in the yard. Over the last 5 years of living the Fat Flush lifestyle, I have lost 57 lbs—I am now down to 173. I lost the last 7 lbs rapidly by adding a Fat Flush Whey Protein smoothie to my daily routine.
I came to this program ‘kicking and screaming,’ but have now learned to embrace it! In addition to the weight loss, I have noticed a lot of other great health benefits—I don’t get winded as quickly, my stamina for physical exertion has increased, and my blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar have improved!”
The weight seemed to melt off!
Ingrid S. lost 88 lbs – Classic Fat Flush
My Fat Flush story has a long history. I was introduced to the Fat Flush Plan many years ago—I believe sometime in my early 30’s. I had gained a few pounds and couldn’t seem to lose it. A doctor recommended that I read the Fat Flush Plan, so I did. I followed the plan, I drank my hot lemon water in the morning, I drank my cranberry-flax drink, and I followed the recipes. I also took the recommended Fat Flush supplements, drank my Fat Flush smoothies in the morning, and I walked for exercise. The weight came off! Honestly, it was easy. At that time, I only needed to lose about 10 lbs.
As the years went by I had two children and became a stay at home mom. It seemed like the weight just slowly crept up. The next thing I knew I was 45 years old and weighed 230 lbs. I would look in the mirror and hardly recognize myself. At this point it had been at least 14 years since my original experience with the Fat Flush Plan. I tried other plans and felt starved and cranky. When I remembered the Fat Flush Plan, I pulled out my book and got to work again. This time I thought surely it would be much more difficult, but it wasn’t. I followed the plan, took the supplements, drank the shakes, and walked. The weight seemed to melt off. I would buy clothes and a few weeks later they would be too big. At this point the Fat Flush Plan is more of a way of life for me. I drink my shake pretty much every morning for breakfast—I even had one on my wedding day! I do it because I just feel better. I also like the fact that the healthy fats keep me feeling full.
I’d estimate that it took about a year and a half or so to lose the full 88 lbs. I really feel like this book and program have given me my life back. I remember struggling to get my socks on because of my big belly. Now, I can shop in any store I like—not just plus size shops. I never want to have to lose that much weight again. I also want to stay healthy so I can be there for my children and husband.
Proud to call myself a member of the Fat Flush family!
Chris P. lost 60 lbs – Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown
“I’m so lucky and proud to call myself a member of the Fat Flush and Uni Key family. Ann Louise Gittleman’s Fat Flush Plan is truly the way best way to change your life for good…for the better.
When I found the Smoothie Shakedown in December 2009 I was 60 pounds overweight. I’d been introduced to the FFP by a friend many years earlier and had success on plan but was unwilling to follow it earnestly and had not kept the weight off. After that, I tried many other “fad” diets but none of them stuck, and they were impossible to follow long term. As my 30th birthday approached I knew it was time to really do something about my health, not just my weight, but my health.
I ordered the Smoothie Shakedown with great anticipation and started it January 1st, 2010. By January 14th I knew my life was changing! When I weighed in and measured, I found that in the first 14 days I lost 17 lbs and 17 inches! The change was amazing! The way I felt and the way I looked already was a huge transformation. After the Shakedown I transitioned straight into phase 2 of the Fat Flush Plan and the weight just continued to come off, and I continued to feel better. My need to take ibuprofen daily for my back pain ceased. My nearly daily headaches ended as the FFP helped me find my allergy to certain veggies. My cellulite began to vanish thanks to the cran-water and the rebounding. The wonderful supplements and Body Protein from Uni Key made following the plan easy; I didn’t have to spend time finding the perfect supplements and dosage, they were done for me by Uni Key and the quality was obvious.
After another 5 months on Phase 2 of the FFP I was reaching my goal weight but seemed to have trouble with the last 10 pounds. It’s at that point that I tried the Y-C Cleanse from Uni Key as after much reading I believed that I had yeast issues. The Y-C Cleanse was the missing link for me. Upon starting the cleanse, weight honestly melted off and I lost another 7 pounds and 4 inches off my belly the first week of the cleanse alone. It helped me think clearer and flattened my belly. I reached my goal shortly after that and easily have been able to stay at goal weight on Phase 3 of the Fat Flush Plan which is really and truly geared to be able to be a maintainable lifestyle, not an unenjoyable restrictive diet like others out there. I like to do a SS and a Y-C Cleanse every season as I enjoy the detox and the Y-C Cleanse is the most wonderful supplement to keep my yeast issues in “check”.
Since I’ve lost 60+ pounds, my life has changed so much for the better. It’s amazing when you find out how good and easy it is to quit counting calories, learn to eat the correct foods and finally pay attention to what your body is telling you. This is exactly what the Fat Flush has done for me. Everyone I know has been awed by this transformation and many have done the Smoothie Shakedown with similar successes. I thank you from the bottom of my heart to Ann Louise and Uni Key, I wouldn’t be where I am without you!”
Chris P., Sanford, North Carolina
It’s wonderful to use a complete program that works!
Aretha lost 78 lbs – Smoothie Shakedown
Feeling tired and sluggish, and constantly fighting the “fall asleep blues” at work, I decided it was time for major change in my life. Weighing in at 287 pounds, the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life, I started with the Smoothie Shakedown. I had more than 50 pounds to lose. I approached it head on and followed the extended Shakedown program for 4 weeks and lost 38 pounds! Feeling better at this point, I moved on to the Fat Flush program and to this day I have lost an additional 40 pounds…and counting!
It is wonderful to use a complete program that works, leaves you energetic, and focuses on the cleansing of major organs that are tired and often overlooked by other programs. I love that there is no caffeine or ephedra. I love that my skin is moist and dewy, I can sleep through the night, and I have energy to complete my workouts!
I also love that I can totally turn to and trust a program that has been carefully researched and studied to truly help you not only lose weight, but cleanse the body and truly teach you how to Fat Flush for Life.
I am 43 years old and I work with 3-4 year olds and my energy levels have escalated through the roof! I am currently at 209 pounds and still using the Fat Flush to reach my goal of 140 pounds. I know I will be a continued success with the products and support of UNI KEY Health and Fat Flush Plan!