Have you vowed to achieve your weight loss goals before the holiday food frenzy begins? A new diet designed by Dr. Mark Hyman, which can help you lose as much as five pounds in just three days, was featured recently on Dr. Mehmet Oz's talk show. From what to eat to what to avoid, get the skinny on the Fat Flush weight loss plan below, including the Fat Flush broth and rapid weight loss smoothie recipes.
Known as the physician who helped former President Bill Clinton lose weight after his heart attack, Dr. Hyman said he created the recipe for that broth to boosts your metabolism and cuts cravings. It's specially formulated to flush out toxins that cause fat, and you can sip up to four cups daily (recipe below).
In the morning, get a dose of stay-full omega-3 fatty acids with two to three handfuls of nuts or pumpkin seeds. Alternatively, sip a Fatty Acid Breakfast Shake to start your day with the proper fatty acids (recipe below).
Your fat-flushing lunch and dinner should include protein and fiber. At each meal, choose either 3 ounces of fish, 4 ounces of lean white chicken or 4 ounces of tofu for your protein source. For fiber, eat 1 cup of brown rice, 1 cup of fresh or frozen berries and an unlimited amount of steamed or sauteed vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus, carrots and Brussels sprouts.
During your three-day fat flush, snack on raw vegetables with hummus dip or one-fourth cup of raw almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts or pumpkin seeds.
Once you've completed the weight loss plan, you can either continue or gradually add foods that you cut from your regular meals. However, emphasize food quality over quantity, says Dr. Hyman.
Recipe for Fat Flush Broth
Sip to flush away fat and curb cravings!
1 large onion, diced 2 medium carrots, diced 1 cup roughly chopped white radish root 1 cup diced winter squash 2 cups roughly chopped kale 1 cup diced turnips 2 stalks of celery, diced 1/2 cup chopped dried seaweed 1/2 cup shredded cabbage 1 small piece of fresh ginger 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup shiitake mushrooms
Add all the ingredients at once and place on a low boil for approximately 60 minutes.
Simply continue to boil and taste. Cool, strain and store in a large, tightly sealed glass container in the fridge.
Heat gently and drink three to four cups a day.
Fatty Acid Breakfast Shake Recipe
Start your day with this breakfast smoothie!
2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1/2 cup raw almonds or pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup almond butter
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
For those seeking the best approach to weight loss, high protein low carb diets have become popular, noted WebMD. But is protein really the ultimate answer to weight loss?
"In my years of studying trends, there's always the next thing in food and beverage consumption," commented Darren Seifer, a food and beverage industry analyst with The NDP Group. "And it looks like the thing to do now is eat protein. There are a lot of perceived health benefits to consuming more protein."
But as the Inquisitr reported, although low-carb diets and Paleo diets have become popular, others point to vegan diets as the way to go for successful weight loss. Among them are Jennifer Lopez and Rev. Al Sharpton, who lost more than 175 pounds on a plant-based diet.
[Image Via Dr. Oz Show]