So now the time has come to me to clear the air about my healthy lifestyle eating plan. Before I proceed with my blog I wanted to make some corrections – be transparent regarding how “Paleo” I am.
Back in February of 2015 when I decided to detox, I followed Doctor Katie’s plan which was based on the Paleo Lifestyle. I went along with the program because it was similar to the Fat Flush Plan by Ann Louise Gittleman. I am a huge fan of this plan – absolutely everything about it. As a healthy lifestyle I believe it is perfect. Amazingly enough, Ann Louise developed this plan 15 to 20 years ago and she was ahead of her time in concepts about fat and weight loss. When I was following the detox – if I felt the Fat Flush plan was more strict – I followed that plan…
All in All I am really more of a fan of the Fat Flush – but because it is focused on the word fat I decided to go with Paleo by way of explanation when asked what I was doing, how was I losing weight. To be more accurate – I use whichever plan is more restrictive in food areas blending the two plans and this really works for me.
Many people stay on the 2 week Fat Flush for more than 2 weeks. In re-reading the book I discovered that what follows is “The Lifestyle Eating Plan”. So there you go! I think that hits the spot. What follows in this blog is “my thoughts on living a healthy lifestyle.”
Visionary health expert and bestselling author, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, has always been a trendsetter. Continually breaking new ground in traditional and holistic health, she is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women’s health issues and is known as “The First Lady of Nutrition” among her millions of followers worldwide.
Always ahead of her time, Ann Louise set the pace for new health protocols in the 1990s with four more breakthrough books. She was the first to warn of the environmental hazards of parasites in her classic Guess What Came to Dinner? Parasites and Your Health. In Your Body Knows Best, Ann Louise was the first to discuss the blood type/weight theory and proclaim that one diet may not be right for every body − an idea that is only now becoming mainstream. She was the first to offer natural remedies for menopausal symptoms in Super Nutrition for Menopause and is widely credited as the first to popularize the term “perimenopause” in her New York Times bestseller, Before the Change.
Ann Louise forged new ways of thinking about obesity early on in her career. She was the first to proclaim that obesity was caused by the lack of dietary fats and the wrong kind of carbohydrates in her book Beyond Pritikin, published in 1988. In Beyond Pritikin, she predicted that the fat-free, carb-rich diet was creating weight gain, sugar cravings, fatigue and diabetes.
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S.
New York Times Award Winning Author of 30 books on detox, health and healing
The First Lady of Nutrition
Creator of Fat Flush