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The Fat Flush Fitness Plan Hardcover – 1 Dec 2003

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary (1 Dec. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071423125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071423120
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,185,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Fat Flush Fitness Plan, written by a powerhouse team, offers Joanie Greggains' detailed exercise programme, designed to complement Ann Louise Gittleman's The Fat Flush Plan. Gittleman is a high-profile nutritionist, frequently featured in the media. Veteran fitness expert Greggains, author of Fit Happens, hosted television's long-running "Morning Stretch" and leads 15 workout videos. Greggains puts emphasis on low-impact aerobics, weight training, stretching, more sleep and calmer living. The eating programme (you'll need Gittleman's other books for the details) hinges on Gittleman's premise that "cleansing the liver and the lymphatic system is absolutely crucial for physical health, weight loss and an overall sense of well-being."

This isn't a quick-fix programme, but a long-term, lifestyle change including yoga, walking or rebounding, strength training with a weighted ball, stretching, lymphatic massage and aromatherapy baths. Start with Phase 1: "Detox, Start Moving--and Relax"; add strength training in Phase 2: "Build Lean Muscle Mass"; increase cardio and change the strength routine in Phase 3: "Lymph-Fit/Compound Strength and Stretching Plan". All phases present a step-by-step, clearly illustrated exercise programme. The book is nicely designed, with clear photographs, boxed tips, write-in questionnaires, pledges and a sample journal. --Joan Price, Amazon.com

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Building on the highly successful weight-loss program presented in her bestseller The Fat Flush Plan, nutrition expert Ann Louise Gittleman tackles a startling truth about health and fitness: while most Americans don't exercise enough, many over-exercise a practice that can actually sabotage weight loss efforts, sap energy, and cause injury, especially when combined with insufficient sleep, excessive stress, and poor eating habits. But there is a proven effective, and healthy alternative to the world of unbalanced diet and exercise plans and The Fat Flush Fitness Plan now makes it available to you.

Created with top fitness expert Joanie Greggains, The Fat Flush Fitness Plan is designed to work with your body not against it. This approach integrates the detoxifying principles for lifelong wellness established in The Fat Flush Plan, with a regimen that stimulates the lymphatic system, cleanses the liver, and builds lean muscle, all of which are crucial for good health and losing weight. While this program has been structured to correspond to the Fat Flush eating plan, you will derive extraordinary benefits, whatever dietary system you are following.

Divided into three phases that incorporate the best of yoga, stretching, strength training, cardiovascular activities as well as nurturing, rejuvenating self-care practices such as massage and aromatherapy, these benefits include:

-Weight loss
-Loss of unwanted tummy fat
-Loss of inches at your hips, waist, and thighs
-A higher rear and firmer buttocks
-Significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite
-Relief from water retention and "belly bloat"
-An almost instant boost in your energy reserves

Also included are ways to get you motivated, exercises to help you get in touch with your body, tips for keeping a journal to track your results, plus answers to your most frequently asked questions, cautions about when to take it easy, and inspiring personal success stories. Once you act on this program that honors and respects your boundaries and needs, you'll be amazed by how the fat melts away and by how rested, energized, and renewed you feel.

From the top nutritionist who's helped countless Americans flush away their fat a complementary fitness program that will change the way you look and feel for a lifetime

Expanding on the fitness basics outlined in her breakthrough bestselling weight-loss book, The Fat Flush Plan, leading nutrition expert Ann Louise Gittleman has now teamed up with one of the country's top fitness experts to create an exercise program that cleanses and repairs rather than punishes and targets the hidden reasons many women have trouble losing weight. Here is regimen that supports healthy eating, respect for your body, a holistic approach to lifelong health and a balanced lifestyle and produces remarkable immediate and long-term results that include:

-Dramatic improvement in skin tone
-Almost-instant increase in energy
-Loss of unwanted tummy fat
-Significantly reduced appearance of cellulite
-Tightening of flesh and skin along upper arms and buttocks
-Improved sleep
-Breaking the weight loss plateau
-Boosting the lymphatic and immune systems

...and more, including ways to keep you on track and inspired, special recommendations for handling conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and diabetes, as well as advice for taking the workout on the road, and a modified plan for new mothers. Whether used as a companion to The Fat Flush Plan or in conjunction with another eating plan, this proven effective, user-friendly regime will help you lose weight and gain benefits to your overall health and spirit beyond your wildest dreams.

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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful
If you HATE to exercise, this book's for YOU! 5 Jan. 2004
By C. Sorenson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Ya hafta love a book (Fat Flush Fitness Plan) that advises you to take a long, scented, therapeutic bath three times a week as an aid to appetite suppression! (I'm sooooooooo there!)(page 165)
And dry skin brushing! I mean, who knew?! Since starting this regimen, my skin is soft as silk AND I have the added smug knowledge that this routine aids the lymphatic system in flushing fat!
Add to these activities some yoga, stretching, rebounding, and cardio workout and you have a varied, supportive exercise regimen that seems more like fun than a chore. (Let's face it, there's no such thing as a too tight [rear]!)
Bottom line: this is a smart book. You NEED this book! You WANT this book! You DESERVE this book!<BR...
50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Not only the best fitness book but gives you so much more! 4 Jan. 2004
By "reikihand" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was well written and easy to read. Finally a fitness plan that works in harmony with your body and your total overall health. I like that the book not only goes in detail (including pictures ) about the fitness plan but also includes important information about cleansing our lymphatic system, reducing stress, eating well and giving us the knowledge and tools to create a healthy body from within as well as being fit on the outside. It complements my other book the fat flush plan,lost 45 lbs. Thanks for turning my size 14 body to size 5!
40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Finally an exercise book that makes sense! 4 Jan. 2004
By MADbookshelf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As a fan and successful follower of the Fat Flush Plan, I've been awaiting this new fitness book, with trepidation. Exercise doesn't come easy for me but this plan is sensible, measured, balanced and totally do-able.
What I really appreciate are the detailed explanations of why certain types of exercise work best with the plan. There are also good descriptions of the exercises, with illustrations. I won't go into detail about what's in the book, as the descriptions above cover that.
I look forward to adding this to my eating plan to continue with my weight loss and unbelievable health improvements.
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Gittleman's Greatness, Then The Title 29 Jun. 2005
By Pen Pal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As usual, this book is very informative, so I give her three stars in that respect. Her books in general paint a splendid natural way to eat for health-conscious people that harkens to a time when organic food was the norm. Sometimes I slap myself when I realize what brave new world we exist in now when eating organic food is a luxury. Who knew that one day we would have to pay ridiculous prices to avoid eating hormone-pumped chickens allowed to sit and fatten in cages under artificial light while being fed animal byproducts to boot? "Organic" food now costs two to three times more than conventional food.

I have nothing but appreciation for nutritionists now. When I was young and couldn't comprehend death, I've been known to shew away nutritionists with one hand and with a candy bar in the other. Now they're my mystic advisers who are themselves advised by science; this regimen is a reliable and sound one. I have been on this plan for one week. I have already lost six pounds.

Most importantly, I have gained mental clarity and stability. I have recently been severely depressed and was prescribed antidepressants. This regimen was my last hope that I can reverse the problem myself. I believe, as a result of this diet (flaxseed oil in particular), my moods are not so strong and intrusive. I still feel frustration, but it's no longer overpowering and I can usually persist through my problems. I also feel energized. So that desire to oversleep is almost completely eliminated. And there is still more to come as I walk toward that horizon of more possibilities -- exercise!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great companion to the Fat Flush Diet Plan 13 July 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you're looking for an exercise regime to complement the Fat Flush Diet Plan, then this is the book for you. Besides recommended exercises for the three phases of the Fat Flush Diet, Ann Gittleman and Joanie Greggains go into other information that is just as important as exercising for the diet to succeed. These are: dry brushing for the lymph system; proper sleep; using essential oils for your bath. They also discuss cellulite, and how best to diminish it. I found the book very useful and informative. I love using my rebounder! I recommend this book very highly.
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