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The Fruit Flush diet is a commercial diet plan that includes a three day detox. Fruit Flush claims that participants will lose up to nine pounds in three days and break their addictions to food. Specifics of the diet plan are available through purchasing and downloading the book, Fruit Flush, by Jay Robb. General Fruit Flush dietary recommendations include eating any fresh fruits except for frozen, dried or canned fruits. Dieters can also have any vegetables they want for their evening salad except for starchy vegetables, such as potatoes. Fruit Flush also suggests buying fresh organic fruits and vegetables, because of a higher enzyme and mineral content than non-organic vegetables, according to Fruit Flush. Fruit Flush also advises drinking of pure bottled or filtered water - 12 glasses or more per day - and avoiding all other beverages, including coffee and tea. Fruit flush also recommends the use of protein powders that do not contain artificial ingredients, such as the protein products sold on the Jay Robb website. The Fruit Flush diet advocates avoiding exercising during the three day detox, because allegedly, those that exercise during the 3 days lose less weight. The diet does however state that light walking for 20 minutes may be okay.
When considering purchasing the Fruit Flush book and using this diet plan, it is important to remember that rapid weight loss is not recommended and that the most effective and safe weight loss diet plans include enough calories to allow dieters to lose about one to two pounds per week. Rapid weight loss is often initially the loss of water, not fat. Diets that severely restrict calories and/or carbohydrates can also lead to rebound weight gain. This is due to the fact that severe calorie restriction results in the body going into "starvation" mode, which leads to a lower metabolism, the body's way to try to prevent complete starvation. This often leads to gaining even more weight than was lost after the diet plan has been discontinued. This encourages "yo-yo" dieting patterns that are unhealthy and do not result in effective long-term weight control. Severe calorie and nutrient restriction can also lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low blood pressure, dizziness, and weakness. They can also result in ketoacidosis, a condition in which severe restriction of calories or carbohydrates leads to dangerously high levels of acids called ketones build up in the blood and can poison the body in some people. In addition, there is no proof that any particular diet plan is any better at detoxifying than the body's own organs.
On the other hand, fruit is a healthy food choice, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and can be an important part of a well-balanced weight loss program. Fruit is full of fiber which helps dieters to feel full, thereby decreasing appetite. Because of its natural sweetness, fruit may be able to satisfy a "sweet tooth", but makes a much better choice for dessert than then sweets that are loaded with sugar and saturated fats, such as pies and cakes. In fact, healthy well-balanced, and effective weight loss plans include fruit as well as encourage the consumption of a wide variety of fresh foods from all the foods groups that are low in saturated fats and trans fats and added sugars. These also include vegetables, lean sources of protein, low fat-dairy products, whole grain carbohydrates, and healthy fats, such as olive oil. Good diet plans also advocate for an overall healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and provides support services to help people stay on track. Any diet may have the potential to be harmful to some people, so consultation with a health care provider before starting any diet plan and exercise program is recommended.
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